Harris praises anti-Semitic lies and different commentary

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From the precise: Harris Praises Anti-Semitic Lies

What ought to a vp say when somebody “ambushes” her with lies that quantity to anti-Semitism? asks Spectator World’s Dominic Green. Kamala Harris final week confronted a scholar who objected to Congress’ “subsidy of American arms manufacturers,” referring to the invoice to fund Israel’s Iron Dome, saying it “hurts my heart, because it’s ethnic genocide and displacement of people.” Harris then “praised the student . . . ‘I’m glad you said that,’ [Harris] said. ‘Your voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth should not be suppressed, and it must be heard.’ ” But the scholar shared nothing true, Green notes: “Her perspective is poisoned by malignant fictions.” The proper response: “Correct the lies. Speak the truth.”

Big Brother beat: I Spy the IRS

A very disturbing merchandise Democrats intention to incorporate of their big “reconciliation” invoice would “force your bank, credit union or other financial institution to report annually on all individual and business transactions of $600 or more,” Chris Furlow notes at The Dallas Morning News. Dems “say they want to use this information to catch wealthy tax cheats,” nevertheless it transfer would “empower the IRS to surveil almost all Americans to generate more tax revenue.” At the $600 threshold, “few Americans would escape the dragnet. It would annually capture information on individuals, such as your credit card payments and even transactions with family and friends.” Indeed, “such a voluminous IRS data grab without probable cause” means the IRS will deal with all of us as “presumed tax cheats.”

Liberal: How Cultural Left Hobbles Democrats

“The cultural left has managed to associate the Democratic party with a series of views on crime, immigration, policing, free speech and of course race and gender that are quite far from those of the median voter,” creating “an electoral liability,” Ruy Texeira warns at The Liberal Patriot. President Biden and others “try to dissociate themselves from super-unpopular ideas like defunding the police,” however the different voices within the get together “are still more deferred to than opposed. These voices are further amplified by Democratic-leaning media and nonprofits” and throughout the “party infrastructure itself, all of which are thoroughly dominated by the cultural left.” So Dems lose swing voters over points like border safety, “language policing” and calling America “a white supremacist society.” The result’s to “put a ceiling on Democratic support” when voters are trending left on economics. Democrats “cannot have both cultural leftism and political dominance. Eventually they will have to choose.”

Conservative: Chasing Pols Into Loo Isn’t Normal

National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke denounces the media failure to sentence the lefty activists who chased Sen. Kyrsten Sinema into a toilet on Sunday, filming her “as she entered one of the stalls . . . [and] as she left the bathroom in shock.” Newsweek, The Washington Post and the Daily Beast all glossed over the outrage of “a rabble of agitators wielding camera-phones” as they comply with somebody into a bathroom. So a lot for the media’s Trump-era considerations for “the maintenance of political decorum.”

Libertarian: Health Officials’ Blown Credibility

One motive for widespread vax resistance, J.D. Tuccille argues at Reason, is “self-inflicted wounds on the part of public health experts” who’ve “effectively discarded their own credibility” because the pandemic started. It’s not simply “low information” sorts who doubt: In a survey in May on Medscape (WebMD’s sister web site for health-care execs) of two,000 nurses, “77% said their trust in the CDC has decreased since the start of the pandemic, and 51% said their trust in the FDA has decreased.” For 450 medical doctors, the drops have been 77 % on the FDA and 48 % on the CDC. Tuccille notes they cited “concerns about politics affecting public health decisions as well as contradictory messaging about masks, vaccination, and proper conduct to avoid infection.” In quick, “anti-vaxxers are making bad choices, but they’ve been strongly nudged in that direction by self-destructive experts.”

— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board