Democrat’s push for unemployment and different commentary


From the appropriate: Dems’ Push for Unemployment

“Something in the labor market fundamentally changed during the pandemic. Fewer people seem willing to work,” Andy Puzder notes at Real Clear Politics. “The Biden administration has increased food stamp benefits by 25% and Democrats now want to make the current $3,600 per year tax credit” for kids underneath 6 everlasting. That credit score “is a good example of the growing government support mentality businesses are up against.” “People struggling financially” won’t ever discover fulfilling jobs “if the government seduces them into living off what other people produce rather than realizing their potential.” And “the Democrats are attempting to cobble together the socialists’ dream program — universal basic income with cradle-to-grave government dependence.”

From the left: Objectivity Still Matters

An “alarming” Urban Institute weblog publish warns “that the analysis practices of ‘objectivity’ and ‘rigor’ are ‘harmful’ and ‘rooted in racism, ableism, and classism,” Zaid Jilani writes at Persuasion. After “a firestorm on social media,” the group’s president emphasised that “rigor is a hallmark of what we do.” Jilani finds all this “emblematic of the struggle between truth and social justice that is taking place across many left-leaning institutions.” Indeed, “the point of research is not to promote a particular ideology or agenda” however to “tell us what is true.” Nor are “old-fashioned objectivity and truth-seeking . . . the lone purview of European-Americans, who have imposed them on all institutions.” Indeed, “objectivity and rigor, far from promoting racism, have often provided the data that serve as the antidote to racism.” And: “If institutions continue to undermine their own credibility, people may start going to less reliable sources for information instead.”

Capitol view: Pelosi’s Legacy of Disaster

For all of the media love and her “reputation as a master legislator,” observes Joe Concha at the Hill, Nancy Pelosi’s repeated failure to stay as much as her guarantees of a flooring vote on the bipartisan infrastructure invoice leaves the social gathering deeply divided and unable to go that or the progressive social-spending invoice. “Big picture: Democrats just guaranteed that they’ll lose the House and Senate in 2022, which would likely guarantee the end of the 81-year-old Pelosi’s political career.” And “The old saying is that we’re only remembered for what we do last. In Nancy Pelosi’s case, it may well be her inability to bring the party together on infrastructure.”

Education beat: Experts vs. Parents

Virginia gov candidate Terry McAuliffe’s declaration, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” was “a wonder to behold,” snarks Peter Wood at Spectator World, as many Americans assume authorities has stolen “their right to have some say in the education of their children,” and two Virginia college districts “are frontline battlegrounds in the fight over curricula.” McAuliffe stood with “enlightened experts who can be trusted to keep children safe from the endarkening views of their parents.” But “the charisma of the expert is clouded these days by doubts.” Take COVID lockdowns, for instance. “Experts don’t know when to stop.” Tasked with “maintaining clean waterways, they’ll exert authority over every puddle and seek to license beavers.”

Media watch: News Has Become Religion

After every week the place media and politicians obsessed about Border Patrol brokers whipping migrants, with nearly no dialogue of what occurred to these Haitians later, adopted by huge silence on a Politico reporter’s re-confirmation of The Post’s Hunter Biden scoops, Matt Taibbi thunders at TK News: “News in America used to be fun to talk about, fun to joke about, interesting to think about. Now it’s an interminable bummer, because the press business has taken on characteristics of that other institution where talking, joking, and thinking aren’t allowed: church.” And each “denominations” are fact-averse, “as is shown in polls about, say, pandemic attitudes, where Americans across the board consistently show they know less than they think.”

— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board