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The Dark State of Political Correctness

 

Strange, but in the final editing of my book, which is much concerned with the American conservative movement, I cannot find a single mention of the “alt-right.” I don’t know what the alt-right is, or anyone in it. Perhaps it supplants the “New Right” — which was more aggressive than the “Old Right”? I’ve never […]

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2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel — Read the Fine Print

 

We’re told the 2018 Chevy Cruze diesel will be capable of 52 MPG on the highway. But read the fine print. And then the bold print. Yes, the car will be capable of 52 MPG on the highway… if you order it with the six-speed manual transmission. With the automatic, the number drops by 5 […]

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Charlotte Survives NBA’s Bathroom Boycott

 

The potty police, a.k.a. the NBA and the NFL, are at it again, siding with extreme leftist ideology over democracy, states’ rights, and common human decency. At issue are transgender restrooms. This weekend’s NBA All-Star game host was the City of New Orleans. You’ll recall the original host was to be Charlotte, but the NBA reneged […]

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75 Years Ago: Churchill and the Fall of Singapore

 

“There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away… people can face peril or misfortune with fortitude and buoyancy, but they bitterly resent being deceived or finding that those responsible for their affairs are themselves dwelling in a fool’s paradise.”  —Winston S. Churchill, 1950 On […]

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Airbnb and Property Rights Don’t Go Together

 

For defenders of the so-called “sharing economy,” companies like the housing-sharing website Airbnb and the ride-sharing app Uber are near-sacred. In the case of Uber, “sharing” enthusiasts argue that the company is a symbol of disruption against an anticompetitive status quo. In the case of Airbnb, it offers a similar defense, with the added point […]

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Trump Is Beating the Media at Its Own Game

 

Once asked by an aide to respond to a letter to the editor from one of his critics, Vladimir Lenin refused, saying: “Why should we bother to reply to Kautsky? He would reply to us, and we would have to reply to his reply. There’s no end to that. It will be quite enough for […]

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Nouns and Verbs and Obama Do Not Agree

 

Washington Did you know this? “Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama.” Frankly, I did not know President Obama was so wedded to books and the printed word as to be compared to […]

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Slightly Altered Script?

 

As a lifetime fan of the sweet science — Dad and I never missed Friday Night Fights back in the day — it’s no surprise that I enjoy watching Sean Spicer mix it up with the White House press corps. Watching the tone of these séances on a daily basis, I would suggest Sean change […]

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‘Acceptable Debate’ in the Washington Post

 

Today, Trump White House official Sebastian Gorka is “profiled” — targeted in a scope, is more like it — in the Washington Post, which, of course, is owned by Jeff Bezos, as most people seem to know, and whose Amazon Web Services, most people don’t seem to know, has developed a $600 million computing cloud for […]

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The Trump Effect

 

Presidents Day. L.A. Off in a drizzle to my 12 step meeting. It has been raining steadily here most of the winter. It’s like living in a dimly lit aquarium. The “climate change” nuts had been telling us that we humans had caused the drought and now we were going to have 500 years of […]

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