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July 22, 2020
Why the US ordered China's Houston consulate closed
The State Department ordered closed China's Houston consulate in response to Beijing's use of that consulate for highly aggressive espionage efforts against U.S. intellectual property and American citizens of Chinese ancestry.
The key concern was China's Ministry of State Security's use of the Houston consulate as key operations station for south-central and west coast espionage operations. As I understand it, the Houston station is connected to the indictment on Tuesday of two MSS officers for cyber-espionage against American intellectual property targets and coronavirus vaccine research. The Houston station was very likely used as a targeting center to gather intelligence for cyberattack teams on the Chinese mainland.
July 21, 2020
Rising Diversity Is Joe Biden’s Worry, Too
Today, Democrats are pushing for amnesty and a path to citizenship not only for the DACA “Dreamers” but also the 11 million to 22 million other immigrants here illegally. Democrats may be found enlarging the electorate anywhere they can, even if it means allowing convicted felons and prison inmates to vote.
Is her racial diversity America’s greatest strength?
So we are told. Yet, even before America becomes a majority-minority nation, 25 years from now, recent changes in the composition of the country are going to impact both parties in 2020.
July 18, 2020
‘I Never Became Bitter or Hostile’: How John Lewis Fought Until the End
Loss of a Legend: His death marks the loss of a revered civil rights icon, and the acknowledged conscience of Congress for more than 30 years.
Throughout his long career in Congress, which began in 1987, John Robert Lewis served as a reminder of his country’s past and how far his country has come. Born in Troy, Alabama, in 1940, the son of sharecroppers, he died at age 80 on Friday a revered civil rights icon, the acknowledged conscience of Congress for more than 30 years.
His death comes just a few months after he revealed he’d been diagnosed with stage-four pancreatic cancer, which he vowed to fight. “I have been in some kind of fight—for freedom, equality, basic human rights—for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now,” he said at the time. He is survived by his son, John Miles Lewis. His wife, Lillian Miles, died on New Year’s Eve 2012.
July 20, 2020
Want to honor Rep. John Lewis? Repair the Voting Rights Act.
Not all of Washington’s icons are dead. Some are still living and walking among us.
That thought came to mind whenever I ran into Rep. John Lewis on Capitol Hill, or in other newsmaker hot spots.
In a place not known to be overflowing with moral authority, the Georgia Democrat, who died Friday at age 80, stood out. He was the last surviving member of the “Big Six” — the group that included Martin Luther King Jr. and organized the historic civil rights March on Washington in 1963.