When Conservative Justices Revolt

Until two months ago, Leonard Leo was among the unambiguous winners of the Trump era. The bookish lawyer and architect of the conservative legal movement has spent the past three and a half years executing his decades-long vision of remaking the federal judiciary—he was instrumental in the Supreme Court appointments of Brett Kavanaugh and Neil […]

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Don’t Count Trump Out

Let’s stipulate right away that President Donald Trump is losing this race. Set aside the particulars—how suburban voters are migrating toward Joe Biden, and how seniors are rethinking their support too. Consider the basics. Presidents are supposed to keep Americans employed. The jobless rate now stands at 11 percent—more than 3 points higher than when […]

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How to Lose a Swing State

Donald Trump needs Arizona on his side in November. Losing the state and its 11 Electoral College votes would, at the very least, mean a drastically narrower path back to the White House. Keeping Arizona red shouldn’t be a challenge; the state has long been a Republican stronghold. But Arizona is changing rapidly, and right […]

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Vaughn Palmer: Surgical renewal plan posts impressive results with extra capacity, people

VICTORIA — B.C.’s drive to clear the backlog of cancelled surgeries has already brought about unprecedented change in the system, Health Minister Adrian Dix reported this week. One accomplishment involves the summer slowdown in surgeries, brought on by staffing shortages and cancellations in the prime vacation months of July and August. Last year 14,505 operating […]

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