Inside Japan’s Meltdown Over Princess’ ‘Cursed’ Wedding to Commoner

TOKYO—At long last, Japan’s Princess Mako and her “commoner” boyfriend, Kei Komuro, will marry on Oct. 26, after a three-year delay. But will they live happily ever after?
Yes, probably, if they follow through on their plans and get the hell out of Japan.
Opposition to the marriage by the general public, the press, and conservative politicians is strong. In an opinion poll taken by AERA magazine, 93 percent of respondents said they felt the marriage was nothing to celebrate.

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Democrats must embrace the power they have to save democracy — or risk losing both

There is no point in having political power if you don’t use it. This is one of the first lessons of realpolitik.
Donald Trump is a political gangster who has learned this lesson well.
Under his command, the Republican Party is a de facto political crime family. They too understand power and how to use it.
Some time ago, Democrats understood this lesson as well. Now they appear to have unlearned it, at least as it applies to resisting the rise of the Republicans’ neofascist movement.

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Science Says What’s Really Compassionate Is Encouraging People With Gender Dysphoria To Love Their Real Bodies

At the center of the transgenderism fight is the debate about how best to help those who suffer from gender dysphoria or guide those merely caught up in the craze, especially children. The loudest narrative from the left says acceptance equals kindness, but new research on so-called “detransition” reveals that the conservative stance against social playacting and medical intervention is actually the compassionate one.
In debates about trans treatment, the left invariably plays the “suicide” and “discrimination” cards.

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Science Says What’s Really Compassionate Is Encouraging People With Gender Dysphoria To Love Their Real Bodies

At the center of the transgenderism fight is the debate about how best to help those who suffer from gender dysphoria or guide those merely caught up in the craze, especially children. The loudest narrative from the left says acceptance equals kindness, but new research on so-called “detransition” reveals that the conservative stance against social playacting and medical intervention is actually the compassionate one.
In debates about trans treatment, the left invariably plays the “suicide” and “discrimination” cards.

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Meghan McCain is still milking ‘The View’ — says she was ‘bullied’ out of a job

Since Megan McCain aired her many grievances with “The View” in a newly released excerpt from her forthcoming audio memoir, the “Bad Republican” author is making it clear she stands by her words.
She’s since been making the rounds to promote her book, and this included an an appearance on Wednesday’s “Watch What Happens Life.” Host Andy Cohen mostly provided McCain and her friend and CNN contributor S.E.

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The ACLU Says Hawaii Police Handcuffed and Arrested a 10-Year-Old Girl for Drawing a Picture

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Hawaii says Honolulu police handcuffed and arrested a 10-year-old girl in January for drawing an offensive picture of another student.
Now the civil liberties organization and a law firm representing the girl and her mother are demanding reforms from both the Hawaii Department of Education and Honolulu Police Department (HPD) to fix what they say is a clear pattern of misconduct involving school children.
The ACLU and the law firm Caballero Law LLLC are representing Tamara Taylor and her 10-year-old daughter, who is identified only as “N.B.

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The ACLU Says Hawaii Police Handcuffed and Arrested a 10-Year-Old Girl for Drawing a Picture

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Hawaii says Honolulu police handcuffed and arrested a 10-year-old girl in January for drawing an offensive picture of another student.
Now the civil liberties organization and a law firm representing the girl and her mother are demanding reforms from both the Hawaii Department of Education and Honolulu Police Department (HPD) to fix what they say is a clear pattern of misconduct involving school children.
The ACLU and the law firm Caballero Law LLLC are representing Tamara Taylor and her 10-year-old daughter, who is identified only as “N.B.

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Americans don’t have faith in the US supreme court any more. That has justices worried | Russ Feingold

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Americans no longer have faith in the US supreme court. That has justices worried

Russ Feingold

The justices are vulnerable to public pressure in support of court reform. That’s why we must continue to push for change

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI/REX/Shutterstock (12523811p) The US Supreme Court on the first day of their new term in Washington, DC., on Monday, October 4, 2021.

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Americans don’t have faith in the US supreme court any more. That has justices worried | Russ Feingold

OpinionUS supreme court

Americans no longer have faith in the US supreme court. That has justices worried

Russ Feingold

The justices are vulnerable to public pressure in support of court reform. That’s why we must continue to push for change

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI/REX/Shutterstock (12523811p) The US Supreme Court on the first day of their new term in Washington, DC., on Monday, October 4, 2021.

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Americans don’t have faith in the US supreme court any more. That has justices worried | Russ Feingold

OpinionUS supreme court

Americans no longer have faith in the US supreme court. That has justices worried

Russ Feingold

The justices are vulnerable to public pressure in support of court reform. That’s why we must continue to push for change

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI/REX/Shutterstock (12523811p) The US Supreme Court on the first day of their new term in Washington, DC., on Monday, October 4, 2021.

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