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Border agents deserve apology and other commentary

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From the correct: Border Agents Deserve Apology

Two weeks in the past, President Biden vowed that border agents who whipped Haitian migrants would “pay,” but it rapidly turned clear that nobody whipped anybody, notes David Marcus at Fox News — and the agents deserve an apology. They have been simply doing their jobs, “risking their own safety” to guard locals, so the president should now “lean into the truth just as hard as he leaned into the lie.” Apologizing might even assist him politically: “Look, I fouled up,” he may say. The deceptive pictures of the agents on horseback “clouded my vision, and I’m sorry.” Most Americans would see that “in a positive light.” Meanwhile, Biden’s leaving meritless “questions lingering about the morals and professionalism of our border agents.”

Libertarian: Do the Math, Bernie

One factor you’ll be able to by no means do within the Senate “is pass legislation with 48 senators in support and 52 votes against,” snarks Reason’s Eric Boehm. So when Sen. Bernie Sanders “suggests that ‘two people’ are somehow preventing 48 others from getting what they want,” he’s mainly saying “he doesn’t quite understand how this whole democracy thing works.” Sanders claims Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema are blocking the Dems’ spending bundle, but when they maintain agency it received’t be simply them “preventing 48 others from passing the reconciliation bill. It would be 52 senators opposing what 48 want.” Do the maths: “There are 100 members of the United States Senate. Forty-eight don’t get to run the show.”

Neocon: Biden’s ‘Word’ Doesn’t Cut It

At The New York Times, Bret Stephens cites Politico’s Ben Schreckinger, who writes in his new e-book that the Bidens “are fond of pledging ‘my word as a Biden’ when they really mean something” — even because the “evidence” reveals “Joe’s relatives trade regularly on their connections to him” and “the separation between their private dealings and his public duties” shouldn’t be as nice as Biden claims. Now Hunter Biden is promoting work for as much as $500,000 every regardless of his complete lack of formal artwork coaching, which raises new questions. Trading on Biden’s place could be “corruption,” Stephens warns, and the president should “do better than give us his ‘word as a Biden’ that he’ll put an end to it.”

Culture critic: Legacy Media Worse Than F’e-book

There’s been a liberal media “war” on Facebook ever since Hillary Clinton’s digital chief, Teddy Goff, cited the platform as the explanation Clinton didn’t seize the presidency, Spectator World’s Stephen L. Miller writes. Now comes “a whistleblower . . . buoyed by a powerful Democratic PR firm” to “demand more censorship.” But the largest current faux news got here from “legacy news outlets,” as “journalists spread the falsehood that border agents used whips to deter migrants from crossing into the country.” And: “No congressional hearings will be held into how this dangerous misinformation spread.” Until “traditional news outlets start caring about truth again . . . Facebook will continue to dictate what information is valuable,” and its critics “will be left holding the imaginary whip.”

Capitol Hill watch: Dems Should Face Reality

“For the past week, we’ve seen Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona roasted as uncaring heretics for daring to suggest that the Build Back Better bill is too expensive, puts the economy at risk and would dramatically change the social fabric of the nation,” quips Roll Call’s David Winston. But Democrats forgot “they gained only a tie in the Senate” and “a remarkably small edge in the House.” This “did not give them a mandate to radically transform the country” or “create a socialist welfare state.” And this “political reality ought to be reflected in how” they construct majority votes. But progressive Dems desire to bully moderates, not realizing “they don’t have the kind of overwhelming majorities and support needed to pass” their radical agenda.

— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board

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