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‘A Giant Tax Cut for Christmas’

 

Republicans on Capitol Hill affirmed on Wednesday reaching an agreement reconciling the Senate and House versions of the tax bill. This accomplishment perhaps eclipses the actual passage in both houses of the bill(s?), which reads as two distinct pieces of legislation despite House Speaker Paul Ryan, in a discussion with Fox News, calling the two […]

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Keep Your Hypocrisy-Stained Hands Off Our President

 

There is a profound difference between (i) the soap-opera charges now being leveled by some opportunistic women against President Donald Trump and leveraged for cheap political gain by the Gillibrand Hypocrites within the Democrat Party and (ii) the pants-dropping of The Icon, John Conyers, and the butt-squeezing, tongue-slithering obscenities of Sen. Al Franken (who now […]

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The FDA’s Farm Failure

 

Under the leadership of Scott Gottlieb, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the potential to embrace innovation and shed its reputation of being a slow-moving, politically manipulated agency. But there are problems that need to be addressed. For example, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says the FDA can’t enforce its own rule on […]

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On One Senator Calling Another a Slut

 

Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren running against President Trump as the Democrats’ version of Trump? The only other explanation for a tweet of hers Tuesday, the one where she called Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York a “slut,” is that it was some horrible mistake. But then she went and talked to a bunch of reporters […]

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The Wealth Gap Between White and Black in America

 

Now for a few words about money and race. It’s hardly a secret that black households in this country as a group are substantially less well off than white families. The income gap between white and black families has narrowed over recent decades. But the disparity between what black households own in dollars and cents […]

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The Revolution Eats Its Own

 

As I ponder the lengthening list of alleged sexual offenders drawn from Hollywood, the arts, the media, and politics, I am moved to wonder why are the overwhelming majority of the accused prominent luminaries of the left. Those accused on the right claim utter innocence including Bill O’Reilly, who nonetheless paid out a fortune to accusers — go figguh, as they say in Brooklyn. At any rate, the lefties constitute the growing multitude.

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Thanks a Lot, Chauncey Gardner

 

If you’re looking for an understanding of the bone-grinding groupthink stupidity of a political elite, one effective means of doing so is to watch Being There, a 1979 movie starring Peter Sellers as a mentally retarded gardener on the estate of a wealthy Washington, DC businessman who is thrust, through a series of misunderstandings and […]

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Playing to Lose

 

In Alabama, the Democrats played to win, the Republicans played to lose, and both got what they wanted. The media had declared victory no matter the outcome, hoping for a Jones win but also salivating over the prospect of using Moore as the poster boy of the GOP for the next year. “It was a […]

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California’s Infrastructure Is Crumbling (When It’s Not Burning)

 

Sacramento When I first moved to California from Ohio in the 1990s, I spotted a postcard in a gift shop that noted the state’s four seasons: wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes and riots. The postcard wasn’t entirely wrong. Outside of drought years, the state does suffer through a regular cycle of fires, slides and earthquakes, although the […]

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The War of Wars Analyzed to the Third Decimal Place

 

Yes, Virginia, after thousands of books, lectures, debates, veteran memoirs, and documentaries, there is still something to say about World War II that advances our knowledge of that tragic, deadly and totally unnecessary world conflagration that claimed 65 million lives and changed the shape of the world. Military historian and Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson says it in his huge, dense, and important new book.

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