Required Reading – July 13

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Bastasch: Trump Issues Full Pardons To Oregon Ranchers Forced Back Into Prison Under Anti-Terror Law

“‘The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers in Oregon imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land,’ the White House said in a statement. ‘The evidence at trial regarding the Hammonds’ responsibility for the fire was conflicting, and the jury acquitted them on most of the charges. […]  The U.S. District Court judge who sentenced the ranchers believed the mandatory minimum sentence was too harsh, thus both men served short stints in prison. The Hammonds served their time, but federal prosecutors appealed the case and a federal court overturned the 2012 judgement. The Hammonds were forced back into prison in 2016 to serve the rest of their sentences.'”

Read more at Daily Caller.

Gitis, Gray: The Fiscal Implications of Using Social Security to Provide Paid Parental Leave

“This study finds that this new paid leave program would worsen Social Security’s already troubled financial outlook. Specifically: . . .”

Read more at American Action Forum.

Paulin: Lefty London Rages Over Trump Visit

“Riot police are braced for the worst as President Trump makes his first visit to the United Kingdom this week. Massive street protests are expected during the four-day visit along with nasty insults in Parliament, the news media, and hip salons. The U.S. Embassy, for its part, is warning Americans to keep a ‘low profile.’ Oh, and don’t forget the high-flying ‘baby Trump’ blimp that has gotten a green light to float near Parliament – an insult endorsed by Trump-hating Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is London’s first Muslim mayor and an apologist for Islamic terror attacks in London. Much to Khan’s horror, the politically incorrect Trump has dared to point out that Islamic terror attacks – grisly subway bombings, wild-eyed knifings, and rampaging attacks with motor vehicles – are now a regular feature in the land of Chaucer and Shakespeare.”

Read more at Front Page Mag.

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