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Debating the SGO

 

Tonight the doyenne of deceit and the syncopated clock of Republicanism will debate in what is likely to be the most-watched television event ever staged. Over one hundred million people around the world are expected to be in the audience. Most people will watch it the same way that many fans of NASCAR watch a […]

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Clinton’s Real Foe in Tonight’s Debate: Fairness

 

Hillary Clinton’s supporters are nervous about tonight’s debate with Donald Trump, but not for the reasons partisans normally hyperventilate prior to such forums. They aren’t worried that Trump will be more articulate, informed, or sound on policy than Clinton. Sharing her hubris, they take it for granted that that she is Trump’s superior in all […]

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Go Home

 

Interestingly, the Black Lives Matter movement managed to cook up a new cause célèbre less than two months prior to a presidential election where polls indicate Donald Trump might be sliding past the nation’s anointed Dowager Empress of Chappaqua (with proper hullabaloo due to my friend Michael Walsh of PJ Media fame). We now have […]

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Trump’s Debate Opportunity

 

As usual, Donald Trump’s approach to news is non-traditional: Saying that the Tulsa police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher may have “choked,” as if she missed a free throw in the NBA playoffs, isn’t exactly how most people would put it. After all, choking doesn’t normally earn one a charge of felony first-degree […]

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‘Sully’ Sullied?

 

Whatever else it does or doesn’t do, Clint Eastwood’s Sully makes an interesting case study for those of us who think a lot about the relationship between movies, or popular culture in general, and real life. Because the whole story of “the Miracle on the Hudson” on January 15, 2009 took only seconds to unfold, […]

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‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Has a Definition, Whether You Like It or Not

 

As we remember the 23rd anniversary of the White House lawn handshake between the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the recidivist Palestinian arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat, the recently-installed head of a once-great Jewish institution has illustrated anew how the Oslo Accords have warped our ability to see things as they are. Recently, Israeli Prime Minister […]

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Who the Hillary Is She?

 

So here we are, 40 days and change left. One candidate who’s everywhere, and one who is playing a game of hide and seek.  Come out, come out wherever you are, Hillary. I want you to think about this. Hillary Clinton has been in the public eye for the better part of 30 years and […]

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The Madness of Crowds

 

Charlotte, a queen who witnessed the decline of her husband into insanity, now watches the city bearing her name descend into madness. A policeman shooting a local citizen sparked the turmoil. We watch the repackaged rerun even though it played past limited engagements in Dallas, Ferguson, Baltimore, and points beyond to negative reviews. The Queen […]

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Eugenic Hillary’s Pitch to the Disabled

 

The Washington Post calls Hillary Clinton’s pitch to the disabled “unusual,” describing it as part of her bid to appear more positive and compassionate. Not mentioned in the article is the stance that makes her outreach to the handicapped particularly unusual: she never wanted them born. Recall the position she took during the debate in […]

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Stanford’s Batty Booze Ban

 

The mercury is trending downward, the leaves are turning red and orange, and fresh faces flood campuses across our nation. Autumn is back. It’s a lovely annual recurrence. At Stanford University, however, something this year has changed: liquor has been mostly banned. The policy, announced last month, is baroque: In an effort to reduce the […]

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