It’s been years since our operating philosophy was “it’s the economy, stupid,” but perhaps it’s time to return to it. Economic growth spiked upward in a quarter usually known for its retreats, hitting an annualized rate of 3.2% growth in Q1. That’s a full point above 2018Q4’s disappointing 2.2% growth rate: Real gross domestic product
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The Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) flutters during a protest the day after a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 2, 2017. (Enrique Calvo/Reuters) The term is too evocative, and its connotations too various, to function as shorthand for political ideas that need to be unambiguous. Israel figures prominently in the latest segment of the
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Justice Sonia Sotomayor 2009—In a terribly muddled speech to the ACLU of Puerto Rico, Second Circuit judge Sonia Sotomayor offers a blanket defense of freewheeling resort to foreign and international legal materials in determining the meaning of American constitutional provisions. Nominated a month later to the Supreme Court by President Obama, Sotomayor at her confirmation
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Joe Biden delivers remarks at the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Del., March 16, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Making the click-through worthwhile: Asking whether Joe Biden begins his 2020 campaign in a position comparable to Jeb Bush or a different unsuccessful presidential candidate, the long-dispelled arguments about the NRA convention that rise like zombies each
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Former Vice President Joe Biden talks to the media in Washington, D.C., April 5, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Anita Hill wants Joe Biden to apologize.  While he’s thinking about it, I hope he considers sending one to Justice Thomas, for what Thomas courageously described as “a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves,
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California congressional candidate Omar Navarro says Rep. Waters’ disorderly behavior is grounds for impeachment. #FoxandFriends #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and
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Two eminent public intellectuals — Jordan B. Peterson, the Canadian psychologist, and Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian philosopher — sold out the Sony Centre in Toronto with their debate “Happiness, Capitalism vs. Marxism.” What followed had little to do with happiness and less to do with capitalism and Marxism, … Read More
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I thought Joe Biden’s announcement video was interesting. Not for anything intrinsically of note in the content. The central theme was that “America is an idea,” one of the most thoughtless tropes in American life. In keeping with this, much of the rest of the brief video was clichéd, lowest-common-denominator American political rhetoric. But in
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2020 Democratic candidates use oppression to seem relatable to voters. #Tucker #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A
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Beto O’Rourke speaks with supporters in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, March 15, 2019. (Ben Brewer/Reuters) During a campaign event yesterday at the University of Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke cast his support for unlimited abortion rights in terms of protecting “women’s health,” claiming that Planned Parenthood — the nation’s largest abortion provider — saves lives.
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(Dejan Krsmanovic/Dreamstime) 2015—Federal district judge Jon S. Tigar denies the state of California’s request for a stay, pending appeal, of his preliminary injunction ordering the state (supposedly pursuant to the Eighth Amendment) to provide prisoner Jeffrey Norsworthy “sex reassignment surgery as promptly as possible.” Tigar agrees that the state’s appeal raises a serious legal question
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I’m not going to take the easy lay-up by running through his statements over the years expressing skepticism about vaccines. He did a good thing here. He should do more of it, writes Tiana Lowe: Most political adversaries ought to be reasoned and negotiated with. But vaccine opponents aren’t most political adversaries. They’re conspiracy theorists
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Vice President Mike Pence walks outside in Munich, Germany, February 16, 2019. (Michael Dalder/Reuters) Vice President Mike Pence on Friday condemned beleaguered FBI agent Peter Strzok and Justice Department lawyer Lisa Page for discussing the possibility of “infiltrating” his transition team in a series of text messages reviewed by Republican lawmakers. Pence is demanding further
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Republican Senator Ted Cruz speaks during his election night party in Houston, Texas, November 6, 2018. (Jonathan Bachman/Reuters) Indianapolis, Ind. — Texas senator Ted Cruz, having won a hard-fought reelection bid last year and out of the presidential campaigning world until at least 2024, relished the opportunity to poke some fun at the 2020 Democratic
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With so many people priced out of housing, wouldn’t local leaders want to stop the flow of new arrivals to get prices under control? #Tucker #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News
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Former Vice President Joe Biden announces his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination, April 25, 2019. (Biden Campaign Handout via Reuters) Incorporating nonpartisan national symbols into partisan endeavors — a presidential campaign, for instance — only deepens the nation’s division. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get
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