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    The Tradeoffs of Rigging Medicare Drug Prices That Biden Ignored

    Last night I pointed out that President Biden was being dishonest when he said, “Let’s give Medicare the power to save hundreds of billions of dollars by negotiating lower drug prescription prices. ” As I pointed out, the Congressional Budget Office has repeatedly said that giving the Secretary of Health and Human Services the power […] More

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    The Washington PostMisses the Mark on Biden and Catholicism

    In a reporting article yesterday evening, one of the Washington Post’s religion reporters attempted to explain a debate within the U.S. Catholic Church but instead revealed her own misunderstandings of Catholicism as it relates to American politics. The article, written by Michelle Boorstein, is meant to serve as a report on the debate amongst U.S. Catholic […] More

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    Tim Scott and the ‘Honest Conversation about Race’

    I agree, and would note that one of the more frustrating cliches in American life is the contention that “it’s time for Americans to have an honest conversation about race” – a cliche that returns, again and again and again and again. George Floyd, the entire Trump presidency, Ralph Northam, Ferguson, the entire Obama presidency, […] More

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    Why Are People Less Eager to Get Vaccinated Than a Month Ago?

    I’ve got a reader who’s really mad about this post back on March 5, and who demands a retraction for “making fun of Detroit and its mayor.” In case you’ve forgotten, the mayor of Detroit initially turned down 6,200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Mayor Mike Duggan doubled down Thursday on his reasoning […] More

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    Why Do You Care?

    Sometimes, I’m tempted not to write about these matters because, since I am religious — and worse, a conservative — my objections make it harder for sensible liberals to voice their own. But over at Slate, Evan Urquhart writes against the “fear mongering” about trans men and their fertility. Urquhart holds that one must be […] More

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    Montana Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks’ Based on Science of Fetal Pain

    Montana governor Greg Gianforte has actually signed 3 pro-life costs into law, the most notable of which prohibits abortion after 20 weeks pregnancy, around the point at which early newborn babies are able to endure outside the womb with considerable medical help. The legislation, called the “Pain-Capable Unborn Kid Security Act,” is based on scientific […] More

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    Lewandowski-Linked Lobby Shop Is the Latest Trump-Aligned Firm to Fall

    Osborne and Mike Rubino, both veterans of Trumps 2016 campaign, launched Turnberry in 2017, out of a Capitol Hill townhouse where Lewandowski lived. For nearly two years, Lewandowski disputed any links to the company, however in February 2019, he joined it as a tactical advisor. Former Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.), who stepped down as Trumps […] More

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    Genocide Aside . . .

    John Kerry, that the majority of privileged of incompetents, is in the throes of a terrible, dreadful, no good, extremely bad week. On Sunday, the New York Times reported that he chatted up the Iranian foreign minister about Israeli strikes on Iranian targets. In any case, theres no denying what Kerry had to state about […] More

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    Public Support for Gun Control Dropped Since 2018

    Possibly a better question to ask in light of these numbers is, whats happened considering that spring 2018 on the issue of guns and weapon rights? After 2020, Im far more careful about polling than I used to be. Pollsters assured us and firmly insisted that they had actually represented “shy Trump citizens” or shy […] More

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    Idaho Bans Abortions after Fetal Heartbeat Can Be Detected

    In the meantime, heartbeat expenses stay a valuable element of the pro-life movements necessary cultural battle, which they should combat in tandem with ongoing legal and policy work, forcing the public to remember and acknowledge that each abortion ends the life of a distinct, living human. Some pro-lifers argue that a person of these states […] More

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    Why Isn’t John Brennan in Prison?

    However, a history lesson is practically beside the point. John Brennan is offering ethical lectures about what excellent liberals should do. This resembles Jeffrey Epstein offering a lecture on the virtues of chastity and hardship. Brennans CIA spied on the U.S. Senate. That alone need to be enough of a humiliation to lead him out […] More

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    Where’s the Old Boris?

    Something about the COVID age has made him uninteresting and ugly, and his lively act now appears rude when it is not off-puttingly cloying. After playing a difficult hawk on COVID, he would, one might believe, shift gears throughout the United Kingdoms success at vaccine rollout, distribution, and innovation. And now hes getting into a […] More

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    Biden Addresses Congress Tonight. Try to Contain Your Excitement

    And whichever member of the opposition celebration provides the reaction to the State of the Union Address gets cursed. Good luck, Tim Scott. Peter Hamby said previously today, “America has actually never ever cared less about an address to Congress. Whichs a good idea.” Maybe its a good idea, but it does raise the question […] More

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    Once Again: It’s Not Florida That’s Cooking the Books, It’s New York

    Its genuinely amazing: Whatever Guv DeSantis is baselessly accused of doing, Andrew Cuomo or somebody else seems in fact to have actually done. From the New York Times this afternoon: The effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomos office to obscure the pandemic death toll in New York retirement home was far greater than formerly understood, […] More

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    The Living Op-Ed Is a Politician’s Dream Public-Relations Tool

    U.S.A. Today, the essential middle-market American newspaper, permitted Stacey Abrams to considerably modify an op-ed slamming Georgias new ballot law, which was published prior to MLBs decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta. Prior to MLBs rash decision to pull out of Atlanta, advocating for boycotts was a fairly inexpensive way for Abrams […] More

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    The Pause That Refreshed

    I’m afraid Henry Olsen erred in a recent column about a draft document by the aborted America First Caucus. (Ramesh referred to Olsen’s column in making a different point than mine.) Olsen wrote that the caucus draft had “a warped, nativist view of America” because it praised the assimilative benefits of past “pauses in immigration.” […] More

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    Tim Scott, the GOP’s Joyful Warrior

    In the summer of 2018, I spent a day on Capitol Hill with Republican senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, who this evening will be delivering the GOP response to President Joe Biden’s address before Congress. The result of my reporting was a long profile piece, digging into Scott’s unusual background and the strange road […] More

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    Put Down Your Chram, Rudy, The FBI’s At The Door!

    We had just been thinking to ourselves that it’s been a good hot minute since we got to enjoy bad things happening to bad people. Too long, really. The New York Times keeps updating its story, but let’s just kick off with the headline: The FBI went to Rudy Giuliani’s house and said KNOCK KNOCK, […] More

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    Cops Don’t Get to Print Corrections

    There is a telling disclaimer in NPRs report on the cops shooting of a 16-year-old girl, MaKhia Bryant, in Columbus, Ohio, which was initially blasted out on Twitter as “police officers shoot unarmed black woman” when it really ends up that video reveals that Bryant was in the procedure of stabbing another black teenage woman […] More

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    Walter Mondale Changed the Vice Presidency

    So, when Jimmy Carter, who had come from no place to clinch the Democratic nomination in 1976 and asked the Minnesota Senator to consider being his running mate, Mondale stated he was only interested if his role would be substantially updated. After Carter agreed, Humphrey recommended Mondale to take the task. Anybody who in fact […] More

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    Justice for George Floyd Doesn’t Stop Here

    The hard truth is that Chauvin is more than just an offender of a horrific criminal offense. He is the embodiment of why Americas criminal justice system is fundamentally broken. He thought he might act the way he did– that he might kill an unprotected Black guy with his fellow cops watching in plain sight– […] More

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    Government’s data-sharing bill raises hackles among privacy advocates

    Legal and personal privacy groups fret that Australians intimate and sensitive information could be used for enforcement. Check out why a world-weary personal privacy supporter is absolutely over the general public being asked to offer increasingly more data. As the federal government examines personal privacy legislation, personal privacy and legal groups have actually sounded the […] More

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    Chauvin’s Murder of Floyd Was a Crime Against Humanity

    Derek Chauvin was tried in the courtroom, however the social order that produces Chauvins was not. The focus of the trial was on a specific time and location, instead of with the larger pattern of cops violence against Black people. During his closing argument, Steve Schleicher of the prosecution team emphasized that the trial is […] More

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    Sherrod Brown, Stand Down

    However why is Sherrod Brown playing along? The man is a senator representing the state of Ohio (where I am from, and of which I remain fond). It is unseemly for such an individual to reflexively and thoughtlessly sign up with a mob of individuals who will now certainly utilize this incident to castigate unjustly […] More

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    Biden Administration Moves to Force Religious Hospitals to Uphold Transgender Mandate

    In 2016, the Obama administration connected a transgender mandate to the Affordable Care Act. Framed as a nondiscrimination arrangement, it would need physicians and hospitals to carry out sex-change surgical treatments and offer insurance protection for this questionable clinical practice. Notably, the mandate did not consist of religious or conscience exemptions. Provided that a lot […] More