Month: June 2019

It would tax even the prodigious powers of the late novelist Tom Wolfe to create a more poignant political scene than a bright, young, white mayor of a small city, who is an upstart presidential candidate and progressive darling, getting yelled at by black residents during a town hall. The mayor, of course, is …
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(Pixabay) 1993—In furtherance of his 1985 desegregation plan for the Kansas City, Missouri, School District—a plan that will become (according to the description embraced by Chief Justice Rehnquist) the “most ambitious and expensive remedial program in the history of school desegregation”—federal district judge Russell G. Clark orders the state of Missouri to fund salary increases
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It would tax even the prodigious powers of the late novelist Tom Wolfe to create a more poignant political scene than a bright, young, white mayor of a small city, who is an upstart presidential candidate and progressive darling, getting yelled at by black residents during a town hall. The mayor, of course, is …
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During Thursday night’s Democratic debate, California Senator Kamala Harris blasted former Vice President Joe Biden for not supporting school busing when he was a member of the Senate. In the ensuing days, several Democratic presidential hopefuls have come out in support of resurrecting a failed policy that Americans have opposed for decades — that is,
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Environmentalists demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France during the World Climate Change Conference in 2015. (Mal Langsdon/Reuters) The bioethics movement is nothing if not hubristic. Philosophy majors think they should be the “experts” to whom we hearken for virtually all of society’s problems, not just medical ethics or health-care policy. Thus, in my
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It comes as no surprise that Trump is constantly assaulted by the media, the Democrats, desultory members of his own party, the churches, the “Deep State,” late-night comics, the entertainment industry and by those euphemistically known as the “coastal elites.” After all, he is a member of that rare breed of political personage who put
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Environmentalists demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France during the World Climate Change Conference in 2015. (Mal Langsdon/Reuters) The bioethics movement is nothing if not hubristic. Philosophy majors think they should be the “experts” to whom we hearken for virtually all of society’s problems, not just medical ethics or health-care policy. Thus, in my
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Democratic candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard weighs in on foreign policy and the first primary debate on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’ #Tucker #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX
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If this was a planned exercise, the White House has done a bang-up job of keeping it completely secret until last night. And if it wasn’t, this is another case of the President flying by the seat of his pants and engaging in foreign policy via social media (something he’s proven quite adept at doing
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Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) (James Lawler Duggan/Reuters) Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) lashed out at fellow lawmakers during a Wednesday hearing, expressing frustration with the lack of substantive legislative responses to the ongoing crisis at the southern border. Hawley cited grisly reports of inhumane conditions that migrants, especially children, are being forced to endure,
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(Unsplash) 1972—In Furman v. Georgia, five justices vote to overturn a death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment but can’t agree on a rationale. Each of the five justices instead issues his own opinion. Despite the fact that the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments expressly assume the existence of the
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Watch: Chairman Elijah Cummings and Representative Mark Meadows debate Kellyanne Conway’s alleged Hatch Act violations at a House Oversight Committee hearing. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News
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From Chris Arnade’s Dignity (Chris Arnade) Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, by Chris Arnade (Sentinel, 304 pp.) Flash powder, made from a composite of metallic fuel and an oxidizer, requires ignition to create a bright flash — one that film can capture, and one that allowed photographers to take photos anywhere without sunlight. Flash
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 7, 2019. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) If a Democrat wins the White House, McConnell will stop all his or her liberal plans. After two debates and countless promises of sweeping political reform, the most important question of either night was asked
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Democratic presidential hopefuls pitch to South Carolina voters; reaction from former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy. #TheStory #MarthaMacCallum #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX
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A Trump supporter holds an American flag at a rally in Madison, Ala., February 2016. (Marvin Gentry/Reuters) A politics stripped of the good might be unable to sustain the intellectual and cultural capital that makes a “liberal” regime possible in the first place. The disputes that erupted after the Sohrab Ahmari-David French exchange cover a
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Robert Mueller faces grilling on Capitol Hill; reaction from Fox News contributor Sara Carter, ‘The Russia Hoax’ author Gregg Jarrett and Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz. #Hannity #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX
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Oregon’s state capitol (Reuters) Oregon’s state legislature imploded last week after eleven Republican state senators — the entire minority caucus in the state senate — disappeared just moments before a vote on a cap-and-trade climate bill put forward by the Democratic majority. The bill, called House Bill 2020, seems to have been effectively killed —
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Beto O’Rourke speaks at the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami, Fla., June 26, 2019. (Mike Segar/Reuters) While it’s political common sense that candidates are not generally assured of or eliminated from anything after one measly debate, it is certainly true that voter assessments can be quickly re-aligned. The last two nights of Democratic debates
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Voting started at 5:02 a.m. ET. 60 yeas needed to pass. Votes so far: 25 Yeas | 28 Nays Senator Ron Johnson presiding over pre-dawn session for vote on a measure to require Congressional authorization for military action in Iran. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin is the first to vote. The Senate will keep the
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2000—In sharp defiance of precedent governing facial challenges, the Supreme Court, by a vote of 5 to 4, rules in Stenberg v. Carhart that Nebraska’s ban on partial-birth abortion is unconstitutional. (As discussed here, the Court’s 2007 ruling on the federal partial-birth abortion ban in Gonzales v. Carhart corrects Stenberg’s error on the standard for
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