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Who Kept Putting Strzok in Charge?


Let no one say Peter Strzok failed to prove interference into the U.S. presidential election by an intelligence agency. The more zealously Strzok pursued the idea of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, the more convinced observers became that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to include disgraced former acting director Andrew McCabe, attorney Lisa […]

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Stop the Fake News That Hungary Is Anti-Semitic


Next week Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban makes his first visit to the state of Israel. This symbolic and diplomatic event, considered against a consistent record of pro-Israel support and concrete measures to confront anti-Semitism in Hungary, should bring closure to the myth, popular among the Left, global Jewish organizations, and in the world press, […]

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Fake History That Inspires Today’s Progressives


Mindful of Voltaire’s dictum (“To hold a pen is to be at war”), we take up the pen against five enduring myths about the Russian Revolution and the advent of socialism. The five myths are long-standing pillars of falsehood — used to curtail liberty, justify past atrocities, and (in the name of “progress”) lead free […]

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Can California GOP Reignite a Tax Revolt?


Sacramento The fate of Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives might come down to this simple question: Are enough California voters angry enough about the recently passed tax increase on gas and vehicle-registration fees to come out in droves? If they do, this potential anti-tax wave will benefit a handful of Republican candidates […]

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The Growing Popularity of Foot Shooting


These are strange times. One of the behaviors that makes things strange is the growing popularity of foot shooting. Foot shooting, of course, involves shooting yourself in the foot. It’s another way of describing self-destructive behavior. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the damage done is not confined to the shooter. Foot shooting is quite […]

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Boycott Israel Founder Confirms BDS Is About Ending the Jewish State


Supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement claim that BDS is about a two-state solution and bettering the lives of the Palestinian people. At least that’s what leftist college students, progressive activist groups, and most media outlets want to believe. But if you take the word of BDS founder Omar Barghouti, peaceful coexistence […]

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A Global Trade War Will Do Us No Good


President Trump’s trade policies are beginning to have a negative impact both here at home and abroad. Take, for example, Harley Davidson’s recent decision to move part of their production overseas after the EU, in response to Trump’s tariffs, raised the tariffs on Harley motorcycles from 6% to a massive 32%. This great American company is being compromised […]

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Tobacco Funds Fill Government Coffers, Not Help People Quit


In the 1990s, more than 40 states sued the major tobacco manufacturers to recoup costs allegedly incurred from treating smoking-related illnesses. After years of courtroom battles, the two sides developed the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). Under MSA, the companies agreed to pay states “over $200 billion for tobacco-related health care costs,” and in return, the states […]

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A Pretty Cheesy Subsidy


America is glutted with cheese. In fact, the size of the American cheese stockpile just hit an all-time high. And before you say that that doesn’t sound like much of a problem to you (or one you’d happily volunteer to help solve if it were), consider how we solve it — with your tax dollars. […]

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How Perkins Coie Plan to Get Congressman Jim Jordan


Washington Have you been keeping up with the charges against Congressman Jim Jordan? They first wafted from the swamp around July 3 when NBC News quoted three former wrestlers as saying the congressman had to know about “inappropriate” behavior by an Ohio State University team physician towards some Ohio State wrestlers. The “inappropriate” behavior supposedly […]

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