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Our Elites Still Don’t Get It

The deep covenantal institutions gave people the capacity to use their freedom well.Continue reading the main story

We’ll call this worldview — which is all freedom and no covenant — naked liberalism (liberalism in the classic Lockean sense, not the modern progressive sense).

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or about 210,000 gallons, gushed out of the Keystone Pipeline on Thursday in South Dakota, blackening a grassy field in the remote northeast part of the state and sending cleanup crews and emergency workers scrambling to the site.The pipeline company, TransCanada, said in a statement that the South Dakota leak was detected around 6 a.

Corruption Case Against Senator Menendez Ends in Mistrial

NEWARK — The federal corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey ended in a mistrial on Thursday after jurors said they were unable to reach a verdict, leaving Mr.Chris Christie of New Jersey the opportunity to appoint a replacement and further tip the scales for Republicans in the Senate.

Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan

They were asked to raise their hands if lower taxes would lead them to raise capital expenditures; only a handful did.So they realize that even a huge tax cut wouldn’t lead to much more spending.

N.F.L. Denies Jerry Jones’s Call for Special Owners Meeting

has rebuffed a request by the Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to call a special owners’ meeting in less than two weeks to discuss the current negotiations to extend Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract.But Jones’s threat to sue the league and his fellow owners ignited one of the most vicious intraleague fights in years, throwing the N.

Deal to Bolster Gun Background Checks Is Reached by Senators

2 Republican in the Senate, is leading a bipartisan group of seven senators in support of the background check measure.Instead, the new measure would require federal agencies and states to produce plans showing how they intend to comply with existing laws governing reporting to the background check system.

Moore, Trump and the Right’s New Religion

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I have lived my whole life with a Republican Party with which I disagreed, but at least understood.Continue reading the main story

For the three decades that followed, I could count on one thing: the conservative right was the religious right.