Clinesmith gets probation and community service for falsifying evidence in SpyGate
This tells us two things: 1) Clinesmith is not cooperating. (If he was cooperating, Durham would have delayed sentencing until after the cooperation, as in the Flynn case). 2) Judge Boasberg is corrupt or otherwise compromised, because he is claiming Clinesmith did not act from political bias, despite written evidence of that bias.
WHO advisor says Kung Flu likely came from Chinese lab
That this came from a lab leak was obvious from the beginning. The hard part was proving it. Now that Trump is out of office and Biden can prevent any actual consequences, this sort of thing is allowed to become part of the public discourse.
I'd be more worried about this if I didn't think they would need an Amendment to actually do it. But, if they do manage to do it, that's two permanent Democrat Senators and at least one permanent Representative. And make no mistake -- that political advantage is WHY they want to do it.
Other possible new states have fewer Constitutional blockages.
I do not think this will past Constitutional muster, because DC is specifically defined in the Constitution. However, it's also illustrative of how the left is desperate to grab onto permanent political power. They'll try with Puerto Rico and other territories next, which have fewer Constitutional barriers. Each one they successfully transform into a state is an extra 2 Democrat votes in the Senate. And with that, they will have crossed the Rubicon.
HR1 has been introduced, which (if passed and signed) will institute national vote-by-mail, ban voter ID, ban cleaning of voter registration rolls, and much, much more. Having seen how close this election was even with their fully operational voter fraud system, they have decided to triple down on their success and take over the country with permanent voter fraud.
Biden admin undoes Trump order on pricing for epipen, insulin
Normally I'd call this situation something that shows the demand for market forces and competition in the market for those goods. But -- government regulation forms a tremendous barrier to entry in medical fields, and often patent laws do too. The result is an effective medical monopoly on goods people need for their health care (an artificial source of demand), combined with provably artificially inflated prices. This is why we have antitrust laws.
The price for an epipen was increased by a factor of over 100x prior to the Trump order. Just because the manufacturer decided to take some profits, not for any reasons relating to cost. That's exactly the sort of thing that should invite antitrust scrutiny.
And now the Biden admin is canceling those orders. But aren't the Democrats supposed to care about the cost of medical care to ordinary people?
Biden ran on having a better plan to fix the coronavirus right away, but practically his first day in office he admits there is nothing he can do to change its course. Lockdowns don't work. Masks don't work. It's a respiratory virus; the relevant particles are just too small for a mask to filter and infections will spread no matter what. Hand-washing and sanitizing surfaces are helpful but not preventative. Even vaccines are useless -- the immunity will be temporary as the virus mutates.
But the panic put Biden in office and that's all he cared about.
NRA's bankruptcy ploy fails to derail New York lawsuit
I was a bit skeptical of this move from the beginning. If you could evade state regulatory enforcement just by declaring bankruptcy and relocating to a different state, it would happen all the time. It doesn't; therefore, it's not as likely to work as the lawyers claimed...
Our best case outcome here is for a new, revitalized gun rights organization to emerge from a friendlier jurisdiction. It might be the NRA (hopefully with new management whose focus will be on gun rights rather than selling their mailing list to advertisers); it might be some other organization moving to fill the void. But the current, entrenched leadership at the organization has demonstrated an inability to meet the challenges and responsibilities of their position.
Arizona county agrees to audit -- but only after inauguration
They wouldn't need to insist on delaying the audit until after the election if they were confident their "results" would pass muster. But they are insisting on auditors from a particular body -- whose membership Biden controls -- rather than independent auditors who might actually find something.
Government "can neither confirm nor deny" they fabricated Russian fingerprints
As far as I am concerned, this proves the counter-narrative: Seth Rich leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks and was killed for it, after which the US government (FBI, CIA and possibly other agencies) covered it up. The details are foggy, but the coverup is proven.
Senate Judiciary releases 11 transcripts about Crossfire Hurricane
I'm with Bill Quick on this. It's sort of nice to have it released and public, although it likely doesn't cover absolutely everything, but the time when this could have a significant impact or lead to serious reforms is long past. Biden will protect the people who are protecting him.
Durham may still turn up something, but it does seem unlikely at this point.
Of course, there is some reason to hope the troops are there to keep the Democrats in so they can be arrested for colluding with China to steal the election. This seems unlikely, but there are a very few indicators that appear to point in that direction. We're so far outside of normal that trying to predict is useless.