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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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‘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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Hillary and Joe Paterno


Joe Paterno, “JoePa,” the once legendary Head Football Coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions with 409 career wins under his belt, not including a record 24 Bowl victories, made news again this past Saturday even though he has been dead for nearly five years. If you remember, Paterno overnight went from beloved to reviled […]

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Trump Should Blame Obama for Ford’s Move to Mexico


Ford Motor Company made headlines on September 9 when, during an investor conference, CEO Mark Fields told attendees that it will invest $1.6 billion to build a manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and will move all of its small car production there during the next two to three years. The announcement was hardly […]

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Suddenly, a Shifting Pension Paradigm?


Sacramento Last month, I wrote a dour column for the Spectator doubting that a significant new appeals court decision in a major pension case would ultimately change the financial trajectory of our state’s pension systems. Bottom line: A court finally agreed that oversized pensions for public-sector workers could be cut going forward, just as is […]

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