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*HALF OF NEW YORK TIMES EMPLOYEES FEEL THEY CAN’T SPEAK FREELY:

About half of New York Times employees said in a recent internal survey that they don’t believe they can speak freely at the paper. In response to the statement, “There is a free exchange of views in this company; people are not afraid to say what they really think,” only 51% of Times employees responded in the affirmative. In company comments that accompanied the December poll’s findings, which were viewed by The Post, the 51 percent was noted as being 10% lower than the “benchmark.” One insider said the benchmark likely refers to the average among similar companies surveyed on that statement.

“Although the majority of us feel well-informed, many indicated that differing viewpoints aren’t sought or valued in our work,” read the Times’ internal assessment of the data. “Relatedly, we saw some negative responses on whether there’s a free exchange of views in the company, and scored below the benchmark on this question.” A total of 74% of Times staffers said leaders and colleagues accept and embrace differences in ethnicity/race — a 10% decline from the results of the same inquiry in 2019.

*U.K ECONOMY SHRANK BY EYE-WATERING 9.9% IN 2020, THE WORST DROP IN 400 YEARS:

Gross domestic product in the U.K. contracted by a staggering 9.9 percent in 2020, the biggest slump since the invention of the measure itself in the 1930s. Economic historians who have tried to retrospectively calculate GDP for the years prior to the 1930s reckon that the 2020 economic collapse may be narrowly worse than the 9.7 percent fall of 1921, as the world was battered by the influenza pandemic. To find a worse recession, British economists say, you have to go back to the Great Frost of 1709, when a prolonged winter, so cold that Venice’s lagoons froze over, crippled European nations.

*NEW WEBSITE TRACKS HERE CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS TAUGHT AT US SCHOOLS:

A Cornell Law School professor has launched a new website about critical race theory curriculum in the US — in hopes of educating “concerned” parents about how the controversial movement impacts education. Criticalrace.org, created by William Jacobson, features a state-by-state list of more than 200 colleges and universities promoting critical race theory — which he describes as “a radical ideology that focuses on race as the key to understanding society, and objectifies people based on race.” “The website is a resource for parents and students who no longer can assume they will be left alone,” Jacobson told Fox News. “The entire ideology of CRT and ‘anti-racist’ training is that ‘silence is violence.’” He added, “As we head into college application and selection season, we need to get parents, in particular, to focus on CRT that will be forced on their kids.”

*FOR BETTER HEALTH DURING THE PANDEMIC, IS TWO HOURS OUTDOORS THE NEW 10,000 STEPS?:

Will two hours in the park become the next 10,000 steps? As people spend more time indoors, a mountain of scientific research says spending time in nature is critical to health and increases longevity. That means being in fresh air, under trees and away from cars and concrete—on a regular basis. And, no, the Peloton doesn’t count. “There’s an urgent need emerging in science and at the gut level to increase the nature experience. This field is just exploding,” says Gretchen Daily, a professor of environmental science at Stanford University. The benefits have been clear to scientists for some time, but the pandemic has made the matter more urgent. The physical and emotional toll the virus has taken, especially in urban areas with little green space, has galvanized doctors, researchers and others to tap into nature’s therapeutic effects.


*HOW ‘WOKE’ TEACHERS NATIONWIDE HAVE CANCELLED SHAKESPEARE BECAUSE HIS WORK HAS ‘WHITE SUPREMACY, MISOGYNY, RACISM, HOMOPHOBIA, & CLASSISM’:

A growing number of ‘woke’ academics are refusing to teach Shakespeare in U.S. schools, arguing that the Bard promotes racism, white supremacy and intolerance, and instead are pushing for the teaching of ‘modern’ alternatives. Writing in the January issue of School Library Journal, Amanda MacGregor, a Minnesota-based librarian, bookseller and freelance journalist, asked why teachers were continuing to include Shakespeare in their classrooms. ‘Shakespeare’s works are full of problematic, outdated ideas, with plenty of misogyny, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism and misogynoir,’ she wrote, with the last word referring to a hatred of black women. She contended that an increasing number of educators are ‘coming to the conclusion that it’s time for Shakespeare to be set aside and deemphasized to make room for modern, diverse and inclusive voices.’

Among those who have abandoned Shakespeare are Claire Bruncke, who taught English at Ilwaco High School in Washington state. ‘I asked my principal if there was a requirement for how much Shakespeare I needed to cover,’ she said. She said she was told that as long as she was teaching ‘the standards’ it didn’t matter, so she dropped Shakespeare entirely, in favor of ‘anthologies and novels not typically found in the canon,’ MacGregor said. Bruncke added: ‘My students’ positive response to this work solidified my decision.’

Jeffrey Austin, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, said he supported efforts to replace Shakespeare.  Liz Matthews, a ninth grade English teacher at Hartford Public High School in Connecticut, where the student body is 95 per cent black or Hispanic, said she had replaced Shakespeare with authors who wrote about people like her students. ‘I replaced Romeo and Juliet with The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros last year, and Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds this year,’ she said.  Mango Street was published in 1984; Long Way Down was published in 2017. Romeo and Juliet was first published in 1597. ‘Simply put the authors and characters of the two new books look and sound like my students, and they can make realistic connections,’ Matthews said. ‘Representation matters.’ Some teachers said that they were careful to show Shakespeare in a modern context.

Sarah Mulhern Gross, who teaches ninth and twelfth grade English at High Technology High School in Lindcroft, New Jersey, said that she taught Romeo and Juliet ‘through the lens of adolescent brain development with a side of toxic masculinity analysis’. Adriana Adame, who teaches students in Texas who have been through trauma, said that she used Hamlet to discuss coping mechanisms and grief. Elizabeth Neilson, who teaches at the Twin Cities Academy in Minnesota, said she used Coriolanus to discuss Marxist theory.  Some argued in the journal that it was not a question of ‘either/or’, and that there was space to study Shakespeare alongside other authors dealing with diverse themes.

Ayanna Thompson, professor of English at Arizona State University and president of the Shakespeare Association of America, recommended Toni Morrison, August Wilson, W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin, among others. ‘There are rich global perspectives from which Shakespeare can be approached, taught, and analyzed,’ she said.But others said that it was time to remove Shakespeare entirely. Lorena German, National Council of Teachers of English Anti-Racism Committee chair and a co-founder of the Disrupt Texts forum, which aims to suggest a wide range of literature for study, said she felt Shakespeare should be discarded.

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On an introspective album recorded entirely by Hayley Williams in her home studio, the Paramore frontwoman explores a more delicate sonic palate.

*EXAMINER – INVESTIGATES:

Refrigerators in the U.S. consume about the same energy as 25 large power plants produce each year.


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*EXAMINER – BUSINESS: TOY SALES STRONG

Hasbro’s animatronic Baby Yoda won the Toy Association’s Toy of the Year award. But the real winners? Toy companies. Hasbro and Mattel both reported strong earnings this week that reflected the broader industry’s 16% increase in sales in 2020.  “There is no question that the pandemic drove demand with kids staying at home. With the lockdowns, parents spent money on their children,” Mattel’s CEO, Ynon Kreiz, told the FT. Another symbol of the Covid era: Mattel’s online sales grew more than 50% and now account for more than a third of its global retail sales. Two categories boosted the industry Board games: Hasbro’s game sales jumped 15% last year, led by Operation, Monopoly, and…a Baby Yoda-themed version of Monopoly. Hasbro also acquired Magic: The Gathering, a card game with a cult following that’s grown during the pandemic, especially online. Uno cards sold well for Mattel.  Dolls: Mattel’s doll sales grew 13% to $709 million, led by Barbies, American Girl, and Star Wars plushies (yes, featuring Baby Yoda).



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*WOKE ALERT! – GAY DAD MIXED RACE KIDS IS TOO WHITE FOR SAN FRAN SCHOOL BOARD:


Despite having multiple open seats on its school board, San Francisco rejected the application of one man based on his race. The SF school board tonight spent two hours talking about whether to allow a gay dad of mixed-race SFUSD kids to volunteer for one of several empty seats on a parent advisory group. Their problem was that he’s white and doesn’t bring diversity to the group. This is the same school district that removed the names George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison and others from schools because they weren’t “woke” enough. The denial of a school board seat to a highly-recommended gay father with mixed-raced adopted children, because of his skin color may be the “wokest” thing ever. “We’ve already that once you adopt progressivism the goal posts move and they will always eat their own. This is a prime example.” said a source close to the board.

*TRENDING UP: GUN SALES

Americans purchased more than 2 million firearms last month, an 80% increase from a year earlier, according to a WaPo analysis. It’s the third-highest monthly total on record. To understand why, let’s look at the differences between January 2020 and January 2021.  In January 2020…we went to concerts, restaurants, and bars. In January 2021…a pandemic raged and people needed to find outdoor leisure activities, such as shooting sports. The CEO of Minnesota-based Vista Outdoor told Bloomberg the “primary driver” of higher gun sales is Covid-19.  In January 2020…Donald Trump was president. In January 2021…Joe Biden took charge, but only after a violent mob attacked the US Capitol Building on Jan. 6. Gun sales tend to rise when a Democrat is elected president (like in 2008 and 2012 with Obama), and they definitely tend to rise when people are scared for their safety and crave protection.   Some interesting stats to-go: First-time buyers accounted for about 40% of all guns purchased in 2020, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. And 40% of total purchases were made by women. 

*ONLINE CRITICS SLAM AUNT JEMIMA’S NEW NAME PEARL MILLING COMPANY:

Aunt Jemima’s new name, Pearl Milling Company, is getting battered online for sounding like an unappetizing “gravel mining company” or “a James Bond villain.” The unsavory reviews are pouring in from Twitter, with some breakfast buffs threatening to switch to Pearl Milling’s competitors, Mrs. Butterworth’s or Log Cabin, over the revamp. “I think it sounds like a gravel mining company,” lawyer Michelle Rozovics wrote. Another said Pearl Milling Company sounded like “something owned by a James Bond Villain.” Meanwhile, one critic noted, “Pearl Milling Company? Sounds like a generic house brand for Dollar General.” Some even vowed to boycott the brand altogether. “Sadly I would never recognize it and will probably go to Log Cabin,” one person said.

*THE IPHONE HAS WIPED OUT THE DIGITAL CAMERA MARKET:

 
Whenever people want to make fun of a stodgy old corporation that couldn’t see the future, they love referencing the camera maker Kodak. But Kodak wasn’t the only old dog taken out by the digital camera revolution: All camera companies have now fallen to the iPhone. Last year, only 9m cameras were sold, down from 122m in 2010, per tech journalist (and Gigamon founder) Om Malik.
Meanwhile, Apple moved 200m+ iPhones in 2020 While there are countless other camera-enabled smartphones, the iPhone — which has sold 1B+ units since launching in 2007 — clearly leads the pack.

Here’s how Malik thinks digital cameras will shake out moving forward:

· Big players: At <10m units per year, the 4 big digital camera makers (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony) will be fighting over scraps. Sony is best positioned to thrive, but not as a camera maker: It supplies camera sensors to everyone, including Apple.

· Niche players: Super high-end cameras (Leica, Hasselblad, Phase One) will maintain share with pros and super-hobbyists.
As for Kodak, the company was last in the news for potential insider trading when the Trump administration awarded it $765m to make COVID-related pharmaceuticals.

*BIDEN’S 2021 COVID-19 BILL COSTS MORE THAN ENTIRE 1981 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:

The $1.9 trillion relief bill that President Joe Biden wants Congress to pass now as his response to the COVID-19 pandemic would cost Americans more than the entire federal government cost in fiscal 1981. That year, according to the historical budget numbers that Biden’s own Office of Management and Budget has published on the White House website, the federal government spent approximately $678,241,000,000.

*FEWER CHILDREN ARE ATTENDING SCHOOL, REMOTELY AND IN PERSON:

More children have been absent from school this academic year than a year earlier, with attendance declining as the pandemic wears on, new research and data show. Students attending school in person as well as those learning remotely are struggling with poor attendance, though it is worse among the millions of homebound students who are still learning primarily through a screen. Districts showed a 2.3% decline in average daily attendance nationally from September to November of last year, compared with the same period in 2019, according to data from PowerSchool, which tracks grades and attendance for schools. Attendance fell in 75% of the districts as the year wore on, dropping by 1.5% on average each month, data show. The data covers 2,700 districts that include more than 2.5 million students learning in person and online.

*EXAMINER – INVESTIGATES: PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED BUYING SEDANS

  According to Bloomberg, only 20% of new vehicles sold in 2020 were sedans. The other 80% were light trucks — including SUVs, pickups, and minivans. While Bloomberg didn’t give reasons for the shift, investor Tadd Wilson had some theories:

· Fuel-efficiency gains and lower gas prices make light trucks a more accessible vehicle size
· Safety arms race… as more people drive bigger cars, it becomes risky not to own one
People need space… including families, outdoor hobbyists, and soccer dads/moms

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“Year after year in the UK, glossophobia (fear of public speaking) claims the top spot as Britain’s no. 1 phobia, repeatedly knocking ‘fear of death’ down into second position. … At a funeral, the average Briton would rather be in the casket than deliver the eulogy.”

Richard O. Smith; The Man with His Head in the Clouds; Signal Books; 2015.

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*EXAMINER – HEALTH: PANDEMIC DRINKING IS CAUSING MASSIVE SPIKE IN LIVER DISEASE:


Hospitals are reporting huge spikes in liver disease as a result of people drinking more during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recent report. There are no national figures available on admission for alcoholic liver disease—but the numbers coming out of individual hospitals look very worrying. For example, Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California has recorded a 30 percent increase from 2019, according to the report, and specialists at hospitals affiliated with the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Harvard University and Mount Sinai Health System in New York City told the Times that admissions have leapt 50 percent since March, when the pandemic took hold. Haripriya Maddur, a hepatologist at Northwestern Medicine, said adults under 40 seem to be being hit particularly hard by a feeling of hopelessness during the pandemic. “They have mouths to feed and bills to pay, but no job,” she said, “So they turn to booze as the last coping mechanism remaining.”
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Melissa Broder’s new novel, “Milk Fed,” bravely questions the particularly female lionization of thin and loathing of fat, landing on fresh explanations.
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“My cousin’s daughter has a brain tumor. She’s 9. I organized a fundraiser for her… My cousin is a single mom (dad is literally nowhere in sight… No help at all) with twin 9 year old girls and even though they have health insurance, expenses are already adding up. She has brain surgery on the 22nd and depending on how that goes, a lot of follow up treatment after. I donated to the fundraiser of course but think my money might be better spent on advertising space to get the fundraiser out there.”
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*EXAMINER – TECH: BUMBLE-AN IPHONE IPO TO SWIPE RIGHT ON?

Today, 40% of US couples meet online. To contextualize how significant that is, in 2020, some 150m messages were sent through the dating app Bumble every day. Now, those corny opening lines are about to make Whitney Wolfe Herd — Bumble’s founder (and former co-founder of Tinder) — a billionaire: The startup is prepping for a $6B IPO.

Bumble was founded in 2014…
… after Herd left Tinder. She launched Bumble as an antidote to antiquated dating norms (e.g., the man needing to reach out first) and online harassment. On the app, women have 24 hours to make the first move with matches.

The approach has taken off
A review of the company’s pre-IPO S1 filing shows a number of strengths:
· Brand: Bumble has 42m, monthly users, across 150+ countries, with 80% of new users coming from word-of-mouth.

· Market growth: The online dating market grows 11% annually. Tailwinds include people marrying later, changing cultural norms, and increased mobile phone usage.

· Freemium opportunity: Users are converting to premium products, with sales hitting $417m through the first 9 months of 2020, up 15% YoY.

· Features & UX: Bumble was among the first dating apps to blur unsolicited lewd images and automate photo verifications.

· Tangential products: Bumble has capitalized on its strong brand by launching Bumble Biz (networking) and Bumble BFF (friendships).

The online dating opportunity is big

But one of Bumble’s largest competitors, $42B+ Match Group, owns virtually every big dating app in the US, including Hinge, OkCupid, and Tinder (which has a 54% market share alone). Match and Bumble have actually been embroiled in lawsuits in the past over trade secrets. Whatever the app’s long-term fortunes, here are the big winners when the startup goes public (under $BMBL) later this week… just before Valentine’s Day:

· Whitney Wolfe Herd: the 31-year-old founder has a 19% stake.

· Blackstone: the PE giant bought a majority stake from the original cofounder Andrey Andreev at a $3B valuation (it’ll at least double its investment in less than 2 years).



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*TWILIGHT ZONE? – ‘SAN FRANCISCO CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO SAFELY OPEN SCHOOLS BUT THEY HAVE TIME TO CANCEL LINCOLN’: FURY AS BOARD VOTES TO RENAME 44 SCHOOLS HONORING ‘RACIST’ SUCH AS WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON:

The San Francisco school board has voted to strike the names of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln from the district’s institutions, it was revealed. The former presidents were among the historical figures deemed by the board members to have ties to racism or have ‘dishonorable legacies’ in a 6-1 vote, which will see 44 local public schools forced to change their names.  The controversial move follows a wave of anti-racism protests that swept the country last summer in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, resulting in statues of Confederate leaders, in particular, being torn down. 

The decision in San Francisco resulted in anger from some policy makers, including Arkansas senator Tom Cotton, who believe the school board should instead be concentrating on how to bring students back to in-person learning during the pandemic.  Among the other names on the newly banned list are Francis Scott Key, who wrote the words to the national anthem; former presidents William McKinley, James Garfield, James Monroe and Herbert Hoover;Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere; and author Robert Louis Stevenson. Even current senator Dianne Feinstein’s name did not escape the chopping block, as the first female mayor of San Francisco and lifelong Democrat became the only living person whose name was noted for removal.

*WILD SCENE – DOCS VACCINATED PEOPLE ON SEATTLE SIDEWALK IN MAD DASH TO USE 1,600 EXPIRING DOSES:

Medical professionals in Seattle have described insane scenes as they scrambled to give out 1,600 coronavirus vaccine doses that were at risk of going to waste after a freezer broke down late Thursday evening. “We were literally like … who can get people here?” Kevin Brooks, the COO of Swedish Health Services told The Washington Post. “People started texting and calling and we were just counting down.” Well-past 3 a.m. they still had dozens of vaccines that needed to be used. With minutes to go before the doses were set to expire, staff ran out onto the streets to find people and offer them vaccines; an old woman in flip-flops got hers on the sidewalk and some people received theirs through their car windows. Earlier this week, Oregon health-care workers who were stranded in a snowstorm vaccinated nearby drivers in order to salvage soon-to-expire vaccine doses. “When I got the call they’re like, ‘it’s kind of like our snow moment,’” Jennifer Brackett, a hospital administrator at UW Medicine in Seattle said.

*AVERAGE HUMANS ARE FATTER THAN AN ELEPHANT, UNIQUE OBESITY STUDY FINDS:

How are those New Year’s weight loss resolutions going so far? For people who need more motivation to cut the fat out of their diet, a new study finds your average elephant is probably in better shape than most humans. An international research team says, despite their massive size, zoo elephants actually carry less body fat than the average person. The team, led by Daniella Chusyd of Indiana University, wanted to understand why Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) living in zoos had lower birth rates than their peers in the wild. Researchers say it was thought these captive elephants were overweight and this was leading to a fertility crisis among the zoo population. Such a connection is similar to what health experts see happening in overweight people. “I was interested in discovering whether methods predominantly used in human health research could help us learn more about elephants,” says Chusyd, formerly from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), in a media release. “Obesity is not clearly defined in humans, let alone elephants.”

*THE PANDEMIC IS BAD NEWS FOR SUPER CITIES. HERE’S WHY:

 
Is remote work here to stay? But many believe that we’ll see a permanent transition from “spatial proximity” (work where you live) to “cloud-based connectivity” (work anywhere)… and this will be no bueno for superstar cities.

The key pandemic change isn’t technological; it’s social
Citing work from economist David Autor, Thompson says that the slow adoption of remote work can be explained by the “telephone problem. “While the telephone was patented in the 1860s, fewer than half of Americans had one 7 decades later. The behavioral changes required to put a ringing box in your house moved a lot slower than the tech itself. The same happened with remote work. Skype was founded in 2003, but telling your co-worker, “Hey, can we just hop on a vid call instead of meeting in person ‘cause I don’t want to put on pants?” was founded only in 2020.

There’s no going back from the Zoom-i-fication of society
As a result of this new normal, Thompson makes 4 predictions:

· Supercommuting: Per Apartment List, rental prices for downtown metro areas are falling (while prices in nearby cities and suburbs are ticking up). Thompson expects this trend to continue.

· Leaving the coast: Superstar cities like SF and NYC have seen major out-migration during the pandemic. Municipal services in these cities rely on property taxes, sales taxes, and transit fees. If services lag due to lower revenues, more people will leave, meaning even less revenue, and so on.

· Rise of the rest: Superstar cities have priced out regular families. Cities in the Midwest (Cincinnati, Cleveland) and the Sun Belt (Phoenix, Austin, Nashville) offer more affordable — and larger — homes.

· All in the cloud: One survey from investor Kim-Mai Cutler found that 42% of founders she spoke to now favor a remote-first firm over a physical HQ (vs. 6% pre-pandemic).


*HOLY SMOKES – CATHOLIC CHURCH RAKED IN $3 BILLION FROM U.S PANDEMIC PAYCHECK PROGRAMS, REPORT FINDS:

 The Catholic Church may have been the single biggest beneficiary of the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program during the COVID-19 crisis, raking in a reported $3 billion in taxpayer-funded business relief. The staggering figure comes from an analysis of the payouts from the Associated Press, which states that $3 billion has been dished out to the nation’s dioceses and other Catholic institutions. That money came in despite many dioceses being in good financial health—for example, the Diocese of Charlotte requested $8 million in aid despite having a reported $100 million of their own cash and short-term investments in the bank last spring, when the pandemic hit. Those assets were valued at $110 million by the summer, according to the AP. A spokeswoman for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Chieko Noguchi, said the federal program was designed to help all types of business, “faith-based or secular.”

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“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” –William Somerset Maugham.

*EXAMINER – INVESTIGATES:

Net Worth Before Presidency:
Trump: 3.75 Billion
Obama: 1.3 Million
Clinton: 700K
Carter: 150K

2018-2019 Estimated Net Worth:
Trump: 3 Billion
Obama: 134 Million
Clinton: 243 Million
Carter: 8.5 Million

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From a new photo book – The inimitable rebel energy of Madonna is on display in Adore Madonna, a new photo book by the Japanese photographer Kenji Wakasugi (out today  on NJG). The monograph contains never-before-seen images from a 45-minute shoot in 1985 for Playboy Weekly Excite during her Madgesty’s first visit to Japan, commemorating the success of her breakthrough album Like a Virgin.

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  *** Murder rose 95% in Milwaukee, 78% in Louisville, 74% in Seattle, & 72% in Minneapolis. Violent criminals seize the opportunity, while law enforcement fears punishment for doing their job.

***Biden used the word “equity” 21 times in an exec order claiming his policies will unite our nation. Equity requires govt to choose winners & losers based on race, gender & identity. Policies that discriminate will only pit Americans against each other.

***There is a real decision to be made in America right now that will have lasting implications. Choosing between the teachers unions and our children.
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