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In what some observers have declared was a stunning defeat for Donald J. Trump, the US Supreme Court on July 9, approved two rulings that clear the way for exposure of his financial papers by New York prosecutors.

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It was no doubt a long three days for the family of Roberto Flores Lopez, but by Saturday, the young man that beat the 80-year-old father and grandfather had been apprehended and taken into custody.

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In the nine presidential elections between the 1952 victory of Dwight D. Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush’s 1988 win, just two Republicans won the White House: Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. 

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva wants us to know that his department is transparent. It’s something he’s said on numerous occasions, but the actions of his department would indicate otherwise.

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WASHINGTON — The mystery of Joe Biden’s running mate takes me back to 2008, when the political world breathlessly awaited John McCain’s surprise pick.

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Patio seating is more popular than ever at restaurants that reopened when governments relaxed precautions against the spread of COVID-19, one feature of the during- and post-pandemic world. Senior hours at some grocery and big box stores are no longer strictly enforced, with sprinklings of y…

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Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published “Charter Schools and Their Enemies.” He presents actual test scores of students in traditional public schools and charter schools on New York State Education Department’s annual English Language Arts test and its Mathematics Test. 

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On Monday, the United States Supreme Court blocked the use of robocalls to collect government-backed debt, closing an exception Congress enacted in 2015 to a decades-old ban on unwanted and intrusive automated cellphone-dialing campaigns.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling more and more as if we’re all trapped on the Titanic — except that this time around, the captain is a madman who insists on steering straight for the iceberg. And his crew is too cowardly to contradict him, let alone mutiny to save the passengers.

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The Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week that presidential electors can be compelled to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College — and that states can punish “faithless electors” who refuse to do so. The justices’ decision means that the 2020 presidential election…

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On June 30, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, told America’s senators that new Coronavirus infections could more than double to 100,000 a day.

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Government growth and abuses are not challenged nearly enough. This results in a proliferation of bad policies that restrict freedom without achieving the policies’ stated goals. As such, there are reasons to celebrate when someone steps in and challenges bad rules. Case in point: a legal ch…

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Getting rid of San Francisco’s Nancy Pelosi has been a Republican pipe dream for most of the last decade, and just after California’s March 3 primary election, the GOP chortled loudly over what it saw as a real chance to do that.

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Plenty of people complained about fireworks being lit in the months leading up to the Fourth of July. With so much activity going on in May and June, we had to have known that the actual holiday was going to be even worse.

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WASHINGTON — The French revolutionaries’ instrument for administering the 1793-1794 Reign of Terror was the Committee of Public Safety. Today, China’s totalitarians, displaying either ignorance of this unsavory history, or arrogance in flaunting their emulation of it, call their new instrume…

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It was supposed to be a secret, but the New York Times has reported that American intelligence officials say that Russia offered bonuses to Taliban-linked militants for killing collision forces in Afghanistan.

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Like countless readers, I have long been a Terry Teachout fan. I’ve never met him in person; I know him only through his writing as the Wall Street Journal’s theater critic and Commentary magazine’s critic-at-large. (I have also read parts of his book on H.L. Mencken, one of several biograph…

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At a time in America when one’s race has never been less important, the left has taught an entire generation of the most privileged Americans ever to view the world through race-tinted glasses.

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America is, in principle, a democracy, in which every vote counts the same. It’s also a nation in which income inequality has soared, a development that hurts many more people than it helps. So if you didn’t know better, you might have expected to see a political backlash: demands for higher…

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This week marks the 219th birthday of the great 19th-century French economist Frederic Bastiat. It’s the perfect time to talk about his famous essay, “That Which is Seen, and that Which is Not Seen,” published in his book, “The Law.” This timeless work remains an essential guide to thinking …