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'But Gorsuch' is still Trump's best argument

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

This week, the Supreme Court struck down a Montana constitutional provision barring religious schools from benefiting from the state's tax dollars. There are similar now-unconstitutional laws on the books across the nation -- many of them borne of anti-Catholic bigotry -- that subvert religious liberty and further empower government, rather than...Read more

Long live the designated hitter

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Major League Baseball is moving toward a 60-game 2020 season. For the first time in history, the designated hitter rule will be implemented in both the American and the National Leagues.

This is fantastic news for anyone who loves baseball and America, and not simply because the nation will be treated to more home runs but because we will no ...Read more

Welcome to America's cultural revolution

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

We're in the dawn of a high-tech, bloodless Cultural Revolution, one that relies on intimidation, public shaming and economic ruin to dictate what words and ideas are permissible in the public square.

"Words are violence" has always been an illiberal notion meant to stifle speech and open discourse. Popularized by a generation of coddled and ...Read more

The problem with 'pick a knee'

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

'Pick a knee," says CNN's S. E. Cupp, "The one that knelt on a neck or the one that knelt to try to prevent it." This kind of ugly false choice -- either you adopt my favored form of political protest or you support murder! -- is meant to bully you into participating in groupthink. Worse, it's meant to shame the target of Cupp's exhortation into...Read more

Riots are violence

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

It's weird that this needs to be said, but here we are.

Then again, the pundit who reprehensibly claims that destroying property "is not violence" risks nothing. She agitates for revolution from the safety of her apartment. Much the same, I suspect, most of those excusing the destruction of our cities -- either contending that businesses "have ...Read more

Twitter's fact-check is mere folly

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

No American, not even the president, has an inherent right to a social media account. Tech companies are free to ban any user they see fit. They're free to fact-check anyone they want, to create a framework of acceptable speech and to enforce their policies either consistently or capriciously. They're free to accuse Donald Trump -- and only ...Read more

Democrats warning Trump will reject election results should look in the mirror

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

In a recent Washington Post column warning Americans to "prepare for the possibility of Trump rejecting election results" -- one of media's favorite projections -- Brian Klaas asks a question: "If he loses, would it be more surprising if Trump graciously accepts defeat and congratulates his opponent or if he claimed to be the victim of a rigged ...Read more

Obamagate is more than a conspiracy theory

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Those sharing #Obamagate on Twitter would do best to avoid the hysterics we saw from Russian-collusion believers, but they have no reason to ignore the mounting evidence that suggests the Obama administration engaged in serious corruption.

Democrats and their allies, who like to pretend that President Barack Obama's only scandalous act was ...Read more

Biden's hypocrisy on sexual misconduct is disgraceful

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

If presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden were forced to live by the standards he wants to set for college students accused of sexual misconduct, he would already have been presumed guilty, been denied a genuine opportunity to refute the charges leveled against him by Tara Reade, and had his life ruined.

While Biden has ...Read more

Joe Biden's personal Dr. Death

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Does Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel believe Joe Biden would be better off dead?

That would be a peculiar position for Biden's chief adviser on medical issues and a member of the candidate's Public Health Advisory Committee to take. But if we accept the reasoning behind Emanuel's infamous 2014 essay, Biden is nothing more than a resource-sucking shell of ...Read more

Facebook fails the coronavirus test

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

A scattering of protests aimed at state lockdowns erupted across the country last week, sparked not by social distancing guidelines but by politicians' unilaterally dictating what products citizens are permitted to purchase in box stores, attempting to shut down drive-in Masses at churches and closing parks and beaches, among other ill-conceived...Read more

Coronavirus authoritarianism is getting out of hand

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

It's reasonable to assume that the vast majority of Americans process news and data, and calculate that self-quarantining, wearing masks and social distancing make sense for themselves, their families and the country. Free people act out of self-preservation, but they shouldn't be coerced to act through the authoritarian whims of the state. Yet ...Read more

Don't let Democrats federalize elections

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

I'm sorry, but you have no constitutional "right" to vote by mail. You have no constitutional "right" to vote six days after an election is over. Nor do you have any "right" to censor information related to an election. Not even during a pandemic.

This week, the Supreme Court ruled that a federal court was not empowered to overwrite Wisconsin's...Read more

 

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