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The Bully of Beijing

The coronavirus is China's latest excuse for aggression. Trump must stand up to it.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Speaks With Russian President Vladimir Putin Via Video LinkIn 1962, China and India fought a brief war in the Aksai-Chin region, a mountainous territory along their shared border. China eventually drove the Indians behind the so-called Line of Actual Control, where the still-contested borderline remains today.

Who’s Afraid of Ilhan Omar?

Congresswoman's refusal to answer questions about a big book advance that may violate House rules is just the latest media stonewall

Ilhan OmarRep Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) new memoir, This Is What America Looks Like: My Journey From Refugee to Congresswoman is out next week. Among the questions it leaves unanswered is whether Omar complied with House rules governing the big advance she reportedly received on the book.

A Free Press Can’t Expect a Free Lunch

The perils and pitfalls of a government bailout for local media

Still from His Girl FridayAmong the endless provisions in House Democrats' hastily passed stimulus bill, one has drawn surprisingly little scrutiny. Some 800 pages in, the bill's authors have buried a dramatic expansion of the pandemic loan program, making hundreds of local news stations eligible for loans.

The End of the Campus Crusade

Devos's new Title IX guidance is a win for America's rule of law tradition

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosHats off to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who earlier this week officially reformed the rules governing sexual misconduct claims on America's college campuses.

Biden’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

The former VP should have seen this coming

Joe BidenPresumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden finally acknowledged on Friday former staffer Tara Reade's allegations that he sexually assaulted her. He denied them, adding his voice to the chorus of prominent Democrats from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams who have already been fighting the battle on his behalf. 

The Axios Bailout

Why are Steve Jobs's billionaire widow and Comcast asking taxpayers to foot the bill? 

Laurene Powell Jobs and former Washington mayor Adrian FentyAs Congress and the U.S. Treasury shovel billions of dollars to struggling businesses and fraudsters alike, we must be thankful for media organizations that are providing some accountability for the public. Publicly traded companies that cut to the front of the line for the Paycheck Protection Program have been browbeaten and berated. 

America’s Pain Is the Ecosocialist’s Pleasure

An Earth Day reminder

oilThe town of Cushing, Oklahoma, lies about halfway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. With a population of just under 8,000, Cushing is unremarkable save for the fact that, thanks to an accident of history, thousands of barrels of West Texas Intermediate oil are delivered to and distributed from there every month.

The Pelosi Recession

Democratic obstruction will cause untold economic damage

Nancy PelosiAs another five million people flood the unemployment system, the country faces a classic whodunit: who killed the U.S. economy?