Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz described the Democrat-run House committee ostensibly investigating the events of January 6 as reminiscent of the House Un-American Activities Committee and “McCarthyism” on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak. “[The January 6 committee] reminds me a little bit of McCarthyism, where you had committees like the House Un-American Activities Committee, which didn’t have an appropriate legislative purpose,” Dershowitz said. “They were just trying to subpoena people for political and ideological purposes.” The House commission is named the Select Committee to Investigate the Attack on the United States Capitol. Pollak invited Dershowitz’s remarks on the Supreme Court’s rejection of former President Donald Trump’s attempt to use executive privilege to protect records pursued by congressional committee. SCOTUS reported , “Supreme Court turned down a request by former President Donald Trump to block the … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Alan Dershowitz: January 6 Committee ‘Reminds Me’ of ‘McCarthyism’
The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine on Monday dismissed the U.S. State Department’s withdrawal of the families of U.S. embassy staff in Kyiv as “premature” given the lack of “drastic change” in tensions between the country and Russia. The State Department announced it would withdraw the families of staffers and encourage private American citizens in Ukraine to leave because of an alleged imminent threat of invasion of the country by Russia. Russia invaded Ukraine nearly a decade ago, in 2014, and continues to colonize Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula to this day. The Ukrainian government also accuses Moscow of being heavily involved in the ongoing war in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, which the Kremlin insists is a civil war that has nothing to do with it. Concern for Ukraine escalated last week after President Joe Biden announced that his administration would not intervene in the event of Russia committing a “minor incursion” into Ukraine and appearing resigned to Russian leader Vladimir Putin … [Read more...] about Confused Ukraine Calls Biden Diplomatic Pullout ‘Premature,’ ‘Excessive’
Audio player loading… On January 8, 2022, arguably humankind’s greatest engineering achievement came to fruition about a half a million miles behind our planet. After 20 years in development, $10 billion spent, and 14 nail-biting days of exquisite hi-tech origami in space, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was fully deployed. After successfully launching from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana on Christmas Day while folded-up in the fairing of the Ariane 5 rocket, engineers remotely controlled 50 moving parts and 178 release pins. Everything had to happen correctly, in sequence, to put Webb in its final configuration. It worked. This Monday, January 24, after a 30-day journey into space, Webb arrives at its final destination. A dream realized? Not yet. This is what happens next. What is Webb? Webb is the biggest and the most advanced space observatory ever constructed. About 100 times more powerful than Hubble, Webb is the size of a 70-foot tennis … [Read more...] about NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has reached its destination. Now what?
Center for Vaccine Development director Dr. Peter Hotez said Monday on “At This Hour” that it made “no sense” to lift mask mandates for schools right now. Bolduan asked, “What do you think about lifting school mask mandates right now?” Hotez said, “Well, look, this is the most highly transmissible variant we’ve seen. We’ve got something on the order of measles, and therefore, if you start lifting mask mandates now, you’re basically condemning all the kids to get infected with Omicron and — and having to live with those consequences, which means some kids have to be hospitalized or possibly worse. So it makes no sense to lift mask mandates at this point. It makes every bit of sense to maximize vaccinations because we know that’s having a huge impact, especially the boosters, on reducing hospitalizations reducing emergency room visits by quite a bit. So if you’ve only gotten two doses of the vaccine, you need that third dose to stay out of the hospital and the emergency room, point … [Read more...] about Hotez: ‘Makes No Sense’ to Lift School Mask Mandates at This Point
Whoopi Goldberg described HBO’s Bill Maher saying that he was done with COVID-19 as “flippant” during Monday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View.” During his “Real Time” monologue, Maher said, “I don’t want to live in your paranoid world anymore, your masked paranoid world. You go out. It’s silly now, you know, you mask, you have to have a card, you have to have a booster. They scan your head like you are a cashier and I’m a bunch of bananas. I’m not bananas. You are.” Whoopi Goldberg said, “That’s not really funny to people who have lost their kids to this vaccine [virus]. Or people who lost family members or dear friends to this.” She added, “Listen, nobody on the planet really wants to go through this. This is not something we’re doing because it’s, you know, sexually gratifying. This is what we’re doing to protect our families, and you don’t have to do it, but stay away from everybody, because if you are the one who’s not paying attention, and you’re coughing and sneezing, you … [Read more...] about Whoopi Goldberg to Bill Maher Being Done with COVID: ‘How Dare You Be So Flippant’