POLITICS & POLICY

Sometimes it is difficult to explain why freedom of speech is so important. Why should someone say something that might cause offense or upset? Surely it is better to restrict dangerous words in the same way you would restrict dangerous behavior? The problem with this stance is severalfold. Once you start proscribing objectionable words or
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE P resident-elect Joe Biden has pledged to reverse the immigration policies implemented by the Trump administration. His campaign site’s immigration page says he will “take urgent action to undo Trump’s damage and reclaim America’s values.” As Rich Lowry has written, “Biden will move on all fronts to loosen immigration controls.” Despite what
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Former CIA director John Brennan was once hailed as “Obama’s conscience,” because Brennan personally made the solemn judgments about who lived or died in the expansion of our drone-warfare program. In the years since, Brennan has revealed himself as a voluble lunatic personality on Twitter. I try not to think about men such as Brennan
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President Donald Trump listens with Vice President Mike Pence as Attorney General William Barr addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing at the White House, March 23, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Attorney General William Barr will leave his post shortly before Christmas, President Donald Trump announced Monday. “Just had a very nice meeting with Attorney General
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Dr. Michelle Chester from Northwell Health prepares to administer a Pfizer coronavirus disease vaccine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., December 14, 2020. (Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters) Mainstream journalists celebrated news of the country’s first COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday after claiming for months that the Trump administration’s push to deliver a vaccine
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If there is one lesson conservatives claim to have learned from the last few election cycles, it is that the Democrats are the party of elites. In both 2016 and 2020, President Trump performed well among voters, especially non-Hispanic white voters, without a college degree. This has led to some speculation that … Read More
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Oracle Corporation’s headquarters in Redwood City, Calif., in 2010. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters) Legions of entrepreneurs are fleeing the Golden State’s high taxes and suffocating regulations. With the news that yet another Silicon Valley software innovator, Oracle, is moving its headquarters and most of its employees to Texas, cynics are declaring that California should adopt a new
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An email in response to my column from earlier this week: As a Trump-[supporting] psycho whose fact-challenged political editorials I’ve tried to ignore, I would have expected you to understand that innovation only happens when innovators are compensated. Take profits out of a private industry? Seriously? Is this happening with liquor, chocolate, or opiate pills?
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The New England Journal of Medicine continues its hard swing to the woke left. Now, it has published an advocacy article that would remove sex designation as an identifiable factor on birth certificates. From, “Failed Assignments: Rethinking Sex Designations on Birth Certificates”: Assigning sex at birth also doesn’t capture the diversity of people’s experiences. About
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE ‘T his is the big one.” That is how President Trump on Wednesday described Texas attorney general Ken Paxton’s Hail Mary lawsuit against four states that have certified Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. The president was tweeting an announcement that he would be “INTERVENING” in the suit.
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(LIgorko/Getty Images) Congressman Tom Suozzi (D., N.Y.) took to Twitter yesterday to do what Democrats representing New York and California do best: Whine about the 2017 tax bill’s capping of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction at $10,000. In a since-deleted thread, here’s what Suozzi had to say: In New York, a married teacher
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Democratic 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden, his son Hunter and his wife Jill celebrate onstage at his election rally in Wilmington, Del., November 7, 2020. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) Attorney General William Barr has known about investigations into Hunter Biden’s business and financial dealings since at least spring, but tried to conceal the investigations from the public
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Hunter Biden speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis., August 20, 2020. (DNC/Reuters) The Justice Department faces unique challenges in conducting an investigation of the incoming president’s son. It drives me nuts when subject-matter experts lapse into the jargon of their fields, so I’m doubly annoyed when I contribute to this menace. Over
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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, accompanied by his wife Pamela Northam makes an announcement during a news conference Richmond, Va., February 2, 2019. (File photo: Jay Paul/Reuters) Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced new coronavirus restrictions on Thursday and offered an exhortation to Virginians of faith to practice health precautions when attending church services, assuring them that
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New York governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks on COVID-19 in Manhattan, N.Y., November 15, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) Emmy award-winning New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced last night that he will be adding the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Award for Inspired Leadership to his trophy case. That Cuomo has been a caustic, ineffective, self-interested, and all-around
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters following an online meeting with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) executive committee in Wilmington, Del., November 19, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) For a long time, it has been more or less normal for members of Congress to employ their children in their congressional offices, campaign committees, and political
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