Podcasts by Brian Lovig of Right Edition

As USPS institutes network reforms, mail delivery hits a 3-year low The U.S. Postal Service has continued to see slower mail delivery across the country, with delays picking up as the agency is in the throes of transforming its entire network. Postal management has repeatedly pointed to isolated incidents causing temporary disruptions—rather than any systemic issues—to explain the declining performance, though the trend has now persisted for nearly six months and is causing stakeholders and advocates to question the true root of the problem. USPS is now delivering just 83% of First-Class mail on time during the current fiscal...

As USPS institutes network reforms, mail delivery hits a 3-year low The U.S. Postal Service has continued to see slower mail delivery across the country, with delays picking up as the agency is in the throes of transforming its...

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Democratic congresswoman suggests black people be exempt from paying taxes as form of reparations A Democratic congresswoman is calling for black Americans to be exempt from paying taxes as a form of reparations — though she admitted that the plan may not work because many poorer black people “aren’t really paying taxes in the first place.” Jasmine Crockett, a freshman representative from Texas, said she heard a celebrity — though she could not remember which one — propose making black people tax-exempt, and thought, “I don’t know that that’s … necessarily a bad idea,” she recounted in an interview...

Democratic congresswoman suggests black people be exempt from paying taxes as form of reparations A Democratic congresswoman is calling for black Americans to be exempt from paying taxes as a form of reparations — though she admitted that the...

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Iowa’s Caitlin Clark becomes NCAA Division-I all-time leading scorer for men’s and women’s basketball Iowa Hawkeyes superstar guard Caitlin Clark became the NCAA’s Division-I all-time leading scorer in basketball – male or female – in a win over the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, passing Hall of Famer “Pistol” Pete Maravich. Clark entered the game needing 18 points to pass Maravich for the all-time mark of 3,667 points. She set the record with a pair of free throws in the final second of the first half. In a short halftime interview, she said the record wasn’t on her mind...

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark becomes NCAA Division-I all-time leading scorer for men’s and women’s basketball Iowa Hawkeyes superstar guard Caitlin Clark became the NCAA’s Division-I all-time leading scorer in basketball – male or female – in a win over the...

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April 15, 2024

Leftist Thinking

Why Some People Think They’re Superior Optimism is generally considered one of the most desirable psychological qualities. We like to be with optimists more than we like to be with pessimists, and we believe that optimism is generally a more successful life strategy. Being a “cockeyed optimist” (in the words of the famous “South Pacific” song) means that you’ll be better able to cope with whatever challenges come your way. To Leuven University’s Vera Hoorens and colleagues (2016), however, being an optimist can come at a price: It may make you look naïve, and you may be in for...

Why Some People Think They’re Superior Optimism is generally considered one of the most desirable psychological qualities. We like to be with optimists more than we like to be with pessimists, and we believe that optimism is generally a...

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Ohio Democrat Gives Victory Speech in Somali After Winning Primary Race Ohio State Rep. Ismail Mohamed gave his victory speech in Somali after winning the Democratic primary on Tuesday for the state’s 3rd House District. Mohamed made the remarks after defeating fellow candidate Abdirizak Diin by 55 to 33 percent, according to local media. Both men are immigrants from Somalia. In 2022, the 31-year-old lawyer from Columbus made history by becoming Ohio’s first Somali lawmaker, alongside Munira Abdullahi, who also secured a victory in Ohio’s 9th district that same year. Ohio State Rep. Ismail Mohamed delivers his victory speech...

Ohio Democrat Gives Victory Speech in Somali After Winning Primary Race Ohio State Rep. Ismail Mohamed gave his victory speech in Somali after winning the Democratic primary on Tuesday for the state’s 3rd House District. Mohamed made the remarks...

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Biden administration rolls out new tailpipe rules that will boost EVs and hybrids The Biden administration on Wednesday finalized one of the most significant pieces of its ambitious climate agenda: the strongest new tailpipe rules for passenger cars and trucks that will decisively push the US auto market toward electric vehicles and hybrids. But in a concession to automakers and labor unions, the rules will be phased in more slowly than originally proposed and will give automakers more choices for how to comply. Nearly a year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a fast ramp-up into EVs — a...

Biden administration rolls out new tailpipe rules that will boost EVs and hybrids The Biden administration on Wednesday finalized one of the most significant pieces of its ambitious climate agenda: the strongest new tailpipe rules for passenger cars and...

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How big is California’s homelessness crisis? Inside the massive, statewide effort to find out Thousands of volunteers fanned out across California this week, peering down alleyways, into parked cars and along creek beds in a mass effort to count the state’s homeless population. The federally mandated census, done every two years and dubbed the point-in-time count, serves as the main framework Californians use to understand their state’s homelessness crisis. The data it produces influence everything from allocations of state funding, to local policy decisions, to the way politicians talk about homelessness in campaign speeches. https://calmatters.org/housing/homelessness/2024/01/california-homeless-point-in-time-count-2024/ Toronto’s overlords pondering implementation...

How big is California’s homelessness crisis? Inside the massive, statewide effort to find out Thousands of volunteers fanned out across California this week, peering down alleyways, into parked cars and along creek beds in a mass effort to count...

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Trump says it will be ‘honor’ to post $175M fraud case bond after appeals court cuts funds due from $454M Donald Trump snagged a last-minute legal victory Monday when a state appeals court ruled he could post a drastically reduced bond of $175 million to fight the massive judgment in his civil fraud case. The former president had been under pressure to come up with the nearly half-billion-dollar amount due Monday when he was granted the unexpected reprieve from the five-judge panel. Had Trump failed to fork over the $454 million sum, New York Attorney General Letitia James could...

Trump says it will be ‘honor’ to post $175M fraud case bond after appeals court cuts funds due from $454M Donald Trump snagged a last-minute legal victory Monday when a state appeals court ruled he could post a drastically...

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March 25, 2024

ALBERTA

Premier Smith says restraint needed in Alberta budget 2024, vows to build Heritage Fund Alberta Premier Danielle Smith promised not to cut spending this year in a pre-budget speech on Wednesday but said the province still needs to show more restraint than previously expected. In a pre-budget, eight-minute paid prime time televised speech, Smith said lower resource revenues and the volatile price of oil and gas have prompted the government to think of a long-term strategic financial plan to have a “stable, balanced budget.” https://globalnews.ca/news/10309579/alberta-premier-danielle-smith-pre-budget-speech-2024/ Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund What is the Heritage Fund? The Alberta Heritage Savings...

Premier Smith says restraint needed in Alberta budget 2024, vows to build Heritage Fund Alberta Premier Danielle Smith promised not to cut spending this year in a pre-budget speech on Wednesday but said the province still needs to show...

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Liberalism Breeds Soft, Weak, Young “Men” I know some of you think when I say “liberalism breeds weak, fat men,” that I’m merely politicizing an issue to be polarizing. I assure you that’s not the case. Allow me five hundred words to make my case. I was a chubby kid. Strike that, I was a jiggly shrimp. Skinny-fat. The kind of kid who was relatively thin, yet managed to maintain love-handle jelly-rolls while simultaneously carrying a virtual lack of any muscle-tone whatsoever. Truly, I was a marvel of science. https://www.louderwithcrowder.com/liberalism-breeds-soft-weak-young-men Strong men are perceived to be more conservative, study...

Liberalism Breeds Soft, Weak, Young “Men” I know some of you think when I say “liberalism breeds weak, fat men,” that I’m merely politicizing an issue to be polarizing. I assure you that’s not the case. Allow me five...

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