What to Know: It’s official; the U.S. is in a recession—no matter how the Biden administration attempts to spin it.

The TPPF Take: Americans continue to struggle in the Biden economy.

“Consumer expectations about the economy have dropped to the lowest in nearly a decade,” says TPPF’s Vance Ginn. “Small business sentiment is at a 48-year low. Even as the Biden administration is stuck on how to define a recession, Americans feel this depressed economy. This stagflation on steroids hasn’t been seen in a generation and it is the direct result of the economic policy disaster coming out of D.C.”

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Criminal Gangs Lie to Migrants

What to Know: Human smugglers lie to would-be migrants, telling them they’ll be welcome with open arms into the U.S., and that the journey to the border will be safe.

The TPPF Take: What’s happening at the border, which is under the control of the criminal cartels on the Mexican side, is nothing less than a human tragedy.

“Until we decide to truly secure the border, migrants themselves will continue to be just a commodity to the cartels, and inevitably, the collateral damage,” says TPPF’s Greg Sindelar. “They deserve better. They deserve real compassion — and that’s not open borders.”

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Why Does China Need U.S. Farmland?

What to Know: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is blasting China for its purchase of more and more U.S. farmland—often close to sensitives sites that are part of our national security operations.

The TPPF Take: Allowing China to purchase this land is a bigger risk than you might think.

“The Chinese government has worked for more than a decade to establish a massive electronic intelligence and jamming capability in the U.S. adjacent to military installations and in Washington, D.C.,” says TPPF’s Chuck DeVore. “Such a system could deliver a crippling electronic Pearl Harbor against American nuclear weapons systems and strategic communications vital to deterring and defeating a military surprise attack.”

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