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December 9, 2020
Joe Biden Press Conference

Kerby Anderson This year of 2020 has been full of chaos. Therefore, it’s not surprising that Victor Davis Hanson wrote about “A Time of Chaos Upon Chaos atop Chaos.” And he wasn’t even talking about the chaos of the pandemic and lockdowns. He focused merely on the political chaos we have endured for months. He is more optimistic about our future than most of us might be. He opens with the statement, “America will weather its current hysterias.” I’m not…

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December 8, 2020
Biden-Trump Voter Numbers

Kerby Anderson Yesterday I talked about a study documenting that Google bias may have shifted at least 6 million votes to Joe Biden. Today I would like to feature one more study that demonstrates the impact of media bias on the elections by failing to report key facts. The Media Research Center asked The Polling Company to survey 1,750 Biden voters in seven swing states (Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin). They tested the voters’ knowledge of…

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December 7, 2020
google products

Kerby Anderson Recent studies of media bias in the last election are a reminder that we need to have discernment when we read, hear, and watch the news and visit websites. A number of studies for the last two years confirm that a majority of Americans are concerned about fake news. Today and tomorrow, I want to discuss two studies of media bias and their impact on the 2020 election. It isn’t much of a surprise that a recent study…

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December 4, 2020
oregon's measure 110

Penna Dexter One disturbing result of the recent elections was a vote in the state of Oregon to decriminalize the possession of all illegal drugs. Roughly sixty percent of Oregon voters supported Measure 110, which makes it no longer a crime to possess a “non-commercial” amount of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and a few other drugs. An individual caught with any of these substances faces a fine of $100, which can be avoided by undergoing a health assessment. The bill also…

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December 4, 2020
broken US flag

Kerby Anderson Most Americans say we face serious problems and yet there is growing evidence that we aren’t really serious about serious problems. Ned Ryan wrote a commentary about “An Unserious Movement for an Unserious People.” Although many of his criticisms are focused on the Republican party, most of his comments apply to both parties and most political leaders today. He says we need to acknowledge that we “in many ways, have become an unserious people. No serious civilization and…

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December 3, 2020
Lockdown Lunacy Image

Kerby Anderson Many states in this country are headed toward economic lockdowns because of rising numbers of coronavirus cases. Stephen Moore warns against “The return of lockdown lunacy” by looking at the economic cost of them. You might remember a previous commentary that I wrote a month ago based on the book, The Price of Panic. The authors looked at the cost/benefit and concluded that there was virtually no medical benefit, while there was an enormous social and economic cost….

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December 2, 2020
Chump! Megaphone

Kerby Anderson James Meigs, writing in City Journal, talks about what he calls “the chump effect.” He is not the first to use the phrase. Andrew Ferguson coined the phrase years ago to deal with a different issue. But James Meigs uses it to illustrate how many of us feel like “chumps” when we follow the rules and see others succeed when they break the rules. You know the feeling that he describes. You are inching forward in the freeway…

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December 1, 2020
ariel view of defund the police

Kerby Anderson The slogan “defund the police” has done great damage. Byron York took the time to talk about the political implications of this slogan and also document the real-world costs of the phrase. For months the phrase “defund the police” was repeated at every protest and riot. As we got closer to the general election, some Democratic candidates started getting nervous, fearing that the slogan would hurt them politically. That is why they tried to redefine the term, by…

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November 30, 2020
Without Evidence - Screen Capture

Kerby Anderson Over the last few weeks, I have been struck by how many journalists and broadcasters are using the catchphrase “without evidence.” One headline, for example, said that “Trump, Without Evidence, Makes Vote Fraud Claims.” No matter how many vote fraud stories were published, or affidavits were signed, any claim of voter fraud by the president or by his campaign was always modified with the phrase “without evidence.” This has been going on for some time. Two months ago,…

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November 27, 2020
electoral college - states votes

Penna Dexter The chaos that characterized much of our electoral process this year is no shock and here’s why: When Democrats retook the House of Representatives two years ago, they surprised many of their constituents with the bill they unveiled as their first priority. H.R.1 did not become law, but this election gave us a look at some of its core ideas. In the name of “election reform,” H.R.1 would provide a vehicle for the federal government to dictate how…

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November 27, 2020
Marc Cuban - If I can do it

Kerby Anderson With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas in front of us, this is the time of year when many are thinking about charitable giving. Mark Cuban tweeted that instead of donating to candidates in the Senate runoff races in Georgia, “please reconsider and donate that money to your local food bank and organizations that can help those without food or shelter.” Who could be upset by that? According to Derek Hunter, it turns out “a lot of people.” One…

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