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Would a Justice Kavanaugh Channel Rehnquist and Scalia?

Would a Justice Kavanaugh Channel Rehnquist and Scalia?

WASHINGTON — Brett Kavanaugh describes Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom he clerked and whose seat he has been tapped to fill, as his “mentor.” But Kavanaugh‘s true judicial role models may be two other, significantly more conservative justices — William Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia. As it happens, Kavanaugh gave speeches last year about each of them. To read them now […]

Trump's Supreme Choice

Trump's Supreme Choice

WASHINGTON — In May 2016, when candidate Donald Trump released a short list from which he pledged to choose a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, he probably clinched his victory in November. In one gesture, the former Democrat running in the GOP primary assured conservatives he would not pick a wobbly jurist in the David Souter mold — because the list […]

The Supreme Court and Original Sin

The Supreme Court and Original Sin

Considered at face value, Democrats’ manic characterizations of the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh would quality as mass hysteria. The nominee, said California freshman Sen. Kamala Harris, “presents an existential threat to the health care of hundreds of millions of Americans.” “At this moment, we should have no doubt,” New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. “Women’s rights, civil rights, […]

The 7 Trillion Global Debt Bomb

The 7 Trillion Global Debt Bomb

WASHINGTON — The untold story of the world economy — so far at least — is the potentially explosive interaction between the spreading trade war and the overhang of global debt, estimated at a staggering $247 trillion. That‘s “trillion” with a “t.” The numbers are so large as to be almost incomprehensible. Households, businesses and governments borrow on the assumption […]

Putin Must Wonder What Else America Knows About Russia

Putin Must Wonder What Else America Knows About Russia

WASHINGTON — When President Vladimir Putin sits down at the table in Helsinki on Monday, he will surely have in the back of his mind some intelligence worries that have nothing to do with the U.S. president seated across from him. Putin‘s elite spy world has been penetrated by U.S. intelligence. That‘s the implication of the extraordinarily detailed 29-page indictment […]

Next stop on the Piccadilly line is… Gareth Southgate

Next stop on the Piccadilly line is… Gareth Southgate

The Piccadilly line station in Enfield, north London, will be rebranded Gareth Southgate for 48 hours from Monday, Transport for London has revealed. Southgate guided the England team to their most successful World Cup since they reached the semi-final in Italy in 1990. The team‘s journey to fourth place in Russia was followed passionately by many across the country, with […]