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Judge Amy Coney Barrett pauses while testifying during her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 14, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) There’s one rule for Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris and another for Amy Coney Barrett. Earlier this month, the blue-checked U.N. Women Twitter account linked to the definition of “mansplaining,” which is, apparently,
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After locking the accounts of the New York Post and Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday over the Post’s report published Wednesday morning on Hunter Biden’s emails allegedly found on an abandoned laptop computer, Twitter locked out OANN reporter Jack Posobiec for posting a meme based on the article. Twitter is blocking the Post article from being
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies during her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 14, 2020. (Michael Reynolds/Reuters) Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett accused Senator Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) of “pushing me to violate the judicial code of ethics” during her third day of confirmation hearings on Wednesday after the senator pressed
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The fake news media went into overdrive on Wednesday after Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon, via The New York Post dropped an October surprise on Joe Biden’s campaign. The New York Post reported Wednesday that a laptop computer abandoned at a Delaware repair shop contains emails between Hunter Biden and a senior Burisma adviser that indicate Hunter
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C learly, a big issue in Day Two of the Barrett confirmation hearings is the Obamacare case before the Supreme Court. Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) began the day by drawing out the nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, on the Court’s doctrine of severability. Here’s why it’s important. Democrats are
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In what should be an obvious conflict of interests, Joe Biden’s son-in-law Howard Klein is advising Biden’s campaign on the Coronavirus pandemic, while investing in companies which stand to gain from it. Try to imagine the reaction from Democrats and the media, if Trump’s son in law was poised to benefit financially from the pandemic.
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An actor tweets: I like asking conservative women who call themselves “originalists” if they’ve ever voted. — Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) October 13, 2020 Interesting. I like asking actors if they’ve ever read the Constitution or learned what the term “originalist” means, because, at least in the case of Bradley Whitford, the answer seems to be
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AR-15 rifles for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, Penn., October 6, 2017 (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) In his questioning of Amy Coney Barrett regarding an Indiana case about a non-violent felon and his constitutional right to bear arms, Illinois senator Dick Durbin dropped numerous false claims about Chicago gun crimes. But he topped it
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n my last piece, I alluded to an article by Hunter Derensis of The American Conservative, which makes the case that conservatives should look to John C. Calhoun, of all people, for political guidance. Though I didn’t have space to fully address it yesterday, I believe Derensis’s argument is historically illiterate
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On the Princeton University campus in 2013. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) Welcome to “The Tuesday,” a newsletter about politics, language, and culture. They don’t give out Nobel prizes for newsletters, but you don’t get into the newsletter game for the glory. The Intellectual Superpower One of the unkind stereotypes of Americans is that we are an un-intellectual
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President Trump was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in early September. It should have happened years ago. A member of the Norwegian Parliament, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after Trump successfully accomplished a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shortly after that President Trump was
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A my Coney Barrett seems headed for confirmation to the Supreme Court, and I’m very much among those celebrating. But everyone across the political spectrum knows that something has gone deeply wrong with this process. For decades now the Senate has been rejecting well-qualified judicial nominees, from Robert Bork to Merrick Garland,
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he controversy over the Catholic faith of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has exposed a fierce argument underway over the nature of American democracy. Two myths about the historical relationship of religion to liberal values — freedom, equality, justice, tolerance — are competing for dominance. Both must be resisted. For
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