Renewable Fuels Deserve a Place at the Pump


As seen on these pages in the past, it’s not uncommon for commentators to lump America’s thriving biofuel sector into the same category as taxpayer-funded green energy flops like Solyndra. Yet the facts show that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been remarkably successful at enhancing America’s energy security by smoothly integrating a growing share […]

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Feel Sorry for Ryan Lochte


Ryan Lochte is the diablo. You know this because you, like every other citizen of the media world, have consumed the verdade on NBC and elsewhere. You have passed julajamento on Ryan Lochte and his ugly, entitled Americano ways. If you’re Speedo, you’ve cut him loose. Drunk, brazen, greedy, rich, and beautiful, Ryan Lochte deserves […]

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Exposing the Left’s Dogmatism on Sexual Orientation and Gender


There’s a quote attributed to Ronald Reagan, “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” It’s also that so many of those things that they know that “aren’t so” lead to bad policies based on those lies and distortions. Take, for instance, the recent […]

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‘Florence Foster Jenkins,’ A Great Movie of Our Times


One of the more subtle bits of humor in Stephen Frears’s Florence Foster Jenkins, based with reasonable fidelity on a true story, has to do with Hugh Grant’s rather modest conceit of himself as an actor — or is it that of his character, St. Clair Bayfield? Here is a very successful actor playing a […]

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The New York Times Attacks Sean Hannity


There they go again. Yesterday the New York Times ran this breathless headline, on the front page, no less. Sean Hannity Turns Adviser in the Service of Donald Trump  The reporter, Jim Rutenberg, was, in the style of that long-ago lovable TV rube Gomer Pyle, just all “Gol…llllllly Ned” about Sean Hannity and Hannity’s relationship […]

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The Republicans’ Sore Loser Caucus


I’ve heard a lot from the Never Trumpers inside the GOP who say that Trump violates their “conservative values.” Most of them were Bush and Kasich supporters. So I have a question: Isn’t keeping your word a “conservative value”? Jeb Bush and Kasich and many of the other candidates took a solemn pledge to support […]

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Who, Whom? From Lenin to Obama


A federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday disallowed the Obama administration’s attempt to change the nation’s mind on the latest liberal social cause: sex-alteration. Judge Reed O’Connor enjoined the administration from enforcing new directives from the Departments of Justice and Education, which would prop open public-school restroom doors for access by students identifying with […]

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A Clash of Police Policies


Amid the rioting in Milwaukee, there is also a clash between two leading lawmen there — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and the city of Milwaukee’s Chief of Police Edward Flynn. They have very different opinions about how law enforcement should be carried out. Chief Edward Flynn expresses the view long prevalent among those who […]

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What the Patty Hearst Pardon Is Not


Patricia Hearst is the first person in American history to receive a commutation from one president and a pardon from another, author Jeffrey Toobin writes in his book, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst. Hearst had served 22 months of a seven-year sentence in federal prison for […]

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Gender Blurring After the Olympics


Much has been said and written about Caster Semenya’s participation in the Olympics, even long before Caster took the gold medal in the Women’s 800 Meter Race on Sunday. Semenya has, to the human eye, some of the physical attributes one would traditionally expect of a man. Leaked medical reports in 2009 showed Semenya had […]

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