Real Clear Politics
Biden's Impending Blunder Will Cause Border Stampede
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:28:50 -0600
In late December of last year, President-elect Joe Biden sought to lower expectations about any swift changes in immigration and asylum policies once he took office. Though he had pledged to make a clear break with the tough stance against illegal immigrants implemented by the Trump administration, in comments made a few days before Christmas, Biden spoke as if he understood that events were already starting to overtake his desire for a "more compassionate" approach to the issue.
It's Alarming How Much Trump Has Transformed the Nation
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:32:12 -0600
The presidency of Donald J. Trump is ending not with a whimper but with something like blissful silence.
The Senate Cannot Legally Put Citizen Trump on Trial
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:33:00 -0600
Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said that the Senate does not have the authority to convict President Trump for articles of impeachment after the end of his term in office, during a conversation on Maria Bartiromo's "Sunday Morning Futures" on FOX News.
The Whole World Is Watching Biden as He Takes Charge
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:33:47 -0600
David Andelman writes that from Day One, America's allies and adversaries will be watching President-elect Joe Biden as he rebuilds the shattered image of America that Donald Trump had cultivated from his first day, four long years ago.
Why the Left Seeks to Suppress Political Speech
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:29:54 -0600
Let us begin with this fact: The left always suppresses speech. Since Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917, there has been no example of the left in control and not crushing dissent.
The F Word: Is Donald Trump a Fascist?
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:36:20 -0600
The debate over whether to call Donald Trump a fascist, and why it matters.
Trump's Twitter Signature: A 12-Year Timeline
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:29:07 -0600
Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on Jan. 8, bringing to an end to perhaps the world's most prolific and influential Twitter account. While Twitter has deleted all of his tweets, the Trump Twitter Archive has preserved the 56,571 utterances sent by @realDonaldTrump since his first one on May 4, 2009. What can we learn about how Trump used his account over the years?
You Can't 'Just Build Your Own Twitter'
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:36:50 -0600
To build an alternate social media website with a dissenting moderation policy, you must first invent the universe. Good luck.
Big Tech Is Right to Crack Down on Republican Disinformation
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:37:40 -0600
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is rightfully being criticized for claiming that the US Capitol riots were "largely organized" on other social media platforms "that don't have our abilities to stop hate and don't have our standards and don't have our transparency." Despite her attempts to deflect blame, Facebook as well as other social media companies played a crucial role in fueling the mob that stormed the Capitol building.
College Alums Must Speak Up for Campus Free Speech
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:30:11 -0600
Free speech is very much in today's headlines, especially with the outraged demands for technology companies to banish -- or not -- from their platforms speech they consider incitements to violence or hateful. But the greater danger may be the hostility within our colleges and universities to the free speech and academic freedom of faculty and students, and even alumni, who dissent from the views dominant on campuses today.