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Prepare for Legal Marijuana

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

New House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos he believes the soon-to-be GOP-controlled House could pass marijuana reform in the next term.

Yes, legalization could be a bipartisan issue -- just the sort of measure Jeffries says he wants to make happen.

Jeffries and Rep. David Joyce, R-Ohio, have introduced ...Read more

The Administrative State Can Put a Bug in Your Phone

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

In the age of cellphones and the internet, consumers often face a simple choice: convenience or privacy? Do we let Big Tech have access to our private communications and free email accounts because it's so easy? Once you've said yes -- and who among us has not? -- it's not a stretch to think that Big Data already has almost all your information,...Read more

Make America Good Again

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

"I don't own this job. Anybody who wants to run for it can feel free to do so," Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday. "I'm not in any way offended by having an opponent or having a few votes in opposition."

Also Wednesday, Senate Republicans voted 37-10 to keep McConnell as leader.

With the Georgia Senate contest pending, ...Read more

Biden Should Not Run Again. Trump, Too

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Former President Donald Trump did not have a good night Tuesday.

As President Joe Biden noted during a Wednesday press briefing, "While the press and pundits are predicting a giant red wave, it didn't happen."

The fact that Democrats outperformed the usual midterm losses apparently gave him hope, because he also told the press corps, "our ...Read more

Early Voting: Not Good

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Some 640,000 Pennsylvanians voted ahead of the Oct. 25 debate between Democratic hopeful John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz, who are running for an open U.S. Senate seat. It was the only debate during the campaign.

Tuesday, Libertarian Marc Victor dropped out of Arizona's U.S. Senate race as he endorsed Republican Blake Masters. Victor's...Read more

What's Worse: Big Government or Big Tech? Both

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

When the federal government gets together with social media giants to censor critics of the government, is that free speech or censorship?

A case moving its way through the federal court system argues it's censorship -- a violation of Americans' First Amendment right, not only to free speech but also to hear differing arguments.

A federal ...Read more

Closed Schools Join With Closed Minds

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

COVID school closures hurt American kids. American parents have seen it: The longer schools were closed and replaced with remote learning, the more students fell behind.

It didn't have to be this way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn't recommend universal long-term school closures after its 45 days "to slow the spread" ...Read more

End Homelessness, Inc.

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

A not small percentage of homeless adults first experienced homelessness as children. The figure is 20% for homeless adults in Los Angeles, 18% for Seattle and Santa Cruz and 15% in San Francisco, according to the Department of Education.

They grew up sleeping on other families' couches or spare beds. When hosts' good will ran out, they stayed ...Read more

First the Pandemic, Then the Purge

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

"The pandemic is over, but the purge continues," Stephen Crampton, senior counsel for the conservative Thomas More Society told me.

We were talking about Zach Loesch, a Coast Guard aviation survival technician -- a real hero about to lose his job because he won't betray his deeply held beliefs.

As Hurricane Ian walloped Florida, Loesch kicked ...Read more

Loan Forgiveness With Other People's Money

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

There was a time in America, more than a decade ago, when horror stories of six-figure student debt racked up by graduates with faint prospects and no idea how they'd repay the money led to a rethinking about the cost of higher education.

The average student debt at the time was $23,000.

President Barack Obama launched a program, "Know Before ...Read more

Biden Department of Justice? Hardly!

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

President Joe Biden's Department of Justice is going after conservatives in a way eerily reminiscent of the tactics employed when the state of Alabama went after the NAACP in the 1950s.

In 1956, Alabama did not pass a law to shutter the civil rights group; it simply asked for the group's membership rolls -- and figured fate could take care of ...Read more

Stop the Twitterverse, I Want To Get Off

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

Everyone hates Twitter. Twitter users hate Twitter.

I hate Twitter, and I've posted nearly 65,000 tweets and retweets.

Republicans and Democrats hate Twitter -- which tells you something.

Everyone knows the San Francisco based social-media platform leans left. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., recalled ...Read more

 

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