From The Resurgent: The New Environmental Puritans Don’t Want You to Enjoy Your Summer

Summertime – most everybody loves it. It’s the perfect time of the year to go to the beach or the mountains (or both). Sure, the heat can be oppressive, but we can beat it with the modern miracles of air conditioning and swimming pools. Summer is also a great time of year for hanging out with family and friends. On Sundays after church, my family gets together and grills out by the pool.

But there’s one group of new Puritans who don’t want you to enjoy your summer – environmentalists. That’s right, the climate change folks want to drain the fun out of your life for the sake of the planet. A new study from Sweden’s Lund University suggests the measures we must take to rid the globe of that dastardly CO2 – and it’s going to drain the fun from your summer.

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From The Resurgent: Jerk College Professor Hates on Cancer Victim John McCain

In this world there are genuine human beings who care about their fellow man no matter what. They pray for or send well wishes to those in need, regardless of common ground or similar beliefs or ideas, and they don’t let political pettiness get in the way of decency.

And then there are people like Jonathan Graubart. The political science professor at San Diego State University published a Facebook post on Friday (now deleted) expressing his anger and dismay at the fact that people of all political persuasions wished Senator John McCain (R-AZ) well as he faces cancer.

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From The Resurgent: Mounting Threats Against the Hospital Treating Charlie Gard Show How Low the Advocates of Death Can Sink

The UK hospital treating Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disorder who has become the center of a controversy regarding medical treatment for the terminally ill, is receiving threats against staff members. The Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) released a statement over the weekend regarding the threats.

“Staff have received abuse both in the street and online,” the statement continued. “Thousands of abusive messages have been sent to doctors and nurses whose life’s work is to care for sick children. Many of these messages are menacing, including death threats. Families have been harassed and discomforted while visiting their children, and we have received complaints of unacceptable behavior even within the hospital itself.

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From The Resurgent: Trump Administration Slashes Through Red Tape, Cutting 16 Regulations for Every New One

The Trump administration is apparently cutting enough red tape to start a ticker tape parade. Tasked with a goal of cutting two regulations for every new one enacted, the administration has gone on a tear, slashing rules at a rate of 16 to one in its first six months.

Neomi Reo, the new administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget, has called this first half-year’s actions “a beginning” and noted that the OMB is going after the “regulatory state.”

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From PJ Media: Ole Miss Coach Resigns Over Call to Escort Service and NCAA Violations

Just over three months ago, I wrote about University of Mississippi head football coach Hugh Freeze. Freeze carried a public persona of not just a capable coach, but a man of faith and a father figure to the young men he led on the football field. That image crumbled like a house of cards as Freeze resigned from his position on Thursday night, amidst allegations of NCAA violations against his football program and a shocking personal scandal.

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From The Resurgent: Analysis Shows Surprising News about the Cruz Amendment

As the latest GOP attempt to replace Obamacare with – well, anything – crumbles to dust, new analysis from the Department of Health and Human Services shows surprising news about Ted Cruz’ amendment to the bill. It turns out that the Cruz Amendment, which would allow insurers to offer any plan as long as they offer one Obamacare-compliant plan would lower premiums and increase enrollment, according to the HHS report.

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From PJ Media: Is Gen. Selva Right About the Dangers of Killer Robots Unleashed on Humanity?

During testimony before the Senate on Tuesday, Air Force General Paul Selva, the second-highest ranking officer in the U.S. military, expressed his concern about the use of automated weaponry that relies on artificial intelligence to determine when to discharge and what and whom to destroy.

When Senator Gary Peters, D-Mich., asked the general about a Department of Defense directive that keeps humans in control of autonomous weapons systems, Selva warned of “keeping the ethical rules of war in place lest we unleash on humanity a set of robots that we don’t know how to control.”

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From The Resurgent: Politico Goes After Trump for Not Being Fitness-Trainer-in-Chief

I’ve gone on record many times as not the greatest fan of Donald Trump. I’ve been willing to give him the benefit of the doubt as president, while at the same time being willing to call balls and strikes on him and his administration.

Nevertheless, the media never cease to amaze me with their incessant nitpicky criticisms of Trump. This time, Politico is going after Trump for his apparent lack of commitment to physical fitness – even going so far as to call him the “least athletic president in generations” in the sub-headline to Ben Strauss’ article.

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From The Resurgent: San Francisco Thinks Preventing Imaginary Racism Is More Important Than Solving Crimes

Liberals love to gin up fears of racism. Remember the constant drumbeat of “Islamophobia” from the left after 9/11? Within days of the attack, liberals began wringing their hands over fears of retaliatory attacks against completely innocent Muslims. We see it time and time again, where the left fears reprisals against minorities, and over and over their worst fears don’t come true.

This time, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), San Francisco’s transit authority, has refused to release surveillance footage of robberies that have taken place at BART facilities over the past few months. The reason? BART fears that the footage will foment racism. No joke.

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From The Resurgent: McConnell Watches Support for His Obamacare Repeal Vote Slip Away

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has vowed to move forward with his plan to vote on repealing Obamacare, even though it looks like support for this vote among his GOP colleagues is slipping away.

The erosion of support began with three female senators: Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), who have all said they would not consider repealing Obamacare without a replacement ready to go. (To paraphrase an Atlanta radio host I heard yesterday, it’s funny how the GOP opposition to conservative ideas always seems to start with Murkowski and Collins.)

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