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Impeachment Pandemic

 

As Sigmund Freud first warned, when virtually everything one person does leads another to the same compulsive conclusion, one may assume this is very important to those with the fixation and that if they get the chance they will likely do what they can to carry-out their obsession. The first warning was a New York […]

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The Rosenstein Doctrine

 

A few respectful thoughts on Special Prosecutors. First of all, now that we know we can have Special Prosecutors without there being any meaningful evidence of a crime, or in fact any evidence at all of a crime besides gossip and endless political campaigning, let’s have a Special Prosecutor for Maxine Waters. She’s the screaming […]

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A Tax Cut Will Boost Jobs and Growth: Is That Too Hard to Understand?

 

A recent front page story in the Wall Street Journal opines that 3 percent economic growth isn’t achievable. It argues that 2 to 2.5 percent growth is the best we can do because of low labor force and productivity growth. Who says America can’t grow faster? The long-term growth path for the U.S. economy from […]

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Next Year in Jerusalem: Riyadh Is Not Mecca

 

“Prior commitment,” I replied politely, but disingenuously. Given my questions about justice in Saudi Arabia, the aide to the Governor of Riyadh had invited me to a beheading “Friday at noon” at what my American embassy escort called “chop chop square.” This was more than three decades ago. The Governor of Riyadh of the House […]

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For the Russians Before They Were Against the Russians

 

Twenty-nine years ago, Bernie Sanders spent his honeymoon in the Soviet Union. Now he sounds like a Martin Dies Democrat. “President Trump, in a reckless and dangerous manner, has revealed highly classified information to the Russians at a meeting in the Oval Office,” Vermont’s junior senator declared this week, “information that could expose extremely important […]

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The Pope’s Marxist Head of the Jesuits

 

Understanding the adage that personnel is policy, Pope Francis has been planting Marxists throughout the Church, including at the top of the troubled religious order to which he belongs. In 2016, the Jesuits, with the blessing of Pope Francis, installed as its general superior a Venezuelan, Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, whose communist convictions have long […]

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Revolt of the California ‘Freeloaders’

 

Sacramento When normal people talk about “freeloaders,” they usually are referring to the assorted welfare dependents, scammers and, yes, public employees who game the system to do as little productive work as possible and receive as many taxpayer-supplied benefits as they can muster. In California, freeloading is an art form, but the term is largely […]

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A Scrap Yard Named Desire

 

Three of New Orleans’ four contentious Confederate monuments have been spotted surrounded by derelict police cars, piles of old tires, and other assorted junk in a scrap yard in the neighborhood known as Desire. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the statues of Jefferson Davis and PGT Beauregard are “sitting in an unlocked storage yard, […]

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Trump’s Middle Eastern Tour

 

The day before President Trump landed in Saudi Arabia on his first presidential visit abroad Secretary of Defense James Mattis declared that we were not intending just to defeat ISIS in Syria. President Trump, Mattis said, had authorized the military to conduct the campaign without political micromanagement. Mattis described our objective in the anti-ISIS campaign […]

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Falling in Love With the World

 

Illness can make life feel small. I remember how friends disappeared when I got really sick at age sixteen. No more school, parties, soccer, and bike trips. Girls? Forget it. A sense of immovable isolation came over me for many months, a heavy blanket blocking the joy of being young and alive. All of this […]

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