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Money for indoctrination

NEW YORK — Glenn Youngkin recently was elected Virginia’s governor partly because he promised to ban teaching of CRT. CRT stands for critical race theory, which argues that every American institution upholds white supremacy. Before Youngkin’s surprise victory, the media mocked him for ...

A republic of spies

WASHINGTON — Late last Friday, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center warned the American public against the dangers of spyware manufactured by one Israeli corporation. Spyware is unwanted software that can expose the entire contents of one’s mobile or laptop device to prying ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2022. There are 350 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Jan. 15, 2009, US Airways Capt. Chesley ìSullyî Sullenberger ditched his Airbus 320 in the Hudson River after a flock of ...

Poll: Abortion grows as priority issue for Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Roe v. Wade facing its strongest threat in decades, a new poll finds Democrats increasingly view protecting abortion rights as a high priority for the government. Thirteen percent of Democrats mentioned abortion or reproductive rights as one of the issues they want ...

Bruce and Barack: Cool dudes on the State of the Nation

WASHINGTON — Who would you rather hang with, Bruce Springsteen or Barack Obama? Luckily, you don’t have to choose, because Bruce and Barack have a bestselling book, “Renegades,” out, based on podcast conversations. Maybe it was under your Christmas tree. Could that be any ...

New York: No longer a ‘Fun City’

WASHINGTON — “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is one who keeps the Law.” (Proverbs 29:18) That didn’t last long. The optimism surrounding New York City’s new mayor, Eric Adams, seems to be quickly eroding due to several self-inflicted political ...