POLITICS & POLICY

Universally, treason is regarded as a despicable “high crime.” In many countries, it is punishable by life imprisonment or execution and is likely to make a traitor a social pariah. Why, then, would anyone commit such a crime? This list suggests a few motives for such a deed. These accused, which includes some well-known individuals,
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Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis celebrates with his wife Casey at his election-night party in Tampa, Fla., November 8, 2022. (Marco Bello/Reuters) The blow-out victories by DeSantis, Rubio, and other Republicans confirm that the Sunshine State’s fading purple hue has all but disappeared. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F lorida’s transformation into a red state happened like
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Whether a leader is elected, appointed, or ascends to power through monarchical rule, they are expected to serve diligently and leave a legacy over time. They are envied, respected, and sometimes criticized in equal measure. While the time limit can vary depending on a country’s constitution or a region’s rule, we can all agree that
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Writing for AIER, Robert Wright explores “The Government Scientific Agency Oxymoron.” Wright’s key observation: “Government bureaucracies cannot ‘do’ science because their incentives are all wrong. Science flourishes only in a competitive environment.” Correct. Government can, however, subvert science. That’s an ugly history, from Lysenko to Fauci. Read the whole thing.
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Official Photo of Nikki Fried (State of Florida/Wikimedia Commons) Florida agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried compared Governor Ron DeSantis to Adolf Hitler during a Friday interview on the podcast The Florida Roundup. “Instead of listening and trying to govern with the people, he is trying to govern over the people, and, you know, that, I’m sorry,
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Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with then-president Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Prosecutors are needlessly risking acquittal by filing inappropriate charges. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T wo elements are indispensable to the crime of seditious conspiracy. First, there must be an agreement to use force, as
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Vice-President Kamala Harris speaks to American and French reporters during a press conference at the InterContinental Le Grande Hotel in Paris, France, November 12, 2021. (Sarahbeth Maney/Pool via Reuters) Vice President Harris, on the heels of her Today interview, addressed the nation about the administration’s Covid-19 strategy. The following is a rush transcript: My fellow Americans, Today is
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on voting rights during a speech on the grounds of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga., January 11, 2022. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday claimed President Biden was not comparing opponents of Democrats’ voting bill to racists and segregationists as “humans,” explaining
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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 17, 2021. (Didor Sadulloev/Reuters) Representative Jim Banks is worried that the White House is pulling its punches on new threats from Iran amid ongoing nuclear negotiations. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I t’s been two years since a U.S. strike took out General
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Shoppers exit a Target store during Black Friday sales in Brooklyn, New York, November 26, 2021. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) U.S. retail sales dropped at the fastest rate in ten months in December, indicting that surging inflation is stifling consumer activity, in another blow to the Biden administration’s economic legacy. Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food
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Students arrive for classes at the A.N. Pritzker elementary school in Chicago, Ill., January 12, 2022. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Last week, there were 5,462 fresh, pandemic-driven school closures across the country, according to the Burbio school opening tracker. So far this week, there have been 4,179. Where these closures are occurring — Milwaukee, Newark, Atlanta, and
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Democratic congressman Jamaal Bowman of New York calls Arizona Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema a “traitor” to “our democracy” for refusing to vote to override the Senate’s 60-vote threshold for legislation: Hero: a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Traitor: a person who betrays a friend, country, principle, etc.
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President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony to sign the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act”, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 15, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Over at The Bulwark, Charlie Sykes wishes President Biden would have not one, not two not three, but four separate “Sister Souljah” moments, rebuking
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to reporters about the 2020 presidential election results during a news conference at the U.S.Capitol in Washington, D.C., November 12, 2020. (Hannah McKay/Reuters) House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday he will not voluntarily offer testimony to the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol riot after
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill, April 11, 2018. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Senator Josh Hawley published a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg today in response to revelations that Instagram — which is owned and operated by
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President Joe Biden speaks about the country’s fight against Covid at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 21, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) There are certain elementary rules of political strategy. One of those rules ought to be obvious, yet it somehow increasingly eludes many people in American politics today. Every political party or movement contains
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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), flanked by Senators’ Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) and Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), faces reporters following the Senate Democrats weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol, November 2, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Today’s Politico Playbook contains a hilarious note about the two “democracy experts” the Senate Democrats invited to their
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Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (Campaign image via Facebook) Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick won the special election to succeed the late Representative Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) in Florida’s 20th congressional district on Tuesday, according to a projection by the Associated Press. Cherfilus-McCormick, a progressive Democrat who campaigned on sending Americans a monthly $1,000 check, defeated Republican Jason Mariner, Libertarian
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