Mom livid over ‘scary’ PragerU videos in daughter’s public school history class. So she pulls her from class — and district pulls videos.

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The mother of an Ohio public school student pulled her daughter from a 10th-grade history class after learning that extra credit could be acquired by watching PragerU videos —
which present conservative sociopolitical views — and answering questions about them, the Huffington Post reported.

The outlet said Maumee City Schools, in response to the mother’s outrage, assigned work reflecting the opposite perspective. The district also
told WTOL-TV it offered the student the opportunity to transfer to a different class and removed the extra credit assignment from the curriculum.

What are the details?

The Huffington Post said “the PragerU videos — with titles such as ‘Build the Wall,’ ‘Why the Right Was Right,’ and ‘The Left Ruins Everything’ — were assigned to a 10th-grade history class at Maumee High School, along with a series of questions about the videos’ ‘most important messages.'”

It isn’t clear from the Huffington Post story if the aforementioned videos were part of the assignment. But you can view them below if you wish:

Build the Wall

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Why the Right is Right

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The Left Ruins Everything

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The Huffington Post said Andrea Cutway, the mother of 16-year-old student Avery Lewis, told district officials about the assignment and “immediately pulled her daughter out of the class.”

More from the outlet:

Administrators first tried what they deemed a compromise by also assigning work that reflected views from the other side of the political spectrum to the student, Cutway said. But after HuffPost reached out to the school about the assignment, it decided to remove the materials from the syllabus, Todd Cramer, superintendent of Maumee City Schools, told HuffPost.

Other PragerU videos on its website dissect issues in five-minute clips and have titles such as “There Is No Gender Wage Gap,” “How to Steal an Election: Mail-In Ballots,” and “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?”

The teacher’s class website shows that she also assigned the videos last year.

The homework assignment appeared unrelated to PragerU’s latest venture, called PragerU Educators and Parents, or PREP, which launched several weeks ago. The inception of such a program suggested that these types of assignments may become more prevalent in schools.

The outlet added that Lewis was “immediately alarmed when she started her extra credit assignment last week. The assignment asked her to watch PragerU videos and then answer questions about how the videos challenged her beliefs.” But the Huffington Post said “after seeing the videos, the teen didn’t think she could complete the homework.”

Her mother — Cutway — was “similarly shocked when her daughter showed her the assignment. She immediately fired off an email to the school’s principal asking who approved the assignment and whether or not students had been given any context for PragerU’s point of view,” the outlet said.

“It’s ALT RIGHT propaganda,” Cutway said in the email to the principal, which the Huffington Post said she provided to the outlet. “If you Google PragerU and spend a few minutes scrolling, you will see that this site is controversial
at best.”

But the outlet said that even after Lewis and administrators came up with the solution of offering her an assignment reflecting the opposing point of view, Cutway said the larger issue was that PragerU videos were part of the curriculum.

“When I talked to the principal and vice principal, they acted like this was just another assignment,” Cutway told the Huffington Post. “I said, ‘I think at this time we need to end this call, gentlemen.’ … I don’t know what you have allowed to bring into your public school.”

She told the outlet in regard to PragerU that “this really is some scary stuff. I do feel like they have found a way to get into the public school system.”

The Huffington Post said the teacher who assigned the videos did not respond to a request for comment.

But the outlet said “since Cutway’s conversation with the school administrators, district leaders appeared to have had a change of heart and said they removed the assignment from the syllabus, though they stopped short of condemning the overall use of such materials.”

The district has more to say

Here’s the statement, in part, that the district released to WTOL Tuesday afternoon:

Maumee City Schools is aware of the online story published by Huffington Post on October 19. We would like to clarify the sequence of events and correct impressions resulting from that article.

Students were offered an extra credit assignment intended to challenge their critical thinking skills by examining political cartoons. Students had options and were able to choose from sites presenting either liberal, moderate or conservative viewpoints through political cartoons. The assignment challenged students to analyze a cartoon’s content, context, symbols, labels, tone and more.

A second option in the extra credit assignment asked students to view a video from a conservative website, analyze it and explain what they may have learned from it, and how it may have challenged or supported their own beliefs.

A parent who objected to the assignment contacted school administrators. In alignment with our District goals, we made immediate changes to support the student. An alternative assignment was offered, and the student was given the opportunity to transfer to a different class. Our first goal was to ensure the student would be comfortable fully participating in the curriculum. Additionally, the extra credit assignment was removed from the class syllabus. All of this occurred before the Huffington Post contacted the District.

The station added that the course syllabus said “extra credit is available by completing political cartoon analysis assignments and/or Prager U assignments — see handout.”

WTOL, citing the teacher’s website, reported that students could watch a PragerU video and respond to prompts such as “Something new and interesting I learned….” and “What is the most important message from the video that others should know?”

Students also were given the option to review a political cartoon instead of a PragerU video — and the assignment listed conservative news site Townhall as one of the recommended sources for political cartoons, the station said.

PragerU also was listed as an extra credit option during the winter 2019-20 semester, WTOL said.

What did PragerU have to say?

While PragerU didn’t immediately reply Tuesday afternoon to TheBlaze’s request for comment, the organization did refer to the controversy on Twitter:

Jemele Hill sparks backlash online after insisting ‘black men just want better access to patriarchy’

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Sports journalist and writer Jemele Hill sparked outrage on Twitter Tuesday after claiming that black men don’t want to dismantle the patriarchy — they just want “better access” to it.

What are the details?

As pointed out by Newsweek, Hill commented that she has “increasingly” found that “many black men just want better access to patriarchy.”

“They don’t actually want it dismantled,” she wrote.

Hill said that her realization surfaced after engaging in what she said were “disturbing” conversations about black men and black women in the U.S.

She wrote, “Let’s just say some of the conversations I’ve had recently are … disturbing.”

One user blasted Hill, and wrote, “America is at war with its Black citizens. Black male ‘access’ is a false flag. What kind of access do we have of 1.2 million Black men are in jail? The fact that you have lots to say about the myth of Black male ‘access’ and nothing about the war proves your confusion.”

Another added, “More Black men voted against patriarchy and Trump than any other male demographic in 2016 and polls show that they will continue to vote more against Trump than any other male demographic in 2020.”

Though many people criticized her for her blanket statement, some social media users spoke out in agreement with her sentiments.

“I dont [sic] know if it’s ‘many’ but it’s alarming more than I thought possible,” one user wrote. “A byproduct of enslavement. They get let into rooms … and think they don’t think about who and what they leave behind.”

Another user added, “Same with many women I’ve known through the years. Once they ‘make it,’ they spend a lot of time closing/blocking the doors behind them. Flabbergasting.”

A third user noted, “True, as well as many black people want better access to capitalism, they don’t actually want it dismantled either. Capitalism is oppressing & black capitalism doesn’t end oppression.”

Virginia’s Fairfax County teachers union demands schools remain closed until August 2021, possibly longer

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The teachers union of Fairfax County in Virginia wants schoolchildren to learn from home for the rest of the school year until August 2021.

“Science and Health Safety data support and require that no one should return to in person instruction until there is a widely available scientifically proven vaccine or highly effective treatment” for COVID-19, the Fairfax Education Association wrote in a letter-campaign addressed to the Fairfax County school board and superintendent.

“The metric for Safe Reopening should be 14 days of zero community spread,” the letter stated.

In addition to closing schools through the 2020-21 school year, the teachers union demanded that limited reopening be attempted only if “all buildings” are equipped with “HVAC Merv-13 filters,” if all staff is provided with “Medical Grade PPE” including N95 masks, goggles, face shields, and more, and if COVID-19 testing is available for staff.

“Since none of the requirements for safe return are likely to be met in the foreseeable future of the 2020-21 school year we reiterate: Keep Fairfax County Public Schools Virtual for the 2020-21 school year,” the letter concluded.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand last week published an update for parents explaining when and how in-person learning in schools will resume. The plan is to begin in-person instruction for small groups of students who are having the most difficulty with distance learning.

“We will follow strict safety and health protocols to minimize health risks for students and staff,” the school said.

On Monday, classroom learning began for preschoolers with autism, students in “early childhood classes, and students in specialized high school career preparatory programs.” The district plans to phase in other students returning to school in different groups over the next several weeks. They have put in place several policies to limit the spread of COVID-19 as students and teachers return to class.

The union’s demands come as mounting evidence suggests there is no clear link between schools reopening and coronavirus infection rates surging. Additionally, there are growing concerns that so-called “distance learning,” with children staring at computer screens for most of the day, is failing children and parents who can’t handle it.

In New York City, an epicenter of the pandemic where reopening is limited and conditional on targeted random virus testing efforts, the New York Times reports expected outbreaks among the city’s 1,800 public schools have not materialized in the three-weeks since in-person learning resumed.

Yet, the Free Beacon notes, a Brown University study showed that districts with strong teachers unions, like Fairfax County, were more likely to recommend schools remain closed. In a statement to the Free Beacon, the Fairfax County Public Schools district said school officials maintain returning to the classroom is best for students.

“We firmly believe that while virtual environments are necessary at the current time, students learn best in-person,” a district spokeswoman said.

School reopening in the United States varies by state and individual school district. So far, only Arizona, Iowa, Florida, and Texas have ordered schools to open.

Debate Commission Finds Way to Mute Trump’s Mic in Upcoming Presidential Standoff

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As Americans prepare for the upcoming presidential debate to be held in Nashville, TN on Thursday, the candidates are now preparing to take on the national issues in a new way.

Contrary to the well-established history of allowing candidates to duke it out on the platform for all to see, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Monday that they would be muting mics of one candidate while the other was answering a question.

This move comes after what many considered to be blatant bias on the part of the last debate’s moderator, Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who appeared to debate the president for Democrat candidate Joe Biden.

CNN reported on the upcoming muted debate saying that at the start of the six debate segments, each candidate will be given two minutes to answer the question posed to him. During that time the other candidate’s microphone will be muted.

Questions from conservatives have been raised, frustrated with what they considered to be another way of propping up a feeble and possibly mentally declining Democrat candidate who “can’t stand the heat” as it were.

However, liberals seem delighted with the announcement, as was evidenced by a source close to the debate commission telling CNN that the decision was “not a change to rules but rather a move to promote adherence to rules that have been agreed to by both campaigns.”

“A change to the rules would have required protracted and ultimately, in our view, unworkable negotiations between the two campaigns,” the source said.

Trump’s campaign spoke out against any changes to the rules in a statement cited by CNN saying that the commission “shouldn’t be moving the goalposts and changing the rules in the middle of the game.”

Biden, however, (or at least his campaign) is thoroughly on board with the upcoming format change, saying they believed the way Trump conducted himself at the first debate was a “national embarrassment.”

“I just hope there’s a way in which the debate commission can control the ability of us to answer the questions without interruptions,” Biden said the day after the first debate.

The commission released a statement justifying their actions on Monday, saying that, “We realize, after discussions with both campaigns, that neither campaign may be totally satisfied with the measures announced today,” the statement read.

“One may think they go too far, and one may think they do not go far enough. We are comfortable that these actions strike the right balance and that they are in the interest of the American people, for whom these debates are held.”

The statement went on to say that: “The Commission is announcing today that in order to enforce this agreed upon rule, the only candidate whose microphone will be open during these two-minute periods is the candidate who has the floor under the rules. For the balance of each segment, which by design is intended to be dedicated to open discussion, both candidates’ microphones will be open.”

Both microphones will reportedly be unmuted after each candidate delivers their two-minute answer.

“During the times dedicated for open discussion, it is the hope of the Commission that the candidates will be respectful of each other’s time, which will advance civil discourse for the benefit of the viewing public,” the statement read. “As in the past, the moderator will apportion roughly equal amounts of time between the two speakers over the course of the 90 minutes. Time taken up during any interruptions will be returned to the other candidate.”

In a letter to the commission Monday, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien reminded Americans of why this change could be bad for voters:

“It is completely unacceptable for anyone to wield such power, and a decision to proceed with that change amounts to turning further editorial control of the debate over to the Commission which has already demonstrated its partiality to Biden.”

Debate Commission Finds Way to Mute Trump’s Mic in Upcoming Presidential Standoff

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As Americans prepare for the upcoming presidential debate to be held in Nashville, TN on Thursday, the candidates are now preparing to take on the national issues in a new way.

Contrary to the well-established history of allowing candidates to duke it out on the platform for all to see, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Monday that they would be muting mics of one candidate while the other was answering a question.

This move comes after what many considered to be blatant bias on the part of the last debate’s moderator, Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who appeared to debate the president for Democrat candidate Joe Biden.

CNN reported on the upcoming muted debate saying that at the start of the six debate segments, each candidate will be given two minutes to answer the question posed to him. During that time the other candidate’s microphone will be muted.

Questions from conservatives have been raised, frustrated with what they considered to be another way of propping up a feeble and possibly mentally declining Democrat candidate who “can’t stand the heat” as it were.

However, liberals seem delighted with the announcement, as was evidenced by a source close to the debate commission telling CNN that the decision was “not a change to rules but rather a move to promote adherence to rules that have been agreed to by both campaigns.”

“A change to the rules would have required protracted and ultimately, in our view, unworkable negotiations between the two campaigns,” the source said.

Trump’s campaign spoke out against any changes to the rules in a statement cited by CNN saying that the commission “shouldn’t be moving the goalposts and changing the rules in the middle of the game.”

Biden, however, (or at least his campaign) is thoroughly on board with the upcoming format change, saying they believed the way Trump conducted himself at the first debate was a “national embarrassment.”

“I just hope there’s a way in which the debate commission can control the ability of us to answer the questions without interruptions,” Biden said the day after the first debate.

The commission released a statement justifying their actions on Monday, saying that, “We realize, after discussions with both campaigns, that neither campaign may be totally satisfied with the measures announced today,” the statement read.

“One may think they go too far, and one may think they do not go far enough. We are comfortable that these actions strike the right balance and that they are in the interest of the American people, for whom these debates are held.”

The statement went on to say that: “The Commission is announcing today that in order to enforce this agreed upon rule, the only candidate whose microphone will be open during these two-minute periods is the candidate who has the floor under the rules. For the balance of each segment, which by design is intended to be dedicated to open discussion, both candidates’ microphones will be open.”

Both microphones will reportedly be unmuted after each candidate delivers their two-minute answer.

“During the times dedicated for open discussion, it is the hope of the Commission that the candidates will be respectful of each other’s time, which will advance civil discourse for the benefit of the viewing public,” the statement read. “As in the past, the moderator will apportion roughly equal amounts of time between the two speakers over the course of the 90 minutes. Time taken up during any interruptions will be returned to the other candidate.”

In a letter to the commission Monday, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien reminded Americans of why this change could be bad for voters:

“It is completely unacceptable for anyone to wield such power, and a decision to proceed with that change amounts to turning further editorial control of the debate over to the Commission which has already demonstrated its partiality to Biden.”

NYC Schools Find Just 28 Positive COVID Cases After 16,000 + Tests

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If you’ve paid any sort of attention to the news recently, you will know that the stories on COVID-19 aren’t all that good, giving plenty of Americans more cause to vote via absentee ballots this year. However, there is one piece of excellent news about the disease, although I doubt you heard much about it.

Spoiler alert: it’s about our kids.

Studies continue to show that children, and especially those of younger ages, just aren’t getting it.

One of the most recent comes from the highly respected Brown University. Here, it was noted that students are only testing positive at a rate of about 0.15 percent. And staff, who are much more likely to be infected, are testing positive at a rate of only 0.25 percent, which is still really low.

And Brown isn’t the only one with similar findings.

New York City, which houses the nation’s most extensive public school system, has been doing some studies, or at least testing, of its own. And the city’s findings are precisely in line with the figures Brown recently releases.  Of both students and staff members, only 0.17 percent are testing positive.

According to the New York Times, “Out of 16,348 staff members and students tested randomly by the school system in the first week of its testing regimen, the city has gotten back results of 16,298. There were only 28 positives: 20 staff members and eight students.”

It was also noted that mobile testing units were placed at schools in both Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods that were reported to have had recent outbreaks of the virus. And “out of more than 3,300 tests conducted since the last week of September,” only four were positive.

That’s a positivity rate of right around 0.12 percent, again, right in line with Brown’s study.

This leads the executive director of Educators for Excellence to say, “That data is encouraging. It reinforces what we have heard about schools not be super spreaders.” And the Times remarked that “The absence of early outbreaks if it holds, suggests that the city’s efforts for its 1.1 million public school students could serve as an influential model for school districts across the nation.”

And since then, even more information has come in on recent COVID tests conducted in the city’s schools. It was assumed that since New York schools have only been open for three weeks now, those positivity rates would slowing increase the longer kids were in school.

However, that’s not what is being found, both among students and staff members.

It just seems like the virus isn’t being spread that much within the classroom.

Of course, this hasn’t stopped the naysayers from touting the dangers of the disease and how President Trump is apparently ruining our nation by opening things back up.

Ashish Jha, who is dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, says, “It’s great that New York City is doing some level of random testing.” But… “It’s not at the level that would be ideal.”

However, according to Michael Mulgrew, the president of the teachers’ union has stated that even now, city officials are considering an increase in the amount of random testing done in the schools to three times a month. He noted that this would be “much more valuable.”

But in either case, it seems that not so positive testing is giving schools around the nation reason to consider reopening their doors.

Per the Washington Post, “Of the 50 largest school districts, 24 have resumed in-person classes for large groups of students, and 11 others plan to in the coming weeks, according to a Washington Post survey. An additional four have opened, or plan to open, for small groups of students who need extra attention.”

The Post notes that most of these are in states like Florida and Texas, where “Republican governors are requiring in-person classes.” However, even in more Democratically ran areas, such as NYC, Alpine, Utah, and Greenville, South Carolina, schools are reopening due to the seeming lack of a threat.

Is it just me, or do you see an I-told-you-so moment coming for President Trump and his administration?

NYC Schools Find Just 28 Positive COVID Cases After 16,000 + Tests

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If you’ve paid any sort of attention to the news recently, you will know that the stories on COVID-19 aren’t all that good, giving plenty of Americans more cause to vote via absentee ballots this year. However, there is one piece of excellent news about the disease, although I doubt you heard much about it.

Spoiler alert: it’s about our kids.

Studies continue to show that children, and especially those of younger ages, just aren’t getting it.

One of the most recent comes from the highly respected Brown University. Here, it was noted that students are only testing positive at a rate of about 0.15 percent. And staff, who are much more likely to be infected, are testing positive at a rate of only 0.25 percent, which is still really low.

And Brown isn’t the only one with similar findings.

New York City, which houses the nation’s most extensive public school system, has been doing some studies, or at least testing, of its own. And the city’s findings are precisely in line with the figures Brown recently releases. Of both students and staff members, only 0.17 percent are testing positive.

According to the New York Times, “Out of 16,348 staff members and students tested randomly by the school system in the first week of its testing regimen, the city has gotten back results of 16,298. There were only 28 positives: 20 staff members and eight students.”

It was also noted that mobile testing units were placed at schools in both Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods that were reported to have had recent outbreaks of the virus. And “out of more than 3,300 tests conducted since the last week of September,” only four were positive.

That’s a positivity rate of right around 0.12 percent, again, right in line with Brown’s study.

This leads the executive director of Educators for Excellence to say, “That data is encouraging. It reinforces what we have heard about schools not be super spreaders.” And the Times remarked that “The absence of early outbreaks if it holds, suggests that the city’s efforts for its 1.1 million public school students could serve as an influential model for school districts across the nation.”

And since then, even more information has come in on recent COVID tests conducted in the city’s schools. It was assumed that since New York schools have only been open for three weeks now, those positivity rates would slowing increase the longer kids were in school.

However, that’s not what is being found, both among students and staff members.

It just seems like the virus isn’t being spread that much within the classroom.

Of course, this hasn’t stopped the naysayers from touting the dangers of the disease and how President Trump is apparently ruining our nation by opening things back up.

Ashish Jha, who is dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, says, “It’s great that New York City is doing some level of random testing.” But… “It’s not at the level that would be ideal.”

However, according to Michael Mulgrew, the president of the teachers’ union has stated that even now, city officials are considering an increase in the amount of random testing done in the schools to three times a month. He noted that this would be “much more valuable.”

But in either case, it seems that not so positive testing is giving schools around the nation reason to consider reopening their doors.

Per the Washington Post, “Of the 50 largest school districts, 24 have resumed in-person classes for large groups of students, and 11 others plan to in the coming weeks, according to a Washington Post survey. An additional four have opened, or plan to open, for small groups of students who need extra attention.”

The Post notes that most of these are in states like Florida and Texas, where “Republican governors are requiring in-person classes.” However, even in more Democratically ran areas, such as NYC, Alpine, Utah, and Greenville, South Carolina, schools are reopening due to the seeming lack of a threat.

Is it just me, or do you see an I-told-you-so moment coming for President Trump and his administration?

Bias? Debate Commission Cancels Foreign Policy Topics for Next Debate as Trump Wins 4 Nobel Peace Prize Nominations

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A historic peace deal was signed by Israel, Bahrain, and the UAE at the White House recently. This deal was brokered by none other than President Trump. For his efforts, Trump has received numerous nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. This most recent nomination should have happened a long time ago but better late than never.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde is the Norwegian Parliament member who is responsible for nominating Trump the first time around. The Israel-UAE deal received a lot of attention and rightfully so. These are the deals that Barack Obama and Joe Biden could not get done. His second nomination was provided by Magnus Jacobsson.

The Kosovo-Serbia Peace Agreement was a tough nut to crack. This is the type of agreement that most would have been skeptical about before. “I have today nominated the United States administration and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia to the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House. Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace,” said Jacobsson at the time.

As for the most recent nomination? This one comes from Laura Huhtasaari, who happens to be a member of the right-wing Finns Party and an MEP. Laura nominated Trump for the 2021 prize “in recognition of his endeavors to end the era of endless wars, construct peace by encouraging conflicting parties for dialogue and negotiations, as well as underpin internal cohesion and stability of his country.”

We certainly can’t argue with her there. Trump was responsible for the strengthening of NATO, he brought the sort of peace agreements to the Middle East that no one thought possible and successfully isolated the Iran terror regime. Trump’s exposal of the failed North Korean state is also worthy of praise. These are the achievements that the hysterical left does not want you to know about.

Now, the Debate Commission has decided that they are going to work even harder to keep this information away from the American people. The next presidential debate between Trump and Biden is rapidly approaching.

Joe was able to escape the last scheduled bout but there is nothing that can be done this time. He’s going to have to answer for himself directly and there’s no pandemic related excuse that he can fall back on.

Biden will still do his best to focus on the coronavirus anyway. Since they can’t make any attacks that are related to foreign policy, they will stick to the usual shtick. That means lots of COVID-19 fear-mongering and general hatred of Trump is on the docket. That’s all they know and that’s all they are capable of at this point.

The featured topics for this debate are as follows: Fighting COVID-19; American Families; Race in America; Climate Change; National Security; and Leadership. Doesn’t that seem awfully similar to the last debate?

In case you think we are kidding, the topics were Covid-19; The Economy; Race and Violence in our Cities; The Integrity of the Election; The Supreme Court; and Trump and Biden’s Records.

Since the Commission is clearly pulling the strings for Biden, this reeks of them trying to make his life easier by giving him less homework to do. It’s hard for him to memorize all of the talking points that he is being given on a regular basis. The challenge gets even harder when you cannot remember which lie you are telling on which day.

Biden has barely been able to build a lead in the polls without all of this tinkering in his favor which really makes you think. If this is the best that he can do when they are tipping the scales to his benefit, what would have happened in a fair and just election?

Unfortunately, no one who truly cares about democracy will ever have a chance to find out about that side of the equation.

Bias? Debate Commission Cancels Foreign Policy Topics for Next Debate as Trump Wins 4 Nobel Peace Prize Nominations

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A historic peace deal was signed by Israel, Bahrain, and the UAE at the White House recently. This deal was brokered by none other than President Trump. For his efforts, Trump has received numerous nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. This most recent nomination should have happened a long time ago but better late than never.

Christian Tybring-Gjedde is the Norwegian Parliament member who is responsible for nominating Trump the first time around. The Israel-UAE deal received a lot of attention and rightfully so. These are the deals that Barack Obama and Joe Biden could not get done. His second nomination was provided by Magnus Jacobsson.

The Kosovo-Serbia Peace Agreement was a tough nut to crack. This is the type of agreement that most would have been skeptical about before. “I have today nominated the United States administration and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia to the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House. Trade and communications are important building blocks for peace,” said Jacobsson at the time.

As for the most recent nomination? This one comes from Laura Huhtasaari, who happens to be a member of the right-wing Finns Party and an MEP. Laura nominated Trump for the 2021 prize “in recognition of his endeavors to end the era of endless wars, construct peace by encouraging conflicting parties for dialogue and negotiations, as well as underpin internal cohesion and stability of his country.”

We certainly can’t argue with her there. Trump was responsible for the strengthening of NATO, he brought the sort of peace agreements to the Middle East that no one thought possible and successfully isolated the Iran terror regime. Trump’s exposal of the failed North Korean state is also worthy of praise. These are the achievements that the hysterical left does not want you to know about.

Now, the Debate Commission has decided that they are going to work even harder to keep this information away from the American people. The next presidential debate between Trump and Biden is rapidly approaching.

Joe was able to escape the last scheduled bout but there is nothing that can be done this time. He’s going to have to answer for himself directly and there’s no pandemic related excuse that he can fall back on.

Biden will still do his best to focus on the coronavirus anyway. Since they can’t make any attacks that are related to foreign policy, they will stick to the usual shtick. That means lots of COVID-19 fear-mongering and general hatred of Trump is on the docket. That’s all they know and that’s all they are capable of at this point.

The featured topics for this debate are as follows: Fighting COVID-19; American Families; Race in America; Climate Change; National Security; and Leadership. Doesn’t that seem awfully similar to the last debate?

In case you think we are kidding, the topics were Covid-19; The Economy; Race and Violence in our Cities; The Integrity of the Election; The Supreme Court; and Trump and Biden’s Records.

Since the Commission is clearly pulling the strings for Biden, this reeks of them trying to make his life easier by giving him less homework to do. It’s hard for him to memorize all of the talking points that he is being given on a regular basis. The challenge gets even harder when you cannot remember which lie you are telling on which day.

Biden has barely been able to build a lead in the polls without all of this tinkering in his favor which really makes you think. If this is the best that he can do when they are tipping the scales to his benefit, what would have happened in a fair and just election?

Unfortunately, no one who truly cares about democracy will ever have a chance to find out about that side of the equation.

Armed men break into home, demand cash, pistol whip male who won’t comply. Then female resident grabs her gun and turns the tables.

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A trio of men wearing hoodies and armed with guns forced their way into a home in Monroe, Louisiana, around 10 p.m. Oct. 11 and demanded money, the Monroe News-Star said, citing a police report.

What happened next?

A male in the residence refused to comply with their demands and yelled several times for the female resident, who had fallen asleep, the paper said. The male was struck in the head several times with a gun, the News-Star said.

When the woman woke up, she said she knew something was wrong and grabbed her gun from underneath the mattress, the paper said.

She saw the male resident fighting with with two unknown armed men, the News-Star said, adding that one was wearing a light gray hoodie and the other was wearing a dark hoodie and light blue jeans — and that the latter assailant pointed a gun at her.

With that, the woman fired multiple rounds and heard one man say, “Aw, she shot me,” the paper said.

The woman said a third man was standing at the front doorway and appeared to be in shock, the News-Star reported, adding that all three ran off, got into a silver Nissan Altima, and drove away.

The jig is up

Then around 10:25 p.m., St. Francis Medical Center told Monroe police a shooting victim had arrived, the paper said.

Emergency room staff informed officers that 19-year-old Jeffrey W. Williams Jr. told them he was hanging out with friends when someone drove by shooting at them, the News-Star noted.

But police noticed that Williams’ clothes matched the description from the home invasion, the paper said. And once officers began interviewing him, Williams told them he and another man entered the home and demanded money at gunpoint, the News-Star reported.

He said when the woman came into the living room, she fired two or three shots at them, the paper said — and he noticed he was shot in the abdomen as he fled the residence.

The man who forced his way into the home with Williams reportedly drove him to the hospital and dropped him off at the emergency room, the News-Star said.

Williams said he doesn’t know the third man’s name, only that he lives in West Monroe, the paper said.

Williams was arrested Friday and booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on one count of aggravated burglary, the News-Star said, adding that his bond was set at $100,000.