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Supreme Court -- Joe Biden, Lindsey Graham's Positions Don't Change the Constitutional Standard

Supreme Court justices settle in for their group portrait, November 30, 2018. (Jim Young/Reuters) Joe Biden and Lindsey Graham have both flip-flopped on the appropriateness of confirming a new Supreme Court justice during a presidential election year. While pushing for the confirmation of 2016 Obama-appointee Merrick Garland, then-vice president Biden, who had served as chairman …

Bill Barr's Prosecution Power Speech

Attorney General William Barr testifies on Capitol Hill, July 28, 2020. (Chip Somodevilla/Reuters) Attorney General Bill Barr gave a speech at Hillsdale College on Wednesday that attracted a lot of attention. Much of that attention was for his ill-considered remark (in a question-and-answer session following the speech) that “Other than slavery, which was a different …

The Nomination Process Is Straightforward

The game requires both players. If they are both willing, the vacancy is filled. If one is not willing, the vacancy remains. View original Post

What Will Trump Do?

I would expect Donald Trump to try to get a new Supreme Court justice confirmed before the election. View original Post

Not a Great Fit

Little Montenegro is one of the newest members of NATO. View original Post

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …