CPAC travels to Hungary to fete the Trump of Europe, authoritarian leader Viktor Orban

Reuters: Conservatives in Europe and the United States must fight together to “reconquer” institutions in Washington and Brussels from liberals who threaten Western civilisation ahead of votes in 2024, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday. Nationalist Orban said the next US presidential election, when Donald Trump suggests he may seek a second term … Read more

On Malcolm X’s birthday, remember that his mother’s Caribbean roots shaped him

There are virulently xenophobic Black American groups like ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) and FBA (Foundational Black Americans) currently spewing anti-immigrant, anti-African, and anti-Caribbean vitriol—fronting for the white supremacist cheerleaders and funders behind them—and spreading disinformation. Members of ADOS and FBA constantly attempt to gatekeep “Blackness” here in the United States. In the face of … Read more

Colorado Republican proposes plan in which Republican voters get more votes based on where they live

As reported by 9News, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez thinks the current plan of having Colorado voters vote for statewide candidates and then counting those votes is to implement a rewards-based “electoral college” where every county in the state gets at least three electors, Regardless of population, but can be rewarded with up to 11 … Read more

Judge Says he Will Sanction Mike Lindell For ‘Frivolous’ Claims Against Smartmatic

A federal judge on Thursday said he would sanction MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for making baseless legal claims against the voting machine manufacturers Dominion and Smartmatic, including at least one against Smartmatic that he said “falls on the frivolous side of the line.” The judge said the pillow magnate would have to pay a portion … Read more

Ninth Circuit Concludes Arizona Has Standing to Challenge Conditions on COVID Relief Funds

In March 2021, Congress enacted the American Rescue Plan Act, providing almost $200 billion to the states in pandemic relief funding. As is usual, the money came with strings attached. One ARPA provision prohibits states from using the funds “directly or indirectly” to offset lost revenues from tax cuts. Multiple state objected to this condition, … Read more

Thomas Massie Has a Point When He Says Congress’ Antisemitism Resolution Has a Free Speech Problem

Rep. Thomas Massie (R–Ky.) is stoking outrage for being the lone dissenting vote on a seemingly unobjectionable resolution condemning antisemitism. But the congressman’s opposition looks a lot more reasonable considering the resolution’s implications for free speech and internet regulation. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed HR 1125, which broadly condemns antisemitic speech and violence … Read more

Insurrection probe hits lawmaker who allegedly gave tours of Capitol with request for cooperation

The week after former President Donald Trump incited an insurrection at the Capitol, New Jersey Democrat Mike Sherrill alleged publicly that she witnessed sitting Republican lawmakers lead tours through the Capitol on the eve of the attack. Other Democrats, like Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon of Pennsylvania, also said they saw small “unauthorized” groups touring the … Read more

Michigan Couple Says Town Seized Their Building and Offered To Return It if They Bought Two Cars for Police

A Michigan couple says their town seized a building they owned and then demanded that they buy two cars for the police department to get their own property back. The case, first reported by WXYZ Detroit, began in December of 2020 when the mayor of Highland Park and the police chief dropped by a13,000-square-foot building … Read more