News links for Sept 19, 2022
falling deeper into insanity
The ‘secure border' of Kamala Harris. From: Daily Editorials/Creators. When Donald Trump was president in fiscal 2019, the Border Patrol did not encounter a single individual on the terrorist watchlist trying to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border between the legal ports of entry. In the first ten months of this fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, they encountered 66.
Libertarianism and libertarians . . . From: Eric Peters Autos. Part of the problem – as regards libertarianism – is that it’s a philosophy or moral code rather than a political movement. Which it probably can never be – because the libertarian moral system is foundationally anti-political. It does not seek office anymore than a fish seeks the desert.
The first post-media election. From AMAC. Has media lost their ability to juice the Democrats?
California plows ahead with providing free money to mitigate inflation. From Reason. The state's $9.5 billion Better for Families program will provide checks of up to $1,050 to state residents to stem the rising costs of living.
Why has fact-checking disappeared under Biden? From: The Hill. Fact-checking under President Trump was a bustling business. Seemingly every day, and sometimes by the hour, the 45th president’s every word was scrutinized, which all comes with the job. But under President Biden, fact checkers are enjoying what feels like extended vacations or have simply checked out in terms of scrutinizing the many ways that he is misleading the public.
We’re falling deeper into insanity: The transgender movement wants to change your bathroom habits. From: American Thinker. Biological females who identify as men are getting triggered by urinals in men’s bathrooms, as reality sends them to the stalls.