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If Trump Had Greenlighted Russia To Invade Ukraine Like Biden Just Did, He’d Be Accused Of Corruption

By Margot Cleveland After Wednesday’s press conference, the Kremlin likely sees little risk to invading its western neighbor. That’s not all. President Biden was actually operating from a coherent perspective in discussing Russia and Ukraine in Wednesday’s press conference: In every instance, as you go line-for-line in the transcript, his foreign policy—and the fact that […]

Arizona News 1/21/22

By The Editors The Prickly Pear will provide current, linked articles about Arizona consistent with our Mission Statement to ‘inform, educate and advocate’. We are an Arizona based website and believe this information should be available to all of our statewide readers. Kelly Joins Failed Effort To End Filibuster Anti-Police Rhetoric In Scottsdale Schools Bill […]

Can We Contain the Dragon?

By David P. Goldman Elbridge Colby wrote to Asia Times in the early 2000s asking to meet the pseudonymous essayist “Spengler,” a nom-de-plume I employed while directing Wall Street research departments. I revealed my identity to no one at the time, but made an exception for Bridge; he is the grandson of former Director of Central Intelligence […]

Rand Paul: Federal COVID Stimulus to Blame for Record Inflation

By Casey Harper Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., released a new report Tuesday detailing the effects inflation has had on families and businesses around the country and calling it a “hidden tax” on Americans. In the report, Paul blames the federal COVID-19 stimulus spending for record-high inflation. “$4.9 trillion in COVID-19 stimulus spending has led to […]

Biden to Celebrate First Year in Oval Office With Lowest Poll Numbers Ever

By Bob Adelmann The latest polling by Quinnipiac University published last Thursday revealed that among the 1,500 likely voters interviewed, just 35 percent approve of Joe Biden’s job performance, while 54 percent disapprove. This generated a response from the White House — Biden’s deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon said the poll “is very […]

Is Ukrainian Democracy Worth War With Russia To Save?

By Bradley Devlin Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is now under investigation for high treason. His predecessor was convicted for it. Is this unstable democracy worth risking war with Russia to protect? The answer is a resounding no. Recently, Ukrainian authorities announced former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko under formal investigation for high treason, the same […]

Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest in Phoenix, December 2021

By Ellie Fromm Editors’ Note: The Prickly Pear welcomes this review by Ellie Fromm, a new citizen journalist and young patriot committed to the values we share as America-loving citizens: faith, family, a strong work ethic and devotion to liberty and individual sovereignty. Ellie represents the best in her generation who will lead this nation […]

World Health Organization: ‘No Evidence At All’ That Healthy Children, Adolescents Need Boosters

By Ryan Saavedra The World Health Organization’s top scientist said during a media briefing on Tuesday that there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need booster shots and that the goal needs to be protecting specific vulnerable populations. “The aim is to protect the most vulnerable, to protect those at highest risk of […]

Biden Admin Threatens COVID Funds over Arizona’s School Mask Mandate Ban

By Cole Lauterbach Arizona has two months to let schools force mask mandates or risk losing its share of COVID-19 aid from the federal government. In a letter from the U.S. Treasury Department sent to Gov. Doug Ducey’s office Friday, the Treasury reiterated its position stated in October 2021, warning that the state is using […]

Recent Breakthroughs in 2020 Election Probes Undercut Narrative that Legal Avenues Are Exhausted

By Natalia Mittelstadt Mounting evidence of irregularities and rigged rules has emerged through state and local investigations, court decisions, financial disclosure, and audits in the 14 months since the election. More than a year after the disputed 2020 presidential election, a series of legal breakthroughs in the investigation of the electoral process in decisive swing […]

California District Pays Nearly $170k For Curricula Teaching Children To Become Leftist ‘Co-Conspirators’

By Spencer Lindquist This California school district isn’t just indoctrinating children, it’s teaching them how to be leftwing revolutionaries. California’s Jefferson Elementary School District will be the first district in the United States to implement ethnic studies courses in all of their elementary and middle schools, and their new curriculum for this includes teaching children […]

What’s With the False Reporting, Inside Climate News? Polar Bears Are Doing Well

By H. Sterling Burnett A Google News search of the phrase “climate change,” today turns up a story in Inside Climate News claiming polar bears are declining due to climate change. Nothing could be further from the truth. Data show polar bear numbers have grown significantly during the recent modest warming. The story, “Warming Trends: Climate Threats […]

Unpacking Supreme Court Justices’ Reasoning in Vaccine Mandate Decisions

By Sarah Perry Parshall and Paul Larkin For nearly 100 million American workers waiting breathlessly for an answer, a Thursday Supreme Court decision delivered good news for many, although not all. In a rare late-day release of opinions, the Supreme Court issued its rulings in a pair of federal vaccine mandate cases that went to […]

Voting Rights and Wrongs in Georgia

By Joseph Knippenberg I’m usually glad that I live in Georgia, but this election season, not so much. Republican election officials have been charged with virtually every kind of “voter suppression” scheme under the sun, with claims being made by activists and Democratic candidates, repeated in the press (both local and national), and alleged in […]

The Forgotten 15.9 Million People

By Craig J. Cantoni The rest of the story about race and poverty You probably won’t be surprised by the following poverty rates by race/ethnicity: Asians:  8.1% Non-Hispanic Whites:  8.1% Hispanics:  17.0% Blacks:  19.5% U.S. Average:  11.4% Year:  2021Source:  https://www.federalsafetynet.com/us-poverty-statistics.html You might be surprised, however, by the following absolute numbers of Americans in poverty, especially […]

In Praise of Kyrsten Sinema

By Neland Nobel It is likely that Senator Sinema and yours truly would have significant policy differences. She remains in a political party that has drifted so far leftward that sensible people like Sam Nunn and Joseph Lieberman would not be welcome. That she remains with such a party would indicate that she still generally […]