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Greg Maresca | Remnant Columnist

An American billionaire flies through space, but in his quest for outer worldly experiences, he needs to look no farther than 94-miles south of Key West, Florida.

Cubans rely on family and friends outside the island nation to survive.  Food shortages, power outages, along with controlled and limited internet, plus a pandemic, have propelled Cuba’s tyrannized people to stand up and oppose the six-decade old communist regime that runs the island with an iron fist. 

It read like a chapter out of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984.” 

USA Today reported how the Capitol Rotunda’s portraits of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, “lauds wealthy White men in the nation’s founding while marginalizing BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and other People of Color), women, and other communities.” 

Congressional Democrats approved an expanded version of the Child Tax Credit that was part of the American Rescue Plan and did so without bipartisan support.  

On July 15th, the IRS began depositing $300 a month for every child under six and $250 for each child up to 17. This latest round of monthly cash infusion from Washington is for parents making under $75,000 per year, and for those parents filing jointly who earn less than $150,000 per year.  Nearly, 39 million households, covering 88% of American children will receive the monthly outlays, according to USA Today. 

Supreme Court decisions are national news, but a 9-0 decision in today’s world of partisan politics is an anomaly. Fulton v. City of Philadelphia was based on discrimination of the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution’s First Amendment and although unanimous, religious liberty still hangs in the balance. 

As the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia concluded on September 17, 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of government do we have? “A Republic,” he replied, “if you can keep it.”

In the mid-1980s, it was perhaps the nation’s most anticipated civil service exam.  After a series of layoffs, retirements (my Dad being one of them) and a hiring freeze courtesy of the late ‘70s malaise, the NYPD was looking to replenish their diminished ranks.

The brief video of Byron Cross speaking against a proposed transgender elementary school policy last month at a Loudoun County, Virginia school board public hearing was a shot over the leftist bow.

The proposed policy: “Staff shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their gender identity without any substantiating evidence, regardless of the name and gender recorded in the student’s permanent educational record.”

Cross, a physical education teacher in the Loudoun school district stated: “It is not my intention to hurt anyone, but there are certain truths we must face when ready,” he continued. “I love all of my students, but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences. I’m a teacher, but I serve God first, and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion, it’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God.”

75 to 90% of children struggling with gender dysphoria return to their natural gender by puberty. 

We have gone from social distancing to racial distancing, courtesy of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is a proud black lesbian and recently declared, “I will be exclusively providing one-on-one interviews only with journalists of color.” 

The justification for this blatantly racist tort is that white reporters simply cannot walk a mile in her shoes, so they must be shunned.  The historic Supreme Court justices who decided Brown v. Board of Education would not be amused.

You do not have to be a scholar with a dollar to notice how prices are increasing.  The Consumer Price Index that measures costs for goods and services increased 4.2% in April.  Gas jumped 9%, while housing prices rose 17%. 

The Powerball Lottery jackpot is now a tank of gas, a bag of groceries and a sheet of plywood.

Jimmy Carter is a retired peanut farmer and among historians is arguably one of the nation’s most maligned chief executives.  Current White House occupant Joe Biden has a trillion-plus-dollar “infrastructure bill” with only peanuts set aside for actual infrastructure that has the potential to change the relationship between government and the economy. 

Democrats, beginning with FDR and the New Deal, refer to “infrastructure spending” as if it’s the magic elixir that will solve all of the nation’s fiscal and economic trials.