10 Absurdly Wasteful Items Tucked Into Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Tax-and-Spend Monstrosity

 

 

Good morning from Washington, where Supreme Court justices are set to hear a pivotal abortion case later this year. Melanie Israel looks at how much progress medicine has made since Roe v. Wade was decided. What’s actually in the massive Democrat spending bill, which is about twice as many pages long as a King James Bible? David Ditch dives in. On the podcast, Virginia Allen talks to a man who lost his job over staying true to his beliefs. Kelvin Cochran shares why he doesn’t regret taking a stand. Plus: Anthony Kim and Patrick Tyrrell on what led to empty shelves, and Mary Margaret Olohan on an invasive survey a school district is asking students to answer.

COMMENTARY
10 Absurdly Wasteful Items Tucked Into Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Tax-and-Spend Monstrosity
By David Ditch
The bill includes welfare for journalists, $26.5 billion for left-wing transportation programs, and $13.3 billion in additional funding for federal bureaucrats.
NEWS
‘Are You Transgender?’: Virginia School Survey Asks Students About Gender, Sex, Intimate Family Details
By Mary Margaret Olohan
A Fairfax Public Schools survey asks children as young as 13 years old to answer questions about their sex lives, drug and alcohol consumption, and intimate details about their family life.
COMMENTARY
24/7 Operations Might Not Be Enough to Solve Supply Chain Collapse
By Patrick Tyrrell
California had some of the most stringent COVID-19 limitations of any state in 2020 when the horrendous good transportation backlog began.
COMMENTARY
Overturn Roe? It’s Not 1973 Anymore. Justices Should Let States Follow Science.
By Melanie Israel
In 1973, viability was considered to be approximately 28 weeks’ gestation. Today, 24 weeks is widely accepted, and babies are surviving even earlier—some as early as 21 weeks.
COMMENTARY
US Isn’t Alone in Support of Taiwan
By Walter Lohman
The Chinese are ratcheting up pressure on Taiwan to a degree unseen in at least 25—and perhaps 60—years.
ANALYSIS
Fired for Biblical Marriage Views, Former Fire Chief Explains How Faith Carried Him Through Persecution
By Virginia Allen
“If you face persecution for standing for [Jesus], he says, ‘I’ll restore whatever you lose a hundredfold.’ My testimony … [is] that Jesus was not speaking in hyperbole,” says Kelvin Cochran.
COMMENTARY
ICYMI: Leftists Celebrating Conservatives Who Die of COVID-19 Is a New Low Even for the Left
By Douglas Blair
“Nominees have made public declaration of their anti-mask, anti-vax, or COVID-hoax views, followed by admission to hospital for COVID,” reads the Reddit community description.