POLITICS & POLICY

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) speaks during CPAC in Orlando, Fla., February 26, 2021. (Joe Skipper/Reuters) Ron DeSantis has all the right enemies — we’ve established that much. Lucky for the Florida governor, ever-more ridiculous people alleging ever-more ridiculous things continue to assail him, sending his stock soaring ever-higher. This time it’s Joy Reid of
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Then-Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks during the school’s commencement ceremony in Lynchburg, Va., May 11, 2019. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) Liberty University is suing its former president, Jerry Falwell Jr., for $10 million, alleging he hid misconduct from the university board. The complaint says Falwell “fashioned a deceitful scheme to manipulate the Executive Committee of
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Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) gives an interview in Laredo, Texas, October 9, 2019. (Veronica Cardenas/Reuters) Representative Henry Cuellar (D., Texas) is urging President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to visit the southern border as conditions there continue to deteriorate. Prominent Democrats, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), have stressed that “we’re on
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Matt Feeney: Setting up a years long, quasi-therapeutic process in which admissions goads young people into laying bare their vulnerable selves — a process that conceals a high-value transaction in which colleges use their massive leverage to mold those selves to their liking — is reprehensible. It is a terrible thing to do. It renders
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, D.C. (tupungato/Getty Images) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance, and economics. On the menu today: the Chamber of Commerce’s hedge, pruned, Coinbase, crytoptimists, combining the essence of two old crises to make a new one, and inflation. To sign up for the Capital Note, follow
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(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The bill doesn’t have the votes to pass Congress now, but will Democrats successfully pressure the Supreme Court to avoid rulings that enrage progressives? In October 2020, shortly before the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, a Siena/New York Times survey asked likely voters: “If Amy Coney Barrett
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U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest in Bost Kalay, Afghanistan, March 17, 2018. (Sergeant Sean J. Berry/USMC) Well, well, well. Just hours after Joe Biden finally announced his big decision on Afghanistan, and minutes before sanctions on Russia were updated, news outlets are reporting that U.S. intel has low confidence in the story that Russia
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Vanita Gupta speaks during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability in Washington, DC, June 10, 2020. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via Reuters) Five Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee — Senators Cornyn, Grassley, Tillis, Cruz, and Hawley — sent a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Acting SEC
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President Joe Biden announces executive actions on gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, April 8, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The misguided campaign to clamp down on homemade firearms presents a slippery slope. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S ince before the United States existed as an independent nation, Americans have been making firearms
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Students walk across the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. (Jupiterimages/Getty Images) The administration at Cornell University has gone absolutely mad with its “antiracism” crusade. Critical race theory education becomes mandatory, and it even appears to think it can compel people to accept the curriculum. Law professor Bill Jacobson is speaking out against this
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A teacher, wearing a protecive face mask, teaches to schoolchildren in France. April 2, 2021. (Stephane Mahe/Reuters) The way we train teachers (most of them, anyway), has long been a problem. Writers including Rita Kramer, Thomas Sowell, and Heather Mac Donald have argued that what students learn in the education-school courses they must take to
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(Kuzma/iStock/Getty Images Plus) I recently looked at Senate Bill 140, Montana’s new law eliminating the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission — an unelected body that severely limited the governor’s options to fill state court vacancies. The law is being challenged in the Montana supreme court by activists, former state legislators, and Montana’s League of Women Voters
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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sits in front of a picture of George Floyd displayed during Chauvin’s trial in Minneapolis on March 29 in this courtroom sketch. (Jane Rosenberg/Reuters) The Chauvin defense called its big witness Tuesday afternoon, retired federal and state law-enforcement officer Barry Brodd, an expert in police training and the use
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President Franklin Roosevelt delivers a fireside chat from the White House, 1933 (National Archives) FDR’s Court-packing scheme, wrote the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee in 1937, “is a measure which should be so emphatically rejected that its parallel will never again be presented to the free representatives of the free people of America.” Today, modern progressives,
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Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Narayana Nadella speaks at a live Microsoft event in the Manhattan, N.Y., October 26, 2016. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance, and economics. On the menu today: the history of Nuance’s Dragon brand, J&J vaccine halted, Jack Ma capitulates, and W. Brian Arthur
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Vaccine vials in front of the Johnson & Johnson logo, February 9, 2021 (Dado Ruvic/Reuters) The White House downplayed the significance of a temporary halt in the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines at federal vaccination sites Tuesday morning, just hours after the CDC and FDA announced the move. “This announcement will not
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President Joe Biden speaks at a virtual CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience from the Roosevelt Room at the White House, April 12, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Biden’s tax proposal could make the rate on corporations as high as 59.1 percent. Joe Biden’s recently proposed “infrastructure plan” is a $2-trillion-dollar liberal wish list designed
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A family of migrants cross the Rio Bravo River to turn themselves in to U.S Border Patrol agents to request asylum in El Paso, Texas, seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, March 30, 2021. (Edgard Garrido/Reuters) There seems to be disagreement about the nature of the problem at our southern border. Much of the commentary has
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Senator Josh Hawley, (R., Mo.) speaks at a hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker/Reuters) Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) has unveiled a proposal to enhance federal anti-trust laws, sharing the initiative with Axios on Monday. “This country and this government shouldn’t be run by a few mega-corporations,” Hawley said
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(Ting Shen/Reuters) They had one job. A recently released watchdog report underscores how the Environmental Protection Agency may be ignoring core responsibilities, even as it pursues ever-expanding regulatory schemes that go well beyond its ambit. The inspector-general report determined the EPA has failed to adequately monitor about half of the country’s nonoperational hazardous-waste storage sites,
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