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Today — December 3rd 2022RealClearPolitics - Homepage

Rep. Jeffries Taking a Big Step

US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries' election to be the first Black minority leader in American history reflects the potential, possibility and power of multiracial democracy. The 52-year-old congressman representing New York's 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens, reflects both a generational and cultural shift from retiring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose legendary tenure made her a trailblazing feminist icon and an impeccably dressed breaker of glass ceilings, unafraid of tussling in public with former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Jeffries Taking a Big Step

How Media Fell for SBF's Con Game--Again and Again

It's a good week to be one of the biggest alleged con men in recent American history. Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX which was recently revealed to be a giant Ponzi scheme, spent the week being applauded and coddled by some of the biggest national legacy media outlets.

How Media Fell for SBF's Con Game--Again and Again

No One Can Bear the Spectacle of Kanye West

And yet no one can turn away, either.

No One Can Bear the Spectacle of Kanye West

DEI in the ER

As more medical schools hop on the DEI train, Americans are in danger of putting their lives in the hands of ill-trained doctors.

DEI in the ER

The Alt-Right Are Contrarian Phonies

Those familiar with the alt-right are not surprised to see white nationalist Nick Fuentes jumping onboard the Ye train

The Alt-Right Are Contrarian Phonies

Democrats, Stop Patting Yourselves on the Back

In the 2022 midterm elections, Democrats did better than everyone thought. History says the party in the White House loses seats in Congress when the first midterm election rolls around. But this time Democrats held the Senate and lost fewer seats in the House than expected.

Democrats, Stop Patting Yourselves on the Back

The Cultural Left Puts a Ceiling on Democratic Support

The 2022 Election Changed Nothing

The Cultural Left Puts a Ceiling on Democratic Support

Georgia Runoffs Could Be Replaced by an Instant Runoff

There's holiday music on the radio, and everywhere in America it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Georgia Runoffs Could Be Replaced by an Instant Runoff

Congress Is Shocked, Shocked by the Covid Fraud It Created

Like Captain Renault in the gambling casino in Casablanca, congressmen are shocked, shocked by all the fraud spawned by the trillions of dollars in COVID handouts they approved.

Congress Is Shocked, Shocked by the Covid Fraud It Created

Can Walker Keep Democrats Stuck at 50?

After Nov. 8's Red Wave fizzled, too many Republicans are ho-hum about next Tuesday's Georgia Senate runoff.

Can Walker Keep Democrats Stuck at 50?

Biden's Rail Debacle Signals Shakeup

Scranton Joe's decision to side with rail companies over rail workers in the intra-industry debate was stunning. Over the last few weeks, the companies risked a nationwide shutdown of freight rail because they wouldn't give their workers any paid sick days. That is despite earning tremendous profits and paying out about $200 billion in dividends and stock buybacks over the past 12 years.

Biden's Rail Debacle Signals Shakeup

The Economy Is Doing Fine, for the Time Being

Growth is strong but bound to slow as the Fed keeps hiking interest rates. Even better news: The economy could see a nice rebound in 2024.

The Economy Is Doing Fine, for the Time Being

The Decline of Higher Education

In the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties, academic-freedom disputes routinely took a particular shape. In a small town, somewhere in the heartland, there would be a college campus on which a young academic loudly voiced his opinions on controversial matters-mostly political, but sometimes also on sexual morality, or even on legalizing drugs. This would offend the sensitivities of some local townspeople.

The Decline of Higher Education

Musk Drops New Details on Suppression of Biden Scandal

Twitter chief Elon Musk made good on his pledge to drop new information about the company's behind-the-scenes machinations about the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020.

Musk Drops New Details on Suppression of Biden Scandal

FTX's Collapse Was a Crime, Not an Accident

Sam Bankman-Fried is a con man and fraudster of historic proportions. But you might not learn that from the New York Times, CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist David Z. Morris writes.

The Redpilling of Elon Musk Isn't Funny

A right-wing turn hasn't made the Twitter CEO any better at posting.

The Redpilling of Elon Musk Isn't Funny

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The Twitter Files

What you're about to read is the first installment in a series, based upon thousands of internal documents obtained by sources at Twitter.

The Twitter Files

Time Is Running Out To Protect the Civil Service

As president, Trump had a plan to crush the federal workforce, replacing thousands of careerists with conservative cronies. The next GOP standard-bearer is likely to champion just such a purge.

Time Is Running Out To Protect the Civil Service

The Midterms Were a Hollow Victory for Democrats

But amidst all the liberal revelry lies an uncomfortable, little-reported fact: Democrats lost the House popular vote by three points.

The Midterms Were a Hollow Victory for Democrats

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner If Trump Wins Again

In a second term, Trump would surely give in to his worst impulses with little restraining him.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner If Trump Wins Again

Don't Believe Hype--Young People Are Getting Less Liberal

The Democrats' supposedly unbreakable hold on the minds of young people is weaker than it seems.

Don't Believe Hype--Young People Are Getting Less Liberal

Biden Admin Waives SCOTUS Review in Key Transgender Fight

For the last six years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has pushed a controversial "transgender mandate," which threatens religious doctors and hospitals with multimillion dollar penalties unless they perform gender transitions in violation of their conscience and medical judgment. When those doctors fought back-winning a major victory in federal appeals court in August-the fight appeared poised to head to the Supreme Court. But on Friday, the Biden administration gave up on seeking Supreme Court review-meaning the hard-fought victory for religious liberty now stands as a...

Biden Admin Waives SCOTUS Review in Key Transgender Fight

The Musk of Censored Speech

Your awareness of censorship is the result of the censors' and regime's weakness.

The Musk of Censored Speech

Bibi's Back: A Conversation With Israel's New Prime Minister

'How many leaders have come back from political death, not once, but twice? I've come back. The question is: what am I coming back for?'

Bibi's Back: A Conversation With Israel's New Prime Minister

The Economy Just Doesn't Make Sense Anymore

How's the economy doing? Depends where you look. Seriously.

The Economy Just Doesn't Make Sense Anymore

End Vanguard's ESG Meddling With Utilities

The asset manager is violating its agreement with FERC and making America more dependent on China.

End Vanguard's ESG Meddling With Utilities

What's Happening in Georgia?

For Republicans, the numbers look ominous. Record-setting totals of Georgians have voted early this week in the Dec. 6 runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. The turnout appears to include slightly more likely Warnock voters than at the same time in the general election. And overall, the more early voting there is, in the experience of recent election watchers, the better Democrats perform.

What's Happening in Georgia?

Democrats Should Like the Early Voting Patterns in GA Runoff

More than 1 million Georgians have voted early (absentee or in-person) ahead of Tuesday's Senate runoff election. The compact nature of the early voting period for the runoff makes it difficult to make an apples-to-apples comparison with what occurred during the November general election.

Democrats Should Like the Early Voting Patterns in GA Runoff

Enes Kanter Freedom's World Cup Call to Action

Iran's World Cup defeat at the hands of the U.S. team may have speeded the Islamic Republic's exit from the global tournament and sparked mixed feelings among fans back at home, but the team earned high marks from one prominent fellow athlete and human rights advocate.

Enes Kanter Freedom's World Cup Call to Action

A Republic if You Can Teach It

President Biden has a civics lesson that he is fond of and regularly repeats. It is about how the United States is unique in the world because of the founding ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

A Republic if You Can Teach It

The GOP's Empty Threats Against January 6 Committee

Kevin McCarthy's letter to the committee is filled with empty threats meant to sound tough to Trump supporters.

The GOP's Empty Threats Against January 6 Committee

Crypto Is Out of Control. FTX Is Just the Beginning

As investigators and authorities continue to sort through the fallout of the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, the contours of the implosion are becoming clearer. It will likely take many more months to disentangle the web of corporate greed and financial malfeasance at the heart of FTX's bankruptcy. But we can safely say that the company owes billions of dollars to creditors and, according to sources, at least $1 billion to clients, in what appears to be the greatest crypto collapse to date.

Crypto Is Out of Control. FTX Is Just the Beginning

Joy Reid's Anti-Jewish 'Dog Whistles'

New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay is embarrassing her newspaper. Again.

Joy Reid's Anti-Jewish 'Dog Whistles'

States Take Aim at Anthony Fauci, Big Tech

What's become clear in this lawsuit and in Dr. Fauci's deposition, he said Wednesday, is that when Fauci speaks, Big Tech ­censors.

States Take Aim at Anthony Fauci, Big Tech

Gavin Newsom's Next Act

Fresh off a big reelection victory, the California governor won't run for president, but a world of being a happy, trolling warrior awaits him.

Gavin Newsom's Next Act

NY's Out-Migration Lost the GOP the Governor's Mansion

New York and Florida likely will be the difference for Republican control of the House of Representatives following the 2022 midterms. Strong performance on the top of the ticket by Florida's Ron DeSantis and New York's Lee Zeldin pushed a number of fence-sitting congressional races red.

NY's Out-Migration Lost the GOP the Governor's Mansion

Why China's Covid Narrative Is Backfiring

In June, President Xi Jinping defended China's "zero-Covid" strategy as "correct and effective." To do nothing - or "lying flat," as Xi called it - would have meant devastation.

Why China's Covid Narrative Is Backfiring

The DOJ Wants To Select the Next President

About 10 days ago, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Jack Smith as a special prosecutor in the two government investigations of former President Donald Trump.

The DOJ Wants To Select the Next President

Dems Face Their Next Big Power Scrap

Neither one of those guys is any good, said one Democrat of the two candidates vying to run the House Democrats' campaign arm.

Dems Face Their Next Big Power Scrap

Kanye West and the End of 'Wink-Nudge' Antisemitism

On Thursday afternoon, rapper Kanye West appeared on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's show to discuss the former's theories about the Jews. Jones is no stranger to peddling antisemitic tropes - in the interview, he expresses belief in a nefarious "Jewish mafia" - but West went further than even Jones likely imagined.

Kanye West and the End of 'Wink-Nudge' Antisemitism

GOP Can't Return to 'Dead Consensus' Status Quo

The devoted acolytes of what a 2019 First Things manifesto called the American Right's dead consensus think they see blood in the water.

GOP Can't Return to 'Dead Consensus' Status Quo

The Confession of Sam Bankman-Fried

"Please, shut up." This is what lawyers tell clients who have been charged with crimes - or are in danger of being charged - because anything they say will only be dredged up by the prosecution to prove their guilt. Sam Bankman-Fried, the wunderkind behind the FTX and Alameda crypto trading scandal in which upwards of $8 billion has gone AWOL, rejected this foundational advice on Wednesday afternoon to give New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin a lengthy, live tele-interview.

The Confession of Sam Bankman-Fried

Five Reasons the Georgia Senate Runoff Matters

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) bested former football star Herschel Walker by roughly 36,000 votes in the initial round of voting on Nov. 8. But Warnock fell just short of getting the necessary 50 percent of votes cast in that contest, which also featured a Libertarian candidate.

Five Reasons the Georgia Senate Runoff Matters

Media Treats Dem Darling SBF With Kid Gloves

FTX crypto exchange and the hedge fund Alameda Research went out of their way to defraud investors and users. But despite this fact, founder Sam Bankman-Fraud still seems to have support.

Media Treats Dem Darling SBF With Kid Gloves

Republicans Need To Embrace Early Voting

Election Day matters less than it used to. Unless the GOP adapts, it is doomed to keep losing.

Republicans Need To Embrace Early Voting

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Biden's Policies Weaken America at Home and Abroad

Weaken America First is the policy embraced by Biden, Democrats. They make every policy decision based on which hurts the US most. That's what they pick.

The Napoleons of Big Tech

Bill Emmott sees in the industry's harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can't be learned often enough.

The People Cheering for Humanity's End

A disparate group of thinkers says we should welcome our demise.

DeSantis the Realist

There are two poles in Republican foreign policy, represented by the two most recent GOP presidents, George W. Bush and Donald Trump. The Bush pole favors worldwide interventionism in support of regime change and democracy promotion.

DeSantis the Realist

Why Is the Left So Obsessed With Harming Children?

What is this obsession with hurting innocent children by artists, movie makers, and those who run ad agencies and fashion houses? Are kids the only forbidden fruit that's left for these sickos t...

Groundhog Day. Failure After Defeat Is Becoming GOP Hallmark

The Republican Party learned nothing from the 2012 election, so it keeps losing winnable races.

Musk's Battle for Free Speech

Musk's Battle for Free Speech

How The Right Developed Its Victim Complex

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's home for opinion and news analysis. A proliferation of intense invective and polemical...

Inflation Peaks? Perhaps...But for All the Wrong Reasons

The inflation spiral may abate, but only through a brutal unfolding recession.

Inflation Peaks? Perhaps…But for All the Wrong Reasons

The Best Tax System on Earth

What America and the world can learn from the Faroe Islands

The Best Tax System on Earth

The Right Needs What the Left Has: An Avant-Garde

Afamous passage in the preface to Lionel Trilling's book The Liberal Imagination is widely quoted and just as widely misunderstood. Trilling, a Columbia University professor and literary critic, wrote that at the time - this was 1950 - that there was no articulate conservative or reactionary thought in America, only conservative or reactionary "impulses" expressed "in action or in irritable mental gestures which seek to resemble ideas."

The Right Needs What the Left Has: An Avant-Garde

Xi Jinping in His Own Words

What China's leader wants-and how to stop him from getting it.

Xi Jinping in His Own Words

John Mearsheimer: We're Playing Russian Roulette

Until the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Professor John Mearsheimer was mainly known in academic circles as a leading scholar in the "realist" school of foreign policy. That is to say, he takes an unsentimental view of world affairs as being a muscular competition between great powers for regional hegemony.

John Mearsheimer: We're Playing Russian Roulette

If You Really Wanted To Destroy the U.S., Then...

First, you would surrender our prior energy independence. Reduce new gas and oil leases on federal lands to the lowest levels of any president in history. Cut back production at precisely the time the world is emerging from a two-year lockdown with pent-up consumer demand.

If You Really Wanted To Destroy the U.S., Then...

Conservatives See Soft Spot in Trump Armor: Handling Covid

Shortly before the midterm elections, in the pages of The Atlantic, one writer suggested that the nation should "declare a pandemic amnesty," that the county should move past all the bickering and backbiting over lockdowns and mandates to instead "focus on the future."

Conservatives See Soft Spot in Trump Armor: Handling Covid

Thank FTX Scam for Democrats' 2022 Ground Game

Bankman-Fried was the second-largest individual donor to the Democrat Party during the 2022 midterm election cycle.

Thank FTX Scam for Democrats' 2022 Ground Game

'It's the First Time I've Seen This in China'

On the ground in Shanghai, where young people, born after the Tiananmen Square Massacre, are fed up and fighting back against the CCP.

'It's the First Time I've Seen This in China'

Jeffries Will Do a Great Job as Leader of House Democrats

OPINION: Jeffries has big shoes to fill in succeeding Nancy Pelosi as the top Democrat in the House because she has been one of the most effective speakers in U.S. history. But he's up to the task.

Jeffries Will Do a Great Job as Leader of House Democrats

How Democrats Turned Arizona Purple--and What's Next?

Big Democratic wins in 2022 in Arizona represent a promising trend, and progressives need to learn its lessons.

How Democrats Turned Arizona Purple--and What's Next?

What a GOP Majority Means for Corporate America

The results of the 2022 midterms will be dissected endlessly. But among the political ramifications is a very important question for American business executives: With Big Business increasingly involved in political debates (and usually taking sides against Republicans), how will the relationship between the two change under a new GOP House majority?

What a GOP Majority Means for Corporate America

Midterms No Mandate for Another Biden Run

Democrats face an inflection point, though they are trying not to face up to it. Surprising results in the November elections, producing a cloudy picture for both parties, have quieted a push to get President Biden to forgo a second term. But the liabilities of the GOP do not make Biden more popular; nor do they make him younger.

Midterms No Mandate for Another Biden Run

Ponder the Treatment of Musk and Trump

The relentless attacks on Elon Musk since he purchased Twitter should be familiar to most Americans. It's exactly what Democrats and their media and corporate allies did to demonize Donald Trump.

Ponder the Treatment of Musk and Trump

The Mesmerizing Spectacle of a Sam Bankman-Fried Interview

Sam Bankman-Fried - the 30-year-old dethroned billionaire who fell from grace last month with the bankruptcy of his cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, and revelations of missing customer funds - was notably fidgety, hemmed and hawed over his answers, and seemed at times to martyr himself in much anticipated first public interview since his company, valued to be worth at least $32 billion, simply imploded.

The Mesmerizing Spectacle of a Sam Bankman-Fried Interview

My Travels in DeSantisland

Long before he became a darling of the right and the left's second favorite villain, Ronald Dion DeSantis was just a Florida kid they called "D" who played baseball, worked at a grocery store and dreamed of becoming president of the United States.

My Travels in DeSantisland

HHS Politicizes Health Care, Marginalizes People of Faith

The Biden administration's Health and Human Services Department continues to politicize health care. The religious beliefs of many Americans are being challenged by their rules.

HHS Politicizes Health Care, Marginalizes People of Faith

Cruelty in the Name of 'Antiracism'

Many of my readers are likely familiar with some of the most public, spectacular displays of woke excess in the culture. We could make a list-there are plenty to choose from.  But in some ways the most worrisome examples of "woke religion"-as John McWhorter might put it-aren't big news stories.

Cruelty in the Name of 'Antiracism'

You Should Probably Wait To Buy a Home

Should you even try to buy a house right now? Asking real-estate agents, economists, and potential homebuyers that question is likely to elicit something between a whimper and a scream these days. "It never feels like a great time to buy a house," Danielle Hale, the chief economist at Realtor.com, told me. "You're committing yourself to paying this enormous mortgage over a really long period of time." But, she said, something that is always "a little bit scary" is "particularly scary" right now. Many Americans seem to share that sentiment: Half as many home sales occurred this past July as in...

You Should Probably Wait To Buy a Home

The GOP Is Preparing To Learn Nothing All Over Again

There's not much reason to hope that Republicans' 2022 midterms "review" will produce any more change than the 2012 "autopsy."

The GOP Is Preparing To Learn Nothing All Over Again

Don't Trust the News Business: It's Destroyed Itself

"Be it resolved: don't trust mainstream media." My name is Matt Taibbi, I've been a reporter for 30 years, and I argue for the resolution. You should not trust mainstream media.

Don't Trust the News Business: It's Destroyed Itself

Europe Shows a Clear Link Between Immigration and Crime

Violent crime is becoming common in Sweden, shocking residents of the famously placid Scandinavian nation, where horrific acts of violence have become "all too familiar," according to Common Sense Media, part of a Swedish nonprofit organization.

Europe Shows a Clear Link Between Immigration and Crime

Meet Raphael Warnock's Paymasters

Since early voting commenced in the Georgia runoff between Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker, the corporate media has made much of the former's funding advantage as if this is somehow unusual for an incumbent seeking reelection.

Meet Raphael Warnock's Paymasters

Poll Is a Warning to Both Parties About Working Class Voters

The 2022 exits do not lie: the middle class has become Republican. It's something we've been seeing since the 2016 election and the emergence of Trumpism within American politics.

Poll Is a Warning to Both Parties About Working Class Voters

Larry Krasner on What Will Actually Reduce Crime

A conversation with the Philadelphia district attorney about violence, elections, and the Republican Party.

Larry Krasner on What Will Actually Reduce Crime

The Deflating of the Great Cash Cushion

Like Godot, the US recession has been long heralded but failed to materialise. It will, sooner or later

The Deflating of the Great Cash Cushion

The Climate Villains of the Rail Strike

Workers and the planet share common enemies. Unsurprisingly, the fossil fuel industry wants this strike blocked.

Get Ready for the Coming Era of GOP 'Angertainment'

Inflation and crime? So last year. Republicans are now laser-focused on something really important: Hunter Biden's laptop.

How Biden's Agenda Is Risking Your Retirement

Democrats wants managers to feel more secure in using investor assets to advance an ESG agenda, which conveniently aligns with the Democrats' political agenda.

How Biden's Agenda Is Risking Your Retirement

What Makes China's Wave of Protests Different This Time

It's not Tiananmen, but Xi Jinping faces his first China-wide protests.

Putin's Regime Collapse Is Largely Wishful Thinking

Rebekah Koffler probes Russian President Vladimir Putin's hold on power and the stability of his regime amid growing discontent among Russians about the war in Ukraine.

Speaker McCarthy's Five Bad Dreams

The probable next Speaker of the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), would do well to remember a saying about what would happen in the event of nuclear war during the 1960s, which was that "the living would envy the dead."

Speaker McCarthy's Five Bad Dreams

House Dems Prepare for Unfamiliar Territory

House Democrats are preparing to elect a new generation of leaders Wednesday who will be responsible for keeping the caucus united on policies and messaging as they set their sights on winning back the majority next term.

House Dems Prepare for Unfamiliar Territory

What Happens When Big Tech & Feds Team Up

What the Rhine case reveals is the danger that a partnership between the federal government and Big Tech presents to disfavored groups.

What Happens When Big Tech & Feds Team Up

How the Next Civil War Begins

All national declines ebb and flow. The street violence and chaos of the summer of 2020 marked the moment the curtain was pulled back, the country's true psychic state revealed for a single season before the curtain fell once more-President Biden entered office, the pandemic subsided, normalcy seemed to return.

How the Next Civil War Begins

Why Elon Musk Is Picking a Fight With Apple

He speaks of a civilizational battle. But he probably sees a potential business advantage.

Why Elon Musk Is Picking a Fight With Apple

The Case For & Against More Fossil Fuels in Developing Countries

Should coal, oil, and natural gas still be part of the answer for the world's poorest in an era of climate change?

The Case For & Against More Fossil Fuels in Developing Countries

Proud, Scared & Conflicted. What China Protesters Told Me

Then they returned home, trembling with disbelief for having challenged the world's most powerful authoritarian government and the toughest leader China has seen in decades.

Proud, Scared & Conflicted. What China Protesters Told Me

Political Forecast Predicts a Rough Couple of Years

You know those people who tell you a devastating recession, or maybe a depression, is on the way or that this or that investment is guaranteed to skyrocket or collapse in the next few months? The ones who confidently predict coming doom or prosperity? Why should you listen to them? After all, who knows what will happen with the economy?

Political Forecast Predicts a Rough Couple of Years

Ron DeSantis Will Not Wear Well

Governor ron desantis has a growing store of admirers. This includes many who have watched the cantankerous Floridian only from afar. They have heard glowing things. He was the biggest winner of an otherwise dark election cycle for Republicans. He has impeccable bona fides as a Donald Trump disciple-without being Trump himself, whom many see as the biggest loser of said dark election cycle.

Ron DeSantis Will Not Wear Well

GOP Should Feel Confident as It Looks to 2024 Senate Map

Although conservatives are rightly celebratory in the wake of Republicans' new House majority, the GOP's failure to recapture the Senate has made the weeks following Election Day unexpectedly bittersweet after lofty predictions of a "red wave." But with a highly favorable Senate map in 2024, the right conditions could put Republicans in a position to pick up as many as 11 seats in the upper chamber.

GOP Should Feel Confident as It Looks to 2024 Senate Map

Time to Start Eating Bugs?

Western nations' commitment to "net zero" CO2 emissions is one of the greatest follies in world history. It is not just the fossil fuel industries that are under attack by liberals-although that would be bad enough, since it is fossil fuels that have created the modern world. They are the reason we are not going around in donkey carts. But it gets worse: agriculture is in the crosshairs, too.

Time to Start Eating Bugs?

3 COVID Questions Dr. Fauci Needs to Answer

Three COVID-19 questions Dr. Fauci needs to answer House Republicans - his views on masks, vaccines and what he learned from China's COVID -19 lockdowns.

3 COVID Questions Dr. Fauci Needs to Answer

Apple an Active Collaborator w/China's Police State

Declaring war on Twitter's top advertiser and gateway to the App Store? This should go well.

Apple an Active Collaborator w/China's Police State

'No Cooperation': How SBF Tried to Cling to FTX

When the cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 11, the company's founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, announced the news in a contrite message on Twitter.

'No Cooperation': How SBF Tried to Cling to FTX

Why ESG Must Be Stopped

The environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing phenomenon is undercutting the core purpose of financial institutions, jeopardizing the economic security of investors, politicizing our capital markets and private enterprises, and threatening the stability of our energy supply.

Why ESG Must Be Stopped

Throwing Down-Ballot Candidates Under the Bus

Imagine that you are a Democrat campaigning for a statewide office in Texas, where one in six jobs is tied to the oil and gas industry. Then imagine that two days ahead of your election, the Democratic president of the United States promises at a campaign rally in New York there will be no more drilling for oil and gas.

Throwing Down-Ballot Candidates Under the Bus

Musk Is Right: It's a Battle for Future of Civilization

Authoritarians in the United States threaten to remove Twitter from more than 1.5 billion devices worldwide, according to Elon Musk.

Musk Is Right: It's a Battle for Future of Civilization

Apple an Active Collaborator w/China's Police State

Declaring war on Twitter's top advertiser and gateway to the App Store? This should go well.

Apple an Active Collaborator w/China's Police State

With Intimidation & Surveillance, China Tries to Kill Protests

Public security personnel and vehicles have blanketed potential protest sites. Police officers are searching some residents phones for prohibited apps. Officials are going to the homes of would-be protesters to warn them against illegal activities and are taking some away for questioning. Censors are scrubbing protest symbols and slogans from social media.

With Intimidation & Surveillance, China Tries to Kill Protests

Senate Gives LGBTQ Americans Reason To Breathe Easier

In my most vulnerable moments, I have pictured having to tell my young child that his moms' marriage is no longer recognized. I imagined choking back tears and reminding him that it doesn't mean he is any less loved or protected. I envisioned telling him that our family is just as important as any other family - including ones with one mom and one dad.

Senate Gives LGBTQ Americans Reason To Breathe Easier

The Inside Story of Trump's Dinner With Ye & Fuentes

What was supposed to be a private dinner ended up being a political nightmare.

The Inside Story of Trump’s Dinner With Ye & Fuentes

Reports of Trump's Demise Are Premature

Now he's gone and done it. This time Donald Trump has crossed the Rubicon of misconduct. He's in so much trouble that only the Democrats can save him.

Reports of Trump's Demise Are Premature

What Really Happened on Election Day 2022

Demographics mean pure and simple that Republicans need to offer independent and swing Democrat voters a positive reason to make the switch to them. If they do that, they will be an unstoppable force in 2024 and beyond.

What Really Happened on Election Day 2022

House GOP Can Deliver Positive Vision for Brighter Future

The new Republican majority in the House will face a major challenge dealing with the Democrat-run White House and Senate.

House GOP Can Deliver Positive Vision for Brighter Future

For Left, 'Antisemitism' Just a Partisan Talking Point

For some, 'antisemitism' is a political cudgel, not a problem that needs real attention.

For Left, 'Antisemitism' Just a Partisan Talking Point

How Donald Trump Excuses His Bigotry

His defense of himself for hosting Kanye West and Nick Fuentes is incredibly familiar.

How Donald Trump Excuses His Bigotry

Potential Rail Strike Has Dems In Awkward Bind

On Monday evening, President Joe Biden urged Congress to end the risk of a potential rail strike that could bring US commerce to a halt, by forcing labor unions to accept an agreement the administration helped negotiate.

Potential Rail Strike Has Dems In Awkward Bind

China's Covid Protests a Youthful Cry for Openness

While a lot of attention has been given to the unprecedented protests in China about the "dynamic zero Covid" policy, not much has been written about the wider political context, and particularly the young people leading the protests.

China's Covid Protests a Youthful Cry for Openness

Elon Musk Picking Fight He Can't Win Against Apple

Declaring war on Twitter's top advertiser and gateway to the App Store? This should go well.

Elon Musk Picking Fight He Can't Win Against Apple

A Tale of Two Campaigns in Pennsylvania

The Shapiro and Fetterman victories show there's more than one way to win as a Democrat.

A Tale of Two Campaigns in Pennsylvania

Supply-Side Inflation and Its Cures

The Federal Reserve failed to anticipate the worst inflation since the 1970s and is now administering medicine that will sicken rather than cure the patient. Restoring price stability, Fed ...

How Liberals Lost Their Way on Affirmative Action

The policy, established to even the racial scales, has been systematically punishing Asian-Americans.

Apple Can't Ignore Its Giant China Problem

Last week's protests at an iPhone plant affirm that the company's compromised approach to China is risky and unsustainable.

Biden's Hypocrisy on Unions: Everyone Pays But Him

Think of that hypocrisy the next time the president tries to meddle in private industries like Amazon and Starbucks. Or when it's your kids being taught by a bad teacher protected by a union.

Biden’s Hypocrisy on Unions: Everyone Pays But Him

'Gaslighting' Is the Word of the Year. What Took It So Long?

Merriam-Webster's designation is very 2022. But it also could have been the word of the year in nearly every period of American history.

Realism and the Russia-Ukraine War

Top Hungarian official: 'Europe is sleepwalking into a conflict it cannot possibly win'

Hakeem Jeffries' Denial

Nazism and racism are rampant in this land only when Republicans challenge elections that Democrats seem to have won, usually with the help of vote harvesters and a noticeable lack of voter ID.

Hakeem Jeffries' Denial

Democrats Don't Need To Pander on Crime

Here's another positive outcome of the surprising midterm elections: They should put an end to the crime scare.

Democrats Don't Need To Pander on Crime

The Authoritarian Right Is Regrouping

Events of the past few weeks in Russia, Brazil, and America show the global right in disarray. But these are not signs of defeat, as liberals might hope; they are the disorderly attempt by antidemocratic forces to stage a recovery.

The Authoritarian Right Is Regrouping

Musk Is Right To Unwind Leftist Censorship

Elon Musk has promised to throw open the doors of Twitter jail and reinstate a large number of suspended accounts. Last week, Twitter's proud new owner posted a poll asking whether users thought Twitter should ‘offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam'.

Musk Is Right To Unwind Leftist Censorship

Fauci Exits the Stage Looking Ridiculous and Dishonest

Dr. Anthony Fauci announced this summer that he'd be stepping down from various government positions in December, in order to pursue the "next chapter" of his life and career.

Fauci Exits the Stage Looking Ridiculous and Dishonest

'The Climate Extremists Have Won'

Michael Shellenberger on the global elites' embrace of climate apocalypticism.

'The Climate Extremists Have Won'

Digital Trade Must Not Become a Zero-Sum Game

This truth lies at the heart of the digital economy. Information must be free to flow, but it must not become yet another arena in which the gains reaped by capital outweigh those of...

Digital Trade Must Not Become a Zero-Sum Game

How WALL-E Invented the iPad

The movie's dystopian vision of humanity in thrall to screens rings uncannily true now.

How WALL-E Invented the iPad

The 'Oscar Movie' Is Dying

Steven Spielberg's "The Fabelmans" has bombed at the box-office. This coming after the filmmaker's "West Side Story" garnered the same fate last year, which begs me to ask the question: if Spielberg can't even bring people to a movie theatre anymore, then who can? I imagine Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino can still pull it off, but these four directors are now part of a dying breed.

The 'Oscar Movie' Is Dying

Justice Barrett Is Allowed To Have Religious Beliefs

Nowhere is the Left's effort to silence conservatives more intense than in its demand that conservative (and therefore constitutionalist) judges recuse themselves from cases that might check America's cultural revolution.

Justice Barrett Is Allowed To Have Religious Beliefs

Can the Origins of Today's Right Be Traced to the 1990s?

In 1992, the mood in the United States should have been triumphal. The country appeared on the verge of reigning supreme: The Soviet Union had fallen, and the rusting tyrannies across the Eastern Bloc were turning to democracy. The US military had recently pummeled petty dictators in Panama and Iraq, exorcising the ghosts of Vietnam.

Can the Origins of Today's Right Be Traced to the 1990s?

Youngkin for President? To Be Determined

Ever since Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia governor's race last year, there's been speculation about what he might set his sights on next.

Youngkin for President? To Be Determined

Trump's Dinner With Ye, Fuentes Shouldn't Have Happened

I write this as a proud Jew and a proud American. I write this as someone who has known President Donald Trump for about a quarter of a century and who has worked for him for many of those years.

Trump's Dinner With Ye, Fuentes Shouldn't Have Happened

The Zombie Survival of Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule against affirmative action programs this term, finding they violate the Constitution because they deliberately discriminate by race. If you think that ruling will stop universities from treating racial groups differently, think again. Admissions officers are already hard at work figuring out ways to evade the forthcoming decision. They are supported by countless "diversity, equity, and inclusion" bureaucrats, nestled across campus. They are on a mission.

The Zombie Survival of Affirmative Action

Voters Favor More Drilling, Fewer Rules To End Diesel Shortage

Due to dwindling supplies, diesel fuel prices are up 50% from last year, raising the cost of food, transportation, manufactured goods, and even gifts.

Voters Favor More Drilling, Fewer Rules To End Diesel Shortage

McCarthy Can Put GOP in Position To Win in '24

Now that the GOP has gained a House majority, Kevin McCarthy has a real opportunity to rise to the occasion. Although it wasn't the midterm election result McCarthy wanted, by winning the House of Representatives the Republican Party has a seat at the governing table. The 55th speaker of the House is in a position to set policies and priorities in contrast to Joe Biden, and in the process make the case that a Republican belongs back in the White House in 2024.

McCarthy Can Put GOP in Position To Win in '24

Conservatives Should Consider Antitrust Against Microsoft

Amid the renewed energy around antitrust enforcement in recent years, one name has been notably missing: Microsoft

Conservatives Should Consider Antitrust Against Microsoft

The Trouble With Gambling and Weed as Economic Strategy

Gotham's post-pandemic economic-development strategy: gambling and weed

The Trouble With Gambling and Weed as Economic Strategy

Is This the Last Christmas for Sears?

Tracy Easterling spent about an hour Sunday shopping at Sears, which used to be one of her favorite stores. She ended up with nothing to show for it but memories.

Is This the Last Christmas for Sears?

FTX: Faking It, Making It, Losing It

Harold James draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law's infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.

FTX: Faking It, Making It, Losing It

Washington Liars Will Not Stop Us From Rescuing U.S.

Earlier this year, I released a plan with more than 100 ideas for how Republicans can govern and rescue America from President Joe Biden's radical, socialist agenda that has done nothing but destroy our country with debt, record inflation, and massive crime.

Washington Liars Will Not Stop Us From Rescuing U.S.

Special Counsel Amounts to Election Interference

While the Republicans kicked off the 2024 presidential race with the announcement that former President Donald Trump was again running for president, in perhaps the ultimate sign of our ignominious times, the Democrats, in effect, kicked off their half of the contest three days later by appointing a special counsel to escalate their political prosecution of him.

Special Counsel Amounts to Election Interference

Musk Wants Answers on Apple's Support of Censorship

New Twitter CEO Elon Musk revealed that Apple threatened to suspend Twitter from its app store, 'but won't tell us why.'

Musk Wants Answers on Apple's Support of Censorship

Pelosi's Next Chapter

Instead of taking a behind-the-scenes role, Pelosi should spend her remaining time in Congress embracing and extending her commitment to human rights issues.

Pelosi's Next Chapter

RNC Commissions 'Review' of Party Tactics After Midterm

The party also launched a new advisory commission in response to the election results.

RNC Commissions 'Review' of Party Tactics After Midterm

Forecast on Recession Risks Complacency

Planning for a range of outcomes is preferable to relying on a shaky prediction

Forecast on Recession Risks Complacency

Do You Have a Right Not To Be Lied To?

It's been weeks since the dramatic crumbling of his crypto empire, and we're still learning about the mess left behind by Bankman-Fried.

Xi Faces Toughest Test of His Social Credit Controls

Social credit - the automated denial of basic services for antisocial behavior - was supposed to serve as the lynchpin of Communist Chinese strongman Xi Jinping's increasingly tota...

Musk's Disaster Month at Twitter Has Come to a Close

Elon Musk's disaster month at Twitter has come to a close. Let's discuss.

Musk's Disaster Month at Twitter Has Come to a Close

Trump Gets Played in Mar-a-Lago Dinner

TRUMP GETS PLAYED. What is sure to be one of the weirder moments of the 2024 presidential campaign has just taken place before the campaign is even fully underway.

America Is Stuck in the See-Saw Politics of the Gilded Age

We have to go back over a century to see the one time in America when power continually shifted and the parties were in a tight battle.

ESG Is a Woke Scam Infecting Our Corporations

If traditional American values are to be changed, let it be done at the ballot box and not in some of America's most elite corporate boardrooms.

China's Uprisings Present an Opportunity to the West

A just and rich irony of the COVID-19 pandemic would be that the virus - which the Chinese government allowed to spread through its censorship and cover-up tactics - ultimately causes the fall of t...

In 2024, Democrats Need a 'Compromise Agenda'

American voters are tired of the national issues agenda being driven by extremists in both parties.

In 2024, Democrats Need a 'Compromise Agenda'

Who Would The Villages Back in Trump-DeSantis Clash?

The world's largest retirement community was comfortable with consensus. If they talked about politics at all, Sherri Lake knew that most of her neighbors voted like her: enthusiastically and down the line Republican. It made the day after Donald Trump launched another White House run unnerving.

Who Would The Villages Back in Trump-DeSantis Clash?

Why Religious Liberty Deserves Protection

The Respect for Marriage Act has been making its way through the Senate and appears to be on its way to becoming law. But my Senate colleagues also need to protect religious liberty.

Why Religious Liberty Deserves Protection

Will China's Anti-Lockdown Protestors Succeed?

Less than six weeks after Xi Jinping doubled down on his Zero Covid strategy, a swelling sea of discontent is finally breaking on its rocks. Outside the dining halls of two of the country's most prestigious campuses, Peking University and Tsinghua University, small crowds of students risked their liberty over the weekend by chanting "freedom of expression, democracy and the rule of law". According to one count, as of midday yesterday, there had been protests at more than 80 other universities, including in Shanghai and Beijing.

Will China's Anti-Lockdown Protestors Succeed?

Can We Trust GA Runoff With So Much Illegal Voting?

When the final tally comes in for the Georgia runoff, the country should expect the candidate behind in the count to take to the courts.

Can We Trust GA Runoff With So Much Illegal Voting?

China's Zero Tolerance for Xi's COVID Restrictions

The popular defiance is a direct challenge to the Communist Party leader's authority.

China's Zero Tolerance for Xi's COVID Restrictions

FTX Crypto Debacle Fuels Attacks on 'Woke' Business

Sam Bankman-Fried enjoyed positive press and gave millions to liberal causes and Democratic candidates. Then billions of dollars disappeared.

FTX Crypto Debacle Fuels Attacks on 'Woke' Business

Is There Still a Path to India for Garcetti?

As the dust settles on the hard-fought race for Los Angeles mayor, time is running out for Eric Garcetti, the city's outgoing chief executive, to secure his own professional future before ceding the gavel to his successor.

Is There Still a Path to India for Garcetti?

2024 Senate Map Raises Stakes of Georgia Senate Runoff

Democrats will have the majority next year. After that, things get much tougher.

2024 Senate Map Raises Stakes of Georgia Senate Runoff

The Questions John Durham Didn't Ask

As he wraps up his Russiagate investigation with the now-failed prosecution of Igor Danchenko, we are left only with questions about what John Durham failed to do.

The Questions John Durham Didn't Ask

Will Coming Indictment of Trump Break His Power?

Former associate White House counsel says Garland, DOJ are going "by the book" and have a "rock solid" case

Will Coming Indictment of Trump Break His Power?

Why I Quit Elon Musk's Twitter

A platform that once represented the new frontier of digital democracy is being used by the world's richest man to troll us all.

Why I Quit Elon Musk's Twitter

What Will Happen to China's 'Zero-Covid' Protests?

Public protests in China related to the government's Covid-19 restrictions have hit the news worldwide over the weekend, following a fatal apartment fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang last week which killed ten people.

What Will Happen to China's 'Zero-Covid' Protests?

Musk Proves Free Speech at All Costs Is Dangerous

Reinstating the likes of Donald Trump and Kanye West looks likely to turn the social media site into an extremist ghetto, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Musk Proves Free Speech at All Costs Is Dangerous

Congress Starting To Question This Whole Crypto Thing

Think Washington lawmakers have what it takes to tackle the volatile world of cryptocurrencies? Neither do they.

Congress Starting To Question This Whole Crypto Thing

Biden's Free Pass on Hunter's Shady Business Deals Is Over

From serving on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company to pursuing deals with Chinese Communist Party-linked energy tycoons and allegedly pocketing more than $3 million from a Russian businesswoman and widow of a former mayor of Moscow, Hunter Biden's far-flung business deals have raised eyebrows for years about potential influence peddling and other possible crimes.

Biden's Free Pass on Hunter's Shady Business Deals Is Over

Fauci Forgets Destructive Policies He Imposed on America

"If there are oversight hearings, I absolutely will cooperate fully and testify before the Congress if asked. You may not know, but I've testified before the Congress a few hundred times over the last 40 years or so. So I have no trouble testifying. We can defend and explain and stand by everything that we've said. So I have nothing to hide."

Fauci Forgets Destructive Policies He Imposed on America

Republicans Are the Party of Jefferson, Lincoln, & MLK Jr.

Up too early on Thanksgiving morning, I watched a brilliant sunrise to the east over a truck stop create a rose-tinged rainbow over the Love's sign to the west. This stunning moment of beauty in the heartland brought to mind a great Republican speaker's quip that: "The House is a truck stop, but the Senate is a country club."

Republicans Are the Party of Jefferson, Lincoln, & MLK Jr.

Three Things George Washington Knew

In 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first national holiday of Thanksgiving. He chose a date in late November for people to express gratitude for "the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty," along with the "civil and religious liberty" that the burgeoning United States of America enjoyed.

Three Things George Washington Knew

Layoffs and Low Ratings: Is CNN in Crisis?

New management outlines a course to cut costs and return to political middle ground, but there may be no easy fix in sight

Layoffs and Low Ratings: Is CNN in Crisis?

Balenciaga and the Rise of Pedo Chic

The fashion world is not especially known for its morals. And yet even by fashion's standards, this week's BDSM bear controversy has been a weird one.

Balenciaga and the Rise of Pedo Chic

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