A Medical Doctor Explains What We Know About New Coronavirus Strains

The medical community is reporting two new strains of the virus that causes COVID-19. The first variant of the novel coronavirus was discovered in the United Kingdom in the fall, and the second in South Africa not long after. Dr. Kevin Pham, a medical doctor and a visiting policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, joins the … Continue reading A Medical Doctor Explains What We Know About New Coronavirus Strains

The Blanket Ban on Felons Possessing Firearms Is Unconstitutional

In 2005, Raymond Holloway, Jr. pled guilty to driving under the influence, a misdemeanor under Pennsylvania law. Because Holloway had an earlier misdemeanor DUI, the 2005 offense was punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment. U.S. law prohibits anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime punishable by more than two years’ imprisonment from possessing any firearm or ammunition. Since his 2005 … Continue reading The Blanket Ban on Felons Possessing Firearms Is Unconstitutional

Federal Prosecutor Vows ‘Maximum Charges’ for Capitol Rioters

Prosecutors so far have brought federal criminal charges, including unlawful entry and assault, against 55 people for participating in the riot Wednesday at the Capitol.  Michael Sherwin, acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said “everything is on the table” several times Thursday during a conference call with reporters.  Future charges could include conspiracy, … Continue reading Federal Prosecutor Vows ‘Maximum Charges’ for Capitol Rioters

California Has the Strictest Lockdown in the US—and the Most Active COVID Cases (by Far)

A COVID-19 vaccine may have arrived, but government lockdowns are far from over. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson reinstated a strict lockdown in the United Kingdom, citing a surge in infections and hospitalizations fueled by what officials say is a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus. "It is clear that we need to do … Continue reading California Has the Strictest Lockdown in the US—and the Most Active COVID Cases (by Far)

Reporter Who Followed the Mob Into the Capitol Shares What He Saw

Julio Rosas, a senior writer for Townhall, was at the Capitol on Wednesday when violence broke out as supporters of President Donald Trump forced their way into the building.  Rosas, who has spent the past several months reporting on riots across America, followed the mob inside the Capitol to capture the situation on video. He … Continue reading Reporter Who Followed the Mob Into the Capitol Shares What He Saw

Kim Jong Un Lays Out Stark Nuclear Choice for the Biden Administration

Kim Jong Un outlined an ambitious nuclear wishlist at the Eighth Party Congress. North Korea’s supreme leader was clear that the country’s nuclear arsenal would be improved to deter the United States, which he regards as North Korea’s “biggest, main enemy.” Kim’s announcement underscores that time is not on Washington’s side. The longer the United … Continue reading Kim Jong Un Lays Out Stark Nuclear Choice for the Biden Administration

Why the Real Villain of 2020 Was Big Government

The disaster that was 2020 is finally over. Now it’s time for the inevitable post-mortems. First and foremost, the COVID-19 pandemic posed enormous challenges to American institutions, and continues to do so. Frankly, we were not prepared. We need to diagnose what went wrong, so that we are never caught unaware like this again. Fortunately, … Continue reading Why the Real Villain of 2020 Was Big Government

QAnon and the storm of the U.S. Capitol: The offline effect of online conspiracy theories

Marc-André Argentino, Concordia University What is the cost of propaganda, misinformation and conspiracy theories? Democracy and public safety, to name just two things. The United States has received a stark lesson on how online propaganda and misinformation have an offline impact. For months, Donald Trump has falsely claimed the November presidential election was rigged and … Continue reading QAnon and the storm of the U.S. Capitol: The offline effect of online conspiracy theories

6 Key Points on Efforts to Oust Trump in Final Days

After the riot at the Capitol, congressional Democrats increasingly are calling for the removal of President Donald Trump before his term expires Jan. 20, either through a second impeachment or by invoking the 25th Amendment.  Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., an assistant House speaker, said  lawmakers could vote on impeachment within a week.  After vowing never to concede the 2020 presidential … Continue reading 6 Key Points on Efforts to Oust Trump in Final Days

US Capitol Attack a Reminder of the Perils of Using Violence in the Name of Fighting Injustice

Ashli Elizabeth Babbitt served in four tours of duty during her 14-year US Air Force enlistment. A high-level security official, she survived some of the deadliest war zones in the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Her life came to an abrupt end on Wednesday, not in a foreign country but in the US Capitol, where … Continue reading US Capitol Attack a Reminder of the Perils of Using Violence in the Name of Fighting Injustice