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The pandemic made the poor of Latin America poorer and set back a fledgling middle class throughout the region, threatening a generation. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A free ride and free benefits hurts any group.
The Post's editorial board tackles the latest in media and politics, including issues with Andrew Cuomo and the partisan lines drawn from the Jan. 6 probe led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Two jokers and idiots.
The Food and Drug Administration notified Amazon over the sale of sexual enhancement and weight-loss products that had potentially harmful drug ingredients, in a letter addressed to the company's new boss Andy Jassy. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The FDA follows the facts.
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“Imagine Whirled Peace,” a John Lennon tribute flavor, is as close as Ben & Jerry’s get to promoting actual world peace — and the founders’ claim that halting business in the West Bank puts the company on the “right side of history” is beyond bunk. Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield wrote a New York Times... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Ben and Jerry's should be boycotted by all.
A judge in Arkansas ruled against Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s decision to halt pandemic unemployment benefits, ordering the state to resume them despite business owners struggling to hire. New York Post
VOA VIEW: One liberal judge should not be able to stop the action of a governor elected by many.
The U.S. seems to be in the middle of a pervasive psychological decline. New York Times
VOA VIEW: These are sad times for a great nation.
The geography of this wave is nakedly political. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberals have gone mad.
Four-time Olympic rower Megan Kalmoe tweeted her frustration about Russian competitors who won silver in Tokyo.
President Biden threw his weight Thursday behind a push to add a major amnesty for illegal immigrants into Democrats’ budget proposal, delivering presidential heft to the effort. “I think we should include in the reconciliation bill the immigration proposal,” the president told reporters after meeting with Senate Democrats on immigration. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden has gone liberal mad.
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Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer is rushing to ram a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure package through the Senate before lawmakers depart for August recess, speeding up the process after Republicans helped break down the filibuster barrier. Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, said lawmakers should be prepared to remain in ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The package should be stopped.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday signed onto an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could overturn the court’s landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. He joined Republican governors from 11 other states in supporting a Mississippi law that would ... Washington Times
Senate Republicans have introduced legislation requiring social media companies to publicly disclose requests or recommendations made by governments concerning the content users post on their platforms. Facebook, Twitter and similar companies would be obligated under the PRESERVE Online Speech Act proposed Wednesday to regularly share information about such contacts or ... Washington Times
A Colorado web designer is taking her challenge of the state's anti-discrimination law to the U.S. Supreme Court, now that a federal appellate court has rejected her lawsuit claiming religious liberty in denying service to same-sex wedding couples. Lorie Smith, owner of the web design firm 303creative, says the recent ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: To each his/her own.
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Violence unfolded Thursday in Pennsylvania when a man called police to say he killed his parents and wanted to surrender but instead started a gunfight, police said. ABC
VOA VIEW: The lawlessness is growing.
The warning for Alaska covered nearly a 1,000-mile stretch. ABC
Congress swiftly passed the $2.1B emergency security supplemental bill Thursday with a rare unanimous vote in the Senate and only 11 House members voting against it. ABC
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President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to extend the federal moratorium protecting renters in the United States from eviction, set to expire in just two days. ABC
VOA VIEW: The eviction ban is unconstitutional - a contract must be honored.
A new survey found that 85% of flight attendants have dealt with an unruly passenger in 2021. ABC
The Biden administration’s federal workforce vaccine mandate could inspire more companies to follow along, but also trigger an avalanche of lawsuits. ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate is on track to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion budget resolution before leaving for the August recess. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems will want too much.
President Biden is set to announce that federal workers across the country must either get vaccinated or undergo regular testing. The announcement comes as private companies are beginning to implement their own vaccine requirements for employees coming back to work. Nancy Cordes reports. CBS
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The largest children's hospital in Louisiana is seeing the COVID-19 rate among pediatric patients jump in the last week. “CBS This Morning” lead national correspondent David Begnaud spoke with the physician-in-chief at the hospital who says the Delta variant is making children more ill and they now require higher levels of care. CBS
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with seven governors on Friday to talk about how states are responding to a devastating Western wildfire season -- and how the federal government can assist. CNN
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
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President Joe Biden on Thursday is set to announce a number of new steps his administration will take to try to get more Americans vaccinated and slow the spread of coronavirus, including requiring that all federal employees must attest to being vaccinated against Covid-19 or face strict protocols. CNN
VOA VIEW: All schools must be opened.
Border Patrol agents arrested an MS-13 gang member Tuesday while apprehending a group of 15 illegal immigrants at a ranch in southern Texas. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The question is how many slipped by?
Border Patrol is "overwhelmed," and the immigration crisis is going to get "much, much worse" at the southern border, Gov. Kristi Noem told Fox News in an exclusive video. FOX News
VOA VIEW: All the doing and fault of Biden.
U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) said "there is no reason" the House of Representatives' new mask mandate for staff and visitors "should ever come to" an arrest. FOX News
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced all residents over the age of two will be required to wear face masks indoors in D.C. regardless of vaccination status. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A push too far.
Rates of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have been surging throughout the United States, particularly in states that have fully vaccinated less than 50% of their residents. UPI
VOA VIEW: Makes sense - more carelessness.
Israel will give people age 60 and over a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster as the Delta variant spreads. UPI
Disney Parks announced Thursday that it will go back to requiring all guests to wear face masks indoors due to an increase of COVID-19 cases nationwide fueled by the more contagious Delta variant. UPI
About 400,000 workers in the United States have filed new unemployment claims, the Labor Department said Thursday in its weekly report. UPI
The U.S. economy expanded by nearly 7% between April and July, official government figures showed on Thursday -- surpassing its size before the COVID-19 pandemic began. UPI
VOA VIEW: A Dem deception = the reasons are skewed.
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Dems and the leftwing media are dividing the nation with deception. America may have its first mixed-race vice president, its first African American secretary of defense and its first Latino and immigrant as secretary of homeland security, but the country has never been so racist. That, at least, is one of the disturbing conclusions being drawn from a new Gallup poll, which found that the share of Americans reporting that race relations are bad or “somewhat” bad has reached 57 percent — the highest it’s been in two decades. But are its findings really evidence of widespread racism in the US? Hardly. In fact, you need only look at the behavior of Americans — at the number of interracial marriages or police shootings of minorities, for example — to see that racism has almost never been so absent.
Take interracial marriages. In 1958, 94 percent of whites opposed it — yet just 10 percent do today. Similarly, the long-running General Social Survey found that in the 1970s, nearly 60 percent of white Americans agreed with the statement that blacks shouldn’t “push themselves where they’re not wanted.” In 2002, that figure fell to 20 percent — and the question was discontinued. It’s much the same story with police shootings of African Americans. Despite the charged rhetoric of the past year, which culminated in calls for entire police forces to be disbanded, such shootings are 60 to 80 percent lower than they were in the 1960s. So why is there such a misunderstanding between the American public and the reality of US race relations? The answer, I suspect, reflects a media-driven moral panic — one that is rooted in the racialization of identity-obsessed progressive politics.