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 2020-02-28 17:16 

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The Department of Labor Has Been a Drag...

Since Donald Trump became president, the economy has been surging as red tape has been cut. Unfortunately, the Department of Labor (DOL) persists as a drag on the American economic boon, as they're still stuck in the Obama era. After......

 2020-02-28 05:37 

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Now They're The Disastercrats...

Have you ever seen anyone so enthralled with the idea that Stephen King's The Stand might play out in real life as today's Democrat Party and its allies in the mainstream media? This week has been a nonstop orgy of......

 2020-02-28 05:14 

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The Best Friend Israel Ever Had...

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia In emphatic terms, Jewish leaders praised President Trump during a reception Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. "He has been the greatest friend for Israel any American president has ever been," declared...

 2020-02-28 05:13 

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George Soros' Man in Philadelphia...

In 1981, Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Faulkner was murdered by Mumia Abu-Jamal.[1] A racially diverse jury convicted Jamal of first-degree murder and sentenced him to death. Since then, he has pursued endless appeals in state and federal courts. Alth...

 2020-02-28 05:12 

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Whither The Anti-Trump Uprising?...

Long before the recent caucuses and primaries, countless pundits, pollsters, and political scientists began predicting that high Democratic dudgeon produced by the dark doings of President Trump would drive unusually high turnout at the polls. One excitab...

 2020-02-28 05:12 

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That Which Does Not Kill Us Makes Us Dumber...

A resilient people overcoming SARS, the Y2K bug, acid rain, and killer bees confronts yet another existential challenge in the Wuhan coronavirus. The response to this crisis resembles the resolute reaction to the 1976 swine-flu epidemic, which killed but ...

 2020-02-27 18:04 

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Dems Join Trump's Anti-Socialist Campaign...

A year ago, in his 2019 State of the Union, Donald Trump vowed, "Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be......

 2020-02-27 16:17 

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Will Run for President for Food...

The Democrats' nomination saga has been pathetic. You may have detected a pattern developing over the many months. In the beginning there were more Democrat presidential candidates than anyone could keep track of. You couldn't tell the players wit...

 2020-02-27 05:08 

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This Is Trump Country...

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia By the time President Trump speaks Saturday afternoon at the Gaylord Hotel National Harbor, the thousands of activists at the 48th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will have heard from dozens of Republican politi...

 2020-02-27 05:06 

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Is Bernie Making Progress?...

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke for many Democrats across the country when she said in Tuesday's South Carolina Democratic presidential primary debate, "Bernie [Sanders] is winning right now because the Democratic Party is a progressive ...

 2020-02-27 05:06 

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California Anti-Contracting Law: Did Democrats Finally Go Too Far?...

Sacramento The worst part about living in a one-party state is the foreboding sense that there's nothing the ruling party couldn't do unless the courts or the federal government step in to stop it. California voters haven't shown any willingne...

 2020-02-27 05:06 

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Dreams of My Father — Bernie Sanders' Nightmare...

I remember very little about Cuba — a field of grassy ferns that closed up when I touched one, the boulders below El Morro Castle, and the fairytale-blue sea. Hazy as these images seem, they're realer than anything Bernie Sanders......

 2020-02-27 05:05 

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Give Trump Credit on China and the Coronavirus...

Trump interrupted his helicopter pressers to have a packed press conference at the White House on the coronavirus. Backing him up were newly named team coordinator Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Deputy Directo...

 2020-02-26 20:37 

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Pan(dem)ic?...

Financial markets endured a bout of Coronavirus or suffered a third-degree Bern this week, depending upon the diagnosing doctor. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 879 points on Tuesday after plummeting 1,031 points on Monday (following lesser losses l...

 2020-02-26 05:15 

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How Kobe Bryant Deeply Impacted My Life...

Preamble I am a sports fan in California. As such I will never forget the magic of the Black athlete who wore uniform 24 and changed the way the game is played. I speak, of course, about Willie Mays. How......

 2020-02-26 05:14 

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A Slow Bern...

Tuesday's Democratic debate in Charleston was another evening of forgettable cross-talk and demagoguery. The Democrats still haven't gotten their act together. They more or less piled on Bernie Sanders, but it wasn't all that impressive. They ...

 2020-02-26 05:14 

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How the Democrats Got Here...

Time is running out for the Democratic Party and, by this time next week, it will probably be too late for them to turn back. More than a third of the delegates to their national convention will be chosen next......

 2020-02-26 05:13 

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Sanders' Dismal Record on Anti-Semitism and Israel...

I remember the excitement, 20 years ago, that surrounded the first Jewish vice presidential candidate and his Jewish identity. As an observant Jewish senator, Joe Lieberman would walk, not drive, to Congress to cast a vote on the Sabbath. He......

 2020-02-26 05:12 

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James Carville's Last Campaign...

Washington Poor old James Carville is in the dumps. He doubts that Crazy Bernie can beat President Donald Trump in November. He appeared on MSNBC last week and said that anyone who thought Bernie would turn out more voters and......

 2020-02-25 19:44 

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COVID-19: It's Time To Use the Word 'Pandemic'...

COVID-19 is a pandemic. It is, as CDC doctors (and Thanos) warn, inevitable. No one wants to say it (including the head of the World Health Organization), but it needs to be said. The Wuhan flu, aka the coronavirus aka......

 2020-02-25 05:02 

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Turning the Aircraft Carrier on Obama's 'Waters of the US' Rule...

Since the days of George Washington, presidents have wished they could make government employees do what they are told. Actually, that frustration is much older than America. Peter the Great once said, "People think I rule Russia, but a thousand......

 2020-02-25 05:02 

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Coronavirus Crisis: Where Is the Bold Leadership?...

Until now, most international bodies have remained cautiously optimistic regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), refusing to take hard measures necessary to prevent the spread of the disease. This hesitancy is understandable, given that the Wester...

 2020-02-25 05:01 

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Sanders: 'Democratic' Control Freak...

"President Sanders, speaking from the White House yesterday, proposed/criticized/blamed ... " Um, er, no — not really. It's not going to happen. This Bernie thing — the rise of Bernie, the magnetism of Bernie, the radiance that shi...

 2020-02-25 05:01 

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France's Anthony Weiner Moment...

"France has neither winter nor summer nor morals," observed Mark Twain. "Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country." The sage of Hannibal, Missouri, was right on both points. France's temperate climate, moderated by the Gulf Stre...

 2020-02-25 05:00 

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President Trump Takes India By Storm...

President Trump has just received a hero's welcome from the people of the Republic of India. And with Trump's affinity for direct negotiation at the chief executive level, the colorful pageantry of dancers, camels, and Mahatma Gandhi's spinnin...

 2020-02-24 18:29 

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Five Quick Things: Stupid Stupid-Proofing at Mardi Gras...

It's Mardi Gras season for folks in the Deep South who celebrate the Catholic holiday of Fat Tuesday, and in New Orleans especially there is much drinking, carousing, parade-going and, unfortunately, accidental death. Which leads us to this week's...

 2020-02-24 05:03 

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The Next Coup Against Trump Has Begun...

It was inevitable. After the Democrats failed to evict Donald Trump from office through the Mueller investigation and then the ridiculous impeachment over the Zelensky telephone call, they would have to try something else to ruin him before the November.....

 2020-02-24 05:03 

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A Sanders Surge?...

The chances of Bernie Sanders getting the Democratic nomination are decidedly better than the other declared candidates', but that is not saying very much, according to the experts, who believe no candidate will win outright on the first ballot at......

 2020-02-24 05:02 

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Three Cheers for the Wall Street Journal...

Three cheers for the Wall Street Journal. As reported here in the Washington Post and here in the New York Times, various WSJ reporters have protested a WSJ headline that editors attached to an Op-Ed by Walter Russell Mead, the......

 2020-02-24 05:02 

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Trump Expands GOP Base As Dems Disintegrate...

While the race for the Democratic presidential nomination threatens to devolve into an intraparty civil war, President Trump's campaign is expanding the Republican base by tapping into the vast pool of Americans who are eligible to vote yet exercise t...

 2020-02-24 05:01 

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Omens of a Political Apocalypse...

Eight days remain until the crucial "Super Tuesday" primaries, and the unmistakable momentum of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has the Democratic Party establishment quaking in fear. Longtime Clinton adviser James Carville went apoplectic on MSNBC Sa...

 2020-02-23 05:01 

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The Pope's Misdirection Plays...

The latest papal controversy touches on the pope's meeting last year with James Martin, the leading proponent of LGBT causes in the Church. According to the Catholic News Agency, Pope Francis told a group of American bishops recently that he......

 2020-02-23 05:01 

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The End of the Democratic German Revolution...

For four years, the German Empire took on much of the world in what was originally called the Great War. Berlin had allies, after a fashion — the decrepit Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, along with Bulgaria, a smaller kingdom on......

 2020-02-23 05:00 

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Putin's Stalinist Liberation...

To liberate means to make free. In the Second World War, Stalin no more liberated anyone than Hitler did. But Russian President Vladimir Putin refuses to acknowledge this verity. The lord of the Kremlin periodically regurgitates Soviet propaganda about th...

 2020-02-23 05:00 

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Trump's Own Criminal Justice Reform...

For decades, a small cadre of reformers pushed whichever president occupied the Oval Office to use his pardon power more frequently and put a lid on draconian federal sentences that put low-level and midlevel offenders away for decades, even life.......

 2020-02-22 05:05 

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Whither Roger Stone?...

When O. J. Simpson was arrested following his notorious slow-speed Bronco chase, a local television news reporter interviewed the late and legendary A. Charles "Chuck" Peruto Sr., the dean of Philadelphia's criminal defense bar. After summariz...

 2020-02-22 05:05 

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Brexit Britain Must Ally With America...

Is it conceivable that Brexit passions are spent in Westminster? Have political exertions of the last four years — of devising stratagems and repelling Remainers — exhausted the fervor for independence? For while some MPs may be world-weary, r...

 2020-02-22 05:04 

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Kosher Food Certification Contributes to the American Marketplace...

In the early days of James Madison's administration, an extended quarrel broke out in the Jewish congregation of New York City. The Jewish community had been organized on the Old World model of a single community structure that then dealt......

 2020-02-22 05:03 

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The Idiocracy Hypothesis...

In the dystopian 2006 cult classic film Idiocracy, the collapse in humanity's collective IQ 500 years hence is explained by a narrator describing how in the early 2000s, evolution no longer rewarded the human species' most noble and salutary trait...

 2020-02-22 05:02 

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Yes, Adam Smith Knew About Capitalism's Pitfalls...

As free trade and markets are increasingly vilified today by the political Left and Right alike, the ideas of Adam Smith, author of the famed Wealth of Nations and sometimes called the Father of Capitalism, are also tarnished. It's worth noting......

 2020-02-22 00:06 

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What I Can't Stand About the Democrat Presidential Candidates...

Now that the DNC has cleared out the riffraff — Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and all the other pretenders to the Oval — the most recent Democrat presidential debate offered an opportunity to get a clearer......

 2020-02-21 05:08 

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GIRL Power Could Be Deadly for Dems in 2020...

In this space a week ago I mentioned, in an entry discussing Democrat state representative John Rogers of Birmingham, Alabama as the dumbest state legislator in America, the GIRL Act moving through that state's House of Representatives. At the time......

 2020-02-21 05:07 

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Brokered Beats Broken...

When it comes to a brokered Democratic Convention, the odds are good because the goods are odd. In Wednesday's debate, former front-runner Joe Biden confused "moderators" for "monitors," said "secondly" on a thirdly or fourthly...

 2020-02-21 05:02 

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Mark Levin Gets Bernie Sanders...

Let's be plain. As noted in this space a mere year ago, the American Left has a serious anti-Semitism problem. In the day, I said this: Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted out blatantly anti-Semitic messages, using what fellow Democr...

 2020-02-21 05:02 

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Trump's Success Versus the Left's Violence...

As President Trump's opposition falls, its violence rises. The danger in this insidious inverse response is that the divergent fortunes of Trump and his opponents is likely to grow. This sets the stage for even greater leftist outbursts and their......

 2020-02-21 05:00 

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Out of the Abyss: 'Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again'...

The late Gertrude Himmelfarb, in her 1994 essay "On Looking into the Abyss," needed only two sentences to diagnose the intellectual ills of our dehumanized age. "The beasts of modernism," she wrote, "have mutated into the beasts of pos...

 2020-02-20 21:10 

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A Delayed Debate Response: Socialists Go Wild!...

Finally, some pugilism! The candidates (save Bloomberg) have been at this long enough now that some real, heartfelt hatred has developed between the candidates. The masks came off in the Nevada debate. The overall impression is of angry, snarling socialis...

 2020-02-20 05:16 

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The Bloom Is Off...

The attacks on Michael Bloomberg came early and often at Wednesday's debate in Las Vegas, but none of them, of course, touched on his infamous "kill it" comment to a pregnant subordinate. No, the party of abortion at all stages......

 2020-02-20 05:03 

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Sanders' Economic Plan Looks Like a Duck, Despite How Some Quack...

As Sen. Bernie Sanders looks more and more like the one who may win the Democratic presidential nomination, some tell us that he isn't the radical leftist others make him out to be. Maybe he's not even a socialist, despite......

 2020-02-20 05:03 

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Security and Statesmanship...

History reveals the constant competition among nations. That competition is comprised of the creation and destruction of alliances, enmities, and marriages of convenience, in all of which frequent betrayals and double-crosses are an essential part. George...

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