First, Hail All the Lawyers

First, Hail All the Lawyers

For the next four days the 2020 race is “Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden.” Come Nov. 3, the race likely becomes, “May the best lawyer win.” Perhaps Mr. Biden will win an overwhelming victory, as nearly the entire press corps…

Tale of Two Recoveries

Tale of Two Recoveries

Has the U.S. economy officially ended former President Barack Obama’s “new normal” of sluggish growth and diminished expectations? The speed and strength of America’s post-shutdown revival should inspire U.S. workers and investors to raise their expectations. The Journal’s Harriet Torry…

The Barrett Battle That Wasn’t

The Barrett Battle That Wasn’t

When Brett Kavanaugh was nominated in 2018 to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Reagan appointee Anthony Kennedy, the bloodiest high-court confirmation fight in almost 30 years resulted. We could only imagine the fight to the death if President…

Islamic Governments Condone Radicals in France

Islamic Governments Condone Radicals in France

Imran Khan is mad at Emmanuel Macron. In a series of tweets Sunday, the Pakistani prime minister accused the French president of “attacking Islam,” encouraging “Islamophobia,” and choosing to “deliberately provoke Muslims” by cracking down on radical Islamists. Turkey’s Recep…

Twitter’s Censorship Method

Twitter’s Censorship Method

What a depressing spectacle. On Wednesday the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on online speech, questioning the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey was the focus, two weeks after his company launched a crackdown against independent…

Europe’s Covid Lockdowns Return

Europe’s Covid Lockdowns Return

Global stock markets sold off Wednesday, as they have all week, on news of new government-ordered lockdowns in Europe amid rising Covid infections. As before, the shutdowns are a blunderbuss response that won’t eliminate the virus, but they will do…

The Bidens and Tony Bobulinski

The Bidens and Tony Bobulinski

Joe Biden is asking voters to elect him on the strength of his character, honesty and judgment. Which is why Mr. Biden owes a response to new allegations about his son Hunter’s business deals. Tony Bobulinski on Tuesday sat with…

Covid and the Catholic Schools

Covid and the Catholic Schools

Charlie Baker has added something rare to the coronavirus debate—common sense. The Massachusetts Governor recently pointed to the state’s Catholic schools as confirmation that schools can be re-opened safely. “The kids in schools are not spreaders of Covid,” he said….

‘Not Trump’ Is Not Enough to Govern

‘Not Trump’ Is Not Enough to Govern

Joe Biden offered his closing argument on Tuesday with a speech at Warm Springs, Ga., the site of President Franklin Roosevelt’s death on April 12, 1945. Biden campaign staff told reporters the Democratic nominee had devoted a lot of time…

Masks Are a Distraction From the Pandemic Reality

A hallmark of Covid-19 pandemic policy has been the failure of political leaders and health officials to anticipate the unintended consequences of their actions. This tendency has haunted many decisions, from lockdowns that triggered enormous unemployment and increased alcohol and…

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