POLITICS & POLICY

Editor’s Note: If you would like to read more pros and cons on voting for President Trump, further essays on the subject, each from a different perspective, can be found here, here, here, here, here and here. These articles and the one below reflect the views of the individual authors, not of the National … Read More
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(Brendan McDermid/Reuters) In Colorado today, voters will decide a ballot initiative that would prohibit abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy, with an exception for cases when a physician deems abortion necessary to save the mother’s life. Colorado is one of the states with the fewest protections for unborn children; the state currently has no gestational
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Judge Emmet Sullivan of the federal district court in Washington, D.C., has apparently taken some time off from usurping the power of the United States Department of Justice to decide which cases to prosecute. He’s now running the United States Postal Service, too. Judge Sullivan caught a case filed in late August that alleges the
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Mail-in ballots at the Northampton County Courthouse in Easton, Pa., November 3, 2020. (Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters) This is yet another semantic battle the Left has won before the Right even realized it was on. The latest talking point in the election coverage, which I’ve seen or heard in several places today, is that the Supreme Court
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. October 1, 2020. (Erin Scott/Reuters) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett “an illegitimate Supreme Court justice.” “The president is installing an illegitimate Supreme Court justice just one week before the election,” Pelosi
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Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks as President Donald Trump listens during the coronavirus response daily briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 10, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Joe Biden used President Trump’s hint that he would fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, one the top officials leading the U.S. pandemic response, to contrast the president’s handling of
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Salesman Ryan Martinez holds a handgun at the Ready Gunner gun store In Provo, Utah, June 21, 2016. (George Frey/Reuters) Joe “shoot ‘em in the leg” Biden promises to take action “to end the scourge of gun violence in America:” As president, I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks, and enact
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For the most part, Americans used to be able to disagree peacefully. Everyone knew others who disagreed on politics, religion, and other matters, but we shrugged such disagreements off, saying “Well, he’s wrong on that, but entitled to his opinion.” That era is fading fast.  Now we have cancel culture, where one segment of the
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A demonstrator holds a sign in protest of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., October 13, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Justice Amy Coney Barrett is not the primary reason for their agitation. When Joe Biden finally answered, after several weeks of hemming and hawing, whether
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White nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute speaks at an event not sanctioned by the school at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, December 6, 2016. (Spencer Selvidge/Reuters) The Atlantic’s White Noise, perhaps inadvertently, demonstrates how the white nationalist movement is more pathetic than powerful. After a four-year investigation, The Atlantic
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Students on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa., in 2017. (Charles Mostoller/Reuters) While the people of these states crucial to Electoral College success are ideologically divided, the people teaching their college students are decidedly not. The outcome of the presidential election vote is still in question, but judging from their political
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Joe Biden at a campaign appearance in Pittsburgh, Pa., August 31, 2020; President Trump at a White House coronavirus briefing, August 10, 2020. (Alan Freed, Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Donald Trump’s ignorance, laziness, malice and buffoonery have poisoned an already rancid national discourse, hobbled his associates and allies, and distracted from their accomplishments. Two, maybe three of
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New York governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at the unveiling for the Mother Cabrini statue in Manhattan, October 12, 2020. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) Cuomo, doing his best Trump impression, coos about his book’s “ratings” mid-pandemic. A solid majority of New Yorkers approve of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. This is true even though the
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Editor’s Note: If you would like to read more pros and cons on voting for President Trump, further essays on the subject, each from a different perspective, can be found here, here, here, here, and here. These articles, and the one below, reflect the views of the individual authors, not of the National … Read More
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President Donald Trump points a finger as he arrives to hold a campaign event in Allentown, Pa., October 26, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) In the final Pennsylvania poll of the 2020 presidential election conducted by Muhlenberg College on behalf of the newspaper Morning Call, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump 49 percent to 44 percent. The same
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