The state of Nevada lost its legal bid to prevent the siting a of a nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain. This morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals rejected all but one of the state’s claims in a 100-page opinion. Nevada’s only victory was a ruling that the facility would have to comply with envronmental standards beyond the 10,000 year period set by the EPA. (Pause and think about that. This is the year 2004 A.D., and a federal agency has to design regulations to control potential radiation leaks over 10,000 years in the future.) I have mixed feelings on the merits of the Yucca Mountain plan, but Nevada’s legal challenges were always a long shot. From a political standpoint, however, this decision cannot help the President, as the project is extremely unpopular in Nevada.
The San Antonio city council has voted to block Chick-fil-A from opening a store in its airport to punish it for donating to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army. No, really. Here's the report, from Fortune: Don’t plan on getting a Chick-Fil-A sandwich next time you fly through San ... Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Including all you whippersnappers under the age of 50), I’m writing this from somewhere over the Atlantic. At least I hope that’s ... Read More
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It never fails. Whenever a Republican president makes a controversial or contentious move to support Israel -- such as moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, or yesterday’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights -- you’ll see various “explainers” and other stories that purport ... Read More
Attorney General William Barr on Sunday delivered to Congress a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, setting off what is sure to be a protracted partisan battle over how much of the report will eventually be made public. According to Barr's summary of the report, Special Counsel Robert ... Read More