Washington Chatter: Top stories for the week ahead

President Donald Trump was able to successfully usher his healthcare repeal legislation through the House last week despite lingering objections from many Republicans. Now, the bill faces a thorough work-over in the Senate. Combined with many Republicans still peeved about a budget agreement seen largely as a list of wins for the Democrat Party, it will be a controversial week in Washington for the Trump administration. Here’s what you need to know about that and other top stories this week.

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Establishment medicine perpetuates the cholesterol myth

Last week the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) published an article debunking longstanding claims that saturated fat clogs arteries and pointing out that coronary disease is a chronic inflammatory condition. Even though studies bear the author out, the article created quite a stir in orthodox medicine.

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Scotus rejects guilty until proven innocent

SCOTUS this week struck down a Colorado law that forced criminal defendants to prove their innocence when their convictions were overturned. While the case didn’t involve civil forfeiture per say, it may be the beginning of the end for this heinous practice. Tthe majority opinion stated the defendants were entitled to the presumption of innocence and “should not be saddled with any proof burden” to regain what is rightfully theirs.

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Deep state openly wars with Trump administration

Reports indicate that government bureaucrats are using the security clearance process to block key members of the Trump administration from accessing sensitive national security information. The politicization of the security process is a signal that unelected government insiders, not the appointees chosen by the elected Trump government, are ultimately in charge of the nation’s military.

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The man who exposed the Clintons says Trump has a big problem

A recent report out from The Wall Street Journal ties President Donald Trump’s top aid and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to liberal billionaire George Soros. According to the author of the bestselling book that exposed the Clinton family’s many dirty-money ties ahead of the 2016 election, this is a massive problem for the administration.

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The Liberal Inquisition’s attack on free speech

Universities, once the beacon of western enlightenment, have fallen drastically from a century ago when an English author Beatrice Evelyn Hall claimed these words belonged to the great French philosopher Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

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The real reasons why Trump has flipped on his campaign promises

Trump, at the very onset of his administration, broke one of his most important campaign promises — to “drain the swamp.” Instead, he filled his cabinet with all of the same swamp creatures he originally attacked; the same swamp creatures Hillary Clinton was notorious for serving.

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