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On the morning of May 3rd, Sohrab Ahmari was dealing with blowback. The New York Post’s Iranian-born opinion editor had tweeted a message in support of Chinese global leadership, writing that he was “at peace with a Chinese-led 21st century” because “Late-liberal America is too dumb and decadent to last as a superpower.” He also praised Chinese civilization itself, writing that it would “possess a great deal of natural virtue” while exerting economic, cultural, and military power upon the rest of the world.

Prominent figures from both the left and right criticized Ahmari for the tweet. He later deleted it…


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Following disappointing unemployment numbers, President Joe Biden issued a new warning to welfare recipients: accept a job or lose your benefits.

The economy added just 266,000 new jobs in March, which falls significantly below the 995,000 new jobs that economists had forecast.

Biden rebuffed criticisms that his expansive social welfare provisions created to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic had disincentivized recipients from searching for jobs.

“Let’s be clear: Our economic plan…


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Following disappointing unemployment numbers, President Joe Biden issued a new warning to welfare recipients: accept a job or lose your benefits.

The economy added just 266,000 new jobs in March, which falls significantly below the 995,000 new jobs that economists had forecast.

Biden rebuffed criticisms that his expansive social welfare provisions created to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic had disincentivized recipients from searching for jobs.

“Let’s be clear: Our economic plan is working. I never said — and no serious analyst ever suggested — that climbing out of the deep, deep hole our economy is in would be simple, easy…


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Donald Trump is back on the internet.

The former president, banned from Facebook, Twitter, and most other online platforms, has created his own website meant to be a platform by which he can directly communicate with his followers.

The platform is much like Twitter, but only allows one-way communication. Trump has, thus far, posted dozens of messages criticizing Democrats and “RINOs” who voted in favor of his impeachment.

Chief among the so-called RINOs is Liz Cheney, who attracted the then-president’s ire by calling for his removal from office following the January…


Donald Trump is back on the internet.

The former president, banned from Facebook, Twitter, and most other online platforms, has created his own website meant to be a platform by which he can directly communicate with his followers.

The platform is much like Twitter, but only allows one-way communication. Trump has, thus far, posted dozens of messages criticizing Democrats and “RINOs” who voted in favor of his impeachment.

Chief among the so-called RINOs is Liz Cheney, who attracted the then-president's ire by calling for his removal from office following the January 6th invasion of the Capitol and saying that Trump’s…


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In 2017, a 14-year-old cheerleader in eastern Pennsylvania posted a photo to her Snapchat account.

The girl, referred to in the filing as B.L., wrote “f*ck school f*ck softball f*ck cheer f*ck everything” in the public post, which she shared from a local convenience store. The post came to her coach’s attention, who banned B.L. from the team for a year.

Then, B.L. and her parents filed suit, and, after four years, the Supreme Court heard the case.

In granting a hearing…


Photo by Sebastian Pichler on Unsplash

In 2017, a 14-year-old cheerleader in eastern Pennsylvania posted a photo to her Snapchat account.

The girl, referred to in the filing as B.L., wrote “f*ck school f*ck softball f*ck cheer f*ck everything” in the public post, which she shared from a local convenience store. The post came to her coach's attention, who banned B.L. from the team for a year.

Then, B.L. and her parents filed suit, and, after four years, the Supreme Court heard the case.

In granting a hearing to Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.,


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On Wednesday night, President Joe Biden took the stage for the first congressional address of his presidency.

It was a pared-down affair, with a limited number of congressmen, staff, and members of the West Wing — totaling 200 — allowed in. Biden appeared confident as he lauded the achievements of his administration: the swearing-in of the first female Vice President, the passage of a massive coronavirus relief plan, and the rollback of several of his predecessor’s policies.

And Biden swore that his next 100 days would be even more…


Lisa Ferdinando

On Wednesday night, President Joe Biden took the stage for the first congressional address of his presidency.

It was a pared-down affair, with a limited number of congressmen, staff, and members of the West Wing — totaling 200—allowed in. Biden appeared confident as he lauded the achievements of his administration: the swearing-in of the first female Vice President, the passage of a massive coronavirus relief plan, and the rollback of several of his predecessor’s policies.

And Biden swore that his next 100 days would be even more significant than his first.

First, he advocated for the American Families Plan, a…


It’s finally happening — the United States government is loosening guidelines on mask-wearing.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement that it would no longer suggest mask-wearing for vaccinated individuals when outside in small groups signals a gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions as the virus’s spread slows.

“Today, I hope, is a day when we can take another step back to the normalcy of before,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said. “Over the past year, we have spent a lot of time telling Americans what you can’t do. …

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