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[World] Let's honor Martin Luther King Jr. today by rejecting critical race theory

Having fled communist Cuba as a political refugee, I grew up in a school system that created a false reality through Marxism.

The Castro regime tried to mold us to become what Che Guevara called the “new man and woman” — who could reform their “individual consciousness” to shed their ... Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM

[World] Democrats are still suffering from Trump derangement syndrome

It wasn’t so long ago that the entire Democrat establishment and biased mainstream media took the position that former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. That was false.

Legions of leftists conspired to mislead the American people about the veracity of Christopher Steele’s dirty dossier. ... Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM

[World] The Tragic Lesson of Don’t Look Up

What if the world ended in an election year?

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Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[World] [Irina Manta] Having Fun with Law Review Prose Machine-splaining academic writing Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[World] Ron Johnson for reelection in Wisconsin

Ron Johnson’s title is United States senator, but he is still the same small business owner and accountant I met years ago. I was a candidate for governor of Wisconsin, and we scheduled a time to meet him. He gave me a tour of his plastics company.  

Mr. Johnson ... Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM

[World] [Eugene Volokh] Thursday Open Thread What's on your mind? Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[World] The Pandemic of Fear

The past few years, governments and media have spread the fear-pandemic as an efficient way of ensuring compliance with Covid restrictions.

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Published:1/13/2022 11:35:37 PM
[World] A Distinction Without a Difference

The Biden Administration and Iraqi Government declared that the American military mission in Iraq is “non-combat.” The events of the last week show that is fantasy. 

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Published:1/12/2022 6:35:57 PM
[World] How to counter Iran's growing ties to China

Iran’s theocratic dictatorship, locked into a confrontation with the United States, is drifting into China’s orbit. The Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership agreement signed in Tehran last March and Iran’s joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in September underscore the expansion of political, economic and strategic ties between the two regimes.

These ... Published:1/12/2022 6:35:57 PM

[World] [Stewart Baker] The FTC jumps into Log4j cleanup with one foot Episode 389 of the Cyberlaw Podcast Published:1/12/2022 6:35:56 PM
[World] Pacific Powers Face China’s Rise

Japan has signed a historic defense treaty with Australia, but must do more to ensure its self defense.

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Published:1/11/2022 1:40:23 PM
[World] Michelle Obama enters politics with vengeance, bent on revenge

Michelle Obama, former first lady, just announced she's partnering her foundation, When We All Vote, with 30 other groups to register a million new voters before the midterms.

It’s go time for the left. Her entry into election politicking guarantees this fight over the Electoral College is ... Published:1/11/2022 1:40:23 PM

[World] Far Left Groups Look to Ban Rep. Madison Cawthorn From 2022 Ballot For Supporting 'Insurrection' Published:1/11/2022 1:40:23 PM
[World] Corrupt Democrats and their fake 'justice'

The wheels of justice sometimes grind very slowly. 

Or not at all.

In our current system, it appears that the only thing that matters is which party you belong to.

Corrupt Democrats almost never face punishment for their crimes. It doesn’t matter how glaring the evidence. 

IRS official Lois Lerner ... Published:1/10/2022 8:35:59 AM

[World] What is Vladimir Putin’s Endgame?

The 21st century's great bogeyman returns, on seemingly endless fronts, to test yet another American president.

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Published:1/10/2022 8:35:59 AM
[World] Supreme peril, as future of liberty hangs in SCOTUS hands with COVID-19 vaccine cases

The U.S. Supreme Court is due, in essence, to decide whether or not Joe Biden’s presidential dictates, through federal agencies, for tens of millions of Americans to get the COVID-19 shot or lose their jobs meet the smell test of the Constitution.

They don’t. 

“The cases came to the court ... Published:1/9/2022 3:35:14 AM

[World] The miscommunication of science by way of politics

Communicating science accurately can be a risky business, as the messaging on COVID-19 can attest.

The pandemic has shown that complex challenges require more than rigorous, effective solutions. Such challenges require a public buy-in to implement the solutions. But the public won’t buy in if they are suspicious of the ... Published:1/8/2022 5:32:12 AM

[World] Francis Against the Dog Moms

The pope says that a life of childless pet ownership "diminishes us, it takes away our humanity."

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Published:1/8/2022 5:32:12 AM
[World] Six more important issues than Jan. 6th

Here are six things Americans care more about than January 6th. 

1.) Cost of Living Is Too High

The average household in the United States spent around $3,500 more in 2021 “to achieve the same level of consumption of goods and services as in recent previous years (2019 or 2020).” ... Published:1/7/2022 12:35:55 AM

[World] [Eugene Volokh] Thursday Open Thread Special 2022 edition! Published:1/7/2022 12:35:54 AM
[World] A Light in the Darkness

The Division of Light and Power, by Dennis J. Kucinich (Primedia eLaunch, 2021), 683 pages. Younger readers can be forgiven for being unfamiliar with Dennis Kucinich. When he ran as a presidential candidate in the 2004 election, he put up a platform that was regarded as utterly ridiculous: not only legalizing same-sex marriage but also […]

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Published:1/7/2022 12:35:54 AM
[World] What’s Next For Sudan?

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has resigned.

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Published:1/5/2022 7:36:11 PM
[World] Blue pill or red pill: Which will Joe Biden pick?

In the 1999 film “The Matrix,” Morpheus gives Neo the choice of a blue pill or red pill.

The blue pill offered the chance to remain in his comfortable fantasy world, believing whatever he wants to believe. The red pill would cause Neo to confront a brutish reality. Neo takes ... Published:1/5/2022 7:36:11 PM

[World] [Stewart Baker] China dive Episode 388 of the Cyberlaw Podcast Published:1/5/2022 7:36:10 PM
[World] Last Stand of the Court Packers

The nation’s political centralizers find themselves distressed in an age in which there is increasing demand for decentralization.

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Published:1/4/2022 2:33:55 PM
[World] Freedom comes from God, not men

Editor's note: This is one in a series examining the Constitution and Federalist Papers in today's America.

No text is more celebrated as a guide to the genius of our nation’s founders than The Federalist, and no single essay from The ... Published:1/4/2022 2:33:55 PM

[World] [Josh Blackman] How Justices Scalia, Sotomayor, and Breyer Inscribed Books to RBG Justice Ginsburg's books are up for auction. Published:1/4/2022 2:33:54 PM
[World] Projections for 2022

With Yogi Berra’s cautionary note in mind, let’s think about the coming year.

Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, will eventually vote for something terrible, probably an extension of the child tax credit with some means testing and no meaningful work requirements. The important thing for progressives is that ... Published:1/3/2022 9:32:12 AM

[World] Eric Adams Takes the Reins in New York

A (plausibly) new phenotype of big city mayor took power in the Big Apple just after the ball dropped.

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Published:1/3/2022 9:32:12 AM
[World] Trouble With Tradition

The past is worthy of attention because its lessons are necessary for the care of the culture of the present and its promise for the future.

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Published:1/2/2022 4:34:16 AM
[World] [Josh Blackman] Chief Justice Roberts Dissents From Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court Roberts to Congress: Don't call us, we'll call you. Published:1/2/2022 4:34:16 AM
[World] How did the United States ever become so divided?

2021 is behind us. It has been another year of conflict. Another year of anger. Another year of division. A year of the vaccinated versus the unvaccinated, the masked versus the unmasked, of us against them. A time of racists calling everyone else racists, men calling themselves women and basically ... Published:1/2/2022 4:34:16 AM

[World] [John Ross] Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions Internet trolls, militant tactics, and big dicta energy. Published:12/31/2021 11:32:57 PM
[World] 2021: The left's radical indoctrination of students

Last year started with a disturbing discovery: Radical indoctrination took place in the Ames School District. A student at Iowa State University contacted the Campus Bias Tip Line at Young America’s Foundation. Students from preschool to high school at the local school district, according to their website, were going to ... Published:12/31/2021 11:32:57 PM

[World] Truth and the American Tradition

Our political philosophy must proceed first from objective reality, not from the subjective persuasions of a certain age.

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Published:12/31/2021 11:32:56 PM
[World] John Madden’s Game

We have lost football's human drama, its narrative element, the dejection of close losses and the incomparable thrill of upset victories.

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Published:12/30/2021 6:35:13 PM
[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: The Epic Story of the Making of The Godfather'

“Leave the gun, take the cannoli” is one of many iconic lines from the “The Godfather” film.

Mark Seal uses the line in the title of his book, “Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: The Epic Story of the Making of The Godfather.” The backstory behind the near-perfect crime film ... Published:12/30/2021 6:35:13 PM

[World] [Eugene Volokh] Thursday Open Thread What's on your mind? Published:12/30/2021 6:35:13 PM
[World] Trump's legacy lives on despite Biden's numerous failures

It’s the time of year when we ask ourselves what we are grateful for, what we got wrong and what we got right after being handed 12 fresh, unused months. For all of us, there are painful answers because what we got wrong has created humanitarian disasters here at home ... Published:12/29/2021 2:34:55 PM

[World] : 1 in 3 Americans just racked up more than $1,200 in holiday debt Here are some tips for paying it off in the New Year.
Published:12/29/2021 2:05:40 PM
[World] Kamala Harris' babbling interview

Vice President Kamala Harris denies that people within the White House are trying to undermine her. Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” host Margaret Brennan asked Ms. Harris about gossip that she is being set up to fail. Ms. Harris responded: “No, I don’t believe I’m being set up to ... Published:12/29/2021 1:32:30 PM

[World] Desmond Tutu: Truth and Reconciliation

Reflecting on Tutu’s accomplished life, it is difficult to escape the liberal ethos that permeates it.

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Published:12/29/2021 1:32:30 PM
[World] Gun Ownership Is Political Violence

While the liberties of landowners and craftsmen should be protected, the liberties of the hoplite are protected by definition.

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Published:12/28/2021 6:25:23 PM
[World] Data Matters: School Closures Only Accomplished Harm; Teachers' Unions Must Be Held Accountable Published:12/28/2021 6:25:23 PM
[World] Jerome Powell's hawkish moves are too timid

Facing surging inflation and a Democratic Congress hell-bent for leather on deficit spending, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell offers the weakest possible response to pressures for action.

Headline inflation is running at 6.8% — the highest pace in four decades. Neither the recent pullback in gasoline prices nor three vaccine ... Published:12/28/2021 6:25:22 PM

[World] Schiffty Character

Russia hoax booster and January 6 hawk Adam Schiff doesn't let reality get in the way of his political goals.

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Published:12/27/2021 1:23:49 PM
[World] Time has come for a nonmilitary equivalent to NATO to face the growing threat from China

Earlier this month, President Biden hosted the Summit for Democracy, bringing together the world’s democratic nations and those struggling for freedom against authoritarian dictatorships. It was an important, much-needed initiative that infuriated Beijing and Moscow. But it is only a beginning. Bringing allies together to talk is the first step, ... Published:12/27/2021 1:23:49 PM

[World] The dark side of the left's tyrannical 'democracy'

In the name of “democracy,” Democrats want to get rid of our current system of government.

That’s no small thing, given that the Constitution has held up for 240 years — longer than any other. The founders’ design of a federal republic with representative decision-making and checks and balances has ... Published:12/26/2021 7:43:49 PM

[World] Get on the Christmas train

One of the Christmas movies our family repeatedly watched when my boys were growing up was “The Polar Express.”

As you likely know, this is an animated film starring Tom Hanks as the conductor of a train that takes its passengers on a magical Christmas Eve trip to the North ... Published:12/26/2021 1:15:49 PM

[World] Pelosi's Jan. 6 witch hunt

The third impeachment witch hunt of former President Donald Trump led by unchecked grand inquisitors Reps. Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney of the so-called Jan. 6 select committee is the phoniest one yet.

In 2019, Mr. Trump became a victim of the first impeachment hoax based on a routine phone ... Published:12/25/2021 8:22:51 AM

[World] The Kingdom of Heaven at Hand

There is a reason Herod is jealous of the child born in Bethlehem. This is the King of kings, whose reign will do exactly what the client king fears.

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Published:12/25/2021 8:22:51 AM
[World] [Eugene Volokh] Thursday Open Thread What's on your mind? Published:12/24/2021 3:23:24 AM
[World] Heavenly Bethlehem calls for action here and now

The holy birth of Jesus in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago beckons us to harness goodness, overcome despair and build a more humane world. “Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God,” said Prophet Micah. This is how we should pursue equality and peace for all.

Bethlehem is no ... Published:12/24/2021 3:23:24 AM

[World] George Bailey is a Localist Hero

Heroes aren't perfect, but they always save their towns—and, most importantly, the people who live in them.

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Published:12/24/2021 3:23:24 AM
[World] Biden Yells Into The Covid Abyss

No one is listening to Biden when it comes to Covid-19.

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Published:12/22/2021 10:22:24 PM
[World] Biden's sinking poll numbers spell doom for Democrats in 2022

There’s new polling out, and it is not encouraging for President Biden. A recent Wall Street Journal poll showed 57% of voters disapprove of the job Mr. Biden is doing. Even worse for him, the poll found a near majority of voters “strongly disapprove” of Mr. Biden’s job performance, compared ... Published:12/22/2021 10:22:23 PM

[World] [Josh Blackman] SCOTUS Jabs OSHA Vaccine Cases on the Rocket-Docket Challenges to the federal mandates will be heard on Friday, January 7. Published:12/22/2021 10:22:23 PM
[World] Thanks for Reading
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Thanks for reading, please enjoy the archives!
Published:12/21/2021 5:24:13 PM
[World] The Military’s New Toy to Prevent War With China

Will USINDOPACOM's new software actually work? Or will it shield our incompetent military leaders from further accountability?

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Published:12/21/2021 5:24:13 PM
[World] Americans need for safety and security a top priority at the ballot box next year

With less than a year until the next midterm elections, recent shifts in polling, voting habits and firearms sales are sending a clear message to members of Congress in both parties: Safety and security will be a top priority for a majority of voters in red, blue and purple states, ... Published:12/21/2021 5:24:12 PM

[World] Turning bystander Americans into an active citizenry against Big Tech censorship

Former President Donald Trump will soon launch his new social media platform, Truth Social, and it can’t come any too soon. 

The reigning Big Tech powers, so full of hubris that they banned the former president, are a massive part of the leftist cabal that is remaking America in the ... Published:12/20/2021 12:22:54 PM

[World] A Distant Blockade in the Pacific

For a response to Chinese aggression that deescalates rather than escalates, look to World War I.

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Published:12/20/2021 12:22:54 PM
[World] [Eugene Volokh] Assignments Aimed at "Requiring a Statement" of Ideological Belief from Students May Violate First Amendment In June, I wrote about Oliver v. Arnold, which dealt with a complicated question: A public school may of course compel a great deal of speech by its students (on exams, papers, homework assignments, and in-class exercises); but it may not compel its students to "declare a belief," for instance by saluting the flag or… Published:12/20/2021 12:22:53 PM
[World] Democrats, globalists are determined to keep coronavirus as crisis

President Joe Biden told a coronavirus-weary nation that those who are still unvaccinated are looking at a winter season of “severe illness and death,” and that the omicron variant was “here now,” “spreading” fast, and only “going to increase” as the days turn to weeks and months.

Say hello to ... Published:12/19/2021 7:24:30 AM

[World] Kavanaugh, Barrett's silence degrades religious freedom

They did it again. Two of former President Donald Trump’s allegedly constitutional conservative Supreme Court justices sided this week with left-wing Obama-appointee Justice Sonia Sotomayor in allowing New York State’s nullification of religious exemptions to its onerous vaccine mandate for all health care workers. 

The first time Justices Amy Coney ... Published:12/18/2021 2:24:20 AM

[World] [Josh Blackman] Breaking: 6th Circuit Dissolves 5th Circuit Stay in OSHA Mandate Case Divided panel (Stranch and Gibbons) rules for Biden Administration; Judge Larsen dissents. Published:12/18/2021 2:24:20 AM
[World] A Coming Test on Taiwan

Instead of attacking Taiwan itself, China might target one of its remote outlying possessions.

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Published:12/18/2021 2:24:20 AM
[World] Kamala Harris backs Rachael Rollins, a woke prosecutor who is soft on crime

Two weeks ago, Vice President Kamala Harris finally did something for which she will be remembered. She put the president, their administration and their party firmly on record as siding with the progressive prosecutors who refuse to prosecute crime. The lack of prosecution has consigned millions of her fellow citizens ... Published:12/16/2021 9:23:00 PM

[World] The Summit for Democracy Charade

The tendency to conflate liberalism with democracy was well on display last week during the first "Summit for Democracy."

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Published:12/16/2021 9:23:00 PM
[World] How Amazon Crushes Small Business

Much has been written over the past year about how Amazon treats its warehouse workers and other employees and its attempts to prevent their unionization. But the mistreatment of Amazon’s labor force is far from the only negative effect of having once-thriving mom-and-pop shops gobbled up by or placed at the mercy of a faceless […]

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Published:12/15/2021 4:24:14 PM
[World] China, Russia and Iran: The empires strike back

Let’s play Jeopardy! The answer: “All were great empires in the past, and all now have rulers determined to establish great empires in the future.” And the question is: “What are China, Russia and Iran?”

China is ruled by a Communist, Russia by a hyper-nationalist, and Iran by an Islamist. ... Published:12/15/2021 4:24:14 PM

[World] Italy’s New Conservatives

The Italian center-right is embracing the term "conservative," and seeking to recast itself in the molds of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

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Published:12/14/2021 11:22:57 AM
[World] Joe Biden's approval dismal, even by dismal standards

President Biden scored poor marks with the American people in a recent poll that rated his executive leadership in three key areas: gun control, the coronavirus and inflation.

This president is losing favor with the American public to such an extent that he’s giving dismal a positive spin. It’s a ... Published:12/14/2021 11:22:57 AM

[World] The Conversation: Arctic Report Card: What more rain and less snow in the region means for the rest of the world A team of 111 scientists from 12 countries release the 16th annual Arctic Report Card, a yearly update on the state of the Arctic system.
Published:12/14/2021 11:22:56 AM
[World] Bob Dole 'a giver, not a taker'

In the cavernous halls of Washington, every occasion is an opportunity for politicians to celebrate themselves. The funeral of former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole — a man whose life was defined by truly selfless sacrifice — was certainly no exception.

Politicians thronged the Capitol Rotunda and the National Cathedral ... Published:12/13/2021 6:22:23 AM

[World] Is Wokeness Almost Over?

Extremist political cycles seem to have a natural lifespan, but it requires real political will to overcome them.

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Published:12/13/2021 6:22:23 AM
[World] Rubio Athwart History

The senior U.S. senator from Florida, more than any other new right aspirant, offers a grand vision of America's place in the world.

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Published:12/12/2021 1:24:12 AM
[World] Who will insist on fairness and equity for female swimmers?

As a member of the women’s swim team at the University of Pennsylvania, Lia Thomas has been racking up an impressive number of wins and records this season.

Lia won the 200-yard freestyle at the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio, breaking Penn’s record and establishing the best time in the ... Published:12/12/2021 1:24:12 AM

[World] [Josh Blackman] Justice Sotomayor Gets Judicial "Courage" Backwards Judicial courage is defined by casting a vote "under fire," knowing that it will be unpopular. Published:12/12/2021 1:24:12 AM
[World] Bumbling Joe Biden's foreign policy disasters

Robert Gates was right. In his book titled, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," the former Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama said that President Joe Biden has "been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past ... Published:12/10/2021 8:24:51 PM

[World] A New Deal with New Delhi

A capable but conscientious partnership between Washington and New Delhi is necessary for a responsible strategy to confront China.

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Published:12/10/2021 8:24:51 PM
[World] The Ghosts of Christmas Present

The outrage at the recent firing of more than 900 employees via Zoom is a bit of light in a dark Advent episode.

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Published:12/9/2021 3:23:04 PM
[World] Transgenderism: It's time to state the obvious

Dr. Rachel Levine was appointed by President Joe Biden in October as a four-star admiral, the highest-ranking official in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Dr. Levine also serves as the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health. Levine’s background is as a pediatrician. In a rich bit of irony, not ... Published:12/9/2021 3:23:04 PM

[World] [Eugene Volokh] Thursday Open Thread What's on your mind? Published:12/9/2021 3:23:03 PM
[World] Not all the states must accept abortion

One of my favorite findings about liberals — now called progressives — is that they always go too far. Even when they pursue a noble goal, they almost always take it to extremes and end up headed toward disaster. 

Consider the goal of relieving poverty. It attracts not only the ... Published:12/8/2021 10:23:47 AM

[World] Healing ‘San Fransicko’

Michael Shellenberger's new book appropriately diagnoses the drug problem on the West Coast, but there are better solutions.

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Published:12/8/2021 10:23:47 AM
[World] Nosedive in public school enrollment reflects homeschool boom

Student enrollment in public schools has nosedived as parent disgust with school COVID-19 policies, student learning losses, and controversial education policies have gone through the roof. In the wake of this enrollment implosion, homeschooling has boomed across the country.

At the beginning of the current school year, the U.S. Department ... Published:12/7/2021 5:23:06 AM

[World] [Stewart Baker] Does a dead horse have a right to self-defense when beaten? Episode 386 of the Cyberlaw Podcast Published:12/7/2021 5:23:05 AM
[World] Washington’s Kurdish Client Collapses

The crisis at the border of Belarus is just half the story. Why would Kurdish migrants flee their Western-style democratic regime?

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Published:12/7/2021 5:23:05 AM
[World] The looting party's media scare machine

If you haven’t been unduly anxious lately, just open a newspaper or tune into a TV network like CNN.

Scaring the public is the media’s reason for being.

Not the suits who run the media, understand. The suits may be stylishly “woke,” but they’re in the business to make a ... Published:12/6/2021 12:23:41 AM

[World] [David Bernstein] More Law Review Editors Behaving Badly The NYU Review of Law and Social Change has voted to endorse and enforce the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel. Published:12/6/2021 12:23:41 AM
[World] 2024 Vision

Imagining the 2024 election, the future looks more like a fever dream than ever, with only a smidge of satire.

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Published:12/6/2021 12:23:41 AM
[World] Grave Matters

William Cullen Bryant wished to be buried in "flowery June, when brooks sent up a cheerful tune," and weeping friends might make merry by his grave.

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Published:12/4/2021 7:23:08 PM
[World] The business of college football and academic moral rot

The last few days have been busy ones for a handful of college football coaches. At Notre Dame, Brian Kelly decided to Irish goodbye the University and its football team before the end of the season to chase a few more bucks ($15 million a year versus about $2 million ... Published:12/4/2021 7:23:08 PM

[World] Before Russiagate, There Was Watergate

A new book looks at the Democratic Deep State's tactics to remove three Republican presidents.

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Published:12/3/2021 2:23:38 PM
[World] SEC unleashes political activists on the American economy

The latest craze on Wall Street is the “environmental, social, and governance,” or ESG movement, whose supporters profess to do good while making money. Many believe they got an early Christmas gift when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) quietly announced a policy change to the shareholder proposal process that ... Published:12/3/2021 2:23:38 PM

[World] Democrats' smash-and-grab politics

It’s now clear smash-and-grab looting is an enduring Democratic contribution to the nation since they took Congress and the White House in 2020.  

You’ve heard the stories. You’ve seen the videos. Gangs of people, most are covered up with masks and hoodies (but I have a tiny feeling it’s ... Published:12/2/2021 9:26:13 AM

[World] Why Beto Might Win

This past month, amid great fanfare, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke announced he is running for governor of Texas. Apparently, losing the 2018 Senate race to Ted Cruz and the 2020 Democratic presidential primary has not deterred him from a trying a third time. While we can all have a good laugh at the thought of […]

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Published:12/2/2021 9:26:13 AM
[World] [David Bernstein] Law Review Editors Behaving Badly The American Indian Law Review at University of Oklahoma accepted an article, and then withdrew its acceptance on dubious, and obviously political grounds. Published:12/2/2021 9:26:13 AM
[World] Coronavirus Update: White House plans at-home COVID-19 testing blitz for winter, and Germany to lock down its unvaccinated The White House will unveil new measures later Thursday to help the U.S. get through winter while dealing with the new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and will emphasize at-home tests and boosters in a public-education campaign.
Published:12/2/2021 9:26:13 AM
[World] Why won't the deplorables just buy a $100,000 Tesla?

“Just eat cake, deplorables.”

That seems to be the attitude of the Biden administration regarding the millions of Americans suffering from the highest gas prices in seven years and a 30% spike in home heating costs this winter.

When confronted about rising energy costs this weekend, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg ... Published:12/1/2021 4:23:34 AM

[World] Propaganda, Technology, and Woke PR

The objectification of celebrities, working in tandem with technology and PR, is drawing us further from reality than ever before.

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Published:12/1/2021 4:23:33 AM
[World] 'Don't mention the war!'

The British Empire did not fall because of a weak navy. Nor as a result of over-extended colonization. The British Empire was doomed by a crisis of delusional politeness.

Set aside the vastly long volumes of British history by William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill and William Manchester for the moment. They ... Published:11/29/2021 11:23:42 PM

[World] [Stewart Baker] International Tech Policy Week Episode 385 of the Cyberlaw Podcast Published:11/29/2021 11:23:42 PM
[World] That Old Fear and Loathing

Fifty years after its publication, Hunter S. Thompson's gonzo masterpiece still invites haunting questions.

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Published:11/29/2021 11:23:42 PM
[World] The Disunited States of America

It's not just that our nation has never been more divided, our nation has also never been more uncivilized.

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Published:11/29/2021 2:21:31 PM
[World] Is Roe v. Wade about to fall?

The briefs submitted on behalf of the state of Mississippi in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health  – more pro-life briefs than for any other abortion case the Supreme Court has heard – are masterpieces that summarize the arguments the pro-life movement has been making against Roe v. Wade for 50 ... Published:11/29/2021 2:21:31 PM

[World] [Josh Blackman] AG Meese: Failing to Overrule Roe and Casey "Would Threaten to Destroy the 40-Year Effort to Restrain the Court with the Founders' Interpretive Principles" Meese warns that "law students will be tempted, understandably so, to abandon this philosophy in favor of a purely results-oriented approach to judging." Published:11/29/2021 2:21:31 PM
[World] Aslan is on the move

Thanksgiving is past, and Advent is once again upon us. Yet, the daily headlines prove our world is a broken mess, one that we are apparently helpless to fix.   

The conflict we face between our dreams and reality can cause a peculiar mix of emotions. Gratitude is mixed with ... Published:11/28/2021 6:25:21 PM

[World] House Democrats' retributions and acting like an adult in Congress

The recent censure of Rep. Paul Gosar brought to mind a related moment from November 2016, although the thread that links the two is not immediately apparent.

Two weeks ago, the House censured the Arizona Republican and stripped him of his committee assignments because he published a cartoon in a ... Published:11/27/2021 1:23:24 PM

[World] On the Road in My Mechanical Jacobin

It is not by accident, and not just because of its origin, that the car was once considered a distinctly American thing.

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Published:11/27/2021 1:23:24 PM
[World] Don't let the supply chain Grinch get you down

Americans looking to fill their holiday season with meaningful gifts may instead find themselves left with a bag of leftover Halloween candy as supply chain challenges continue to wreak havoc on the retail industry.

Some popular presents are in short supply, while shipping delays are widespread and openly expected throughout ... Published:11/26/2021 8:24:23 AM

[World] How to Destroy a Democracy

There's more to our form of government than just the right to vote; without virtue in the people and their rulers, a democracy becomes a mob.

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Published:11/26/2021 8:24:23 AM
[World] The Moneyist: I’m a proud, unvaccinated Trump supporter. Two of my siblings have not spoken to me in a decade. Should I cut them out of my $7 million estate? 'I think it is pathetic to isolate a family member for those reasons, but that is a choice they have made.'
Published:11/26/2021 8:24:22 AM
[World] Thanks for giving

For some, this Thanksgiving - like last year -- is a more difficult occasion than previous ones. Perhaps a loved one has died from COVID-19, or you feel isolated from relatives and friends due to lockdowns, quarantines, travel restrictions, vaccinations (or not), masks and "distancing" and might think you have ... Published:11/25/2021 3:23:17 AM

[World] Our National Sabbath

Thanksgiving is holy, but it is also natural—it flows from who we are, as created, worshipful beings.

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Published:11/25/2021 3:23:17 AM
[World] Our Unrestrained Attorney General

Merrick Garland has done nothing to show himself to be the moderator of partisanship some hoped he might be.

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Published:11/23/2021 10:23:58 PM
[World] Hydrogen investments may be key to global energy competitiveness for U.S.

As countries tout their net-zero goals to decarbonize economies and mitigate the impacts of climate change, many in government and industry have assessed what meeting such pledges will take, and hydrogen has emerged as a promising energy solution.

Europeans and Japan view hydrogen as an essential tool to attain their ... Published:11/23/2021 10:23:58 PM

[World] Hungry Holidays

As inflation hits a 31-year high, it is Middle Americans, yet again, who have been hurt the worst.

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Published:11/22/2021 5:23:00 PM
[World] [Josh Blackman] ABA Tries Again With Legal-Ed Diversity Rule "Concrete actions towards creating an inclusive and equitable environment under Standard 206(a)(3) may include . . . Continuing education for faculty members regarding the effective use of diversity in the classroom." Published:11/22/2021 5:23:00 PM
[World] Revisiting Watergate: Inside the first deep state hoax

If Donald Trump hoped to understand what he would face upon moving into the White House in 2017, he would have done well to study what happened to Richard Nixon nearly fifty years prior. 
 
Richard Nixon was a staunch anti-communist who came into office opposed by every D.C.-based institution: ... Published:11/22/2021 5:23:00 PM

[World] White House pushes lawless vaccine mandates

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said private businesses with more than 100 employees ought to force their workers to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly testing, a la the recently crafted Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule, despite the fact a federal court has just slapped back any ... Published:11/21/2021 12:23:18 PM

[World] Fear or science? Which will win the COVID-19 battle?

It is generally accepted that human fear frequently manifests itself through anger. Whether you research the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( DSM–5), a product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health, or simply flip through the ... Published:11/20/2021 7:24:32 AM

[World] Antifa and its Origins

How the definition of fascism has changed gives us insight into the transformation of the political left over the course of the 20th century.

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Published:11/20/2021 7:24:31 AM
[World] Congressional Republicans playing to lose

DENVER — Republicans in Washington are positively giddy over all the new polls showing President Joe Biden tanking the Democrat party ahead of next year’s midterms. Indeed, Mr. Biden is making history.

For a guy who got elected on a single pledge to not send Mean Tweets, Mr. Biden has ... Published:11/19/2021 2:23:16 AM

[World] The Fed Soc Debate Turns Inward

Is concentrated corporate power a greater threat to individual freedom than government power?

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Published:11/19/2021 2:23:16 AM
[World] [Josh Blackman] Judge Silberman Petitions The Judicial Conference To Review His Misconduct Complaint Against Judge Sullivan "The reasoning [of the Committee's opinion] is so tortured and inexplicable it is hard to imagine that any Article III judge could have written it." Published:11/19/2021 2:23:16 AM
[World] The 1619 Project: Yes, Clear Away the Spin

The evolution of America’s role in the world also demands critical scrutiny.

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Published:11/18/2021 1:12:08 PM
[World] Media finally notices just how terrible Kamala Harris is doing

Let’s just say the French accent didn’t, uh, help.

Kamala Harris (remember her? She’s the one who said Joe Biden was racist before joining his ticket and becoming his vice president) is imploding like SN 2018gv (a star in the spiral galaxy NGC 2525 that self-detonated in a supernova and ... Published:11/18/2021 1:12:08 PM

[World] [Eugene Volokh] Thursday Open Thread What's on your mind? Published:11/18/2021 1:12:08 PM
[World] The Political and the Holy

Liberalism has failed to separate religious and political spheres, but true theology can.

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Published:11/17/2021 9:24:40 PM
[World] Government supports would grow to $76,400 per poor family

This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the partisan "Build Back Better Act." This legislation, if enacted, would generate the largest increase in means-tested welfare spending in U.S. history. 

House leadership has allegedly cut the 10-year costs of the bill in half. But these “savings” are ... Published:11/17/2021 9:24:39 PM

[World] [Josh Blackman] A Timely, Brief History of Initial En Banc in the Sixth Circuit Republishing a post from April 2021 in light of the petition for initial en banc in the OSHA Mandate case Published:11/17/2021 9:24:39 PM
[World] Republicans must embrace pro-life issue to win in 2022

Republicans’ big win in Virginia proves yet again that the pro-life message is an asset to savvy GOP candidates, even in “purple” states. 

Terry McAuliffe evidently thought the rallying cry of abortion on demand would unify Democrats at a time when they have little to boast about. He arguably made ... Published:11/16/2021 4:24:53 PM

[World] Russian Into War

In an attempt to score partisan points, some House Republicans are making a terrible foreign policy error.

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Published:11/16/2021 4:24:53 PM
[World] Democrats double down on inflation

Gettysburg, South Dakota — So it is true. Money really can’t buy you love. Just ask Joe Biden.

Two weeks ago, as voters trudged to cast ballots in off-year elections, shock polls revealed record dissatisfaction for President Biden and his insane agenda of open borders, high gas prices, wild inflation ... Published:11/15/2021 2:29:16 PM

[World] What did we commemorate on Veterans Day?

Last week, on Nov. 11, we celebrated Veterans Day here in the United States, mostly by posting happy pictures of fathers, brothers, uncles, sons, daughters, etc., on Facebook. But that particular date, unlike some random Monday or Friday, commemorates something far more deadly and terrible than cheerful pictures of healthy ... Published:11/15/2021 11:23:25 AM

[World] Househunting in a Pandemic

Refugees from big cities have made housing markets across the country too hot for locals.

The post Househunting in a Pandemic appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/15/2021 11:23:25 AM
[World] [Eugene Volokh] Obtaining Happiness by Viewing Predators From Nevada Wildlife Alliance v. Nevada Dep't of Wildlife, decided Oct. 22, 2021 by the Nevada Supreme Court but just posted on Westlaw: NRS 502.253(4)(b) provides that the Department of Wildlife "[s]hall not adopt any program for the management and control of predatory wildlife developed pursuant to this section that provides for the expenditure of… Published:11/15/2021 11:23:25 AM
[World] Joe Biden, building back better one lie at a time

A new report from the Tax Policy Center said President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” social spending agenda would hike taxes on almost a third of America’s middle-class — specifically, on 30 percent of those very same families who are already, currently, presently struggling under this administration’s rising inflation and ... Published:11/14/2021 6:24:51 AM

[World] Biden's condescension calculation

You just don’t get it. You’re “confused,” says President Joe Biden. 

Inflation is at its highest level in three decades. Snarled supply chains mean higher prices and empty shelves. The nation is careening toward another energy crisis. The President’s numbers are in the 30s, and more than 70% of Americans ... Published:11/13/2021 1:24:05 AM

[World] The Voice of a Jen-eration

An ode to the great political columnist, whose work has both captured the moment and defined our times better than anybody else's.

The post The Voice of a Jen-eration appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/13/2021 1:24:05 AM
[World] [Josh Blackman] Fifth Circuit Grants Stay Pending Review in OSHA Vaccine Mandate Case The Circuit Court lottery will be held on Tuesday. Published:11/13/2021 1:24:05 AM
[World] Peak Anti-Natalism

The Covid vaccine increases early pregnancy loss, yet thousands of women must take it, as we continue to reap the fruits of trying to invert nature.

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Published:11/11/2021 8:24:26 PM
[World] McAuliffe's choice of Weingarten exposes vast divide on unions' credibility

As the clock ticked down to the final moments before voters in Virginia’s hotly contested Nov. 2 gubernatorial election took to the polls, Democratic hopeful Terry McAuliffe brought in the heavy artillery in hopes of reviving his sputtering campaign.

In a move straight out of his party’s playbook, Mr. McAuliffe ... Published:11/11/2021 8:24:26 PM

[World] Goodbye, Guilted Age

The wokeness that was defeated in Virginia's recent elections was the hallmark of an era of guilt that America should turn her back on.

The post Goodbye, Guilted Age appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/10/2021 3:24:16 PM
[World] China delivers a hypersonic shot across the bow

In August, a Chinese civilian rocket shot through the atmosphere, a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle sitting atop. After circling the globe in low-Earth orbit, the rocket released its payload.

Upon reentering the Earth's atmosphere, the glide vehicle was guided toward a ground target in China. The simulated strike was reportedly ... Published:11/10/2021 3:24:15 PM

[World] How Did Armenia Lose Nagorno-Karabakh?

On the anniversary of the Nagorno-Karabakh war, questions remain about a possible Russia-orchestrated grand treason.

The post How Did Armenia Lose Nagorno-Karabakh? appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/9/2021 10:23:50 AM
[World] Virginia's infrastructure fight -- Round 2

Democrats and Republicans in Congress approved President Biden’s infrastructure proposal for the states after Virginians voted last week for new management — a Republican one — and they’ll be taking office in early January.

Round 2 anyone?

The commonwealth is set to receive $7 billion for highway programs, $537 million ... Published:11/9/2021 10:23:50 AM

[World] [Josh Blackman] Linda Greenhouse Asks If Amy Coney Barrett is "Living Phyllis Schlafly's Unrealized Dream" An excerpt from Greenhouse's new book, Justice on the Brink Published:11/9/2021 10:23:50 AM
[World] The cultural shift behind the Republican tsunami

Something is happening out there. It looks for all the world like a punch-drunk fighter rising to his feet, shaking off the cobwebs and decking his opponent. 

Republicans in Virginia swept all statewide offices and flipped the House last Tuesday. The folks at CNN and MSNBC were on the verge ... Published:11/8/2021 5:23:22 AM

[World] Kamala Harris: Weakest Vice President Since Dan Quayle

Biden is floundering, but not as grievously as his subordinate.

The post Kamala Harris: Weakest Vice President Since Dan Quayle appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/8/2021 5:23:22 AM
[World] The Last Mayor of Boston

Progressives are gleefully heralding their transformation of a great American city into something unrecognizable.

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Published:11/7/2021 1:23:23 AM
[World] Equality begins in the womb

From our nation’s birth, our founders recognized the dignity inherent to all people, making each one of us equal in our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Because of this, Americans have fought for centuries to advance equality for every person, regardless of race, sex, or disability ... Published:11/7/2021 1:23:22 AM

[World] Virginia is America, and America is conservative

America is a conservative country. The progressive agenda, whether it’s Critical Race Theory or transgender activism or even radical abortion rights, hasn’t burst forth from within the heart of the nation but rather been implemented, sometimes clandestinely, by unelected government agencies. Despite COVID-19 tensions and urban unrest, Americans are still ... Published:11/5/2021 8:23:45 PM

[World] More Parents in the Classroom, Please

A group of outstanding Louisiana dads are proving why we need more parents intimately invested in their children's education

The post More Parents in the Classroom, Please appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/5/2021 8:23:44 PM
[World] Lebanon Calls Out the Royals

When will the Biden administration do something to check the Saudi and Emirati cruelties in Yemen?

The post Lebanon Calls Out the Royals appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/4/2021 3:23:59 PM
[World] Kamala Harris finally gets something right

Vice President Kamala Harris finally got something half right when she recently said on the campaign trail in Norfolk that “what happens in Virginia will in large part determine what happens in 2022, 2024, and on.”  Indeed, Ms. Harris was spot on in her assessment about the importance of the ... Published:11/4/2021 3:23:59 PM

[World] [Eugene Volokh] Dismissing Appointed Volunteer City Board Member for Her Speech (or Refusal to Speak) Doesn't Violate First Amendment The rules for political appointees to such boards are different from the rules for ordinary government employees. Published:11/4/2021 3:23:59 PM
[World] Youngkin vs. McAuliffe: Two opposing strategies

Virginia was supposed to be a solid blue state. Joe Biden carried it by 10 points. Since 2013, Democrats have won 13 straight statewide elections. Terry McAuliffe is a former governor who started this race with a massive name recognition advantage and presumably a substantial advantage in knowledge about state ... Published:11/3/2021 10:26:28 AM

[World] Doing the Work

Part One of a two part look at how professional leftist activists train and prepare for protest actions.

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Published:11/3/2021 10:26:28 AM
[World] Rep. Lee Zeldin on Anti-Semitism, Anti-Israel Rhetoric, Bill to Oppose BDS Movement

Rep. Lee Zeldin and several of his House Republican colleagues are hoping to force a vote on a bill meant to oppose the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Published:11/2/2021 5:27:17 AM
[World] Becoming Conservative Maximalists

The next generation wants more out of politics than tax cuts.

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Published:11/2/2021 5:27:16 AM
[World] America's dangerous decline in faith

The Public Religion Research Institute, in its just-released 12th annual American Values Survey, found that between 2013 and 2021, the level of Americans who believe God has ordained this country for His special purposes fell from 64% to 44%. 

That’s a massive drop that carries a massive ... Published:11/2/2021 5:27:16 AM

[World] Leftists believe that all our earnings, like our children, belong to the government

Remember when Democrats proposed in their multi-trillion spendathon that the IRS would track all transactions of $600 or more in personal bank accounts?

Well, they took a licking from the public, so they upped it to a still-absurd $10,000 in total yearly transactions. 

This means they want the IRS prowling ... Published:11/1/2021 12:24:46 AM

[World] [Eugene Volokh] Russia Is the Homeland of the Horse Russian horses are the winners, and all the others are losers. Published:11/1/2021 12:24:46 AM
[World] Why China Matters Heading Into 2024

When it comes to China, we did it to ourselves, but they sure as hell did to us, too. 

The post Why China Matters Heading Into 2024 appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:11/1/2021 12:24:45 AM
[World] Universalism and Great Power Competition

Which gospel our foreign policy preaches may matter just as much as men and arms.

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Published:10/30/2021 7:25:03 PM
[World] Front-line responders bucking vaccine mandates are modern Paul Reveres

Thousands upon thousands of first responders, backed by their union leaders, are resisting coronavirus vaccine mandates, refusing to cave to what they characterize as an unconstitutional and immoral intrusion of government into personal choice.

These are today’s American heroes. They're the Paul Reveres of modern time, riding madly across the ... Published:10/30/2021 7:25:02 PM

[World] [Eugene Volokh] "The Parties in ALL Civil Unassigned/NONE Cases … Should Expect That No Matter … Will Be Addressed by a District Judge" That's the announcement in the Fresno (Cal.) division of the federal district court. "For practical purposes, this means that all matters set before the district judge in these cases are effectively STAYED until further notice." Published:10/30/2021 7:25:02 PM
[World] Filipino-Americans and the 'Grand Opportunity' Party

It was October 1587 when the Spanish galleon “Nuestra Senora de Esperanza” landed ashore at what is now Morro Bay, California. Aboard that ship were the first Filipinos to reach the United States. In commemoration of that milestone by Congress in 2009, we celebrate Filipino-American History Month every October.

Four ... Published:10/29/2021 2:25:50 PM

[World] [Samuel Bray] Getting Into Equity Those following United States v. Texas may be interested in a new paper that my colleague Paul Miller and I have just posted. It is called Getting Into Equity, and is forthcoming in the Notre Dame Law Review (as part of the federal courts symposium on the federal equity power). Here is the abstract: For two centuries,… Published:10/29/2021 2:25:50 PM
[World] China’s Vain Struggle for Covid Zero

China proves that no amount of government force will kill Covid.

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Published:10/29/2021 2:25:50 PM
[World] Common Denominators

As bad as our leaders are, polling would seem to indicate the collective wisdom of we the people leaves much to be desired.

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Published:10/28/2021 9:23:36 AM
[World] Cancel culture's next target: Superheroes and princesses

It’s Halloween. Perhaps you fondly remember it from childhood or from your own children as a time of joy, imagination, costumes and way too many sweets. 

My son is now too old to dress up for the annual event, but over the years he has been decked out as any ... Published:10/28/2021 9:23:36 AM

[World] Liberal reporter asks McAuliffe a truly amazing question

With just days to go before the gubernatorial election in Virginia, a national mainstream media outlet reporter asked Democrat Terry McAuliffe a surprising question.

During an interview at a campaign stop, Jonathan Karl said to Mr. McAuliffe: “We’ve got [failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate] Stacey Abrams in here, two visits by ... Published:10/27/2021 4:27:03 AM

[World] [Eugene Volokh] District Court Rejects Challenges to Washington State Vaccination Requirements covering "educators, healthcare workers, and state employees and contractors." Published:10/27/2021 4:27:03 AM
[World] We Lost the School Fight Fifty Years Ago

Complain about critical race theory all you want. The regime has made clear that you don't get a say in education.

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Published:10/27/2021 4:27:03 AM
[World] Biden caught with his rusty drawbridges down

Peddling his monstrous Green New Deal Monday, President Joe Biden delivered a strange lecture about drawbridge.

They convey cars or trains across rivers, he explained, just like regular bridges. But then along come boats that are too big to fit under the bridge. 

So, that’s why you have a drawbridge. ... Published:10/25/2021 11:26:31 PM

[World] [Stewart Baker] The FBI laughs last Episode 380 of the Cyberlaw Podcast Published:10/25/2021 11:26:31 PM
[World] Republicans Should Support the Amazon Labor Union

Now is the perfect opportunity for the self-described pro-workers American right to put its populist rhetoric into practice.

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Published:10/25/2021 11:26:30 PM
[World] Captain Biden needs to look at a cultural map

Ever get the feeling our country is being led by a captain with no sense of direction, that the officers on the boat can't tell up from down or right from left. Does every news story cause you to become increasingly uneasy? Do you feel that you're on a ship ... Published:10/24/2021 6:24:19 PM

[World] [Josh Blackman] Reminder: Sign Up For Harlan Institute Virtual Supreme Court by November 1 to Request Virtual Mentoring Sessions Teams of two HS students will write a brief and present oral arguments on NYS Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen Published:10/24/2021 6:24:19 PM
[World] My wife refused the COVID-19 vaccination and is about to lose her job

If you dismiss even one tyranny or one small injustice for the sake of personal comfort or blind conformity, you consent to the expansion of powers that ultimately will control you entirely. 

My family has decided to stand up. 

Last week, my wife celebrated her tenth anniversary at one of ... Published:10/23/2021 2:42:06 AM

[World] Dark Green

A review of "The Green Knight," starring Dev Patel and directed by David Lowery.

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Published:10/23/2021 2:42:05 AM
[World] Senator Manchin, Don’t Forget West Virginia’s Grandparents

Why a work requirement for the child tax credit isn’t the answer.

The post Senator Manchin, Don’t Forget West Virginia’s Grandparents appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:10/21/2021 9:43:29 PM
[World] Time ticks by fast when battling homelessness

D.C. officials are facing several deadlines — all of their own making — and it doesn’t matter whether they’re wearing digital time pieces, showing off a Piaget or checking the clock on their government-issued laptop.

They’re operating on taxpayer time and getting paid accordingly.

So jump to it.

The current ... Published:10/21/2021 9:43:29 PM

[World] [Josh Blackman] Why Aren't Texas Abortion Providers Actively Resisting S.B. 8? The intervenors argue that the abortion providers "fear" the Court will overrule Roe and Casey. Published:10/21/2021 9:43:29 PM
[World] The serious and potentially deadly perils of media bias

Complaints and grievances about media bias are nothing new, yet the constant, decades-long clamor about unfair and twisted coverage has done absolutely nothing to halt seemingly ceaseless and pervasive examples of journalistic malfeasance.

These boundless bouts of bias that have made headlines over and over again in perpetuity have created ... Published:10/20/2021 4:46:43 PM

[World] [Josh Blackman] Chief Judge Pryor's Story Lecture: "Politics and the Rule of Law" "Proposals like court-packing and living common goodism, based on the notion that judicial decisions should be driven by substantive outcomes, undermine rule of law." Published:10/20/2021 4:46:43 PM
[World] NATO Is Stuck in Its Old Ways

NATO's revival of the Cold War paradigm, with post-Soviet Russia back as bogeyman, could prove costly for the West.

The post NATO Is Stuck in Its Old Ways appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:10/20/2021 4:46:43 PM
[World] The First Post-National Country

If the Democratic party of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden gets its way, America may soon look a lot like Trudeau’s Canada.

The post The First Post-National Country appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:10/19/2021 11:42:20 AM
[World] U.S. must defend Taiwan's independence

Foreign policy is most effective when it strikes a balance between idealism and realism that gains the support of a majority of the American people. When foreign policy becomes either too idealistic or too “realistic,” public support wanes. 

Consider Afghanistan. Today it stands as an embarrassing failure of U.S. policy. ... Published:10/19/2021 11:42:20 AM

[World] America's strength doesn't reside in the system, it resides in the people

Most of the public discourse in this country is about what is wrong, what needs fixing. This is as it should be. Things that are going well should be mostly left alone.

Everyone once in a while, however, it is worth thinking about what makes this nation great.  

To ... Published:10/18/2021 6:42:21 AM

[World] The Left’s Bisexual, Self-Obsessed Narcissistic Superman Reflects Itself Published:10/18/2021 6:42:21 AM
[World] Journalism Turns on the First Amendment

Liberal journalists at outlets like the Huffington Post have appointed themselves as the country's speech police.

The post Journalism Turns on the First Amendment appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:10/18/2021 6:42:21 AM
[World] Democrats' Clean Electricity Performance Program is a sham

Switching from affordable, reliable energy to expensive, intermittent energy does not make the economy stronger.  Raising taxes does not make the economy stronger.

In a bizarre twist, Democrats want us to believe their Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) is a policy double negative: Raising taxes and forcing consumers to use ... Published:10/17/2021 1:42:12 AM

[World] Biden's America headed toward Third World status

About a decade ago I lived in the West African nation of Ghana. It is a wonderful place with delightful people. For those who may be unfamiliar, Ghana isn’t exactly third-world but is most certainly nowhere near on par with economic industrial powerhouses from western Europe or the United States. ... Published:10/15/2021 11:15:22 PM

[World] Lament for the Pickup Truck

The current craze for ever bigger pickups makes them more big boy toy than tool for men at work.

The post Lament for the Pickup Truck appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:10/15/2021 11:15:22 PM
[World] True North Moves in The Right Direction

Main Street conservatives have a friend in Kevin Roberts, the new president of the Heritage Foundation

The post True North Moves in The Right Direction appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:10/14/2021 6:15:08 PM
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