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“East and West Shaking Hands at Laying Last Rail, 1869” shows the celebration of the completion of the intercontinental railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah, May 10, 1869. (Courtesy Andrew J. Russell/Oakland Museum of California/Handout via Reuters) An unimaginable feat that connected America to the Pacific Amidst all the talk of the country splitting apart, we
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(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) In a recent interview with the Washington Post, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, whose memoir is being released tomorrow, shows why the conflict over the kind of judge a president appoints is so important. President Richard Nixon appointed Stevens, who turned 99 last month, to the U.S. Court of Appeals in
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Judge Rosemary Barkett. 1993—In dissent in University of Miami v. Echarte, Florida chief justice Rosemary Barkett flouts U.S. Supreme Court precedent as she opines that a statutory cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases violates the Equal Protection Clause of the federal Constitution. Nominated a few months later by President Clinton to the Eleventh
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George Papadopoulos leaves after his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., September 7, 2018. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) During a Thursday interview on Sky News, former Australian diplomat Alexander Downer explained his decision to turn over to the FBI information about George Papadopoulos that eventually prompted an investigation into the Trump campaign. Two month
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(Pixabay) From radical feminists to radical environmentalists, the word has come down: Children are not the future, but the future’s enemies. Why are pro-abortion activists such as Brian Sims so angry? Because they abhor the alternative. Sims, a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania state legislature, filmed himself berating an old woman and a few children
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2005—Federal district judge Joseph F. Bataillon rules that the Nebraska constitutional provision defining marriage as “between a man and a woman” violates First Amendment associational rights, the Equal Protection Clause, and the Bill of Attainder Clause. One year later, a unanimous Eighth Circuit panel reverses all of these rulings. 2019—Happy Mother’s Day! No thanks to
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Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who pose for a picture at Wembley Stadium in London, England, March 13, 2019. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters) The original rock opera holds up impressively well after half a century. Fifty years ago this month, one of the signature albums of the 1960s was released by the British rock band The Who. The recording was Tommy, and as a full-on
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Fact check: True, but likely not a comprehensive list. For some strange reason, CNN held an election-style town hall featuring former FBI director James Comey last night, with questions covering the gamut of the now-closed Russiagate investigation. This format is used by the broadcaster almost exclusively for presidential candidates these days.  Does CNN believe that
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(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) This is an exquisitely planned political campaign. Russiagate has always been a political narrative masquerading as a federal investigation. Its objective, plain and simple, has been twofold: first, to hamstring Donald Trump’s capacity to press the agenda on which he ran (immigration enforcement, conservative judicial nominees, deregulation, and a military build-up, along with
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Novelist, screenwriter, podcaster, and all-around sage Andrew Klavan has taken to referring to the New York Times as a “former newspaper.” The Times, he says, clings to the pretense of news reporting while pursuing other ends, to wit, the advancement of the leftist ideology shared by the paper’s writers, editors, and management. Seldom does a
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Containers at a Chick-fil-A branch in midtown Manhattan (Rashid Umar Abbasi/Reuters) The Texas House’s newly-formed LGBTQ caucus on Friday successfully blocked legislation introduced by Republicans to prevent religious discrimination by local governments. The so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill, which was introduced in response to the San Antonio City Council’s decision to ban Chick-fil-A from the city’s
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, Calif.) addresses the North America’s Building Trades Unions in Washington, D.C., April 9, 2019. (Jeenah Moon/Reuters) I’ll be off Monday through Wednesday for a speaking engagement; the next Jim-written Morning Jolt will be Thursday, May 16. Making the click-through worthwhile: If this is a “Constitutional crisis,” it’s a really boring
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(Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters) EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Including all of you having a constitutional crisis), A hundred years ago, if you wanted to tell a lot of people across the United States that the people
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In his opening statement before the House Judiciary Committee’s contempt vote against Attorney General Bill Barr, ranking member Rep. Doug Collins questions why lawmakers are moving 10-times faster than they did with Attorney General Eric Holder. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines
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I wrote today about one of the lessons of the new report on Trump’s taxes: The surprise about the big New York Times story on Donald Trump’s tax returns is that there are no real surprises. Trump’s taxes have been an obsession of the Left since he, in violation of a longstanding norm, reneged on his promise
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I was never a big fan of the “lock her up” chant, but it always struck me as the equivalent of Boston Red Sox fans chanting “Yankees suck” during a mid-May game against the Indians—a rallying cry and trope rather than anything more sinister. Now, though, we have some serious calls to lock up political
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