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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his wife Casey at a Trump campaign rally in Sanford, Fla., October 12, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Florida governor Ron DeSantis warned corporations against trying to “genuflect” to “wokeness” in comments on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures. When asked what he thought about Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game
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(alfexe/iStock/Getty Images) Many charitable foundations have been captured by the Left. For generations, American philanthropists have devoted their lives to empowering their fellow citizens. I chose philanthropy as a career because it gave me the opportunity to pass on the ideals of hard work, personal responsibility, education, and faith — ideals that allowed my family
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., November 30, 2018 (Jim Young/Reuters) 2009—Canon 2 of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges provides that a judge “should act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.” But then-Second
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Protesters rally outside Brooklyn Center Police Department a day after Daunte Wright was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., April 12, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) A federal judge in Minnesota issued a temporary restraining order that prohibits law enforcement officers from arresting or using physical force against journalists covering the Daunte
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(diane39/Getty Images) The answer turns on the occupation’s culture — and its low tolerance of risk. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A major theme of the “when do we reopen” debate across the country has been the resistance of teachers to reopening in-person school. This is partly a function of public-school teachers’ unions, which often do not reflect
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Gov. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) speaks during CPAC in Orlando, Fla., February 26, 2021. (Joe Skipper/Reuters) Ron DeSantis has all the right enemies — we’ve established that much. Lucky for the Florida governor, ever-more ridiculous people alleging ever-more ridiculous things continue to assail him, sending his stock soaring ever-higher. This time it’s Joy Reid of
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U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest in Bost Kalay, Afghanistan, March 17, 2018. (Sergeant Sean J. Berry/USMC) Well, well, well. Just hours after Joe Biden finally announced his big decision on Afghanistan, and minutes before sanctions on Russia were updated, news outlets are reporting that U.S. intel has low confidence in the story that Russia
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Vanita Gupta speaks during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability in Washington, DC, June 10, 2020. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via Reuters) Five Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee — Senators Cornyn, Grassley, Tillis, Cruz, and Hawley — sent a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Acting SEC
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President Joe Biden announces executive actions on gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, April 8, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The misguided campaign to clamp down on homemade firearms presents a slippery slope. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S ince before the United States existed as an independent nation, Americans have been making firearms
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks to Defense Department personnel during a visit to the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., February 10, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) With Beijing and Moscow circling, the White House has proposed a slight defense-spending cut to placate progressives. In 2018, a congressionally mandated panel of defense experts convened to evaluate the Trump administration’s
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I recently looked at Senate Bill 140, Montana’s new law eliminating the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission — an unelected body that severely limited the governor’s options to fill state court vacancies. The law is being challenged in the Montana supreme court by activists, former state legislators, and Montana’s League of Women Voters as a violation
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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., December 21, 2012. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters ) I find myself in the rare position of dissenting from Noah Rothman in his latest at Commentary, in which he defends Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson. Hutchinson has been harshly critiqued by many on the right  — including
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Voters at a polling place at John Jay College in New York, November 6, 2012. (Chip East/Reuters) Democrats have internalized the results of years of push-polling that shows an overwhelming majority of Americans sharing their vision for the future. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L iberal writers spend an inordinate amount of time convincing themselves that the
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Then-President Donald Trump talks with reporters next to then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Roy Blunt as he arrives for a closed Senate Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill, March 26, 2019. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) When Donald Trump unloaded on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over the weekend, it harkened back to the glory days
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Judicial Nominee Wendy Vitter (Screengrab via Politico Watch) 2018—“Progressive fury” (as CNN puts it) is unleashed on federal district nominee Wendy Vitter for declining to opine at her confirmation hearing whether she believes that Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided. Malicious charges spread that Vitter supports racial segregation. Never mind that, like many
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Hunter Biden attends his father Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool/Reuters) Censoring content about these controversies only fuels the public’s increasing distrust of the media and Big Tech. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E ric Hoffer,
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Former president Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla., February 28, 2021. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) Former President Donald Trump on Saturday took aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Anthony Fauci, and former Vice President Mike Pence in an expletive-laced, off-script speech at a major Republican National Committee donor gathering.
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White House coordinator for the southern border Ambassador Roberta Jacobson takes a question during a White House press briefing in Washington, March 2021. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Roberta Jacobson, the Biden administration’s coordinator at the southern border, announced on Friday that she would step down from her position at the end of April. Jacobson said she always
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People who have been vaccinated are less likely to consider it safe to travel than people who haven’t been vaccinated and don’t want to be. Philip Klein suggests that the perverse messaging from public-health officials helps to explain this pattern. I suspect, though, that part of the explanation is simply that people who have been
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Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci waits to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2020. (Kevin Dietsch/Reuters Pool) For months, public-health officials and the media have made the inexplicable decision to consistently downplay the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Everybody from Joe Biden to Anthony Fauci
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Chicago-based breathing expert Dr. Martin Tobin is questioned by prosecutor Jerry Blackwell, while Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill presides, on the ninth day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minn., April 8, 2021 in this courtroom sketch. (Jane Rosenberg/Reuters) The developments could also be devastating for the three
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The egregious decision by Major League Baseball to move the All-Star Game from Georgia over its disagreement with a piece of legislation passed by the state legislature has been a seminal moment in the development of woke capitalism. Conservatives have, for decades, complained about the liberal cultural influence
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