POLITICS & POLICY

A young Brexit supporter carries a British flag in central London, England, December 9, 2018. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters) A ridiculously slanted poll produces a ridiculously reported result. The English language used to produce a great catalogue of words for nonsense. Some of them communicating earthy disgust: rubbish, baloney, and bull***t. Some of them communicate something like
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An irritable red ant suspended in amber (Roman Genn) Until recently, they had eschewed the S-word, but now they embrace it The unfinished business of the Democratic party is socialism. Don’t take my word for it — consult Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders gave a madcap speech in which he ridiculed past conservative critics, beginning with
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This past Monday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative began a planned hearing on an additional $300 billion tariffs on Chinese imports. It appears that the outcome of President Trump’s meeting with President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit next week will largely determine whether these tariffs are imposed. The debate surrounding the impact
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(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) A venerable exception to double-jeopardy protection lives on. It was the night of November 5, 1990, in a second-floor conference room at the Marriott East Side Hotel in midtown Manhattan. That is when Sayyid Nosair murdered Meir Kahane. The Brooklyn-born founder of the Jewish Defense League, Rabbi Kahane was a controversial Israeli politician:
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ABC’s Jonathan Karl recently interviewed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Karl asked no question and did not call for a clarification when Ocasio-Cortez, presumably referring to the Mueller report, spoke about “the abundance of evidence, 10 counts of obstruction of justice, four with rock-solid evidence” against President Donald Trump. A “count” means a specific accusation of
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John Sweeeney argues on the homepage today for the U.S. to adopt a revenue-neutral carbon tax as part of a strategy of moving the world toward carbon taxes. I find this alternative strategy for dealing with the risks of climate change superior. Note the estimate that “an optimally designed and implemented global carbon tax would
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Students on the UCLA campus in 2009 (Reuters photo: Lucy Nicholson) “As a young conservative,” writes Kevin D. Williamson, “I was taught to despise something we were taught to call ‘moral relativism.’” Kevin may still consider himself to be a “young conservative” — age descriptors are relative, even if morality is not — but he
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Presidential candidates and the media keep telling people “it’s immoral” that a few rich people have so much more money than everyone else. They talk as if it doesn’t matter what the rich did to get the money. Instead, the fact that they are rich is itself immoral. Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute
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FACTORYVILLE, Pa. — Joe Biden has always gotten away with being Joe Biden. This was true when he was President Barack Obama’s vice president, and it was true for his decades in the Senate. “That’s just Joe being Joe,” reporters, politicians and commentators would say with a chuckle whenever Biden said something outrageous or awkward,
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh holds his U.S. Constitution in Washington, D.C., September 6, 2018. (Alex Wroblewski/Reuters) Bruce Ackerman of Yale Law School is one of the leading exponents of “organicism,” a strain of legal scholarship determined to construct a coherent schema around the ad-hoc beliefs of “living constitutionalists.” Ackerman and other organicists attempt to
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You know, Charlie, I have been looking all over for some of those “exploding bullets” I keep reading about, but I am unable to find any for sale. The reason for that is that — cool as “exploding bullets” sounds! — they do not really quite exist. (This would not come as news to people
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Years from now, history will note a major event that occurred in 2016. An event that significantly altered the course of the country and the world. At the time, the U.S. was in, what turned out to be, the last year of a 10-year economic slump. It was, in fact, the only 10-year period in
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President Trump talks to reporters at the White House, March 20, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) When a Republican benefits, it’s treason; when Democrats are in charge, the intelligence agencies serve their candidates. Here’s the main question that arises from Media-Democrat shrieking over President Trump’s twaddle about taking campaign-related information from foreign powers: Is it just silly
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(Shutterstock) 1964—In Reynolds v. Sims, the Supreme Court rules, by an 8-1 vote, that the apportionment of seats in both houses of the Alabama legislature violates the Equal Protection Clause. In his majority opinion for six justices, Chief Justice Warren rambles his way to the conclusion that the Equal Protection Clause “requires that a State
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Earlier this week, President Trump nominated district-judge Halil Suleyman Ozerden to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. When Ozerden was discussed as a nominee last year, some conservatives (including Carrie Severino, writing in NRO) expressed concern. Eliana Johnson and Marianne Levine report for Politico (and I can confirm) that the concern has extended into the
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One sometimes hears of politicians enjoying a “honeymoon” period in the early days after taking office. During these honeymoons, political differences are for the moment put aside so the newly installed officeholder can put his administration in place unperturbed by petty squabbles. In Chicago, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot was elected in April and sworn in
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs from the White House in Washington, D.C., March 8, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The ability of social media to allow anyone and everyone to “participate” in a political event incentivizes the audience to grant the event’s reality. Have you ever thought about the fact that people use
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This week we learned from a brave whistleblower that Pinterest, a site known primarily for recipes and home decorating ideas, is blocking content from websites that their Orwellian-monikered Trust and Safety team in San Francisco find offensive—by dishonestly labeling them as po*n sites. PJ Media is one of several conservative sites being blocked by the
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s comments on the pro-life cause and its advocates are illustrative of the left’s increasing extremism, militancy and disturbingly intolerant and authoritarian mindset. Someone asked Gillibrand if having a litmus test for judicial nominees would threaten judicial independence, as she has promised to only appoint justices who would affirm the Supreme Court case
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(Erin Schaff/Reuters) Last weekend, the New York Times ran a story about “Building the Bench,” an initiative led by liberal dark-money groups preparing a secret list of judges in case a Democrat wins in 2020, and in turn the opportunity to pack the federal courts with progressive judges in a post-Trump Era. Their goal is to
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