POLITICS & POLICY

(Darren415/iStock/Getty Images) Inflation is on almost everyone’s mind these days. Consumers are upset because it is gobbling up their budgets, while “progressives” are upset because they fear a backlash if people conclude that profligate federal spending has something to do with the rise in prices. Recently, Representative Lisa McClain of Michigan spoke with economists Dale
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Reid Wilson of The Hill reports that a “Mass leadership exit hits nation’s state legislatures”: Nearly a third of the top leaders in the nation’s 99 state legislative chambers will quit their posts this year, signaling a wave of turnover that will hand power to a new generation. At least 30 state House Speakers, Senate presidents
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Pump jacks operate in front of a drilling rig in an oil field in Midland, Texas, 2018 (Nick Oxford/Reuters) In Moscow this week, Russian strongman Vladimir Putin rallied Russians to celebrate the seventh anniversary of his annexation of Crimea in an attempt to persuade his citizenry that his current invasion of Ukraine is the same
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This morning, Slate published Dahlia Lithwick’s argument that Republicans who eschew personal attacks on Judge Jackson in favor of criticism of the shared judicial ideology of Democratic judges are “erasing” her, which is — guess what? — “ultimately just a different form of racism and sexism.” “McConnell is prepared to call her amply qualified,” Lithwick
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I was just reading the Axios write-up (“Ignoring abortion access is getting harder for companies”) of a new Citigroup policy in Texas to pay for employee travel expenses for abortions, and this jumped out at me: The company plan already covers people with, say, a heart condition who need treatment at a far-off hospital. This
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A day after U.S. forces completed its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, refugees board a bus taking them to a processing center upon their arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., September 1, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) On Wednesday, the New York Times published a piece whose opening paragraphs were highly misleading about Afghan refugees. In
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Protesters gather in Brooklyn ahead of a march to city hall in New York City, October 25, 2021. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) New York City’s private employer vaccine mandate and the school mask mandate imposed on children five-and-under will remain in place indefinitely, the city’s new health commissioner announced Friday. “I think it’s indefinite at this point,”
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The Biden Justice Department is all lefty politics all the time. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E arlier this month, Merrick Garland marked the first anniversary of taking over the United States Department of Justice. It would be an understatement to say that Garland has politicized the DOJ. Garland has turned the Justice Department into something indistinguishable
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University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas (center) prepares for the 500 free prelims at the NCAA Womens Swimming & Diving Championships at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga., March 16, 2022. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports) Concerned Women for America on Thursday filed a federal civil rights complaint against the University of Pennsylvania for allowing transgender swimmer
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Yale student hold signs in protest of the event (Screenshot via Washington Free Beacon/YouTube) A D.C. appellate judge urged colleagues to consider whether Yale University students who shout down speakers on campus should be be barred from clerkships, in an email to fellow judges published by lawyer David Lat on his Substack. Judge Laurence Silberman
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Hunter Biden celebrates onstage at an election rally after the media projected his father as the winner in Wilmington, Del., November 7, 2020. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) If you are really industrious, you can dig 20 pages into the A section of today’s New York Times and find a 1,700-word news story by three of its top
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Sarah Bloom Raskin is seen during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 3, 2022. (Ken Cedeno/Reuters) The welcome decision by Sarah Bloom Raskin to withdraw her candidacy for the Federal Reserve Board has been poorly received where you would expect it to be poorly
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President Joe Biden listens during a virtual roundtable at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 22, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) In return for pleading guilty, the terrorists would demand to remain at Gitmo, keeping Biden from closing the facility. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Biden administration is apparently leaning toward abandoning the death penalty as
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Ukraine crisis at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 18, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) In remarks commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Atlanta shootings on Wednesday, President Biden attributed a never-proven racial motivation to the killer, calling last year’s tragic events “a stark reminder that anti-Asian violence and
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Hillsborough High School students walk out of school to protest the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, in Tampa, Fla., March 3, 2022. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) A narrow majority of U.S. voters support Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Bill, which prohibits the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity to public school students in kindergarten through third grade.
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Sarah Bloom Raskin is sworn in before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 3, 2022. (Bill Clark/Pool via Reuters) Sarah Bloom Raskin withdrew her nomination for the Federal Reserve Board Monday after centrist Senator Joe Manchin declared his opposition, denying her the crucial vote
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Migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. from Cuba wait to be transported by the U.S. border patrol near the border fence after crossing the border from Mexico at Yuma, Ariz., February 18, 2022. (Go Nakamura/Reuters) U.S. border agents encountered 164,973 migrants at the southern border in February, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to the media regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, March 14, 2022. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) The United Nations Secretary General warned Monday about the possibility that the Ukraine-Russia crisis could escalate into nuclear war.  “Raising the alert level of Russian nuclear forces
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Idaho State Capitol in Boise. (jerryhopman/iStock/Getty Images) The Idaho House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that prohibits abortion after six weeks of pregnancy It includes a Texas-style mechanism that leaves enforcement to private citizens, rather than the state government, to sue abortion providers. In a 51-to-14 vote, the state House approved the measure after
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