A Matter of Treason

I guess only a handful of people know where to find Robert E. Lee nowadays—or rather his most famous likeness, the bronze equestrian statue that for more than a century sat high atop an obelisk rising from a traffic circle on a broad, leafy avenue in Richmond, Virginia. Last month, a large crane was brought in to haul the thing down. Workmen hired by the state sliced the bronze Lee into pieces and boxed them up. Onlookers cheered. The governor of the commonwealth—a man named Ralph Northam, who has proved himself to be a creature not previously thought to exist

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Trump Derangement Porn

“This is a work of fiction but the story it tells is all too timely,” Hillary Clinton writes at the end of State of Terror, the thriller she coauthored with Louise Penny. “It’s up to us to make sure its plot stays fictional.”

The target reader, having just finished the nearly 500-page nail-biter, will nod approvingly as she opens another bottle of wine, lights a Ruth Bader Ginsburg prayer candle, and logs on to the internet. In lieu of cheesecake, perhaps one of Jim Acosta’s comedy routines or an epic zinger from Rick Wilson will suffice for dessert. Meanwhile,

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‘No Justification’: School Board Association Retracts Letter Likening Parents to Domestic Terrorists

The country’s largest school board association apologized late Friday for its letter to President Joe Biden calling on the FBI to investigate parents as potential domestic terrorists.

The National School Board Association said in a memo to its members that “there was no justification” for some of the language in the letter, which was sent to Biden on Sept. 29. “On behalf of NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter,” the association said.

The apology comes after the Free Beacon reported Thursday that officials with the association collaborated with the White House in the weeks leading up to the

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How to Hold Soros Prosecutors Accountable

Across the country, well-funded progressives are snapping up local public prosecutor jobs and using them to exercise dramatic power over the criminal justice system. A recent report offers a way to hold some of these little-attended candidates accountable: turn up the turnout in their races by aligning them with national elections.

“Progressive prosecutors” like Philadelphia’s Larry Krasner and San Francisco’s Chesa Boudin have swept to power thanks in part to generous funding, particularly from liberal billionaire George Soros. But they’ve also benefited from running in little-scrutinized local elections, which are relatively cheap and suffer from dramatically low turnout because they

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Virginia Dems’ Lax School Crime Bill Under Fire Amid Rape Scandal

A law passed by Virginia Democrats last year that exempts public school officials from reporting certain sexual crimes to the police has become a political liability ahead of November’s statewide elections.

In the wake of two high-profile sexual assault cases in Loudoun County Public Schools, one concerning an alleged rape in a high school bathroom, Republican candidates are hammering Democratic incumbents, including Gov. Ralph Northam, for passing and signing House Bill 257. The law excuses school officials from reporting instances of sexual battery and other violent offenses that do not meet the threshold of a felony to the police.

Republican

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DHS Spends Half a Million on Wall Around Biden’s Beach House

Joe Biden

The Department of Homeland Security will spend nearly a half-million dollars for a Delaware construction company to build a fence around President Joe Biden’s beach house.

The New York Post reported Friday that the department awarded Turnstone Holdings LLC a $456,548 contract to purchase and install security fencing at the president’s Rehoboth home. The Secret Service will be the subagency for the contract.

Construction of Biden’s security fence comes as the president faces a record-high surge of illegal immigrants at the southern border. Border Patrol agents this year detained more than 1.7 million migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, the highest

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Court Order To Reimplement ‘Remain in Mexico’ Could Prove Ineffective

The reimplementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols may do little to curb the surge of migrants at the southern border if the president is unwilling to reach a diplomatic agreement with the Mexican government, giving the White House cover to placate left-wing activists while avoiding being held in contempt of court.

Informally known as “Remain in Mexico,” the MPP program forces most migrants who apply for asylum to wait in Mexico before their U.S. immigration court hearing. Although a federal court ruled in August that President Joe Biden must keep MPP as an available enforcement tool, the administration has placed

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The Biden Admin Said It Left 100 Americans in Afghanistan. They Now Admit It’s Far More.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki

The Biden administration is in touch with nearly 400 Americans who are stranded in Afghanistan, a figure that far exceeds the administration’s claims that about 100 Americans were left in the nation following the United States’ hurried exit from Kabul, according to a senior congressional source who was briefed Thursday by the State Department.

With Afghanistan in the administration’s rear-view mirror, U.S. officials are providing exact figures on the number of Americans who are still stranded and want to leave—although they are doing so in private, off-the-record forums—according to two senior congressional aides, who relayed the contents of the non-public

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Top Democratic Recruit Campaigns With Disgraced Former Teamster

A top Democratic congressional candidate in Illinois with ties to President Joe Biden tapped a corrupt former union official to help boost her campaign.

Nikki Budzinski, a former White House official who left the Biden administration to challenge Rep. Rodney Davis (R., Ill.) in a district targeted by Democrats, this week held a campaign event cohosted by Nicole Brener-Schmitz, a disgraced former Teamsters Union political director who resigned after an investigation found she embezzled union funds.

“So proud to cohost this event for @nikkibudzinski, future congresswoman from Illinois and a true fighter for America’s working families,” Brener-Schmitz captioned an Instagram

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McAuliffe Touts ‘Dem Leadership’ on Economy as Supply Chain Crisis Hits Northern Virginia

DUMFRIES, Va.As Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe rallied with Vice President Kamala Harris to tout “Democratic leadership” on the economy, businesses outside of the Northern Virginia venue struggled to deal with “unprecedented” labor and supply chain issues.

At his Thursday evening rally in Dumfries, McAuliffe spoke of “new high-paying jobs” and “reduced unemployment” in the state, adding, “That’s what you get with good Democratic leadership.” Throughout the surrounding area, however, businesses bore the impact of the Biden administration’s ongoing supply chain crisis and crippling labor shortage.

In a nearby Waffle House—a late-night Southern restaurant chain known for

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