The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

Racial preferences will be at the Supreme Court again on Wednesday, but the question i Haaland v. Bracken is adoption, not college admission. Under federal law, when a Native American child is placed in an adoptive home, priority is given to parents who are also Native American. It puts the interests of the tribe above … Read more

Moving in together doesn’t equate to the financial benefits of marriage, but why?

Moving in together doesn’t equate to the financial benefits of marriage, but why?

A walk down the aisle may be a path to greater wealth and prosperity for couples in the U.S. Married people have higher net worths and are more likely to be homeowners than their unmarried peers their age. The mystery, however, is why cohabiting but unmarried couples struggle to build wealth in the same way. … Read more

French cardinal admits to abusing a 14-year-old girl

French cardinal admits to abusing a 14-year-old girl

A French cardinal said Monday that he abused a 14-year-old girl in the 1980s, making him the first Catholic cleric of his rank to admit to personally abusing a minor. Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, a former archbishop of Bordeaux and former president of the French bishops’ conference, said in a statement that he had “behaved in … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter will permanently ban users who impersonate others

Elon Musk says Twitter will permanently ban users who impersonate others

Elon Musk is cracking down on impersonators on Twitter, tightening policies and banning celebrities including Kathy Griffin who had impersonated him. The move is one of the first by Mr. Musk, a self-described free-speech absolute, to tighten Twitter Inc.’s free-speech policy. He said on Sunday that impersonating accounts will be permanently suspended unless they are … Read more

Behind Benjamin Netanyahu’s Victory in Israel: The Rise of Religious Zionism

Behind Benjamin Netanyahu’s Victory in Israel: The Rise of Religious Zionism

KIRYAT ARBA, West Bank—Military towers loom over the highway leading to far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir’s hometown, a settlement next to the Palestinian city of Hebron. Residents walk around with pistols strapped to their thighs right next to their tzitzit, the ritual tassels mandated by Jewish law, while clusters of children play in the streets. Once … Read more

Nike suspends partnership with Kyrie Irving after he shared anti-Semitic video

Nike suspends partnership with Kyrie Irving after he shared anti-Semitic video

Nike Inc. OF 5.96% suspended his relationship with Kyrie Irving and moved to distance himself from the basketball star after he was suspended by his team for being slow to reject anti-Semitism. Nike said Friday it was suspending its endorsement deal effective immediately and would no longer launch the Kyrie 8, one of its flagship … Read more

Kanye West, Louis Farrakhan and anti-Semitism

Kanye West, Louis Farrakhan and anti-Semitism

What lessons can we learn from Kanye West’s messed up mind? We can start by drawing some important distinctions. Mr. Wests is a special kind of anti-Semitism. Leftist activist Shaun King writes in Newsweek that “you don’t have to be white to be white supremacist” and that “Kanye West is now a full-fledged white supremacist.” … Read more

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu edges closer to election victory

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu edges closer to election victory

TEL AVIV— Benjamin Netanyahu edged closer to victory in Israel’s election, which would mark a major comeback for the country’s longest-serving prime minister after more than a year out of power. With over 93% of the vote counted on Thursday morning, Mr Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party maintained its 32-seat lead and his right-wing religious and … Read more

Houston’s AOC, Lina Hidalgo, is on the rocks

Houston’s AOC, Lina Hidalgo, is on the rocks

One of the biggest stories of this year’s midterm elections has been the shift among Hispanic voters in South Florida and South Texas toward the Republican Party. But a more impressive measure of the GOP’s new strength may come in an unsuspecting place — Harris County, Texas, which lies in the eastern part of the … Read more

Israel’s election puts Benjamin Netanyahu on the brink of comeback

Israel’s election puts Benjamin Netanyahu on the brink of comeback

TEL AVIV—Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on the verge of a comeback Wednesday that could usher in one of the country’s most right-wing and religious governments ever after Israelis gave him and his political allies a clear edge in Tuesday’s election. Netanyahu’s Likud party is expected to win 32 seats, with 86% of … Read more