POLITICS & POLICY

Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) questions FBI Director Christopher Wray during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing on Capitol Hill, June 23, 2021. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via Reuters) Citing his history of opposing legislation that would displace American workers, Republican Senator Bill Hagerty is pressing Senator Bernie Sanders to oppose provisions
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(photosbyjim/Getty Images) Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill Monday mandating that transgender athletes participate in school sports teams corresponding to the biological sex listed on their birth certificate. The bill affects elementary to university-level athletics and will take effect in January. Representative Valoree Swanson, the bill’s sponsor, said earlier this month that it would
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Opponents of Critical Race Theory attend a packed Loudoun County School board meeting in Ashburn, Va., June 22, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) The father of a girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted in a Loudoun County, Va., school called on the National School Boards Association to apologize directly to parents for comparing them to domestic terrorists.
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How bad are things getting? Very bad, writes Jeffrey Tucker in this Brownstone Institute essay. Years of government meddling in the spontaneous order of the market are now producing a perfect storm of empty shelves and people who either have been forced out of work or prefer to sit around collecting federal money. Tucker wrote,
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President Joe Biden speaks to media as he boards Air Force One for travel to Pennsylvania from Joint Base Andrews, Md., October 20, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Amid growing public concerns over inflation and immigration, President Biden’s average job approval rating has slumped to a new low. As of late October, 43.4 percent of Americans approve
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Steam rises from cooling towers of the Electricite de France nuclear power plant behind houses in Dampierre-en-Burly, France, October 12, 2021. (Benoit Tessier/Reuters) Macron gets the case for nuclear power. Why doesn’t Biden? NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here are twin energy crises emerging on opposite sides of the country. In New England, a dearth of
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Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World (Free to Choose Network/Trailer image via YouTube) A walk through some of the legendary economist’s most quotable lines. Few social scientists are able to distill their thoughts into such punchy lines as Thomas Sowell, the great economist whose ideas are celebrated in Jason L. Riley’s inspiring book
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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., October 21, 2021. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) He’s a gifted originalist, of course. But we shouldn’t forget the depth of his kindness. I sat motionless in front of my laptop, trying desperately to clear my foggy head when my phone rang. It was
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Attorney General Merrick Garland departs after speaking during an event at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., June 15, 2021. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Garland’s memo serves a pernicious progressive crusade to render these rights little more than a parchment promise. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Soviet constitution of 1936, Joseph Stalin’s constitution, explicitly guaranteed freedom
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Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.,) during Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, D.C., February 22, 2021 (Demetrius Freeman/Reuters) Republican Senator Josh Hawley has called for U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s resignation over the Justice Department memorandum directing the FBI and federal law enforcement to probe and potentially prosecute
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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/Reuters) Anthony Fauci is in the thick of it again. This time, he is accused of funding animal experiments with beagles that sure seem to be
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President Ronald Reagan meets with Robert Bork in the White House, October 9, 1987. (White House Photographic Collection/Wikimedia Commons) 1987—Culminating an unprecedented campaign of lies, distortions, and vilification, the Senate rejects, by a vote of 58 to 42, President Reagan’s nomination of Judge Robert H. Bork to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by retiring
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The Democrats want monthly checks for parents, subsidies for child care, and paid family leave all to be in their giant spending bill. Senator Joe Manchin says they can only have one of the three. Cue the debate: The Times quoted a sociologist who argued that paid leave was necessary for “changing gender norms both
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Glen Gibellina, representing “We The People of Manatee County,” speaks during the Manatee County School Board meeting in Bradenton, Fla., September 7, 2021. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) The National School Boards Association has apologized for a letter that called on the Biden administration to investigate whether alleged threats against school-board members constituted domestic terrorism. The NSBA Board
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U.S. Border Patrol agent Carlos Rivera guides migrants to be processed after they attempted to cross the border from Mexico into Sunland Park, N.M., September 17, 2021. (Paul Ratje/Reuters) Border Patrol agents detained about 1.66 million illegal immigrants at the southern border for the fiscal year ending in September, the highest level ever recorded in
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Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to questioning from Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. (J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters) We still don’t know if a lab accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology caused the COVID-19 global pandemic. But now we do know for certain that there
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Alec Baldwin at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., September 17, 2017 (Mike Blake/Reuters) Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of the movie Rust in New Mexico on Thursday, killing the film’s director of photography and wounding the movie’s director, law enforcement said. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed
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President Joe Biden participates in a town hall about his infrastructure investment proposals with CNN’s Anderson Cooper in Baltimore, Md., October 21, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President Biden detailed a host of sticking points in negotiations with Senators Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) over the proposed reconciliation bill, in a CNN town
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Attorney General Merrick Garland appears before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 21, 2021. (Michael Reynolds/Pool/Reuters) The National School Board Association communicated with the White House before releasing a letter requesting federal intervention to investigate whether alleged threats leveled by parents against school
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Boston’s success has also come by way of some solid young contributors, including Jaylen Brown (pictured), Jayson Tatum, Marcus Morris, Marcus Smart, and Terry Rozier. They could be the deepest team to hit the court this postseason. (Mike DiNovo/USA TODAY Sports) A Chinese internet giant suspended its broadcasting of Boston Celtics games on Thursday following
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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group transits the Pacific Ocean in formation, January 25, 2020. (Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Anthony Rivera/US Navy) Another dishonest attempt to make a reckless $6 trillion agenda seem reasonable. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L iberals have tested many different talking points to make
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Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) questions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department budget request in Washington, D.C. April 10, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters) On Wednesday Democratic senator Bob Menendez shared the third proposal under his party’s consideration to nest amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2021. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters) Progressive representative Ilhan Omar has claimed that moderate Democratic senators, namely Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, obstructing the effort to kill the filibuster are “killing our democracy.” After Senate Republicans filibustered the Freedom to Vote Act,
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