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Christopher C. Hull
by | Jun 4, 2018

As the late, great novelist Joseph Heller wrote in his hilarious, terrifying novel of World War II’s insanity Catch-22, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” Or, as Andrew C. McCarthy III, former Assistant United States Attorney for…

by | Sep 27, 2013

A couple of days ago, the word on the street was that J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. would have to take a $3 billion hit in order to reach a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over charges that it…

by | Aug 12, 2013

They used to say the Phil Mickelson was the best golfer never to win a major. Mickelson broke through with his first major after a dozen years on the circuit, including 17 top-ten finishes and six second- or third-place finishes between…

by | Aug 5, 2013

British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey had a terrible premonition as he saw the gas lights being lit in London on the evening of August 3, 1914. Knowing that Britain would declare war on Germany the next day, he was…

by | Aug 2, 2013

Asked to name his worst failing, Barack Obama surprised the adoring Barbara Walters with a one-word answer — “Laziness.” “You lazy?” she gasped. “You know, it’s interesting,” the president mused in an interview that aired Dec. 23, 2011. “There’s a…

by | Jul 11, 2013

How did the Great Sphinx at Giza — with the body of a lion and the head of King Khafre — lose his nose? It was not through long exposure (some 4,000 years) to the elements. Rather, it was an…

by | Jul 4, 2013

Give the Islamic government under the just-deposed Egyptian president this much credit: It was the Obama administration’s equal in economic illiteracy and incompetence. Mohammed Morsi tried to control prices and supply in Egypt’s energy sector in the same way that…

by | Jun 24, 2013

During the Berlin Airlift, U.S. Air Force Colonel Gail Halvorsen — the original Candy Bomber — dropped chocolates, chewing gun, and other treats for children on the streets of Soviet-blockaded West Berlin. Soon other U.S. air crews did the same…

by | Jun 3, 2013

If ours were a parliamentary democracy like Great Britain, Barack Obama might be on his way out — or already gone. They have something called a vote of no confidence, which provides a quick and easy means of jettisoning a…

by | May 31, 2013

Admirers sometimes say that Barack Obama is too cerebral in not letting his emotions show. But he went all gushy in one telling moment in his speech last week at the National Defense University. That was when he paused to…

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