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Protesters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) On January 6, 2021, Mike Pence presided over a constitutionally mandated joint session of Congress to count the electoral votes. The Trump-Pence campaign disputed the 2020 results in election contests and in court, but by January 6, the legal options were exhausted.
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Service members of the 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces take part in military drills in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine, December 20, 2021. (Press Service of the 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade/Handout via Reuters) The White House is writing off an ally to appease an enemy. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he situation in Ukraine
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Jacob Anthony Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, of Arizona, poses with his face painted in the colors of the U.S. flag as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters) February 6, 2022: 13 months to the day since January 6. Team coverage.  New footage. March 6,
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), with Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. December 7, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The Left doesn’t want a debate over the details because it would show that the state laws they rail against simply make it easier
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A new year is upon us, and with it the new Winter 2022 issue of National Affairs. Among the offerings this time: Rick Hess on what the pandemic should teach us about education Ryan Streeter on the actual case for dynamism in American life Abby McCloskey on the future of family policy Chris Pope on
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(Jeenah Moon/Reuters) But politicians resist term limits, the most popular idea to help do that. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A lot of polls have been taken in the run-up to Thursday’s anniversary of the storming of the U.S. Capitol, and they make for sobering reading. A CBS/YouGov poll finds that 68 percent of respondents see the
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Jillian Golder, an employee of Oro Valley Hospital, has her temperature checked before receiving an antibody test for the coronavirus at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., July 10, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Reuters) Orwell’s line from Animal Farm comes to mind when you read about the way New York health officials are allocating resources. If you’re
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A boy takes a Zoom class at the Westchester Family YMCA which provides safe distance learning for local students in Los Angeles, Calif., March 2, 2021. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Teachers’ advocacy organization National Educators United is demanding a pause to in-person learning due to the Omicron wave spreading across the school districts.NEU describes itself as an ally
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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a repatriation ceremony for the six Canadian Armed Forces members killed in a helicopter crash in the Mediterranean, at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario, Canada May 6, 2020. (Frank Gunn/Pool via REUTERS) Government policies almost always have unseen, unintended, and unhappy consequences. Frederic Bastiat said that good economists would
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At a market in Tsomo, South Africa, December 2, 2021 (Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters) South Africa lifted a Covid-19-related curfew on Thursday as officials believe the fourth Covid-19 wave driven by the Omicron variant has receded, a cabinet statement announced.  The South African cabinet statement noted there was only a “marginal increase” in fatalities, as deaths remained
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People line up for a COVID-19 test in Times Square as the Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread in New York, December 26, 2021. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) I have written frequently here about how the medical establishment has been promoting policies that would discriminate against white people to promote “equity” (for example, this piece in the
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(dkfielding/Getty Images) The Cook Political Report released several ratings on Thursday showing the GOP as the clear favorite to take control of the U.S. House in the 2022 midterms. Three Democratic-held districts have fallen into the “lean Republican column,” while another two are in the “likely Republican” column. Meanwhile, just one Republican-held district currently leans
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Cattle wait to be guided down from their summer mountain pasture during the annual end-of-summer Almabtrieb cattle drive near Bad Hindelang, Germany, September 26, 2020. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters) The war against meat has become, so to speak, something of a staple for climate warriors, and one of the ways that it will be fought is by
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A person holds up a flag during rally to protest the Trump administration’s reported proposal to narrow the definition of gender to male or female at birth at City Hall in New York City, October 24, 2018. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Forgive the un-Christmas week post. (Though some of our much-beloved Christmas stories — A Christmas Carol
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(Maximusnd/iStock/Getty Images) UMass economics professor Isabella Weber has taken to the pages of The Guardian to argue for price controls to fight inflation. Weber writes: Today economists are divided into two camps on the inflation question: team Transitory argues we ought not to worry about inflation since it will soon go away. Team Stagflation urges for fiscal restraint
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Stand News acting chief editor Patrick Lam is escorted by police after they searched his office in Hong Kong, China, December 29, 2021. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters) A dissident pro-democracy website in Hong Kong closed Wednesday after police stormed its headquarters and arrested six current and former editors and board members in another free-speech suppression campaign in
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Cars line up for Covid tests at Sparrow Laboratories Drive-Thru Services in Lansing, Mich., December 27, 2021. (Emily Elconin/Reuters) We discussed on The Editors last week how hard we should be on Biden’s rapid-testing failure. I’ve tended to make wide allowances for the federal government’s failing to keep up with the pandemic, but it’s worth
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President Joe Biden and his COVID-19 Response Team hold their regular call with the National Governors Association to discuss his Administration’s response to the Omicron variant, in the White House, in Washington, December 27, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) President Joe Biden’s declaration that “there is no federal solution” to the spread of Covid on Monday stood
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Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 1, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) During an appearance on MSNBC Monday, Anthony Fauci said that a Covid-19 vaccine requirement for domestic air travel “should seriously be considered.” Fauci argued that the justification for such a
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Left: Rep. Pramila Jayapal; Right: Sen. Joe Manchin (Mandel Ngan/Pool; Joshua Roberts/Reuters) After Senator Joe Manchin delivered the likely death blow to Build Back Better, House progressives responded alternately by declaring him a liar, proceeding as if negotiations were ongoing, and calling on President Biden to enact an unspecified series of executive actions. The call
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Vice President Kamala speaks during a visit to Prince George’s County Brandywine Maintenance Facility in Brandywine, Md., December 13, 2021. Vice President Kamala Harris said Sunday that America will cease to be the “role model” of the world if Congress fails to pass an elections bill that Republicans believe will have the net effect of
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