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Marked for Death 40 Years Ago, Jim Jones’s Nemesis Survives His Prophecy


Forty years ago Sunday, Jim Jones orchestrated the deaths of 918 people in Guyana. He blamed one man, also in Guyana at the time, for Peoples Temple’s demise and hoped aloud that his followers would murder him. “Can they not talk to San Francisco to see that [Tim] Stoen does not get by with this […]

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Kavanatti #HeToo


So it looks like Michael Avenatti has been busted for busting some woman’s face. The Los Angeles Police Department, not a Trump stronghold, arrested him on Wednesday on charges of felony domestic violence. According to TMZ, a publication that somehow not only breaks the inside scoops on these outlier celebrity incidents, but that also has […]

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Obama Judges Can’t Save Dem Losers


Obama-appointed federal judges have brazenly rewritten election statutes to favor Democrats challenging the outcomes of races in Florida and Georgia. In both states, however, the apparent losers haven’t benefited from arbitrary changes these partisan jurists made in the laws by which election officials are legally bound. Thursday, for example, an Obama appointee changed the rules […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2.0


Recently, Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, took a nasty fall and fractured three ribs. The judge has endured several health problems in recent years, surviving two battles with cancer, having a heart stent implanted, and previously breaking ribs in 2012. As she is a stalwart liberal vote on the Court, the possibility […]

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Florida Almost Certainly Has a Republican Governor-Elect


After the results of required machine recount are in, it is almost a dead-bang certainty that Republican Ron DeSantis will be certified as the winner of Florida’s governor’s race next Tuesday. In the recount, which cost the state a packet, led to numerous lawsuits, and to a bunch of heated accusations by representatives of both […]

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A Second Round of Soundings on Items in the News


(Sounding: noun, the act of measuring the depths or the heights) Packing the Courts Following the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh, the Democrats and liberals are suggesting that Congress add two seats to the U.S. Supreme Court. Two can play this game. President Trump could encourage all federal judges, at both trial and appellate levels, over a […]

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Cardinal Tobin to TAS: Yes, Italian Actor Francesco Castiglione Lived at My Rectory


Baltimore Some nasty sleet covered Baltimore on early Thursday morning. Looking at a twenty-minute walk in it, I nearly scotched my plan to walk over to the Inner Harbor Marriott to see if I could catch Cardinal Joseph Tobin checking out of the hotel after the U.S. bishops’ conference wrapped up at it. I wanted […]

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The Case Against Jamal Benomar Intensifies


It will fall to Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, to decide whether to accept the diplomatic immunity claim being cited a former UN official accused of helping Qatar hack former RNC chairman Elliott Broidy. Attorneys for the former UN official, Jamal Benomar, are citing Benomar’s diplomatic status with Morocco’s Permanent Mission to the […]

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California’s Burning Once Again


Sacramento As California’s particularly vicious wildfire season raged on, President Donald Trump and outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown couldn’t help but use the tragedies to grind their own particular policy axes. Both of them touched on some reasonable points, but I was left wishing they’d just shut up, tend to their bread-and-butter responsibilities, and articulate whatever […]

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Soros Money Standing Behind Climate Activism in Texas


A George Soros-funded government attorney in Texas has been leading the charge against a chemical manufacturing company that stands accused of jeopardizing the public safety. The optics of the case have not been good for the company. But the money trail that flows between Soros and elected officials comes with its own baggage and points […]

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