1) Americans furiously reject woke cancel culture. Joel Kotkin writes:
Yet there are signs that the woke progressive model may be losing its appeal, even among some liberals. The bulk of public opinion is not in progressives’ favour. In the US, activist progressives, notes a recent study, represent eight per cent of the electorate – barely half the size of moderates and barely a third of the size of conservatives
….the very vehemence of progressives, their lack of humour or grace, may prove to be their undoing.
2) Joe Manchin is punking the Democrats. Matt McDonald writes:
….Manchin was even blunter about Sanders, repudiating the Vermont senator as an outsider. “This isn’t the first time an out-of-stater has tried to tell West Virginians what is best for them despite having no relationship to our state,” he said in a statement. “Congress should proceed with caution on any additional spending and I will not vote for a reckless expansion of government programs. No op-ed from a self-declared Independent socialist is going to change that.”
He’s the armadillo of the Senate: attack him and he’ll stubbornly rely on his thick shell.
3) Joe Biden’s supply chain scandal is exploding, and it is costing Americans dearly. Josh Hawley writes:
Long a land of abundance, the United States has become a land of scarcity under President Joe Biden.
Store shelves are increasingly empty, the cost of basic goods is soaring, supply chains are failing, foreign imports are backlogged at our ports, and a government-induced energy crunch has driven up prices at the pump to seven-year highs.
American families are bearing the brunt of this crisis.
Rather than address the underlying causes of scarcity by bolstering American production and enhancing the nation’s energy independence, the Biden administration has embraced this era of want.
Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the administration “cannot guarantee” that Christmas presents will arrive on time. Officials at the Energy Department warned that household heating bills will increase by more than 54 percent compared to last winter. All the while school districts across the country are scrambling to find enough food supplies for student lunches.