By siding with progressives, Biden — an open book who has been reading himself to the nation since he arrived in the Senate 48 years ago — showed, again, that he is not (as Otto von Bismarck said of Louis-Napoleon) “a sphinx without a riddle.” Neither is Biden a progressive. He is a party man who goes where it goes.Read More
What is disturbingly anomalous is a court whose jurisdiction implicates fundamental rights, but whose reasoning is made public only at its discretion. Few Americans know that such a court exists. But next week, the Supreme Court will decide whether to accept a case asking it to take responsibility for supervising, and limiting, the secretive practices of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
“The Blue Age” — the oceans are “blue water” — is Gregg Easterbrook’s account of this transformation. He notes that the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach generate 1.4 million of California’s 18 million jobs, about $400 billion in economic activity, and fees that fund much of these cities’ municipal governments.Read More
Half of the United States’ husbands had wives who were afraid to go out at night. Beginning in 1968, Republicans won five of the next six presidential elections.
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