Biden Admin Has Issued Lowest Amount of Offshore Oil Permits in Almost 20 Years

The Biden administration has approved a record low number of permits for new offshore oil wells since 2005, according to E&E News. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), a subagency of the Department of the Interior (DOI), approved 105 applications for permit to drill (APDs) combined in 2021 and 2022, President Joe Biden’s first two years in office, compared to 148 in former President Donald Trump’s first two years and 275 in the first two years of the Obama administration, according to E&E News. The Biden administration has described itself as responsible for the aggressive climate agenda in U.S. history, establishing goals to have the U.S. energy sector reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2035 and the overall economy achieve net-zero by 2050.

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Federal Law Charges Americans for Rescue Flights from Israel While Illegals Get Free Travel, Hotels

Thousands of Americans are looking to flee Israel amid fighting between the government and Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip. The U.S. government is moving to provide them assistance, but not for free.

Over the weekend, Hamas terrorists based in the Gaza Strip stormed a number of Israeli border towns, taking hostages, raping women and inflicting considerable human casualties, including infanticide. The Israel Defense Forces have since launched retaliatory strikes on Gaza and the conflict is ongoing. The State Department confirmed on Thursday that it was working to arrange charter flights for American citizens and their immediate family members.

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Pro-Palestinian Demonstrators Flood NYC as Hamas Calls for Mass Protests

Supporters of Palestine turned out in force across New York City on Friday amid ongoing clashes between the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

A major incursion by the terrorist group over the weekend saw Hamas storm border towns, seize hostages, and inflict considerable civilian casualties. The IDF has since launched retaliatory strikes on Gaza, prompting former Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to call for global protests. 

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Pentagon Announces Another $200 Million in Aid for Ukraine

On Wednesday, the Department of Defense announced yet another massive aid package for Ukraine, this time amounting to $200 million.

As reported by the New York Post, this will be the 48th such package sent to Eastern Europe since the start of the war in Ukraine. It will include 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds, ammunition for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), AIM-9M missiles to assist with aerial defense, and counter-unmanned drones.

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House Committee Launches Oversight of Biden’s ‘Climate Corps’ Jobs Program

The House Oversight and Accountability Committee is seeking answers and information from AmeriCorps about President Joe Biden’s “American Climate Corps” (ACC) program, according to a letter sent by the Committee obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Friday letter to AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith, signed by Committee Chairman James Comer of Kentucky and Republican Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, requests that Smith hand over internal cost projections for the program, any communications between AmeriCorps and federal agencies related to the program, as well as any communications that AmeriCorps had with the White House and a host of environmental groups about the program, according to the letter’s text. Biden unveiled the ACC in September using executive action to help about 20,000 people find work in climate-related fields, including facilitating pathways to working in federal civil service.

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Supreme Court Issues Another Temporary Pause on Injunction Against Biden Admin Censorship Efforts

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday issued another stay of an injunction blocking the Biden administration from encouraging social media companies to censor speech.

Alito’s administrative stay blocks the injunction originally issued by District of Louisiana Judge Terry A. Doughty until Oct. 20, giving the justices more time to consider the Biden administration’s request for a longer stay on the injunction and to take up the case. Alito has issued short stays against the injunction twice, with the last one expiring Sept. 27.

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Wisconsin Passes Protections for Women’s Sports, Bans Sex Change Surgeries for Minors

Wisconsin lawmakers passed a series of bills on Thursday that ban doctors from performing sex change surgeries on minors and bar male athletes from participating in women’s sports, according to the Cap Times.

The package contains three bills, two of which prohibit biological men from competing in girls’ K-12 sports and women’s collegiate sports, while the third would cause a physician to lose their medical license if they perform a sex change surgery or administer puberty blockers to a minor, according to the texts. The Wisconsin Assembly passed the package, sending the bills to the Senate for final approval before heading to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ desk, who has said he would veto the legislation, the Cap Times reported.

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Commentary: The Next House Speaker Must Rein In Spending as Debt Set to Top $50 Trillion by 2033

When it comes to restoring fiscal balance, the next Speaker of the House will have his or her work cut out for them, as the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) projects the national debt will balloon to $50 trillion from its current $33.5 trillion by 2033 amid the current retirement wave, as Social Security goes from $1.3 trillion to $2.4 trillion and Medicare spirals from $821 billion to $1.8 trillion annually — and beyond.

Since the debt grows by about 8 percent a year on average once recessions and wars are factored in (both appear imminent), $100 trillion won’t be much further away, by 2037 or so, assuming we don’t default. In this generation’s lifetimes, for sure, if not the Baby Boomers’ who left the gargantuan debt behind.

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Commentary: Hard Evidence Warranting the Impeachment of Joe Biden

In a staggering act of journalistic deceit, the New York Times is reporting that Republicans launched an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden without any “evidence of financial wrongdoing or corruption by the president.” Similar statements have been made by a massive array of media outlets and Democrat politicians.

In reality, overwhelming proof of Joe Biden’s corruption and wrongdoing has been found, including hard evidence like written records and corroborated testimonies from first-hand witnesses. Collectively, at least 12 sets of documented facts leave no reasonable doubt that Biden participated in his son’s illicit businesses deals, bribed foreign officials, and obstructed justice.

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America’s Biggest Bank Posts Another Massive Profit After Government-Assisted Acquisition

The U.S.’ largest bank had another huge quarter as profits soared after reaching a deal with federal regulators to buy the failed First Republic Bank in May.

JPMorgan Chase reported that, for its third quarter of 2023, net income was up by $13.2 billion, or 35%, but excluding assets acquired from First Republic, it was only up 24%, according to the banking giant’s third quarter earnings report. First Republic was one of a few banks that failed earlier this year after a bank run that shook depositors, which resulted in JPMorgan acquiring the bank after federal regulators seized its assets and auctioned them in order to maintain funds for depositors.

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Commentary: Thales College Restores True Education to the University

I am delighted to say that I will be joining the new Thales College, as a professor of humanities. What that means, I shall try to describe by way of contrast.

Let us suppose I am at almost any other American or Canadian college. I am considering Caravaggio’s painting of Mary Magdalen. Right there, I’m skating on thin ice. That isn’t just because the painting has a religious theme. It’s because I can depend upon almost nothing, among even the brightest college students, when it comes to knowledge of the history of art, or of the Renaissance in particular; no understanding of why such a painting was impossible to be executed two centuries before, or of why no one would have conceived the desire to paint such a figure, alone as she is, in a moment of intense introspection, careless of the baubles of her trade that lie scattered about her on the floor — baubles that yet have considerable dramatic power, because Caravaggio supposes that we know, as she does not, what they signify, and what momentous events are in store for her.

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