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The GOP's Hunter Biden Probe Is Legit!

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

As a tactical concern, the House GOP's decision to open an investigation into Biden family corruption is questionable. It promises limited political return. It would serve Republicans, and the country, far better if the House focused on a hyper-politicized Justice Department that targets the political opposition, labels concerned parents "...Read more

Contra Conventional Wisdom, There Is Little Evidence Abortion Hurt Republicans

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

By any measure, Democrats exceeded expectations this midterm. Though listening to the triumphalism today, you'd think Joe Biden was Hannibal at Cannae. A fractured Republican Party has won the House, which means the agenda portion of Biden's first term is effectively over (save the executive abuse).

As expected, though, the lazy Dobbs-sunk-the-...Read more

Elon Musk Is Right! Divided Government Is Best!

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

There are no saviors or miracles in democracy, only a grueling, soul-sucking, forever war of attrition. That is the enduring lesson of the 2022 midterms, as it is every election. And, though the results will be overinterpreted by pundits, and partisans will have all their priors confirmed, in the end, it is simply proof that American "democracy"...Read more

Don't Fall for the Democrats' Ginned-up Social Security Scaremongering!

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Here are two snippets from Wednesday's New York Times piece contending that Republicans have "embraced" plans to cut Social Security and Medicare:

"The fact that Republicans are openly talking about cutting the programs has galvanized Democrats in the final weeks of the midterm campaign."

"Still, the fact that key Republicans are openly ...Read more

"Democracy" Has Evolved Into a Rhetorical Device That Denotes a Decisively Illiberal Mindset

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

At this point, it would save everyone time if Democrats could simply point to a policy agenda item that isn't going to save democracy -- if such a thing exists.

If Republicans vote, they are killing democracy. If they don't vote, they are killing democracy. The only way to "save democracy," writes The Washington Post's Max Boot, is to empower ...Read more

Fauci Can't Whitewash His Disastrous Legacy!

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

This week, ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, the soon-departing head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, if it was a "mistake" for schools to be shuttered as long as they were during the COVID pandemic. "We should realize, and have realized," Fauci answered, "that there will be deleterious ...Read more

It's Not 'Ableist' to Wonder if Fetterman Can Do His Job

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

NBC News' Dasha Burns recently aired the first in-person interview with Pennsylvania senatorial candidate John Fetterman since his stroke. The candidate needed a closed-captioned monitor to answer questions because of "auditory processing" struggles caused by his recent stroke. "In small talk before my interview," Burns added, "it wasn't clear ...Read more

Turns Out Biden's Empowering of OPEC Was a Really Bad Idea

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

If the average price of a gallon of gas falls by a penny, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain will take to Twitter and credit the Biden administration. In the last few months, due to lower demand and other factors, consumers have experienced a reprieve from historic highs. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre points out this is "the fastest ...Read more

Never Let a Devastating Natural Disaster Go To Waste

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Be prepared for Democrats to exploit the devastation of Hurricane Ian to peddle de-modernization. And because there is no conclusive way for anyone to prove that global warming isn't triggering every natural disaster -- and because nature offers a continuous flow of these terrifying events and always will -- the exploitation will never stop.

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What the Media Could Learn From Oriana Fallaci

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

A few weeks after Iran's "president," Ebrahim Raisi, promised stricter enforcement of his nation's misogynistic dress code, a woman named Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurd, was likely beaten to death by "morality police" for failing to wear her hijab properly. The apparent murder was nothing new for the theocratic "guidance patrols" that have been...Read more

Absolutely Dobbs Was Worth It

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Conventional D.C. wisdom says Republicans are about to pay a heavy political price for supporting the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. The prospects of a red wave election are deteriorating. An "invisible army of women" are flocking to register to vote. Dobbs has fired up Democrats. President Joe...Read more

Welcome to the Green New Deal, California

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

If California, our most populous state, were its own nation, it would rank as the world's fifth largest economy and boast the highest average household income (outside a handful of "countries" like Monaco or Luxemburg). And, yet, the governor is begging its citizens to stop using their appliances, turn off their lights and keep their thermostats...Read more

 

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