Adriana Cohen from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Fri, 14 May 2021 03:07:06 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Adriana Cohen from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/adriana-cohen-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen 25ec02975c6cdc24b8e28bb7c2fe6b1a Don't Blacklist Trump; Boycott Big Tech for 05/07/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/05/21/dont-blacklist-trump-boycott-big-tech Fri, 07 May 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Facebook's tyrannical blacklisting of former President Donald Trump, an elected politician 74 million Americans voted for, is wholly un-American and must be stopped before our nation veers off the cliff and permanently loses precious liberties our brave veterans and troops have lost life and limb protecting: the right to free speech, freedom of thought and to assemble without penalty. </p> <p>And perhaps most importantly, the right to free elections, without interference from social media companies that deceptively manipulate what voters see and don't see to tip the outcome of elections in Democratic candidates' favor. </p> <p>"Facebook's internal ruling to ban former President Trump reinforces their active role in stifling free speech, " U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., told me via email on Thursday. "Until their power is checked, Big Tech will continue to employ arbitrary standards and closed-door decision-making to silence conservative voices." <p>Updated: Fri May 07, 2021</p> 6273ac9297ae478f201615e911d44cb9 Congressman Jim Jordan Sounds Off on Fauci and Biden's First 100 Days for 04/30/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/04/21/congressman-jim-jordan-sounds-off-on-fauci-and-bidens-first-100-days Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In an exclusive interview with ranking member of the judiciary committee, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, on Thursday morning, he gave his reaction to the president's address before Congress the night before, President Biden's first 100 days in office and Dr. Anthony Fauci's inconsistent mask guidance damaging his credibility. </p> <p>Adriana Cohen: "What's your reaction to President Biden's speech before Congress last night?"</p> <p>Jordan: "A bunch of socialism delivered in slow motion. ... In his first 100 days, we saw crisis at the border, Democrat's readiness to pack the Supreme Court, making Washington, D.C., a state, ending the filibuster, plans to gut the 2nd Amendment, giving amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants... just to name a few of Democrats big government socialist agenda."<p>Updated: Fri Apr 30, 2021</p> ce48cbbfbe42122359b32cc7550b46bd The Devastating Global Impact of Mask Mandates for 04/23/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/04/21/the-devastating-global-impact-of-mask-mandates Fri, 23 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Now that the Biden administration has achieved the impressive milestone of 200 million Americans getting vaccinated in his first 100 days in office, it's time to lift all remaining mask mandates.</p> <p>If you'll recall, at the outset of the pandemic, we were told by Dr. Anthony Fauci that we needed just 15 days to "flatten the curve" and to protect frontline health care workers from getting the coronavirus. We were told the goal was to protect the most vulnerable citizens from getting the virus. Now, over a year later, we've not only achieved that primary objective, but we've surpassed it in spades &#8212; with as many as 3 million Americans getting vaccinated daily. <p>Updated: Fri Apr 23, 2021</p> 7b337545e91f114e9f2fec99ea3c3400 Kamala Harris' Failed Leadership Test for 04/16/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/04/21/kamala-harris-failed-leadership-test Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's been an inexplicable 22 days and counting that Vice President Kamala Harris has not visited the U.S. southern border or detention facilities since President Joe Biden announced she'll be the Administration's point person handling the immigration and humanitarian crisis. </p> <p>Harris' glaring absence at the border and U.S. detention facilities that house thousands of illegal immigrants and unaccompanied minors is a political misstep. She is squandering a golden opportunity to demonstrate leadership to the American people and convince voters, on both sides of the aisle, she's capable of being president someday. <p>Updated: Fri Apr 16, 2021</p> 70b70d358f8b0dabe89a93ac7e1a0774 Biden Bungles the Border for 04/09/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/04/21/biden-bungles-the-border Fri, 09 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>With every day that passes, Democrats are taking a step closer to becoming the party of drugs, cartels and human traffickers &#8212;a grave threat to America's national security. </p> <p>The Biden administration's reckless open borders policy has caused chaos and human suffering at the southern border where illegal crossings have surged to a 20-year high. On Thursday, border officials announced that a staggering 18,890 unaccompanied children were apprehended crossing the U.S. border illegally in March, up from 9,271 in February. That's just a fraction of the 172,000 migrant encounters in March exacerbating the ongoing pandemic. Thousands of unauthorized migrants are being packed into U.S. detention centers as they wait to be processed &#8212; not socially distanced. This hasn't gone unnoticed by members of Congress. </p> <p>"Paging Dr. Fauci," tweeted Senator Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., on Friday. "You need to go to the southern border and witness in person the biggest super spreader event in the nation &#8212; President (Biden's) immigration policies." <p>Updated: Fri Apr 09, 2021</p> 607b7099c0b2338316bef4823fee4c0c The Democrats' COVID-19 Double Standard for 04/02/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/04/21/the-democrats-covid-19-double-standard Fri, 02 Apr 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Democrats like to talk about "equality," but their actions and policies are far from fair or equal. </p> <p>Consider the extreme hardship the pandemic has caused Americans the past 14 months, during which citizens have lost their jobs and liberties and millions of our children have been denied an in-person education. We've been told by self-serving teachers unions and the government that it's "too dangerous" for our kids to go to school or participate in sports or any school activities, no matter how detrimental the loss of these basic rights has been for their mental health and well-being. </p> <p>But now, under the Biden-Harris administration, thousands of migrants and unaccompanied minors &#8212; many who have the coronavirus &#8212; are being encouraged to illegally enter the U.S. during an ongoing pandemic. Many are being crammed into overflowing migrant detention centers that liberals described as "cages" during the prior administration. "More than 100,000 people were either apprehended by or surrendered to federal immigration officials in February, including about 9,460 unaccompanied minors and more than 19,240 families," reports the Texas Tribune. <p>Updated: Fri Apr 02, 2021</p> 9d1ee03296e6efe070b944509b092274 Innovation Saves Lives for 03/26/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/03/21/innovation-saves-lives-90f80 Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Adriana Cohen is off this week. The following column is by Laura Hollis. </p> <p></p> <p>There was a testy Twitter exchange last week between Bernie Sanders, the socialist Democratic U.S. senator from Vermont, and eccentric billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 26, 2021</p> b5de4f5b02bbe3501b74bc211ab1cadb Incendiary Rhetoric for Thee, But Not for Me for 02/12/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/02/21/incendiary-rhetoric-for-thee-but-not-for-me Fri, 12 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Democrats are once again impeaching former President Donald Trump &#8212;now a private citizen &#8212; for provocative rhetoric they say incited the attack on the Capitol Building Jan 6. If inflammatory language is now cause for impeachment, according to the left, when do similar proceedings start for Sen. Chuck Schumer, who threatened two U.S. Supreme Court justices? </p> <p>While speaking to a crowd of left-wing abortion activists last March on the steps of the Supreme Court, Schumer warned Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh that they would "pay" if they don't rule his way on abortion rights. "I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh: You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price," the Democratic leader threatened at the rally. "You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions." </p> <p>Was that not inciting violence? <p>Updated: Fri Feb 12, 2021</p> 80ecb9000c26d2bc14162220eb660a41 Biden Must Fire Psaki for 02/05/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/02/21/biden-must-fire-psaki Fri, 05 Feb 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Progressives demand that conservatives practice tolerance &#8212; at all times &#8212; and if they dare to say or post anything on social media that strays from politically correct speech, then they risk being "canceled" from society. The offender may lose their jobs and livelihoods, get blacklisted in Hollywood or be run out of corporate America. </p> <p>Roseanne Barr is one such example. In 2018, her hit TV show, "Roseanne," was abruptly canceled by ABC following a controversial tweet directed at a former Obama administration adviser. But that's just the tip of the iceberg &#8212; if you're a libertarian like Barr or lean right. </p> <p>It's commonplace that if you're a professional athlete or play college sports, you risk being booted from your sports leagues over one bad tweet or post. And for nonathletes, one may be kicked out of college or see their hard-won acceptance to an Ivy League university revoked no matter how long ago the offensive transgression transpired. It doesn't matter if you were a young, immature teenager. <p>Updated: Fri Feb 05, 2021</p> 9a0e71690df295d77777f2c4b888c2fc Biden Inauguration Highlights COVID Divide for 01/22/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/01/21/biden-inauguration-highlights-covid-divide Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As the nation gathered to watch the inauguration this week, one thing became glaringly obvious: President Joe Biden is already breaking his promises to the American people.</p> <p>If you recall, throughout the presidential campaign, Biden tweeted repeatedly that if elected president, he would "listen to the experts" to combat the coronavirus. Yet, amidst a pandemic where the death toll reached a grim milestone this week &#8212; surpassing 400,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to John Hopkins University &#8212; the president and many of his high-profile guests attending his inauguration flouted CDC guidelines and advice of the so-called experts.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 22, 2021</p> ed786115f692364c272d60d20ef998a1 Capitol Chaos Illustrates Stark Hypocrisy for 01/08/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/01/21/capitol-chaos-illustrates-stark-hypocrisy Fri, 08 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>We're living in a time of egregious double standards where Democrats and complicit media hold Republicans to a different code of conduct than themselves. An asymmetrical playing field that continues to divide the nation and perpetuate ever-growing anger and resentment amongst President Donald Trump's 74 million supporters. </p> <p>Take election integrity. Democrats get a free pass to sow distrust in our elections to serve their political ambitions no matter how divisive and destabilizing to our country. If you recall, over the past four years Hillary Clinton claimed the election was stolen from her while fellow Democrats refused to accept the results of the 2016 election. In September 2019, The Washington Post reported, "Hillary Clinton dismissed Trump as an 'illegitimate president' and suggested that 'he knows' that he stole the 2016 presidential election." <p>Updated: Fri Jan 08, 2021</p> a289f6532cb3c5a380e0d8a74ecad2f5 Are Mask Mandates Working? for 01/01/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/12/20/are-mask-mandates-working Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Joe Biden has been tweeting about his plan to implement a 100-day national mask mandate. A largely symbolic statement given the vast majority of Americans are already wearing masks and have been doing so for many months now, if not the duration of the pandemic. </p> <p>Today, 38 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico already have mask requirements. Other states, in lieu of a statewide order, have opted to permit counties to make their own decisions based on local infection rates. Or some states have required mandatory face coverings for specific industries such as salons and barbershops where people come into close contact. </p> <p>That said, should politicians be expanding mask requirements 10 months into the pandemic or instead prudently reviewing the data to examine whether or not face coverings have been effective in curbing the spread of the coronavirus? <p>Updated: Fri Jan 01, 2021</p> 736ee9c60907fd392ab27fd6cc5302ab High Time Elected Officials Forfeit Their Paychecks During Lockdowns for 12/18/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/12/20/high-time-elected-officials-forfeit-their-paychecks-during-lockdowns Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>We're "all in this together," or so we were told at the outset of the pandemic 10 months ago. </p> <p>This once-comforting notion has quickly morphed into survival of the fittest given the stringent government restrictions and crushing lockdowns that have violated our collective freedoms and destroyed the livelihoods of millions of Americans. <p>Updated: Fri Dec 18, 2020</p> 6e9a1e1e2f8d9453b949a9b47a05a983 Techno-Fascism Strikes Again for 12/11/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/12/20/techno-fascism-strikes-again Fri, 11 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Whoever controls the information we see or don't see controls the universe &#8212; and must be reined in without delay. </p> <p>We're talking about Big Tech's ever-expanding ability to shape and control public opinion on any topic it desires &#8212; including U.S. elections &#8212; by censoring conservatives' tweets and posts while amplifying liberal voices and news stories favorable to Democratic candidates. <p>Updated: Fri Dec 11, 2020</p> 7d6e5130c93e962cce03e983771a47ac Fast Track COVID-19 Vaccine to Teachers So Schools Reopen for 11/27/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/11/20/fast-track-covid-19-vaccine-to-teachers-so-schools-reopen Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Now that COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available, governors nationwide must prioritize getting it to teachers so America's schools reopen without delay. We simply cannot allow millions of children to continue to be isolated at home staring at computer screens all day. Remote learning is harming their physical and mental health while denying them a quality education.</p> <p>This attempt to protect our nation's children during the pandemic is doing more harm than good. </p> <p>Let's start with the obvious: Children staring at computer screens while being sedentary 6-8 hours a day is increasing their risk of getting diabetes and a host of other deadly diseases. "Study results have demonstrated associations of prolonged sitting time with premature mortality (1-3); chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer (4-7); metabolic syndrome (5,6); and obesity (5,7)," in adults reports the CDC.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 27, 2020</p> 84fee5dc85517479860c9724bd026b75 Empty Words Won't Unify This Nation for 11/13/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/11/20/empty-words-wont-unify-this-nation Fri, 13 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Joe Biden says he wants unity and promises to be a president that represents all Americans not just Democrats. </p> <p>"Let's give each other a chance," he told his supporters at a rally in Delaware on Nov. 7. "It's time to put away the harsh rhetoric. To lower the temperature. To see each other again. To listen to each other again. To make progress we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy," he said. "We are not enemies. We are Americans." </p> <p>A well-scripted sentiment that's out of touch with our deeply divided nation as the Democratic Party and its media allies have spent the past four years calling Donald Trump's supporters racist &#8212; and every other repugnant smear you can think of. That's not exactly a way to win over half the country and heal the nation. <p>Updated: Fri Nov 13, 2020</p> 53767ac025dc31008777ea69444ed690 Big Tech Using Censorship to Tip Elections for 11/06/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/11/20/big-tech-using-censorship-to-tip-elections Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p>We've reached a crisis point in America when the president of the United States &#8212; the leader of the free world &#8212; is being censored by social media networks during a presidential election and the pivotal days that have followed.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 06, 2020</p> 77dcbc5ffb43fc446ab05ee5e2cf7315 Trump Has Earned a Second Term for 10/30/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/10/20/trump-has-earned-a-second-term Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Despite living in one of the bluest states in America, Massachusetts, I voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and will proudly do so again on Election Day. </p> <p>There are many reasons why the president has earned my vote again, but high on the list is his proven success in leading the great American comeback in his first three years in office &#8212; cutting taxes for middle-income earners, slashing job-killing regulations and achieving historically low unemployment for all. </p> <p>And if the latest gross domestic product report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday is any indication &#8212; showing a record-breaking 33.1% acceleration in the last quarter &#8212; during a pandemic &#8212; imagine what our jobs president can achieve with a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon. <p>Updated: Fri Oct 30, 2020</p> bf5bba93e023e2234f67485f6254f7f7 Holding Big Tech Accountable for 10/23/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/10/20/holding-big-tech-accountable Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Big Tech titans Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg better lawyer up.</p> <p>These enemies of free speech and a free press will be hauled in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain their brazen censorship of conservatives. The ever-growing list of those censored includes the president of the United States, his White House press secretary and the New York Post, whose account is still locked for posting a credible story about Joe Biden and his son during an election. </p> <p>In light of Twitter's unprecedented and willful censorship, Jack Dorsey could also be facing charges for lying to Congress in 2018. <p>Updated: Fri Oct 23, 2020</p> 9e79bfaa1753aff92476b9c4393362d9 Holding Big Tech Accountable for 10/23/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/adriana-cohen/10/20/ Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Big Tech titans Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg better lawyer up.</p> <p>These enemies of free speech and a free press will be hauled in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain their brazen censorship of conservatives. The ever-growing list of those censored includes the president of the United States, his White House press secretary and the New York Post, whose account is still locked for posting a credible story about Joe Biden and his son during an election. </p> <p>In light of Twitter's unprecedented and willful censorship, Jack Dorsey could also be facing charges for lying to Congress in 2018. <p>Updated: Fri Oct 23, 2020</p>