POLITICS & POLICY

Florida governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport in Pensacola, Fla., October 23, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) The latest skirmish in the blue media vs. red state wars started when Florida governor Ron DeSantis had the temerity to suggest that vaccination against COVID-19 should be a personal choice. As I wrote
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Today on The Editors, Rich, Charlie, Alexandra, and MBD discuss the uproar over the Texas heartbeat bill, the ridiculous commentary on Ivermectin, and Joe Manchin’s latest play. Listen below, or follow this show on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or Spotify. Your browser does not support the HTML5 Audio element.
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Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions 2019 legislative conference in Washington, D.C., April 10, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) The Democratic gubernatorial nominee is portraying himself as an advocate of the status quo in Virginia, but he’s backing an extreme amendment that would enshrine a right to abortion. Richmond, Va.
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A shopper passes a social-distancing sign at Coastal Grand Mall on Black Friday in Myrtle Beach, S.C., November 27, 2020. (Micah Green/Reuters) On the menu today: a long look at the government’s contradictory and sometimes nonsensical rules, laws, and policies in place to stem the spread of COVID-19, as President Biden — who promised to
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President Joe Biden (right) meets with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the Oval Office at the White House, September 1, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst
/Reuters) They discussed a Russian pipeline, Javelin missiles, and an innovative argument for Ukrainian membership in NATO. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he hasty Afghanistan withdrawal, and President Biden’s trashing and abandonment of Afghan
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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem speaks at the North Carolina GOP convention in Greenville, North Carolina, June 5, 2021. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) South Dakota governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order on Tuesday to prevent abortions from being performed via telemedicine in her state. The order prohibits dispensation of abortion-inducing medication via telemedicine, delivery, or mail
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer takes questions as he discusses the Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the budget resolution during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., August 11, 2021. (Gabrielle Crockett/Reuters) Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) claimed that all Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan had
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Pro-life advocates demonstrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., June 26, 2018. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Since the Supreme Court declined to block Texas’s recently passed heartbeat abortion law, at least one organization on the frontlines of the pro-life movement has come under assault. Texas Right to Life, a non-profit which fights for the rights of
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Police officers speak with a woman during a law enforcement operation to prevent anti-lockdown protesters from gathering in Sydney, Australia, July 31, 2021. (Loren Elliott/Reuters) The political class that has dreamed up and enforced restrictions has been largely insulated from the consequences. When you think about all the twisted, horrible ideas that so-called progressives have
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(YakobchukOlena/Getty Images) NR writers reflect on which popular books high schoolers should ditch, and what they should read instead. Editor’s Note: In their enthusiasm for children to read the classics, school curricula often kill love of literature in students by requiring them to read difficult books without seriously considering readability or purpose. Below are nine
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Afghan resistance fighters in the Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, September 4, 2021. (Reuters) The Taliban claimed on Monday that they had taken control of Panjshir province, the last area of Afghanistan not under their control, despite assurances by the representatives of the opposition forces that the resistance still had control over strategic positions and would continue
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Larry Elder at the 2016 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, Nev. (Gage Skidmore) Conservative radio host Larry Elder has emerged as the favorite among the Republicans challenging California governor Gavin Newsom in the upcoming recall election. The fire-breathing right-wing radio host is not just appealing to staunch conservatives, however, he’s also earned an unexpected endorsement from
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(Benoit Tessier/Reuters) The barrage of criticism directed at podcast host Joe Rogan for touting the possible COVID treatment has been ill-informed and unwarranted. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I’ ve always been skeptical of the censorship of scientists and others who have differing views on COVID. The three primary signers of the Great Barrington Declaration opposing lockdowns
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A professor and university students in a lecture hall (Clerkenwell/Reuters) A dearth of conservative professors deprives students of crucial perspectives. Americans may be repulsed by the fiasco in Afghanistan — a recent poll suggests only 25 percent approve of President Biden’s handling of the situation — but there is one constituency that fully supports his
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Then-President Donald Trump applauds U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett after she took her oath of office to serve on the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., October 26, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) The daily dramas of that era will fade away in time; the administration’s lasting mark is elsewhere. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S hould
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Pro-life activists outside the Supreme Court in Washington June 26, 2014. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) For conservatives, saving unborn children should be a matter of principle, not tactical politics. The Wall Street Journal’s editors have posted an uncharacteristically weak editorial on the Supreme Court’s refusal to block Texas’s fetal-heartbeat law from going into effect. The Journal’s editors
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The Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C., August 5, 2021 (Brent Buterbaugh/National Review) At New York magazine, Jonathan Chait argues that I, among others, am a hypocrite for being less bothered by Texas’s end-run around the abortion-policy constraints contained with Roe v. Wade and its descendants than by Joe Biden’s decision to renew the CDC’s
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Flooded cars are seen after the remnants of Hurricane Ida caused flash floods in Mamaroneck, N.Y., September 2, 2021. (Mike Segar/Reuters) The week of August 30, 2021: climate change, landlords, stakeholder capitalism, and much more. I was infinitely more fortunate than many, many people, but my Wednesday evening still did not go entirely as planned. I
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(utah778/Getty Images) 1992—Recognizing that “only exceptional circumstances amounting to a judicial usurpation of power will justify the invocation of [the] extraordinary remedy” of a writ of mandamus, the Third Circuit finds (in Haines v. Liggett) that New Jersey federal district judge (and This Day all-star) H. Lee Sarokin has created such exceptional circumstances. Ruling on
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President Joe Biden departs after delivering remarks on the August Jobs Report at the White House in Washington, September 3, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Biden told reporters on Friday that he consulted with the Justice Department regarding potential methods to blunt the enforcement of Texas’s fetal heartbeat law. “The most pernicious thing about the Texas
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The World Trade Center in New York City burns early on September 11, 2001. (Jeff Christensen/Reuters) President Biden issued an executive order on Friday directing the Department of Justice to conduct a “declassification review” of documents concerning the FBI investigation of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The order requires Attorney General Merrick Garland to
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