A full third of the Canadian Parliament resides within a two-hour drive of Buffalo, NY. Why then, many Buffalonians have been wondering, did President Donald J. Trump nominate a retired physician from North Carolina as the United States Ambassador to Canada, when the role would be so much more meaningful to Western New York in terms of cultivating cross-border trade relationships and exploring ways to … Continue reading Border communities push back against North Carolinian nominee for US Ambassadorship to Canada
BY CLAUDE BELFIELD On Monday, four of my AEI colleagues analyzed the calculated misinformation campaign by China’s Communist Party leaders regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which began infecting humans sometime in late 2019. My own observations here are meant to complement the in-depth insights of my colleagues. Let’s start with an acknowledgement for those of us who hold that the US case against Beijing’s COVID-19 duplicity is … Continue reading The US response to China’s disinformation on COVID-19
BY DESMOND LACHMAN The world is already experiencing the worst global economic recession in the postwar period, so the last thing its global economy needs is another round of the Italian sovereign debt crisis. Yet that seems to be what the German constitutional court now has set it up to experience by throwing into question the legality of the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program. This … Continue reading Could Italy default on its debt due to the coronavirus?
Sources familiar with his thinking tell The Inquizitor that President Donald J. Trump is increasingly open to the idea of nominating a moderate jurist to the United States Supreme Court, in the event that Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg agrees to retire ahead of the federal elections later this year. Earlier this week several of Ginsberg’s former law clerks expressed that, were she to leave … Continue reading Trump is open to nominating a moderate to the Supreme Court, if Ginsburg retires before the election
BY FREDERICK M. HESS The New York Times op-ed page doesn’t often feature the commentary of a 13-year-old. Yesterday, though, it featured New York City eighth-grader Veronique Mintz’s compelling declaration that “Distance Learning Is Better.” Mintz lamented that her usual school day is filled with peers “talking out of turn” and “disrespecting teachers.” Now, she wrote, “I can work at my own pace without being interrupted by … Continue reading Is remote learning better?