POLITICS & POLICY

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer addresses a news conference about the coronavirus response on Capitol Hill, May 5, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that Democrats can pass two more pieces of legislation via budget reconciliation procedures, bypassing a potential filibuster by Republicans. The ruling allows Democrats to pass two bills with a
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Janet Yellen, then chairman of the Federal Reserve, holds a news conference in Washington on December 13, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) Charlie, I second your point about the nightmare of inescapable progressivism, but I also have a question for Janet Yellen on taxes: What race to the bottom? When I look at the list
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Voters in Sutton, N.H., on Election Day in 2016 (Ryan McBride/AFP via Getty Images) In 2005, Republicans in Georgia’s state legislature enacted no-excuse absentee voting under state law, in the face of objections from Georgia’s Democrats, who contended voting by that method would “open the door wide to opportunities for voter fraud.” Until the new
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A Tesla charging station in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., in 2018. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Democrats love nothing more than railing against policies they themselves created. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE H ere is a tragicomedy in three parts: Politicians enact tax credit that benefits Corporation X. Corporation X accepts tax credit. Politicians are scandalized by Corporation X’s tax
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Joggers run at the Volkspark Friedrichshain in Berlin, Germany, March 2, 2021. (Annegret Hilse/Reuters) The amount of weight Americans have gained on lockdown is worrying. It’s time to get back outside. More than a year after the coronavirus came to the United States, and governments across the world instituted measures ostensibly to limit its spread,
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Senator Ted Cruz speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., January 21, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/Reuters) Republican lawmakers, including Senators Ted Cruz (Texas) and Mike Lee (Utah) have called for an end to Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption after the league announced it would pull the 2021 All-Star Game
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer holds his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol, December 17, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate will “move forward” with legalizing marijuana with or without the support of President Biden, according to a new report. In an interview with Politico this week, Schumer, who
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred addresses representatives from the grapefruit league in West Palm Beach, 2019. (Steve Mitchell / USA Today Sports via Reuters) Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, has managed to get to the left of Stacey Abrams on Georgia’s election law. Even Abrams, who still claims she is the rightful governor
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Marriage wedding rings 2008—Some nine months after his nomination to the Fourth Circuit, federal district judge Robert J. Conrad has still not been afforded a confirmation hearing, even though he received the ABA judicial-evaluations committee’s unanimous highest rating of “well qualified” and enjoys the strong support of both home-state senators. Trying to defend his obstruction
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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris deliver remarks during a stop at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., March 19, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) On this week’s second installment of The Editors, Rich, Charlie, and Maddy discuss Biden’s enormous infrastructure bill, the allegations coming out against Matt Gaetz, and more bullying over Georgia’s voting law
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Iowa has abolished its permitting process for concealed carriers, becoming the 19th state to do so. Per the Des Moines Register: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a law allowing people to buy and carry handguns in Iowa without a permit, fulfilling a longtime goal of gun rights advocates. The law, which advocates call “constitutional
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How eager are the politicians running Vermont to prove they’re good antiracists? So eager that they have decided to make the COVID vaccine available to minority groups first. Hans Bader explains in this Liberty Unyielding post that Vermont’s action is flabbergastingly unconstitutional. Why do “progressive” politicians do things that are flagrantly illegal and will lead
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President Joe Biden and his son Hunter (holding his son, Beau) prepare to board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, March 26, 2021. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Hunter Biden acknowledged recently that a laptop left at a Delaware computer-repair shop in 2019 filled with compromising information “absolutely” could be his. “I really don’t know
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to another Senator speak after the Republican lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 23, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) indicated that congressional Republicans would not support the Biden administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, in comments to reporters on Thursday. “That package that
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Jon Ossoff, one of Georgia’s new Democratic senators, says he opposes the proposal to move Major League Baseball’s All Star Game out of Georgia. (Ben Gray/Pool via Reuters) President Biden said Wednesday in an ESPN interview that he would “strongly support” Major League Baseball’s moving the All-Star Game out of Georgia to protest the state’s
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds the daily press briefing at the White House, March 30, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Fox News’s Peter Doocy and White House press secretary Jen Psaki sparred over a question from Doocy on border security this afternoon. Doocy: On immigration, has the White House considered beefing up border security now that
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Judge Stephen Reinhardt 2008—Wisconsin voters, presented the opportunity to alter what one commentator aptly called the “4-3 liberal majority [that had become] the nation’s premier trailblazer in overturning its own precedents and abandoning deference to the legislature’s policy choices,” defeat associate justice Louis B. Butler Jr.’s bid to remain on the court and elect Michael
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President Joe Biden speaks about his $2 trillion infrastructure plan at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 31, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Making the pitch for his infrastructure and tax hike plan on Wednesday, President Biden said: “I start with one rule: No one. I’ll say it again: No one making under $400,000 will
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President Joe Biden speaks about his $2 trillion infrastructure plan at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 31, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Today in Pittsburgh, Joe Biden announced his plan for more than $2 trillion in spending on infrastructure and an oversized grab bag of other priorities, including housing, manufacturing, elder care, and even
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