Author: Joshua Filler

This August, the Department of Education under the Biden Administration will put into effect its 1,500 page rule governing sex discrimination in education. The rule will apply in varying ways to any institution from kindergarten through graduate school that accepts federal funding. At the core of the new rule is the Biden Administration’s redefining “sex discrimination” and “sex-based harassment” to include, among other things, “gender identity.” The new rule is a triumph of the administrative state over the democratic process and an assault on our federal system, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, due process, parental rights, and equal opportunity. The Biden…

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Recently, people from Joe Rogan to U.N. diplomats have argued that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza, with Rogan going so far as to compare Israel’s actions to the Holocaust. The war in Gaza is in direct response to the catastrophic terrorist attack in Israel waged by Hamas on October 7, 2023, that killed 1,200 Israelis and others, with another 240 taken hostage. While the civilian death toll in Gaza is horrific, the scope, scale, and intent behind Israel’s defensive actions in Gaza are not genocide. https://twitter.com/Partisangirl/status/1773226194470641802?s=20 [RELATED: Maine DSA Stages Pro-Hamas Rally in Portland, Calls Terror Attacks on Israel “Morally and Legally Legitimate”…

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While running as a Democrat for Attorney General of the State of New York, Letitia James referred to Donald Trump as a  “con man” and ″carnival barker” and vowed to shine a “bright light into every dark corner of his real estate dealings.” Pledging to use state power against an individual citizen in order to win elections is usually reserved to candidates in third world banana republics, but such is the state of the law in the State of New York. Last week, New York Justice Arthur Engoron conspired with now Attorney General James in her civil fraud lawsuit against Trump and…

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Any among us that hoped the Senate negotiated border bill would somehow be better than the leaks had advertised were sadly disappointed upon the bill’s release. The proposal is a policy failure and political quagmire for Republicans. The legislation does provide additional resources for physical security, i.e., more Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and equipment, but it does little to remove the current legal barriers to immigration enforcement and creates new incentives for never ending mass migration. It also gives Democrats ammunition to blame Republicans for the border crisis going forward for their refusal to “compromise” in the form of enacting…

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The House of Representatives is poised to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas due to the ongoing invasion across America’s borders bringing in unprecedented amounts of drugs, crime, disease, chaos, misery, and death. There has never been anything like it in our history. While Mayorkas is not solely responsible for this fiasco — his boss, President Joe Biden, is ultimately accountable — Mayorkas is nonetheless guilty as a chief accomplice. The case against him is overwhelming. Count one – countermanding federal law by facilitating mass illegal migration. Mayorkas has systematically unraveled effective Trump Era immigration enforcement and border security…

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With Colorado and now Maine having removed Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot due to his engaging in a so-called “insurrection” on January 6, 2021, in violation of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment, Republicans across red states should join the fray and move to disqualify Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on the same grounds. We should make a bipartisan effort out of destroying our democracy in order to save it. To engage in this brave journey you must ignore the fact that the states likely do not have the authority to adjudicate the eligibility question, since it was certain states that engaged…

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Education, particularly a college degree, has long been a ticket to the middle class and upward mobility in America. Unfortunately, our schools and universities have also been proselytizing ideologies that represent an existential threat to U.S. security and longevity. It is only now with the eruption of support for the terrorist group Hamas across cities and college campuses that many are awakening to the crisis. The education system is now the central means by which the radical political Left marches through our institutions on its way to indoctrinating generations into a form of cultural self-loathing masquerading as enlightenment. For over fifty years, good people…

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Last week, Gov. Janet Mills announced her intention to form a commission to investigate the events leading up to and following the shooting in Lewiston that took the lives of 18 people and wounded over a dozen more. Putting aside for the moment whether this commission is better suited to be established by law through the State Legislature, the commission’s structure and approach ought to involve, at the very least, the following. Commissioners must be independent and represent a cross section of relevant disciplines and backgrounds, no activists. To ensure adequate span of control and management, the commission should be odd numbered and be no larger…

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The current death toll in Israel from the terrorist attack perpetrated by Hamas and Islamic Jihad continues to rise to over 1,400, including over 30 Americans. To put this in perspective, accounting for population that would be the equivalent of more than 50,000 dead Americans here at home. While Israel pounds terrorist targets in Gaza and will later reckon with how their vaunted security apparatus missed such a large, coordinated assault, the lesson for America is simple: if such an attack can happen over there, it can happen right here in our homeland. The potential seeds for a catastrophic attack on…

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Joshua D. Filler is an attorney living in Maine. He served as Director of Legislative Affairs for the Mayor of New York from 2000-2001, as Director for Local Affairs at the White House Office of Homeland Security from 2002-2003, and as Director of State and Local Coordination at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2003-2005 where he drafted presidential directives and federal statutes in the homeland security realm. The special counsel’s federal indictment against former President Donald Trump accuses him of willfully retaining classified documents and failing to deliver them to the government in violation of 18 U.S.C, section 793(e). A fatal…

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With the indictment of former President Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney (DA) Alvin Bragg, the United States has crossed into dark and unchartered territory. Charging a man with fraud may be nothing new, but having the political party in power arrest the de facto leader of the opposition and former occupant of and current candidate for the Oval Office is unprecedented. This is not a plea for immunity from prosecution for former presidents or presidential candidates. Rather, if a prosecutor chooses to go down this road, the evidence must be incontrovertible and the legal theories upon which the case…

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