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Barone: Under Biden’s positive rating, some rotten underpinnings

By Michael Barone | On the surface, President Joe Biden seems to be doing pretty well. But underneath, there are signs of problems, areas where partisan overstretch threatens the underpinnings of what some are hailing as the new order of things. Biden enjoys 54% job approval, a good mark for a president at mid-term or […]

Singer: Waiting for behavior to catch up with the evidence

By Jeffrey A. Singer | On April 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 100 million Americans are now fully vaccinated—roughly half the adult U.S. population. More than 147 million have received at least one jab. Vaccination‐induced immunity combined with the roughly 32 million confirmed COVID cases in the U.S. (the actual […]

Brennan: Fishing season coming soon

By Tom Brennan | Taking down the bird-feeder is always difficult, but I did it in mid-March to keep the bears away. Haven’t seen any bears in the neighborhood lately, but we live near Elmendorf Air Force Base which has a lot of wild country and places where the big critters roam. It’s hard to […]

Olson: After the Derek Chauvin verdict

By Walter Olson Politico invited me to be part of a mini‐ symposium about the jury’s verdict finding former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all three counts (second‐degree unintentional murder, third‐degree murder and second‐degree manslaughter) in the death of George Floyd. Here’s what I wrote: Police are not above the law. And yet it’s hard […]

Boaz: Ted Cruz says the quiet part out loud

By David Boaz | Sen. Ted Cruz has harsh words in the Wall Street Journal for “woke” CEOs who criticize the new Georgia election law. But he doesn’t stop with a defense of the law or a recommendation that the CEOs stick to business. No, this paragon of limited government is threatening to hurt companies who express […]

Elder: Maxine Waters’ anti-cop rhetoric is getting black people killed

By Larry Elder | In June 2018, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., publicly exhorted her supporters to harass Cabinet members of the Trump administration. At an outdoor rally in Los Angeles, Waters, with microphone in hand and amplifiers nearby, shouted: “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see […]

Barone: The 2020 census – Small Republican gains in a nation hunkered down

By Michael Barone | The COVID-19-delayed results of the 2020 census are finally in, with totals for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and nearly one-third of a billion for the whole nation: 331,449,281, and also with surprises in the short run and for what French historians call the longue duree. The short-term […]

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