Youngkin accused of antisemitism after claiming Jewish donor George Soros “inserted” allies into Virginia school boards

In an appearance Tuesday night at a rally at the Burke Volunteer Fire Department, Youngkin tried to link Soros, his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe, and cultural debates roiling some suburban Northern Virginia public school systems. In particular, some parents are protesting equity initiatives they associate with critical race theory, an academic framework that examines how … [Read more…]

My Dad Taught Me How to Love the Exvangelical

This piece was adapted from Russell Moore’s newsletter. Subscribe here. A year ago last week, my father died. If anything, the one-year anniversary was even more grief inducing than the actual day of his death. I suppose that’s because, a year ago, I plunged immediately into activity—the writing of an obituary, the preparation of a … [Read more…]

Leftist Shadow Governments Control A Lot More Than Our Elections

Many Americans are awakening to the fact that we seem to have no local control of a lot of local things: public schools, our terms of employment, local governments, local elections. That last one popped again recently with the release of my colleague Mollie Hemingway’s deeply reported 2020 election investigation book, “Rigged.” That book, and … [Read more…]

Ann Coulter: Kill back better | Opinion

This isn’t a Chicago story. It’s a Democratic Party story. Kim Foxx, the state’s attorney for Cook County and darling of MSNBC, has managed to increase murders in Chicago to astounding levels even at a time when we’re all getting used to astounding crime figures. Nationwide in 2020, murder and non-negligent manslaughter were up 29.4 … [Read more…]

US billionaire wealth increased 70 percent since the start of the pandemic

The wealth of US billionaires has increased by a massive $2.1 trillion, or 70 percent, since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, while tens of millions of working people have faced unemployment and illness, and 724,000 have died from COVID-19. Additionally, the list of American billionaires grew by 131 individuals—going from 614 to 745—during the … [Read more…]

Negative mail linked to McCrory starts dropping in U.S. Senate race | Regional

An independent expenditure group connected to former Governor Pat McCrory has launched one of the first known mail attacks in the 2022 U.S. Senate race. The  5 by 11-inch mailer started hitting mailboxes of likely GOP primary voters this week. The mailer reads that “Republicans can’t trust Ted Budd,” and that Ted Budd and George … [Read more…]

Ending the federal death penalty would bolster our democracy

On Oct. 13, hearing the case of United States v. Tsarnaev, the surviving “Boston Marathon bomber,” the Supreme Court’s conservative justices signalled that they will reverse a soundly reasoned federal Court of Appeals’ ruling and reinstate Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence. The case not only challenges our legal process, it also tests President BidenJoe BidenJan. 6 … [Read more…]

Turkey summons 10 diplomats over call for activist’s release

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned the ambassadors of the United States and nine other countries to protest a statement they issued that called for the release of imprisoned philanthropist and civil rights activist Osman Kavala in line with a European Court of Human Rights decision. The statement angered government officials … [Read more…]