POLITICS & POLICY

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., November 30, 2018. (Jim Young/Reuters) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday at age 87 from complications related to metastatic pancreatic cancer, the Court announced. “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” said Chief Justice John Roberts.
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President Trump boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., September 18, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) President Trump and Vice President Pence criticized the CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a Friday phone call following the group’s endorsement about two dozen House Democrats, Axios reported. The lobbying group drew criticism from donors and members
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After Robin Williams hanged himself in 2014, the media speculated that financial troubles or depression related to drug or alcohol use might have been the cause. Without discussing those topics, Williams’s widow, Susan Schneider Williams, is eager to set the record straight and does so in Robin’s Wish, a … Read More
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Sen. Josh Hawley during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 11, 2019 (Erin Scott/Reuters) In a letter to Attorney General William Barr today, Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) asks that the Department of Justice begin filing suits in federal court to bring lawsuits against states and localities that are
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Writing in The Atlantic recently, the sober-minded commentator Shadi Hamid says, “I struggle to imagine how, beyond utter shock, millions of Democrats will process a Trump victory.” For Democrats, having failed to cope with the 2016 election, and believing the polls that show a solid Joe Biden lead, another … Read More
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(Pixabay) Many in Generation Z think it’s an outdated relic A 2019 study by the Pew Research Center compared generational views on key social and political issues, focusing on the similarities between Millennials and Generation Z. The topics probed include race relations, diversity, climate change, capitalism, socialism, and the role of government. This last item,
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Cuties (Netflix/via IMDb) Representative Jim Banks (R., Ind.) requested that Attorney General William Barr prosecute streaming service Netflix for “child pornography,” in a letter signed by 33 House Republican colleagues and shared with National Review. Banks’s letter follows Netflix’s debut of the film Cuties, which depicts a group of eleven-year-old girls who join a dance
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President Trump speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 15, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Media partisans believe that destroying Trump justifies any biased means necessary. In 2017, the liberal Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University found that 93 percent of CNN’s coverage of the Trump administration was
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On this date 233 years ago—September 17, 1787—the Constitution was signed by its authors, and began its challenging journey toward ratification. We are very fortunate that it succeeded on that journey. Our country has not only benefited from the wisdom underlying that document but has also been shaped by its forms and contours. We Americans
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An illustration of the Constitution against the backdrop of an American flag (smartstock/Getty Images) Two black leaders are launching “1776 Unites,” a new high school curriculum that aims to combat victimhood culture in American society by telling the stories of black Americans who have prospered by embracing America’s founding ideals. Civil rights veteran Bob Woodson and Ian
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Senator Susan Collins (R., Maine), speaks during a committee hearing in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2020. (Al Drago/Reuters) Senator Susan Collins (R., Me.) is trailing by 12 points in her reelection campaign, according to a Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday. Collins, a moderate Republican, faces a significant challenge from her opponent Sara Gideon, a Democrat
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President Trump and CDC Director Robert Redfield answer questions during a White House press briefing in Washington, D.C., April 22, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) In today’s Morning Jolt, I noted this exchange between Donald Trump and George Stephanopolous at a town-hall meeting event last night, about the effectiveness of wearing masks to prevent the spread of
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is interviewed by Reuters in Los Angeles, Calif., June 24, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Tuesday that protesters calling for the death of two deputies who are being treated after being ambushed by a gunman represent a “new low” for the nation and “something
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At some point in the next 30 years, global temperatures are expected to rise 1.5°C above their pre-industrial levels, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. If we doubled the average fuel efficiency of all the cars on the planet, decreased the amount of global automotive travel by one half, … Read More
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Detainees at the Otay Mesa immigration detention center in San Diego, Calif., in 2018. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) It’s the hot, election-season, too-good-to-check claim of the day: that ICE is sending women detained for immigration violations for “mass hysterectomies.” The Intercept, a left-wing gadfly publication, has pushed the story into the media. Gizmodo Australia, not going much
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Today is the publication date of The Essential Scalia: On the Constitution, the Courts, and the Rule of Law, co-edited by Sixth Circuit judge Jeffrey S. Sutton and me. I’m pleased to see that the volume has already been hailed by an early reviewer, Harvard law professor Jack Goldsmith, as “an extraordinary collection of Justice
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Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary speaks during a news conference with Mayor Lovely Warren regarding the protests over the death of Daniel Prude on March 23 in Rochester, N.Y., September 6, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Rochester, N.Y. mayor Lovely Warren fired the city’s police chief Monday and called for a federal civil rights investigation into the
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. (Tami Chappell/Reuters) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appears to be moving forward with critical race theory trainings for employees despite an executive order from President Trump ordering federal agencies to end such taxpayer-funded training programs. Trump issued an executive order earlier this month requiring
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Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl speak during a news conference in Arlington, Va., November 1, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) A Washington Post reporter could not resist the latest offering from infamous hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, credulously reporting that the FBI had raided Burkman’s home early Monday — only to learn hours later that the raid
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Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland in 2018. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters) The conditions that allow the Chinese delegation to run the table are structural. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Chinese party-state is engaged in a years-long campaign to wipe out ethnic minority identities within its borders, to do away with the
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