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Volume 24, Issue 28: July 22, 2021

By Victor Davis Hanson (American Greatness)
America went from the freest country in the world in December 2019 to a repressive, frightening place by July 2021. It went not so much hard-Left, as stark-raving mad. That abrupt descent is not workable. What will happen next? READ MORE »



Alvaro Vargas Llosa (The American Spectator)
In the 1970s, the Latin American Left played a key role in the destruction of liberal democracies. Military dictatorships replaced them. Half a century later, the Latin American Left now practices the fascist methods it used to denounce in others. The Biden administration needs to pay attention. READ MORE »



By Benjamin Powell (The Hill)
In the largest protests in nearly 30 years, Cubans have taken to the streets in the island’s cities. Hunger and other shortages helped to spark the protests, but the protesters are not demanding handouts. They are demanding freedom. The best way for us to help them get it? End the trade embargo. READ MORE »



By K. Lloyd Billingsley (The Epoch Times)
California is home to nearly 40 million people, and the supply of water does not always meet demand, particularly in times of drought. A recent newspaper article offered a solution—“participatory surveillance.” A.K.A: “snitch on your neighbors.” And cited a research paper from—Communist China. READ MORE »



By Raymond J. March (Inside Sources)
Someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 65 seconds. Sadly, treating the disease has been a losing battle. But, thanks to the FDA’s decision to forgo its standard procedures, a new drug gives hope of reversing this concerning trend. Why doesn’t the FDA just always forgo its perversely stringent procedures? A lot of human lives are at stake. READ MORE »





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