POLITICS & POLICY

Tthe Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project logo on a pipe at the Chelyabinsk pipe rolling plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia, February 26, 2020. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters) President Biden promised to unite the world’s democracies against global authoritarianism, but the administration’s new Nord Stream 2 bargain placates the Kremlin’s Western cronies and German business interests at the
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference after thirteen people, including seven men associated with the Wolverine Watchmen militia group, were arrested for alleged plots to take Whitmer hostage and attack the state capitol building, in Lansing, Mich., October 8, 2020. (Michigan Governor’s office/Handout via Reuters) But do the Wolverine Watchmen militia members
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The Capitol building at sunrise in Washington, D.C., January 11, 2021 (Erin Scott/Reuters) 2013—Senate Democrats expedite a confirmation hearing for President Obama’s controversial D.C. Circuit nominee, left-wing Georgetown law professor Cornelia Pillard, whom one former colleague describes as “Reinhardt in a skirt, but less moderate.” (The reference is to Ninth Circuit judge Stephen Reinhardt, who
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (Win McNamee/Reuters) In an interview with National Review, a former senior official in the White House counsel’s office confirmed much of John McCormack’s reporting on Senate Democrats’ latest attempt to damage the reputation of Justice Brett
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The Kodak logo in a booth during the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, Nev., January 6, 2017 (Steve Marcus/Reuters) Kodak became the latest U.S. brand to censor itself and apologize to the Chinese government for speaking the truth this week. The ailing photography company deleted an Instagram post in which it had promoted the work
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Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky attends a press conference in Tallinn, Estonia, November 26, 2019. (Ints Kalnins / Reuters) Deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman is leading a U.S. delegation to “strategic stability” talks with Russia in Geneva on July 28, the State Department said in a statement today. Sherman’s upcoming travels come as no surprise,
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Pont Notre Dame, Paris, France – each of the bridge’s arches carries a head of Dionysus carved in stone. ( Niall_Majury/Getty Images) As Democrats embrace authority and Republicans push countercultural revolution, we’re reenacting the 1960s with the roles reversed. The greatest festival of the year at Hierapolis fell at the beginning of spring, when multitudes thronged
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Founder and president of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk speaks at CPAC at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., February 28, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting system, referred to as VAERS, was a 1990 research project designed to detect potential problems with commonly administered inoculations not seen during pre-market testing, as well
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( FooTToo/Getty Images) Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D., N.J.) lamented the Biden administration’s decision to re-incarcerate thousands of federal convicts who were temporarily discharged during the pandemic to reduce COVID transmission in prison facilities. She claimed that the prisoners have proven to be valuable members of society during the break. “The unanticipated reprieve brought on
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(Zolnierek/Getty Images) A coalition of New York public-defender groups filed an amicus brief Thursday urging the Supreme Court to invalidate the state’s concealed-carry ban. Among the attorney offices and legal-aid groups who signed the plea were the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid, the Bronx Defenders, and Brooklyn Defender Services. Within the table of contents in the
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I’ve been away for several days, so I’m only now catching up on last Friday’s bizarre Eleventh Circuit ruling in Adams v. School Board of St. Johns County. Last August, a divided panel of the Eleventh Circuit ruled that a school board violated the Equal Protection and Title IX rights of a transgender student, Drew
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the April jobs report from the East Room of the White House, May 7, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) During a live CNN town hall Wednesday night, President Joe Biden claimed that his multi-trillion dollar spending packages will “reduce inflation.” In response to the host’s question about whether pumping massive quantities
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Larry Elder at the 2016 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. (Gage Skidmore) Conservative radio host Larry Elder, who recently announced his campaign to join the roster of candidates challenging Democratic governor Gavin Newsom in the California gubernatorial recall election, will again be on the ballot per the Wednesday order of a Sacramento county judge. The
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Students take part in a “youth strike to act on climate change” demonstration in Nice, France, March 15, 2019. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters) The modern Beltway Republican Party deserves a healthy measure of blame for our arrival at the cusp of massively destructive climate-policy implementation. With the August recess imminent, the congressional Democrats are desperate to spend
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) looks down the hall after speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters) On the menu today: The battle over bipartisan infrastructure deal drags on (and on and on), Republicans demand official action to aid Cubans protesting the regime, and a group
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Texas governor Greg Abbott (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a “trigger law” Tuesday that would make abortion illegal in the state upon the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. During the bill-signing ceremony, the governor said, “The most precious freedom of all is life itself. Our creator endowed us with the
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Glenn Greenwald speaks during a meeting of the human rights committee of the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia, Brazil, June 25, 2019. (Adriano Machado/Reuters) Ignoring Cuba does not put America First. In a recently published interview with the Spectator, Glenn Greenwald outlined what he understands to be an “America First” foreign policy. In response to
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer address the media after several dams breached, in downtown Midland, Mich., May 20, 2020. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters) Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a Republican initiative Tuesday that would end the state’s participation in federal benefits enhancements that provide an extra $300 to those who became unemployed during the pandemic. In a statement
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey lead a news conference to reintroduce the Green New Deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Tariffs — is there anything they can’t do? Other than what they are supposed to do, that is. Congressional Democrats propose to enact a series of
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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., Ga.) holds a press conference outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., June 14, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Twitter suspended Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from her account for twelve hours on Tuesday for two tweets that violated the company’s COVID misinformation policy. Coronavirus vaccines “should not be forced on our military for
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Porn actresses line up at the opening of the “Venus” erotic fair in Berlin, Germany, in 2013. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters) When Murray Rothbard died in 1995, William F. Buckley Jr. began his obituary by saying, “We extend condolences to his family, but not to the movement he inspired.” This made sense if you had been paying
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1.  Uyghur survivor of China’s detention camps testifies to their brutality This system of rape was commonplace, as the police “were always taking girls out of the cells like this” and “did whatever they wanted.”  “Sometimes they brought some of the women back near the point of death,” she said. “Some of the women disappeared.” 
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The then Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders takes the stage with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez at a campaign rally at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., February 10, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters) When recent Cuban protests broke out, White House officials did everything they could to avoid mentioning either “socialism” or “communism.”
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