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Throw Combinations in Montana

 

My sources in Missoula have read me portions of the Montana GOP’s secret campaign manual. The top three electoral principles there, according to the source, are, (1) use your jab, (2) throw combinations, and (3) work the body. The manual refers to candidates as “contenders.” OK, just having a little fun with the latest news […]

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Parkinson’s NATO

 

My favorite line in President Trump’s remarks at NATO’s fancy digs in Brussels today came toward the end, “And I never asked once what the new NATO Headquarters cost.” I wish he had. Here’s what Joseph Harriss reported in our pages six years ago (April 2011) in his cover story, “NATO Reconsidered”: With policymakers on […]

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Stolen Valor: The Fake History From a Real Historian That Fooled Presidents and Publishers

 

“Thank you for providing documentation in support of your claim of having received a Purple Heart Medal,” the Veterans Administration informed an ailing William Manchester three years prior to the prolific author’s death that provided the sad coda to 2004’s Memorial Day Weekend. “Unfortunately, the documentation you provided is not sufficient for us to make […]

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A Bit of This, A Bit of That

 

“Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.” —Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride For this week’s installment in this space, The American Spectator’s editors indulged me in allowing an escape from the limitation of one topic per column, for which I am thankful. Attempting as a columnist to sort meaning from […]

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Trump Should Ignore Pope’s Prattle About Paris Deal

 

The Vatican under the frenetic political activism of Pope Francis has become a nest of extreme environmentalists. Operating almost like an annex of Greenpeace and the Sierra Club, Francis’s Vatican has held a series of conferences and events that promote the rawest and most aggressive theories of “climate change.” As the ultra-left Nation has pointed out, even […]

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Johnson & Johnson’s War on Affordable Healthcare

 

Last week, industry executives from Johnson & Johnson, including J&J Vision North America President Peter Menziuso, conducted meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill to “deliver a message to Congress about eye care, patient safety and the importance of ‘in-person vision care’ provided by optometrists.” They focused the bulk of their energy on influential members, such […]

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TC Heartland Is Not a Magic Bullet

 

Early this week, the Supreme Court dropped yet another historic ruling on the subject of patent law. In fact, not only was the decision historic, but it was historically correct. That case, TC Heartland v. Kraft, a seemingly innocuous dispute over flavored drink mixes, amounts to a sweeping rejection of the legal strategy employed by […]

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California Wants to Make Health Care a ‘Right’

 

Sacramento A Bay Area Assemblyman got an earful last week as he pushed a largely symbolic bill that would have made it legal for California public employees to be members of the Communist Party. Rob Bonta of Oakland contritely withdrew the measure, which had passed out of committee, after leaders from the state’s large Vietnamese […]

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Useless Tools Have No Evidence Against Trump

 

Just to clarify, so my tiny brain can understand: The FBI had intelligence and evidence on the Orlando “loser,” the Boston brother “losers,” the Fort Lauderdale airport “loser.” At best, they were negligent in their investigations, and, at worst, they utterly dropped the ball. Yet they and every other committee investigating the President have zero, […]

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Trump at the Vatican: The Secret Transcript

 

Your Holiness, thank you for inviting me here. I am so honored. You know that a majority of American Catholics voted for me last November. It made the difference. States like Pennsylvania, Michigan. I wouldn’t be here without their support. And I am honored for that too. Some Catholics didn’t support me, of course. But […]

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