Charles Fain Lehman

Joe Biden’s Death Knell for the Death Penalty

President-elect's promised end to executions a win for liberal billionaires

President-Elect Biden Delivers Statement After Electoral College Vote CertificationMichael Dukakis sank his 1988 campaign for the White House with a single question at the second presidential debate: If his wife were raped and murdered, would he support executing her killer? The Democratic nominee's jumbled answer, defending opposition even to that death, is considered one of the factors that led to George H.W. Bush's eventual landslide victory that November.

Biden Taps Liberal Billionaire’s Acolyte for Top Econ. Job

Incoming Biden adviser's last project said capitalism 'fundamentally broken'

President-Elect Biden Announces Climate And Energy AppointmentsPresident-elect Joe Biden announced Monday that he will appoint Joelle Gamble, who previously worked as a principal at the social-change investment firm funded by liberal billionaire Pierre Omidyar, as a top economic adviser.

American High Schools Go Woke

Consultants cash in on radical changes to curricula nationwide

empty classroomIn July, the leadership of Los Angeles's elite Harvard-Westlake School issued a 20-page confessional about the school’s role in perpetuating in "racism and injustice" and promised changes. The school, which sends dozens of kids to the Ivy League every year, will now teach 11th-grade U.S. history from a "critical race theory perspective." And diversity consultancies, which routinely charge six figures for their services, will facilitate the school's transformation at every step.

Dem Student Loan-Cancellation Plan a Bad Call, Experts Say

Proposal would be handout to the rich, have little stimulus effect

Joe BidenDemocrats are pushing for Joe Biden to make one of his first acts as president the cancellation of trillions of dollars in student debt, a policy that would hand billions to the nation's wealthiest with little benefit to the overall economy, experts say.

Biden Drug Team Ices Out Pro-Legalization Progressives

Pres. elect pivots from pro-drug play for votes during election

Joe BidenThe team slated to lead Joe Biden's transition at a top drug agency is devoid of representatives of progressive drug policy organizations, a departure from the president-elect's conciliatory stance on the campaign trail.

Jews Top Target of Hate Crimes in 2019

Anti-Semitic incidents up 50 percent in five years, FBI says

American Jews were the religious group most targeted by hate crimes in 2019, the FBI reported Monday, facing more than 60 percent of anti-religious bias incidents.