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On the Inhuman Condition

 

Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco
By Daniel J. Flynn
(ISI Books, 258 pages, $27.95)

Dan Flynn’s Cult City is not a happy read, but an instructive one.

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Democrats and the Rule of Lawyers

 

Cicero is remembered today as a great Roman orator, but few recall that he was a lawyer by trade. In fact, he first rose to public prominence by using his rhetorical skills to secure the acquittal of a man accused of patricide.

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Changes the GOP Should Love

 

I first ran into Heraclitus, a great Grecian shedder of tears, while writing in college about the fearful subject of Change. Heraclitus opined, in answer to my query about human disruptions: “The only thing permanent is change.”

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Fire

The Fire This Time

 

Sunday Wow. This has been some week. I will leave politics to someone else except to note that the shenanigans in Broward County are a disgrace to humanity. Why don’t we just give every Democrat two votes and be done with it. Plus, tonight at Pavilions a scarily dressed man asked me if I were […]

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Pittsburgh Anti-Semitism — the Selective Liberal Outrage

 

The terrorist massacre of eleven American Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue understandably received ample coverage in mainstream media. However, in the era of identity politics, the Pittsburgh tragedy conveniently fits the liberal narrative of racist bigotry: an anti-immigrant white male subscribing to neo-Nazi conspiracies targeting a liberal Jewish congregation.

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Postal

Stop Forcing U.S. Postal Service to Subsidize Chinese Mail

 

The e-commerce revolution that is transforming the American (and global) economy was “Made in the USA” by American entrepreneurs. However, it is being undercut by antiquated regulations from an international organization: the Universal Postal Union (UPU)

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Why I Vote With My Brain, Not My Uterus

 

Dear Self-Appointed Female Representatives,
Please stop calling me your woman. We may share biology but we do not share beliefs. Treating me that way by constantly assuming that I and millions of other women are part of the #WomensWave set to “sweep the world forward”

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What the Florida Count Tells Us About How Trump Stole 2016 From Hillary

 

There is a passage in the Talmud about a grubby fellow who had a propensity to insult people he did not like by calling them “slave.” It was two thousand years ago, but still a weird kind of insult in that time, place, and community. When one of the leading rabbis of the region was […]

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Macron Insults Trump in Paris

 

It was perfectly stupid of French President Emmanuel Macron to say nice things about Marshall Philippe Pétain as commemorative ceremonies were getting under way to mark Armistice Day. General Pétain, as he then was, commanded French forces during the year-long battle of Verdun in 1916, World War I. About a million men died, with neither […]

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Not For Long

 

OK, so the Democrats did manage to pick up enough House seats — 32 as of Sunday night, with perhaps a couple more to be awarded after recounts of too-close-to-call races — to make Nancy Pelosi the next Speaker of the House. At least, President Trump and the Republicans aiming to reverse the results of […]

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