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Pressure on Big Tech from Republicans Is Working

The chorus of voices on the Hill willing to hold the Silicon Valley giants accountable is only growing. The good news is that the new approach is working.

Democrats Plot Path to Dominance

Winning control of both houses of Congress and the White House had Democrats pondering ways to secure national dominance, whether that be by pushing to add Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico as states or abolishing the Electoral College. But one tactic hasn’t received nearly as much attention as it deserves: the manipulation of civics education.

The War on Parents’ Rights

Public schools across the country routinely invoke district “gender policies” to justify hiding information about children’s gender transitions from their parents.

This Branch of Government Is Dead

Sometimes, the shortest of lives inspire millions. And so it is with the oak tree that French President Emmanuel Macron ceremonially planted with President Trump on the South Lawn of the White House.

Avenging Reality

The $1.2 billion, record-breaking opening weekend for Avengers: Endgame last week was cause for much rejoicing in Hollywood. For those whose interest in movies is aesthetic rather than financial, however, there may be less reason to celebrate.

Sorry, but ‘Her Emails’ Were a Legitimate Scandal and They Deserved to Be Covered

There’s certainly an argument for wondering if coverage of this or that during the crazy 2016 campaign wasn’t a bit too intense. There is, however, no possible rational argument that Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was not a real, legitimate scandal, deserving of widespread coverage and opprobrium.

The Trump Tax Reform Won’t Match the Reagan Ones

Some hard figures help explain why the Reagan administration tax reforms were enacted with the support of so-called “Reagan Democrats” in Congress, while not a single Democrat voted for the 2017 tax reform.