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Triumphant Trump and Carefree Cruz

 

Houston If Donald Trump’s good humor infects even the most sober of politicians, his ebullience positively electrifies crowds. Tonight, Houston is electrified. Jolted, energized and best of all, enjoying itself on the way into one of the tightest midterm elections ever. Win or lose, the Cruz Crew and the Trump acolytes are have a grand […]

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Celebrating the Light Bulb and Human Achievement

 

On October 21, 1879 Thomas Edison ran an electric current through a carbonized filament of cotton thread suspended in a glass vacuum tube. It glowed for nearly 14 hours, into the next day. Consequently, Edison and his team had invented the first truly workable light bulb. It is appropriate that when an idea lights up […]

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The Ben Sasse Hannity Attack

 

Nebraska’s Republican Senator Ben Sasse has a new book out. The book, is titled Them: Why We Hate Each Other — and How to Heal. I should note at the beginning that the Senator has a cordial relationship with the Spectator’s Editor in Chief, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. So my dissent here on the Senator’s […]

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The Transhumanist Bill of Wrongs

 

Transhumanists have seen the future and it is authoritarian. More specifically, it is both authoritarian and anti-human. To make matters even worse, transhumanism would coercively bankrupt the world economy. Beyond that, it’s a pipe dream that threatesn venerable Western values. What’s not to like? For those who may not know, transhumanism is an increasingly influential […]

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Is There an Algorithm in the House?

 

Amazon killed Sears, Toys R Us, and Borders. Can it save our healthcare system? The company further fueled speculation about its desire to venture from its rainforest into the healthcare jungle through a recent job posting. The Amazon Benefits Department seeks a math whiz to “analyze data to help identify opportunities to improve employee wellbeing […]

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The Caravan Moves On

 

“We are going to reach the United States,” declares one Erasmo Duarte, as he and a couple of thousand would-be Americanos hike northward through Mexico toward the Promised Land. With scant appreciation, I’m afraid, as to the non-welcome in store for them at the Rio Grande border and points west. The marchers say they’re coming. Donald […]

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A World Series for the Ages?

 

It starts tonight. And there’s every expectation it will be a dandy. I speak of course of the 2018 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers, two of the most storied franchises in the Grand Old Game. Both teams are loaded with talent. Neither team won its league championship by […]

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Resist the Invasion, Win the Midterms

 

In general, the idea of killing two birds with one stone is best eschewed; it seldom works. It is better to do focus on one thing at a time, get the job done, move on. Sometimes, fate intervenes. By some fluke — is it really, though? — we find our southern borders threatened by a […]

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Andrew Gillum, a Flailing Flim-Flam Artist

 

Wags call Florida God’s waiting room. It is a state full of seniors, many of them self-imposed exiles from New York and the Northeast. Unlike Andrew Gillum, they don’t fear warming; they seek it. They don’t clamor for higher taxes; they avoid them. President Trump warns that a victorious Gillum could turn Florida into Venezuela. […]

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The Crown Prince Is a Total Fraud

 

After spending the last two weeks lying about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi — claiming that he left the consulate in Istanbul — Riyadh is lying again. He died, the regime now insists, in a fist fight. The royal family left unexplained the arrival and sudden departure of a 15-man squad including a forensics specialist carrying […]

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