POLITICS & POLICY

The Harvard Crimson distributed a survey to more than 1,000 faculty members in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, seeking to gauge the political and electoral commitments of faculty members at Harvard. The anonymous survey received just short of 500 responses. Of the responding faculty, 38.4 percent identified themselves as “very liberal,” 41.3 percent identified
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People wear protective face masks in London, England, March 2, 2020. (Henry Nicholls/Reuters) Holman Jenkins makes the case that everyone is overreacting. Meanwhile, this piece in the New York Times sheds some light on the debate over the death rate. First, it notes the similarities with the flu: For most people, the disease is probably
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Signs at the Huawei offices in Reading, England. (Toby Melville/Reuters) The Trump Administration’s National Security Council launched a review this week of what military and intelligence assets will be withdrawn from Great Britain if the U.K. goes ahead with its 5G deal with Chinese telecom giant Huawei. U.S. officials told Bloomberg’s Eli Lake that the
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(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Last weekend the New York Times Magazine published a lengthy attack on originalism as a method of constitutional interpretation, and on its allegedly cynical advocates. Ed Whelan and John McGinnis have posted sound criticisms of Emily Bazelon’s article. What I’ll add here is a comment on her discussion of the origins of originalism.
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An anti-ICE rally in San Diego, Calif., July 2, 2018 (Mike Blake/Reuters) President Trump said Thursday that the federal government will begin withholding funding from sanctuary cities after a federal court ruling last week upholding the administration’s right to do so. “As per recent Federal Court ruling, the Federal Government will be withholding funds from
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) speaks to the media in Washington, D.C., December 20, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday criticized Senator Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) over comments the minority leader made in reference to an abortion case currently being debated by the court. “Justices know that criticism comes
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Who ever imagined that the Democrat Party would move so far let that their main selling point would be “socialism”? With the leading candidate for Democrat nominee for president and the most influential junior member of the House declaring themselves “democratic socialists”—as if the modifier “democratic” was ever honored in socialist regimes—and most Democrat candidates
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Former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke endorses former vice president Joe Biden at a campaign event at Gilley’s in Dallas, Texas, U.S., March 2, 2020. (Eric Thayer/Reuters) They want to take your firearms away and make no bones about it. November 2020 will be known as the gun-control election. Tuesday night, former Vice President Joe
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South Carolina mom Debra Harrell worked at McDonald’s. She couldn’t afford day care for Regina, her 9-year-old daughter, so she took her to work. But Regina was bored at McDonald’s. One day, she asked if she could just play in the neighborhood park instead. “I felt safe there,” she tells me in my new video,
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Buses believed to carry the U.S. passengers of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where dozens of passengers were tested positive for coronavirus, leave at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 17, 2020. (Issei Kato/Reuters) One of my regular themes is that Americans are disorderly and disobedient people — gloriously so
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We go from hysteria to hysteria. And even that’s not quite accurate. We now endure multiple hysterias at once. The latest, of course, is COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus. In addition to China, where the virus originated, major cities in Italy and Japan are in lockdown mode, and Japan has closed all its schools.
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Michael Bloomberg speaks during a press conference at his campaign office in Little Havana, Miami, Fla., March 3, 2020. (Marco Bello/Reuters) His security detail packs plenty of firepower to protect him, but he doesn’t want you to have any guns at all. ‘How do you justify pushing for more gun control when you have an
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Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. (Leah Millis/Reuters) The U.S. Federal Reserve announced Tuesday that it would cut interest rates to mitigate the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus, the first emergency cut since the 2008 financial crisis and a move clamored for by President Trump.
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I was prepared to monitor the news about the coronavirus, but not stress over it. I’d seen too many supposed doomsday viral and bacterial threats come and go before. Not that there wasn’t death and suffering attached to those outbreaks—specifically Ebola, SARS, etc., but they never quite materialized into the type of global pandemics the
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Signs at the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., in 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Orthodox teaching on the practice is more complex than some media suggest. People magazine recently published its pro-abortion issue, “Women’s Choices, Women’s Voices.” In it you’ll find the misleading story of an Orthodox Jewish mother and wife in the suburbs
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The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Reuters) 1954—The Senate, by voice vote, confirms President Eisenhower’s nomination of former California governor Earl Warren to serve as Chief Justice. Warren was already serving as Chief Justice pursuant to a recess appointment by Eisenhower in October 1953. Years later, Eisenhower will call his appointment of Warren “the
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) attend a House Democrats news conference to reintroduce the H.R.7 “Paycheck Fairness Act” on Capitol Hill, January 30, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) House Republicans are urging that any coronavirus funding bill be kept separate from FISA reform after hearing rumblings that House Speaker Nancy
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