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Senator Ed Markey (right) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference for their proposed “Green New Deal” at the U.S. Capitol, February 7, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) slammed judicial originalism in a Senate floor speech hours before the expected confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on
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Perhaps Joe Biden has no Monday events because he thinks the best thing to do is to stay out of the news and to let President Trump generate his own controversies. Then again, Jill Biden will travel to Macon and Savannah, Ga., today, and Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris’s husband, will travel to Winston-Salem and Boone,
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Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow speaks to reporters inside the Brady Press Briefing room at the White House, February 13, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Monday that talks for a coronavirus stimulus relief bill have “certainly slowed down,” though Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will meet with House
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(Mike Blake/Reuters) Chicago Public Schools on Friday pushed back against the Chicago Teachers Union, which filed an unfair labor practice charge last week accusing the city’s school district of illegally refusing to negotiate with the union on how to safely resume in-person classes amid health concerns. The union has “refused to even discuss” returning to in-person classes,
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The Chronicle of Higher Education is a part of the leftist cabal that has taken over nearly all of our higher education system. In a recent essay, it complained about the politicization of public institutions. Naturally, its complaint was that in some states, conservatives have dared to fight back against leftist control, the right and
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign event at Dallas High School in Dallas, Pa., October 24, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Biden says he won’t end fracking. A look at his climate plan suggests otherwise. Much of the conflict between President Trump and Vice President Biden on the debate stage involved Biden’s position
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Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) questions Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, October 14, 2020. (Bonnie Cash/Pool via Reuters) It has been a long month since President Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Her confirmation should be celebrated as a victory for
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign event at Dallas High School in Dallas, Pa., October 24, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Thankfully, under our system of federalism, state legislatures can ward off such executive overreach. It comes as no surprise former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris are campaigning on promises
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Sunrise in the market square of Krakow, Poland (Liseykina/Dreamstime) Poland has traditionally outlawed most abortions, except for those obtained due to fetal abnormality or to save the life or health of the mother.  Now, the Constitutional Tribunal, Poland’s highest court, has ruled that abortion obtained because of fetal disability is unconstitutional. From the New York
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Representative Elise Stefanik, Republican of New York, asks questions during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry in Washington, D.C., November 13, 2019. (Saul Loeb/Reuters Pool) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is “lying to the American people” about his son Hunter Biden’s foreign
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Allan M. Josephson is a distinguished, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist based in Louisville, Ky. Over the course of his four-decade career in academic medicine, Dr. Josephson was clinically active treating patients and families, led two academic divisions of child and adolescent psychiatry, held senior teaching positions at three institutions, and published widely. He is
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, October 1, 2020. (Erin Scott/Reuters) The Washington Post reports that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) forced the Senate into a brief (and rare) closed session in a last ditch effort to convince Republicans not to proceed with the confirmation
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A man walks in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, October 29, 2018. (Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters) Donald Trump didn’t call them “sh-thole” countries — but to the outrage-prone ear, he came close. A moment from last night’s debate being treated by some in the media as (1) a diplomatic blunder,
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Jaime Harrison (left) participates in a DNC forum in Baltimore, Md., February 11, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Senator Lindsey Graham’s Democrat challenger, Jaime Harrison, raised more than $22 million during the first two weeks of October in a race that has unexpectedly become a dead heat than two weeks before Election Day. Harrison, who is running against Graham for his
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (at right) hold a news conference for their proposed “Green New Deal” on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., February 7, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The Green New Deal can be whatever AOC wants it to be. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, champion of the Green New Deal, would like to have her
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