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Here’s What Senator Blumenthal Did Not Tell You

On Dec. 10, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) argued against confirming Lawrence VanDyke to the U.S. Court of Appeals. Doing so, he said, would depart from “bedrock principles that once guided the exercise of the Senate’s constitutional duty to advise and consent” on the president’s nominations. Blumenthal neglected to mention some important information that puts Read More…

Is There Any Rationale For a Bloomberg Candidacy?

The case against Michael Bloomberg’s presidential run seems strong. He’s a political chameleon, who went from Democrat to Republican (in order to find a place on the New York City ballot in 2001) to Independent to Democrat (again). He spent a lot of money in politics. Some of it helping Republicans, such as Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Read More…

Gianforte the Conservative Montana Needs

For years Montana values have been under attack by liberal Democratic governors in Helena. They impose their radical agendas on the state, and Montana becomes less and less the state we all know and love. In November 2020, we need to put a stop to this. We need to elect strong conservatives up and down Read More…

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RealClearPolitics – ArticlesReal Clear Politics http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ en Copyright 2008 Mon, 30 Dec 2019 08:43:22 -0600 http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/?v=3.33 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss http://www.realclearpolitics.com/images/RCP-HOME-WIDE.png http://www.realclearpolitics.com https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/12/30/pelosis_delay_off_the_rails_transcontinental_dreams_142045.html 200142045 Carl M. CannonCarl M. Cannon2019/12 12/30/2019/00/00/00 Mon, 30 Dec 2019 08:43:09 -0600 https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/12/30/messy_primary_finally_meets_election_year_142046.html 200142046 Bill BarrowBill Barrow2019/12 12/30/2019/00/00/00 Mon, 30 Dec 2019 08:25:33 -0600 497812 COMMENTARY https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/12/30/pelosis_impeachment_delay_cant_go_on_forever_142044.html 200142044 Bill ScherBill Scher2019/12 12/30/2019/00/00/00 Mon, 30 Read More…

Why populism won’t fade soon — and other commentary

Culture critic: Populism Won’t Die Anytime Soon Just as the “1960s” (as a zeitgeist) didn’t begin until JFK’s 1963 assassination and end until Richard Nixon’s 1974 resignation, so the “populist epoch” of the 2010s “may be only beginning,” argues Matthew Continetti in Commentary. Popular rage against elites began with the Great Recession, boiled over under…

The ICC has some nerve to target Israel

Among the institutions of the so-called international community, anti-Israel bias is so prevalent and obvious, it’s taken for granted and almost funny. The year-end statistics from the UN General Assembly tell nearly the whole story: Of the 25 condemnatory resolutions passed this year, 18 targeted the world’s sole Jewish state. As I said, almost funny….

Uber and Aramco prove it: Free markets work better

Two-thousand-nineteen was the tale of two marquee stock offerings: America’s Uber and Saudi Arabia’s Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company. Superficially, Uber is a failure, and Aramco is a success: Uber stock sank; Aramco stock rose. But really, it’s the other way around. Uber’s “failure” shows the success of American-style free markets in disciplining companies….

The warning behind the surge in subway graffiti

Think the sharp uptick in subway graffiti is just an eyesore? Think again: As Nathan Glazer wrote back in 1979, it can fuel serious disorder — and crime. Graffiti vandalism in the subway tripled from 200 incidents five years ago to 619 last year, and 537 so far this year, The Post reported last week….

Sorry, Gov — high-speed rail won’t fix Upstate’s economy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a “panel of experts” to “reexamine” bringing high-speed rail to New York, he announced last week. He’s hoping to pull off what governors before him could only dream of. Alas, it’s still “sheer fantasy,” as the Empire Center’s E.J. McMahon puts it. Certainly, the costs of building out high-speed…

An ominous sign from Queens’ new DA

Incoming Queens DA Melinda Katz is vowing to clean house when she takes office in January, dismissing holdovers from Richard Brown’s near-30-year tenure. Take it as an ominous sign. Katz hopes to prove her far-left criminal-justice cred by hiring “true believers,” even if it means jettisoning the decades of prosecutorial experience of the top staff….

EDITORIAL: California, the most populous state in the nation, saw the highest spike in homelessness

ANALYSIS/OPINION: For a century and a half, America has been California dreaming. The Golden State is a uniquely blessed state in many ways: A stunning geography, temperate weather, oil. and not to mention the original economic engine that powered the ‘49ers, gold, are among its sterling assets. It’s little wonder, then, that for decades, Americans Read More…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Effective — but rough around edges

ANALYSIS/OPINION: The progressive parrots ‘group think’ about all manner of folderol that their adherents, on bended knee and genuflecting vigorously, confirm as received wisdom (“New Yorker editor David Remnick: ‘It’s a source of great frustration’ people still support Trum,” Web, Dec. 23). That President Trump disrupts their cocoon with rude tweets and tantrums as he Read More…

How liberals are allowing anti-Semitism to flourish

Anti-Semitic attacks continue to shake our city and state. Last week, eight attacks — including four in just in 48 hours — sent a familiar shockwave rippling through the Jewish community. Then Saturday came the horrific stabbing in Monsey, New York. The poison of Jew-hatred is spreading. Like many of you, I’m thinking, “Not this…

The dangerous new idea inspiring criminal-justice activists

The latest call to action from some criminal-justice activists: “Abolish the police.” From the streets of Chicago to the city council of Seattle, and in the pages of academic journals ranging from the Cardozo Law Review to the Harvard Law Review and of mainstream publications from the Boston Review to Rolling Stone, advocates and activists…