The New Spotlight On America # 24

 

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Air Force Hopes Radical Acquisitions Program Will Spawn F-35 Successor

Air Force Hopes Radical Acquisitions Program Will Spawn F-35 Successor

TOP NEWS

 

Executive Action Possible as Negotiations Continue on Next Virus Relief Bill

August 4, 2020



 

Millions Worth of PPP Loans Went to Chinese-Owned Companies, Report Finds

Millions Worth of PPP Loans Went to Chinese-Owned Companies, Report Finds

 

 

Ransomware Feared as Possible Saboteur for November Election



 

Microsoft Says It Will Continue Talks to Purchase TikTok While Addressing Trump’s Security Concerns

August 3, 2020



2020 Election

Ransomware Feared as Possible Saboteur for November Election

Ransomware Feared as Possible Saboteur for November Election

Trump Administration Asks Judge to Seize Bolton’s $2 Million Book Advance

Trump Administration Asks Judge to Seize Bolton’s $2 Million Book Advance

Crossfire Hurricane

Full Appeals Court Agrees to Rehear Appeal in Flynn Case

Full Appeals Court Agrees to Rehear Appeal in Flynn Case

Steele’s Primary Source Was Russian Analyst Based in Washington

Steele’s Primary Source Was Russian Analyst Based in Washington

Trump Administration

Pompeo: Trump Will Take Action on Apps Linked to CCP ‘in Coming Days’

Pompeo: Trump Will Take Action on Apps Linked to CCP ‘in Coming Days’

Your guide to Melania Trump’s Rose Garden renovations

Your guide to Melania Trump’s Rose Garden renovations

 

Rioters in Portland, Including ‘Press,’ Assault Police Officers

Rioters in Portland, Including ‘Press,’ Assault Police Officers

 

CCP Virus

Pelosi Calls for Passage of Expanded $600 Unemployment Benefits

Pelosi Calls for Passage of Expanded $600 Unemployment Benefits

Two Thirds of UK Firms ‘Fully Operational’ After COVID, Survey Says

Two Thirds of UK Firms ‘Fully Operational’ After COVID, Survey Says

2020 Election

Trump Administration Asks Judge to Seize Bolton’s $2 Million Book Advance

Trump Administration Asks Judge to Seize Bolton’s $2 Million Book Advance

Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Election to Be Delayed

Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Election to Be Delayed

Crossfire Hurricane

Full Appeals Court Agrees to Rehear Appeal in Flynn Case

Full Appeals Court Agrees to Rehear Appeal in Flynn Case

Steele’s Primary Source Was Russian Analyst Based in Washington

Steele’s Primary Source Was Russian Analyst Based in Washington

Trump Administration

‘Good Progress’ on Virus Relief Bill But Deal Still ‘Not Imminent’: Meadows

‘Good Progress’ on Virus Relief Bill But Deal Still ‘Not Imminent’: Meadows

Trump Administration Hiking Immigration Fees, Will Charge for Asylum Claims

Trump Administration Hiking Immigration Fees, Will Charge for Asylum Claims

 

 

Senate Adjourns After Failing to Agree Extension of Expiring Jobless Benefits

Senate Adjourns After Failing to Agree Extension of Expiring Jobless Benefits

TOP NEWS

 

America’s GDP Suffers Record Collapse, Jobless Claims Point to Stalling Recovery


Watch: How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World Ep. 9—Infiltrating the West Pt. 3

Watch: How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World Ep. 9—Infiltrating the West Pt. 3

 

Trump Announces Deal with Kodak to Manufacture Active Drug Ingredients for US

July 29, 2020


Facebook, Twitter, Youtube Remove Video of Doctors Who Support Hydroxychloroquine

July 28, 2020 Updated



Portland Commissioners Want to Meet With DHS Secretary to Discuss ‘Cease-Fire’

July 28, 2020 Updated

 

 

Barr to Condemn Rioting, Highlight ‘Russiagate’ Scandal in Congressional Testimony

Barr to Condemn Rioting, Highlight ‘Russiagate’ Scandal in Congressional Testimony

 

 

45 Arrested During Rioting in Seattle

45 Arrested During Rioting in Seattle

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Beijing Orders Closure of US Consulate in Chengdu in Retaliation for Houston
San Francisco Chinese Consulate Harboring Wanted Military Researcher, FBI Says

San Francisco Chinese Consulate Harboring Wanted Military Researcher, FBI Says

TOP NEWSWATCH: How the Specter of Communism Is Ruling Our World Ep. 3–Mass Killing in the East Pt. 1

 

US Orders Chinese Consulate in Houston to Close

Trump Has Already Won the 2020 Election

 

Roger L. Simon
July 19, 2020 Updated: July 20, 2020
 

Commentary

Given the polls, you would think anyone positing Donald Trump has already won the 2020 election was some kind of blithering idiot—and maybe I am. (I’ve been called worse.)

But I can’t help but think that in current conditions the polls are not only not worth the paper they’re printed on, digital or otherwise, they’re about as accurate as a thermometer run over by a six-wheeler.

No one sensible is talking about their political allegiance these days in public—especially to an anonymous pollster.

Instead, they’re buying guns, in record numbers.

Why wouldn’t they? Calling 911 has become about as useful as calling tech support for a transistor radio run over by the same six-wheeler.

The destroyed statues are the least of it. They’re inanimate. The actual people of Seattle, Portland, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia and on and on are living a nightmare. Violence stalks the streets of all our major cities whose murder rates are going up stratospherically. (As I type this, the news is reporting 9 more shot in D.C.)

Have there ever been remotely as many stores and businesses smashed, many still not operating, from the Atlantic to the Pacific?

America isn’t in the midst of a civil war. It’s in the midst of a national meltdown with the banana-brained neo-Marxists of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, stoned like sophomores (if that) on Foucault or some other self-important “critical theorist,” leading the way to oblivion and mutual hatred (actually a return to tribalism).

Don’t these people know Marxism became the greatest mass murder machine in the history of the world? Maybe they don’t care. Or they think they’ll get it right this time—but look around you.

While this is happening the self-described “liberal” leadership (what I define elsewhere as “moral narcissists”) of these cities and states does nothing, quivering in their shoes until it gets too close to home, as in Seattle when they came to the mayor’s house—forget the little people—or Portland where the infantile mayor works himself into a dither when Trump decides to do something after the city’s been under siege for going on two months. (The Siege of Vienna was only 18 days—and that changed history.)

No wonder police are said to be retiring everywhere.

Whether pent-up energy from COVID or just plain societal madness, everything seems to be spinning out of control.

People talk about the sixties, but I have never seen anything remotely like this and I was born at the tail end of WWII.

And we’re supposed to be honest with pollsters—or even answer their calls?

As Samuel Goldwyn famously said, “Include me out.”

And I am sure I am not alone.

Which brings me to why I believe Trump has probably already won the election. (Okay, the weasel word “probably” is in there—we’re still some months out.)

It should be obvious. Too many Americans are what Kurt Schlicter aptly calls “normals.” These people aren’t just white. They are brown and black and yellow and everything in between.

Some of them are friends and relatives and co-workers who aren’t saying a word about anything, who rarely ever do, who don’t want to get their cars keyed or something a whole lot worse to happen to them. But they are there.

Some of them even cringe at some of Trump’s presumed excesses, but they cringe more at the thought that police will not be there in an emergency for their families. And they’ve seen that happen all around.

They also despise the cancel culture because they are basically good human beings.

They don’t see a difference between “defund the police” or “redirect the funds” because political spin is as familiar to them as apple pie.

They may not have heard of Howard Zinn but they do not want to hear their country being bad-mouthed to their children in school. And they want their children to go to school.

These people, when they walk into the voting booth, are not going to be worrying about whether Christopher Columbus was or was not a racist or whether someone waved a Confederate flag at a NASCAR race.

They are going to be worry about whether they can walk their dog at night without fear of being shot.

And then there’s China.

And then there’s Durham.

Roger L. Simon is an award-winning author, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media. He is available on Twitter and Parler @rogerlsimon.



‘The Sky Was Falling’: Memories of Growing Up Under Religious Persecution in China

‘The Sky Was Falling’: Memories of Growing Up Under Religious Persecution in China

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Washington Vigil: Mourning Death and Remaining True to Belief

Washington Vigil: Mourning Death and Remaining True to Belief

 

 

Morale of Officers Takes a Hit Amid Calls to Defund Departments: Police Groups

Morale of Officers Takes a Hit Amid Calls to Defund Departments: Police Groups

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

Target, CVS to Require Masks at All US Stores

ZACHARY STIEBER   July 16, 2020

 

 

 

Infrastructure Warfare: GPS Faces Growing Threat From China

Infrastructure Warfare: GPS Faces Growing Threat From China


 

Federal Execution of Rapist Who Murdered Teen Girl Cleared by Supreme Court

BY ZACHARY STIEBER    July 16, 2020



 

Trump Defends St. Louis Couple Who Brandished Guns, Hints He’ll Take Action

Trump Defends St. Louis Couple Who Brandished Guns, Hints He’ll Take Action

 

 

 

US Carries Out First Federal Execution in 17 Years

US Carries Out First Federal Execution in 17 Years

 

Navarro: Expect Trump Administration to Take More Action on TikTok, WeChat

Navarro: Expect Trump Administration to Take More Action on TikTok, WeChat

 

Trump Commutes Former Adviser Roger Stone’s Sentence

 

Pelosi Plans Law to Limit Pardons Following Roger Stone’s Commutation

Police Arrest Suspect Who Allegedly Sucker-Punched 12-Year-Old Boy

Northern California Live Updates

Trump Wears Mask During Visit to Military Hospital in Maryland4

Vandals Desecrate 9/11 Memorial, Cut Down American Flag in NY Town: Police

Father Arrested After Body Believed to Be of Missing 3-Year-Old Olivia Jansen Found

Trump Wears Mask During Visit to Military Hospital in Maryland6

Rifle Seized During Warrant Served on St. Louis Couple Who Brandished Guns

Indianapolis Woman Shot and Killed After Black Lives Matter Argument

Trump Wears Mask During Visit to Military Hospital in Maryland8

Wayfair: ‘No Truth’ to Child Sex Trafficking Claims

2 Officers, Suspect Killed in Texas Border Town Shooting

Florida Police Department to Send Social Workers to Non-Violent Calls

 

 

Economic Downturn, Stay-at-Home Orders Fuel Overdose Crisis Amid COVID-19 Outbreak: Experts

Economic Downturn, Stay-at-Home Orders Fuel Overdose Crisis Amid COVID-19 Outbreak: Experts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barr Believes Unfair Policing of African American Males a ‘Widespread Phenomenon’

July 9, 2020 Updated: July 9, 2020