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What We’re Reading: Politicized Crime, Canada Truck Protest Grows, Rogan’s Heroes

Some headlines that caught our eye.

The Politics Of Crime

We need criminal control, and fast — American Thinker

Blame Democrats for soaring crime, fallen police officers — New York Post

The latest cause of the anti-criminal-justice Left: abolishing police databases of gang members — City Journal

Crime surge and shootings of police threaten Democrats, Biden — Washington Examiner

Canada’s Anti-Mandate Protests Keep On Truckin’

Canada’s Trudeau smears anti-mandate Freedom Convoy as ‘swastika wavers’ — UK Daily Mail

Canadian truckers shut down busiest border crossing in North America, back up Detroit roads — Fox News

Freedom Convoy truckers say Trudeau and liberal media are falsely demonizing them as ultra-right-wing crazies — UK Daily Mail

Freedom Convoy reveals a Canada governed by hypocrisy and traffic jams — National Post

Media Covers Itself in Shame With Its Coverage of Canadian Freedom Convoy — Legal Insurrection

Joe Rogan: Point And Counter-Point

Neil Young Says Canceling Joe Rogan Isn’t Enough, Calls For Spotify Employees To Quit Their Jobs — Daily Caller

Trump Gives Joe Rogan A Bit Of Advice On How To Deal With ‘Radical Left Maniacs’ — Daily Caller

As Joe Rogan goes, so goes America — Planned Man, via Real Clear Politics

Iran Deal Runs Into Trouble

Iran nuclear deal ‘in sight’ as talks resume — Agence France Presse, via Yahoo

Republican senators threaten to block Iran deal — The Hill

John Bolton Blasts Joe Biden’s ‘Hollow’ Iran Threat, Nuclear Deal Is ‘Religious Pursuit’ — Newsweek

Biden’s America: Encouraging Drug Abuse

Biden Admin to Pay for Crack Pipes, Heroin for Addicts — American Greatness

San Francisco Promotes Illegal Drug Use, Overdose Deaths ‘Skyrocket’ — PJ Media

Q: Is Jan. 6 Fair Trial Possible?

Answer: No Shot at a Fair Trial for January 6 Defendants in the Swamp — American Greatness

Hard Questions About January 6 — The American Conservative

Mitch McConnell calls Jan. 6 a ‘violent insurrection,’ hits Republicans for censure of Cheney, Kinzinger — USA Today

The Economy: What’s Real, What’s Not

BLS Job Revisions Show Every Job Report In 2021 Was Total Garbage — Mish Talk, via ZeroHedge

The End of Free-Lunch Economics — Project Syndicate

GOP Senators Question Qualifications of ‘Woke’ Fed Reserve Nominee, Promptly Get Accused of Racism — Legal Insurrection

A new dawn for the working class? — Spiked Online

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