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Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), leading progressives in the Democratic Party, unveiled their proposal to pack the Supreme Court by adding four more justices. Though Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw cold water on the plans by refusing to hold a floor vote on the proposed legislation, it was not ruled out entirely, as she deferred to President Biden’s commission which is studying “expanding” the Court. The editors of National Review are rightly calling out this two-step approach, which must be rejected by Democrats and Republicans alike who care about constitutional norms and restraints. Also at National Review, Charles C.W. Cooke is right in noting that the efforts of Congressional Democrats to push for their progressive pet projects with such narrow majorities in both chambers is a suicidal strategy for the midterms. Nevertheless, they persist…
Speaking of Democrats pushing through major progressive goals with narrow congressional majorities, President Biden’s proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure boondoggle is a case in point. On why the proposal is really the green new deal in disguise, the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal provides a helpful explainer.
Across the pond, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces his greatest test since Brexit: holding the United Kingdom together. With the Scottish parliamentary elections coming up on May 6, it looks likely that the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) will gain a majority in a body, thereby claiming a mandate to hold another referendum on Scottish independence. In his column for Bloomberg, Niall Ferguson writes on the prospects of Scotland breaking away from the Union—and what Boris Johnson must do to save it.
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