Biden to Suspend Arctic Oil Drilling Leases | Human Events

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Forging ahead with Uncle Joe’s MAW* program.

In a move certain to increase prices across the board and heighten America’s energy dependence on foreign sources, the Biden administration will suspend oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will publish a secretarial order formally rescinding the leases, which were issued during Trump’s final days as president, according to sources familiar with the matter, per the New York Times.

The move comes after Biden’s executive order, on his first day as president, to place a moratorium on new Arctic drilling.

* Make American Weak.

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Biden seemingly blasts Sinema, Manchin for ‘voting more with my Republican friends’ | Fox News

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Those two, however, seem like the fabled Dutch boy with thumb in dike.

For which they are to be applauded, of course. (Also of course, not to be dismissing of their constituencies, which is as it should be.)

As for the Dutch boy, a.k.a. Hans Brinker . . . Look it up.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at Mid-Term | Chicago Contrarian

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The long form lives in this Chicago Contrarian series.

The face of failure

When Lori Lightfoot announced her bid to unseat then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel in May 2018, the Ohio native and former head of the Chicago Police Board and Chicago Police Accountability Task Force struck a pose as a seismic and completely heterodox politician. Over the past two-year period, Chicago residents have come to learn at halfway through her first term in office, Ms. Lightfoot has been a miserable failure. That Ms. Lightfoot has failed is not because of faulty policy, but because she has forsaken her duties as the leader of the City of Chicago. The three areas in which Lightfoot has failed most significantly are on budgetary matters, education and crime.

Etc.

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What Fauci REALLY thought about masks . . .

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Quite interesting . . .

“Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection,” Fauci wrote in response to one person who was concerned about the use of masks on her upcoming trip.

“The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material. It might, however, provide some slight benefit in keep out gross droplets if someone coughs or sneezes on you,” Fauci continued. “I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a very low risk location.”

If he had been that clear for the rest of us, he would have saved people a lot of trouble, even anguish and grief.

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