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Starbucks Philadelphia: Controversies Without Nuance


In an interview that he was gracious enough to grant me recently, Frederick Schiff, Patrol Lieutenant of the San Francisco Police Department, remarked that “it is the perceived extreme nature of our profession that attracts attention and generates emotion.” “Sometimes,” according to Schiff, “an incident is expanded out of context and made into a racial […]

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Comey and Brennan, Leaders of the Coup


Even as Jim Comey and John Brennan lecture the American people on what is “normal,” they adopt an astonishingly abnormal role for former heads of the CIA and FBI — the role of coup leaders whose partisanship grows more reckless by the day. “This is not a tin-pot dictatorship,” says Comey. But aren’t Brennan and […]

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Surprise! Legislature Won’t Unionize Its Staff


Sacramento During the 1994 midterm elections, Republicans vowed to implement a “Contract with America” if they could recapture both houses of Congress. They grabbed 54 House seats that year and nine Senate seats and wrested control of Congress from Democrats for the first time in 53 years. It was an impressive victory. My favorite element […]

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Healthcare’s Disrupters


U.S. healthcare spending increased to $3.6 trillion annually in the year preceding February to exceed 19 percent of growth domestic product. Annual healthcare spending growth rose to 4.9 percent by February. The Altarum report providing this data notes that increases came across the board. HealthcareFinanceNews.com explains, “Year-over-year spending increased in all major categories. Nursing home […]

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Earth Day 2018: Bring Environmental Policy Into the 21st Century


For many Americans watching left-wing environmentalists march this Earth Day, the response will be mixed. They will agree with the goal of protecting the environment, but Americans won’t trust the environmental left. They don’t hear conservatives offering an alternative environmental approach either. In fact, the best environmental solutions are coming from entrepreneurs and individuals using […]

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Remembering Barbara Bush — and Robin


Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died 200 years ago, October 28, 1818; the other was Barbara Bush, who died yesterday, April 17, 2018. Mrs. Bush was 92 years old. Barbara Bush will be remembered as simple and unpretentious, especially following Nancy […]

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Zuckerberg Has a Problem, And So Does His Industry


Picture the following scenario: Imagine that the CEO of a major firearms manufacturer had been invited to Capitol Hill to answer questions about their guns being used by foreign insurgents who had attacked the United States. Imagine that the CEO in question had given evasive non-answers to the questions posed, and made a series of […]

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Many Dems Can’t Forgive ‘Renegade’ James Comey for Clinton’s Loss


Lanny Davis, the former White House counsel to President Bill Clinton and avid supporter of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, was just finishing his book, The Unmaking of the President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency, when President Donald Trump fired Comey. “I just lost my book,” Davis remembers thinking. Overnight […]

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Official Washington’s Crimes


William Casey was my lawyer. One day I came into my office and found a large man sitting on my desk. I greeted him amiably, and he greeted me amiably. Yet, he was still siting on my desk. At some point in our meeting we settled into a more conventional seating arrangement, and Bill began to tell me about the world as he analyzed it at the time, the late 1970s. I then made two decisions. If Bill agreed to be my lawyer I could take on anyone. What is more, he knew prodigious amounts about the world. He had brought charts and maps. He would be my foreign policy advisor.

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Baseball 2018: Some of Us Still Remember When…


On the first day of April 2018, a spoof flashed around social media. In honor of Easter, all thirty Major League Baseball teams would be wearing jerseys in Easter egg pastel colors. April Fool! The day dawned, and all thirty teams wore their normal uniforms. The culprit, Chris Creamer of SportsLogos.net, said it was all […]

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