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U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Here’s an excerpt from the transcript of the oral argument in the voting-rights case argued this week before the Supreme Court: CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: You — you talk about the concern being that the analysis would be driven to racial proportionality under the Respondents’ approach.  Now I understand the concerns about that
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Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus arrive at Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, February 3, 2021. (Thomas Peter/Reuters) The World Health Organization team that investigated the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, will delay publishing its findings following calls for greater transparency in
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A nurse injects a boost dose during a coronavirus community vaccination event in Martinsburg, W.Va., February 25, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) On the menu today: The CDC delays the release of its guidelines for vaccinated Americans, raising tough questions about what’s triggering its hesitation; the evidence that vaccination helps cut down on transmission a lot; and
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A Chinese student who lodged a suit over school textbooks describing homosexuality as a mental disorder shows a textbook she refers to before going to the court in Beijing, China September 12, 2016. (Damir Sagolj/Reuters) On the menu today: A Chinese court upholds a ruling permitting a textbook description of homosexuality as “a psychological disorder,”
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C ancel culture has many faces. Few reveal the ugliness of the impulse more clearly than banning books. This time, the target of the book-banners is perhaps the most beloved American author of all: Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. The culprits include Seuss’s own heirs, the Biden administration, and
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State attorney general Letitia James in New York, November 19, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) New York attorney general Letitia James announced on Monday that her office has received a referral from the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo, allowing for an independent investigation of harassment claims against him. Former aide Lindsey Boylan has accused Cuomo of kissing
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Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (center) poses with Mexicans veterans who have been deported from the United States in Tijuana, Mexico June 3, 2017. (Jorge Duenes/Reuters) Representative Vicente Gonzalez (D., Texas) on Monday warned that President Biden’s immigration policies will be “catastrophic” for the country and the Democratic Party. In an appearance on CNN, Gonzalez expressed growing
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at a vaccination site in Brooklyn, N.Y., February 22, 2021. (Seth Wenig/Reuters) New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday responded to recent allegations of sexual harassment by former aides by saying that he was “being playful” at work, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.)
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Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., February 28, 2021. (Joe Skipper/Reuters) Former president Trump won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll on Sunday, with 55 percent of respondents saying they would vote for Trump in the 2024 presidential primary. The poll is conducted annually at CPAC
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Michael Madigan, speaker of the Illinois Representatives, listens to the State of the State address at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., in 2012. (Sarah Conard/Reuters) For decades, Illinois House speaker Michael Madigan dominated the state’s political system, corrupting it to his own ends. What should we make of his ouster? The Chicago machine
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing, June 12, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Friday urged the New York State legislature to open an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo brought by his former staffer, Lindsey Boylan. The progressive congresswoman told reporters that
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The Parthenon at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. (anyaivanova/Getty Images) One classical scholar believes that the field is too implicated in ‘whiteness’ to survive as-is. Here’s why he’s wrong. Rachel Poser’s recent New York Times profile of Princeton classicist Dan-el Padilla Peralta comes across as both glib and ominous. Referring to Padilla’s mission, the headline
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Today on The Editors, Charlie stands in for Rich and discusses the bomb strike in Syria, the slowing vaccine rollout, and the Equality Act with Michael and Jim. Listen below, or subscribe to this show on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or Spotify. Your browser does not support the HTML5 Audio element. Members of the National
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A nurse prepares a dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine at the Bathgate Post Office vaccination facility in Bronx, N.Y., January 10, 2021. (Kevin Hagen/Reuters Pool) As of this morning, the United States has administered 68.2 million COVID-19 vaccination shots into the arms and bloodstreams of its citizens — 6.5 percent of Americans have two
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks about the Equality Act in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2019. (Leah Millis/Reuters) The Equality Act, which passed the House in 2019 then stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate, is set to pass in the House today. It is a misnomer and a travesty. The bill would add to the Civil Rights
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Then-President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., February 29, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Even though he’s no longer president, Trump is set to directly and indirectly dominate the event. Donald Trump may not be president, but he’s still headlining CPAC. The former president will once again be
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The latest episode of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s “We the People” video series, highlighting some of the great work done by conservative organizations supported by the important philanthropy, features Robert Alt, president of The Buckeye Institute (and a great friend of NR), discussing (with Bradley president Rick Graber) some of the great work
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(Pascal Rossignol/Reuters) Most critics of Amazon and other world-bestriding technology companies focus on their size and market share, but another problem is their opacity: We still do not know, and may indeed never know, why Amazon has decided to ban Ryan Anderson’s book on the transgender controversy. Inquiries from National Review and from Anderson’s publisher,
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Today on The Editors, Rich, Charlie, and Alexandra discuss the blocking of Neera Tanden’s confirmation, Xavier Becerra’s total unsuitability to head HHS, and much more. Listen below, or subscribe to this show on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or Spotify. Your browser does not support the HTML5 Audio element. Members of the National Review editorial and
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Inflation forecasts are now rising following massive increases in government spending and the torrent of liquidity unleashed by central banks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ugo Montrucchio, head of multi-asset investments for Europe at Schroders, said clients of the £526bn UK asset manager were asking “more and more questions about inflation”. “Inflation is at the
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(Mike Segar/Reuters) A great deal of life in a self-governing nation is well governed by conventions rather than law. Which is precisely what makes Amazon’s decision to no longer sell Ryan Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally: Answers for Our Transgender Moment so obnoxious. We trust publishing houses to decide what gets published, and to
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