POLITICS & POLICY

The mayhem at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 (Shannon Stapleton / Reuters) There is a fair amount of confusion on the question of federal agents or others “instigating” January 6. To start with, there is a difference between the legal defense of entrapment and the fundamentally political question of who instigated political violence. Entrapment
0 Comments
Kathryn Lopez speaks ahead of arguments in the Mississippi abortion rights case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, in Washington, D.C., December 1, 2021. (Anthony Bolognese, Capitol Hill Photo) In response to Bereavement and Parental Leave after Abortion Please do let any woman grieving her abortion know about abortionchangesyou.com; or postabortionhelp.org; or Hope & Healing with the
0 Comments
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy during a speech in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Politico: Yet even as the president sought to project calm, he conceded there was widespread confusion among Americans about the virus’s spread. And
0 Comments
(kasto80/iStock/Getty Images) As we enter the third year of the pandemic, university administrators everywhere seem to be in a competition for the most outlandishly restrictive, un-scientific, and often downright cruel coronavirus policies. Most were already requiring masks, vaccines, and boosters, of course. But in the midst of the (remarkably non-deadly) Omicron surge, recent weeks have
0 Comments
School bus drivers lead a caravan through the downtown to demand that legislators provide more funding for COVID-19 re-opening procedures in Los Angeles, Calif., August 13, 2020. (Mike Blake/Reuters) In response to $4.5 Trillion in Covid Relief and People Still Can’t Find Covid Tests Not only that, David, but schools claim they don’t have the
0 Comments
Supporters of Planned Parenthood rally outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Detroit, February 11, 2017. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters) City councils in Portland, Ore., and Boston have recently launched new policies permitting city employees to take paid leave after having an abortion. In Boston, the city council amended its paid parental leave policy to include employees suffering
0 Comments
In case you missed it, my colleague Caroline Downey had a chilling report about what’s allegedly been going on at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. In the report, a former female inmate confirms what a former corrections officer already told National Review — that male offenders have been put in the women’s facility after
0 Comments
Peng Shuai plays in the Australian Open on January 21, 2021. (Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters) The Yale Daily News granted anonymity to a Chinese student who published a column on Peng Shuai’s disappearance by the Chinese Communist Party. The student paper’s editors explained why they published the piece that way: Editor’s Note: The News has
0 Comments
(Dado Ruvic/Reuters) Twitter’s decision last week to permanently suspend Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account calls attention to the company’s permissive attitude toward accounts operated by foreign authoritarian regimes. Whether or not Twitter was right to ban Greene for violating its Covid misinformation policy, the social-media platform has turned a blind eye to brazen, disgraceful anti-vaccine
0 Comments
(KatarzynaBialasiewicz/Getty Images) As Wesley Smith noted on the Corner yesterday, the New York Times has a grim report on prenatal testing, which found that tests for rare genetic disorders before birth apparently return false positives as much as 90 percent of the time. From the Times piece: In just over a decade, [prenatal] tests have gone from
0 Comments
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) questions Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire during his testimony before a House Intelligence Committee hearing on the handling of the whistleblower complaint in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 26, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) As he announced in early December, Representative
0 Comments
White House Chief Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci gives his opening statement before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on “Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response” on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., November 4, 2021. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters) During an interview with Politifact in May 2021, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
0 Comments
A new year is upon us, and with it the new Winter 2022 issue of National Affairs. Among the offerings this time: Rick Hess on what the pandemic should teach us about education Ryan Streeter on the actual case for dynamism in American life Abby McCloskey on the future of family policy Chris Pope on
0 Comments
Pro-life activist Terrisa Bukovinac outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., December 10, 2021. (Sarah Silbiger/Reuters) Terrisa Bukovinac knows what it is to feel like a black sheep. As a secular person with progressive politics, it took her a long time to feel comfortable advocating on behalf of the pro-life movement. While activists on both
0 Comments
Jillian Golder, an employee of Oro Valley Hospital, has her temperature checked before receiving an antibody test for the coronavirus at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., July 10, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Reuters) Orwell’s line from Animal Farm comes to mind when you read about the way New York health officials are allocating resources. If you’re
0 Comments
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference for the latest Covid update in the Downing Street briefing room in London, England, December 8, 2021. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via Reuters) Britain’s struggling PM is uniquely suited to lead his country’s anti-woke movement — and recover his standing in the process. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S eventeen
0 Comments
Statue of economist Adam Smith in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2008. (David Moir/Reuters) By “liberals” I mean classical liberals — those who believe that liberty works best and that people ought to be as free as possible from the control of government. Liberalism is in retreat all around the globe. That’s the argument of Northwestern University
0 Comments
Chief Justice John Roberts on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 9, 2017 (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Chief Justice John Roberts affirmed the independence of the judiciary from “inappropriate political influence” ahead of the Supreme Court’s review of major cases on the 2022 docket.In a report released Friday, Roberts recounted the political drama of the last
0 Comments