Here are the other stories conservatives are talking about today.
STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS HALTED: A federal appeals court temporarily blocked President Joe Biden’s proposed student loan forgiveness program on Friday in response to a legal challenge by six Republican governors, who argued the president lacks the authority to implement the plan without going through Congress first. Read more.
BRITAIN GETS A NEW PM: Rishi Sunak, who previously served as finance minister, will become the next British prime minister after being named head of the governing Conservative Party on Monday, making him the first person of color and the first Indian expatriate to lead the U.K. King Charles III is expected to meet with Sunak sometime this week to formally invite him to form a new government. Read more.
HU GOT KICKED OUT OF CONGRESS: Footage showing Hu Jintao, who served as general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party from 2002-2012, being escorted out of the closing ceremony of the party’s twice-a-decade congress on Saturday sparked international alarm. Read more.
Early drama: Hu Jintao seen being led out soon after reporters are led into the main hall pic.twitter.com/pRffGZF60I
— Danson Cheong (@dansoncj) October 22, 2022
WHAT DEFINES THE NEW RIGHT? A new, distinct strain of conservative thought has arisen from the political confusion surrounding former president Donald Trump, George Mason University professor Tyler Cowen wrote in an essay published last week exploring the differences between classical liberalism and the so-called “New Right.” According to Cowen, the chief defining feature of the New Right is its deep distrust of elites. Read more.