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New York City mayor Bill de Blasio attends the dedication of the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island, May 16, 2019. (Mike Segar/Reuters) What Bill de Blasio is doing to the residents of New York is hardly funny. What happens when the Democratic party gets to realize all its deepest fantasies, with gushers
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National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor, Md. 2018 (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) In a court filing, the gun-rights group claims Ackerman McQueen damaged its brand and defrauded it of millions in connection with streaming service NRATV. The National Rifle Association claimed in a court filing last Friday
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Sen. Kamala Harris speaks during the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, August 10, 2019. (Scott Morgan/Reuters) Democratic debate rules might help her get a second look from voters, but she still lacks a compelling argument for her candidacy. Things are looking bleak for the Kamala Harris campaign. On Wednesday, Politico reported that
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Noah Oppenheim poses at a screening of Jackie in Los Angeles, Calif., November 14, 2016. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) NBC News employees announced Wednesday the formation of a union in the wake of internal criticism directed at executives over their handling of past incidents of work-related sexual misconduct by upper-level management. “We love working at NBC News
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions takes part in a Federal Commission on School Safety meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. August 16, 2018. (REUTERS/Leah Millis ) Jeff Sessions, who served three-and-a-half terms in the Senate before joining the Trump administration as Attorney General in 2017, is considering running to reclaim his former
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Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor Convention in Altoona, Iowa, August 21, 2019. (Gage Skidmore) Father Ryan Hilderbrand of Huntingburg, Ind., has a useful thread explaining why Joe Biden was barred from receiving the Eucharist at a South Carolina church on Sunday: By his actions, he leads us to believe that he
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Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-column series this weekend, dealing with recent developments in the impeachment inquiry House Democrats are conducting in connection with President Trump’s dealings with the government of Ukraine. Yesterday, in part one of this two-part series, I reiterated my … Read More
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An AV-8B Harrier II jet attached to the Italian Navy’s Grouppo Aerei Imbarcati lands on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, under way in the Mediterranean Sea, July 18, 2018. (Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Daniel C. Coxwest/US Navy) The treaty and benefits us less than it benefits Russia,
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A man inspects a handgun at the NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., April 28, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) The NRA’s political action committee had an explosive month of fundraising in September after Democratic 2020 presidential candidates openly backed confiscating legally-owned firearms, according to Federal Election Commission documents. The PAC raised $1.3 million in September, a
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(Mike Blake/Reuters) Steven Wilson said all students should find ‘intellectual joy’ at school. An online mob slammed his ‘white supremacist rhetoric,’ and he lost his job. Earlier this month, Ascend, the high-performing Brooklyn charter-school network, fired its accomplished founder and CEO, Steven Wilson. What had Wilson done to deserve this? Not much. Wilson, a school
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The Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) As loyalty to parties’ organizations and doctrines is supplanted by parties as hostility-based tribes, polarization supplies solidarity in an era of empty politics. Washington — There are political moments, and this might be one, in which worse is better. Moments, that is, when a society’s per capita
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U.A.W. members strike in Hamtramck, Mich., September 22, 2019. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters) The United Auto Workers union on Friday approved a new contract with General Motors, ending a nearly six-week-long strike that had seen 49,000 workers walk off the job and forced GM factories to sit idle while thousands of other employees were prevented from coming
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President Donald Trump responds to a question about Ukraine and the whistleblower report at the White House, October 2, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Both make the president’s conduct look foolish, but only one makes it look impeachable. According to the media, Bill Taylor, the acting chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, delivered the coup
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Vice President Mike Pence (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Vice President Mike Pence had strong words for both the NBA and the Chinese government during a major policy speech on Thursday, accusing the sports league of behaving like a “wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime” in its response to the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. “Lately, China
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A Turkish solider in the town of Tal Abyad, Syria, October 23, 2019 (Khalil Ashawi/Reuters) The State Department confirmed Wednesday that more than 100 ISIS prisoners have escaped since Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria following the Trump administration’s withdrawal of about 1,000 U.S. troops from the region. Ambassador James Jeffrey, the chief diplomat in charge
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(Unsplash) Life is pretty good—right? It’s the middle of the night, and your kids are asleep. Your spouse is sleeping beside you. You should be asleep, too, but you’re tossing and turning because you’re worried. It started with something so silly; you read the other day that the Seattle school district is “planning to infuse
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Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speaks at a press conference outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., February 15, 2018 (Thom Baur/Reuters) The Florida Senate Rules Committee on Monday recommended removing the Broward County sheriff accused of mishandling the February, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Sheriff
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A tornado in North Dallas, Texas, October 20, 2019. (Philip Ellis/Social media via Reuters) A tornado tore through Dallas not too far from where I live last night. I slept through it. A Home Depot got leveled, and there was a fair amount of damage to houses and other structures, but as of this writing
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Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses attendees at the “Bernie’s Back” rally at Queensbridge Park in Queens, N.Y., October 19, 2019. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) The Sanders circus comes to Queens. Who says Joe Biden supporters aren’t fired up and ready to fight? Twenty-five thousand eight hundred and seventy-two of them showed up in Queens Saturday to bring a
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during the Democratic presidential candidates debate in Westerville, Ohio, October 15, 2019. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) released a far-reaching plan on Monday outlining her education-policy proposals. Titled “A Great Public School Education for Every Student,” the plan calls for banning for-profit charter schools and using the IRS to
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Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney during a cabinet meeting at the White House, June 21, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced Thursday that the upcoming G-7 summit will be hosted at President Trump’s resort in Miami, the Trump National Doral Golf Club, from June 10–12 of
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