POLITICS & POLICY

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, August 10, 2019. (Gage Skidmore) This is your regularly scheduled reminder that stupidly repeating Russian propaganda and/or being wildly politically ignorant are not illegal in the United States, do not constitute “treason,” and should under no circumstances lead to your investigation or
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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting via video conference in Tehran, Iran, February 17, 2022. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Handout via Reuters) Today, 49 Republican senators came out against the Biden administration’s impending nuclear deal with Iran. Republicans stressed two points: Any deal pursued by the
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at CPAC in Orlando, Fla., February 24, 2022. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) A glimpse at what Trumpism without Trump can look like NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE R on DeSantis had another moment that lit up the Right last week, this time pushing back against Disney’s critique of the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
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A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York City (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) Those on the right and left who throw ‘neoliberal’ around as an insult are typically more interested in cheap shots at opponents than in deep thought on markets. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W ho’s a neoliberal? Apparently that is an
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George Washington University students pass through campus in Washington, D.C., September 5, 2019. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images) It seems like a no-brainer, but on one American campus, critics of a campaign against a tyrannical regime charge racism. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n early February, posters criticizing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi delivers a speech during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 17, 2021. (Didor Sadulloev/Reuters) An Iran deal under Biden will be eliminated when Republicans get the chance, but that may not matter to the Iranians, who gain plenty in the meantime. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here was
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President Donald Trump walks on stage before delivering remarks during a Latinos For Trump campaign event at the Trump National Doral Miami resort in Doral, Fla., September 25, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) The Democratic Party’s standing with Hispanic voters in the national polls continues to implode. Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal numbers found that “by 9 percentage
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A woman poses for a photo during a protest to mark International Women’s Day in San Jose, Costa Rica, March 8, 2022. (Mayela Lopez/Reuters) Anyone who cannot answer this question is worse than useless to the cause of women’s rights. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A ccording to its website, International Women’s Day (marked this past Tuesday)
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In 2015, Princeton University adopted the “University of Chicago principles” on free speech. Edward Yingling and Stuart Taylor Jr. have an article lamenting the way the university has been betraying those principles lately, and in an underhanded way. It has been punishing a professor for expressing his conservative views and then reinterpreting its rules to
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Judge Amy Clark Meachum addresses the court as a court hearing is held on Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order that parents of transgender children be investigated for child abuse, in Austin, Texas, March 11, 2022. (Sergio Flores/Reuters) A Texas judge on Friday blocked the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services from conducting investigations of
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Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas attends a news conference along with U.S. Border Patrol Deputy Chief Raul Ortiz, in Brownsville, Texas, August 12, 2021. (Go Nakamura/Reuters) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released its report for the 2021 fiscal year on Friday, showing a sharp decrease in the number of arrests and deportations of illegal
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President Biden announces new actions against Russia at the White House in Washington, D.C., March 11, 2022. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) President Biden on Friday called on Congress to revoke Russia’s “most favored nation status,” which would downgrade the country as a U.S. trading partner and potentially result in devastating tariffs against Moscow. In addition to revoking
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Students on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., in 2018. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) Whether Christian, Muslim, conservative, or liberal, student groups are, and should be, free to require their leaders to adhere to their beliefs. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I magine if National Review’s editor-in-chief were Rachel Maddow. Your immediate thought (after
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I wrote today for Politico on responding to the economic dimension of the era of Great Power competition that is now clearly upon us: The new, more threatening era underlines the urgency of what should have already been priorities. We need a much bigger defense budget; we need an all-of-the-above energy policy that takes full
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis talks to the media during a news conference in Miami, Fla., August 29, 2019. (Marco Bello/Reuters) Florida governor Ron DeSantis issued a sharp rebuke of Disney on Thursday, calling out the company’s “woke” stance on the state’s Parental Rights in Education bill and its ties to the Chinese Communist Party. A
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questions Deputy Treasury Secretary nominee Adewale Adeyemo during his Senate Finance Committee nomination hearing, on Capitol Hill, February 23, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool via Reuters) Senator Elizabeth Warren has an idea: Putin’s war is driving up gas prices — and Big Oil companies are raking in record profits. I’m joining @SenWhitehouse in
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University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas at the Women’s Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., February 17, 2022. (Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports) By abandoning the libertarian ‘live and let live’ approach, transgender activists are alienating Americans.  NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he transgender and gay-rights movements are often lumped together
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(wutwhanfoto/Getty Images) Young students are having difficulty learning to read as schools have returned to in-person learning after two years of pandemic disruptions. Studies of literacy in young children have shown that some young students are still suffering from learning loss, even after most U.S. schools have returned to in-person instruction. A February briefing by
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra answers questions during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss reopening schools during the coronavirus on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 30, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool via Reuters) Agency guidance on ‘equity’ and ‘gender-inclusive’ language is a minefield of do’s and don’ts. NRPLUS
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Mickey Mouse greets visitors at Shanghai Disney Resort as the Shanghai Disneyland theme park reopens following a shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak in Shanghai, China, May 11, 2020. (Aly Song/Reuters) A shareholder of the Walt Disney corporation slammed the company Wednesday for its hypocrisy in advocating for domestic social justice while maintaining a strong
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As my colleague David Harsanyi rightly notes, progressives are deliberately distorting Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill by calling it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Admirably, Florida governor Ron DeSantis refuses to play along with this silly game. When asked by a reporter about his support for the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, DeSantis hit back,
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President Joe Biden holds a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., March 3, 2022. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) In his official statement marking yesterday’s celebration of International Women’s Day, President Biden lauded his administration’s efforts to assist women, including “a whole-of-government effort to protect reproductive rights.” It’s difficult for progressives to
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