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John Brennan’s ‘Exceptionally Sensitive’ Issue

 

Under John Brennan, the CIA operated as an opposition research outfit for the Hillary Clinton campaign. It appears from leaked news stories in the British press that Brennan’s oafish spying on Trump began around April 2016, right after Trump’s biggest primary victories. As it became urgently clear to Brennan that Trump was going to face […]

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Antifa Demands Show Trial

 

An Antifa group took its call for “revolutionary violence” against the University of Texas at Austin’s Robert L. Reece to the next level by scheduling a Maoist-style campus show trial for the academic based on thinly-sourced sex abuse allegations from an ex-girlfriend and ideological deviations from the ultra-leftist group’s official orthodoxies. Originally scheduled for May […]

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The Commodity-Subsidy Scheme

 

The amount of cronyism and subsidies in the nation’s agricultural program is too much to cover in a single article. That’s why, as the debate over this year’s Farm Bill heats up, I’ve been covering one topic a week, from advertising campaigns that taxpayers cover for large producers’ advertising to the sugar program that harms […]

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Why Not Celebrate the Gulags, Too?

 

Sacramento Those of us accustomed to California’s wacky brand of liberal politics often roll our eyes at some of the lefties who run the state Legislature. Even a progressive Democratic friend jokes about the “Marxists” in the Assembly, given their never-ending push to create government bureaucracies and deep hostility to the private sector. He exaggerates, but […]

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The Things Going On at the Gaza Border

 

Israel never should have left Gaza the way that Ariel Sharon abruptly and foolishly did. He was too full of himself — in more ways than one — and became persuaded by hubris that he alone had the vision. Certainly no one in Israel seriously wanted Gaza, but Ehud Barak already had shown how myopic […]

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Color in Black and White

 

When I first heard that the BBC was remaking Civilisation, the groundbreaking 1969 documentary in which esteemed art historian Kenneth Clark guides the viewer through a thousand years of European culture, I feared the worst. When I saw that they had pluralized the name of the show I knew my fears were well-founded: no longer […]

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Supreme Court Hits One Out of the Park

 

The Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) ruling this week that paves the way for states other than Nevada to legalize sports betting is a victory for states’ rights and should put another nail in the coffin for those attempting to ban all forms of online gaming. SCOTUS voted 6-3 in favor of New Jersey and nearly 20 other […]

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Don’t Let Defense Contract Losers Block Options for Taxpayers

 

Defense contracting is hard to get right. Unelected government officials dealing out princely sums naturally creates an area of government that is ripe for cronyism and waste if not overseen properly. That’s why the Government Accountability Office has had Department of Defense contracts on its High Risk List since 1992 for programs that are vulnerable to […]

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This Guy Avenatti

 

If you haven’t been paying attention this week, you missed a heck of a show involving the rather sordid individual representing the unmitigatedly sordid stripper and porn star who has covered the media like a missing Malaysian jetliner over the past several weeks. Namely, Michael Avenatti, the former Rahm Emanuel-employed opposition researcher and race car […]

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We Need Leaders With Purpose, Not Political Power

 

Nancy Pelosi recently handed the Republican Party a huge gift. The former Speaker of the House and current House Minority Leader announced she will indeed endeavor to reclaim the gavel and once again control the U.S. House of Representatives. Republicans running in 2018 now have the perfect foil. Pelosi’s poll numbers would make Donald Trump […]

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