POLITICS & POLICY

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walks through the Capitol in Washington, D.C., December 16, 2020. (Erin Scott/Reuters) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) voted in favor of a resolution declaring the impeachment trial of former President Trump “unconstitutional” on Tuesday. The point of order resolution was put forward by McConnell’s colleague from Kentucky, Rand
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President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plans to strengthen American manufacturing at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 25, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) How President Biden is planning to use leftover Trump administration ‘buy American’ rules to benefit himself politically Welcome to “The Tuesday,” a weekly newsletter about language(s), politics, culture, and much else.
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.@NeumarkDN & Shirley plot the distribution of preferred estimates from every minimum wage paper published since 1992. 79.3% of these estimates are negative. Read their paper here: https://t.co/rh3A6qJ7OR pic.twitter.com/gYciF3P3z2 — Michael R. Strain (@MichaelRStrain) January 25, 2021 One of the most striking features of the academic debate on minimum wages is that the scope of
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Outside the Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. headquarters in Manhattan in 2015. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) Our ongoing festival of cancellation now brings calls that your local cable company should no longer carry Fox News Channel — and should kick off One America News Network, Fox Business Network, and Newsmax TV, as well. Nicholas Kristof of the New
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Detail of portrait of Harriet Tubman, c. 1871-76. (Harvey B. Lindsley/Library of Congress) The Biden administration is hoping to “speed up” efforts to place Harriet Tubman’s image on the $20 bill after the Obama-era initiative came to a standstill under the Trump administration. “The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriett
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Statue of Edmund Burke at Trinity College in Dublin. (MEImages/Getty Images) My column on Saturday explored the loss of the British monarchy’s power between 1770 and 1809 and Edmund Burke’s role in that process. Burke argued for the “honourable connection” of principled partisan politics as a substitute for governance by personal dispensation of patronage and
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To many of New York City’s struggling small business owners, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent admission that “we simply cannot stay closed” means little after months of stonewalling. Ever since Cuomo announced the first pandemic lockdowns in March, small businesses in the city have been throttled by burdensome restrictions. Earlier this month, the state allowed restaurants
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The problem with impeachment was that it seemed inevitable that it would either be so rushed that it would dispense with every traditional process and therefore lack legitimacy or that it would stretch beyond Trump’s time in office with no chance to convict and therefore lack legitimacy. And Congress being what it is, it’s actually
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A year ago, Bernie Sanders was powering toward a victory in the New Hampshire primary and confident he would take the nomination that Hillary Clinton had denied him in 2016. Then establishment Democrats decided that if Sanders were the nominee, his radical reputation would cost him the election to Donald Trump. In
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) during the presidential-inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2021 (Greg Nash/Reuters) Senator Bernie Sanders said Sunday that Democrats will use budget reconciliation, a process requiring only a simple majority in the Senate, to pass President Biden‘s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package if Republicans refuse to get on board. “We
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Then–president-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters in New Castle, Del., December 15, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters) President Biden will sign a fresh round of executive orders during his first full week in office, including actions loosening restrictions around abortion and immigration. Biden will issue and order to rescind the Mexico City policy, which prohibits U.S. funding
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F or much of the turbulent 60-year reign of George III — including the Seven Years War, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars — the monarchy was an important branch of the British government. By the reign of Queen Victoria, who took the throne 17 years after George
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2020 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard speaks during a news conference at the The 9/11 Tribute Museum in New York City, October 29, 2019. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Tulsi Gabbard, the former Democratic representative from Hawaii, on Friday expressed concern that a proposed measure to combat domestic terrorism could be used to undermine
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President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2021. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Joe Biden largely campaigned on restoring the status quo ante in Washington, so naturally one of his first proposals is for the sort of “comprehensive immigration reform” that was a staple of the
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) in Washington, D.C., December 19, 2019 (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said he has “concerns” over Representative Liz Cheney’s vote to impeach former President Trump, though he supports the Wyoming congresswoman remaining in her role as the No. 3 House Republican. “Look, I support
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Rosemary Barkett and President Bill Clinton. 1983—After telling his girlfriend that “we’re going to kill Charles,” William Wayne Thompson, age 15, and three older friends brutally murder his former brother-in-law, Charles Keene. After they beat Keene, Thompson shoots him in the head, cuts his throat and chest, attaches a chain and blocks to his body,
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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe speaks to the media after a meeting with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario Canada, November 12, 2019. (Patrick Doyle/Reuters) The Biden administration should seriously reconsider the revocation of permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline, the head of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan told National Review.
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Signs outside the Supreme Court during the March for Life rally, January 27, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) On Wednesday, I was watching Joe Biden’s inauguration. I was appreciating George W. and Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, and others who probably weren’t the biggest Biden for President or Trump for President supporters being there. I was glad
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 22, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) I’ve always enjoyed watching Jen Psaki work, because it seems like it is always her first day on the job. Asked why Joe Biden was flouting his own mask mandate at a
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(jaflippo/Getty Images) Roe created a constitutional crisis that has never died but only expanded from one forum to another. Forty-eight years after the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, expectations seem to be rising that the Court could overturn it sooner or later. At the vice-presidential debate on October 7, the moderator asked the
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walks through the Capitol in Washington, D.C., December 16, 2020. (Erin Scott/Reuters) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing delaying the second impeachment trial of President Trump until mid-February so that Trump’s defense team and Democratic prosecutors have time to prepare for the case. McConnell has presented the idea to
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Yuval Levin wrote here this morning about the Biden administration’s PR game on COVID vaccination. It gave CNN a story that it was having to “build everything from scratch” to distribute the vaccines. In reality, we’re already on pace to hit the Biden team’s vaccination goals, which have been set low so that they can
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Valley International Airport after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Harlingen, Texas, January 12, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) My colleagues Dan McLaughlin and Andrew C. McCarthy have both written about the possibility that Democrats or progressive lawyers will use Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to disqualify from
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