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Woke language

NEW YORK — Have you noticed how our language is changing? At a congressional hearing on “Birthing While Black,” nearly every politician used the words “birthing people” instead of “women” or “mothers.” Asked why, Shalanda Young, President Joe Biden’s budget director, said, ...

Free speech and private property

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald J. Trump recently filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Miami against the Big Tech companies that have denied him a platform. He has targeted Twitter and Facebook, whose media platforms he had used with spectacular success before and during his ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, July 24, the 205th day of 2021. There are 160 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 astronauts — two of whom had been the first men to set foot on the moon — splashed down ...

The return of the tax gap hype

WASHINGTON — Every policy wonk will tell you that after you live in Washington long enough, you start seeing the same issues reemerge on a regular basis. Common ones are praise for the magical ability of government spending to help pay for itself during recessions and handwringing over the ...

Why can’t Biden stop this invasion?

WASHINGTON — Article IV of the Constitution addresses the obligations of the federal government to the state governments that were being asked to surrender aspects of their sovereignty to form our new Union. “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, July 23, the 204th day of 2021. There are 161 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On July 23, 2003, Massachusettsí attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese ...