Behar: Supreme Court Like a ‘Dictatorial Branch of Government’

Comedian Joy Behar arrives for “A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception” in New York in 2014. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
Joy Behar, co-host of the show The View, compared the Supreme Court to a “dictatorial branch of government” because of the unique appointment process and lifetime tenure for justices.
She was discussing the institution in the context of Justice Stephen Breyer’s recent retirement announcement, which has naturally raised the question of who will succeed him.

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Utah Lawmakers Introduce Curriculum Transparency Bill to Make Teaching Materials Public

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Utah lawmakers have proposed curriculum transparency legislation that would require public schools in the state to make their teaching materials public.
Sponsored by Republican state representative Jordan Teuscher, the bill “enacts transparency and notice requirements for local education agencies and schools regarding curricula, class syllabi, and associated learning materials used for student instruction.

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It’s Time for America’s Cities to Go All-In on School Choice

Increasing school choice is a pathway to economic freedom, student achievement, and parental involvement.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S chool choice is the civil-rights issue of the 21st century. Choosing the right school opens opportunity, it shapes success, it prevents failure, and it unleashes economic opportunity. Great cities need dynamic schools to remain open, vibrant, and responsive to their residents’ needs. We believe the best way to improve our schools and invest in our future is to expand parent-driven school choice.

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Justice Breyer Formally Announces Retirement

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announces he will retire at the end of the court’s current term, at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 27, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer made a formal announcement of his retirement in a letter to President Biden on Thursday.
“I am writing to tell you that I have decided to retire from regular active judicial service as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Breyer stated.

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Justice Breyer Formally Announces Retirement

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announces he will retire at the end of the court’s current term, at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 27, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer made a formal announcement of his retirement in a letter to President Biden on Thursday.
“I am writing to tell you that I have decided to retire from regular active judicial service as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Breyer stated.

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IRS to Require Facial Recognition to Access Online Functions

People walk past a poster simulating facial-recognition software at the Security China 2018 exhibition on public safety and security in Beijing, China, October 24, 2018. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)
The Internal Revenue Service will require taxpayers to upload videos of their faces in order to access some online functions beginning this summer.
In order to log in to the IRS website, where taxpayers can access child tax credits and complete payment plans, taxpayers will need to send a video of their face to facial recognition contractor ID.me to confirm their identity.

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Learning to Live with Covid — and the Unvaccinated

The risk they pose is primarily to themselves.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F or three years, we’ve been told we’re at war with an invisible enemy. We beat this enemy in a major battle through the discovery and distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. However, as the pandemic dragged on and life didn’t quite bounce back to normal as quickly as promised, politicians chose another enemy as their target: the unvaccinated.
Look at what’s happening in Europe. In Austria, where 75.

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The Truth about White Supremacists and Abortion

Pro-abortion writers recycle the false claim that the pro-life movement is entangled with racists.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the wake of the March for Life, abortion activists have returned to one of their favorite tropes: asserting that the pro-life movement is entangled with and operated by white supremacists. Op-eds in the Guardian and NBC News — the latter written by two abortion-rights activists — fixate on the fact that the white supremacist and neo-fascist group Patriot Front appeared at March for Life events in Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

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Learning to Live with Covid — and the Unvaccinated

The risk they pose is primarily to themselves.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F or three years, we’ve been told we’re at war with an invisible enemy. We beat this enemy in a major battle through the discovery and distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. However, as the pandemic dragged on and life didn’t quite bounce back to normal as quickly as promised, politicians chose another enemy as their target: the unvaccinated.
Look at what’s happening in Europe. In Austria, where 75.

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