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Crow Servings for Chuck Todd and Friends

 

Over the last year, the nation’s political intelligentsia has evolved from dismissing Donald Trump as a joke to panicking about fascism should the public elect him president. The failure to grasp what unfolded before them, and their inability even now to learn from that experience is an eye-opening experience. Mind you, these are the people […]

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Best Place for Arabs in the Middle East

 

Standing in front of European Parliament last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas once again accused Israel of committing genocide against the Palestinians, this time claiming that Palestinians were suffering mass-murder on a scale “the likes of which have never been seen or heard of ever by the international community.” Abbas falsely accused Israeli rabbis […]

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Pro Sports Just Say No to Marijuana Use

 

Ever since marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2012, major league sports executives have huddled privately on what this news means to their current drug testing programs. After all, is it fair of an employer not to allow the consumption of a legal product? Now it seems the other shoe has dropped as the recently […]

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Post-Vote Eurocrats Want to Rush Brits Out the Door

 

The European Union’s leaders said they wanted the United Kingdom to remain in the EU. But Brussels offered only minimal concessions to British Prime Minister David Cameron, undercutting his effort to sell the benefits of continued EU membership. Now the Eurocrats who dominate EU policy are attempting to push the UK out the door. London […]

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Corey Lewandowski Joins Snakes and Weasels Club

 

Welcome to Corey Lewandowski, the newest member of television’s Snakes and Weasels Club. What is the Snakes and Weasels Club? More — replete with history and membership list — in a moment. Corey’s entry into Snakes and Weasels — in this case moving from the Trump campaign to S&W’s CNN division (where, full disclosure, I […]

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Fascists Against Freedom, Unite

 

Everyone expects neo-Nazis to be thuggish and simpleminded. They’re losers who need a movement that tells them they are winners, so they troll for grievances and battles from which they can emerge as both morally superior and victims. They hate freedom. Traditionalist Worker Party leader Matthew Heimbach even wrote a piece, “I Hate Freedom,” in […]

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Why Brexit Is a Win for Brits and the U.S.

 

Thursday’s Brexit vote was about far more than immigration. For a millennium, Britain has been a proudly sovereign nation. But in the four decades since joining the European Union, Britain’s sovereignty has been increasingly threatened by European integration. At the core of Britain’s decision to exit the EU is this: People do not like being […]

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L0031469 The Devil and Dr. Faustus meet.
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The Devil and Dr. Faustus meet.
ca. 1825 The life and horrible adventures of the celebrated Dr. Faustus; relating his first introduction to Lucifer, and connection with infernal spirits; his method of raising the Devil, and his final dismissal to the tremendous abyss of Hell.
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Insurers Try to Sue Their Way Free of Faustian Bargain

 

In Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, the sinful sawbones eventually thinks better of his bargain with the devil and does his best to weasel out of the deal. A number of health insurers, having made similarly cynical arrangements with the Obama administration, are now attempting to use the court system to escape the consequences of their […]

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As in Britain, So Over Here

 

The president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, picking up on the precedent set by British voters, desires that the Southwestern empire where I make my home hold its own vote on seceding from the top-heavy politburo that seems to run America. Good luck on persuading the U.S. Army to march away from Fort Hood on […]

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The Fraud Goes On

 

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution’s requirement of “equal protection of the laws,” by […]

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