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December 3, 2021

A Post-Roe Abortion Political 'Revolution' Is Unlikely By Michael Barone

The Supreme Court, as this is written, is hearing oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, challenging Mississippi's law banning, with a few exceptions, abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. There's a powerful argument that the Court can't logically uphold this statute, which is less restrictive than most other nations' abortion laws, without overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that overturned all 50 states' abortion laws.

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December 3, 2021

The West's Fear That Dare Not Speak Its Name by Patrick J. Buchanan

With the drowning deaths of 27 migrants crossing the Channel from France to England, illegal migration from the Third World is front and center anew in European politics.

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December 2, 2021

A Tale of Two Midwestern Gerrymanders: Illinois and Ohio by Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Coleman

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

-- Gerrymanders by Democrats in Illinois and Republicans in Ohio seek to build upon their dominance of their respective states.

-- The Ohio Supreme Court could intervene against the GOP gerrymander there, which perhaps helps explain why Republicans were not as aggressive as they could have been, even though Republicans can reasonably hope that the map they drew will perform for them as intended.

-- Massachusetts Democrats and Oklahoma Republicans also recently finalized maps that should allow both to maintain their monopolies on House seats in their respective states.

-- Gov. Charlie Baker’s (R-MA) retirement pushes the Massachusetts gubernatorial race from Likely Republican all the way to Likely Democratic.

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December 1, 2021

Fact-Blockers By John Stossel

I've reported how Facebook censors me.

November 30, 2021

Remember When Travel Bans Were Xenophobic? by Brian C. Joondeph

In the early days of COVID-19, health officials knew little other than that this virus was contagious, lethal for some, and originated in China. In late January 2020, President Donald Trump banned U.S. entry to foreign nationals who recently visited China, a common sense measure of turning off the faucet to avoid an overflowing sink of illness in America.

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November 30, 2021

Joe Biden's Dirty Little Secret: He Wants Higher Gasoline Prices By Stephen Moore

When he announced last week that he would release more oil from the American Strategic Petroleum Reserve, President Joe Biden told the American people he is doing everything possible to bring down gas prices at the pump. 

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November 30, 2021

Return of the 'Law and Order' Issue By Patrick J. Buchanan

According to Gallup, on the issue of crime, President Joe Biden is 18 points underwater. While 57% of Americans disapprove of how he is handling crime, only 39% approve.

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November 24, 2021

Thank Private Property By John Stossel

Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 23, 2021

We Need a Little More Milton Friedman Right About Now by Stephen Moore

Not long ago, President Joe Biden made an offhanded comment that "Milton Friedman isn't running the show anymore."

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November 23, 2021

Playing With Fire on Russia's Borders By Patrick J. Buchanan

Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko has cleared out the encampment at his border crossing into Poland, where thousands of Middle Eastern migrants had been living in squalor.

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November 19, 2021

Biden Stimulus Failures Could Produce 1920s-Style Republican Victories

What's wrong with the economy? Nobody seems quite sure, but it's clear that the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed in March, on top of the $900 billion approved in December, the last full month of the Trump administration, has not had the intended results.

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November 19, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse, Both Right and Righteous by Patrick J. Buchanan

In judging the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse, set aside for the moment Wisconsin law under which he is being tried, and consider the natural law, the moral law, the higher law written on the human heart.

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November 18, 2021

Six Decades of Regional Change in House Elections By Kyle Kondik

The GOP edge in the South, already large, could grow in 2022.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— The Greater South used to be the key cog in Democratic House majorities; now it is the region that allows Republicans to win majorities.

— Democrats’ dominance on the West Coast and Northeast have allowed them to win majorities even as they have fallen further behind in the Greater South.

— The Republican edge in the Greater South should only grow in 2022.

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November 17, 2021

Prove You're Needed! By John Stossel

"Why does Louisiana have the right to stop me from doing what I love to do?" asks Ursula Newell-Davis in my new video.

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November 16, 2021

Are Democrats Looking to the Lifeboats? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Not so long ago, President Joe Biden was being talked of as a transformative president, a second Franklin D. Roosevelt in terms of the domestic agenda he would enact.

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November 12, 2021

US and China: Collusion or Cooperation? By Patrick J. Buchanan

In a surprise announcement at the Glasgow summit, U.S. climate czar John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart declared that their two countries have pledged to work together to slow global warming.

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November 12, 2021

History Has Some Bad News for Biden Democrats by Micahel Barone

As in the 1880s, we live in an era of polarized partisan parity, in which changes of opinion among independent voters can sweep election results. One year ago, Joe Biden was elected president with 51% of the popular vote. Now, with his job approval down to 42%, his party is in trouble.

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November 11, 2021

Less Than A Year Out: A Redistricting Update By J. Miles Coleman

Going over new maps in NC, TX, and other states.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— With some more populous states passing new district maps, the 2022 congressional landscape is getting a bit clearer.

— In Texas and North Carolina, Republicans took contrasting approaches — they were relatively tame in the former and more aggressive in the latter — but should likely net seats out of both states.

— In smaller states, like Alabama and West Virginia, redistricting has basically panned out as we expected.

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November 10, 2021

Let Parents Choose By John Stossel

As Virginia's gubernatorial election drew to a close last week, Democrat Terry McAuliffe brought in teachers union president Randi Weingarten.

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November 9, 2021

There They Go Again with the 'Tax the Rich' Ruse by Stephen Moore

Be honest. Does anyone really believe that any of these new schemes that President Joe Biden conjures up every few days to "tax the rich" will cause Bill Gates, Elon Musk or Warren Buffett to pay more taxes?