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A Muslim Guy Who Just Wants to Get the Girl

 

In the excellent “The Big Sick” Kumail Nanjiani tells an immigrant’s love story. His faith stays where it belongs: in the personal, not the public space.

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Use of Force: An Interview With Brad Thor

 

Brad Thor: Soft target attacks will continue in the U.S. and Europe. You will also see more unstable people “cook off” and begin taking the law into their own hands, attacking innocent Muslims as we recently saw at the Finsbury Park Mosque in London. We will all continue to lose in this case. The best thing we can do to empower Muslim reformers is to keep up the pressure on the Islamic world to reform. When Islamic terror attacks happen, that is precisely the time we should be calling the Muslim world out; demanding that they take concrete steps to reform. We should also keep up unrelenting pressure for them to embrace true democracy across the Muslim world. Radical Islam takes root where there is no freedom and spreads its poison around the globe. The greatest counter to that poison is freedom.

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Today’s Whiskey Is Not Yesterday’s — Thank Goodness

 

Some years ago, I attended a tasting where the representative of a well-known Scotch company claimed the whisky his firm makes today tastes the same as it did 150 years ago. This was blatant nonsense. The tipple in question is a blended whisky, meaning it was made from the products of numerous other distilleries. Many […]

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Imagine if Johnny Manziel Had Keyshawn Johnson for a Dad and Mike Riley for a Coach

 

So Keyshawn Johnson is not happy with his pot-smoking dummy son Keyshawn Johnson, Jr. His son got caught by campus police with pot and drug paraphernalia: Keyshawn Johnson Jr. — one of the most touted wide receiver recruits in recent Nebraska football history — is taking an extended leave of absence from the Husker program […]

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A Furious Mother Picks Up a Gun

 

This has been a good spring for films about brilliant children and ill children. Not that I’m complaining. Gifted was moving and well done, as was Everything, Everything. Now we have an odd film that combines elements of both: The Book of Henry by director Colin Trevorrow, his first effort after the wildly successful reboot […]

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London A-blaze!

 

Around 12:54 am BST a 24 story high apartment complex in West London near Notting Hill, was engulfed in flames after a fire broke out on the second floor by an unknown cause; sources suggest all 24 floors were affected. The complex is said to house over 120 apartments and up to 600 residents. Shortly […]

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Bill Cosby Expanding the Racial Divide

 

Famed comedian Bill Cosby, known for his role in The Cosby Show, and breaking racial stereotypes regarding the African-American experience, has re-entered the limelight after being accused by 35 women of sexual assault. On October 16, 2014, comedian Hannibal Buress made a joke mocking Cosby’s public persona: “Pull your pants up black people, I was […]

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Average Boy Beats Talented Girl Runner: Title IX is Dead

 

This might be the most offensive transgender story yet: Hormone-free, muscled-boy with long dreadlocks decides to run against girls because he’s too slow to run against boys and, big shocker, he wins. The local newspaper’s framing of the issue is hilariously, also pathetically, politically correct. No sense of injustice for the biological girl who lost […]

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Stan Stands Up

 

Stan Wawrinka, 2015 singles champion at the Internationaux de France, represents maturity in tennis professionalism. He has a calm demeanor on court, without the adolescent body language that persists in many athletes, and tennis players in particular, well into their careers. Nothing wrong with this, it is who they are and you could even say […]

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Sophisticated Man Is Stupid

 

“Man is stupid, you know, phenomenally stupid; or rather he is not at all stupid, but he is so ungrateful that you could not find another like him in all creation. I, for instance, would not be in the least surprised if all of a sudden, apropos of nothing, in the midst of general prosperity […]

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