Fact-Checking Kevin McCarthy’s 8-Hour Speech

Representative Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican and minority leader, escalated his case against President Biden’s social spending bill in a record-breaking speech that spanned more than eight hours from Thursday to Friday. Here’s a validation of some of his observations. What did Mr. McCarthy say? “Just a few weeks ago, Congresswoman Abigail Spannberger said no … Read more

What’s in the $2.2 Trillion Social Policy and Climate Bill

The House on Friday approved a sprawling measure, nearly $2 trillion in social policy, climate and taxation, a central pillar of President Biden’s domestic agenda. The product of months of intense negotiations, the package will bolster the federal safety net, boost support for children and families through universal childcare and kindergarten subsidies, expand health coverage, … Read more

How the Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse Shows the Burden for the Prosecution in Self-Defense Cases

For many Americans, Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal of all charges on Friday was the acquittal of an innocent, if not heroic, teen with good intentions. For others, it was a brutal disappointment, further evidence that the courts give white men permission for their actions. But for legal scholars, that was no surprise. Once Mr. Rittenhouse claimed … Read more