New York's laws forbid carry except to a very limited number of places without a (much harder to get) carry permit. There's a case challenging those laws before the Supreme Court this term. New York got the jitters and tried to moot the case. Supreme Court says no, they will hear the case. This seems likely to result in a win for us, increasing Constitutional scrutiny of carry restrictions by the states.
If you haven't been following why, exactly, Trump and Barr investigating Crowdstrike is such a big deal, this is a good way to catch up. And if that describes you, ask yourself whether the media sources you trust to keep you informed have actually been doing that.
The first two FISAs on Carter Page are still being looked into.
This should, logically, mean everything they found based on that information is fruit of the poisoned tree and inadmissible. But it's not clear they found anything from that warrant that was useful in criminal court. It was political intelligence they were after. If Mueller used it even just to generate leads to look into things (like the Cohen situation), that could rapidly run into problems. But we just don't know what role -- including an intermediate role without being directly submitted to a court -- the information collected from those wiretaps played in later prosecutions. DOJ will be looking into that.
There's potentially a lot of fallout here since it imperils the entire existence of the Mueller special counsel investigation, if that was predicated on anything found in the wiretaps.
IG Horowitz releases scathing review of FISA process
First, I will point out that this is not the Page FISA that has gotten so much attention. It is a supplemental report from the IG on all the OTHER FISAs out there that were not controversial or in the public eye.
For four of the FISA applications, they could not review the Woods file verification because it could not be found or did not exist.
He has basically found substantial flaws in every single application he reviewed. The FBI has demonstrated that this entire process cannot be trusted... that the FBI itself cannot be trusted.
The good news is the FDA has approved the use of two forms of chloroquin for treating the coronavirus. The bad news is when: for "hospitalized" patients. This may be better than nothing, but the best ways to use the drug appears to be as early as possible after the infection is identified. Apparently the drug, or combination (some studies recommend use combined with another drug), stops replication of the virus but does not kill existing virus. Taking it after the patient is already dying is much less helpful than starting before the virus has taken over.
There is a coordinated plan here to prevent Trump accomplishing anything by keeping the Senate tied up with impeachments instead of judicial nominations and treaties. They are simply trying to keep him threatened and under investigation to hamstring policy initiatives... particularly his own investigations into their illegal conduct.
The Dems in power seem to be going a little bit nuts. Recently, the Governor of Nevada bans use of chloroquine on coronavirus, saying he wants to reserve it for use on those patients normally prescribed it. And maybe also stop people from taking fish tank cleaner because one molecule has the same name.
If the treatment works on coronavirus, banningprescriptions will be seen as a deadly mistake. If it doesn't, patients who have other conditions treated by the drug will be thankful. How many people are in the latter category compared to the number of people who will get coronavirus?
I don't see this as a political winner for anyone smart enough not to eat fish tank cleaner.
Then, the Mayor of LA threatens to shut down water and power for businesses that continue to operate against his shutdown order.
Twitter makes it's censorship plans for the election clear
They should not be making the decisions about what opinions are allowed. And that's all that this is. Silencing their political opponents.
I'm not sure I agree that COVID-19 is a "hoax". I do think the panic is overblown and may been a narrative engineering exercise designed to wreck the economy before the election. We won't likely find out whether the panic was justified or not until years in the future, if ever...
But I am absolutely for damn sure that Twitter shouldn't be deciding whether or not you can express that idea.
Yes, it's their platform, and they have the technical and legal power to do that.
Virginia legislation to give illegal immigrants drivers' licenses
Just like California and New York, and many other states, the moment the left gains control of all the levers of power, they move to open the electoral system to massive voter fraud. To vote, all you need is a driver's license and a current registration. When you apply for the driver's license, they ask you if you want to register to vote.
I believe 2018 was a test run. Between "vote harvesting" on an unprecedented scale, possible voting machine hacks, voting by hordes of illegal aliens, and previously-barred felons in some states, the Democrats pulled out all the stops to win by fraud what they could not win in a fair election. And it worked. They won the House.
In 2020, with Trump as the target and continued investigations into their corruption and abuses of power on the table, they will go all out to bring Trump down. The impeachment frenzy itself is evidence of that.
I've been concerned about the security of voting machines for some time. It now appears we have solid evidence that some were compromised.