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Will the Republicans Get Tax Reform?

 

It has long been my conviction that Democrats are the more adept pols, the most tireless pols, the most political pols. I have said that their political libido is that of a nymphomaniac. By that I mean to compliment them, at least to compliment their political skills. The political libido of the Republicans is, by comparison, the political libido of a Victorian lady, complete with white gloves and parasol.

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Destroying Free Speech in Service of Abortion

 

Sacramento Remember the days when Democratic politicians at least pretended that, although they wanted abortions to be “safe and legal,” they also wanted them to be “rare”? Those days are long gone, and California lawmakers, in particular, are eager to pass measures that seem designed to make these life-ending “procedures” as plentiful as possible. They’re […]

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Abigail’s 16-Year Senate Victory Over FDA Bureaucrats

 

It was early March 2001 when 21-year-old Abigail Burroughs was told by her oncologist that conventional options for her cancer had been exhausted. The good news was that a new drug Erbitux had a good chance to save her life. The problem was that the Food and Drug Administration had not approved its use. Even […]

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Judge Roy Moore: The Bannonites Versus the Swamp

 

In its lead editorial yesterday morning the Wall Street Journal laid out what’s really at stake in the establishment’s jihad against the people of Alabama who elected Judge Roy Moore to represent them as the Republican nominee in the upcoming Senate race, and it has nothing to do with decency or standards of behavior. In […]

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Zimbabwe: Shake-Up Among the Shonas

 

According to various news sources, including the Voice of America, Army spokesman General Sibusiso Moyo stated categorically that the deposition of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was “not a coup.” Thus thanks to one pithy line by one of the country’s top soldiers regarding the country’s top pol, Zimbabwe will have stayed true to its vocation […]

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Congress Shouldn’t Let Court Legislate Away Email Privacy

 

Last month, the Supreme Court granted the government’s petition for a review of Microsoft’s Irish warrant case, which centers around the question of whether the government can issue a warrant to internet service providers to obtain emails stored on servers abroad. This issue has such far-reaching ramifications that whatever decision the court makes will surely result in […]

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Tax Bill Repealing Individual Mandate Makes Dollars So It Makes Sense

 

Senate Republicans coupled its tax-reform bill with a massive budget cut. The House of Representatives would be wise to follow suit. The Senate majority leader and the Senate finance committee endorsed Senator Tom Cotton’s proposal to include a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate alongside tax cuts. This either kills two birds with one stone or […]

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Run, Joe, Run

 

Convinced of his own wonderfulness, Joe Biden trots around the talk shows as if on a perpetual victory lap. What has he won? Who knows? It speaks to the embarrassing emptiness of liberal culture that such a buffoon is accorded the status of a victorious statesman. Encouraged in this delusion, Biden allows himself such modest […]

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Call It a Stupidity Tax on College

 

Let’s tax college. It’s a basic rule of economics that if you want less of something, you ought to tax it. We have entirely too much intellectual smog in our culture, and a small excise tax on university endowment income could be a start on clearing the air. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced […]

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Why Communism Is Bad

 

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Regnery Publishing has released The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism: The Killingest Idea Ever. If you’re nor familiar with the Politically Incorrect Guides, it’s a series designed to correct the biases and inaccuracies that tend to creep into books on history, politics, and religion. Depending on […]

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