Watch Washington: Democrats’ “Moral Oblivion”
“After Judge Alito’s draft opinion quashing Roe v. Wade leaked, Sen. Chuck Schumer “decided to tap into his party’s dark identity,” rants Matt Purple of Spectator World. The Democratic leader introduced a bill that “would not just codify Roe” but “would go much further, allowing abortions at any time from pregnancy through birth.” Two moderate Republicans introduced legislation to simply make the Roe Act, but Democrats “screamed the bill was too weak.” It’s telling: “Roe isn’t enough for them now”; “they have passed into moral oblivion.” And “all Senate Democrats except Joe Manchin voted yes.”
From right: Feds Callous on Formula Crisis
“An alarming shortage of infant formula is panicking families,” observes Kaylee McGhee White of the Washington Examiner. The crisis began more than a year ago “and was severely exacerbated by a recall in February of powdered formulas”. Yet the White House offered “few, if any, solutions.” Lawmakers have started pressuring the Food and Drug Administration to increase production, but it’s “not enough.” “The callousness with which the federal government is handling this issue is shocking.” For “many families, it’s a matter of life or death.”
Energy Beat: Summer BBQs or Blackouts?
“Rising gasoline and electricity prices may turn out to be only part of Americans’ energy problems this summer,” postulates Steven Malanga of the City Journal. A “multitude of electricity providers” warns that millions of people “could endure power outages due to the growing inability of America’s ever-changing energy infrastructure to meet electricity needs.” Blame rising prices, “shortages due to the closure of some coal and nuclear power plants, and the unreliability of renewables like wind and solar” for filling the resulting energy gap. While America “sits on nearly 275 billion barrels of untapped oil,” millions of people “could endure a summer of blackouts due to avoidable policy failures.”
Iconoclast: why I’m suing Twitter
“Are social media companies colluding with the feds to suppress speech?” wonders Alex Berenson at the Wall Street Journal. Thanks to his lawsuit against Twitter for breach of contract, which a judge has just authorized, we may soon find out. “A senior Twitter executive told me multiple times in 2020 and 2021 that the company didn’t believe I was breaking its rules. But in July 2021, federal officials, including Anthony Fauci, were openly angry with me. and others who had raised questions about the effectiveness and side effects of the COVID vaccine.That month, “President Biden said that Facebook and other companies were ‘killing people’ by allowing dissenting opinions about mRNA vaccines. A few hours later, Twitter blocked my account for the first time. The following month, “the company permanently banned me for a tweet about COVID mRNA vaccines that began: ‘This n ‘not stopping infection. Or transmission. Today, no one disputes the veracity of this statement. The discovery of the case could “bring to light the hitherto hidden links between Twitter, federal agencies and the White House as they tried to trump dissent” and “shape public opinion”.
Libertarian: Joe’s poorly timed slap in Charters
After huge learning losses due to school closures, even worse for “disadvantaged communities”, “government-run schools, especially in large cities, are facing a steep drop in enrollment and an impending financial ‘Armageddon,’ warns Reason’s Matt Welch. Yet “in the midst of this education supply crisis, the Biden administration has made it an urgent priority to make education supply even more difficult.” His proposed new rules for charters seeking start-up funds from a $440 million federal fund reflect “the wish list of charter-hating teachers’ unions” by making it much more difficult to qualify, as pro-charter Democrats such as Gov. Jared Polis (Colo.) and Sens. Dianne Feinstein (California), Cory Booker (NJ) and Michael Bennett (Colo.) all warn. This means “fewer new charter schools” even as “K-12 education experiences its most significant crisis in at least a generation.” This is more proof of the “priorities of the Democrats and the teachers’ unions”: “They put the students last.
– Compiled by the Editorial Board of The Post