POLITICS & POLICY

Baik’s parents Cambridge Beauty Supply store looted (Christine Baik) Christine Baik received a security alert on her phone at 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday: someone had broken into her parent’s Philadelphia beauty supply store. She called her parents, who were on their way home. They immediately turned around. “They went back to the store and found
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U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The U.S. Supreme Court just left in place, for the second time so far, a decision by the Pennsylvania supreme court that threw out part of the election law passed by the lawmakers of Pennsylvania, and substituted instead rules written by judges. The Pennsylvania decision, issued
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Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. As I noted earlier this evening, the Supreme Court (conservative majority and all) is falling down on the job of defending the express constitutional power of state legislatures to write election laws for presidential and congressional elections. That power is limited, of course, by various federal constitutional and statutory
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Sen. Rick Scott (R., Fla.) speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., October 26, 2020. (Olivier Douliery/Reuters) Senator Rick Scott (R., Fla.) criticized Twitter during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday for flagging posts by President Trump and the New York Post but neglecting to do so for tweets by the dictators of Iran
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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pa., October 13, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The case for Trump: Antics aside, he has many achievements, and a win by Biden would do vast harm. Editor’s Note: If you would like to read more pros and cons on voting for
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(BogdanVj/Getty Images) I’m increasingly convinced that The American Conservative should consider a name change. A few weeks ago, they published a historically illiterate article by Hunter Derensis in praise of John C. Calhoun, the intellectual progenitor of the Confederacy. After I corrected the many errors of that particular piece, they decided that Calhoun’s reputation is,
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Before I became a parent, I didn’t have especially strong feelings about the time shifting by an hour twice a year. Like most people I was aware of the downsides — increased car accidents, schedule confusion, etc. — and I figured it would be better to knock it off. But I didn’t feel personally offended
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Jonathan Fischbach argues in Politico that we should reconsider Marbury v. Madison: Letting the federal courts strike down laws as unconstitutional isn’t something the Constitution authorizes, and has led to more harm than we sometimes appreciate. Noah Feldman worries in Bloomberg Opinion that his fellow liberals, newly alive to the dangers of judicial power, will
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Perhaps Joe Biden has no Monday events because he thinks the best thing to do is to stay out of the news and to let President Trump generate his own controversies. Then again, Jill Biden will travel to Macon and Savannah, Ga., today, and Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris’s husband, will travel to Winston-Salem and …
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Sen. Ed Markey (right) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference for their proposed “Green New Deal” at the U.S. Capitol, February 7, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) slammed judicial originalism in a Senate floor speech hours before the expected confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to residents at The Villages, a retirement community north of Orlando, Fla., October 10, 2020. (Gregg Newton/Reuters) After being exposed to a COVID-infected staffer, why would the vice president sit in a windowless room with elderly senators on Monday night? Five aides to Vice President Mike Pence, including chief of
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at the White House in March. (Reuters photo: Jim Bourg) Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump threatened to sue the Lincoln Project over billboards the anti-Trump Republican PAC put up in Times Square criticizing the couple’s response to the coronavirus.  In a letter, Trump family lawyer Marc Kasowitz rebuked the group
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Representative Elise Stefanik, Republican of New York, asks questions during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry in Washington, D.C., November 13, 2019. (Saul Loeb/Reuters Pool) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is “lying to the American people” about his son Hunter Biden’s foreign
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Allan M. Josephson is a distinguished, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist based in Louisville, Ky. Over the course of his four-decade career in academic medicine, Dr. Josephson was clinically active treating patients and families, led two academic divisions of child and adolescent psychiatry, held senior teaching positions at three institutions, and published widely. He is
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