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U.S. Attorney John Durham (United States Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut/Wikimedia) John Durham, the special counsel tapped by the Trump administration to audit the Russia investigation, is expected to direct a grand jury to indict a cybersecurity attorney for knowingly making a false statement to the FBI. Durham is reportedly investigating whether Michael Sussmann, a
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United States Penitentiary, Marion, Ill. (Steve Starr/Corbis via Getty Images) The incarcerated population is falling, and it’s mostly hardened criminals ‘We take the big sellers, you take the small sellers.” It was a sensible division of labor, the kind that needs to be made when the federal and state governments have “concurrent jurisdiction” over a
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a campaign rally for Senator Bernie Sanders at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 21, 2019. (REUTERS/Monica Almeida) The mortgage has to be paid somehow, and politics beats the hell out of most rackets. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he thing to keep in mind is, none of the
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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at St. Mary’s Center during a “Stop The Recall” rally ahead of the recall election in Oakland, Calif., September 11, 2021. (Brittany Hosea-Small/Reuters) Personally, I don’t find it hard to imagine a Democrat winning a political race in California. Even a Democrat like Gavin Newsom. I especially don’t find it
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A Google logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., November 1, 2018. (Stephen Lam/Reuters) According to pro-life organization Live Action, Google has banned all of the group’s online advertising and prohibited the group from promoting its new video featuring a life-like reproduction of how an unborn baby develops in the
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ShutDownDC protesters assemble in Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s neighborhood. (Nic Rowan) Protesters raged against ‘white, cis, het men’ outside his home. Chevy Chase, Md. — Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s residence is surprisingly modest, given his neighborhood’s tony reputation. The house where he, his wife, and their two daughters live is a well-kept Cape Cod dressed head to
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Doha, Qatar, September 7, 2021. (Olivier Douliery/Reuters) At a congressional hearing on Monday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken admitted that thousands of legal permanent residents of the United States were left in Afghanistan:  Blinken: “Several thousand green
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United States Chief Justice John G. Roberts (Jim Young/Reuters) 2005—Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. stoically endures the endless opening statements of Senate Judiciary Committee members as his confirmation hearing begins. Roberts manages to keep a straight face throughout, including when hard-left Senator Charles Schumer, who (along with Teddy Kennedy and Dick Durbin) voted
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Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, April 23, 2021 (Erin Schaff/Reuters) Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer brushed off progressives’ demands that he retire to make room for a new nominee while the Democratic Party still holds power in the White House and Senate. During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, the 83-year-old justice said, “I didn’t retire
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An American flag flies near the base of the destroyed World Trade Center in New York City, September 11, 2001. (Peter Morgan/Reuters) The events of that day must be remembered, not whitewashed or sanitized for those who lack contemporary memories of them. We swore we would never forget. Twenty years ago this week, we watched
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The entrance to the New York Times Building in New York, June 29, 2021 (Brent Buterbaugh) 2017—In a New York Times interview just days after his retirement from the Seventh Circuit, Reagan appointee Richard A. Posner provides a candid description of his lawless “pragmatism”: “I pay very little attention to legal rules, statutes, constitutional provisions,”
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Environmentalists demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, during the 2015 World Climate Change Conference. (Mal Langsdon/Reuters) When COVID finally fades, how will the new authoritarianism that the public-health emergency enabled, be retained? By turning global warming/climate change into the next major public-health emergency. And the good news from our would-be overlords’ perspective, is
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Students wearing protective masks arrive for classes on the first day of school in Miami-Dade County amid the coronavirus pandemic at Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami, Fla., August 23, 2021. (Marco Bello/Reuters) Following the cues of President Joe Biden, the civil-rights arm of the Department of Education has launched a probe into Florida’s
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In considering President Biden’s proposed OSHA vaccine mandate, it should be possible to distinguish intention from mode of action. I think it’s very important that more people get vaccinated against Covid-19. And while it seems to me that offering people some financial or other enticement for getting vaccinated would be a better way to help
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his administration’s efforts to increase vaccinations from the White House in Washington, D.C., September 9, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) On the menu today: In the aftermath of President Biden’s fuming speech drafting America’s employers into becoming the enforcers of vaccine mandates, it is worth pointing out that SARS-CoV-2 is extremely
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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Delta variant and his administration’s efforts to increase vaccinations from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., September 9, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Biden has a dilemma. He was elected on a promise to “shut down the virus,” but eight months into his presidency,
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Florida governor Ron DeSantis speaks during a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport in Pensacola, Fla., October 23, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) The latest skirmish in the blue media vs. red state wars started when Florida governor Ron DeSantis had the temerity to suggest that vaccination against COVID-19 should be a personal choice. As I wrote
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President Joe Biden speaks during a briefing in Hillsborough Township, N.J., September 7, 2021. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters) And do it now. Mr. President, tear down this travel ban. Seriously, tear it down. Nix it. End it. Bring it to a close. Relegate it to history. Send it six feet under. Arrange its termination. Dispatch it. Dispose
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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem speaks at the North Carolina GOP convention in Greenville, North Carolina, June 5, 2021. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) South Dakota governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order on Tuesday to prevent abortions from being performed via telemedicine in her state. The order prohibits dispensation of abortion-inducing medication via telemedicine, delivery, or mail
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Alphonso David, then the Human Rights Campaign President, speaks at CNN town hall in 2019. (CNN/via YouTube) The president of the Human Rights Campaign was fired on Monday for aiding former Democratic New York Governor Cuomo in navigating his sexual harassment scandal. The boards of directors for the Human Rights Campaign and its affiliated non-profit
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