COMMENTARY AND OP-EDS
Von Spakovsky: ‘Conservatives Need Not Apply’ Under Proposed Team Biden Hiring Rules
In a move that has gotten little notice in the press, the Biden administration is proposing federal hiring rules that easily could be abused to deny employment to anyone who questions liberal, woke policies, criticizes the government, or belongs to a politically incorrect organization.
Von Spakovsky: White House “Cleansing” of El Paso Akin to 1936 Berlin Olympics
Some have compared the cleansing in El Paso, Texas, before President Biden’s border visit to the fake villages that Grigory Potemkin is said to have set up along a route traveled by Catherine the Great. Those fake villages were intended to fool Catherine by hiding the truly horrible conditions. The more apt comparison is to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, which, like what happened in El Paso with the full knowledge of the president and his advisers, was designed to fool the public.
Von Spakovsky: Georgia Voters Show Just How Wrong Biden and His Sycophants Are
Here is the question: When will President Joe Biden, failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred, and other denizens of the Left apologize to Georgia’s legislators, governor, and other residents? The answer is probably “Never,” despite the latest evidence of just how wrong they’ve been about Georgia’s commonsense election reforms in their outrageous claims about the state.
Von Spakovsky: Apportionment and the Census: Fundamental Fairness to U.S. Citizens and Democratic Process
Americans just voted for their representatives in the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm election, and two years ago, they completed census forms. Both of those activities are the direct result of Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution—the census clause—which directs that an “actual Enumeration” be conducted every “ten Years” of our population “in such Manner as [Congress] shall by Law direct.”
Von Spakovsky: Election Fraud Database Tops 1,400 Cases
The Heritage Foundation’s Election Fraud Database now includes 1,412 proven instances of election fraud, and our legal center is monitoring many other ongoing prosecutions. The database, which provides a sampling of recent election fraud cases, demonstrates the vulnerabilities within the electoral process and the need for reforms to secure free and fair elections for the American people.
Ken Blackwell: School choice is the only solution to what’s wrong with public schools
Public school administrators wield a great deal of power over our children’s lives − too much power. The only solution is school choice. A recent undercover investigation in Ohio by the watchdog group Accuracy in Media underscores the troubling arrogance of administrators who think they know best what values and lessons children should be taught − better than the elected officials who set curriculum guidelines, and better even than those children’s parents.
What is the Law?
We live in a constitutional republic, not a constitutional monarchy. We abide by the Law, which exists to protect our rights, freedoms, and liberties. We are not bound to obey, or be ruled by, edicts, orders, mandates, decrees, and rules which reflect more ideology than constitutionality.
National Stalking Awareness Month: The Story of Nikki Goeser
The story of Nikki Goeser is a very tragic and personal story when it comes to being a victim of stalking in a gun-free zone.
“Shall Not be Infringed”
Those First Amendment rights are fundamental, but they are passive and can be easily confiscated by tyrannical rule, if the people did not have the means, the right, to keep and bear arms.
The New American Politburo
The American Politburo must be defeated, and it shall be. The indomitable American spirit is rooted in individual liberty and freedom. We will reject this idea of equity, equality of outcomes, as defined by these elitists who deem themselves our masters, and we the serfs.