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♪♪ paul: welcome to the journal editorial report, i'm paul gigot. democrats trying to salvage their plans to have banks report customer account information to the irs under a revised proposal, banks would be required to provide data the on accounts with total annual deposits or withdrawals worth more than $10,000 rather than the $600 threshold that was proposed at first. billed as a way to catch high-earning tax cheats, democrats say the reporting is necessary to close the so-called
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tax gap and help pay for president biden's multitrillion build back better plan. but whether it's 600 or $10,000, critics say nothing has changed when it comes to protecting taxpayer privacy. joining me thousand is pennsylvania senator pat toomey, the top republican on the banking committee. senator, welcome again, good to see you. >> thanks, paul. paul: now, the treasury department says, what's the problem here? only two numbers. [laughter] inflow, outflow, no big deal, no intrusion. do you agree? >> well, so, first of all, it's going to capture virtually every american. i mean, gosh, just housing and groceries alone would exceed if $10,000 a year for the vast majority of americans. here's the thing i find most disturbing about, paul. what is this going to tell the irs about a person's taxable income? absolutely nothing. this -- [laughter] the irs is going to get two numbers.
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it doesn't know if either of them represent income or deductible expenses or anything else, it knows nothing about it. and so it seems to me very clear that this is the precursor to the next step. the next step is the irs saying, gee, we don't get enough information from these two numbers, we're going to need a granular breakdown of how they get to these numbers. so i think this is a terrible idea, a terrible invasion of privacy that's going to get much, much worse, and we should try to stop it. paul: well, so i want to push back on you a little bit because their defense, the administration, says, well, look, what these numbers will do is say if you have $15,000 in outflows but even 50, but aha, you have suddenly a big check, 10 million is the example if many use, then we'll be able to say that looks suspicious. and then we can go after that person's -- trigger an audit, i guess, of that person's income.
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so we're only going after these people who have really extraordinary differences between the outflows and inflows or some signal like that. >> well, first of all, if the they sincere about that, why would they establish a threshold of $10,000? virtually capturing all americans? that's not the way our system is based, that you have to pass on all of your financial institution to the irs for them to tell you what you owe. i think this is a bad start, and it's going to lead to even worse subsequent steps. paul: do you think that the real goal here is just to trigger literally tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of more tax audits each year? >> i think it's that, but i really think it is to set up the predicate for the next step which is much more invasive reporting when they acknowledge
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that this level doesn't give them quite enough granularity. paul: all right. let's turn to the tax bill. looks like the president says that the corporate tax rate increase that he has wanted may be dead because of democratic and republican opposition. the global tax treaty, which i know you follow closely, a global minimum tax that treasury secretary yellen is working on, that's still part of the mix. and the secretary has said she wants to put that into the reconciliation bill. but is that the way to handle a tax treaty? >> so this is very problematic at multiple levels, paul. you know, the administration has implicitly admitted that this global tax the that they want to impose on american multi-nationals puts us at a competitive disadvantage if, at a minimum, the rest of the world doesn't follow suit. well, the rest of the world hasn't followed suit yet, they want to go ahead with it, but it
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gets worse because the rest of the world, this deal they're negotiated by which the rest of the world is indicating that they might impose a global minimum tax -- by the way, it's lower than the one the administration wants to impose, so even if they get their way, we're at a competitive disadvantage -- but more importantly, this was part of a bigger deal. and the bigger deal was that we would allow the rest of the world to tax american tech companies based on sales into overseas countries. we've never done this with our tax policy before. but that's a huge win for these other countries. it'll be a revenue transfer from the u.s. treasury to their treasuries. but that is very problematic for the administration because that' a modification of our treaties. and as you know, ratification of a treaty requires a two-thirds vote in the senate. they're not going to have two-thirds vote in the senate to do this. so if the rest of the world isn't going to get this piece of
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flesh from american companies that the biden administration is willing to give them, then will they be willing to carry through on the increase this their global minimum tax which was something they never were enthusiastic about in the first place? it's all very unclear and all a good reason why they should not go ahead and impose these huge tax increases. paul: well, if you're sitting in the senate, you know your colleagues. is there any way that you guys can defeat this global tax deal, or is it going to be a fait accompli if they can get there this into the reconciliation bill? >> so this is a real challenge for republicans because, of course, we're not embracing like some other version of a massive tax and spending bill. so it comes down to whether there are a single democrat or at least -- preferably more than one, but some democrats will say we really shouldn't put multi-nationals headquartered in the u.s. at a systematic disadvantage to the rest of the
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world. that's the voice need to hear from the democratic side. paul: all right, thank you, senator toomey, appreciate it. thanks for coming in. when we come back, big labor's big moment, a spate of strikes across the country highlighting the powers of unions amid a national worker shortage. re not getting you a helicopter. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ >> tech: when you get a chip in your windshield... trust safelite. this couple was headed to the farmers market... when they got a chip. they drove to safelite for a same-day repair. and with their insurance, it was no cost to them. >> woman: really? >> tech: that's service the way you need it. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ go with simparica trio it's triple protection made simple! simparica trio is the first and only monthly chewable that covers heartworm disease, ticks and fleas, round and hookworms. dogs get triple protection in just one
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♪ paul: strike-tober with thousands of americans taking to the picket lines this month including thousands from john deere and 1400 from kellogg. thousands more are threatening to walk off the job highlighting the power of unions as the u.s. faces a national labor shortage and a growing supply chain crisis. what's behind the recent spate of strikes, and what does it mean for american businesses and consumers? let's ask our panel, "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editorial page editor dan henninger, column kim strassel
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and editorial page writer maney. what's driving them? >> i think you really touch on the two major issues behind the strikes, the first one is inflation. rising prices are eating intoworkers' wages, and the second is a nationwide labor short average. just in terms of the the legislation, if you look at the offer that john deere management offered to their workers, they were offering 3%, and that would have seemed competitive, now they look at it and say that's not going to be enough to cover the increased prices i'm having to pay all the time. and if you go to the labor con text, right now we have a record number of work force, and probably a lot of the employees are looking around and seeing that there are, you know, they can get a pretty good salary at a bunch of other similar places,
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so they know the leverage has really never been higher than it is today. paul: kim, you know, we've heard for years that union power is ebbing particularly in the private economy, but this seems to be a particularly good moment where, for them, where they're trying to leverage whatever influence they have across the country. you see a comeback for unions? >> well, it's certainly a definitely anytime threat. as you say -- a definite threat. they had been kind of holding steady more in the public sector. people look around and see some success in some of these walkouts and strikes which, again, is entirely caused by this labor market which is in large part caused by white house and congressional policy. a lot more people may give a second look to the idea of joining up in unions thinking, okay, this might be my only path right now to getting higher wages or a promotion. you know, the other option is to
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go and actually jump to another company, but it could be a default, easier option to just say yes when those union organizers come to call. paul: dan, this administration, of course, pro-union. the president talks about it all the time, so you might think, okay, this is good for the administration politically. on the other hand, if you get a lot of these strikes, you're going to contribute to the supply shortage, and then, of course, if they become these wage increases field into the larger inflation -- feed into the larger inflation story, you could get a cascading effect where you've got wage increases and price increases to make up for those and so on. so there's some downside here too economically. >> yeah, there's definitely downside. and, you know, we're describing a unique situation. the economy coming off the pandemic, indeed some of the biden administration's policies, the stimulus last year, the spending on behalf of the pandemic put money in people's pockets.
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we know that that meant a lot of people decided to stay home rather than work. a lot of people got laid off, creating this labor shortage. but it is kind of a vicious spiral, paul, just as you described. those wage increases are going to be passed on by kelloggs, frito lay and john deere to their customers, raising prices further. as well, i'm not sure this is a long-term. plus for these unions because it raises costs to those companies, and we end up with a situation similar to what we had in the '70s and '80s where labor costs caused companies to move out of state into other states like tennessee or south carolina or even to ship their production overseas. that is something we're trying to avoid right now. but because the unions are taking advantage of this unique situation, we should see ourselves ultimately falling backwards in many respects. paul: of course, wage increases, mene, are a good thing when
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they're tied to productivity, when people are making more because the company's making more money, but not good if if it becomes an inflationary spiral. what do you think the political impact of these strikes is going to be going forward? joe manchin's already said he's concerned about more spending causing more inflation. is this going to be part of that debate? >> well, yeah. i mean, i do think that you're already seeing ordinary people take inflation as they're experiencing it into account politically, and they do realize that recent democratic party policies are behind quite a lot of that. and so on the balance of, you know, workers trying to increase their wages versus, you know, washington's respondent to make sure that -- responsibility to make sure prices remain stable, it's going to be part of the conversation probably from if now at least into the midterms. paul: all right, thank you all. when we come back, russia flexes its muscles amid a global energy crisis. how high a price are european
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this energy price spike and supply shortage? >> yeah, it's really bad. right now, for instance, natural gas prices there are about 5 pounds higher than they were a year ago, and this is entirely self-imposed, paul, as you just suggested. europe years ago went all in on a climate agenda. they are phasing out coal. germany's gotten rid of its nuclear, most of them have banned fracking, they've gone all in on renewables and hope they don't get cloudy days. it's made them hugely dependent, as a result, on natural gas and that has given russia which supplies about half of that gas all the cards. russia says, oh, just say yes to our i'mline, but they're basically holding europe hostage to just today quiet about its aggression towards neighbors and other problems. so europe's really got themselves in a pickle.
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paul: mary, i thought renewables were supposed to solve all this problem. i mean, solar, wind, we didn't need fossil fuels anymore and, of course, angela merkel in germany famously stops nuclear power there. if didn't anybody think of this? on renewables? >> yeah, i think you're putting your finger right on it, paul, which is this really poor risk management. i mean, you start with an ideology which says that we're all going to die if we don't go to renew bls, you know, in a year. mean, that's what they decided. and because of that they were heavily dependent on a very weak technology that's really not ready there yet to deliver the kinds of energy they have. and the ironic or paradoxical thing here is if they continue down this road, it will make those countries poorer. and as countries get poorer, they're less able to protect their environment. it's the wealthy countries in
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the world that have cone the most, you know -- done the most to, you know, basically clean up environmental pollution. so they've blown it in every way you can think think of. paul: so this ought to be, dan, a warning to the united states, you'd think. okay, we don't want to go down that path. but looks to me like president biden is going directly there. he's got the net zero goals, he's got the huge subsidies for renewables, taxes and so on on oil and gas. any signs at all that the administration and congress may be rethinking that? >> none whatsoever, paul. the big expression in this world is net zero emissions. well, biden is pursuing net zero policy changes. his interior secretary, deb holland, announced this week that they plan to build wind farms all along the atlantic
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seaboard. joe biden in his town hall this week said he really had no answer to the rising gas prices, but he said it's gonna get difficult but just wait. in three or four years as we move to my climate policies, it's gonna get better. paul, it's completely wishful thinking. and you've got to wonder how we got to the point where climate became more of a base system as it clearly is than a public policy initiative. they've gotten themselves way out ahead on renewables. there's no way to store that electricity. they don't have a solution for what happens when the wind doesn't blow or the sun doesn't shine, and here we are with gas prices, energy prices rising and russia and iran in the cat bird seat. paul: kim, there's a line that says, look, gas prices will go down eventually, just wait on
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it. that's not very good politics. >> right now, by the way, this is serving a longtime goal the way republicans have always tries to push back against these very bad energy policies to draw a direct line between implementing them and your pocketbook. and the biden administration is helping to do that very ably right now on its own via all these policies and inflation and rising gas prices. americans are going to connect that with, rightly, this climate agenda. and it's really probably going to help turn sentiment against it. consumers already know if you look at the states, there have been initiatives in the states to enforce climate agendas. they almost always go down. i think you're just going to see even more awareness of the problems with this public policy. paul: all right. still ahead, arrests at the border reportedly reaching an all-time high as the biden administration moves to reinstate a trump era immigration policy. ♪ ♪
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♪ paul: u.s. authorities reportedly detaining more than 1.7 million migrants along the mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year with arrests by border patrol agents soaring to their highest levels ever recorded. startling new numbers as the biden administration says it will reinstate the trump era remain in mexico policy that requires asylum seekers to wait south of the border while their claims are heard. the continuing chaos contributing to president biden's plunging poll numbers
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with a new fox news survey finding that just 35 if % of voters approve of the job he's doing on border security. we're back with dan henninger, mary o'grady and jillian melchior. mary, the president said earlier this year that the surging high grant numbers at the border were seasonal and they would retreat along with the calendar, and they haven't. why not? >> well, you can draw a straight line from the rhetoric that the democrats used during the trump administration on immigration to this problem. there's plenty of interviews with people in, you know, the crossing point between colombia and panama, other people coming through mexico who say now that biden's in office, the border is gonna be open. and it's -- and so that's one reason they're coming.
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the second reason is when they get to the border, they're being let in. and, you know, those are are two huge incentives to act as a magnet to keep bringing more and more people to that border. paul: jillian, you've also been down there. what's happening to these people? where are they going? are they staying in the u.s. or going back? what's going on? >> some of them are being returned to mexico, but some of them are being released into the united states. often given an asylum hearing at some future date, but a lot of them end up just never showing up for it. but basically within a short period of time you can get permission to stay in the u.s., you can get permission to continue working, so you see a lot of economic migrants coming here and gaming the asylum system in a way that's really contributing to this crisis. and, you know, going down there and talking to people, what mary said is absolutely right, we are
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here because we hear the biden administration is more friendly to migrants, and we feel like this is our opportunity to come. paul: of that 1.7 million, do we have any sense of how many might have just been released into the united states? >> you know, the biden administration hasn't beener terribly transcenter. we know it's a lot -- transparent. if it's an unaccompanied minor they will be admitted into the united states. paul: dan, what do you make of this return of the trump remain in mexico policy by the administration? they -- it's gotta be something of a humiliation, because biden had denounced that plan as a candidate. >> well, it was a decision, a result of a decision by a judge who said they had not taken significant consideration of that policy. and so they were more or less forced to return to the return to mexico policy. which is to say it's a policy.
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we talk about how joe biden in his administrative order, well, i would call it administered anarchy. there is no policy down there other than to open the border the way they have. joe biden came into office basically reversed all of the trump policies including the return to mexico, and as a result these people have flowed in across the border. and i think the progressives, you know, his rating on this, his approval is down to 35%. the american people, i think, are shocked we have no policy whatsoever. but this is progressive new politics, paul. they don't care about that sort of thing. if they get their goals, they're just going to bludgeon the system and allow these people to flow into the united states and just let, you know, it's kind of like sanctuary cities on steroids. and it's hurting joe biden himself, but the democrats behind him don't seem to care. this is their policy.
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paul: mary, it may be tilting at win mills, but you and i have followed immigration for a long time. we favor relatively generous immigration. what's the solution here, if you can put it into, you know, summarize it for listeners? >> yeah, it's a push/pull factor, that's the way to look at it. so the spill what dan was just -- the pull is what dan was just describing, this idea that the border is open. that's going to attract a lot of people, so we have to make it clear they cannot enter the country that way. if they want to and the country, they have to apply for a work visa. and since we have a short of labor in this country, we could normalize that migration flow. the second thing would be to work on development. you know, anthony blinken was in ecuador last week, and he was telling the countries in south america that they need to work,
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you know, to devise policies, devise policies that will keep people from leaving. and i was thinking, yeah, like good energy policies and maybe not focusing on socialism and income equality? these are none of the policies that the biden administration recommends to these countries. so of course people are desperate, they're coming here. paul: yeah. and i would add that let's reform our asylum policy so that people who really do need asylum for political reasons can get it but others can't abuse that system. all right. still ahead, growing alarm over china's nuclear buildup amid if reports beijing has tested hypersonic missiles. so how should the biden administration respond? >> you concerned about chinese hypersonic missiles? >> yes. ♪♪
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♪ paul: china reportedly conducting two hypersonic missile tests this summer raising new concerns over beijing's nuclear buildup and its growing military capabilities. u.s. officials were reportedly caught by surprise by an august missile launch. south carolina senator lindsey graham sounding the alarm on fox this week. >> if, in fact, the chinese have developed a hypersonic missile that can deliver a nuclear weapon, it's a military game-changer when it comes to nuclear forces. if it's true that the chinese communist party has leapfrogged us in terms of nuclear technology, then god help us all. paul: let's bring in michael pillsbury, he's the director for chinese strategy at the hudson institute and author of "the 100-year marathon: china's secret strategy to replace america as the global superpower." so, michael, good to see you again.
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>> thanks, paul. paul: these missile tests, how concerned should we be about them, and what do they tell us about china's military ambitions? >> well, they tell us a lot, paul if, about china's secret ambitions. they denied these tests. they say these are just spacecraft kind of like a space shuttle making a single orbit around the earth, and they give a different date than the financial times is reporting. so the denial of ambition is one of the key parts of china's long-term strategy. they have a lot of allies in our own country who say there's nothing to this. i think what's important is the comments of our military leaders. the secretary of the air force, frank kendall, said this is probably a fractional orbital bombardment system. this was major threat from the soviets in the '803s. it means you can come in from any direction you want and avoid the radars and missile defense. our strategic command commander, admiral richard, has called the
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icbm deployments a strategic breakout. he really is quite concerned about this in his speeches. then we have president biden at least answering, yes, he's concerned. paul: right. >> so we have our own programs, but this is really a setback for the biden administration's strategy of seeking cooperation and competition. paul: well, were you surprised at all at the report, and do you believe it, that the u.s. intelligence services were caught by surprise by this? i guess my question would be what do we pay these 17 or 18 agencies to know if they don't know about something so fundamental about china? [laughter] >> well, the intelligence community's been resisting for some time the idea of a team a, team b competitive analysis approach that was chartered in the jimmy carter administration. it was approved by george bush, father bush, when he was head of cia. it hasn't been done yet for chinese intelligence errors by
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the intelligence community. i think it's long overdue and, ultimately, the intelligence community's just got to improve. $100 billion is one estimate for their total budget, and they can't track this kind of chinese capability? now, this is not me saying this, paul, this is the officials who leaked all this to the financial times in the last few days. i think president biden's got a real problem with the intelligence community's reporting on china. this continual underestimating of chinese progress and capabilities. paul: let me turn to taiwan and the president's comments this week at a town hall where he was asked if the u.s. would come to the defense, military defense of taiwan, and he said it would. now, that was walked back later by the white house saying, oh, there's no change in policy by the u.s. we're continuing that policy, they didn't use these words, but that policy, as you know, it's called strategic ambiguity about whether or not the u.s. will, in fact, defend taiwan despite the taiwan relations act which says
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that we will help them defend themselves. how do you think they're going to read this, these comments by the president and the walkback in beijing? >> well, this also goes back to long-term chinese strategy. in the negotiations with, first, the nixon and ford and then jimmy carter, the chinese focused on getting our troops out of taiwan, taking our two generals -- we had an admiral and a general there to coordinate defense. they made us shut that down, and then they essentially caused a cutoff of all military exercises forever between the u.s. and taiwan. so, obviously, you want to defend an island are, you have to have exercises, you have to have some kind of troops there as a welcoming party, you might say, and you have to have military leadership be there. the chinese cut all that back in roughly 1979, 1980. this is one of the issues joe biden faces for the defense of
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taiwan. can we do something more effective that will deter the chinese from an attack and make them think they will fail if they attack? a lot of people think they will not fail. the military balance has changed very much into china's favor in the taiwan area. paul: but do you think the president coming out and saying we will defend taiwan which suggests, you know, like a firm policy and then saying, well, we're going back to ambiguity, is that going to cause confusion in beijing, or is that going to cause them to say, well, look, maybe the add -- biden doesn't really want to defend taiwan and just embolden them? they're trying to make sense in beijing as much as you and i are right now about what the real poll poll is -- policy is. [laughter] >> the chinese i know lo these last 40 years of having talks with them, the chinese i know focus the on facts on the ground. if there are american forces on
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taiwan, that will deter them. if there's exercises between taiwan and the u.s., naval, air exercises, any kind of exercises, it's very normal with our nato allies and other military allies. if that were to start, that sends a message. i think president biden just kind of casually saying we would defend taiwan, this isn't going to influence the chinese one way or the other. they're looking at facts on the ground, and a right now what they see is a very vulnerable island on taiwan that they could take fairly quickly n two or three weeks. we'd have to hope that taiwan could hold out until the u.s. forces could arrive. but all the success, i'm quite pessimisting about the defense of -- pessimistic about the defense of taiwan unless things change. president biden has the option of doing this. i hope he will. paul: michael pillsbury, fascinating, appreciate it. still ahead, attorney general merrick garland amid if a growing debate over parental
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♪ ♪ >> the justice the department supports and defends the first amendment right of parents to complain as vociferously as they wish about the education of their children, about the curriculum taught in the schools. that is not what the memorandum is about at all. paul: attorney general merrick garland on capitol hill thursday defending his recent memo directing the fbi and u.s. attorneys to look into threats against local school boards saying the justice department's aim is to crack down on violence against school officials, not to
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intimidate parents for speaking out about their child's curriculum. garland's defense come as the debate over critical race theory in schools is heating up, with parents across the country pushing back on its inclusion in k-12 classes. three families are suing the public schools in willsly for -- wellesley. we're back with dan, jillian and mene. so is, dan, did you believe the attorney general's defense of his memo? >> no. i found it somewhat incredible. i mean, the fact remains that he did write the memo, and he did suggest that the fbi and federal attorneys take a look at what's been going on in the disputes between parents and school boards. you know, paul, a visit from the fbi or the federal attorney in your district is high on the list of the last thing anybody would want to have happen to
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them in their life, and yet they're suggesting that they're going to look into it. he did say as well that if there's violence, the first order should be to have the local police take care of it. but nonetheless, that does not get past the reality that they're asking the federal government to look into these disputes between public schools and school boards. and i think possibly what's going on back to the school boards memo that there was possibly something resembling domestic terrorism, it is the democrats trying to equate what's going on in these school boards with what happened january 6th at the capitol. they're trying to suggest conservatives or people on the right prone to violence of this sort existence american institutions. and that is you you utterly fal. that's not what's going on between parents and these school boards. paul: mene, this is a fascinating political movement now. you're seeing these kinds of protests and just i would say an explosion of school board
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democracy which is usually the province of the local school district bureaucracy and the unions who, of course, have intense interest in school policy. here you're seeing parents suddenly get involved. that sounds like grass roots democracy going ahead. it's kind of what we want, isn't it? >> well, i would definitely agree. i mean, i think that for the past few months you saw a lot of republican legislatures in various states passing laws prohibiting the teaching of critical race theory in classrooms. and i think a lot of skeptics pointed out that, you know, these schools are very institutionally run. it's going to be very hard to alter the curricula of the schools or the teaching practices of specific teachers. but now we're seeing kind of a new phase which parents are taking it into their own hands, going to these school board meetings and raising case by case objections to certain things that their children being taught in the schools. and i think that is what has
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raised the alarm and prompted the national school board association saying, hey, we need some muscle in here. we need the justice department to come in and make sure we're not having control over local schools wrested away from us by these parents. but it does seem to be a movement with legs. i think they're probably going to keep up the political pressure. paul: jillian, you follow this wellesley lawsuit. tell us what the lawsuit's about and what are they alleging. >> well, this is quite terrace nateing. what these schools were doing was affinity groups. this is an idea that's become really popular on college campuses, and it's basically you're going to create a safe space for a specific racial group. when i called the public school officials earlier this spring, they told me we're really focusing on these groups, but nobody would ever be excluded. nobody would be told they can't come. but judicial watch obtained you had a teacher going and saying can i attend a healing space for
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asians. the asian-american community. and they were like, no, this would not be appropriate right now. you had another teacher sending out a message to her students saying this is not for you if you're white. if you need to know why, ask me. so this is neo-segregationism, possibly a civil rights violence. that's what the -- violation. they're also sue ising about the reporting for bias incidences which can encompass satire, humor. and i think this is an important thing because on college cam uses you've seen students win some victories in these areas, now they're taking the fights to courts. and this parental resistance is really a formid if bl force. paul: so you're saying if you're a student who objects to something in the curriculum and could be accused of a bias incident and then punished as a result of that, disciplined as a result of that? >> that's absolutely right. this is what we've already seen on college campuses.
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there are a ton of examples about students expressing controversial opinions about everything from transgender rights to, you know, gun law, all sorts of things. and then students say that this is intimidating, that it's threatening to them, they report it as a bias incident, and there's a threat of some punishment or repercussion. and a lot of these parents are saying that their children are so afraid of being reported, of having the system weaponized against them that they've stopped engaging in the class. paul: the first test of the politics of this will be in the virginia governor's race on november 2nd. so that'll be worth watching. we have to take one more break. when we come back, hits and misses of the week. as a dj, i know all about customization. that's why i love liberty mutual. they customize my car insurance, so i only pay for what i need. how about a throwback? ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪ only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪
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paul: time now for our hits and misses of the week. kim, first to you. >> paul, a hit to senate republicans who this week blocked democrats' third attempt
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at a federal takeover of state election laws. democrats are saying this is the end of democracy, they just need this to stop voting restrictions. it's totally bogus. it's never been easier to vote out in the states. this is a democratic attempt to impose california-like progressive voting rules on each of the 50 states, and killing it was a triumph and victory for constitutional federalism. paul: all right. mene. >> i'm going to give a hit to both new york city mayoral candidates for repudiating bill de blasio's latest attack on academic excellence in the city. mayor de blasio said that he would end the gifted and talented program for elementary school students, and both candidates -- the democrat eric adams and republican curtis sliwa -- both said they would preserve the program. so whoever the next mayor is, is going to face a lot of pressure from from teachers unions to continue dismantling schools, but i think that we are seeing good signs that we might be in for a change of course here.
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paul: all right. mary. >> bawl, a miss for the -- paul, a miss for the gangs of haiti and the governments in the region that have been unwilling to step up and restore order in that country. the kidnapping of 16 americans and 1 canadian recently is only the latest sign of the anarchy in haiti. and it is driving the migration, the huge migration numbers we're seeing. it's way past time to step in and help. paul: okay. thanks, mary. jillian. >> so my hit goes to surgeon at nyu land bone health. they were anal able to -- able to attach a pig kidney to a person who's been recently deceased, kept on life support on a ventilator, and it worked. the body body did not reject the key think. this is a medical breakthrough, it could really have significant
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implications, and it's a sign of america's medical innovation. paul: remarkable stuff. thanks. that's it for this week's show. thanks to my panel and thank you to all of you for watching. i'm paul gigot, we hope to see you right here next week. ♪ ♪ eric: hollywood shocked, saddened and searching for answers after that horrible deadly shooting on the movie set in new mexico that involves alec baldwin. the actor break his silence saying that the killing of the cinematographer on his movie with a prop gun was a, quote, tragic accident. authorities investigate what led up to the shooting as well as the problems on that set that had been reported. hello and welcome to brand new hour of "fox news live," i'm eric shawn. alicia: i'm alicia acuna in for arthel. details are now emerging

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