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Georgetown Gets It Right

 

You have to expect that any institution that is a couple centuries old will have a few incidents in its past it would like to forget. Georgetown University is a case in point. But to the credit of the administrators and the members of the Society of Jesus — better known as the Jesuits — […]

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Taking Trump Seriously and Literally

 

Washington Journalist Selena Zito famously summed up President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign when she wrote, “The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally.” In September 2016 when Zito’s apt assessment appeared in the Atlantic, Gallup reported its lowest approval rating ever — of the news media. […]

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Endangering the Life of a Child

 

A little girl should not be standing in the path of a bull. Now, I understand representational art fell out of fashion in the middle of the last century, but the idea is pretty simple: the artwork is supposed to look like something in the world. Kristen Visbal — the sculptor responsible for “Fearless Girl,” […]

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Winning Is for Losers

 

Democrats sure put a scare in Republicans this week and last. (Normally Republicans get scared just peeking into a mirror — just ask Rep. Jason Chaffetz.) First in Kansas, a Democrat came within 7 points of defeating a Republican in the special election to replace Mike Pompeo, now CIA director whom Roger Stone has taken […]

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After Champs-Elysées Attack: Short Guide to French Election

 

Who profits from the terrorism that, once again, claimed a policeman’s life in France? Will the outrage influence Sunday’s presidential election? If French security authorities confirm that the AK-47-armed gunman who shot up a police squad on the Champs-Elysées Friday was indeed directed, or at least inspired by, an Islamist terror movement, you can score […]

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Dirty Harry Reid’s Role in Obamagate

 

Last October, Harry Reid, the ruthlessly partisan former senator from Nevada, wrote a nasty and bumptious letter to FBI director James Comey. The letter remains a significant piece of evidence in Obamagate, as it confirms his role as conduit for Obama administration’s political espionage against Trump. “In my communications with you and other top officials […]

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Tom Perez: Existentialism in America

 

With a grotesque philippic, Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is now leveraging both anger and scatology to trash the Republican Party and engender partisan support. Yes, Perez is the DNC’s face to the world. This is the go-to guy of the political party with 18th century antecedents to Thomas Jefferson and […]

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A Navy SEAL’s Message to Graduates

 

Make Your Bed was in the top spot last week in a New York Times best-sellers list. The book by Naval SEAL Admiral William H. McRaven expands on his highly acclaimed commencement speech to the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin in May 2014. Four-Star Admiral McRaven, a Navy SEAL for 37 […]

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Killing O’Reilly

 

Do we live in Idiocracy or Anchorman? The fall of Ron Burgundy Bill O’Reilly suggests the latter movie. His stiletto-heeled pursuers shocked, shocked — yet another movie analogy — reaction to cable the talker noticing them for their appearance indicates that we live in the former. The headlines — “New Bill O’Reilly Accuser Said He […]

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Haze Gray and Underway: America’s Destroyers in the Pacific War

 

Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II’s Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron By John Wukovits (Da Capo Press, 320 pages, $28) In Tin Can Titans, naval historian and prolific author John Wukovits has given us an inspiring story of courage, duty, sacrifice, and devotion to country in the most trying […]

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