September 13 2021
 
Good morning from Washington, where the left smears conservatives’ fight to ensure clean elections as attempts to restrict voting. Fred Lucas rounds up what 18 states have done. Rolling Stone magazine’s latest blunder spotlights what’s wrong with much of today’s reporting, Jarrett Stepman writes. On the podcast, why a father-daughter team seeks to spread Patriot Week observances. Plus: the bad education policy in Democrats’ gargantuan spending bill; the U.S. funds superviruses in China; and Baby Roe speaks out almost 50 years later. Fifty years ago today, a prisoner revolt at New York’s Attica prison ends when state police storm the maximum-security complex, resulting in the deaths of 29 prisoners and 10 hostages.
 
 
 
NEWS
18 States Passed Election Reforms This Year. Here’s What They Did.
By Fred Lucas

“State legislatures finally realized in many states that these holes and vulnerabilities … need to be fixed,” Heritage Foundation election expert Hans von Spakovsky says.
COMMENTARY
Rolling Stone Commits Another Fake News Blunder. Here’s What This Says About Modern Media.
By Jarrett Stepman

At the very least, the claims in this story should have been seen as suspect, and certainly worth verifying. Instead, Rolling Stone rolled with it anyway.
COMMENTARY
$3.5T Spending Bill Would Lavish Hundreds of Billions on Nanny State Education
By Lindsey Burke

The bulk of proposed education spending in a House committee proposal—$450 billion—would be earmarked for universal preschool and child care.
NEWS
Fauci-Funded Wuhan Lab Viruses 10,000 Times Stronger Than Usual, Documents Show
By Andrew Kerr

American and Chinese researchers funded by Anthony Fauci’s agency created viruses in a Wuhan lab that were far more dangerous than natural viruses, an expert says.
ANALYSIS
Podcast: During Patriot Week, We Remember America’s Founding. Here’s How to Join Celebration.
By Virginia Allen

Judge Michael Warren recalls his 10-year-old daughter asking why there wasn't a specific time of year dedicated to celebrating the nation's founding and history.
NEWS
Woman Who Was Baby at Center of Roe v. Wade Steps Forward
By Mary Margaret Olohan

“When someone’s pregnant with a baby, and they don’t want that baby, that person develops knowing they’re not wanted,” Shelley Thornton tells journalist Joshua Prager.
NEWS
Justice Breyer Warns Court-Packers: ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’
By Andrew Trunsky

“If the Democrats can do it, then the Republicans can do it,” one of the Supreme Court’s four most liberal justices says of the left’s efforts to expand the court with more.
 
     
 
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