American doctors go to great lengths to maintain the highest ethical standards as they work to save thousands of desperately ill patients waiting for an organ match, as underscored in recent reporting of innovative transplant experiments using genetically modified pig hearts. China’s transplant sector, unconstrained by rigorous ethical rules, found a more expedient solution. China created a thriving transplant industry, the world’s second largest, based on a supply of organs forcibly harvested from executed prisoners – most likely prisoners of conscience.Read More
With the Biden administration’s announcement this week that it would continue the moratorium on student loan payments through the beginning of next year and will forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt per student, student loan forgiveness is at the top of the current political agenda. Meanwhile, there’s little talk about bringing the cost of college under control, or why the cost of college became so outrageous in the first place.Read More
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed with a three-person disciplinary panel and publicly reprimanded St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner for ethical violations. She was fined $750.Read More
Most Americans are unhappy with the current K-12 education system, according to a poll released Thursday.
About one in four Americans reported being “completely dissatisfied” with education in America, while 32% are “somewhat dissatisfied,” according to a Gallup poll. Only 9% said they were “completely satisfied” with the education system.Read More
First Solar announced plans to invest $1.2 billion into production of U.S.-made photovoltaic (PV) solar modules in Ohio and the southeastern U.S., joining a growing list of companies developing green energy initiatives in Republican-controlled states.
First Solar announced that it would invest $185 million into “upgrading and expanding” its manufacturing capabilities in three factories in northwestern Ohio, which the company describes as the “largest vertically-integrated complex of its kind in the Western Hemisphere,” as well as investing $1 billion in a new plant in the American Southeast, according to a press release. The solar company is the latest in a slew of billion-plus-dollar investments in green energy initiatives, spearheaded by automakers, seeking to take advantage of tax credits offered under the Inflation Reduction Act by constructing or retrofitting production facilities in Republican-controlled states.Read More
On Monday, the lower house of the California State Legislature passed a bill that would incentivize out-of-state children to come to the state to receive life-altering “gender transition” treatment if their home states have banned such procedures.
Fox News reports that the bill, SB 107, was passed by the California State Assembly after initially being introduced by State Senator Scott Wiener (D-Calif.), who has become notorious for introducing and passing numerous bills to legalize sexually degenerate behavior and loosening penalties for sexual crimes, among other drastic far-left measures. Wiener, who is homosexual, represents a district that includes San Francisco.Read More
One-time Madison-area stronghold Brasserie V is the latest neighborhood eatery to fall victim to the pandemic, with the owners recently taking to social media to announce its closing this month after 15 years.
“We are so very proud of our 15 years bringing a little bit of Belgium to Monroe Street,” the owners said in an Aug. 20 Facebook post. “We wouldn’t have reached this milestone without the talent, dedication and hard work of all of our amazing staff over the years.”Read More
A new campaign by a national organization of pro-life OB/GYNs is challenging the narratives of the abortion industry and its allies in the medical establishment, particularly its top assertion that abortion is health care.
“We know that 93% of practicing OB/GYNs do not perform abortion – and these are women’s healthcare specialists,” Dr. Christina Francis, CEO-elect of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) told The Star News Network.Read More
A federal judge in Florida on Friday released a list of materials the FBI seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort that reportedly includes a mix of “top secret” documents, such personal items as photographs and other materials.Read More
In the arena of politics, incompetents and charlatans can have long careers in ways that others in fields like medicine and architecture cannot. If someone botches a heart bypass operation or designs a wobbly skyscraper, the consequences of those mistakes arrive quickly and cannot be explained away. Even when their policies fail spectacularly, politicians can obscure, deflect, and mislead for years and not be held accountable.Read More
The IRS briefly made public the personal financial information of roughly 120,000 taxpayers, the agency announced on Friday.
Taxpayers’ Form 990-Ts were temporarily available to public viewing on the IRS website, but the agency has since removed them, according to the Wall Street Journal. Individuals file the form to disclose certain types of income within their retirement accounts.Read More
Newly released communications between federal officials and social media companies reveal how the Biden administration and Big Tech coordinated to silence opposing views on a number of topics—especially COVID-19— in “a vast censorship enterprise,” the attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana alleged in a court filing Thursday.Read More
The Thomas More Society is celebrating another ballot drop box victory in Wisconsin.
The group, which sued over the use of ballot drop boxes across the state in 2020, this week said Green Bay has agreed to end its drop box use.Read More
Arguing for keeping “presentism” out of history seems like a straightforward argument from an acknowledged history scholar, right?
Wrong. Not these days.Read More
The Department of Veteran Affairs is moving to offer abortion access to veterans or eligible dependents following the Supreme Court ruling in June that reversed Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to the procedure.Read More
The student activities director at an elite New York City private school revealed in an undercover Project Veritas (PV) video that she “sneaks” her leftwing political agenda into classrooms “wherever I can.”
“I just keep trying to disrupt wherever I can,” Jennifer ‘Ginn’ Norris is heard saying in the video, the second in PV’s “Education Series” that is titled “The Secret Curriculum.”Read More
The U.S. added 315,000 jobs in August, as unemployment rose slightly to 3.7%, according to data released by the Department of Labor Friday.
The number of unemployed people rose by 344,000 to 6 million, an increase of 0.2 percentage points from July, accordingto the Bureau of Labor Statistics data. A survey of economists conducted by The Wall Street Journal in advance of the report’s release estimated that 318,000 jobs would be added and that unemployment would remain around 3.5%.Read More
Twitter was forced to cancel plans to enter the pornography industry after an internal report cautioned that child pornography and sexual exploitation would explode if Twitter monetized pornographic content, The Verge reported Tuesday.Read More