Policy

[ad_1] The Washington Post reports: Trump senior policy adviser Stephen Miller told White House supporters in a private call this week that the president’s new executive order curbing immigration will usher in the kind of broader long-term changes to American society he has advocated for years, even though the 60-day measures were publicly characterized as a “pause”
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[ad_1] President Donald Trump responds to a question during a news briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 6, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump on Friday said he was being “sarcastic” during the previous day’s press conference when he expressed interest in exploring whether light, heat and disinfectants could be potential treatments for
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[ad_1] Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questions Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, July 18, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the $484 billion coronavirus relief package to replenish the depleted small business loan program, with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) being the only
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[ad_1] Travelers stand at a Virgin Australia Airlines counter at Kingsford Smith International Airport, following the coronavirus outbreak in Sydney, Australia, March 18, 2020. (Loren Elliott/Reuters) Australia will keep its borders closed to foreign visitors for at least three more months to prevent the introduction of coronavirus cases into the country. “The international situation at
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[ad_1] A pharmacy worker shows pills of hydroxychloroquine used to treat the coronavirus at the CHR Centre Hospitalier Regional de la Citadelle Hospital in Liege, Belgium, April 22, 2020. (Yves Herman/Reuters) A doctor who was removed from his role overseeing a federal agency tasked with helping develop the coronavirus vaccine said that he was forced
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[ad_1] President Donald Trump speaks during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, April 21, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President Trump on Tuesday said an immigration ban he announced the previous day on Twitter would consist of a 60-day “pause,” to be renewed if the administration deemed it necessary. The pause will affect
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[ad_1] A police officer stands outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., January 22, 2020. (Sarah Silbiger/Reuters) The seemingly simple case generated five opinions but was correctly decided in the end. The Supreme Court has managed to transform a very straightforward issue into something quite complex. Don’t blame the current justices, though. On the
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[ad_1] Attendees walk past a Facebook logo at the company’s developers conference in San Jose, Calif., April 30, 2019. (Stephen Lam/Reuters) Instead of stifling protests against lockdowns, Facebook should treat political content dispassionately and allow users to curate their own experiences. A scattering of protests aimed at state lockdowns erupted across the country last week,
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[ad_1] President Donald Trump speaks at the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, April 18, 2020. (Al Drago/Reuters) The administration handled the potential shortage deftly.  At a coronavirus-task-force briefing at the beginning of April, White House adviser Jared Kushner explained the approach that would — as events proved — get the country
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[ad_1] Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference following a Senate vote on the coronavirus relief bill on Capitol Hill, March 26, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) They should be forced to tell Americans why racial and gender quotas are more important than saving employees from joblessness. Let’s not hear one more consonant
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[ad_1] Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., November 30, 2018. (Jim Young/Reuters) 1990—Dissenting in Osborne v. Ohio, Justices Brennan, Marshall, and Stevens opine that possession of child pornography is protected by the First Amendment. Though unmoored from any plausible meaning of the First Amendment, their position is
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[ad_1] Medical technicians take a sample to test for the coronavirus at a drive-through testing site in Medford, Mass., April 4, 2020. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) My piece yesterday went through some of the evidence, but new information keeps flooding in: First, researchers at Stanford gave antibody tests — which detect whether someone had COVID in the
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[ad_1] A woman wearing a face mask holds a placard as hundreds of supporters of the Michigan Conservative Coalition protest against the state’s extended stay-at-home order at the Capitol building in Lansing, Mich., April 15, 2020. (Seth Herald/Reuters) Dissenters and protesters could grow into a more significant minority. ‘Live Free or Die,” read one protester’s
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[ad_1] Health workers start the process to test people in a car as they use a newly approved saliva-based coronavirus test at a site in Edison, N.J., April 15, 2020. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) A number of NRO writers have offered today some valuable cautionary data about antibody testing and herd immunity. Certainly, one cannot yet anticipate
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[ad_1] New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy takes part in a summit in New York City, October 17, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Governor Phil Murphy’s comments represent an ideology that is completely unacceptable for a government leader in the United States. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy said he “wasn’t thinking of the Bill of Rights” while implementing
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[ad_1] Terry Lucas, 58, who said he had been homeless for a year and lost his maintenance job at a bar due to the coronavirus, in Denver, Colorado, April 14, 2020. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) A uniquely vulnerable population could be hit very hard. Last weekend brought sobering headlines for inhabitants of West Coast cities, who have
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[ad_1] New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy takes part in a summit in New York City, October 17, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said Wednesday that he was not thinking of the Bill of Rights when he implemented strict social distancing measures across the state, saying the consideration is “above my pay grade.”
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[ad_1] People cross a street during evening rush hour in Beijing’s Central Business District as the spread of coronavirus continues in China, April 15, 2020. (Thomas Peter/Reuters) U.S. intelligence has “increasing confidence” that the novel Wuhan coronavirus outbreak began in a lab that was researching bat-coronaviruses, contrary to China’s claim that the pandemic emerged from
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[ad_1] (Unsplash) U.S. Small Business Administration loans may dry up by the end of Wednesday even as businesses seek relief from closures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg has reported. The SBA’s emergency Paycheck Protection Program was established by Congress as part of its $2.2 trillion coronavirus-relief package. The PPP allocated $349 billion for
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