[ad_1] The Pilgrims Signing the Compact, on board the Mayflower, Nov. 11th, 1620, engraving by Gauthier (Library of Congress) The Mayflower Compact, signed 400 years ago this week, helped lay a foundation for America’s commitment to government by consent of the governed. In his famous Leviathan, the 17th-century theorist Thomas Hobbes argued that members of
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[ad_1] (BigNazik/Getty Images) The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s legitimization of ‘hate speech’ restrictions undermines American principles and foreign policy. The United States supports a robust view of free speech and does not recognize any government ability to restrain so-called hate speech. Instead, the U.S. Supreme Court has held repeatedly that government attempts to
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[ad_1] The academic achievement gap between black and white students has proven resistant to most educational policy changes. Some say that educational expenditures explain the gap, but is that true? Look at educational per pupil expenditures: Baltimore city ranks fifth in the U.S. for per pupil spending at $15,793. The Detroit Public Schools Community District
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[ad_1] Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ordered county election boards in Pennsylvania to comply with guidance requiring them to keep ballots received after 8 p.m. Election Day “in a safe, secure, and sealed container separate from other voted ballots,” as Newsweek and other outlets reported Friday. How could Alito’s directive affect returns for the presidential
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[ad_1] The ruling, deemed a success by many, has hurt conservatives horribly. Real reform can be found by looking to our past. Few are satisfied with the present state of American politics: a polarized House of Representatives and state legislatures, a presidential race in which vast sums of money from unidentified sources are being spent,
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[ad_1] Whether or not President Trump remains President Trump, his impact on the trajectory of the Republican party is undeniable. The party will never return to the party of Ronald Reagan (eternal rest grant unto his soul). Rather than mourning the death of the old party, conservatives should be thankful for what President Trump has
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[ad_1] Britain’s rising conservative star offers viable alternatives to both free-market economics and identity politics, charting a new course for the right. Republicans are looking at four years of rebuilding and preparing for the next presidential election. By that time, no Republican presidential nominee will have won the popular vote in twenty years. However, President
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[ad_1] Progressive far-left Democrats lashed out against centrist establishment Democrats for blaming socialist political platforms and “defund the police” efforts for their 2020 electoral failures. The progressive groups drafted a memo scolding Democrats for scapegoating their movement. The retort, drafted by groups including the Justice Democrats, the Sunrise Movement, and Data for Progress, was a
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[ad_1] Read it here (hat tip to Tyler Cowen). Using state-level data from the former Confederacy all the way back to 1913, it checks to see if trends in black gun ownership correlate with trends in lynchings and homicides. The key findings: • From 1913 to 1949, lynchings were less common when and where more
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[ad_1] Joe Biden is calling for unity following the 2020 presidential election, but it’s clear that many of the former vice president’s supporters view postelection unity as something to create by force and intimidation. That sort of unity is enforced by ruthless institutional pressure and cancel culture. It’s a tactic that the left already uses
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[ad_1] Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” dismissing a question about when the State Department might begin working with the transition team of former Vice President Joe Biden, whom several media outlets have declared the winner of the Nov. 3 election. President
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[ad_1] Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., November 10, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he does not see a need to launch legal action to compel the Trump administration to cooperate with Biden’s transition team. “We’re just going to proceed the way we have,” Biden said. “We’re going
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[ad_1] When pressed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about “who’s responsible” for the FBI’s misconduct and lies in the Russia collusion investigation during a hearing Tuesday, former FBI Deputy Director turned CNN analyst Andrew McCabe told the committee: “I am certainly responsible as a person in a leadership position.” His testimony was the
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[ad_1] Democratic Senate challenger Cal Cunningham speaks to voters in Durham, N.C., November 3, 2020. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham on Tuesday conceded the North Carolina race to incumbent Republican Thom Tillis. “Earlier this afternoon, Cal Cunningham called me to offer his concession,” Tillis said Tuesday in a statement. “This was a hard-fought
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[ad_1] An article in The Spectator discusses the embarrassing nature of Joe Biden’s invocation of the dismal Catholic hymn “On Eagle’s Wings,” loosely based on Psalm 91, during his speech on Saturday. Coincidentally, this happens to be the same psalm that Satan abused during the temptation of Christ: Then the devil took him to the
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