POLITICS & POLICY

An article in The Spectator discusses the embarrassing nature of Joe Biden’s invocation of the dismal Catholic hymn “On Eagle’s Wings,” loosely based on Psalm 91, during his speech on Saturday. Coincidentally, this happens to be the same psalm that Satan abused during the temptation of Christ: Then the devil took him to the holy
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., November 10, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he does not see a need to launch legal action to compel the Trump administration to cooperate with Biden’s transition team. “We’re just going to proceed the way we have,” Biden said. “We’re going to
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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) questions judicial nominees during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 4, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.) slammed the FBI for not investigating sexual assault allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday. The hearing
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Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with killing two people and injuring another during riots on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, attends his extradition hearing in Lake County in Waukegan, Ill., October 30, 2020. (Nam Y. Huh/Pool via Reuters) A 19-year-old friend of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen who allegedly shot and killed two protestors in Kenosha,
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Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 14, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/Reuters) Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Monday issued a harsh rebuke of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s comments that it is “bad news” that a coronavirus vaccine may
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Dr. Saulo Castellano labels a nasal swab sample at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Madison, Wis., October 31, 2020. (Bing Guan/Reuters) The United States on Monday recorded its ten millionth case of  COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins, with one million cases confirmed in just the past
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, October 16, 2018. (Umit Bektas/Reuters) Turkey’s president Tayyip Recep Erdogan has hit the panic button. On Saturday, he fired Murat Uysal, the governor of the Central Bank of Turkey. Uysal is
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No one in their right mind believes that Donald Trump will still be president come January 20. This is not Bush v. Gore. In that instance, the candidates were separated by barely 1,000 votes in a single state. Trump, in contrast, has lost the electoral college by tens of thousands of votes across several states:
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez holds her filled ballot as she votes early at a polling station in The Bronx, New York City, October 25, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) The Biden team is promising that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) will not be disappointed by the president-elect’s “incredibly progressive and aggressive agenda” once he takes office. Asked by
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Monica Wyman at work. (Independent Women’s Forum/via YouTube) While it’s nice that industries with deep pockets were able to win carve-outs via ballot measure, the devastating effects of AB5 persist for thousands of independent workers and small-business owners. Voters in California approved Proposition 22 by a wide margin last week, a ballot initiative that would
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Supporters hold signs as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign stop in St. Paul, Minn., October 30, 2020. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) The only thing that has been made clear is that the much-anticipated flood of majority votes in favor of a leftward shift in America did not happen. Most of the press
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Sen. Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) speaks during the third day of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 14, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/Reuters) Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Friday said President Trump’s lawyers must present “real evidence” of voter fraud, as the campaign has yet
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Sister Loraine McGuire with Little Sisters of the Poor after the Supreme Court heard Zubik v. Burwell, an appeal demanding exemption from providing insurance covering contraception, in Washington, D.C., March 23, 2016. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) When the Little Sisters of the Poor and allied groups won their most recent victory at the Supreme Court this summer,
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It has to go through Pennsylvania, which is necessary but not sufficient. He needs to take Pennsylvania, hold onto Georgia and North Carolina, then take either Arizona (for 279 electoral votes) or Nevada (for 274). Biden leads in both of those states. But Trump is gaining in Arizona, and it’s entirely … Read More
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden makes a statement on the status of the election results during a brief appearance before reporters in Wilmington, Del., November 5, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Biden would be a ceremonial president. The Democrats gambled that if they chose the least offensive, most avuncular establishmentarian to lead them — a guy who
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he inconclusive, unsatisfying outcome of Tuesday’s election might be read as evidence of a country bitterly divided. Which it is, of course, but the election also provides evidence of a country strangely united — united in spite of itself. Here is a seldom spoken fact of American political life: There is
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A person holds an “I voted” sticker during early voting in Los Angeles, Calif., October 30, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) It turns out that Californians generally understand freedom when they see it, even if they’re occasionally baffled by party labels. Ballots are still being counted, but the data emerging from Tuesday’s California voting offer a fascinating
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On the menu today: the state of play in the six states not yet called in the 2020 presidential election: Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Alaska. Wait, Alaska? What, are they delivering the absentee ballots by dog sled? What We Know So Far As of this hour, Joe Biden has won … Read
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Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to the media after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 22, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) I’m hearing from a few Republicans who are wondering why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would effectively do a potential President Biden a favor, by discouraging hard-left cabinet nominees
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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump reacts to early results from the presidential election in Washington, D.C., November 4, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) President Donald Trump’s campaign on Wednesday declared victory in Pennsylvania, though hundreds of thousands of votes are still to be counted. Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien told reporters the campaign is “declaring
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