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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday night at home surrounded by family.She was 87-years-old. Republicans control the US Senate and the White House and could nominate and confirm a justice by election day on November 3rd. Already tonight Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer announced that the vacancy “should not be filled until
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left our world for a better one today. Ginsburg was the consummate American and patriot, and if there’s a comforting thought to be had this evening, it’s that she’s been reunited with her friend: the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia. The Supreme Court announced that Ginsburg died of “complications of metastatic
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Protesters march from Aurora to Denver in Colorado, August 30, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt/Reuters) Six rioters were charged by Colorado district attorneys on Thursday with allegations stemming from anti-police demonstrations in June and July. The demonstrations occurred following the death of George Floyd, who was killed during his arrest by Minneapolis police officers. However, Colorado demonstrations
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden takes part in an outdoor town hall meeting in Scranton, Pa., September 17, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) It’s not a lie if you believe it. In a classic episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry is accused by his new girlfriend, a police officer, of being a fan of the tacky 1990s soap opera
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Students walk past Princeton University’s Nassau Hall in Princeton, N.J. (Dominick Reuter/Reuters) The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Princeton University after the Ivy League school’s president claimed racism is “embedded” at the university, the Washington Examiner reported on Thursday. Princeton president Christopher L. Eisgruber made the assertion in an open letter published
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A social distancing sign on a table inside the Home Team Pub, which has recently introduced strict social distancing rules after reopening from coronavirus restrictions in the Syracuse suburb of Liverpool, N.Y., July 22, 2020. (Maranie Staab/Reuters) The report that Nashville city officials downplayed and hid data which indicate that few of the city’s coronavirus
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Detail of Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States by Howard Chandler Christy, 1940 (Wikimedia) As Yuval Levin notes (here and here), today marks the 233d anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, concluding the secret sessions of the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia and commencing the process of convincing the American
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FOX News reported yesterday on the Republicans announcement on what they will do when they win back the US House: Republicans Tuesday lined the Capitol steps to unveil their new agenda for the American public if they were to win back the House in November. Dubbed the “Commitment to America,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., outlined
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President Trump speaks to reporters along the driveway before departing in Washington, D.C., September 15, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) President Trump called on Senate Republicans Wednesday to support “much higher” spending for a prospective coronavirus relief bill, surprising members of the caucus who have advocated for a more constrained approach compared to previous relief legislation. House
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The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., August 22, 2018 (Chris Wattie/Reuters) The Federal Reserve has since 2012 explicitly, and for longer than that all but explicitly, said that it is aiming for a target rate of 2 percent annual inflation, as measured by the price index for Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE). Last month it
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Before the coronavirus hit the U.S. (and despite what the mainstream media seems to say daily, President Trump didn’t cause COVID-19), the economy was going gangbusters. Income in American households rose dramatically in 2019, according to data published Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The “median household income increased 6.8 percent to $68,703 between 2018
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Immigration rights activists protest at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C., July 17, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) As Dan McLaughlin outlined yesterday evening, a whistleblowing nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia has alleged that women detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the center were sent to a doctor outside the facility who
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Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA) speaks at the NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., April 26, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) A new book paints the organization in a very poor light. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F or the past few years, pretty much everyone outside the group has been wondering
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Guest post by Roger Stone Now that we are on the eve of President Trump’s re-election, the mainstream ‘news’ media’s brazen disinformation war has shifted into maximum overdrive. Their false charge that I urged the President to declare Martial Law if he lost the next election is false and must be exposed. The usual pseudo-journalistic
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President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, N.Y., September 24, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) There’s going to be a lot of talk about the U.N. over the next couple of weeks. The 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly will kick off with
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People protest in support of “Black Lives Matter” in New York, N.Y., June 30, 2020. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) Three individuals have been charged in connection with their participation in confrontations at Pittsburgh restaurants during a protest over Labor Day weekend. In one of the two incidents, which were caught on video and posted on social media, Black
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Firefighters watch the Bobcat Fire after an evacuation was ordered for the residents of Arcadia, Calif., September 13, 2020. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) At some point in the next 30 years, global temperatures are expected to rise 1.5°C above their pre-industrial levels, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. If we doubled the average fuel efficiency
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