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TikTok’s Latest Assault: Ripping Off American Artists and Songwriters

Americans are by now broadly aware of the threat posed by Chinese-owned TikTok, including its threat to U.S. national security.

In recent days, we’ve witnessed in real time another emerging TikTok threat reaching the headlines:  The threat it poses to intellectual property protections, which undergird America’s status as the most artistically and musically productive and influential nation in human history.

Universal Music Group, however, has decided to stand up and fight back by removing its catalog of songs – including artists like Taylor Swift, Drake and Billie Eilish – from TikTok.

Tone-Deaf TikTok has built its aggressive worldwide empire largely on the backs of music created by American artists, as even its corporate leadership openly admits.  As TikTok’s very own…[more]

February 08, 2024 • 12:44 PM

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On Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Legacy:
 
 

"Mitch McConnell changed the direction of the world. He stopped the destruction of the Republican Party by opposing, delaying and weakening and ultimately defeating the drive for 'campaign finance reform' that would have left union bosses as the sole power in America. Senator McConnell herorically sculpted the present Supreme Court and saved the second amendment, religious liberty and free speech. An amazing and lasting legacy."

 
 
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
Posted February 29, 2024 • 01:55 PM
 
 
On Gallup's Latest Poll Showing Immigration Being Viewed by Americans as the Most Important Problem:
 
 

"Significantly more Americans name immigration as the most important problem facing the U.S. (28%) than did a month ago (20%). Immigration has now passed the government as the most often cited problem, after the two issues tied for the top position the past two months. The government ranked first each month from January through November 2023.

"In the latest poll, 20% of Americans name the government as the most important problem, followed by the economy (12%) and inflation (11%). Immigration is the only issue that has shown meaningful change in the past month."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Jeffrey Jones, Gallup Senior Editor
— Jeffrey Jones, Gallup Senior Editor
Posted February 28, 2024 • 10:33 AM
 
 
On the Impact of Illegal Border Crossers and Their Crimes:
 
 

"A nursing student bludgeoned to death near a tranquil Georgia college campus. A developmentally disabled person raped in Boston. A mother and son killed in a head-on crash in Colorado. New York's finest assaulted in the heralded Times Square.

"The roll-call of victims violated by Joe Biden's border policies is rising as fast as the hotel and welfare tabs for sanctuary cities, thrusting an American society that long revered its immigrant heritage into a crisis of epic proportions driven by more than 8 million illegal border crossers since the 46th president took office.

"That total surpasses the individual populations of more than half the republic's states. And the impact by state and city becomes more staggering by the day."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— John Solomon, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News
— John Solomon, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News
Posted February 26, 2024 • 07:38 AM
 
 
On President Biden's Student Loan Bailout:
 
 

"'The Supreme Court blocked it. They blocked it. But that didn't stop me.'

"Those aren't the words of some banana republic strongman like Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro or Russia's Vladimir Putin. Those are the words of President Joe Biden speaking from a library in Culver City, California, where he announced the transfer of $1.2 billion in wealth from taxpayers to a handpicked set of college graduates.

"Specifically, Biden canceled the debts of more than 150,000 college graduates who borrowed less than $12,000 to pay for their degrees. Each of the bailout recipients had been enrolled in the Department of Education's Saving on a Valuable Education plan, which enabled borrowers to lower or even eliminate their monthly student debt payments based on their current household income. Biden just chose to accelerate the implementation of the plan in time for this year's election.

"This $1.2 billion boondoggle is far less than the $400 billion that Biden initially tried to pay his constituents but was shot down by the Supreme Court. Undaunted, Biden is now back, again testing the outer limits of executive authority, all for the transparent purpose of delivering cash to those who are most likely to vote for him."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
Posted February 23, 2024 • 09:07 AM
 
 
On President Biden's Brother Changing His Story to Congressional Investigators:
 
 

"James Biden altered his story during a closed-door interview with lawmakers on Wednesday after congressional investigators presented him with evidence directly contradicting his claims, according to a source familiar with the interview.

"Joe Biden's younger brother, in closed-door testimony to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees, initially told his interviewers that he was not part of a business deal involving Hunter Biden and several of his associates, according to a source familiar with the interview. However, after investigators showed him an agreement that featured his signature alongside those of Hunter Biden and his business partners, James Biden then told legislators that he did not remember signing the agreement.

"The deal in question was a proposed joint venture involving an entity known as SinoHawk and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-tied CEFC China Energy Limited energy firm, according to a source familiar with the interview."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Nick Pope, Teh Daily Caller
— Nick Pope, Teh Daily Caller
Posted February 22, 2024 • 08:39 AM
 
 
On President Biden and Israel's War Against Hamas:
 
 

"The United States has vetoed one United Nations resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, but President Joe Biden is reportedly proposing a separate ceasefire resolution that would also call on Israel to abandon its plan to crush the remnants of Hamas in the city of Rafah.

"He should proceed no further in this. Israel has come too far and made too much progress in the laudable goal of dismantling Hamas to stop now. Before Hamas massacred innocent Israelis on Oct. 7, there were 24 Hamas regional battalions in Gaza. These have been reduced to six, and they are in Rafah. The city must be taken. Hamas must not be allowed to survive.

"War is horrific, and this Israel campaign against Hamas in Gaza has been no exception. But as brutal as armed conflict is, Israel has gone to extreme efforts to minimize civilian casualties. It has done a remarkably good job. Hamas claims that 29,000 Gazans have died since Israel began its counterattack following the terrorist invasion. Israel says 12,000 of those deaths are Hamas fighters. If one takes both sides' numbers as accurate (even though we know Hamas has included deaths that are inflicted by itself or outright false), that would be near a historic low in the ratio of combatants killed to civilians. According to the United Nations, the average rate for wars is about nine noncombatants killed for every one combatant."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
— The Editors, Washington Examiner
Posted February 21, 2024 • 12:22 PM
 
 
On the Biden Administration's Plan to Relax Regulations Designed to Prop Up Electric Vehicles:
 
 

"When President Joe Biden issued regulations that he and his side of the political aisle hoped would eventually lead to electric vehicles replacing automobiles that burn gasoline and diesel fuel, it was regarded as a glorious moment. The backtracking, however, has begun, a welcome development we didn't believe was possible from the man who once irresponsibly promised 'to end fossil fuel.'

"Unfortunately, it's being done for the wrong reasons.

"The New York Times reported over the weekend that the 'administration intends to relax elements of one of its most ambitious strategies to combat climate change, limits on tailpipe emissions that are designed to get Americans to switch from gas-powered cars to electric vewhicles.' The Times calls it a 'concession to automakers and labor unions.' ...

"While there is plenty of conjecture and speculation, there is no science that says replacing fossil-fuel powered vehicles with EVs will have a salutary effect on the climate. The EV manufacturing chain is one long line of carbon-dioxide emissions. From the extraction of raw materials using equipment that burns fossil fuels, to the assembly process, to the charging, operating, and then eventual disposal of EVs, their environmental impact is far from benign. The truth is they are as dirty, if not more so, than conventional automobiles."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Issues & Insights Editorial Board
— Issues & Insights Editorial Board
Posted February 20, 2024 • 08:02 AM
 
 
On Biden Spinning His Seeming Inaccuracies in Describing Questioning by the Special Counsel:
 
 

"In his press conference following the report on his retention of classified documents, Joe Biden lashed out at special counsel Robert Hur for saying the president has such 'dimished faculties,' it would be difficult to criminally charge him.

"One of the key and scripted moments was Biden angrily denouncing Hur for raising his son's death.

"Many in the media eagerly replayed the clip the next day, calling Hur's question outrageous, callous and unprofessional.

"But NBC reports it was not Hur but Biden himself who raised Beau Biden's death."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Jonathan Turley, Attorney and Professor at George Washington University Law School
— Jonathan Turley, Attorney and Professor at George Washington University Law School
Posted February 16, 2024 • 09:22 AM
 
 
Reporting on Alleged Claims that U.S. Intelligence Agencies Tasked Foreign Partners with Spying on Trump’s 2016 Campaign:
 
 

"The U.S. Intelligence Community asked fellow members of the '"Five Eyes" intelligence alliance to surveil Trump's associates and share the intelligence they acquired with US agencies,' sources told a small team of independent reporters who broke the story yesterday. 

"In 'CIA' Had Foreign Allies Spy on Trump Team, Triggering Russia Collusion Hoax, Sources Say,' journalists Michael Shellenberger, Matt Taibbi, and Alex Gutentag reported that top-line takeaway, along with several other key details. According to the authors, 'multiple credible sources,' said that 'the United States Intelligence Community (IC), including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), illegally mobilized foreign intelligence agencies to target Trump advisors long before the summer of 2016.'

"The article, published on Shellenberger's Substack, noted, 'Unitl now, the official story has been that the FBI's investigation began after Australian intelligence officials told US officials that a Trump aide had boasted to an Australian diplomat that Russia had damning material about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.' That probe, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane, launched on July 31, 2016, although Special Counsel John Durham would later conclude the Australian tip failed to justify the investigation into the Trump campaign."

Read the entire artice here. 

 
 
— Margot Cleveland, The Federalist
— Margot Cleveland, The Federalist
Posted February 15, 2024 • 09:00 AM
 
 
On the Prospect of a Kamala Harris Presidency:
 
 

"You would think that after three years of Joe Biden's misbegotten presidency, Americans would have suffered enough and fate would cut us a break.

But Kamala Harris has other ideas.

As a reminder that things can always get worse, the veep from hell said the four most terrifying words in the English language: 'I'm ready to serve.'

Oh, God, please, not that!

If she gets control of the Oval Office, the last three tumultuous years will be fondly recalled as the good old days."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
— Michael Goodwin, New York Post
Posted February 14, 2024 • 08:03 AM
 
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"Mitch McConnell changed the direction of the world. He stopped the destruction of the Republican Party by opposing, delaying and weakening and ultimately defeating the drive for 'campaign finance reform' that would have left union bosses as the sole power in America. Senator McConnell herorically sculpted the present Supreme Court and saved the second amendment, religious liberty and free speech.…[more]
 
 
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
 
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