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♪ ♪ paul: welcome to journal editorial report. i'm david asman in this week for paul by the go. well -- paul gigot. inflation continuing to climb in november with consumer prices rising 6.8% from a year ago. this is the fastest rate in almost 40 years with gasoline up a whopping 58% over the last 12 months. the biden administration continuing to insist that more spending is the answer to surging prices. here's what white house economic adviser brian deese said on
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thursday. listen. >> if that's the debate and that's the question, how can we address those costs that families are facing, again, the build back better act will do more to lower costs than any piece of legislation in modern american history. david: let's bring in former trump economic adviser larry kudlow. he is the host of "kudlow" on the fox business network. larry, first of all, your response to the white house's answer to inflation problems. >> well, i don't think it's a credible position, and i don't think many people outside the white house agree with that point of view. i mean, look, at this point given these inflation numbers -- and, by the way, they're getting worse, not better. the 3-month number is higher than the 12-month number. but, look, i can think of a bunch. of ways childcare costs, daycare costs are going to be high her,
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the war against fossil fuels is going to keep gas higher and higher. energy exploded in this report, now up 33% over the past 12 months. there are a number of -- they just doubled the tariff on soft wood lumber, so that's going to go into the higher price of housing. i don't think there's anything here. but most of all, most of all you don't want to be spending more when you have an inflation problem. so i'm just saying their micro policies are going to raise costs in a number of key areas. but in the aggregate overall, you're going to fight inflation by spending another whatever, my estimate was $4-5 trillion, i guess the cbo came out and said on a 10-year basis it's $3 billion. $3 trillion is too much. $2 trillion is too much. $1 trillion would be too much. save america, kill the bill. that's not the way to conquer
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inflation. david: the bottom line is they're completely denying what a lot of economists recognize, that what happens with deficit spending is that the fed comes in, buys up all that debt and prints more money in order to buy it up, and that's what -- why we are awash in money which causes inflation. they don't seem to understand that, do they? >> no, they don't. it's interesting, the fed doesn't say much about that. that's a very important point that you are making. the expansion of the fed's balance sheet leads directly -- i mean, here's a couple stats. consumer bank deposits are up 12% year -- the infusion
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price is enormous. you couldn't have that unless there was too much excess money the fed has to end quantitative easing immediately. they should have done it at least six months ago, and they're going to have to start raising their short-term target rates very soon. january, february at the latest. they're already behind the curb. there's no emergency right now. labor markets are full, inflation is rising significantly, and the only silver lining i have in this is mr. joe manchin who has been doing the lord's work, and senator manchin has said time and time again we need to pause this spending bill until we see inflation coming down. david: and, by the way finish.
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>> that's not going to be for a long time. david: just to make it simple, inflation -- as an buddy of ours used to say, the late, great former editor of the "wall street journal," too much money -- and you explained why that is -- chasing too few goods. we also have 11 million unfilled jobs in this country. that means 11 people are not creating things, providing services, and that's another reason why inflation is going up. >> well, i think that's a fair point. look, the unemployment rate is low. weekly unemployment claims are now under 200,000. the labor market is very strong,
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psaki doubling down on the president's vaccine push despite that vote and despite the administration's to mounting losses in court. listen. >> if it comes to the president's desk, he will veto it. and we've got a new variant and cases are rising. the president's been clear we'll use every tool to protect the american people, and we hope others will join us in that effort. david: let's bring in "wall street journal" columnist dan henninger, kim strassel and bill mcgurn. good to see you■ç all. dan, the president can veto this bill, obviously. there are not votes in the nat to override a veto -- in the senate to override a veto. but he seems to be purpose pushing against a bipartisan, popular wave against the mandates. >> he sure is, david. that vote in the senate, the two democrats were joe manchin and senator jon tester of montana. now take three moderate democrats who are off the reservation. kyrsten sinema wasn't in on this
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vote, but senator tester said it was an intrusion into the private sector that was unnecessary. add to that the fact that i don't think president biden can veto the judicial decision in the past month overturning or declaring these executive orders illegal. that's a big deal. this is an administration that likes to use executive orders, they like to use mandates. and the fact that five courts have said this is an overreach of presidential authority is very, very significant. so i don't think they're going to be going to that well again. and■ç the question is why do thy double down on the mandates? we just listened to jen psaki, and she's talking -- as they are talking -- as though nothing has changed since early 2020 when the virus began, as though we were as threatened now as we are then. we've got vaccines, we've got therapeutics and, indeed, the omicron variant is clearly much milder than the delta that
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preceded it. so there's no nuance in their policy, david the -- david: and, kim -- >> -- why is that the case. david: the bottom line, kim, is these court rulings against the mandates go far beyond just private business, they include public sector workers, etc. so, i mean, it really does seem like they're getting strangled by the courts. >> yes. it's all three of the biden vaccine mandates, those for federal contractors, those for health care workers and those for large businesses. and what's even more striking, david, is if you read these decisions, the range of reasons that the court has thrown out for why all of these are illegitimate which from violating the statutory text that they are governed■ç by to violating the administrative procedures act, for bypassing the normal process, for violating the constitution, i mean, this is going to be a tough sell to survive judicial scrutiny as it works its way up. david: yeah. and, bill, there's one judge, i
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think, who really put a fine point on what the country is facing with these mandates. this is a judge from louisiana, his name is terry dawdy, and he ruled against the medicaid and medicare services mandates. if human nature and list teach anything, it is that civil liberties face grave risks when governments claim indefinite states of emergency. i think that judge had it right, don't you? >> yeah. i agree. bill barr when he was attorney general said something very similar, there's no pandemic exception in the constitution. as dan was alluding to, the basis for what the biden administration is doing is very flimsy. you know, in the tax mandate from employees of federal contractors, i mean, they justified it on the grounds of more efficient■ç procurement. so it's a stretch, but i think president biden put himself in this situation, he politicized
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covid last year, he promised categorically to hut it down -- shut it down, right? it hasn't happened. more people have died under his watch than under donald trump. david: right. >> the urge in the white house is to do something, to make it look like you're doing something. but unfortunately for joe biden, i think the more he's doing and the less effectual it is, the more he just looks inept and incan competent, and people lose faith that the white house knows what it's doing. david: and, dan, you have that happening on the local level as well because you still have democratic mayors and governors coming out with mandates of their own, most recently in new york city. a sweeping mandate by the outgoing mayor of new york. >> bill de blasio has ordered vaccines across the private sector in new york and, indeed, this is a private sector in new york city that is struggling, really struggling to recover from the pandemic, having
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difficulty attracting workers back. he extended it as well■ç to pubc sector workers. there had been some wiggle room there. the silver lining is that bill de blasio is leaving office in a month, and the new mayor,ing eric adams, has said he's going to revisit these mandates. so it's just possible some rationality is going to return at the local level on this issue. david -- david: they seem to be stuck in the past. when we come back, a dozen democrat-run cities setting annual murder records as the crime crisis continuing in -- continues in the united states. how mayors and prosecutors in those cities are responding. ev that's next. e ride, you'll find many challenges. ♪ your dell technologies advisor can help you find the right tech solutions. so you can stop at nothing for your customers.
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♪ ♪ >> there is not a big spike in crime. that is not true. there is also not a big spike in violent crime. neither one of these things is true. basically, we don't have a crisis of lawlessness, we don't have a crisis of crime, we don't have a crisis of violence. david: that was philadelphia d.a. larry crasner this week denying that the city of brotherly love has a crime crisis despite a record number of homicides with 524 murders as of december 9th, shattering the city's previous high set way back in 1990. later saying that his comments that the message conveyed through media sound bites was not what he meant. philadelphia is just one of 12 democrat-run cities already setting murder records in 2021 with three weeks left to go until the end of the year. we're back with dan henninger, kim strassel and wall street editorial page writer gillian
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melling your. kim, we all feel it, everybody who lives in a city whether it's the east coast, the west coast, the middest, we all feel it, we see is it, but the politicians tell us don't believe your lying eyes, right in. >> it's astonishing because we saw something similar with the l.a. d.a. as well, george gascon, when has spent the past year saying that, you know, his policies are working, another one of these progressive des moines a.s. look, this is -- d.a.s. this is a subject that is long overdue because we focused the last year on the defund the police movement, but if you were listening to those police even over the past year or so, they were saying, look, that's only one of the issues. the equally big issue are these prosecutors who refuse to prosecute crimes, who won't impose baim< who just have a revolving door and send people back out. and we're finally getting some pushback and question of these people.
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david: dan, the former mayor of philadelphia, michael nutter, pushed back and pretty much smacked down the comments we heard from the d.a., here's what he had to say in an editorial that he wrote: i have to wonder what kind of messed up world of white wokeness crasner is living in while he advances his own national profile as a progressive attorney. you know, it is poor communities usually of color that suffer the most from this rise in crime. >> yeah, it is, indeed. and let me explain what kind of messed up world of white wokism the prosecutor in philadelphia lives in. helys in the city of philadelphia -- he lives in the city of philadelphia. he was not appointed to that position. george gascon was not appointed prosecutor. in every one of these cities they were elected by the voters. i blame the voters■ç in these cities.
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that's where white wokism has run amok. and all of these prosecutors ran on these platforms. they didn't hide what they were going to do. they said they were going to reduce bail. they said they were going to decriminalize many of the laws in those cities, and this is the result. and until the people in those cities get it through their heads that this isn't working, it's going to continue because those prosecutors are not apologizing, as we just saw with mr. krasner and mr. gascon. they will continue these policies so long as they remain in office. david: gillian, there's somebody else who was elected to office, and that's the mayor of chicago, lori lightfoot. she actually went a step further and put the blame on retailers, on retail businesses for all of these smash-and-grab robberies we've seen around the country. roll tape. >> some of the retailers downtown on michigan avenue, i will tell you, i'm disappointed
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they're not doing more to take safety and make it a priority. for example, we still have retailers that won't institute■ç plans like having security officers in your stores, making sure that they've got cameras that are actually operational. david: she's disappointed in the retailers that are being robbed. a lot of people are disappointed in her reaction. >> yeah. there's a woke word for that, and it's victim-blaming. that's exactly what she's doing here. you know, it's not the responsibility of retailers to be concerned about security. that's what we have police for. but i think in cities like chicago, in places like california we've really cultivated a culture of lawlessness and impunity. you know, when you looked at a similar situation in california, you can steal up to $950 worth of stuff, and it's a misdemeanor crime. you may be arrested, you'll be right back out on the streets. many of these criminals know it, and they're going right back to the same walgreens or cvs and
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stealing again. and retailers there actually have increased the amount they spend on security. it's not working if there are no con scwungses. david: yeah. and, kim, the white house continues to put the blame on the pandemic. anybody problem that we have in america is,■ç apparently if, can be blamed on the pandemic. jen psaki did that recently as if somehow breaking in or smashing and grabbing at a jewelry store is because people don't have enough to eat. i mean, it just doesn't make sense. >> well, they have to blame it on the pandemic because otherwise it's going to be clear that it's because of their policies. and they have got a really growing political problem on their hands here, david. in november we saw voters reject the defund the police movement and progressive policing policies from coast to coasts across the nation. as you noted, all of these cities, democratic politicians are in charge. we've got democrats in the white house. these are their policies, the progressive legacy.
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and they're going to be confronted with it next year in the midterms. they're trying to come up with excuses, but it all comes back to their position. david: a big part of the midterms, no doubt. still ahead, president biden warning vladimir putin of, quote, severe consequences if russia invades ukraine, but what exactly is the administration prepared to do? ♪ ♪ >> things we did not do■ç in 204 we are prepared to do now. ♪♪ hi mr. charles. we made you dinner. aww, thank you. ♪♪ music: ♪ “i got you babe” by etta james ♪ get groceries, gifts, & more fast and easy so last minute guests are the only thing you'll be waiting on ♪ ♪ joy. fully.
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♪ ♪ >> i was very straightforward. it was no minced words. it was polite, but i made it very clear. if, in fact, he invades ukraine, there'll be severe consequences. david: president biden wednesday saying he warned russian president vladimir putin that there would be severe consequences if russia invades ukraine. the president's comments coming after the two leaders spoke tuesday via video conference amid growing concern over moscow's huge troop buildup along the ukraine border. the administration reportedly weighing sweeping economic sanctions against the kremlin even as the president ruled out sending u.s. troops to the region. let's bring in dan hoffman, former cia station chief and a fox news contributor. dan, great to see you. thank you for joining us. you know russia extremely well. you speak■ç the language, you kw
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how the intel works there. how do you think putin was briefed on president biden? what does he think of president biden and his willingness to stand firm on any particular subject? >> so i think that we should keep in mind that vladimir putin considers the united states russia's main enemy -- [speaking russian] we are the country that is an excess tin, threat to -- existential threat to russia not because of our nuclear weapons, nato allies or anything of the sort. it's because what scares putin the most is democracy. and he's very nervous that ukraine might join the european union and nato. and after having watched the way the united states withdrew so chaosically from afghanistan, vladimir putin decided to move a few pieces on the chessboard, 100,000 troops on ukraine's border, in order to induce a response favorable to the
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kremlin. whether he seeks to invade or not, whether president biden's threat of cutting russia off banking system, whether that's enough? you know, time will tell. david: well, is he just testing us? is he just testing biden? if biden he sees as his greatest enemy, or is he really willing to go in and invade the country once again like they did in 2014? >> yeah. so the war between ukraine and russia is ongoing. the people are still getting killed in yeern ukraine -- in eastern ukraine. and, russia, of course, is still holding on to ukraine, two massive violations of ukraine eastertorial integrity, ukraine's also under siege from cyber attacks and espionage. i think vladimir putin is very well aware if he opened it up fully to a full invasion, russia would pill an in-- spill an inordinate amount of blood and
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treasure in the process. i wish president biden would have stated publicly exactly what was said in that meeting with vladimir putin. there's no reason to have kept that a secret. we should be discussing this publicly. again, the concern going forward is russia wants some kind of veto over ukraine's foreign policy, and the■ç secretary-general for nato last week said that ukraine should be free to join nato if they wish. well, russia doesn't see it that way. putin wants a legal guarantee that nato will not expand further, and i think that's the long-term question for the biden administration. david: yeah. putin also clearly wants some area, some territory in at least the eastern part of ukraine where, which has a russian population. they already have certain local control over areas, russian control over areas of the ukraine. there was a report in the associated press denied by the white house that there might be an attempt to appease the russians by ceding some of that territory to russia. again, the white house said
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that's not true. but if something like that happens, if they say, okay, russians are already at local control in certain lawyers of ukraine, we will cede that to them, if that happens, that would be clear appease if. , would it not? -- appeasement would it not? >> it sure would, very much akin of what prime minister neville claimer■çrer -- chamberlain did with hitler. putin is extorting the west with 100,000 troops, and he wants you in russia's sphere of influence. and if that's going to be the case, he wants to so dismember ukraine that ukraine will never hope to join the european union or nato. and, looking it's fine for the -- look, it's fine for the united states to host a democracy summit, but our actions speak pretty loudly, and if we're not standing up for ukraine with concrete policy measures and, again, all of this discussion about what was said,
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what wasn't said, president biden would have done well to describe fully what happened in that meeting with putin and then answered questions from the press. and let's remember that ukraine is a party to conflict, and they weren't even a part of this conversation with putin. that's got to be very difficult for president zelensky going forward. david you know, one of the first things that president biden did when coming into office was essentially give a green light to this nord stream 2 gas pipeline deal between russia and germany. did that give them also a green light from putin's point of view to do what he's doing in■ç the ukraine? >> you know, my assessment is that you can argue the merits or lack thereof of that agreement, but that ukraine is such an existential threat to putin that sanctions or the threat of more sanctions, i just tonight think that's going to have -- don't think that's going to have any impact. using a banned chemical nerve
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agent against former military officers and against his own opposition in russia, invade ising ukraine, annexing crimea, interfering in our election, massive espionage against the united states and allowing criminal hacking groups to enjoy safe haven in russia. he completely overturned this international rules-based order. i don't think zapses bother him one -- sanctions bother him one 3weu9. he's got china, a big market for him, and he's pursuing it. david: dan hoffman, thanks very much for being here. appreciate it. >> you too, as always. tawf david still ahead, the biden administration announcing a diplomatic boycott at the winter olympics in beijing, but does the move go a■ç far enough? ♪ ♪ so light 'em up, up, up light 'em up, up, up ♪ ♪ light 'em up, up, up ♪ ♪ i'm on fire ♪ ♪ so light 'em up, up, up light 'em... ♪
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♪ muck. david: the biden administration announcing this week that it will not send any if government officials to the winter olympics in beijing citing ongoing human
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rights abuses in china including the uyghur genocide. the diplomat ec boycott leaving u.s. athletes free to compete in the game, something■ç critics ae calling a half measure. here's republican senator tom cotton of arkansas. >> china will take hostage and disappear one of its own tennis stars and trot her out for hostage videos, what will they do to one of our athletes? we should not be sending them to compete in the games of a country who's committing genocide. dan. david: dan henninger, bill mcgurn and gillian america your. is senator cotton right, tavern? >> i think it's, quite honestly, david, a side show. i don't know how much we would accomplish by doing that. the bigger problem is we do not have a larger policy in place to deter china in the direction that xi jinping is taking it in. i mean, his aggressions are outward in the pacific towards
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taiwan, hong kong, the philippines and australia. and the question is whether the biden administration has the wherewithal to put in place a deterrent policy either military or financial. i mean, the business relationships are extraordinary, and no one has figured out a way to unwind those business relations without damaging our own■ç economy. that, i think, is where the emphasis should be right now, on deterring china and not worrying so much about the olympics which, as they say, would be basically a gesture. david: bill, you spent, what, about 10 years in hong kong, you know the country very well, and you know the individuals in the country who are fighting for freedom. we can't let them be forgotten at all because sometimes the freedom fighter here, we saw a few freedom fighters in the soviet union essentially bring down that empire. one of those people is jimmy lye, he's a billionaire. he didn't have to stand up to
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the chinese, but willingly he went in and subjected himself to jail time, brutal jail time in china despite the fact that he could live anywhere in the world he wanted to. we can't forget these people. what should we do to honor what they are doing? >> well, you're right about that. i mean, jimmy was just sentenced again, just convicted again of trying to honor june 4th which china is trying to erase from the memory, that's the■ç day of tiananmen massacre in 1989. but i'm with dan, i don't support this kind of measure. i think it's a token gesture, an empty gesture. i would support a boycott of the olympics in beijing if it were part of a larger, more thorough approach to china and this was just sort of the cherry on top. but this seems to me a substitute for a real china policy. let's just name just one, just one thing that biden could do that wouldn't cost them but
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would go a long way to helping our friends, rejoin the trans-pacific partnership. the trans-pacific partnership with america in and china out until it showed a clear record of baying rules would be a big -- of obeying rules would be a big help to taiwan, australia, japan would love it. there's a lot that we could do, and and we're not going it. we're not doing it. i think it's just so very hollow. look, china's bullying. this week the president is having a summit for democracy, you know, that he's hosting in washington, and china's objected to two of our invitations. i mean -- dhvid: right. >> -- the idea that beijing should have a say over who the president invites to one of his meetings, it's crazy. and i think joe biden needs to show more backbone, you know, deals like the one for the nuclear subs -- david: jillian -- forgive mentioner bill, i want to get jillian in here. there's been so much kowtowing
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by the corporate world, people like jamie dimon and ray dalio who are great business people but have been kowtowing to the chief news, there's one guy that's been standing up to that, and he's a basketball player, enes kanter freedom. it's his new last name. he chose that when he became a u.s. citizen. let me play a sound bite and get your reaction. >> it's just unbelievable how these companies, how these corporate groups, how these, you know, businesses, these organizations and these companies care about money so much, you know? they should be caring about values, morals and principles, but all they care about is how can i make more money from communist party. it's a shame. david: jillian, very quickly, wç don't have much time, but he really spoke to the heart of americans there. >> yeah. he's absolutely right, and i think that shown a lot of courage coming out as an athlete and saying this. i would think more would follow
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his example. these corporations are taking a gamble, as we've seen in hong kong. if they can crack down on businesses there, it's not safe for western investments either. dave teafd agreeted. when we come back, school closures aren't just for covid anymore. we're going to bring you the latest on a growing number of public schools turning once again to online learning leaving parents and students in the lurch. ♪ ♪ i had a dream that someday ♪ ♪ i would just fly, fly away ♪
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♪ ♪ david: school closures ramping up across the country and not this time because of covid outbreaks. after a return to the class room in september, some public schools are once again going remote or canceling classes entirely citing teacher burnout and staffing shortages. detroit public schools announcing last month that they would close their classrooms every friday in december, switching to online learning.
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and in portland, the teachers union has proposed shifting to one at-home instruction day per week for high school students and one shorter school day for elementary and middle school students, all this despite congress doling out a whopping $189 billion in its three covid relief bills to shore up k-12 education. we're back with kim■ç strassel, bill mcgurn and jill january mel key your -- gillian mel key your. our money has gone to the public schools in the past three covid bills, where's that money going if teachers once again are staying at home? >> yeah. it almost makes you think this isn't a money issue. i'm looking at this situation, and for sure teachers face some challenges. you have kids with mental health issues that are unprecedented, depression, all sorts of things. but that's predictable if they've been out of regular school for more than a year. mckenzie looked at this, they were finding on average
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elementary school students were about four months behind in reading, five months behind in mathematics. this is a catastrophe, and these kids need structure. they need to go back to normal and a regular schedule and have their learning less interrupted than it's been for the last going on two years. it's just really i agree juice here. david: there are schools that stayed open, a number of schools that were non-union, by the way, that didn't get a part of that $20 billion■ç in covid -- $200 billion in covid relief. they've been open, and their kids are doing a lot better than the public school kids. >> right. and that's the contrast that the parents were so angry about these new announcements. because the excuses are so transparent. oh, we need a day off to deep clean the school or, oh, our teachers are have burnout, or, you know, we think it's too hard -- the kids or the cases
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are rising. parents understand this is just a reason for teachers unions to not go to work or to to have les of a workweek. and it doesn't matter to these unions that it puts parents in a terrible bind in terms of short notice, not being able to find childcare, not being able to go to work themselves. remarkable this is happening in the wake of all this backlash we are seeing against school boards and recall elections that people are still playing with this political fire. david: and, bill, this is why people -- even people who have been supportive of the unions in the past for public schools like mike bloomberg, the former mayor of new york has■ç announced in e "wall street journal," by the way, that he's going to be spending $75 million, a lot of money -- $750 million for charter schools. he took some big swipes against the union in the editorial in the in the wall "wall street journal". >> of course he did. look, charter schools are the
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schools that are actually accountable to participants. what we've learned from covid is that the public school system doesn't regard itself as accountable to parents. they put their own needs first before the children, and you've talked about the consequences. i believe last year over the pandemic the public schools in america lost 1.1 million students. new york city alone since the pandemic, i think, it's 60,000 fewer students. people need more choices. charter schools are an excellent choice. they're not the only choice. but we need a school system that rondz responds to students' needs and not teacher union demands, and we're stuck fighting that right now. david: jillian, one of the best things -- it's hard to put it in the that way, but one thing that came out of the pandemic that was a■ç good thing is we did pul back the curtain in terms of what was happening through the remote learning where we actually saw what our kids were being subjected to whether it
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was critical race theory or whatever, and now this. in a way, are we on the verge of a total rethinking of how our public school system should work and how it should be more responsive to the needs of kids and their parents? >> well, i think we've already seen the makings of a parental revolt. if you look at the number of school board recall elections, they're off the charts compared to the past 15 years. and one point i really want to drive home here is these teachers unions are endorsing critical theory, endorsing these woke curriculums, but it's children of color who have been most severely hurt. if you look at the learning loss for poor students in majority-black schools, these losses are profound, and this is going to have consequences throughout these students' lives. these unions should be ashamed of themselves. david: kim, we only have 30 secs, but the bottom line is that's why so many poor n their kids' education.
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they don't have the money to send them to private schools. >> yeah, absolutely. and you're seeing that as a growing issue politically and during elections. minority communities -- minority voters, this is often a wedge issue and sometimes one that a really helps republicans. david: yeah. we'll see what happens. thank you, gang. we have to take one more break. when we come back, hits and misses of the week. ♪ ♪ ok everyone, our mission is to provide complete, balanced nutrition for strength and energy. whoo hoo! ensure, with 27 vitamins and minerals, now introducing ensure complete! with 30 grams of protein. >> man: what's my safelite story? ensure complete! my my livelihood. so when my windshield cracked... the experts at safelite autoglass came right to me... with service i could trust. right, girl? >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪
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fight to aid democrats, and it is undermining a.g. merrick garland's claim of political independence. david: and he was going to be on the supreme court, imagine many. bill, what's yours? >> daled, a big miss to hillary clinton -- david, a big miss to hillary clinton. five years after she lost to donald trump, mrs. clinton still appears unable to move past it. this week she's seen on video reading the speech she would have given if that race had turned out the way she expected. needless to say, the reviews except for on "the view" have been pretty brutal, so no need to pile on,■ç but it is worth noting this was not offered as a public service. mrs. clinton delivered this speech as part of a masters class which charges between $15-23 a month, just the latest of a clinton cashing in on political experience. david: embarrassing. jillian? >> the 36-year-old prime minister of finland was out
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clubbing, but here's the thing, she's fully vaccinated. you have to be fully vaccinated to go to the club. she didn't violate any regulations in finland, and yet he still apologized. this is about -- she still apologized. quit apologizing, let's get back to normal. david: sounds good to me. dan, what's yours? >> here's a hit to the mathematicians and quantitative scientists who recently denounced the efforts of woke advocates to -- the idea that we should eliminate advanced math classes in high school as a matter of equity. these mathematicians say the haas thing we should be doing is courses over foundational skills. good to know that two and two does not equal whatever you think it should be. david: yeah. it's hard to imagine how that helps our competition with china when we get into woke math. it's unbelievable. gang, thank you very much. good stuff.
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and remember, if you have your own hit or miss, be sure to tweet it to us @jeronfnc. that's it for this week's show. thanks to all of you for watching. i'm david asman. paul is back next week. we hope to see you then. muck i ♪♪ arthel: tragedy in the heartland, many dozens feared dead after tornadoes and powerful storms tore through several states. this right here is the scene in kentucky. governor andy baa scheeres says one devastating twister touched town for more than 200 miles killing at least 70 people and as many as -- in as many as 10 is counties, and he fears the death toll could top 100. hello, everyone, this is "fox news live,"■ç i'm arthel nevill. eric: hello, everyone. thank you for joining us on this somber saturday afternoon. you know, the scale of the destruction just two