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The Trump Impeachment Is Deeply Flawed, but He Deserves Conviction

So what would I do if I had to vote on impeachment in the Senate? From the first, I’ve described President Trump’s behavior on January 6 as impeachable — particularly in the context of what went on in the weeks since the election, but even without that. I was not trying to be cute. I have been wrestling with the wisdom of proceeding with impeachment due to the lateness of Trump’s term. But I would not call...

The Age of Facecrime

It's time for Part Seven of my latest Tale for Our Time: Nineteen Eighty-Four, a tale that is almost too timely. Josh Passell, a Massachusetts member of The Mark Steyn Club, writes: I'm a couple of nights behind on listening, but these words from your ...

Capitol Riot Prosecutors Run a Big Risk in Pursuing a ‘Sedition’ Case

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S uddenly there is enthusiasm over the prospect of prosecutions for seditious conspiracy, which was made a federal crime during the Civil War and is now codified by Section 2384 of the federal penal code. Last summer, when then-attorney general Bill Barr touted the statute as a potential vehicle for prosecuting violent rioters, the prospect was greeted with decidedly less enthusiasm. As with insurrection, a concept whose mere utterance was...

The Culling of Words

Programming note: In an hour or so, I'll be joining Tucker Carlson live across America. That's at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. Hope you'll tune in. In consequence, the weekend edition of The Mark Steyn Show will be postponed until tomorrow morning. ...

World news

COVID-19 Found in Chinese Ice Cream Samples

Thousands of boxes of ice cream from a Chinese Company have been dumped after three samples tested positive for COVID-19, reports Sky News....

Economy

Technology

New $300 Weekly Unemployment Benefit: When You Get It Depends On Where You Live

Millions of jobless Americans are starting to see larger unemployment checks, as a result of the stimulus package passed late last month. But when you get the boost, and how big it is, can depend on what state you live in. ...

Meet Jared And Ivanka’s New Neighbors—Including Tom And Gisele—On...

Inside Indian Creek, the ultra-exclusive island enclave that's likely home to the most billionaires—and Super Bowl rings—per capita. ...

Facebook temporarily bans ads for gun accessories and military...

Facebook is continuing its crackdown on potential domestic terrorism at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The social network told BuzzFeed News that it was temporarily banning US ads for gun accessories and military gear, such as holsters and body armor, until “at least” January 22nd. The restriction came from an “abundance...

HBO Has Tapped a Russian Indie Director for The...

Another director joins the crew. Considering the subject matter, it seems like he’ll fit right in. Read more......

FAA Authorizes First Commercial Smart Drone Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration greenlit American Robotics this week to become the first company to operate smart drones without needing on-site pilots or spotters, the company announced Friday.Read more......

Drowned Out by Noise, These Horny Frogs Wave Their...

A species of Ecuadorian glass frog combines high-frequency croaking and a striking visual display to attract mates, in what is a fascinating adaptation to a noisy environment.Read more......

Science / Health

Monoclonal Antibodies That Could Reduce COVID-19 Deaths Are Not Being Used

A class of lab-made drugs that could protect high-risk COVID-19 patients from becoming critically ill is being significantly underutilized, experts say. Monoclonal antibodies that could neutralize SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are highly recommended for those......

In lab study, nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies

For about one in 13 children in the U.S., normally harmless foodstuffs such as milk, eggs and peanuts can send the body's natural defenses into overdrive. ...

Foods That Improve Mental Health

Eating well helps you function optimally, sleep well, and reduce stress. But it can also impact your mental health and improve brain power. According to Good Morning America, the foods you eat can raise serotonin levels......

Bio-inspired spiral hydrogel fiber qualified to be surgical suture

"The lotus roots may break, but the fiber remains joined"—an old Chinese saying that reflects the unique structure and mechanical properties of the lotus fiber. The outstanding mechanical properties of lotus fibers can be attributed to their unique spiral structure, which provides an attractive model for biomimetic design of artificial fibers....

Researchers identify nanoparticles that could deliver therapeutic mRNA before birth

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania have identified ionizable lipid nanoparticles that could be used to deliver mRNA as part of fetal therapy. The proof-of-concept study, published today in Science Advances, engineered and screened a number of lipid...

Pet Food Recall Expands

There's an expanded nationwide recall of Sportmix pet food products underway, after links were found between a mold-borne toxin in the food and the deaths of 70 dogs, with 80 other dogs being sickened, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration......

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Peter Meijer, Republican who voted for impeachment, says he’s...

Peter Meijer, Republican who voted for impeachment, says he's buying body armor due to threats  USA TODAYHouse impeaches Trump again  Yahoo NewsTrump is isolated and angry at aides for failing to defend him as he is impeached again  The Washington PostOpinion | Why Trump Can Be Convicted Even as an Ex-President  The New York TimesTrump's...

GOP lawmakers dodge metal detectors added after Capitol riots,...

GOP lawmakers dodge metal detectors added after Capitol riots, blast them as an ‘atrocity’  The Washington PostRepublicans protest, circumvent new metal detectors inside Capitol after riot  Yahoo NewsMetal detectors infuriate lawmakers as some Republicans erupt over new measures  CNNLauren Boebert causes holdup at U.S. House security, refuses to turn over her bag  The Denver PostLawmakers...

President Trump lashes out at social media companies following...

President Trump lashes out at social media companies following Twitter ban  The Washington PostDoes a Twitter ban violate First Amendment rights? A legal expert weighs in  WJXT News4JAX Twitter's stock falls after Trump's account is suspended  CNNOpinion | The Scary Power of the Companies That Finally Shut Trump Up  The New York TimesJudith Miller: Is...

Live updates: Pelosi says House will move on impeaching...

Live updates: Pelosi says House will move on impeaching Trump if Pence doesn’t meet a deadline to remove him  The Washington PostDemocrats Introduce Impeachment Article, Urge Pence to Act  BloombergHouse Democrats introduce impeachment resolution, charging Trump with 'incitement of insurrection'  CNNOpinion | Why We Are Introducing an Article of Impeachment  The New York TimesAndrew McCarthy:...

Entertainment

Sports

Browns-Chiefs: How to watch AFC Divisional round game, time, weather

Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns trucked past the Pittsburgh Steelers in their return the NFL postseason. The reward for their 48-37 win? A Divisional Round date with the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, who seem poised to make another run at the big game on the shoulders of...

Rams-Packers: How to watch NFC Divisional Round game, time, weather

Can the Rams pull off another stunner or will Aaron Rodgers avoid the same fate as Russell Wilson? A week after suffocating the Seahawks in a wild card game, the Rams defense will be put to the test again versus Rodgers and the top-seeded Packers in the NFC Divisional Round. The...

North Carolina vs. Florida State prediction, line: Nip at the Heels

The ACC crown is anyone’s for the taking this season, and North Carolina’s showdown with Florida State on Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee should provide more clarity to a murky picture. The Tar Heels perennially have been one of the best rebounding teams in the country. This season has been no exception,...

Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson or Baker Mayfield: Which quarterback of the 2018 NFL draft class will advance to AFC title game?

A quick read on items of interest for the NFL’s divisional playoffs…Lamar Jackson vs. Josh Allen. While the “History Channel Showdown” featuring Tom Brady and Drew...