This California Law Is Ripping Away American Dreams. The Left Wants to Take It Nationwide.

Jul 21, 2020

Good morning from Washington, where we're still shaking our heads over California's near-outlawing of freelance work. The consequences have been devastating for some residents, Kelsey Bolar writes. On the podcast, Sen. Ted Cruz takes on defunding  police and China's bid to silence him. Plus: "pandemic pods" spring up to teach kids; doing more outside court to preserve what's true; and photos of the continuing chaos in Portland, Oregon. On this date in 2011, NASA's space shuttle program completes its 135th and final mission as Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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By Kelsey Bolar

The implications for Jennifer O'Connell's career have been so bad that she and her husband considered leaving the state. But instead of leaving, O'Connell is fighting back, hoping that lawmakers and the constituents who vote for them hear her story and finally listen.
By Horace Cooper

Elite progressive voices have pushed a radical idea: Law enforcement is the embodiment of bigotry in America and that "defunding" or even banning the police department is the solution that blacks want most. But nothing could be further from the truth.
By Rachel del Guidice

"If you abolish the police, if you defund the police, you know to an absolute certainty that more black lives will be lost," says Sen. Ted Cruz, who also discusses being sanctioned by China.
By Lindsey Burke

The practice of organizing "pandemic pods," in which parents team up with other families in their neighborhoods or social circles to hire teachers for their children, is getting more and more popular by the minute.
By Ryan T. Anderson

Religious liberty doesn't protect people who aren't religious but reject progressive gender ideology. It doesn't protect other goods and interests threatened by progressive gender ideology. And it doesn't respond on the merits to the underlying disputed questions of truth.
By Virginia Allen

Mobs have defaced Portland, Oregon, with graffiti and carried out violent attacks against federal buildings while baiting law enforcement officers seeking to protect government property.

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