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Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court in the New York City, August 20, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) The House select committee on the January 6 Capitol riot voted in favor of holding former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for defying a committee subpoena. The committee voted 9–0…

Glenn Youngkin Blasts Loudoun County Cover-Up

Glenn Youngkin at a campaign event in Burke, Va., October 19, 2021. (Isaac Schorr) Burke, Va. — In front of a raucous crowd in Fairfax County on Tuesday evening, Glenn Youngkin called for an immediate investigation into an incident of sexual assault and alleged cover-up in Loudoun County while presenting his own four-point plan for…

Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Tests Positive for COVID

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill, May 13, 2021. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via Reuters) Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive for COVID Tuesday, despite being fully vaccinated. His case has so far caused only mild symptoms, according to a Department of Homeland Security…

Katie Couric Says She Regrets Censoring RBG’s Denunciation of National Anthem Kneelers

Katie Couric at the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., November 1, 2018 (Monica Almeida/Reuters) During a return appearance on NBC’s Today show Tuesday, former anchor Katie Couric said she regrets censoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s denunciation of athletes who kneel during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice….

Amazon Competition Practices — House Lawmakers Accuse Amazon of Lying to Congress

An Amazon delivery worker pulls a delivery cart full of packages during its annual Prime Day promotion in New York City, June 21, 2021. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Amazon on Monday warning that they will seek a criminal investigation into the company’s competition practices unless it corrects…

Leopoldo López, Boris Yeltsin & Others

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López talks to the media at the residence of the Spanish ambassador in Caracas, Venezuela, May 2, 2019. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters) I had always wanted to meet and talk with Leopoldo López. He is a symbol of Venezuelan democracy, and indeed a symbol of democracy worldwide. He was arrested…

McAuliffe Campaign Ad Addresses Parent Comment

President Joe Biden participates in a campaign event for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va., July 23, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Amid the heated Virginia gubernatorial race, Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe has released a campaign ad in which he attempts to clarify a comment he made at a recent debate against Republican opponent…

Judge Upholds UNC Affirmative-Action Policies

Students walk at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., September 20, 2018. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) A federal judge ruled on Monday that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did not discriminate against white and Asian applicants in its admissions process, in response to a lawsuit by conservative legal group Students for…

Section 230: No Reform Needed

(anyaberkut/Getty Images Plus) Arguments for making private online platforms legally liable for their users’ speech should be anathema to conservatives. On Saturday, Nate Hochman argued in these pages that, in order to “secure a wider sphere of political liberty,” the time has come for a “narrowing” or “repealing” of Section 230 of the 1996 Communications…

The Supreme Court’s Chance to Defend Religious Liberty

The Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C., August 5, 2021 (Brent Buterbaugh/National Review) Will this Supreme Court continue to rule consistent with the original meaning of the Constitution? So far, the answer appears to be “yes,” especially when it comes to the vindication of free speech and religious liberty. The Court’s role in safeguarding these important civil…

DOJ Will Let Him Testify . . . but Then What?

(renaschild/Getty Images) Last week, I related that among the first cases up for oral argument in the Supreme Court’s new term was one brought by al-Qaeda terrorist Abu Zubaydah (whose real name is Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn). Zubaydah is trying to force the government to permit testimony by two CIA contractors about his forcible interrogation…

Joe Biden Caught Violating D.C. Mandate at Restaurant

President Joe Biden walks out after a dinner date with first lady Jill Biden at Fiola Mare, in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., October 16, 2021. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were seen violating Washington, D.C.’s indoor mask mandate at an upscale Georgetown restaurant on Saturday. Video of the…

There Is Debate about Vaccine Mandates. Can We Actually Have the Debate?

Syringes of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up community vaccination center in Valley Stream, N.Y., February 23, 2021. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) I just had my first experience of being banned by YouTube. I had recorded a short video talking about the case of Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, who the University of California has put on leave. He…

Energy, Climate Policy, and Inflation

A woman walks her dog along Energy Street past a disused gas holder in Manchester, England, September 23, 2021. (Phil Noble/Reuters) The week of October 11: a grim cocktail (an energy crunch, inflation, and a supply-chain mess) and much, much more. Sooner or later, I will have to write something more detailed about the supply-chain…

Editors 373: Chappelle Takes on the Woke Scolds

Today on The Editors, Rich, Charlie, Michael, and Phil discuss the supply-chain disruptions, Netflix pushing on the woke mob over the Dave Chappelle special, and more. Listen below, or follow this show on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or Spotify. Your browser does not support the HTML5 Audio element. Members of the National Review editorial…

Vanguard of the ‘Deep State’? The Council on Foreign Relations Centennial & the Future of the New World Order (Part 1) .

By Will Banyan (Copyright © 22 September 2021) “The directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, for example, make up a sort of Presidium for that part of the Establishment that seeks to control our destiny as a nation.” Richard Rovere, “Notes on the Establishment in America”,  American Scholar (Autumn 1961). “The leading non-official private…

Pete Buttigieg Says He Won’t ‘Apologize to Tucker Carlson’ for Taking Paternity Leave

Secretary of transportation nominee Pete Buttigieg listens during a confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., January 21, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/Reuters Pool) Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday pushed back against criticism of his decision to take a two-month long paternity leave amid a supply-chain crisis, saying he is “not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson or…

Section 230 Reform offers Free-Speech Protections

(Tero Vesalainen/Getty Images) Contrary to what some conservatives have argued, there are prudent — and principled — ways to secure more robust free-speech protections for social-media users. While Rand Paul has been an outspoken critic of Big Tech’s content-moderation practices — and has personally been at the center of the issue on more than one…

Bernie Sanders Torches the Idea That His $3.5 Trillion Bill Is ‘Popular’

Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders during a Senate Budget Committee’s hearing to examine President Biden’s proposed budget request for fiscal year 2022, June 8, 2021. (Shawn Thew/Pool via Reuters) Senator Bernie Sanders has taken to offering two talking points in favor of his preposterous $3.5 trillion spending bill. The first talking point holds that…

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—October 16

William Orville Douglas, who, alas, will become the longest-serving justice in Supreme Court history, is born in the town of Maine in Minnesota. The post This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—October 16 appeared first on Federal Inquirer – Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines.