Michelle Malkin from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Mon, 01 Jun 2020 02:36:09 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Michelle Malkin from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/michelle-malkin-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin f8a4d3f02daedc1c02168ddd6284cbb6 Cashing In on Contact Tracing for 05/27/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/05/20/cashing-in-on-contact-tracing Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Look out. An "army of contact tracers" is about to be unleashed on America. Corporations, political lobbyists and government bureaucracies all win. Privacy, freedom and family autonomy all lose. Big time.</p> <p>You may have already heard of the aptly named House Bill 6666, sponsored by Illinois Dem. Bobby Rush. Known as the Testing, Reaching and Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act, the legislation would allocate $100 billion in public funding to "eligible entities" to "conduct diagnostic testing for COVID-19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals' residences, and for other purposes." The cash could be used to hunt down infected individuals, quarantine them in their homes for undefined periods under unknown conditions and subsidize a hiring spree of untold thousands of trackers from nonprofits, schools and medical facilities.</p> <p>As for "other purposes," the proposal does not define them &#8212; leaving Swamp public health bureaucrats and their pet grantees' imaginations to run wild. What recourse or appeals process to citizens have when the "experts" get diagnoses and assessments wrong? Or when, say, homeschool families refuse to submit to intrusive phone call monitoring or forced quarantine? What are the opt-in or opt-out mechanisms? H.R. 6666 is silent on all these fundamental issues of autonomy and sovereignty. Feel safer yet?<p>Updated: Wed May 27, 2020</p> 77601fbb8027745678263e086a44b725 Stop Training Saudi Arabia's Jihad Pilots for 05/20/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/05/20/stop-training-saudi-arabias-jihad-pilots Wed, 20 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I'm glad the FBI was able to crack the iPhones of the Pensacola naval air base shooter, which confirmed that radicalized Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani had communicated with al-Qaida to carry out a "special operation." Three young American patriots died in Alshamrani's December 2019 attack. The more information we have to prevent the needless slaughter of U.S. military members on U.S. soil the better.</p> <p>But Attorney General William Barr's announcement of the Pensacola jihadist's unlocked phones yesterday raises more questions than it answers. Why haven't the American people been informed yet of basic details regarding how Alshamrani got into our country? Why have we resumed foreign flight training while lockdowns have put nearly 37 million citizens out of work &#8212; and while national security concerns about the A-2 visa for foreign military trainees remain unresolved? Why weren't all temporary foreign visa programs for both civilian and military pilots from around the world immediately frozen as part of President Donald Trump's so-called immigration ban?<p>Updated: Wed May 20, 2020</p> dc440a2091736c13800cac2e5b97a30e Protect Your Family From Fearmonger Fauci for 05/13/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/05/20/protect-your-family-from-fearmonger-fauci Wed, 13 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>This Mother's Day weekend, my family defied government pandemania. We drove out east from Colorado Springs to the tiny town of Calhan for a lovely little hike in the purple-and-gold-hued Paint Mines archeological district. Unmasked, we basked in the sunshine, fresh air and freedom. The park was teeming with moms like me who put family bonding over "social distancing."</p> <p>We were not alone &#8212; and that was a glorious thing.</p> <p>There is nothing public health fossil Dr. Anthony Fauci can do or say to stop me from making the best choices for my children's health, sanity and resilience. He appeared before the Senate on Tuesday to heckle states like Colorado not to get back to business &#8212; back to life &#8212; too soon and too quickly. "Needless suffering and death" will occur, he told The New York Times. "I think we better be careful (that) we are not cavalier in thinking that children are completely immune from the deleterious effects," he testified.<p>Updated: Wed May 13, 2020</p> 93eed562bc33a27d21def8fb8ea1f7c8 Big Google Is Watching Your Children for 05/06/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/05/20/big-google-is-watching-your-children Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Schools remain shuttered across the country, 30 million Americans are out of work, and food banks are running low, but the edutech sector is booming. Silicon Valley companies are feasting on an exploding client base of quarantined students held hostage to "online learning." Big Google is leading the way &#8212; and that is not OK.</p> <p>Unsuspecting parents cheering all the software and hardware donations during the pandemic shutdown have no idea the privacy price their children are paying. This isn't charity. It's big tech recruitment of vulnerable generations of future Google addicts. In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom and Google inked a deal to provide 4,000 "free" Chromebooks to students, along with "free" Wi-Fi to 100,000 families. In Kentucky, the Jefferson County public schools gave away 25,000 Chromebooks. In Philadelphia, public officials earmarked $11 million to purchase 40,000 Chromebooks for homebound kids.<p>Updated: Wed May 06, 2020</p> e2b4bbe403aead9b3eb19534618ec35c Notes on the Coming Meat Shortage for 04/29/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/04/20/notes-on-the-coming-meat-shortage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Great Toilet Paper Scare of 2020 has come to end, but don't breathe a sigh of relief just yet. The Spring Meat Stampede is here.</p> <p>At my local Costco in Colorado Springs on Monday, fresh chicken breast was nowhere to be found. Nationwide, bacon prices doubled. Wholesale pork prices for ham, ribs and loins rose between 12% and 32% over the last seven days. COVID-19 outbreaks among the nation's major meat processing plants have shut down nearly 20% of the country's fresh pork production. Chinese-owned Smithfield Foods has shuttered five facilities so far because of sick and no-show workers; Tyson Foods warns "the food supply is breaking" and "millions of pounds of meat will disappear" by May 1 after the mega-corporation idled its largest pork plant in Iowa, a beef plant in Washington state and another meatpacking facility in Indiana.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 29, 2020</p> f540d19f8f455520826a848c3ed25451 Piercing Illusion of Trump's 'Immigration Ban' for 04/22/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/04/20/piercing-illusion-of-trumps-immigration-ban Wed, 22 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>President Donald Trump unleashed his "April surprise" on Monday night, sending shock waves from the Beltway Swamp to Silicon Valley with a long-overdue announcement: "In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens," he declared, "I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!"</p> <p>The usual suspects inveighed against the still-unseen proposal early Tuesday morning. My inbox was flooded with twitching and moaning from Americans for Prosperity, the Koch Foundation-funded outfit, which called a freeze the "wrong approach" and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which ranted (as usual) about "white nationalists" and "racism." The infuriated Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the "irrational and insidious" plan (that no one had yet seen) and called for "people of all decency" to "denounce this xenophobic agenda." Lawsuits are already being prepared against an executive order that hasn't been written or signed.</p> <p>For nonhysterical observers of the Trump administration, however, the outcome was perfectly obvious: initial excitement followed by abject letdown as actual details have trickled out over the last 24 hours.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 22, 2020</p> 555192d6712533659993ed030496586f Phyllis Schlafly: Godmother of America First for 04/15/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/04/20/phyllis-schlafly-godmother-of-america-first Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Anti-patriot hatred never rests. Hollywood has launched a new character assassination vehicle targeting the late great Phyllis Schlafly. "Mrs. America" debuts on FX on Hulu this week with liberal actress Cate Blanchett starring as the traditionalist Catholic conservative activist who defeated the so-called Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and went on to helm the influential Eagle Forum until her death at 92 in 2016.</p> <p>Blanchett, who also served as executive producer on the project, denies any bias against Schlafly and points to the entire movie staff's refusal to speak with any of her family members as proof of its neutrality. But blocking input from those who knew the phenomenal matriarch, lawyer and author of more than 20 books conveniently allowed the Tinseltown fable-tellers to fabricate calumnious scenes out of thin air &#8212; including a fantastical depiction of Schlafly's devoted husband, Fred, forcing the female conservative icon to have sex against her will.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 15, 2020</p> ce70d08d1bf03ca53fe9d59ed37310f3 The Grand Farce of American Social Distancing for 04/08/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/04/20/the-grand-farce-of-american-social-distancing Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>This week in Colorado, our statewide stay-at-home order was extended until April 26. Gov. Jared Polis urged everyone to wear a mask of any kind while outdoors. Local groceries are limiting customers to one every 120 square feet of the store. For the first time, my neighborhood playground on Tuesday was wrapped in bright yellow "CAUTION" tape. And in Brighton, Colorado, a father was handcuffed in an empty park by three police officers for playing T-ball with his 6-year-old daughter and wife.</p> <p>We are not a serious country. <span class="column--highlighted-text">America's "social distancing" campaign has gone both too far and not far enough. The restrictions and guidelines are arbitrary, irrational and unevenly applied.</span><p>Updated: Wed Apr 08, 2020</p> af201d55ed370c4086039f61a352fcd8 Questions About State Department's 'China First' Shipment for 04/01/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/03/20/questions-about-state-departments-china-first-shipment Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>A little less than two months ago, the U.S. State Department made a curious announcement that suggests President Trump's "America First" administration put "China First" at a critical moment during the burgeoning Wuhan pandemic.</p> <p>I asked the State Department about the controversy this week &#8212; and the vague and nonresponsive responses I received on background from a Foggy Bottom spokesperson raise more questions than they answer.<p>Updated: Wed Apr 01, 2020</p> fb021d1e755cbbaaff7f844e23ca141b Chutzpah: ADL Wants a Federal Bailout for 03/25/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/03/20/chutzpah-adl-wants-a-federal-bailout Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When I think of "essential" workers in America, the smear merchants of the Anti-Defamation League are at the bottom of the barrel. For decades, they've demonized conservatives and Christians as agents of "hate" and treated our very existence as incitements to violence. The ADL's manufactured outrage machine has broadened its target list to anyone remotely critical of Israel for any reason, President Donald Trump, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, "America First" college students, innocuous hand gestures, cartoon frogs and anyone who dares to think or write that "It's OK to be white."</p> <p>Now, in the wake of the "Chinese flu" pandemic, ADL is lining up with all the other federal bailout vultures clamoring for free money. This week, the group issued a statement calling on Congress to include "relief for charities" in any COVID-19 legislation. "In times of crisis," ADL self-righteously urged, "nonprofits are on the front lines, ready to respond and serve communities across the nation &#8212; but funds are needed to continue doing so." The "relief package" pushed by ADL and several hundred other groups demands $60 billion in "emergency stimulus funding to support our work... during this time of crisis and need."</p> <p>What a crock. The primary "front lines" ADL occupies are on the battlefields against American sovereignty and free speech. By my count, the open borders zealots of ADL have filed 17 amicus briefs in our courts supporting obstruction of Trump's immigration enforcement and national security measures. The group is particularly proud of its brief in Trump v. Hawaii, in which it "led a coalition of six Jewish organizations using our unique moral voice to passionately argue against the so-called Muslim ban, citing three historical examples when our nation later recognized that we were wrong to turn our back, including denying refuge to Jews fleeing the Nazis." The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the travel restrictions and affirmed the broad plenary powers of the executive branch over immigration.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 25, 2020</p> 866aa6da0251a928db48274f5eca6a76 Crisis Socialism: No Bailouts for Open Borders Globalists! for 03/18/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/03/20/crisis-socialism-no-bailouts-for-open-borders-globalists Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>No. No. No. No. No. The answer from the American people across the political spectrum to the airline industry's plea for a $50 billion taxpayer-subsidized bailout in the Age of WuFlu must be "Hell, no!" times 50 billion.</p> <p>Why should working-class American citizens being laid off from restaurants, bars, grocery stores, ports, gyms, entry-level service jobs and gig economy contracts rescue one of the beltway swamp's most powerful corporate lobbies &#8212; backed by the planet's third-richest mogul, Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway multinational holding company owns massive stakes in American Airlines, Delta, Southwest and United?</p> <p>Reminder: Berkshire Hathaway walked away with $10 billion after the 2012 AIG publicly funded bailout. How much more in private wealth will Bailout Buffett reap from a federal flight fright freakout? This exploitative campaign to "stabilize" U.S. passenger carriers is about shoring up globalist profits, not patriotism.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 18, 2020</p> 65f563898d9b9b16d86bb55cd34dc034 CDC: Centers for Damaged Credibility for 03/11/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/03/20/cdc-centers-for-damaged-credibility Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I think I'm where most sane people are on the coronavirus outbreak:</p> <p>&#8212;Concerned but not panicked.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 11, 2020</p> 2f1a3b8fd95f11b56f225539487e14af What Part of 'NO AMNESTY' Doesn't DC Understand? for 03/04/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/03/20/what-part-of-no-amnesty-doesnt-dc-understand Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The rumblings from the Beltway are ominous, my fellow Americans. As the U.S Supreme Court prepares to rule on President Donald Trump's termination of the Obama administration amnesty and work permits for 800,000 young illegal immigrants sometime between now and June 2020, all the usual open borders special interests are lobbying for a "DACA deal" in Congress.</p> <p>I am hearing that big business and big tech are pressuring the White House to attach a mass illegal immigrant pardon to Jared Kushner's so-called immigration reform plan, which would tinker here and there with tighter enforcement but ultimately maintain (or even increase) the yearly allotment of 1 million annual green cards to satisfy the Chamber of Commerce and Mick Mulvaney's insatiable appetite for more cheap foreign workers.<p>Updated: Wed Mar 04, 2020</p> 5fb46e42f8a2f1645cc8e85e9b621d38 There Is No American Worker Shortage for 02/26/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/02/20/there-is-no-american-worker-shortage Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>"We're full, our system's full, our country's full!" That was President Donald Trump last year at our southern border.</p> <p>"Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families." That was Trump in January 2017 at his inaugural address.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2020</p> c2ff9ea5c69f191fc973f17941301a31 Parents' Anti-Drag Queen Hour Resistance Rises for 02/19/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/02/20/parents-anti-drag-queen-hour-resistance-rises Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy this week amid a deluge of sex-abuse lawsuits. The Catholic clergy's pedophilia conspiracies have cost the church more than $3 billion and countless followers. Scandal after scandal shows how cunning child predators have exploited trusted civic institutions under cover of "diversity," "inclusion" and "progressivism."</p> <p>Now more than ever, parents across the country are rising up to protect their local public schools and public libraries from turning into the next pedo playgrounds that will steal innocence, ruin lives, ravage communities and impose mind-boggling costs on taxpayers. It's a grassroots movement whose leaders have been demonized by both left-wing smear merchants at the Southern Poverty Law Center (which likens resistant parents to "neo-Nazis") and marginalized by GOP Beltway elitists who run the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (which banned the top anti-drag queen hour activist group in 2018 for fully embracing a true "culture war" against transvestite and transsexual forces hijacking the schools).</p> <p>"MassResistance.org has been on the forefront of fighting back and stopping Drag Queen Story Hour programs all over the country," the group's director Arthur Schaper told me this week. "Our activists have uncovered the lurid sites and social media they promote, and we have exposed that a number of them have criminal backgrounds, including two sex offenders who had assaulted minors! These are hardly role models, contrary to what the Drag Queen Story Hour website claims." Through local community organizing, investigative work and social media leveraging, MassResistance is making a difference.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 19, 2020</p> f56a09827d7f29407f926debe92d44a8 Tyranny of the Tamiflunatics for 02/12/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/02/20/tyranny-of-the-tamiflunatics Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Beware of clickbait character assassins masquerading as "journalists."</p> <p>This is a lesson America should have learned after the mass media defamation of the Covington Catholic schoolboys last year. Just a few weeks ago, innocent teenager Nick Sandmann won a multimillion-dollar settlement against CNN for leaping to conclusions and attempting to ruin his life in pursuit of a political agenda driven by confirmation bias. The Washington Post and NBC News face similar lawsuits for potential damages totaling more than a half-billion dollars.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 12, 2020</p> a42641ce4d1f452ae8eff78bdf4d655e What Will It Take to Stop Google's Kiddie Predators? for 02/05/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/02/20/what-will-it-take-to-stop-googles-kiddie-predators Wed, 05 Feb 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>How much more evidence do we need to compile before the federal government protects our children and fully deplatforms Google from American public schools?</p> <p>The Silicon Valley behemoth has already admitted it illegally collected children's personal information on YouTube without parental consent, mines students' browsing habits and emails, and tracks kids' locations, audio and search history through Google educational apps and logons that are required for millions of students to participate in public schools.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 05, 2020</p> a53e9fda70d46cc4d3daf43db32532ac Red China's Infection of US Classrooms for 01/29/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/01/20/red-chinas-infection-of-us-classrooms Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Dangerous menaces are spreading from mainland China to the United States. Surgical masks and Big Pharma vaccines, however, won't protect this nation from its infiltration. The problem doesn't lie with bats. It lies with America's batty pursuit of globalization at all costs.</p> <p>Chinese Communist Party agents are using our suicidal pathologies &#8212; blind worship of "diversity," naive exaltation of "cultural exchange" programs, and reckless surrender of our education system &#8212; against us for economic espionage, intellectual property theft and world dominance. While Beltway blowhards rail against foreign interference in our elections, Beijing's hijacking of our classrooms ensues with hardly a peep of political resistance.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 29, 2020</p> 249d5a4232a514091829015525fe806f Illegal Immigrant Caravans and Criminal Catholics for 01/22/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/01/20/illegal-immigrant-caravans-and-criminal-catholics Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p>The latest, lawless migrant caravan hurtling from Honduras to our southern border is as organic as AstroTurf.</p> <p>The Central American trespassers now number between 2,500 and 4,000. Two weeks ago, slickly designed flyers disseminated on social media beckoned them to sign up for the latest journey and meet at a bus stop in San Pedro Sula. That village is caravan ground zero, where Honduras's destabilizing Libre Party and its former top legislator-turned-agitator Bartolo Fuentes, have brazenly spearheaded past caravan organizing campaigns since President Donald Trump took office.</p> <p>On Monday, the throngs reached the Mexico-Guatemala border, where mobs of mostly young men threw rocks and sticks at police &#8212; while sympathetic international "journalists" selectively captured and curated tired women and crying children on the trek with state-of-the-art cameras and livestreams.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 22, 2020</p> 56b324c2d10effebe71547f101082639 Cancel Culture Strikes Again: Banned in Maine for 01/15/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/michelle-malkin/01/20/cancel-culture-strikes-again-banned-in-maine Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In November, I was banned in Boston after speech-squelchers on the left and right forced the cancellation of my lecture at Bentley University, a small private institution. The grassroots activists who had invited me were rejected by every major event venue in the nation's purported Cradle of Liberty. The tail-tuckers cited security concerns or jacked up their rental fees to make it prohibitively expensive to gather peacefully to discuss &#8212; gasp! &#8212; ideas.</p> <p>Lou Murray of Bostonians Against Sanctuary Cities and Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies heroically persisted, pulling together a great event at a private home attended by 100 patriots who risked their privacy, friendships and even their jobs to listen to &#8212; gasp! &#8212; ideas.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 15, 2020</p>