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Trump is chipping away at Obama’s remade federal courts

“President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are remaking the federal courts in their own image,” declared NPR’s Nina Totenberg recently. Others agree: The administration’s lower-court selections will change America “for generations.” Exciting, no? Unless you take the view that it...

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This is not ‘protecting Roe’

So much for all those claims that the Reproductive Health Act merely codified Roe v. Wade into New York law: The RHA just forced Queens prosecutors to drop fetal-homicide charges against a man arrested in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. Nor is that the only case: The Bronx DA had to withdraw...

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Democrats need to stop moving the goalposts

Negotiations on border-enforcement funding look to have gone Democrats’ way — so why did they move the goalposts and risk another federal shutdown? Talks on a bill to fund the government after Friday stalled last weekend over Dems’ new demand: They want to limit the number of beds for illegal...

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Pelosi & Co. flinch from truly confronting anti-Semitism

It took hours of strong prodding by other Democrats, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House leaders finally condemned “anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations” by Rep. Ilhan Omar. But instead of taking any punitive action, like stripping the Minnesota Democrat of her seat on the...

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New York’s blessing on infanticide

There were two victims in the horrific attack earlier this month on Jennifer Irigoyen in New York City. But the state’s law recognizes only one of them. Anthony Hobson allegedly dragged his former girlfriend into the stairwell of her Queens apartment building and stabbed her in the stomach, neck...

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Why Ilhan Omar won’t pay for peddling bigotry

Ilhan Omar can’t seem to help herself when it comes to anti-Semitism. The question is: What are leading Democrats and Never Trumpers, who’ve repeatedly accused the White House of empowering anti-Semitism, prepared to do about the congresswoman from Minnesota? Omar tried to wiggle out of the...

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Why repeal of the individual mandate hasn’t (yet) brought ObamaCare’s death spiral

As you file your tax returns this year, you will be asked whether or not you had health insurance during 2018. If your answer is “No,” you could be subject to a penalty of up to $2,085 per family. Fortunately, this will be the last year that Americans will face punishment for failing to...

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Northam has only himself to blame

Conservative: Northam Has Only Himself To Blame In his first print interview (with The Washington Post) since what National Review’s Jim Geraghty calls his “flaming dumpster of a press conference,” Virginia’s Gov. Blackface, a k a Ralph Northam, spoke as if “the citizens of his state...

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