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Jason Chaffetz: James Comey, the IG report and the lasting damage of the Obama-Biden agenda

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Former FBI Director James Comey is the latest example of an Obama-Biden administration that was intent on using the levers of power for political and personal preservation.

Despite the false narrative that the biggest scandal of the Obama years was the president showing up in a tan suit, the truth is much more political.

Two reports point to the behavior by Comey. The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) makes clear in the report that was released Thursday that Comey was careless, negligent, and intent on violating the letter and spirit of his duties and obligations.  He is hardly the first Obama administration official to be guilty of such behavior.

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Many of us thought former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted for her actions. She selfishly put our country at risk by deliberately placing classified information in a non-secure setting and illegally hiding government records.

Evidence makes clear that on the same day she started her Senate confirmation hearing she set up her own personal server to bypass federal records laws. Intent?

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Nevertheless, Comey unilaterally decided Clinton should not be prosecuted, telling Michigan Republican Rep. Tim Walberg, “I think she was extremely careless. I think she was negligent. That I could establish. What we can’t establish is that she acted with the necessary criminal intent.”

Comey’s behavior goes beyond extremely careless or negligent.  According to the DOJ IG, “We conclude that Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement.”

From the first DOJ IG report, they found Comey, “extraordinary and insubordinate.”  Further FBI analysis stated, “The damage caused by these employees’ actions extends far beyond the scope of the Midyear (Clinton) investigation and goes to the heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral fact-finding and political independence.”

But the politicization of government institutions under President Obama goes back even further.  Prior to the Clinton fiasco there was the IRS targeting of conservative political organizations.  While in office President Obama declared that there, “…wasn’t even a smidgen of corruption.”

But there was. And the DOJ after Obama-Biden left office paid millions of dollars to settle the case.

Another headline earlier this week demonstrates just how pervasive this attitude has become on the left.

Former Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley, in a Bloomberg op-ed Tuesday suggested the Federal Reserve should get in on the action by using politics as its guide.

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Dudley wrote, “Central bank officials face a choice: enable the Trump administration to continue down a disastrous path of trade war escalation, or send a clear signal that if the administration does so, the president, not the Fed, will bear the risks — including the risk of losing the next election.”

In other words, Dudley thinks the Federal Reserve should be used as a weapon to manipulate election results.

But the biggest case is yet to come.  With the Mueller report now in the rearview mirror, what will the DOJ IG, and more importantly U.S. Attorney John Durham, find and do as he and his team examine the origins of the spying on the Trump campaign?

Thus far the DOJ IG has made several recommendations for prosecution but the DOJ has pursued none of them.

That’s disheartening for those who expect equal application of the law and justice, especially for those who say they should be held to a higher standard.

Our country may be divided politically on the solutions to improve the USA, but we should be united on the equal application of the law.

We should also expect the levers of power are not used for politics and personal preservation.

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Historically the DOJ, the FBI, the IRS, the Federal Reserve were all above politics.

It should scare all of us that this changed in the Obama-Biden administration. A clearer picture, one based on intent, is emerging.

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Chris Pratt reveals his diet secrets for getting back into shape for new movie

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Chris Pratt has revealed that he has lost almost 14 lbs. by “drinking water and weeing three times before 10am” as he vowed to document his weight loss journey.

The 40-year-old Hollywood star has undergone a total body transformation over the years, weighing almost 300 lbs. at his highest.

He lost over 70 lbs. for the role of hunky Peter Quill in “Guardians Of The Galaxy” back in 2014, and has regularly spoken out about the pressure he feels to stay in shape in the industry.

Yesterday, Chris took to his Instagram Story to reveal that he needed to lose weight for a new film role, giving fans an insight into how he keeps the pounds at bay – and it is all down to fluids.

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Filming himself as he sweated on a treadmill, Chris started off the clip by singing along to his workout song of choice, Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire.”

He told followers: “I am sweating, as you can see this girl is on fire.”

“I am about to start filming a new film, ‘Ghost Draft,’ I have some weight to trim off.”

“I am already down 12 pounds, which is pretty good and it happened pretty quickly.”

“Here’s what I did: Water. If you’re like me and wondering how you can shed some weight, water. Start there.”

“You don’t have to work out super hard: water, water, water. Pee three times before 10am, for real, try it.”

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Chris went on to reveal that it was his brother who inspired him to get in shape, adding: “I am going to be documenting my weight loss. I was inspired by my brother, who has shed a ton of weight and is looking real good right now, he has motivated me.”

“I am going to motivate you and we are going to get through this together… I’m sweating.”

Opening up about his weight loss journey in the past, Chris shared: “You can’t have beer, hash browns, burgers, or anything fried. No carbs.”

“And you have to work out five times a week.”

“If you cut the crap out of your diet and spend an hour a day doing something physical, you’ll feel better mentally, physically and spiritually, because it’s all tied together.”

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“Honestly, there’s no trick or secret to it. It’s about getting after it and being patient and consistent.”

“And it’s not about starving yourself, because you want to give your body proper nutrition.”

“And think about who you want to be in six months or eight months or two years’ time, whatever it is.”

The actor further opened up to Men’s Health, revealing that he lost 35lb in six weeks by running “five or six miles a day, eating leafy green salads and protein shakes and cutting out all alcohol”.

Chris married 29-year-old Katherine Schwarzenegger at the start of June.

He was married to actress Anna Faris between 2009 and last year, with the former couple sharing six-year-old son Jack.https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/9818835/chris-pratt-lost-stone-weeing-drinking-water-weight-loss/

This story originally appeared in The Sun.

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologizes for wearing blackface in college sorority skit

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized on Thursday for her role in a racially insensitive skit involving blackface that her sorority put on when she was a student at Auburn University in the 1960s.

Ivey said in a statement on Thursday that while she has no recollection of the skit, or of wearing blackface, she has “genuine remorse” over her participation.

Though her fiance at the time, Ben LaRavia, “is the one on tape remembering the skit – and I still don’t recall ever dressing up in overalls or in blackface – I will not deny what is obvious,” Ivey said. “As such, I fully acknowledge – with genuine remorse – my participation in a skit like that back when I was a senior in college.”

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She continued: “While some may attempt to excuse this as acceptable behavior for a college student during the mid-1960s, that is not who I am today, and it is not what my administration represents all these years later. I offer my heartfelt apologies for the pain and embarrassment this causes, and I will do all I can – going forward – to help show the nation that the Alabama of today is a far cry from the Alabama of the 1960s.”

The apology by Ivey, a Republican, comes after photos emerged earlier this year of an Alpha Gamma Delta pledge class at Auburn – she was president – wearing blackface. While none of the photos featured Ivey herself, audio from a radio interview conducted during the sorority event features LaRavia describing the future governor as wearing blue coveralls and having “had put some black paint all over her face,” according to local news media.

“We were acting out this skit called ‘Cigar Butts,'” LaRavia said in the interview, which the governor’s office released. “I could not go into a lengthy explanation, but to say the least, I think this skit, it did not require a lot of talent, as far as verbal talent. But it did require a lot of physical acting, such as crawling on the floor looking for cigar butts and things like this.”

Ivey’s apology comes more than six months after the first reports of her wearing blackface in her sorority’s skit surfaced in a report by The Auburn Plainsman, and her statement on Thursday was quickly condemned by Democratic state lawmakers, with some urging her to resign.

“I don’t care if it was 52 years ago or yesterday,” state Rep. Juandalynn Givan said. “She is the governor of the state of Alabama, which is still considered one of the most racist states in the U.S. This is who she was then. It is who she is now.”

Givan added: “I don’t accept her apology. She should have stood before the people of Alabama herself. … She should resign. I don’t think she should have been elected, and I think she is a racist.”

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Ivey’s apology also comes months after another governor from another Southern state was accused of having worn blackface.

Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam received calls earlier this year from both sides of the political divide to step down after a photo surfaced from his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook featuring a man in blackface and a second person cloaked in Ku Klux Klan garb.

Northam at first apologized for the photo, but then said he was not one of the men in the photo. Northam did concede he’d worn blackface around that time, though, saying he’d once used shoe polish to darken his face as part of a Michael Jackson costume for a 1984 dance contest in San Antonio, Texas.

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Abby Hornacek drives Melissa Francis to work in Fox Nation’s latest ‘Ride to Work’

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In Fox Nation’s “Ride to Work,” Abby Hornacek battled New York City traffic to get Fox News and Fox Business anchor Melissa Francis and her sons, Thompson and Grayson, to school on time.

Abby’s asked Thompson if she was a better driver than his mom.  Thompson had just the right response. “I prefer not to answer that,” the middle-schooler said.

“I still don’t understand why they don’t teach us how to do taxes in school,” Thompson asked at one point during the ride. “Why don’t they teach us how to be adults instead of teaching us ‘A squared + B squared = C squared?'”

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Francis joked that if he were to learn about taxes, he’d be “too depressed to finish the day.”

After the kids were dropped off at school, Francis detailed her morning routines and shared personal stories with Hornacek, as they headed for work.

“The best time of day, as any parent will tell you, is in the car on the way to school,” explained Francis, “There are no distractions, no television, so you get to really talk to them and hear what’s going on.”

Francis also said she tries to set aside time to be alone with each of her three children, including weekly ‘date nights’.

Asked to offer advice for working parents, Francis stressed the importance of “giving yourself a break.”

“Being a working parent…means that you feel guilty all the time. If you’re at work you feel guilty that you’re not with your kids, and if you’re with your kids you feel guilty about the thing that you left for your colleague at work or the thing you didn’t get done,” explained Francis.

Francis also credits Fox News for prioritizing family and she recognizes that it is not a luxury that many people are fortunate to have.

“Fox is sincerely so thoughtful about family and when I say I cannot do my show because I have a recital, they’re always like of course, go,” she said, “It’s amazing because I know a lot of people don’t have that luxury at their work.”

For more personal stories and words of wisdom from the Fox Business host, join Fox Nation and watch the full episode of “Ride to Work” today.

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Co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks Apple should be broken up

Apple icon Steve Wozniak thinks Big Tech companies, including the one he helped found, should be broken up.

In an interview with Bloomberg News this week, the mogul known as “Woz” didn’t shy away from his view that Silicon Valley’s biggest companies — Facebook, Google and Apple, to name a few — have become too powerful.

“I am really against monopoly powers being used in unfair, antitrust manners — not opening up the world to equal competition … and I think that’s happening a lot in Big Tech,” he told Bloomberg News.

Wozniak continued: “I’m pretty much in favor of looking into splitting up big companies. I mean, I wish Apple on its own had split up a long time ago and spun off independent divisions to faraway places and let them think independently the way Hewlett-Packard did when I worked there.”

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Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon are all facing a broad backlash on antitrust grounds, with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice opening up probes of their practices.

The Apple co-founder, who is reportedly worth an estimated $100 million, explained that his main concern is the lack of honesty in terms of how tech giants have treated their customers.

“If you think you’re getting one level of protection — of your security and your safety and your knowledge about you — you should be getting that level,” Woz said. “If you send mail to somebody and say a few little things, ‘Hey my favorite color is green’ to my wife, well, that should be kinda private. It’s kinda like whispering in an ear. And it shouldn’t be that anyone else had access and heard it.”

However, Wozniak did have some kind words for Apple’s current chief, Tim Cook.

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“Making life easy is what we were known for in computers,” Wozniak told Bloomberg News. “And now Apple Pay, the Apple credit card, is even more secure.”

Wozniak has previously said that he thinks everyone should ditch Facebook.

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Bret Baier: IG report release ‘not a good look’ for James Comey

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Information documented in part of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report proves not to be a “good look” for former FBI Director James Comey, said  “Special Report” host Bret Baier on Thursday.

Appearing on “America’s Newsroom,” Baier told anchor Sandra Smith: “James Comey is essentially crowing about avoiding an indictment from the DOJ, which is a little rich if you think about it going back to everything that the former FBI director said as FBI director.”

“I mean, if you go into this report in detail, it is not a good look for the former FBI director. The IG [concluded] that Comey’s tension-handling and dissemination of certain memos violated department and FBI policy and his FBI employment agreement.”

“It says he set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current employees,” Baier said. “Not a bad example — a dangerous example.”

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The release of the report Thursday morning revealed that Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Trump in the weeks before he was fired.

The report stated that Comey broke the FBI’s rules by giving a memo containing unclassified information to a friend with instructions to leak the contents to the New York Times.

In addition, Comey also failed to notify the FBI in May of 2017 that he had retained some of the memos in a safe at home.

After the release, Comey himself took to Twitter calling for his own vindication.

“I don’t need a public apology from those who defamed me,” Comey said, “but a quick message with a ‘sorry we lied about you’ would be nice.”

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“This report definitively says he is a leaker,” Baier said.

That said, the Inspector General also concluded that none of the information shared with the Times reporter was classified and that the department has already decided not to prosecute Comey over the matter.

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Baier explained to Smith, “Now, the DOJ makes the determination they’re not going to move forward with prosecution of leaking classified material. But, that doesn’t take away from what happened, what transpired, and how it’s characterized in these 80-plus pages.”

“The prosecutors have to look at whether they can make a case that stands up and can be prosecuted effectively or whether they don’t think that they can do that. And, they made that decision,” Baier stated.

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Boris Johnson’s rivals accuse him of taking UK ‘into the arms of Donald Trump’

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A day after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his plan to suspend Parliament until just before Britain is to depart from the European Union, furious anti-Brexiteers are rallying the opposition and warning that the new prime minister intends to lead the U.K. “straight into the arms” of President Trump.

“We’re back in parliament Tuesday to challenge Boris Johnson on what I think is a smash-and-grab raid on our democracy,” left-wing Labour Party opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said.

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Johnson requested on Wednesday that Queen Elizabeth II suspend Parliament until a Queen’s Speech on Oct. 14. While the request in and of itself is not unusual, opponents say the timing – just weeks before Britain is scheduled to leave the E.U. on Oct. 31 – is a move to shut down debate from anti-Brexit forces who are looking to stop Britain from leaving the union without a formal withdrawal agreement. The Queen accepted the request.

Johnson has said he would prefer to leave with a deal with E.U. leaders, but is prepared to leave without one if E.U. leaders won’t meet British demands. But pro-Remain forces say that such a “no-deal” Brexit would be a disaster.

Corbyn said he wants to launch a parliamentary process to legislate against such a departure and accused Johnson of leading the U.K. into a “the arms of Donald Trump” by securing a trade deal with the U.S.

“A no deal Brexit would mean trade immediately at risk, jobs immediately at risk, the Northern Irish border suddenly re-imposed because there would no deal whatsoever, no backstop of any sort and he would lead us straight into the arms of Donald Trump and a putative trade arrangement with the United States which will be very damaging to our economy and, despite what he says, I believe will mean U.S. health care corporations lining up to take over our NHS,” he said, referring to Britain’s National Health Service.

Later, a joint statement from Labour, the Scottish National Party, the Liberal Democrats and other left-wing parties condemned what they called “the undemocratic actions” of Johnson.

“There is no mandate from the public for a damaging No Deal Brexit. The Prime Minister is shutting down Parliament with the sole aim of stopping MPs from avoiding a No Deal Brexit,” the statement said.

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Meanwhile, business owner and activist Gina Miller, who won a ruling in 2017 that forced the government to win a vote in Parliament before triggering the Brexit process, announced she intends to challenge the suspension of Parliament in court.

Corbyn has called on those opposed to Brexit to rally behind him in a no-confidence vote to oust Johnson and install him as a temporary prime minister. A vote could be called as early as next week when Parliament returns from recess.

Johnson has little room for error, with a slim majority of one in the House of Commons, and anti-Brexiteers in his own party could scupper him if they side with the opposition. Some have already threatened to do so.

Johnson was also hit Thursday by the resignation of Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson. She has clashed with Johnson in the past, although she cited family reasons for standing down in her resignation speech.

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Johnson’s supporters, meanwhile, said the warnings about a no-deal Brexit were an extension of a “Project Fear” that has been in place since Brits voted to leave the bloc in 2016, and that the opposition calling Johnson’s latest move a “coup” is just sour grapes from those unhappy at the referendum result.

“I think the outrage is phony and it is created by people who don’t want us to leave the European Union and are trying very hard to overturn the referendum result and don’t want the benefits of leaving the European Union,” House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said in an interview with the BBC.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Gregg Jarrett: Comey ‘not out of the woods yet’ prosecutors may be awaiting results of FISA abuse probe

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Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett has a stern warning for former FBI Director James Comey, after the Justice Department declined to prosecute Comey for multiple violations of FBI rules.

“He’s not out of the woods yet,” said Jarrett on Fox Nation’s “Deep Dive”.

“James Comey’s actually very lucky that he did not get an indictment  The neutral party, the Inspector General, evaluated this case for more than a year and decided, in the end, to send a criminal referral to the prosecutors at the Department of Justice. They decided…we’re not going to bring a case against Comey for this,” stressed Jarrett.

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Jarrett, who is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, ‘The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump’, pointed out that the Justice Department Inspector General’s investigation into FBI surveillance of the 2016 Trump campaign is on-going, and that fact may have figured into the prosecutors’ decision-making in Comey’s case.

“[Comey] could have been charged…with theft of government documents. These documents, the IG’s report says, were government property, they were not his…That’s a clear violation…and I just think that prosecutors decided perhaps that this isn’t the best case against Comey, maybe waiting in the wings is a FISA case against Comey,” said Jarrett.

Jarrett continued, “The lion’s share of the Inspector General’s investigation deals with lying to the FISA court in order to gain a wiretap warrant to spy on a former associate of President Donald Trump, Carter Page…James Comey is one of the individuals who signed off on a FISA warrant and concealing evidence and deceiving the judges.  That’s — according to my count — six different potential felonies.”

Then there is the matter of Comey’s Twitter response today, in which he suggests that he is owed an apology.  Comey tweeted, in part, “a ‘sorry we lied about you’ would be nice.”

Former federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Randy Zelin, said that Comey is unrepentant, despite the report’s findings that he violated bureau policies by drafting, leaking and retaining sensitive documents.  “Technically, you’re not to supposed to take that kind of information home,” said Zelin, “You have to acknowledge that what you did was wrong. Why you’re not doing anything other than taking a hiatus…again, you did something that you weren’t supposed to do.”

Jarrett added, “James Comey is being a little arrogant in his tweet demanding the equivalent of an apology because he’s still in legal jeopardy.”

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Wall Street Journal, Editor Page Assistant Editor, James Freeman observed that these new findings against Comey are very similar to past criticism leveled against Comey.  In July 2016,  Comey held an unprecedented news conference to announce that he was not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of an unsecured, private email server, while secretary of state.  A previous inspector general investigation concluded that Comey “usurped” the authority of the attorney general by essentially exonerating Clinton.

“This sort of sense that he sets his own rules…was the same issue that got him condemned by AG’s, former AG’s and deputy AG’s of both parties in the Clinton matter…where he took on responsibilities that the FBI director doesn’t have,” said Freeman.

Jarrett observed the irony in the new IG report, remarking on the fact that Comey decided to pass on charging Clinton because he didn’t believe that she intended to violate the law, “He got the same ‘Get Out of Jail Free Card’ that he gave Hillary Clinton.”

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Miranda Devine: ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author J.D. Vance latest conservative to be smeared by leftist lies

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If you want to understand the power of social media in weaponizing and accelerating the left’s attack on truth and ­decency, look no further than The Washington Post’s false accusation this week that J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” is a closet white supremacist.

This is the anatomy of a Twitter lynching, a good man’s reputation strung up and beaten to a pulp. In the impressionistic half-life of ­social media’s attention span, the damage can never really be undone.

Marissa Brostoff’s column trying to link the pro-life movement to white nationalism was stupid enough to have been rejected by a proper newspaper, but it is astonishing that the smear against Vance made it through any honest editing process.

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Her thesis is that pro-life conservatives oppose abortion not because they believe every human life is sacred, but because they fear that abortion will accelerate the demographic “replacement” of white people by nonwhite immigrants.

It’s a stupid argument, considering black babies are aborted at five times the rate of white babies in America, as even the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute ­admits.

Brostoff arrives at the point only in her final paragraphs, in what amounts to a rhetorical drive-by shooting of Vance, whom she introduces as her sole example that white-supremacist ideas have become mainstream conservative thought.

“Meanwhile,” she writes, apropos of nothing, “as replacement discourse enters the conservative mainstream, talk of birthrates goes with it. ‘Our people aren’t having enough children to replace themselves. That should bother us,’ J.D. Vance . . . told his audience at the National Conservatism Conference last month. Earlier this year, he described himself as ‘appalled’ by Democrats’ permissive attitudes toward abortion. Vance did not spell out exactly who was included in the word ‘our.’ He didn’t need to.”

He didn’t need to. Get it? Bros­toff, whose day job is “culture editor” at the left-wing Jewish Currents magazine, doesn’t need to spell out for her readers that Vance really meant “white people” because she has deliberately led us to this big reveal. Q.E.D.

But it is a lie. It is obvious when you read Vance’s speech that he was talking about the entire “nation” and “society” in general.

Brostoff’s deception could easily have been disproved with a simple Google search for the actual quote. She also would have discovered that Vance is married to a nonwhite Indian American wife with whom, naturally, he has a biracial child.

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But her leap of logic reveals a Freudian slip as big as the Grand Canyon, a psychological projection of the left’s own racism and sense of moral superiority onto an ideological foe.

On Twitter, Brostoff threw out the bait before 10 a.m. on Tuesday: “i wrote about the white nationalism deep in the heart of the anti-abortion movement.”

After the mob had done their dirty work on Vance’s good name, The Washington Post issued a correction.

At 5:36 p.m., Brostoff took to Twitter again, to cast herself as a victim silenced by “nazis” and Vance “stans” (stalker fans).

“JD Vance stans freaked out the Wash Post bad enough that they pulled a line suggesting he was worried about ‘declining white birthrates’ & confirmed that he was rlly talking about ‘declining American birthrates,’ a very not-white-nationalist thing to be worried about.”

She kept tweeting Wednesday, before revealing the sinister fact that “my editor suggested that Vance’s comments might be added to the list of evidence being marshaled, & i agreed.”

Her response confirms the malicious intent of the piece.

And for what? Because Vance spoke at a conservative conference. Because he is pro-life. Because he converted to Catholicism and intellectualized his faith into a treatise about how abortion robs a nation of its future.

Perhaps his worst sin against the liberal consensus is that “Hillbilly Elegy” sympathetically explained the Trump phenomenon in parts of America too deplorable to mention.

In the morally unhinged world of the new identitarian left, his collective “our” is incomprehensible, because “we” are all split up into competing identity groups according to race, ethnicity, gender, faith, sexuality.

They only see Vance as white, male, Catholic. They can’t absorb his ideas because they have clogged up their brains with points of personal privilege.

To see the ultimate expression of this intellectual enfeeblement, watch a video from the Democratic Socialists of America National Convention in Georgia this month in which much time was taken up with comrades asking each other not to use “gendered language,” or clap or wear an “aggressive scent.”

“South Park” created a hilarious spoof cartoon about it, using the exact words of delegates. The ­comedic value needed no embellishment.

But what it leads to is not funny.

The fear of reputational damage on social media, whether a personal libel or boycotts of conservative companies or Trump donors, creates an impoverishment of thought, of community, of kindness and finding common cause.

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It stops us, all of us, from coming together to find a solution to the causes of misery that exist in forgotten pockets across this wealthy nation, which is what motivates Vance.

The left has no answers and, he points out, nor do libertarian conservatives who fail to use their political power to preserve “public goods like marriage and family and happiness.”

A new way of thinking is needed to deal with the problem of family dysfunction that is at the heart of every social ill. This is Vance’s contribution, invaluable for its roots in his lived experience.

You don’t get many J.D. Vances in a lifetime and, in some dim corner of their web-encrusted hollows, leftists like Brostoff and her faceless editors at The Washington Post perceive that he is an existential threat.

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They are too dim to combat his ideas with their own better ideas. So, instead, they incite the Twitter lynch mob to destroy him as a man.

It’s a sly game.

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Alex Trebek is ‘back in action’ after finishing chemo: ‘I’m on the mend’

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Alex Trebek announced he is “back in action” after finishing chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer.

The longtime “Jeopardy” host made the announcement in a video posted to the game show’s Twitter page on Thursday.

“I’ve gone through a lot of chemotherapy and thankfully that is over,” Trebek shared. “I’m on the mend and that is all I can say right now.”

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The 79-year-old revealed he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March.

“Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” he said in a video at the time. “And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”

Taking a lighter note, Trebek then quipped that he’d have to recover in order to fulfill his hosting duties.

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“Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host ‘Jeopardy!’ for three more years!” he said. “So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you.”

Trebek updated his fans about his ongoing battle with cancer in May, sharing with People that his doctors were shocked at how well his tumors were responding to his chemotherapy treatment.

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“It’s kind of mind-boggling,” he said at the time. “The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory… some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.”

Trebek revealed that he cried “happy tears” when he learned that the treatment was working after struggling with it for weeks. He noted that he believes he has a distinct edge over the average person battling the disease.

“I’ve got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed toward me and their prayers,” he shared. “I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this.”

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He continued: “I’ve got a lot of love out there headed in my direction and a lot of prayers, and I will never ever minimize the value of that.”

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