POLITICS & POLICY

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz attends a meeting of the Federal security cabinet on the Ukraine crisis in Berlin, Germany, March 4, 2022. (Michael Kappeler/Pool via Reuters) German chancellor Olaf Scholz defended Europe’s exemption of energy imports from Russia on Monday, saying the continent is dependent on oil and gas imports to supply electricity and heating
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(Halfpoint/iStock/Getty Images) In a legal complaint, Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing the families, argues that the mandate unduly burdens free exercise of religion. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n March 1, the Washington, D.C., city government lifted its mask mandate for most indoor settings, such as stores, bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues. But schools have
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New York governor Kathy Hochul (Mike Segar/Reuters) “This is absolutely reprehensible and dangerous.” Vladimir Putin invading Ukraine? Violence on the subways and streets of New York City? The extreme laws in New York State — worse than Roe itself — that pressure girls into having but one choice? No, Empire State governor Kathy Hochul was
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People wear masks while riding on the subway in New York City, August 2, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) As Biden signals an end to Covid as a political issue, some bitter-enders remain in pandemic panic mode. Some of them might have a financial incentive to do so. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n March 1974, Lieutenant Hiroo
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Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro addresses the media from the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, August 16, 2021. (Leonardo Fernandez Viloria/Reuters) On Saturday, the New York Times reported that senior White House and State Department officials were in Caracas engaging in conversations with the Maduro regime. The U.S. has not recognized the regime since dissolving diplomatic
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Demonstrators attend a rally in support of Ukraine in Prague, Czech Republic, February 24, 2022. (David W Cerny/Reuters) This history should inform the NATO debate over Ukraine’s urgent request for aircraft. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE U krainian president Volodymyr Zelensky said last week that if NATO will not establish a no-fly zone over his country, then
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UnionPay, a Chinese credit card company, displays on the exhibit hall floor during the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, Nev., October 24, 2017. (Steve Marcus/Reuters) Multiple Russian banks on Sunday announced plans to begin issuing cards using a Chinese card operator’s system with Russia’s Mir network after Visa and MasterCard pulled out of Russia.
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(AlexLinch/iStock/Getty Images) True feminism shouldn’t be blind to the pathologies that now beset young males. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A merican women seem to be of two minds about feminism. Opinion polling from Pew in 2020 shows that most women under 30 (68 percent) identify as feminists. Feminism tugs at our aspirations and summons our loyalties.
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1970—A three-judge district court, consisting of Seventh Circuit judge Otto Kerner Jr. and district judges John W. Reynolds and Myron L. Gordon, rules that a Wisconsin law, dating from 1858, that prohibits abortion before quickening violates the Ninth Amendment.   Never mind that the Ninth Amendment sets forth a mere rule of construction—“The enumeration in the
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(Wikimedia Commons) Remember when former Virginia governor Ralph Northam blessed the right of a mother and her doctor to “have a conversation” and decide to neglect a newborn survivor of abortion to death? Well, now, a Maryland bill would effectively decriminalize Northam’s immoral proposal without regard to abortion. First, it reiterates current law that deprives
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Glenn Youngkin speaks during his election-night party in Chantilly, Va., November 3, 2021. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters) Charlottesville, Va. — In a keynote address last night at the Federalist Society’s annual student symposium, hosted this year at the University of Virginia, Republican governor Glenn Youngkin focused his remarks on the value and importance of federalism and state
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German Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck addresses a news conference in Duesseldorf, Germany, February 22, 2022. (Roberto Pfeil/Pool via Reuters) To classify Germany’s Greens as climate-change “deniers” would, I reckon, be difficult, so the party’s reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been telling. Rather than, as the Wall Street Journal put it,
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki. Right: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (Kevin Lamarque, Greg Nash/Pool/Reuters) White House press secretary Jen Psaki said calling for the assassination of Vladimir Putin is “not the position of the United States government” on Friday after Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) suggested someone close to the Russian president should “take
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U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Dan does his characteristically stellar job explaining today’s Supreme Court ruling that reinstates the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The Court also decided today a case at the crossroads of two bodies of law that rub our libertarian streak the wrong way —
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In response to Why Lindsey Graham Should Not Call for Putin’s Assassination Muppet News Flash: Lindsey Graham once again leaps into the arms of jackassery. But you know, Jack, I may be a Cold War nostalgist, but I think I’d rather we had a government that did nefarious deeds and didn’t talk about them than
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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, January 26, 2022. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) In his recent book, Ed Yardeni clears up confusion — and ideologues’ deceptions — about corporate profits. In Praise of Profits!, by Edward Yardeni (YRI Press, 234 pp., $15.99) NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F or
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Jesse Singal has a great Twitter thread debunking the junk “science” used by transgender activists to justify the unjustifiable in children’s health care. 1/ Jack Turban ran a correlational study on a known-to-be-broken self-report dataset. He found no statistically significant correlation between youths’ access to hormones and the most important suicidality indicators — ideation with
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Ilya Shapiro speaks about constitutional law in 2014. (The Cato Institute/via YouTube) Ilya Shapiro, still under suspension from his position at Georgetown Law because of the campus cancel-culture mob there, went to speak at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law on Tuesday. He was prevented from speaking by a screeching, anti-speech mob
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Students protest an appearance by Ilya Shapiro at US Hastings College of Law. (via Instagram.com/ushastingsblsa) ‘Remove him off the f***ing campus!’ one student demanded at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society at UC Hastings College of Law. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE G eorgetown Law’s cancellation campaign against Ilya Shapiro has gone national. The libertarian-conservative constitutional law
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(Kuzma/iStock/Getty Images Plus) A Texas judge granted a limited temporary restraining order on Wednesday stopping the state’s child protective services agency from investigating the parents of a 16-year-old transgender teen for alleged child abuse. In response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal, Travis County District Court Judge Amy
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