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Pennsylvania’s Entry Into Online Gaming May Kill Federal Ban Effort

 

The impending implementation of Pennsylvania online gaming could prove the tipping point that kills the Restore America’s Wire Act (RAWA), say some experts. In November, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a comprehensive gaming bill that allows not only online wagering in poker, casino and lottery games, but also wagers at airports, truck stops, and […]

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Thoughts for Opening a Serious DACA Discussion

 

Now that the Democrats, and their weakened Resistance during flu season, have caved and agreed to stop their much-ballyhooed Schumer Shutdown of the Federal Government, Republicans can look forward to continuing their assignment to lead America. Much is made, disingenuously, of the Republican “control of the Government” — the House of Representatives, the United States […]

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Trump Rescues Pro-Life Docs and Nurses

 

Last Thursday the Trump administration came to the rescue of pro-life nurses and doctors who accuse hospital employers-of pressuring them to perform abortions, against their religion. A new Conscience and Religious Freedom office within the Department of Health and Human Services will hear complaints from pro-life medical personnel who claim they’re getting fired or retaliated […]

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James Comey as Mr. Chips?

 

On the available evidence, it’s tempting to conclude that academe can’t get any goofier. Can’t sink any lower. But don’t ever say it. “Higher” education’s search for the bottom is apparently endless. Read on and be amazed. I don’t open the Wall Street Journal of a morning primarily for laughs. (Good thing, eh?) But there was a […]

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SpaceX Cronyism Is Symptomatic of Defense Contracting at Its Worst

 

Credible news outlets are reporting that a U.S. low-orbit satellite launch was a costly failure, and government officials are responding with crickets. Pentagon officials are directing all inquiries to SpaceX, the Elon Musk-led company that performed the launch. SpaceX, meanwhile, continues to claim that it is barred from commenting due to the mission’s classified nature, […]

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Mueller’s Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

 

Evidence of Robert Mueller’s hopelessly compromised investigation continues to accumulate. Now we learn that five months of texts between two members of his team plotting Trump’s demise have disappeared, a time period that covers many of the crucial moments of the probe. Imagine the rich harvest of texts Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page […]

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Circle Time in the Post-Binary Gender Era

 

It was a circle time like no other on the day that 10-year-old Muir shared his news with his grade four classmates. “Some of you have known I haven’t been an average girl,” he said. Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit! This was hardly an impromptu pronouncement. It was an event, and […]

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The Democratic Party of Today

 

Washington As the Democrats grow increasingly ravenous to have a shot at the presidency of President Donald Trump they are beginning to train their guns on the frontrunners for the nomination. That means they are contemplating finishing off Senator Elizabeth Warren long before 2020. They are taking aim at her claim to being an Indian […]

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Prosecutorial Collusion in the Fourth Estate: Anatomy of a Witch Hunt, Part 4

 

This is the fourth — and final — installment in a series of articles dissecting the prosecution of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (the first three parts are here, here, and here). Among the many parallels between the abuses of mercenary “special prosecutors” Kent Schaffer and Brian Wice and the out-of-control investigation being conducted by […]

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Mr. Modi Goes to Davos

 

The world’s intelligentsia and corporate and political leaders are meeting this week at Davos, hosted by the World Economic Forum — high in the Rhaetian Alps of Switzerland where 15 inches of snow are forecast for the next seven days. It is a pastoral winterscape, where the steeple of 13th century St. Johann pierces the […]

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