The urban disorder that became manifest during the 2020 summer riots has indirectly spawned two impressive books: Michael Shellenberger’s San Fransicko, written from the perspective of chastened progressivism, and Seth Barron’s more avowedly conservative The Last Days of New York. Iconic New York and incomparably beautiful San Francisco, both endowed with a surfeit of wealth
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Lawmakers pressed Food and Drug Administration officials and a baby formula manufacturer Wednesday at a tense congressional hearing on the massive formula supply shortages that are leaving infants hungry across the nation.  The hearing, held by the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations, was the first to focus specifically on the topic since the formula shortage
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The trial of Hillary Clinton and DNC lawyer Michael Sussmann is winding down in a Washington, D.C. courtroom. Sussmann is accused of lying to the FBI when he brought Hillary Clinton’s bought-and-paid-for fake news about Donald Trump secretly communicating with the Kremlin to the FBI, CIA, and the news media. He is accused of lying
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The Massachusetts high court dismissed oil giant ExxonMobil’s motion to dismiss a state lawsuit accusing it of misleading investors on climate change Tuesday. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the state could proceed with its lawsuit against ExxonMobil and that a free speech law didn’t protect the company’s activity in question, according to the
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In the aftermath of a horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday that left 19 elementary-aged students and three adults dead, some — including a father who lost his teenage daughter in a separate school shooting — are calling on the government to ramp up school security. Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow died during
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“Give me control of a nation’s money,” an 18th-century banking oligarch once said, “and I care not who makes its laws.” That may have sounded like hubris at the time, but digital technology could soon make it an understatement. Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), currently in various stages of development around the world, are being
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Following public outcry, State Farm Insurance said it has ended support for a project designed to place gender ideology books in children’s schools and in libraries.  A leaked State Farm email from January, addressed to the insurer’s agents in Florida, asked for volunteers to donate leftist gender ideology children’s books to local schools, community centers, and libraries to
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted President Joe Biden in the immediate aftermath of his bitterly partisan and divisive speech to the nation on the tragic elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas in which 18 elementary school children and one teacher were killed. Carlson, who suspected Biden might decide to further divide the country during his speech warned
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Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp won his party’s gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, allowing the incumbent to run for a second term in the general election, according to several election forecasters. Kemp successfully fended off a primary challenge from former Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue, who received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement. The governor secured Trump’s
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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp defeated former U.S. Sen. David Perdue in the Peach State’s GOP gubernatorial primary contest on Tuesday — the Associated Press has called the race for Kemp, which marks a blow to former President Donald Trump who had backed Perdue. Former Vice President Mike Pence, who served alongside Trump, had supported Kemp.
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Former GOP Rep. David Jolly said that there is an “anti-Christian” streak running through the modern Republican Party. During an appearance on MSNBC, Jolly said that the GOP has “an anti-democratic, authoritarian … xenophobic, culture war, divisive, angry platform.” “There is an anti-Christian theme in today’s Republican Party. This whole ‘what would Jesus do’ constituency,
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The potential overturn of Roe is likely to shake up political coalitions in this country. Many predict that either party’s decision to push unpopular policies will redound to the advantage of the other party, especially among moderate voters and in the suburbs. Maybe so. Taking unpopular positions is, after all, unpopular. But I think the
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Democrats are calling for a crackdown on domestic terrorism, but Republicans say their colleagues want to pass legislation that endangers the privacy of all Americans.  Democrats’ proposed legislation is “nothing more than empowering the federal government to police thought and speech in the United States of America,” Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, says.  The House last
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A federal appeals court ruled that Florida’s “censorship” law violated the First Amendment rights of Big Tech companies. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and blocked part of the law. The internet groups represented TikTok, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and more.  The court
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