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The 100-Yard Dash

 

We’re all playing the 100-day game, and it’s kind of silly. What’s Trump done since January 20 last? But that’s like asking who won the first 100 yards in a marathon. The only game that really matters is the 1,285 game. That’s the number of days till the 2020 election. But then the mind does […]

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American Whiskey Trail Tour, Day 5

 

Don’t get me wrong — Jack Daniel’s is a very impressive company. Its sales growth over the past 40 years is mind-boggling. During the 1970 and 1980s, most American whiskeys saw their sales drop. They laid off workers and cut back on capital upgrades. But not company the Jasper Newton Daniel started 150 years ago. […]

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The CREATES Act Is Back

 

This past Thursday, April 27, a major piece of legislation that deserves far more attention made its debut in the Senate. I refer to the “Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act of 2017,” abbreviated as the CREATES Act of 2017. While this bill originally was scheduled to debut back in February, apparently […]

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Susan Rice’s Revealing Twitter Account

 

Susan Rice’s Twitter account is one of many windows on her partisanship. Even in the midst of an investigation into her political espionage, she can’t resist a few feverish re-tweets. The most remarkable one came on Thursday. It was a re-tweet of a reckless column by E.J. Dionne that seeks to revive, sans evidence, the […]

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Dear Canada, No More Trees Please

 

Wondering where the impetus for President Trump’s recent actions slapping tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber came from? A simple phrase helps to figure it out: cui bono — who benefits? The answer to that is fairly simple: the American lumber industry. Unsurprisingly, that is exactly who pushed these tariffs. Unfortunately, if you’re planning on buying a house, […]

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More Guns, Less Crime Redux

 

People who hate gun violence should move to a community with a high rate of gun ownership. That’s the counterintuitive takeaway of a new analysis of murder in the United States. John Lott’s Crime Prevention Center looked at violence in the U.S. Most murders take place in two percent of counties. More than half of […]

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Sean Hannity Leads Fight Against Media Fascism

 

Sean Hannity has had enough. Good for him. The other day, after being falsely accused of sexual harassment — an accusation that was hastily withdrawn the moment Hannity announced he was hiring lawyers to defend himself from this slanderous inanity — Sean spent some time on his television show on April 26 talking about not […]

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American Whiskey Trail Tour, Day 4

 

Thirty years ago, most whiskey distilleries were lonely places — industrial factories in remote rural areas. For the most part, the proprietors of these places saw themselves as manufacturers, the first tier in the three-tier system. They made whiskey, which was then trucked away. Customers were far removed. Some, but not many, folks might drop […]

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What Ivanka Should Have Said Upon Being Booed in Germany

 

So I see that Ivanka Trump was booed and jeered at a gathering of power women in Germany a few days ago. She responded with her customary politesse. But as I thought about it the consciousness came to me that Ivanka Trump might have been more assertive. She might have said, “I am a person, […]

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Down They Come: Mitch Landrieu’s Revenge

 

As he nears the end of his two terms as the Big Easy’s mayor, the truth about Mitch Landrieu is he has a staggeringly meager legacy. This is true of most politicians. It’s particularly true of most urban Democrat politicians, and even more particularly true of that sub-genre since the Democrats have mastered the art […]

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