POLITICS & POLICY

Feminism is a social and political movement. It is not an academic discipline on par with, say, mathematics, economics, business administration, engineering or physics. Gender studies, feminism’s academic wing, does not constitute an appropriate subject for an academic degree. At best it is a subset of a complex of ideas, issues, and events properly canvassed
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House Speaker House Nancy Pelosi speaks during a media briefing ahead of the House vote authorizing an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, October 31, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) The House of Representatives voted largely along party lines Thursday to pass a non-binding resolution aimed at limiting President Trump’s war powers against Iran. In a vote of
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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives for her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Her leverage play turns out to have been an embarrassing mistake. We are in the midst of an imaginary impeachment standoff between House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate leader
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Some of the Democratic candidates for president support studying reparations to blacks to compensate for slavery. But in many ways, America has made reparations to blacks. What are race-based preferences if not a form of compensation for historical wrongs? Many cities have “set-aside” programs that award government contracts to minority contractors. President Lyndon Johnson pushed
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2019. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) seemed to confirm that the Republican majority was ready to advance with impeachment, saying Wednesday that “there will be no haggling with the House over Senate procedure.” “We
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Congressional hearings were created to educate lawmakers so they have knowledge before they pass bills or impeach a president. Not today. Today, hardly any education happens. During the President Trump impeachment “testimony,” legislators tried to score points. At least five times, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., shut down criticism by shouting, “Gentleman is not recognized!” I
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Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah) (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) A classified briefing on the intelligence behind Qasem Soleimani’s killing caused Senate Republicans Mike Lee and Ron Paul to excoriate the assessment, while Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio praised the intel. Lee called the meeting “probably the worst briefing I’ve seen, at least on a military issues, in
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On Tuesday, Iran suddenly attacked Iraqi military bases housing American servicemen. The attacks were, Iranian officials said on Twitter, a response to America’s hit on Terror General Qassem Soleimani. President Trump’s measured response to the attacks proves once again that it’s a blessing for America and for the rest of the world that he is
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A WeWork logo in San Francisco, Cali., September 30, 2019 (Kate Munsch/Reuters) The spectacular fall of the office-space company shows the wisdom of public markets. The year 2019 will be remembered for a lot of things in the world of markets: a robust performance for risky assets; a substantial rally in bonds; declining trade fears
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A Marine with Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command 19.2, stands post during the reinforcement of the Baghdad embassy compound in Baghad, Iraq, Jan. 4, 2020. (Sergeant Kyle C. Talbot/USMC) In response to Re: Soleimani Was a Political Killing  Rich Lowry writes: “Iranian-supported forces have been killing
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After President Donald Trump killed Iran Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike Friday, liberals suggested the president’s decision was based on — drumroll, please — racism. “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism,” NFL quarterback turned liberal commentator Colin Kaepernick tweeted.
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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to the media on Capitol Hill, June 18, 2019. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Senator Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) said Tuesday that Democrats will force votes on their desired witnesses at the outset of the impeachment trial against President Trump, even as it seems Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.)
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My very first anti-euthanasia column, published in Newsweek, warned that societal acceptance of assisted suicide/euthanasia would eventually include organ harvesting “as a plum to society.” I was called an alarmist and a fear-monger, but alas, I was right. In Belgium and the Netherlands, mentally ill and disabled people are killed in hospitals at their request,
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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during a town hall event in Davenport, Iowa, U.S. January 5, 2020. (Daniel Acker/Reuters) Struggling to reclaim momentum, the progressive presidential candidate makes a bizarre claim in Iowa. Manchester, Iowa — Each Democratic presidential candidate has a different argument for why he or she is the candidate
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Former vice president Joe Biden speaks during a meeting in New Hampton, Iowa, December 5, 2019. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) The former vice president says Trump needs congressional authorization for ‘any further action against Iran.’ Des Moines—While campaigning in Iowa on Saturday night, former vice president Joe Biden criticized President Trump’s decision to kill Iranian Quds Force
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press briefing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., January 17, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Enough is enough: It’s long past time for Congress to reclaim its constitutional war-making power. Nancy Pelosi complains that the Trump administration’s decision to assassinate Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani was “provocative and disproportionate” and that
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Tattoos are not new. What is new is their ubiquity and extent of body coverage. They meet the eye with livid starkness everywhere one looks, turning the atmosphere and the culture positively fluorescent. What was once a niche market has expanded exponentially. Practically everyone of a certain age group, say, late teens to early fifties,
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A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., December 3, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) The stock market fell over fears of unrest following a U.S. strike that killed Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani Thursday, but defense-contractor shares surged as speculation regarding possible conflict
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Judge Vaughn Walker 2010—Eager to broadcast his show trial against Proposition 8 and traditional marriage, Chief Judge Vaughn Walker undertakes his third inept and illegal effort—all within the space of two weeks—to amend the local rule that bars televising of trial proceedings. Days after setting a ridiculously short period for public comment on a “proposed”
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