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Crossfire Hurricane: Category Five Political Espionage


Deep in the New York Times’s account of “Crossfire Hurricane,” the FBI’s codename for spying on the Trump campaign, is a hilariously bland paragraph about John Brennan and James Comey teaming up to dig dirt on Trumpworld. If you blinked in the course of reading the lengthy article, you might have missed it: The F.B.I.’s thinking […]

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The Witch Hunt


“Congratulations America,” Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. “[W]e are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History.” Tituba, spectrally and respectfully, disagrees. The greatest witch hunt in American history, which concluded 325 years ago this month, featured several Robert Mueller-type figures, including, especially, Cotton Mather. Though Mather did not directly participate […]

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Did Democrats Skip Embassy Opening to Snub Trump?


Washington In June 2017, the Senate reaffirmed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which called on Washington to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, by a 90-0 vote. With not a single Democrat or Republican voting against the measure, it obviously was a bipartisan vote. But there was nothing bipartisan about the […]

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Democrat Tsunami Looking More Like Ripple


Nancy Pelosi recently affirmed that upon seizing the speaker’s gavel she plans to force through tax hikes. Her admission follows a memo released by Senate Democrats earlier this year calling to increase the corporate tax rate from 21 to 25 percent and push the top personal rate back to its pre-Trump level of 39.6 percent. […]

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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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