Year: 2022

The statue of George Swanston, a 19th-century northern California cattleman, and meat-packing businessman, was decapitated Monday in the Sacramento neighborhood of Land Park.
Vandals removed the head from the historic memorial statue to Charles Swanston, residents first reported Monday on Nextdoor, and then on Facebook. The statue head was found on the ground near the statue.
Sacramento Police Department reported:

On December 26th, the Sacramento Police Department received a report that the Charles Swanston statue in Land Park was vandalized.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WIs.

[Editor’s note: This story originally was published by The Daily Signal.]
By Tyler O’Neil
The Daily Signal
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., called on Democrats to join Republicans in investigating the threat of politicized federal law enforcement after the latest installments of “The Twitter Files” revealed that the FBI paid Twitter more than $3.4 million while the bureau was pressuring the social media company and reportedly undermining Johnson’s probe of Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings.

Elections Hit Number Two on Americans for Limited Government List of Most Impactful Stories of the Year
2022 is the election cycle when we learned that the Republican Leader of the Senate would prefer to be in the minority than have Republicans who don’t support him in the majority. 
It is the election cycle when the red wave was stopped by a combination of issue-less campaigns, feckless leaders, archaic campaigning and an overwhelming flood of far left money that gave Democrat candidates massive spending advantages.

JJ Watt’s retirement announcement didn’t just catch NFL fans by surprise, it was also a shocker for both his head coach and his employer.
According to Kliff Kingsbury himself, he found out about Watt’s plan to retire at the end of the season at the same time the rest of the world did.
The Arizona Cardinals’ head coach admitted during his Wednesday press conference that he and the rest of the coaching staff had no idea the Watt announcement was coming.
“Happy for him; he seems like he’s in a really good place,” Kingsbury told reporters.

Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin has been diagnosed with lymphoma and is beginning treatment.
Raskin, a Democrat, called his diffuse large B-cell lymphoma a “serious but curable form of cancer.”
“I am about to embark on a course of chemo-immunotherapy on an outpatient basis at Med Star Georgetown University Hospital and Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prognosis for most people in my situation is excellent after four months of treatment,” he said in a Dec. 28 statement.