Three interesting news-aggregation pieces at Liberty Headlines last week. [Follow the links in the headlines]:

As Trump deregulates, the Left calls foul(Quin Hillyer, Liberty Headlines) Legislative activity may be at a standstill in Washington, but President Trump’s deregulatory agenda is seeing noticeable results.

“The pace of regulatory activity has dipped to new lows in the first six months of the Trump administration, bringing welcome relief to businesses beset by rules from the prior administration,” reported Cheryl Bolen of Bloomberg News. “The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which reviews all significant federal regulations, processed 67 regulatory actions in the first six months of this administration, including notices, proposals, and final rules, compared with 216 actions by the same point in the Obama administration.”…

Media uninterested in bribery trial of Dem. Senator MenendezNot that the national media is paying much attention, but a sitting U.S. senator saw trial proceedings start on Tuesday as he faces charges of fraud and bribery.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, was indicted for allegedly using his office to confer various favors on ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen in return for expensive vacations, transportation, and campaign cash.

Politico did run a lengthy story on the coming trial in Tuesday’s edition – but it ran an even longer feature that all-but-made a hero of Menendez’s attorney, Abbe Lowell….

Race to purge statues extends to … Lincoln, and Joan of Arc!: As many traditionalists and historians have feared and predicted, the Left’s drive to eliminate monuments already is extending well beyond the targeting of memorials related to the Confederacy.

Indeed, the lunge to expunge history began even before the infamous events in Charlottesville earlier this month – but it has certainly taken on new momentum in the wake of the events in Virginia.

New Orleans, of course, was home to much debate when Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the removal of four Confederate-related memorials even though two of them were erected to celebrate post-war reconciliation rather than racism. In May, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that the anti-statue fervor had extended to the city’s famous homage to French mystic Joan of Arc, who of course was a 15th Century Catholic saint and had nothing to do with slavery. ….

 

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