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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the authorization of the coronavirus vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 at the White House in Washington, D.C., November 3, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) A federal judge on Monday placed a temporary injunction on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for health care workers at Medicare- and Medicaid-affiliated facilities. Judge
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Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via Reuters) With his latest remarks, Fauci has given his game away. It’s a game we should stop playing. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A few people show up in Botswana with a new variant
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Single family homes under construction in Valley Center, Calif., June 3, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. (Mike Blake/Reuters) COVID-19 managed to do quickly what our anti-trade protectionists have tried to do slowly: deprive American consumers of inexpensive imports. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f you ever have built a house, then you have probably experienced
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(giftlegacy/Getty Images) 1975—President Gerald Ford nominates Seventh Circuit judge John Paul Stevens to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by retired Justice William O. Douglas.    Not long before his death at the end of 2006, Ford will rashly state that he is “prepared to allow history’s judgment” of his presidency to rest exclusively on his
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Campus of Brown University in Providence, R.I. (Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) It hosted a professor promoting his book Decolonizing Palestine, which is academic-speak for “Denouncing Israel.” NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE B rown University is working hard to become the most anti-Israel school in America. In its competition with Columbia University and New York
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(tomloel/iStock/Getty Images) Surrendering to the progressive dominance of the state is not an option. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Wall Street Journal recently ran one of those opinion pieces you know you’ll remember years later. In “The Impossible Insurrection of January 6,” the Journal’s Barton Swaim argues that the invasion of the Capitol by a mob
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Shoppers browsing Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. (Wayne Bronner) With a 120,000-square-foot store dedicated to everything Christmas, and catalog orders coming from around the globe, it takes a lot of manpower to operate Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland. In a typical year, Bronner’s would have upward of 750 employees working at “the world’s largest Christmas store,” based in the
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Dear Weekend Jolter, First thing’s first: Happy Thanksgiving. I speak for myself, and I’m quite sure the rest of my colleagues, in expressing this institution’s gratitude for all of you, Jolters. 2021 has been nothing if not tumultuous — Inflation! Afghanistan! Border Crisis(es)! Variants! — and there’s simply no way we could have coped without
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Shoppers take advantage of Black Friday sales at a shopping mall in King of Prussia, Pa., November 26, 2021. (Rachel Wisniewski/Retuers) You can save money every day without fighting over TVs. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n Black Friday, people flock to stores hours before they open in the hopes of getting a good deal on
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(Roman Genn ) 2021—Happy Thanksgiving! Be grateful that the secular activists in the judiciary weren’t dominant when George Washington was president, or we’d never have this great, and deeply religious, American feast. In the words of Washington:  Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His
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Saule Omarova, President Biden’s nominee to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, answers at a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., November 18, 2021. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Five prominent moderate Democratic senators have vowed to reject President Biden’s nominee, Saule Omarova, for the nation’s top bank watchdog
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A soldier facing the Tiananmen Gate stands guard outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, in 2016. (Jason Lee/Reuters) Smaller countries that defy the Chinese Communist Party’s diktats do that braving the risk of a disproportionate, reckless, and punishing response. That’s what Australians saw when they dared to protect the integrity of
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An American Airlines Airbus A321 plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX), March 28, 2018. (Mike Blake/Reuters) And now, for another installment in my long-running series, “Screaming into the Void.” Commercial airline travel is terrible, of course, but American Airlines goes out of its way to make it worse in a couple of
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Darrell Brooks, charged with killing five people and injuring nearly 50 after plowing through a Christmas parade with his sport utility vehicle on November 21, appears in Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Wis., November 23, 2021. (Mark Hoffman/Pool via Reuters) Darrell Brooks, the suspect  in the Waukesha car-collision massacre that left multiple people dead and
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President Biden announces the nomination of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell for a second four-year term in Washington, D.C., November 22, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The Fed chief isn’t perfect, but Jerome Powell has consistently demonstrated the most important characteristic for central bankers: independence from elected politicians. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J oe Biden nominated Jerome Powell
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One of the most adroit bits of leftist phrase-mongering is the contrast between a “living Constitution” (what they want) and the “dead” one (which puts many obstacles in the way of big government). Professor David Eisenberg of Eureka College has written an excellent essay on the “living Constitution” idea. The difference between the leftist conception
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(Sergey Tinyakov/Getty Images) 1997—The Alaska supreme court rules (in Valley Hospital Association v. Mat-Su Coalition for Choice) that a hospital operated by a nonprofit corporation is a “quasi-public institution” and that the state constitution’s “right of the people to privacy” requires that the hospital allow elective abortions to be performed on its premises.  2013—By a
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Jamie Horning raises a sign to protest against the coronavirus vaccine mandates at Summa Health Hospital in Akron, Ohio, August 16, 2021. (Stephen Zenner/Reuters) We continue to be humbled by the COVID learning process, and unfortunately one of the things we’re learning is that, though the vaccines provide strong protection against death and serious illness,
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An anti-critical race theory sign is held at a Loudon County School board meeting in Ashburn, Va., June 22, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Continuing the wave of withdrawals, Mississippi and Illinois are the latest state school board groups to cancel their membership with the National School Board Association over its letter to the Biden administration requesting
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China’s Shuai Peng in action during her third-round match against Romania’s Simona Halep at the Wimbledon in London, England, July 7, 2017 (Tony O’Brien/Reuters) While the NBA was busy virtue-signaling about the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, the Women’s Tennis Association has been taking a bold stand against China over the strange disappearance of star player Peng
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Kyle Rittenhouse looks on during testimony at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., November 11, 2021. (Mark Hertzberg/Pool via Reuters) I could not be more delighted to be wrong. I was increasingly convinced with each passing hour that the Rittenhouse trial was headed to a hung jury. It was a very straightforward case, with
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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to American and French reporters during a press conference in Paris, France, November 12, 2021. (Sarahbeth Maney/Pool via Reuters) Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday said Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal is evidence that the criminal justice system needs to be reformed to be more “equitable.” “The verdict really speaks for itself,”
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