To Joe Biden, it's been a year. To the rest of the country, it's felt like an eternity. The one-year anniversary of this president's inauguration hasn't exactly been cause for nationwide celebration, as a good number of his voters will tell you. Twelve months into his catastrophic term, only 28 percent of the country would reelect him (and that was before his disaster of a press conference). So when a reporter asked if the country is more unified than when he took office, Joe Biden is right. They are more unified -- against him.
Early every year, Open Doors presents its updated World Watch List: "The top 50 countries where it's most difficult to follow Jesus." The 2022 list was introduced at a press conference on January 19, hosted by David Curry, Open Doors CEO. This year Curry's presentation included exceptionally worrisome information about new dangers globally, and deadly shifts in the free world's responses.
The kinder reviews said it "didn't go quite as planned." But for anyone else tuning in to the longest presidential news conference in history, it was a disaster of epic proportions. The White House had been shielding Joe Biden from the press for months. And now we all understand why.
Americans haven't had a whole lot of reasons to trust Dr. Anthony Fauci after two years of COVID whiplash -- and they have even less reason now. Thanks to pages of emails just released by the Washington Post and BuzzFeed News, the country is getting a whole new look at the early days of the pandemic. And for the people in charge of the messaging, the cover-up is far from flattering.
Turns out, a lot more people care about the Uyghurs than billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya thought. The part-owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors has gotten more than his share of blowback over his shocking comments about China's persecuted minority. Hear what the chairman of the board for the Uyghur Human Rights Project had to say about the controversy from Tuesday's "Washington Watch."
Maybe Democrats have decided that they don't need parents to win elections. That certainly wasn't the case in Virginia, where Glenn Youngkin (R) was just inaugurated as governor because his opponent thought schools knew better than moms and dads. And it probably won't be the case in Michigan either, but that hasn't stopped the state's tone-deaf Democrats from telling parents to get out of education -- and stay out.