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As history so often has it—the hardliners got their way.  The presidential ascent of Ebrahim Raisi, a baby boomer alumnus of the Iranian Revolution, sequestered fanatics on both sides of the debate to their respective corners. That is, following Iran’s presidential election, the conclusions of the faithful were clear. To its adherents, Persia’s Islamist revolution
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Morgan Stanley announced it would not let unvaccinated employees or clients into its office buildings, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. “Starting July 12 all employees, contingent workforce, clients and visitors will be required to attest to being fully vaccinated to access Morgan Stanley buildings in New York and Westchester,” Morgan Stanley Chief Human Resources Officer
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President Joe Biden’s education proposals are not fiscally modest. Two new years of free preschooling, staffed by unionized teachers. Free community colleges, for another year or two. Massive forgiveness of student debt. Nor are they modest in principle. They include prescriptive curricula, not free play, for toddlers; reintroduction of racial “disparate impact” as a curb
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President Trump revealed that he’s “very disappointed” in Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh for recent rulings they’ve made, particularly with the Obamacare case, in which they joined the majority in upholding Obamacare because the states that filed the lawsuit lacked standing. Trump mentioned nominating three justices to the Supreme Court as an accomplishment in
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House Oversight Committee Republican Jody Hice demanded a watchdog investigation of the federal government’s potentially illegal hiring practices. Hice, the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, asked Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Inspector General Mark Bialek to urgently open an investigation into reports that the agency has used illegal means to force senior
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(ilkercelik/Getty Images) If you ever wanted Google to stop sending you eerily targeted ads, there is good news on the horizon. Google and Facebook have recently come under scrutiny for allegedly selling users’ metadata (possibly to China) and for large-scale data breaches. Facebook, in particular, got into hot water for tracking data with the Facebook
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Years ago, a man with gaudy suits and a flamboyant hairdo toured America, defying a wealthy, entrenched, and controlling elite. The establishment had stuck to the same tired formula for years, and the people were hungry for a change. As the man spoke into the microphones on stages across the nation, he broke traditions and
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The radical attempt by Democrats to nationalize voting across the country appears to going down to defeat on Tuesday. So at the White House press briefing, the assembled partisan press whined that the administration didn’t do more to save the legislation. ABC’s Cecilia Vega spoke directly for Democrats, telling Press Secretary Jen Psaki the difficulty is
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Kyrsten Sinema at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce’s Manufacturer of the Year summit in Phoenix, Ariz. (Gage Skidmore) At New York magazine, Jonathan Chait argues that Kyrsten Sinema’s position on the filibuster is irrational because the current exceptions to the 60-vote threshold undermine the efficacy of her case: Almost every specific example she cites here
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The Court unanimously sided with the Catholic adoption agency, but a narrow ruling leaves an unclear precedent. It’s quite something when the Supreme Court not only allows the Free Exercise Clause to trump state equality laws, but does so in a 9-0 ruling. Last Thursday, the justices unanimously upheld a complaint by Catholic Social Services (CSS), a Roman Catholic fostering agency, that the City
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Sports media outlets over the weekend unleashed their fury on former and current pro athletes who spoke out against COVID-19 vaccinations. NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton and current Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley are expressing concerns about vaccines. NBC Sports Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio went ballistic on Beasley, saying he “unfairly assailed the NFL
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National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr. (National Review) For more than a year, we have Zoomed, and Zoomed like mad, but now it’s time for in-person gatherings once more — and National Review Institute will have one. This is the William F. Buckley Jr. Communicators Conference, to be held in mid July — on
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WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 10: FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill June 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Wray fielded a wide range of questions, including several about the January 6th Capitol riot. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The galaxy of media outlets, fact-checkers, and “disinformation” NGOs
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Reporters were as upset as every other category of Democrats when the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to have a discussion on whether politicians should be denied communion for being in dramatic contradiction of church teaching on social issues, especially on abortion. Reporters like Matt “The Advertiser” Viser at The Washington Post labored feverishly
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Nathan Law, the Hong Kong pro-democracy politician in exile, at a rally in Berlin during a visit by Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, September 1, 2020 (Michele Tantussi / Reuters) Let me offer a couple of links, to two podcasts: to Q&A, with Nathan Law; and to Music for a While, my latest episode. The
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