Politics

Inflation Is the Mother of Big Political Change

Since excessive inflation is one characteristic outcome of a fiat money system, who is really surprised that such a moment might be on us again? The table would seem to have been set for a long time: Unruly government borrowing. Mounting regulatory burdens and disincentives to business and workers. A decline in labor force participation. The peculiar unwillingness of a large cohort of young men to pursue either work or schooling.

Then came the pandemic and the pandemic spending binge, which shifted public demand away from services (no longer available) to goods that the supply chain struggles to deliver.

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Garland should stand down after NSBA apology, GOP politicians say

Congressional Republicans are calling for Attorney General Merrick Garland to stand down after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) apologized for its controversial letter urging the administration to investigate school board opposition. 

“The entire basis for Biden’s DOJ to treat parents as ‘domestic terrorists’ has been dismantled after the NSBA said they ‘regret and apologize’ for the letter,” tweeted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. 

HAWLEY CALLS FOR AG GARLAND TO RESIGN AFTER HE ‘MOBILIZED THE FBI TO INTIMIDATE PARENTS WITHOUT LEGAL BASIS’

“DOJ should retract the memo & the Biden Admin owes parents an apology and a commitment to

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Obama assails ‘politics of meanness’ as he campaigns in Virginia governor race

Former President Barack Obama campaigns with Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday in Richmond, Va. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, VA — Former President Barack Obama exhorted Virginians to support Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s candidacy for governor, warning of the dire consequences for the state and the country if he were to lose.

“We’re at a turning point right now both here and in America and around the world. There’s a mood out there, we see it: a politics of meanness,” Obama told an estimated crowd of around 2,000 people on a sun-dappled afternoon at Virginia

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Trump Is Tearing Apart the Evangelical Church

The election of the elders of an evangelical church is usually an uncontroversial, even unifying event. But this summer, at an influential megachurch in Northern Virginia, something went badly wrong. A trio of elders didn’t receive 75 percent of the vote, the threshold necessary to be installed.

“A small group of people, inside and outside this church, coordinated a divisive effort to use disinformation in order to persuade others to vote these men down as part of a broader effort to take control of this church,” David Platt, a 43-year-old minister at McLean Bible Church and a best-selling author,

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Trump endorsed Herschel Walker, Max Miller and Sean Parnell. They’re now facing scrutiny over their pasts

None of these issues, which have been documented in interviews, court filings and police records, have dissuaded Trump.

“President Trump is proud to endorse patriots who love our country and will put America First, and he will not be dissuaded from supporting great candidates due to false smear campaigns by the Fake News media,” Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington said.

In Georgia, Trump has already appeared on the campaign trail alongside Walker, a former University of Georgia football player who has faced allegations of threatening multiple women.

“You know, Herschel is not only a Georgia hero, he is an American legend,”

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A Montana town fractures under political pressure.

The parade grew out of the wildly popular run of Kruise Kalispell, a Friday night car flotilla down Main Street that Monte Klindt, a local business owner, honchoed with a friend last spring to relieve locals’ boredom during the coronavirus lockdown. It, too, turned some nights into a rolling display of political animus, leaving Klindt to police hateful comments on the Kruise’s Facebook page. “During my lifetime, I don’t remember it ever being this bad,” he said. “There’s no middle anymore.”

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Two Jan. 6 Planners Cooperate With Committee, Name MAGA Congress Members

As the House investigation into the Jan. 6 attack heats up, some of the planners of the pro-Trump rallies that took place in Washington, D.C., have begun communicating with congressional investigators and sharing new information about what happened when the former president’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Two of these people have spoken to Rolling Stone extensively in recent weeks and detailed explosive allegations that multiple members of Congress were intimately involved in planning both Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss and the Jan. 6 events that turned violent. 

Rolling Stone separately confirmed a third person involved in the

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What drives Sinema? A different view of politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Washington and across the country have been wondering the same thing for months: how they can wear down Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. The answer might be that they can’t.

Sinema, a political progressive turned moderate, is holding President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” social spending bill hostage, along with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

Biden, along with White House officials and Democratic activists, have tried nearly every imaginable strategy to get Sinema to abandon or soften her demands. Those demands include the House passing a bipartisan infrastructure bill first, shrinking the overall size of the “Build Back

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Fox News’s Neil Cavuto ‘begs’ viewers to ‘stop the politics’ and get Covid vaccine | US news

The Fox News host Neil Cavuto has “begged” viewers to toss out political talking points about Covid-19 vaccinations and get the shot.

“My God, stop the politics,” he told the network’s Media Buzz show.

“Life is too short to be an ass. Life is way too short to be ignorant of the promise of something that is helping people worldwide. Stop the deaths, stop the suffering, please get vaccinated, please.”

He also said he expected to be attacked for his appeal.

Fox News requires staff to be vaccinated or to take daily tests. Some hosts have advocated vaccinations and other

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Moghalu joins African Democratic Congress, ADC, calls for ‘Third Way’ politics

Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, has Friday decamped to the African Democratic Congress, ADC.

Disclosing this in a statement sent to Vanguard, the Presidential Candidate of YPP in 2019 general elections, gave reasons for joining the party.

According to him: “For the past year I have been part of a group of individuals and political parties working towards the emergence of a “Third Force” in the Nigerian political space.

“Millions of our countrymen and women, tired of the failure of traditional politics, are waiting eagerly for the emergence of such a platform. 

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