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Here Comes Inflation

 

Friday It’s almost two weeks into the New Year and it already shows signs of being just as crazy as the old year was. To begin with, my life has been upside down for about one solid year since my wife came down with what seems to be a horrible case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. […]

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Reflections on a Chaotic Week

 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several days, you know what happened: On Thursday, President Trump reportedly called the entire continent of Africa, and perhaps a few nearer places, “s***hole countries.” After the “mainstream media” gave the comments more non-stop coverage than any event since Trump won the 2016 election with […]

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The Liberal Abandonment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Next week the nation will celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Liberals will pay lip service to Dr. King. But the hard fact is that the American Left has long since abandoned Dr. King. One has only to recall Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech in August of 1963 to […]

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Fat Lady Blues: The Saints Go Slouching Home

 

At about midway through the third quarter, the announcers started talking about how, if the New Orleans Saints could possibly come back from down seventeen points and beat the Minnesota Vikings, then the only playoff comeback of greater magnitude would be the one the New England Patriots pulled off in last year’s Super Bowl. This […]

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The President as Educator

 

Regarding the president’s language, it is unfortunate it causes such pain to so many gentle souls. You can long for a president with the cadenced eloquence of John F. Kennedy; or you may miss the unerring truth-telling eloquence of Ronald Reagan, reminiscent of the great Daniel Webster, a senatorial model of the sort of language […]

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Everybody Sees Cost as Healthcare’s Disease But Disagrees on Cure

 

Americans agree on the main problem plaguing healthcare. They diverge on a solution. Two articles published a day apart this week in widely read publications highlight this phenomenon of shared premises not leading to the same conclusions. Both lament out-of-control prices, which almost provokes a “duh” response until one remembers that less than a decade […]

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The Blizzard of Lies About Christopher Steele

 

Christopher Steele was Hillary’s hired gun, paid gobs of money to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. Yet somehow this “brilliant” spy lacked the surveillance skills to know that Hillary had hired him. That’s one of the many whoppers in the released Glenn Simpson testimony in which Steele is portrayed as a “Boy Scout” operating […]

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Importing The S***hole

 

Thursday saw a media firestorm erupt over a Washington Post report that amid a White House meeting with several members of Congress working on a compromise having to do with the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, President Trump asked why America should have to take in so many immigrants from “s***hole […]

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Pressure Builds for Trump to Change Federal Ethanol Mandate

 

Washington On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump embraced the federal mandate for ethanol in fuel — as many politicians, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush before him, did in the crush to grab votes in corn-rich Iowa. As president, Trump has stuck by that campaign promise. But now free-market conservative groups and […]

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Big Brother Bird Is Watching You

 

“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever,” George Orwell offered in the first half of the 20th century. He did not foresee a bird wearing that boot in the new millennium. James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas team exposed the digital skullduggery of Twitter, an online […]

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