POLITICS & POLICY

Years from now, history will note a major event that occurred in 2016. An event that significantly altered the course of the country and the world. At the time, the U.S. was in, what turned out to be, the last year of a 10-year economic slump. It was, in fact, the only 10-year period in
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President Trump talks to reporters at the White House, March 20, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) When a Republican benefits, it’s treason; when Democrats are in charge, the intelligence agencies serve their candidates. Here’s the main question that arises from Media-Democrat shrieking over President Trump’s twaddle about taking campaign-related information from foreign powers: Is it just silly
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(Shutterstock) 1964—In Reynolds v. Sims, the Supreme Court rules, by an 8-1 vote, that the apportionment of seats in both houses of the Alabama legislature violates the Equal Protection Clause. In his majority opinion for six justices, Chief Justice Warren rambles his way to the conclusion that the Equal Protection Clause “requires that a State
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Earlier this week, President Trump nominated district-judge Halil Suleyman Ozerden to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. When Ozerden was discussed as a nominee last year, some conservatives (including Carrie Severino, writing in NRO) expressed concern. Eliana Johnson and Marianne Levine report for Politico (and I can confirm) that the concern has extended into the
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One sometimes hears of politicians enjoying a “honeymoon” period in the early days after taking office. During these honeymoons, political differences are for the moment put aside so the newly installed officeholder can put his administration in place unperturbed by petty squabbles. In Chicago, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot was elected in April and sworn in
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs from the White House in Washington, D.C., March 8, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The ability of social media to allow anyone and everyone to “participate” in a political event incentivizes the audience to grant the event’s reality. Have you ever thought about the fact that people use
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This week we learned from a brave whistleblower that Pinterest, a site known primarily for recipes and home decorating ideas, is blocking content from websites that their Orwellian-monikered Trust and Safety team in San Francisco find offensive—by dishonestly labeling them as po*n sites. PJ Media is one of several conservative sites being blocked by the
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s comments on the pro-life cause and its advocates are illustrative of the left’s increasing extremism, militancy and disturbingly intolerant and authoritarian mindset. Someone asked Gillibrand if having a litmus test for judicial nominees would threaten judicial independence, as she has promised to only appoint justices who would affirm the Supreme Court case
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(Erin Schaff/Reuters) Last weekend, the New York Times ran a story about “Building the Bench,” an initiative led by liberal dark-money groups preparing a secret list of judges in case a Democrat wins in 2020, and in turn the opportunity to pack the federal courts with progressive judges in a post-Trump Era. Their goal is to
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You might have seen this headline the last 24 hours or so: “Trump administration to send migrant children to Army base once used as Japanese internment camp” That sounds terrible. Then, you read the story, and you find this: The Health and Human Services Department (HHS), which operates the Office of Refugee Resettlement, said it was
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Attorney General William Barr testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, May 1, 2019. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted largely along party lines Wednesday afternoon to hold Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in contempt over their refusal to comply with lawmakers’ subpoena-backed demands for documents
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The great economist Martin Feldstein died yesterday, at the age of 79. The Washington Post offers the highlights of his extraordinary career. Well before becoming something of a political figure as a Reagan adviser and chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, he was an innovator in a number of fields as a
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To anyone focused on real-world events and relationships, America is obviously the most tolerant and inclusive society that has ever existed. If you are looking for irrefutable evidence, watch an hour of TV commercials created by major U.S. companies. Racially integrated couples, gay couples and families, multi-racial professionals and creators are featured on virtually every
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Soon, some of you will try to make “better babies.” Already, people pay labs to examine embryos so they can pick ones with DNA they like. Some screen for gender or eye color. Some screen out certain diseases. So far, they’ve been limited to selecting genes that exist in the parents. They haven’t designed genes.
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Comedian Bill Maher (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) Bill Maher recently did the country a service by illustrating, in a way few other pundits have, the simple horror of abortion — what it does, and what becomes of its victims. Years from now, when abortion is outlawed and our culture has stopped glorifying the killing of the unborn,
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On Monday June 3, the Canadian federal government released a report on the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, which concluded that an ongoing “genocide” is taking place against “thousands of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual) people”. The report, which garnered worldwide media
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Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen speaks at a protest against anti-abortion legislation at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., May 21, 2019. (James Lawler Duggan/Reuters) As CEOs back abortion on demand, progressives are prepared to use corporate influence to enforce their twisted morality. In the wake of outrage over abortion restrictions, corporations can be
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The earnest improvers at the College Board, which administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), should ponder Abraham Maslow’s law of the instrument. In 1966, Maslow, a psychologist, said essentially this: If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. The College Board wants to solve … Read More
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President Bill Clinton speaks to the nation following his acquittal by the U.S. Senate on impeachment charges, February 12, 1999. (Blake Sell/Reuters) The anti-Clinton case then was stronger than the anti-Trump case is now. There’s been a cottage industry in accusing Republicans of impeachment hypocrisy. They happily impeached Bill Clinton and now vociferously oppose the
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Signs at the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., in 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll on abortion has data that both pro-lifers and pro-choicers can take hope from. That’s because, as always, the public is ambivalent or incoherent, depending on how charitably you want to view it. Forty-seven percent of
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(Shutterstock) 2008—With opinions about to be issued concerning the en banc petition in Ricci v. DeStefano, Second Circuit judge Sonia Sotomayor and her panel colleagues—fellow Clinton appointees Rosemary Pooler and Robert Sack—evidently realize that they have failed in their bid to bury the claims by 19 white firefighters and one Hispanic firefighter that New Haven
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