POLITICS & POLICY

Abortion supporters and pro-life advocates demonstrate on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, Washington, D.C., January 24, 2011. (Jim Young/Reuters) Last week, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission released abortion data for 2018 and 2019. The new data should concern pro-lifers, as they indicate that the incidence of abortion
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Lisa Montgomery, a federal prison inmate at the Federal Medical Center Fort Worth in an undated photograph. (Attorneys for Lisa Montgomery via Reuters) Lisa Montgomery’s first experiences of sexual abuse occurred indirectly when she was three years old. She would lie in bed at night beside her beloved half-sister Diane, close enough to touch, while
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President Donald Trump speaks amid the coronavirus pandemic, as he addresses a news conference while Vice President Mike Pence listens, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 5, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump on Tuesday falsely declared that Vice President Mike Pence “has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors,”
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Signs of China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom are seen during the China International Import Expo (CIIE) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China, November 5, 2018. (Aly Song/Reuters) The New York Stock Exchange has reversed a decision to delist China’s top three telecommunications companies, following consultations with U.S. regulatory authorities.
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Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock appear together at a campaign rally ahead of Senate runoff elections, Augusta, Ga., January 4, 2021. (Mike Segar/Reuters) For over four decades, the Hyde amendment, which bans federal Medicaid funding of elective abortion, has been attached to every relevant spending bill. The measure is estimated to
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Democrat Jon Ossoff addresses his supporters after his defeat in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 20, 2017. (Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters) Over at the Washington Examiner, Tim Carney has an excellent article on how Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is relying heavily on donors from outside Georgia to finance his campaign.
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/Reuters) Senator Tom Cotton, a possible 2024 presidential hopeful, announced late Sunday that he will oppose Republican efforts to overturn the Electoral College vote in the Senate on Wednesday, saying it would set an “unwise
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Students walk past Princeton University’s Nassau Hall in Princeton, N.J. (Dominick Reuter/Reuters) Those voices are still being stifled, even if the disinvitation craze is abating. Has the college-speaker-disinvitation craze ended? Some would have you believe so. The Niskanen Center proclaimed that “the campus free speech crisis” ended in 2018. In 2019, Commentary magazine optimistically argued
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass the $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill, December 30, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Nancy Pelosi won reelection as Speaker of the House Sunday afternoon. House members voted to reelect Pelosi in a 216-208 party
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks about the coronavirus relief legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2020. (Graeme Jennings/Reuters) The new session of Congress begins on Sunday, and the House will vote on whether to reelect Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker, a vote that leaves little room for error given Democrats’ razor-thin majority. The
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(rarrarorro/Getty Images) 2021’s first full week brings a new Congress, a pair of consequential Senate runoffs, and the electoral-vote count in Washington. With a new Congress convening, two runoff elections in Georgia that will determine party control of the U.S. Senate, and the presidential election’s electoral-vote count in Washington, the first week of 2021 is
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Senate Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to the media following a debate where he appeared on stage next to an empty podium after Republican Sen. David Perdue declined to participate in Atlanta, Ga., December 6, 2020. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters) Jon Ossoff has billed himself as a hard-hitting “investigative journalist,” orchestrating exposés on “corruption, organized crime, and
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Production line at the Dongfeng Honda factory in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, April 8, 2020. (Aly Song/Reuters) Western companies and governments must prepare themselves for the fallout. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has re-awoken to a profound truth: Rich, secure capitalists are the natural enemies of authoritarian regimes. In a hybrid autocratic-capitalist model, capitalism is
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Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris speaks at the 2020 vice presidential campaign debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 7, 2020. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Few of us will look back at 2020 with any sense of nostalgia. If we could memory-hole the entire affair, we would. But in this most historic of eras –
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Founder and CEO of Free To Choose Network, Bob Chitester (right), with friend and colleague Tom Skinner. (Tom Skinner/Wikimedia Commons) Bob Chitester, the executive producer of Free to Choose, looks back. Imet Bob Chitester 25 years ago like countless others did — with a call out of nowhere from an infectiously upbeat man from Erie,
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar at the Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas, Nev., February 19, 2020. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Senator Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) said Wednesday that Josh Hawley’s (R., Mo.) plan to object to the certification of Electoral College votes amounted to a “coup attempt.” Hawley said in a Wednesday statement that he could not “vote
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(Kyla Branch/Wikimedia Commons) In no other health circumstance would such brutality toward the afflicted be tolerated. On Tuesday evening, Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s (R., La.) family announced that he passed away at the age of 41 due to complications from COVID-19. He left behind a young family, including two small children, as well as a vast
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., December 30, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said in a floor speech on Wednesday that Democrats’ attempts to pass a standalone bill to disburse $2,000 stimulus checks has “no realistic chance” of passage. McConnell is planning to organize
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Luke Letlow campaigning for Congress (Screengrab via YouTube) Luke Letlow, a congressman-elect from Louisiana’s fifth district, passed away yesterday at the age of 41. He leaves behind a wife and two young children. Sadly, the ghouls among us are already trying to use this tragedy to smear Letlow in the name of their political religion.
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