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 2019-10-14 04:03 

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Anonymous Accusations and Their Dangerous Purveyors...

Anonymous accusations have been regarded with suspicion by honorable leaders for at least two millennia. Even the Romans rejected the use of such allegations against Christians. Indeed, the Emperor Trajan explicitly admonished one of his provincial govern...

 2019-10-14 04:02 

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It's Columbus Day, Not Indigenous Peoples' Day...

The District of Columbia and other jurisdictions have passed laws to rename Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples' Day (or Native Americans' Day). Given my surname, you might suppose that I favor this development. I do not. Let me also correct any......

 2019-10-14 04:02 

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China's Intimidation Campaign...

The stock markets rose abruptly Friday on President Trump's announcement of a cease-fire in our trade war with China. There is no agreement on a trade deal — not even an agreement to agree — but the president suspended application......

 2019-10-14 04:01 

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The Syrian Kurds Are Not America's Problem...

All of Washington has been atwitter with the president's recent decision to draw down American forces from their ongoing mission in Syria. The reason is the purported American abandonment — betrayal, in the eyes of many — of the Syrian......

 2019-10-14 04:00 

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The Left's Love of Dead White European Males...

Columbus Day — another day of fear and loathing for leftists. Progressives continue their crusade against Christopher Columbus. This is another high unholy day for liberals, an annual opportunity dump on the great explorer. He is to be denounced. He...

 2019-10-13 04:04 

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The Rhine Flows Into the Amazon...

Pope Francis spent a brief period of his Jesuit formation in Germany. He was sent there to get a doctorate in theology, but, finding the work tedious and feeling homesick, he returned to Buenos Aires. He once told a fellow......

 2019-10-13 04:03 

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Nixon: The Glaring Exception to Grand Jury Secrecy...

This is a wonderfully complicated legal essay, as "Things Nixon" can sometimes be — pretty much the epitome of what Professor Karl Llewellyn described in his classic 1930 lectures on the law and law school, titled The Bramble Bush. During......

 2019-10-13 04:02 

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American Policy in Africa Just Handed the U.S. Diamond Market to Russia...

Do you know which country produced the rock in your fiance's diamond engagement ring? If you bought it last month, there's a 40 percent chance it's from Russia. And courtesy of an abject failure in U.S. foreign policy, the odds......

 2019-10-13 04:02 

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Whistling Past the Graveyard...

Washington It started out predictably last month with a Washington Post story about a whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump's remarks during a phone conversation. The conversation included a "promise" made to an unkn...

 2019-10-12 04:04 

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The Faber College Democrats: 'Double-Secret' Impeachment...

The fictional setting for National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) is mythical Faber College, in 1962. A largely traditional small college set in suburbia, near a small town, staid Faber is turned upside down by the raucous, party-crazy students at Delt...

 2019-10-12 04:04 

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Blizzard From Red China Blows Across the Video-Gaming Community...

International video game giant Activision-Blizzard has been caught in a veritable storm of bad press after a decision was made this week to suspend a professional player and tournament winner of its digital card game Hearthstone. Chung "Blitzchung"...

 2019-10-12 04:03 

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Fight the Good Fights, Normals Tell Prez...

A solution to the deplorable situation in Washington may be found by recourse to a misunderstood national treasure: democracy. It is by now obvious even to tennis writers that something is rotten in our nation's capital. Headlines evoke a "constit...

 2019-10-12 04:02 

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From the Spectator Archives: Appeasing China Is Old Hat for Prestigious U.S. Institutions...

This past week we've seen the lengths to which the Houston Rockets and the National Basketball Association will go to kowtow to the totalitarians calling the shots in still-communist China. Alas, such craven institutional cowardice is nothing new in t...

 2019-10-11 04:03 

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TV's Invisible White Man...

Last month, the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards show garnered the lowest TV ratings in the event's history, with less than seven million viewers, a 32-percent drop from the previous year's record low of 10 million. I didn't even know the thing......

 2019-10-11 04:02 

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Trump Is Right on Syria...

Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of between 50 and 100 troops from northern Syria and plans for the removal of 2,000 or so American military personal from the country. Washington asks why the president pulls our forces. Many Americans outside......

 2019-10-11 04:02 

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'Joker' Review: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Incel?...

At first blush, the new hit film Joker seems to hit all the right notes for progressive audiences. It floats various left-wing talking points: the need for health care and social services for all levels of society, the great divide between the average per...

 2019-10-11 04:01 

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The Greatness of Donald Trump...

His demeanor makes some of us wince. His language makes many of us uncomfortable. Presidents in democracies reflect something about the people who elect them. In some cases, as with the aptly named House of Representatives, people sometimes even vote......

 2019-10-11 04:01 

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France's Fifth Column: Terrorist Infiltration of the Paris Police Force...

After years of Islamist terror attacks from Paris to the Riviera that have left hundreds dead, you might think that the French are inured to the fact that they are the jihadists' favorite target in the Western world. But now......

 2019-10-10 22:50 

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Is the Whistleblower Tied to Biden?...

Well. This is certainly getting interesting. This week, the Washington Examiner's Byron York headlined this of the whistleblower: Whistleblower had 'professional9; tie to 2020 Democratic candidate York reported as follows, bold print for emphas...

 2019-10-10 04:05 

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I Welcome Imports, and So Should You...

The U.S. trade deficit in goods and services increased to $54.9 billion in August, up from $54.0 billion in July. That's because imports grew more than exports overall. While President Donald Trump will see this higher trade deficit as a......

 2019-10-10 04:04 

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India Hedges Its Bets With the U.S., Russia, and China...

Receiving limited attention in mainstream media is India's recently expressed desire to hit the "refresh" button in its relations with the United States. As recently reported in USNI News, a publication of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Ministe...

 2019-10-10 04:04 

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Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Our Dumbing-Down in Time for AOC...

Meanwhile, while we are talking about leadership, let's not forget AOC and her "Squad" and the "Green New Deal." This is her plan to completely stop using fossil fuels and eating meat within the next 11 years. This, supposedly, is......

 2019-10-10 04:04 

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The Strange Gods of Pope Francis...

Tourists in Rome are long familiar with the image of Romulus and Remus suckling the teats of a wolf. But this week visitors to the Pan-Amazon Synod encountered a new image: an Amazonian mother suckling a dog. That picture hangs......

 2019-10-10 04:03 

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Say Goodbye to Charter Schools...

Sacramento California progressives claim to be the champions of the poor and downtrodden, but their vocal support for legislation that obliterates the state's charter schools reinforces that they mainly are the cat's paw for the state's powerf...

 2019-10-10 04:02 

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We Now Have a Genuine Constitutional Crisis...

The term "constitutional crisis" has been tossed around so often since President Trump took office that it now has little meaning in our public discourse. But regardless of what we call the current impasse between the executive branch and the......

 2019-10-09 04:07 

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That Other Elizabeth Ames: Name-Double Trouble in the Internet Age...

In today's era of raw nerves, just about anything is capable of setting someone off — from jokes once considered harmless to Halloween costumes. Even the given name on your birth certificate — used for an entire life without incident......

 2019-10-09 04:03 

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China Slam-Dunks on Daryl Morey and the NBA...

During the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, the Communist Party of China (CCP) deployed the weapon of compelled self-abasement to devastating effect. In the practice, rendered in English as the "Struggle Session," enemies of the party, real or im...

 2019-10-09 04:03 

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Elizabeth Warren Does Not Like the Stock Market...

Elizabeth Warren seeks to prohibit federal judges from owning individual stocks. She wrote on Monday that "my plan would eliminate the appearance of impropriety by banning federal judges from owning or trading individual stocks, while allowing them to...

 2019-10-09 04:02 

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What's Happening on Campus?...

Washington What a weekend it was! The soft gentle air of early autumn was upon us. Sweater weather. Straw hat weather. Perfect weather — to be on campus with a convivial crowd of like-minded friends taking in a Saturday afternoon......

 2019-10-09 04:02 

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Trump to Abandon Kurds?...

Politically speaking, President Donald Trump may be right about a troop withdrawal from Syria. After years of failure in the Middle East, he wants to cut our losses, and many of his voters would tend to agree that keeping even......

 2019-10-09 04:01 

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This Week's Outrage: An Alleged 'Quid Pro Quo'...

In case you somehow missed it, the latest Trump outrage is the allegation that he pressured Ukraine's newly elected president to launch an investigation of Joe Biden, under threat of cutting off American military aid. In what appears to be......

 2019-10-08 20:30 

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We Know What Your Price Is...

Perhaps we could have saved ourselves a lot of trouble, and NBA chief Adam Silver would not have had to spend time revising and extending his remarks, if someone had just told Adam upfront that men cannot use the ladies'......

 2019-10-08 04:03 

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When Congress Trampled the Presidency and the Supreme Court...

Two years after the Civil War ended in 1865, a Republican Congress gained a veto-proof majority in both chambers. They almost immediately began trimming the powers of the executive and judicial branches. First, they replaced President Andrew Johnson's...

 2019-10-08 04:03 

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Defining 'True Islam' Is Harder Than Progressives Think...

When the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Washington, last week decided to hire its first Muslim chaplain — referred to obliquely as a "religious coordinator" — it also published an "infographic"; that explains "tru...

 2019-10-08 04:02 

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A Moral Tale of Two Cities...

The "progressive,4; so to speak, vision of politics and public life envisions tighter and tighter government control over economic life, along with looser and looser controls over human behavior. I think you'd refer to the overall design as a p...

 2019-10-08 04:02 

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Whistleblower Lawyer Is an Ex-Hillary, Schumer Staffer...

Andrew Bakaj, the lawyer representing the two anti-Trump "whistleblowers," is both an ex-CIA official and a former staffer for both Hillary Clinton (as a New York senator) and current New York senator and Senate Democrat leader Charles Schumer. Th...

 2019-10-08 04:02 

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On Ronald Reagan's 'Racism': An Extended Analysis...

I hate to address this subject again, and this needs to be my last time tackling it as an article. This piece is nearly 5,000 words in length, and, believe me, I've held back. I've tried to stay away from......

 2019-10-08 04:01 

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Perfidious POTUS: Again We're Betraying the Kurds...

Perfidy — deceit and treachery — has always been a principal aspect of relations between nations. Since the 18th century, the United Kingdom has often been labeled "Perfidious Albion" for its diplomatic practices. The label was usually...

 2019-10-07 18:50 

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Technology: The New Battlefront of Freedom...

One year ago, I left the cushy confines of the Washington, D.C., political world and arrived at Fort Benning, Georgia, to begin service to my nation as a United States Army officer. While in D.C., I worked and spoke on......

 2019-10-07 04:17 

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Thesaurus Gone Missin': Trump Forever Mislabeled...

The Washington Post headline would have passed me by had it not been regurgitated by the news aggregator on my phone. Instead it showed up like Cousin Eddie crashing Christmas vacation: "Trump lashes out at impeachment inquiry in fiery news......

 2019-10-07 04:04 

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Nixon: Victim of a Media Riot...

Sunday So, now it's Sunday and as usual I went to my computer and read a few emails from old pals, asking me what Nixon was really like. I thought I'd try answering this right away. Nixon was an ambitious......

 2019-10-07 04:04 

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A Strong Economy Will Trump Impeachment Antics...

The Democrats face an insurmountable obstacle in their ongoing quest to oust the president. Trump himself succinctly captured their dilemma last Friday: "Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops to a 50 YEAR LOW. Wow America, lets impeach your President."...

 2019-10-07 04:03 

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Boris: Brexit or Bust...

The United Kingdom has never been a good fit in the European Union. It has never been a continental power. Since the 1707 Acts of Union it has been a proudly independent state. In 2016 then-Prime Minister David Cameron first......

 2019-10-07 04:02 

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Visas and Waivers for Poland...

Since Poland shed its communist chains about 30 years ago it has sought to gain entrance into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. The long wait of this stalwart U.S. ally is apparently nearing the end when, to the delight of......

 2019-10-06 17:53 

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A Spinster of This Parish...

I see the Donald took off on the neo-puritan Mitt Romney for criticizing the Ukraine phone call. Mitt called the call "brazen." Showing his ignorance of history, he also called it "unprecedented." Anyone who believes American presidents ha...

 2019-10-06 04:05 

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Trump Knows Ukraine Owns the Democrats...

President Trump has consistently promised to both "drain the swamp" that is Washington, D.C. as well as to make our allies — particularly those in Europe — more accountable to the American people for receiving vast sums of foreign aid....

 2019-10-06 04:04 

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The Pope's Pitiful Reign of Error...

I arrived in Rome this week in anticipation of another defining liberal moment of this pontificate: the Pan-Amazon Synod, Pope Francis's latest pretext to fiddle with Catholic discipline and doctrine. I haven't been to the Vatican in some years. I...

 2019-10-06 04:03 

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Manhattan Stops Collecting Its Past...

When I was asked to give a speech in New York City last month, I proposed a Monday. I figured I could come in over the weekend and do a little antiquing in Chelsea. I don't get up to Manhattan......

 2019-10-06 04:02 

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The Silence of the Aides...

Washington There is a price to pay when a U.S. president communicates mostly through tweets, off-the-cuff responses to shouted questions, and the rare press conference given in concert with a foreign leader. And that price is decreased credibility. It'...

 2019-10-05 04:04 

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Am I the Only One Who Does Not Give a Rat's Patoot Over the Ukraine Garbage?...

I really don't give a rat's patoot. I cannot say it enough or intensely enough. It is the season between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, so things that really matter preoccupy my mind. And nothing on G-d Almig-ty's Earth matters......

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