POLITICS & POLICY

(xmee/iStock/Getty Images) President Biden’s HHS has gone all-in on radical transgender ideology, encouraging early body-changing medical interventions as “gender-affirming” care. From the HHS Office of Population Affairs publication: Gender-affirming care is a supportive form of healthcare. It consists of an array of services that may include medical, surgical, mental health, and non-medical services for transgender
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President Joe Biden takes a question after announcing the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day for the next six months from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of administration efforts to lower gasoline prices at the White House in Washington, D.C., March 31, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) A White House fact sheet
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President Joe Biden attends a European Union leaders summit at the Europa Building in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2022. (Johanna Geron/Reuters) After President Biden’s Build Back Better social spending bonanza stalled due to obstruction from moderates, progressives began urging him to bypass Congress and enact his policy priorities via executive order. The package that stalled
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President Joe Biden at a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., January 19, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Title 42, a Trump-era public-health restriction on immigration, is reportedly set to end on May 23. The AP reported that the administration “would halt use of public health powers to absolve the
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A Border Patrol helicopter searches for immigrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into the U.S. in the Rio Grande Valley sector near McAllen, Texas, April 2, 2018. (Loren Elliott/Reuters) Zack reports that: The Biden administration will end the Title 42 public health order that allows border agents to immediately expel illegal border crossers, according
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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey speaks with attendees at the end-of-year board meeting for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Phoenix, Ariz., June 17, 2021. (Gage Skidmore) Republican Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed a bill Wednesday restricting participation in women’s sports to female athletes and another bill banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
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Then-Democratic 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden, his son Hunter and his wife Jill celebrate onstage at his election rally in Wilmington, Del., November 7, 2020. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) If we’re going to create transparently idiotic, partisan standards on the fly, they should be applied to everyone in government. If Clarence Thomas has an ethical obligation to
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Alexandra DeSanctis and Jill Filipovic debate abortion at the University of Notre Dame on March 29. (Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government) We can’t avoid this debate just because we might wish it were already ‘settled.’ NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n Tuesday evening, I participated in an abortion debate hosted at my alma
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Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks to reporters after briefing Senators on the coronavirus outbreak in China on Capitol Hill, January 24, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Dr. Anthony Fauci said he doesn’t believe it is possible to determine whether the overall costs of Covid lockdowns were worth the benefits, in an interview on the BBC’s Sunday Morning. “I’m interested
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President Joe Biden announces new actions against Russia for its war in Ukraine at the White House in Washington, D.C., March 8, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Biden’s new budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, like his budget proposal last year, omits the Hyde amendment, which prohibits federal money from directly reimbursing abortion businesses for
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2000—In dissent (in City of Erie v. Pap’s A.M.), Justice Stevens, joined by Justice Ginsburg, opines that an ordinance generally barring public nudity violates First Amendment speech protections. Amidst discussion of pasties and G-strings, Stevens complains that the ordinance was adopted in response to a specific concern about nude dancing at strip clubs rather than
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From left: The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell, Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra, and the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan sail in formation during Talisman Sabre 2019 exercises in the Pacific Ocean, July 11, 2019. (Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Markus Castaneda/US Navy) President Biden’s budget request, released this
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Will Smith (R) hits Chris Rock as Rock spoke on stage during the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., March 27, 2022. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Welcome back to “Forgotten Fact-Checks,” a weekly column produced by National Review’s News Desk. This week, we recap reactions to the assault at the Oscars, call out Democrats’ hypocrisy on the
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Lia Thomas (Right), Nikole Hannah Jones (Center) (Alice Vergueiro/Abraji via Wikimedia Commons, Nerthuz/Getty Images) On trans and much else, NR bucks the new orthodoxies. The world may have gone crazy, but, at National Review, our answer remains steadfastly “No.” No, we don’t believe the nonsense we’re being sold. No, we won’t believe the nonsense we’re
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(gpointstudio/iStock/Getty Images) Biden’s Department of Education is using obscure bureaucratic rulemaking to kill the federal charter-school program without having to explain why. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he decades-long honeymoon between Democrats and charter schools was too good to last. Starting in the Reinventing Government era, Democrats like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama praised public charter
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The new NBC News poll confirms that Biden is getting no bump — he’s at flat 40 percent approval — and it’s inflation that’s destroying his presidency: Approval of Biden’s handling of the economy is declining as the cost of living has jumped to become Americans’ most important issue in the poll, displacing jobs and
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