Supremes’ deserved slap to Biden and other commentary

Legal take: Supremes’ Deserved Slap to Biden

The Supreme Court simply dealt “a well-deserved and humiliating defeat to the Biden administration,” cheer the Washington Examiner’s editors: The excessive courtroom unanimously refused to let President Biden’s “soft-on-crime Justice Department” increase convicts’ rights to have sentences revisited beneath President Donald Trump’s First Step Act past what the legislation really permits. The case concerned a “career criminal,” Tarahrick Terry, who claimed he certified for a diminished sentence beneath First Step. The courts dominated in opposition to him, for the reason that legislation wasn’t meant for “hardened criminals”; Trump’s DOJ agreed, however Team Biden insisted its predecessor had gotten it mistaken. Even the liberal justices “utterly rejected” the Bidenites’ “lame attempt to throw the rule of law over the side.”

Foreign desk: Bibi Will Be Back

Reports of Benjamin Netanyahu’s “demise may be greatly exaggerated,” quips Victoria Coates at National Review. Israel’s longest-serving premier was pressured from workplace, sure, however the brand new authorities, which incorporates “an Islamist Arab party and a far-right party,” has “internal contradictions and incoherence,” on “full display” after they couldn’t even agree “on managing the roads in the West Bank.” Plus, “Netanyahu’s Likud party still overwhelmingly supports him” thanks to “his disciplined focus on the two issues broadly supported by the electorate: Iran and the economy.” Bibi “shepherded the remarkable progress of the Israeli economy” because the “start-up nation” turned an “economic powerhouse,” however it now wants to get well post-pandemic. And “Israeli concerns about Iran will only grow” as Team Biden works to restore the nuclear deal. “Netanyahu’s last act” remains to be to come.

Urban beat: Safety’s NY’s Top Worry

Three a long time since Gotham’s homicide charge peaked, “New York again confronts menacing forces,” warns Charles F. McElwee at RealClearPolitics. “The city’s and state’s pre-pandemic criminal-justice initiatives, from bail reform to decriminalization, have reversed years of public-safety policies that restored order and turned the Big Apple into America’s safest big city.” That makes the Democratic mayoral main, which is probably going to determine the overall election, a vital one. And there are hopeful indicators that public opinion is shifting in favor of a return to sanity and order: “Democratic voters now view crime and public safety as the next mayor’s top priority,” with one ballot indicating that greater than two-thirds “believe the NYPD should deploy more officers on city streets.”

Conservative: DC Mayor Framed Trump

Last summer season, the media blamed then-President Donald Trump when authorities used tear fuel to clear protesters from a road close to the White House — however new studies verify DC’s liberal mayor, Muriel Bowser, was the one ­accountable, although she “allowed Trump to take the blame for what her police forces had done,” sighs The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway. Bowser instigated the “hysterical reaction from anti-Trump forces” that “contributed to a widespread breakdown in law and order throughout the summer.” She even resisted help from federal legislation enforcement, saying she was “in control of the situation” sooner or later earlier than the January Capitol riots. It’s solely pure to marvel how a lot of the “billions of dollars in destruction, dozens of killings, a ripping of the fabric of society, and a general breakdown of law and order” have been made worse by the “dangerous propaganda spewed by the corrupt press.”

Culture critic: Woke Profs Are True ‘Settlers’

In addition to gender pronouns, woke lecturers are more and more appending denunciations of “settler” colonialism in opposition to Native Americans to their e-mail signatures — “never mind that along with traditions and tragedy worth remembering and respecting,” the Natives themselves had difficult and typically violent histories, fumes Bucknell University English teacher ­Fr. Deacon Paul Siewers at First Things. “Never mind that those signaling this recognition . . . are not giving up their affluent suburban properties or upscale salaries and benefits to those displaced peoples.” The lecturers are themselves the true settlers, imposing their “own 2020s cosmopolitan neocolonial culture on the locals.”

— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board

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