California’s Prop 16 Could Soon Give Racial Preferences to a Majority of the State’s Population

“I Voted Today” stickers at the Democratic primary in Philadelphia, Pa., June 2, 2020. (Rachel Wisniewski/Reuters) Last year, Washington State voters rejected a deceitful effort by the state legislature to reintroduce racial preferences in public employment, education, and contracting. The legislature had claimed that preferences would be implemented “without the use of quotas or preferential …

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked for Senate to delay filling her seat

Conscious of politics to the last, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reportedly dictated a statement saying it was her “most fervent wish” that her seat on the Supreme Court not be filled until after the next president is inaugurated in January. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly rejected that notion, saying President Trump deserves the chance …

Brown University's Gift to the Assad Regime

The Van Wickle Gates at Brown University (Yiming Chen/Contributor/Getty Images) Is Brown University’s Costs of War Project laundering Syrian government talking points, or is the Assad regime taking advantage of Brown’s research? A study issued last week by the project made the extraordinary claim that post-9/11 military action by the United States has created 37 …

McConnell says Senate will vote on Supreme Court

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he will force a vote on whomever President Trump nominates to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, signaling a brutal fight later this year. Mr. McConnell did not lay out timing, but said flatly that “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on …

Department of Education's Princeton Investigation -- A Contrarian Take

Outside Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Dominick Reuter/Reuters) News broke yesterday evening that the Department of Education has opened an investigation into Princeton University, a couple of weeks after university president Christopher L. Eisgruber asserted in an open letter that “racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded in structures …

Joe Biden: Next president should fill Ginsburg seat

Joseph R. Biden joined a chorus of top Democrats on Friday evening to say that the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should not be filled until voters have a say through the presidential election. Mr. Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, said the public should focus on …

Sir Van Morrison Opposes Lockdown on New Songs

Van Morrison, the prickly 75-year-old Northern Irish folk-soul singer, has written three new songs that blast away at the government, pseudoscience, incursions on liberty, and coronavirus-based hysteria. One song, “No More Lockdown,” reports the BBC, contains such lyrics as “No more lockdown / No more government overreach/No more fascist bullies / Disturbing our peace/No more …

Demand Justice spending $10 million to keep Ginsburg seat vacant

Liberal activists at Demand Justice plan to spend $10 million advocating to keep the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat vacant on the Supreme Court until after Inauguration Day 2021. Shortly after news of Justice Ginsburg’s death became public on Friday, the liberal judicial advocacy group announced it would hold a vigil at the Supreme …

Michael Gerson on Pro-Lifers and the Presidential Election

The former George W. Bush speechwriter, now at the Washington Post, explains why he is voting for Joe Biden even while disagreeing with him about abortion. I expect to make a fuller statement of my own views about how pro-lifers should think about the election in due course. Here, at the risk of being unfair …

An Inside Look at the Impeachment Fight

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 23: Flanked by about two dozen House Republicans, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Gaetz held the press conference to call for transparency in the impeachment inquiry. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) The following is an …