A very special Need to Know this week — a podcast devoted to Jay’s utterly gripping new book: Children of Monsters. I pose the questions, Jay responds. We get into some very intriguing psychological as well as political territory. Do monsters always behave monstrously? Not at all. Some major killers were very affectionate, even overly devoted parents (Mussolini, Pol Pot, Khomeini, Idi Amin). Others were cruel and abusive (Stalin, Mao). There are themes about the children — competition with rivals, intra-family treachery, loyalty to the “great man’s” memory. We notice the fawning attention these children sometimes receive in the West, from the UN, Beyonce, even, on occasion, Tony Blair and Robert Putnam. Some of the offspring do their best to live blameless lives, others the reverse. Figuring out why is one of the mysteries we ponder in this unusual episode. Do join us!
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
Beware: Those arguing the Dems are making a miscalculation have got it all wrong.
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
A radical new rule would politicize the classroom and very likely trample the free-speech and religious-liberty rights of teachers.
Though the organization claims otherwise, it is the nation’s largest abortion provider.
His posthumous critics exhibit all the flaws that he avoided.
Earlier in the hearing on Wednesday, Becerra claimed that he "never sued any nuns" during his tenure as attorney general.
Becerra faces extensive opposition from Republicans over his pro-abortion record.
President Biden's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services did not identify any restrictions during a Senate confirmation hearing.
He sued the government in 2017 to reimpose a federal mandate under Obamacare to force insurance providers to provide contraceptives. The Little Sisters fought it.