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President Biden’s Private Prison Executive Order Is Ill-Considered and Misguided

People should experience before they judge.

I say that in reference to the escalating national debate about private prisons, fueled even more by President Biden’s ill-considered executive action today ordering the Department of Justice not to renew its contracts with private facilities.

I would know, because I took the time to actually visit two private facilities – and could not have been more impressed. As I explained in an op-ed in March, I toured two re-entry facilities and was able to freely interact with staff and residents.

Everyone was filled with mutual respect, with the staff displaying genuine pride in helping residents succeed and providing them with the opportunities and tools to lead successful lives on the outside. Residents spoke with a newfound optimism and hope…[more]

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'Misinformation' and the 2020 Vote
By Byron York
Wednesday, December 16 2020
Looking at reporting and discussion of the 2020 presidential campaign, has any word been misused as often as "misinformation"? In much political debate, it was used to mean "information I don't like," rather than something that was provably false. That confusion extends to a new survey of American attitudes done by Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The survey questioned 2,752 respondents and was conducted in mid-November.  Gallup found that 64% of Americans believe they were subjected to more "misinformation" in the 2020 campaign than in…
 
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CFIF Urges Congress to Reject Rate-Setting As 'Fix' to Surprise Billing Issue
  December 7, 2020   The Honorable Mitch McConnell   United States Senate Majority…
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Mandatory Voting Is Authoritarian
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Statement on the Passing of Bruce Herschensohn
It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news of the passing of our friend and Center for Individual…
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Question of the Week   
Which one of the following was eulogized as “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”?
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"In Chicago, the teachers' union voted to reject the city's reopening schedule, demanding that its members continue to work remotely until all of the city's educators have been vaccinated, which might well mean that students would still be out of the classroom until the spring semester of 2022 or later. District leaders have described the union's position of militant noncompliance as an 'illegal strike…[more]
 
 
—The Editors, National Review
— The Editors, National Review
 
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