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Month: October 2021

Judge Rules Loudoun County Teen Sexually Assaulted Female Student in Girls’ Bathroom

(Kuzma/iStock/Getty Images Plus) Ruling on a the case that has seized national attention and reinvigorated debate over parental rights in public education, a Virginia juvenile court judge concluded Monday that a transgender teenager sexually assaulted a female student in a Loudoun County high school in May. Chief Judge Pamela L. Brooks found there was sufficient…

NYC’s Largest Police Union Sues City over Vaccine Mandate

Police officers prepare barricades to control the arrival of people during a protest against the coronavirus vaccine mandate in New York, N.Y., October 25, 2021. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) The largest police union in New York City sued the city Monday to block enforcement of the vaccine mandate for municipal workers recently imposed by Mayor Bill de…

We Weren’t Afraid to Question Convenient COVID Narratives

President Joe Biden takes off his mask in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The pandemic coincided with a mainstream-media embrace of anti-journalism — coverage seemingly intended to obscure the truth. NR never bought into it. We’ve learned a lot of hard lessons during this pandemic.…

Local-News Woes Hide a Deeper Civics Problem

(artisteer/iStock/Getty Images) The disappearance of local news is just one sign of the decline of the American republic of letters. But we can still try to restore it. Like a less messy, urbane deer season, the media partake in an annual tradition: the hunt for who killed America’s newspapers. This time around, McKay Coppins of…

Five Simple Reforms for the Next Republican Administration

There are a few easy steps the next Republican president can take to get more out of his political appointees and the executive branch. The Eisenhower Executive Office Building (By Leonid Andronov/Shutterstock) President Trump’s administration was often hamstrung by bureaucratic inefficiencies, lack of aligned political personnel in place, and ferocious resistance to his agenda by…

Europe’s Real Energy Wake-Up Call

No, the answer is not fossil fuels; it’s nuclear. “Energy Crisis Is a ‘Wake Up Call’ For Europe to Ditch Fossil Fuels,” declares CNN. That rather sounds like fossil fuels are becoming scarce there, which they’re not. Besides, the U.S. alone could ship enough coal to tide Europe over for at least a few centuries—including…

Republicans Should Support the Amazon Labor Union

Now is the perfect opportunity for the self-described pro-workers American right to put its populist rhetoric into practice. Pro-union demonstrators rally in New York, February 2021. (Ron Adar/Shutterstock) Another week, another golden chance for populist Republicans to walk the walk of a “working-class party.” Let’s hope they take it.On Monday, the Amazon Labor Union filed…

Pelosi Declines to Say Whether She’ll Run for Reelection in 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) holds her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Sunday declined to say whether she plans to run for reelection in 2022 and said she would have to discuss the decision with her family first. The…

Youngkin Promises to Ban CRT in Schools if Elected Virginia Governor

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks in McLean, Va., July 14, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin said Saturday that he will ban critical race theory from schools on his first day in office if he is elected governor of Virginia. “We all know education starts with curriculum,” Youngkin said at a rally…

Chris Wallace Commends Jen Psaki: ‘One of the Best Press Secretaries Ever’

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 22, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) Fox News’ Chris Wallace celebrated Jen Psaki as “one of the best press secretaries ever” after a tense exchange she had with his colleague Peter Doocy last week. During a White House press…