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How We Got to the Point of Separating Families Entering the U.S. Illegally

 

The firestorm that erupted as a result of the Trump administration’s efforts to curb a surge of illegal immigration was decades in the making. The fuse that ultimately led to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that, among other steps, children and adults illegally entering the United States would be detained separately, had been lit 25 […]

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More Potemkin Indictments From Helsinki’s Would-Be Saboteurs

 

On Friday — three days before today’s summit meeting between President Trump and Russian President Putin — the boss of Team Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, announced that a dozen Russian intelligence officers had been indicted on charges relating to Russia’s attempt to interfere in the 2016 election. These Potemkin indictments could have been […]

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Preexisting Prevarication

 

Joe Manchin poses as a moderate. Yet, to save his Senate seat, he has resorted to the same sordid tactics employed by his most radical Democrat accomplices. Facing a serious challenge from Republican Patrick Morrisey in a state that President Trump carried by 42 percent in 2016, Manchin is telling his West Virginia constituents that […]

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Coming to Healthcare: What Upended Toys ’R’ Us & Blockbuster

 

By next week, a single Blockbuster location calls the United States home. A few weeks ago, every Toys “R” Us location in the country shuttered. Around the same time, General Electric, the Dow ‘s last original component on the index, lost its spot to Walgreens. Chicago, after no longer calling its tallest building the “Sears” […]

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Coming Clean on My Baseball Addiction Before the WaPo Exposé 

 

Any day now the Washington Post will be exposing my baseball addiction. Therefore I come clean now in advance. Maybe I got in with a wrong crowd in yeshiva elementary school and yeshiva high school, but I became an avid sports fan as early back as I can remember. I recall something of the 1961 baseball season, with […]

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Why the Meltdown Over Kavanaugh

 

The end of the world is coming. At least, that is what the Left believes will happen if the Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. It will be the legal equivalent of Armageddon. Head for the hills, or Canada, for refuge! No doubt the appointment matters. Right-leaning presidents have squandered many opportunities to […]

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Trump’s Supreme Choice

 

Washington In May 2016, when candidate Donald Trump released a short list from which he pledged to choose a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, he probably clinched his victory in November. In one gesture, the former Democrat running in the GOP primary assured conservatives he would not pick a wobbly jurist in the David Souter mold […]

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Strzok

Thunder Strzok

 

The creepiest witness to ever grace a Congressional hearing, minced in his seat and evaded questions for hours on end Thursday. His name? Peter Strzok (pronounced “Struck” for the Democrats on the committee who kept mispronouncing it). The general impression from his testimony? What a complete weirdo. It is astonishing that someone so strange, supercilious […]

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Kavanaugh’s First Meal at the Supreme Court

 

The Supreme Court will hear its first oral argument during the October 2018-2019 term in the case of Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which involves a smorgasbord of issues focusing on whether a federal government agency has unbridled discretion to make land use decisions that adversely impact landowners throughout the nation. If […]

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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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