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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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NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci addresses the daily press briefing at the White House, January 21, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) His job is to relay information to the public, not threaten doom, or coax or trick us into doing things. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief pandemic adviser to President Joe
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Neera Tanden speaks at a hearing with the Senate Committee on the Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 10, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker/Pool via Reuters) Generally speaking, the Senate should be willing to give the president the cabinet he wants. But that doesn’t mean that the Constitution’s assignment of a power to advise and consent
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( Zolnierek/Getty Images) 1996—In Fierro v. Gomez, a Ninth Circuit panel, in an opinion by Judge Harry Pregerson, rules that California’s method of execution by lethal gas violates the Eighth Amendment. 2017—Defying the Supreme Court’s landmark Second Amendment ruling in Heller v. District of Columbia (2008), the en banc Fourth Circuit rules by a 10-to-4
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C itizen lawmaking is under attack as never before — from both Democrats and Republicans. More and more state legislatures have made it harder for voters to place initiatives on the ballot in the 26 states that allow for some form of the process. Republicans are upset that progressives have used initiatives
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School buses remain unused while schools are closed in San Francisco, Calif., April 7, 2020. (Stephen Lam/Reuters) Four members of a northern-California school board resigned on Friday, after they mocked parents who pushed to reopen district schools. The comments by members of the Oakley Union Elementary School Board were recorded by parents during a virtual
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A trader outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, February 16, 2021 (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) The week of February 15: good long-term gloom, the mess in Texas, a trillion here, a trillion there, and much, much more, including the latest in our new podcast series, the Capital Record. Well, the S&P may not
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) speaks on Capitol Hill, December 1, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Senator Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) said Friday he will not support Neera Tanden’s nomination for director of the Office of Management and Budget, citing her “overtly partisan statements.” The moderate Democrat’s opposition imperils Tanden’s confirmation with the Senate evenly divided
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President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, Wis., February 16, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) By creating conditions that could lead the Federal Reserve to slow the recovery, President Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic relief and stimulus proposal might stop the benefits of an expanding economy from reaching low-wage workers. According to my calculations,
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Walmart pharmacist Carmine Pascarella administers a Moderna coronavirus vaccine to Jeff Stone inside a Walmart department store as Walmart and other major U.S. pharmacies take part in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, in West Haven, Conn., February 17, 2021. (Mike Segar/Reuters) An odd alliance has developed over the last few months between those reticent to
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Rush Limbaugh speaks at the 2019 Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Fla., December 21, 2019. (Gage Skidmore) Which is the real Rush Limbaugh — the merry prankster of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, or the unifying voice of conservatives across the country? Just tune in . . . Editor’s Note: The following cover story on
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Radio show host Rush Limbaugh speaks at a forum hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2006. (Micah Walter/Reuters) Liberals on Twitter celebrated the death of Conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday, with their messages of disdain for the 70-year-old media legend causing “Rest in Piss,” “Good Riddance,” and “Rot in Hell”
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Detail of Thomas Jefferson portrait by Rembrandt Peale, 1800 (Wikimedia) The return of the earmark debate is bringing back fond memories of the late, great Senator Tom Coburn (R., Okla.), who led the fight against earmarks and went back-and-forth with me on the topic on NRO. I defended earmarks on the ground that if money
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T his past Sunday, Bill Gates (net worth, $133 billion) and Anderson Cooper ($110 million) got together on 60 Minutes to discuss the numerous sacrifices Americans will be expected to make to avert an imminent climate catastrophe. First, we should refrain from referring to these sorts of conversations as “journalism,” since Cooper
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The sun sets behind power-generating turbines of a wind farm in Mirnyi, Crimea, June 1, 2018. (Pavel Rebrov/Reuters) Baby, it’s cold outside! Much of the Midwest and Mountain states are seeing subzero temperatures and blizzard conditions as the polar vortex sweeps through. As far south as Dallas, the temperatures dipped into the 20s. In parts
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