Why the ‘Biden Rule’ Doesn’t Apply in 2020

The week after President Jimmy Carter lost his 1980 re-election bid, he announced the judicial nomination of a close ally of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Ted Kennedy. The nomination sailed through the Senate, which confirmed the First U.S. Circuit Court…

The Ginsburg Vacancy

The Ginsburg Vacancy

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday leaves the Supreme Court without its liberal leader, and the timing inevitably means a titanic fight over her successor that has uncertain and perhaps momentous implications for the national elections only 45…

Supreme Chaos in Pennsylvania Voting

Supreme Chaos in Pennsylvania Voting

Three days late, and no postmark needed: That’s the ruling on mail votes from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. State law clearly says absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day. But on Thursday the court controlled by…

Trump’s U.S. WeChat Ban

Trump’s U.S. WeChat Ban

While the Trump Administration haggles like a broker over the future of TikTok, the Commerce Department said Friday it would ban China’s social-media app WeChat Sunday night due to national security and data privacy concerns. This would have been a…

Princeton’s Confession of Bias

Princeton’s Confession of Bias

The folks at Princeton are supposed to be smart. But you have to wonder about the intelligence of inviting federal scrutiny by declaring their own school guilty of racism. Amid a struggle session with progressive faculty and students this month,…

College Football’s Greatest Comeback

College Football’s Greatest Comeback

Whether or not you like college football, there’s reason to cheer the decision this week by the last two major conferences to play the 2020 fall season. It’s one more sign that Americans are learning to live with the coronavirus…

Washington Redux—and Other Books to Read

Washington Redux—and Other Books to Read

Updated Sept. 18, 2020 6:23 pm ET Editor’s Note: Readers coming to this page from the Morning Editorial Report newsletter are reaching this page in error due to a technical bug. Please click HERE to reach the books landing page….

The Russia Farce Continues

The Russia Farce Continues

Contrary to a media chorus, the Justice Department inspector general did not find the FBI handling of the Clinton and Trump cases free of “political bias.” He found no “documentary or testimonial evidence” of such bias to explain actions for…

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