The country has been dominated by two political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since 1999. ADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENTThis time, however, a strong challenge is being mounted by third-party candidate Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who has the backing of many young people. His party, the APC, is represented by former Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu, while former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is standing for the PDP. The PDP wants Nigerians to vote for Atiku Abubakar, the only major candidate from the country’s mainly Muslim north. If no candidate achieves this, a run-off will be held within 21 days – a first in Nigeria’s history.
Rishi Sunak has secured the backing of Conservative Party MPs to become the United Kingdom’s new prime minister. Prior to entering parliament for the first time in 2015, Sunak worked for Goldman Sachs, an investment bank, and hedge funds. Sunak became widely known to the public when he was named by Johnson as chancellor of the Exchequer in 2020. Critics, however, see it otherwise and will surely say Sunak has no mandate to govern. Despite the opposition’s persistent calls for a general election, Sunak on Monday appeared to rule out a snap vote.5 months ago The Heritage Times
The lease plan should have been done and agreed upon before June, when the previous five-year plan expired. Until Mr. Biden, there had been at least one offshore lease sale every year since 1959, back in the early days of offshore energy production. The report further acknowledges that blocking Americans’ access to offshore oil and gas won’t usher in an “energy transition” to green energy technologies. The Biden administration’s offshore lease plan rests solely on an arbitrary animus against oil and gas for being oil and gas. The administration’s Proposed Program blatantly abuses the purposes and definitions in the law governing offshore oil and gas lease sales.4 months ago The Heritage Foundation
On Oct. 17, Fox News reported that Oscar Leeser, the Democratic mayor of El Paso, Texas, had bused more than 11,000 illegal migrants to New York and 3,168 to Chicago since August. New York’s shelters, it seems, are filling up with migrants sent by a political ally, not by border governors “using migrants as a political tool.” But that’s not a narrative the White House wants you to hear. >>> Former Chief of U.S. Border Patrol: Every Town is a Border TownClearly, Leeser is feeling pressure from his party to spike this story before the mid-term elections. >>> It’s Time for Congress To Defund Biden’s Broken Border PoliciesWith Biden’s Open Windows border policies, more are going to come. The White House accuses the governors of playing politics with these migrants, but the only reason they’re here in the first place is because of the administration’s political decision to open the border.4 months ago The Heritage Foundation
Experts could deliver better government, better services, better quality of life than the people could deliver to themselves through their state and federal representatives. The president, of course, is perfectly happy to keep all the power Congress has given to the agencies he controls. The Supreme Court, which bears so much responsibility for allowing the other branches to replace popular rule with expert rule, seems to have seen the error of its ways. It traded popular sovereignty for the expediency of better, administrative government. It’s not clear that the Supreme Court is willing to do any of that.5 months ago The Heritage Foundation
When it comes to assessing our military, it’s size, readiness, and capabilities that counts. The military assessment section of the 2023 Index includes nearly 700 footnotes supporting our conclusions. >>> 2023 Index of U.S. Military StrengthDuring the Cold War, the U.S. military competed against a single massive opponent (the Soviet Union) on a global scale, while still managing to handle crises in various parts of the world. In its current state, how can our military be assessed as anything other than weak? Honestly assessing U.S. military power is not “dangerous.” What is dangerous is to be weak and to not let the American people know it.4 months ago The Heritage Foundation
McAuliffe even compared fellow Democrat President Joe Biden’s failed American Rescue Plan to former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The numbers prove Biden’s policies have made people’s lives and livelihoods worse. The labor market was in a robust recovery when Biden took office, but shortly thereafter, the American Rescue Plan was rammed through Congress. The nationwide impacts of Biden’s economic agenda have clearly been negative, but the individual impacts have been devastating for the average American. Even those with savings instead of debt have gotten crushed under the weight of Biden’s policies.4 months ago The Heritage Foundation
American Big Tech companies are not and never will be the equivalents of China’s tech “national champions” like Alibaba and Tencent. Even in areas like AI where Google’s research may be helpful to national security, new market entrants like Anduril, Shield AI, SpaceX, Palantir, Rebellion Defense, and others are genuine national security innovators. Big Tech’s National Security Arguments Fall FlatBig Tech’s campaign of open letters and op-eds from former national security officials relies on a mix of irrelevant or weak arguments that the legislative and executive branches should reject when considering potential antitrust reforms. its responsibilities under the June 2021 executive order to recommend actions to mitigate national security threats from Chinese tech companies. ConclusionWhen considering antitrust reforms, Congress and the executive branch should look past Big Tech’s self-serving national security arguments.4 months ago The Heritage Foundation