8 Ridiculous ‘Green New Deal’ Programs in Democrats’ Bloated Spending Bill

October 26 2021
Good morning from Washington, where David Ditch spotlights eight misguided Green New Deal proposals in the left’s huge spending bill. Parents blow the whistle on a school system they say is more focused on woke policies than the bullies who beat up their son, Mary Margaret Olohan reports. On the podcast, Virginia Allen looks into America’s new obsession with race. Plus: a school board group backs away from demonizing parents; Sean Spicer on a Biden Cabinet member’s assault on life; and your letters on hot topics. Twenty years ago today, President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act to fight terrorism in response to the 9/11 attacks.

COMMENTARY
8 Ridiculous ‘Green New Deal’ Programs in Democrats’ Bloated Spending Bill
By David Ditch
Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill would spend hundreds of billions on a massive scheme that would affect global temperatures only by about 0.04 degrees Celsius in 2100.
NEWS
Woke School District Accused of Mishandling Vicious Bullying, Beating of 15-Year-Old
By Mary Margaret Olohan
A Massachusetts school district focused on racial tensions and eliminating “biased” words from students’ speech is dropping the ball on bullying.
ANALYSIS
National School Boards Association Issues ‘Weak’ Apology for Letter Likening Parents’ Actions to ‘Domestic Terrorism’
By Virginia Allen
“School boards have so much to say over every aspect of the school day,” says Heritage Foundation scholar Lindsey Burke. “So … it’s inspiring to see families really taking charge.”
COMMENTARY
Biden Pick Becerra’s Indecent, Indefensible Legal Assault on Nuns, Human Life
By Sean Spicer
In 2017, after the Little Sisters had prevailed once in the Supreme Court, Xavier Becerra decided that California would sue again to take away the nuns’ religious exemption.
ANALYSIS
How America Went ‘Race Crazy’: Author Charles Love Explains and Offers Remedies
By Virginia Allen
Since The New York Times released its 1619 Project in 2019, schools have been quick to adopt the curriculum. Recent tensions over race only increased the number of schools using it.
COMMENTARY
We Hear You: Public Schools, Private Beliefs, and Rising Inflation
By Ken McIntyre
“As a very conservative transgender person, I disagree with many of the left’s positions on transgender people’s rights,” writes Telane Jefferies of Las Vegas.