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Microbiologist Milagros Sola processes coronavirus tests in a lab at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 14, 2020. (David Ryder/Reuters) Over at Vox, Kelsey Piper concludes that gain-of-function research in contagious viruses is probably too dangerous to continue: The cost-benefit analysis for pathogens that might kill the people exposed or a
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Topics in this post: Illegal Aliens Illegal immigration LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge intercepted cocaine and currency totaling $1.1 million in value during two separate, unrelated incidents over the weekend. “CBP conducts enforcement operations to protect against the illegal importation of narcotics and
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(Pixabay) Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell recently suggested that the federal government should not bail out mismanaged state pension plans. I defended those comments in a column, noting among other things that McConnell is right about many state pensions. Some states have made exorbitant promises to their employees over the years without providing adequate funding.
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Lincoln Chafee drops out and Justin Amash jumps in, but is there any neutral ground in our culture war? Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., walks down the House steps of the U.S. Capitol during the House vote on the $483.4 billion economic relief package on Thursday, April 23, 2020. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via
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Montana governor Steve Bullock speaks on the first night of the second Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Mich., July 30, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Last month, the Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling showed the Montana Senate race dead even, with freshman Republican senator Steve Daines and incumbent Democratic governor Steve Bullock tied at 47 percent.  Now,
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Posted by: R. Mitchell in Featured News, Syndicated Posts, Trump Administration, White House Watch May 5, 2020 Topics in this post: Donald Trump featured President Donald Trump delivers remarks Tuesday at the Honeywell International mask production facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The event is scheduled to start at 1:30 MST. Content created by Conservative Daily News and
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Emergency medical service workers transport a patient to Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago, Ill., April 7, 2020. (Joshua Lott/Reuters) Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to see poll results suggesting significant numbers of Americans think the official numbers for the death toll are overestimating or underestimating the real number of fatalities from the coronavirus. Each side
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Sister Loraine McGuire with Little Sisters of the Poor after the Supreme Court heard Zubik v. Burwell, an appeal demanding exemption from providing insurance covering contraception, in Washington, D.C., March 23, 2016. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) This week, the Supreme Court will hear a series of oral arguments in a number of cases via telephone, due to
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Peter Kirsanow writes: The presumption among progressives was that white-on-black homicides (i.e., a white assault victim defending himself pursuant to SYG laws against a black assailant, resulting in the latter’s death) were more likely to be deemed justified than black-on-white homicides (a black assault victim defending himself pursuant to SYG laws against a white assailant,
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Brian Riedl has a series of striking charts about our fiscal outlook. These estimates assume no new “stimulus money” and an economy that reopens at the beginning of the summer: Riedl estimates a budget deficit of $4.275 trillion in 2020, and $2.19 trillion next year. This year’s deficit is estimated at 19.3 percent of GDP,
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U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NB) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 5, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS) Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) is urging that Phase Four of federal legislation responding to the COVID-19 outbreak should include protections for Americans with disabilities, whom he says are likely to be disadvantaged by policies to ration
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In recent years, the American Right has engaged in some very important internal debates. These have involved arguments over the various ways that our principles might apply to contemporary problems, and also disputes over how to prioritize those principles and how to understand those problems. At times, these debates have suffered from Twitteritus—a cruel disease
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Joe Biden is rumored to be taking a look at Elizabeth Warren for the vice-president’s spot. He’s already talking like her, e.g.: “Look, you know Wall Street is — they’re good folks. But, guess what, they didn’t build America.” “You didn’t build that!” I think I have heard that homily before. Question: Does Joe Biden
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Where Barack Obama achieved notoriety for “leading from behind,” Joe Biden, these last two months, has been leading from the basement. And, one must add, doing so quite successfully. Since his rout of Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday, Biden has led President Donald Trump in every national poll and, lately, opened up a lead in
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Topics in this post: Donald Trump The President’s Schedule President Donald Trump will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, where he will participate in a roundtable discussion on supporting Native Americans, then tour Honeywell International mask production line, and then deliver a speech. Keep up with Trump on Our President’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s Itinerary for 5/5/20
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An internal Chinese report warns Beijing officials that backlash from the coronavirus pandemic risks tilting China into a full bore armed conflict with the United States, Reuters reported Monday. Anti-China sentiment hasn’t been this white-hot since the Tiananmen Square crackdown more than three decades ago, sources familiar with the paper told Reuters. They spoke on
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Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow would not definitively rule out the possibility of local immigration policy being a condition for a federal bailout package for state governments.  Kudlow’s comments come after President Donald Trump suggested he may withhold coronavirus relief for states that have sanctuary cities, saying those policies must be adjusted.  The
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Representative Justin Amash of Michigan, a Libertarian candidate for president, has been discussing Trump’s record on judicial issues with the legal scholar Randy Barnett, the journalist Guy Benson, and others. Amash thinks that Senator McConnell should get more credit than Trump for the federal judiciary’s right turn. Amash thinks that because judicial nominees can no
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