The Opening Verse: James 1:16-21

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.[a] 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Hearing and Doing the Word

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.


New Mexico State Rep. Rebecca L. Dow is running for election for the Republican nomination for Governor of New Mexico. She has served in the New Mexico House of Representatives (38th district) since 2017. 

  • Rebecca joins on her campaign for governor, as well as key issues facing the Biden administration

Thomas Jipping is a senior legal fellow for the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation. Tom served 15 years on the staff of Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), including several as his chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was senior fellow in legal studies for Concerned Women for America, andVice President for Policy and Director of the Center for Law and Democracy at the Free Congress Foundation.

Jake Roberson is the Vice President and Director of Communications for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where he works to expose and subvert the complex web of sexual exploitation’s interconnectivity by developing relevant tactics which leverage digital mediums as a means to reach, engage, convert, develop, and activate new allies for the fight to end sexual exploitation in all its forms.


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Fascinating. Letitia James suddenly drops OUT of race for governor of New York

New York deploys National Guard because too many have been fired over vaccinate mandate

UGH. Fast tracking legislation to raise the debt ceiling legislation 

  • On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives passed legislation by a vote of 222-212 that kicks off a multi-step process to lift the nation’s debt limit with a simple majority should the bill pass the US Senate. Politico reports that the Senate could start voting on this as soon as Thursday. According to The Associated Press, this bill outlines an agreement between both major parties to put a provision that fast-tracks the debt limit process into an unrelated Medicare bill and, should that bill become law, it will “open the process for the Senate to raise the debt ceiling through subsequent legislation with a Democrats’ only majority vote.”

More on the deal:

  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell both urged their respective party members on Tuesday to pass it and, per The Hill, McConnell said at least 10 Republicans would support the measure
  • The US government has about $29 trillion in outstanding debt subject to the limit, The Washington Post reports, and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the US would default on its debt unless the ceiling is raised by the December 15 deadline, per AP
  • The deal was negotiated with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and circumvents the filibuster, Axios reports