POLITICS & POLICY

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during an interview with Reuters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 27, 2021. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) on Wednesday suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin was emboldened to invade Ukraine by President Biden’s botched withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. “I think that precipitous withdrawal
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Stories where a group of hypersensitive “woke” students browbeat a timorous administration into punishing a professor who has somehow irritated them are now commonplace. Hardly ever do administrators say to the students, “Quit your griping and behave like adults.” That certainly didn’t happen at the University of Illinois-Chicago’s law school. A tenured professor is in
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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks during the largely virtual 2020 Republican National Convention broadcast from Washington, D.C., August 25, 2020. (Republican National Convention/Handout via Reuters) One year into his presidency, it seems like Joe Biden and the Democrats in Washington, D.C. have sent the country back in time to the late-1970s and early 80s, “when
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Rep Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill, July 15, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters) Delivering the progressive response to President Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday, “squad” member Representative Rashida Tlaib pitched a radical restructuring of America’s economy and institutions, including but not limited to: passing Build Back Better and
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Students board a school bus outside of Washington-Liberty High School in Arlington, Va., U.S., January 25, 2022. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Washington, D.C. public schools will continue to impose an indoor mask mandate for all students, staff, and visitors in defiance of updated CDC guidance relaxing masking recommendation for regions with low virus transmission, such as D.C.
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According to the New York Times, the European Union’s plan to exclude some large Russian banks from SWIFT will not target Sberbank or Gazprombank, Russia’s largest and third-largest banks, respectively. That’s a little like sanctioning U.S.-based social-media companies — but not Facebook and Twitter. There is a very strong and humane desire to make these
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) attends a press event on the first anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2022. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Whether she’ll face any real consequences for it is another question entirely. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE R epresentative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a freshman Republican from
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Then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva, Switzerland in 1985. (Denis Paquin/Reuters) A forgotten aspect of Ronald Reagan’s presidency: He wanted to abolish nuclear weapons. Advancing that cause was one of the main goals of his presidency. Reagan was an anti-nuclear activist from the beginning of the nuclear age: Long before he
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Kevin Lamarque, Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) spoke out on Monday after Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., Ga.) and Paul Gosar (R., Ariz.) appeared at a white-nationalist event over the weekend. After
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A Ukrainian service member at a check point in the city of Zhytomyr, Ukraine, February 27, 2022. (Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Reuters) Welcome back to “Forgotten Fact-Checks,” a weekly column produced by National Review’s News Desk. This week, we recap the media’s shortcomings in covering the war in Ukraine, HuffPost’s dramatic framing of the Texas governor’s recent directive
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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin holds a news conference after the U.S.-Russia summit with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters) The New York Times, back on February 5: “Over the past several years, Mr. Putin, Russia’s president, has restructured his country’s economy for the specific purpose of withstanding Western financial
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A child wearing a face mask arrives at school in New York City, January 5, 2022. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) ‘The science’ has suddenly changed, so kids can go unmasked. And war in Ukraine has distracted us. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D itching the Covid masks at school and starting 1950s-style air-raid drills wasn’t my idea of a
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New York Governor Kathy Hochul speaks during a news conference in New York, N.Y., December 14, 2021. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) New York Governor Kathy Hochul says she is dropping the statewide school-masking mandate as of Wednesday. Why Wednesday? Why not now? What might change between now and Wednesday? Who knows? The whole process continues to be
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Moscow, Russia, February 15, 2022. (Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Pool via Reuters) The week of February 21: the need to reconnect energy policy with geopolitical reality, antitrust, Ukraine, inflation, and much, much more. Before we dive into this week’s Capital Letter, a
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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, February 2022. (Marco Bello/Reuters) Far from ‘praising’ Russia’s strongman, the former secretary of state was warning that we underestimate him at our peril. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M ike Pompeo is a West Point grad who served in Bavaria as an
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Vice President Kamala Harris listens as U.S. Appeals Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson accepts President Joe Biden’s nomination to be a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 25, 2022. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Why conservatives should oppose President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J oe Biden has nominated
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Former Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (in Orlando, Fla., February 25, 2022. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., Friday evening, former Democratic congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard accused the modern progressive movement of hypocrisy for punishing dissent at home while standing up for
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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., Ga.) addresses a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 5, 2021. (Sarah Silbiger / Reuters) At the America First Political Action Conference, Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican congresswoman from Georgia, was the star speaker. The No. 2 star, probably, was the conference’s leader, Nick Fuentes. In the
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and her staff at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., February 25, 2022. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) Marjorie Taylor Greene (QAnon, Ga.) might be a preternatural dope, but that’s still doesn’t excuse her speaking at the junior varsity Ku Klux Klan jamboree this weekend. Greene pleaded ignorance, claiming she was
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A Laker Airways McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 airliner in flight, May 30, 1979. (Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Who said it? Someone sitting in a room with a pencil and piece of paper is not going to be able to figure out the proper airline rate any better than allowing the consumers and producers in a competitive marketplace
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Fairfax County school buses sit in a in Lorton, Va., July 22, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) After an onerous legal battle, a grassroots parents’ group has won its lawsuit against Fairfax County Public Schools that challenged the Virginia district’s equity admissions policy over its alleged racial discrimination against Asian-American students at one of the most competitive, elite
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U.S. Appeals Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson smiles as she accepts President Joe Biden’s nomination to be a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice at the White House in Washington, D.C., February 25, 2022. (Leah Millis/Reuters) They should show the nation that it is possible to oppose a nominee without trying to destroy her character. NRPLUS
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