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President Joe Biden delivers remarks about vaccinations, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fact-checking cleanup on Aisle 78

One of the fun new talking points offered by the cool kids in the Biden administration is that a new report from Moody's Analytics indicates that President Biden's infrastructure-is-really-everything-we-can-possibly-imagine plan will help create 18.9 million new jobs by 2030.

A Philadelphia Phillies usher walks through the empty stands before the start of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

MLB's foul ball in Georgia

When the commissioner of Major League Baseball on Friday made the knee-jerk decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta to punish Georgia for its new election-integrity law, he involved baseball in something that's none of his — or MLB's — business.

President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden should answer North Korea's missiles with a missive

Old habits die hard, and North Korea has once again greeted new American leadership with the rattling of the saber. Rather than allow the unsettling sound to reverberate unanswered, a more productive course would be to reaffirm progress toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula made during the previous administration, and to ask the North to do the same.

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 17, 2021 file photo, travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City. On Sunday, March 21, more than 1.5 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints, the largest number since the pandemic tightened its grip on the United States more than a year ago. However, passenger traffic remains far below 2019 levels. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Saying 'No' to 'vaccine passports'

COVID-19 "vaccine passports" will become the next civil-rights crisis of our time. They are un-American, a violation of individual freedom and pose a menacing privacy risk regardless of the entity requiring their use.

Commuters practice social distancing as they walk through the Transportation Hub at the World Trade Center, Thursday, March 4, 2021 in New York. New York City was written off as a "ghost town" over the year spent in pandemic lockdown, but that's not the reality of life in America's most vibrant city. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Gauging coronavirus consequences

Achievement is rewarded in normal times, but these are not normal times. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan doles out federal dollars to both success and failure for performance during the long pandemic year.

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

Biden's 'Taxageddon': Higher taxes are what Democrats do

President Biden may have promised middle-class Americans that he wouldn't raise their taxes, but he didn't say he wouldn't boost their costs. In an interconnected society, higher taxes on the wealthy and corporate America radiate outward like ripples on a pond, eventually reaching every wallet. With four years to work its productivity-punishing mischief, Taxageddon is approaching.

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