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What’s Wrong With These People?

 

Here’s a question: How long have Republicans been running for federal office on repealing Obamacare, in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s terminology, “Root and branch”? Answer: since 2010. Outside of the 2012 election, which was a clear outlier influenced by a number of factors which had nothing to do with healthcare policy, the 2010-2016 period […]

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The Rotting Big Apple

 

As New York City’s descent into pre-Giuliani disorder and squalor continues, Mayor Bill de Blasio busies himself with left-wing causes beyond satire. This week he unveiled a “cultural plan,” which consists largely of threatening museums with budgetary cuts unless they bump up their “diversity” hires. The Big Apple’s museums are too “elitist,” said de Blasio. […]

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The Strange War on Alcohol Advertising

 

Earlier this year, there began a drum beat to ban drinks advertising. There was the Washington Post, which ran an article titled, “For women, heavy drinking has been normalized. That’s dangerous.” To ensure readers were sufficiently panicked, they included “Nine charts that show how white women are drinking themselves to death.” The authors fingered alcohol […]

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Longing for Moral Character in ‘Dunkirk’

 

The early buzz about Dunkirk has been strong. Long before the movie’s release, its Twitter account started garnering followers. Comparisons abound to Saving Private Ryan, the Steven Spielberg film, and the Spielberg-produced series Band of Brothers. Dunkirk is supposed to be one of the great movies of the summer; a Christopher Nolan masterpiece based on […]

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Tony Blair Struts and Frets His Hour Upon the Stage to Frustrate the People’s Brexit

 

Nothing so annoys an audience as the artless ham who simply won’t get off the stage, trying their patience. Just so former prime minister Tony Blair, as he loiters on the UK political stage, with his incessant need for the spotlight, as put-upon Britons await the needful theatre hook to yank him back to the […]

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Special Counsel Reaches Down Russian Rabbit Holes

 

Who investigates the investigators? Bloomberg reports that special counsel Robert Mueller expanded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to include “examining a broad range of transactions involving [Donald] Trump’s businesses as well as his associates.” The transactions not only involve “associates” but, in some cases, date back a decade. The deals […]

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Adios, Johnny Reb

 

Tampa In line with other jumpy elected officials in jurisdictions below the Mason and Dixon, county commissioners in Hillsborough County, Florida voted 4-2 Wednesday to remove the monument to Confederate soldiers that has stood in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa for more than a century, doing no discernible harm to anyone. Jim […]

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A Bronx Cheer for the Republicans Who Sunk BCRA

 

David Hogberg is pleased with Senators Rand Paul, Jerry Moran, and Mike Lee for sinking the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). Hogberg believes that “McConnellCare,” as he has dubbed it, needed to be scuttled and that these alleged Republicans, along with Maine RINO Susan Collins, have done the nation a service by sending a torpedo […]

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Rights to Life, Liberty, Property Deemed Optional

 

Let’s play a game. You get one swing at destroying the rule of law. We’ve got three contestants. Who wants to go first? Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that trials are a nuisance and that brown people with cash will be presumed guilty of something something drugs something something. Civil asset forfeiture has […]

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An 820-lb. Wild Hog Is Rooting Around Your Front Porch: What’s the Protocol?

 

Wade Seago of Samson, Alabama, knew something was amiss when his daughter started screaming and his schnauzer started barking. From a window he could see that his dog, Cruiser, had cornered a wild hog — a very, very big wild hog — about five yards from the family’s front porch. The Seago place sprawls over […]

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