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Smoking Elizabeth Warren’s Peace Pipe

By | October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Smoking Elizabeth Warren’s Peace Pipe
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About the laboratory that “analyzed” Elizabeth Warren’s DNA: the trailer with dented aluminum siding and dirt-covered windows, whose owner is a former osteopath and itinerant preacher, in whose absence the vinyl floor tile has bubbled and buckled while a rod of fluorescent light hangs overhead like a partially severed limb, its red and blue wires exposed like a serpentine duo between the radial artery and the Median cubital vein—amidst the shards of glass, burnt matchsticks, soda

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Assault on Aisle Three!

By | October 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Assault on Aisle Three!
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Big news. You might have heard about this. It was all over the TV. A woman went public with a claim that a young man sexually assaulted her.

No, this isn’t about Christine Blasey Ford and her dubious claims against Brett Kavanaugh. And this incident didn’t happen a long time ago in a house far, far away. It just happened.

In a Brooklyn Deli.

Don’t wait for the punchline. This isn’t a joke. This is serious. Sexual assault is not funny. Even if it occurs amidst the pastrami and the potato

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We Have a Word for People Like You . . .

By | October 17th, 2018|Comments Off on We Have a Word for People Like You . . .
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It used to be cool to be cool in high school. “Grease” was the word, and Danny Zuko was the guy. He was the guy every other guy wanted to be like. And Olivia Newton John’s Sandy was the girl the other girls wished they could infect with a severe case of the cooties, so they could take her place in Danny’s arms.

But all that’s changed. Danny’s now a pariah for the way he treated these girls. He’s being pilloried for what he did, and even more for what he didn’t do. It doesn’t

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A Trump Card of a Signature

By | October 17th, 2018|Comments Off on A Trump Card of a Signature
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Let Romeo and Juliet philosophize about the meaning of names and roses. Let the Montagues and Capulets wage their own Wars of the Roses, while their respective houses collapse into homicide and suicide, because in the real world—in a world in which the White House is triumphant—the president’s signature is more important than any other name. It is a seismogram of a signature: a series of oversized peaks and valleys, wrought by a Cross Century II Black Lacquer and Gold Rollerball Pen;

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Hillary’s Useful Idiots Revisited

By | October 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Hillary’s Useful Idiots Revisited
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Two years ago on this day, I published my first article ever with American Greatness, titled “Hillary’s Useful Idiots.” The overarching thesis of the piece was that if Hillary Clinton won, #NeverTrumpers would be thrown under the bus by the Left the instant they started disagreeing with her, as they inevitably would.

Speaking of figures like Ben Shapiro and Erick Erickson, who had not abandoned their socially conservative bona fides, I asked, “Do they not realize the Left will lump them in

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Required Reading – October 15 Evening Update

By | October 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Required Reading – October 15 Evening Update
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Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Republican Leader McCarthy Files a ‘Build the Wall’ Bill, But No Action Until December

“Just weeks before the midterm election, House Republican leaders finally have gotten around to one of the most popular planks of President Trump’s presidential campaign — building a wall on the Southwest border.[…]  McCarthy is not the first Republican to introduce such legislation. […]

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Required Reading – October 15 Afternoon Update

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Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Pompeo: Roadblocks to State Department Staffing

“In order to conduct U.S. foreign policy, the State Department needs its full team in place. Today, there are more than 60 State Department nominees awaiting confirmation in the United States Senate. That’s more than a quarter of all the senior-level confirmable positions at the Department. These are excellent candidates, a mix of

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Required Reading – October 15

By | October 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Required Reading – October 15
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Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Harper: Still hostile: News coverage of President Trump is 92 percent negative, study finds

“‘In four weeks, Americans go to the polls for the midterm elections that the news media are casting as a referendum on the Trump presidency. Over the summer, the broadcast networks have continued to pound Donald Trump and his team with the most hostile coverage of a President in TV news

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hillary Clinton

By | October 14th, 2018|Comments Off on The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hillary Clinton
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Imagine sacrificing your personality for power. Imagine having to personify a stereotype, whose kitchen cabinet is just that: not a brain trust of domestic advisers, but a picture of domesticity; of a housewife who struggles to look the part—who never manages to play the part—no matter her change in clothes or her use of cosmetics, because her changes are of a purely cosmetic nature; of a spouse who softens her eyes without changing her vision, switching her glasses for contact lenses; of a

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‘First Man’ Crashes and Burns

By | October 14th, 2018|Comments Off on ‘First Man’ Crashes and Burns
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Get woke, go broke, as the sages say. Not even a rave review from Vox could save it. Breitbart’s John Nolte delivers the news:

First Man tanked at the box office, coming in well below expectations, with just a $16.2 million opening weekend.

At worst, the story of Neil Armstrong’s historic trip to the moon was projected to do much better, anywhere between $19 million and $21 million. Keep in mind, though, that those projections are usually downplayed as a means to save face and to inspire

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Ben Sasse’s Dangerous Romanticism

By | October 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Ben Sasse’s Dangerous Romanticism
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Ben Sasse has a new book out he’d like you to read. Of course he does.

In the Wall Street Journal, he has an op-ed based on his new book, Them: Why We Hate Each Other—And How To Heal. Them, Sasse’s second book, follows swiftly on the heels of his first book published last year. I had no idea Article I of the Constitution mandated book writing requirements for senators but I digress.

I’ll focus on this paragraph that sums up his argument:

More Republicans and Democrats are placing politics

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The Absurdity of ‘The Man in the High Castle’

By | October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on The Absurdity of ‘The Man in the High Castle’
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Look at our spacious skies, whose blessings we welcome and whose blights we fear, as Mother Nature is both the goddess of the fruited plain and the governess of famine across the Plains. She can rain her fury upon us, but no foreign army dares descend from our ocean of a sky.

No country is foolish enough to darken our airspace with pestilence, so its paratroopers may dive to their deaths; as if the Hun could enslave what not even the Confederacy could destroy; as if the descendants of slave

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McKibben Stirs the Mob on Climate Change

By | October 10th, 2018|Comments Off on McKibben Stirs the Mob on Climate Change
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According to CNN hosts, no one should use the “mob.” Therefore, I intend to use it as much as possible just to see Don Lemon lose his mind.

Anyhoo, the Left is in a frenzy this week following the release of the latest doomsday report on anthropogenic global warming, also known as climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change now warns that we must limit the rise of global temperatures to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius; if not, floods, fires and other bad stuff will start wiping

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Apples of Gold, Pictures of Silver

By | October 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Apples of Gold, Pictures of Silver
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Now that Justice Brett Kavanaugh is safely ensconced on the Supreme Court, I can finally talk about a recent op-ed by Claremont McKenna College professor George Thomas (this is a little thing called prudence, Sen. Sasse). In his piece, “Don’t forget about Kavanaugh’s troubling legal philosophy,” Thomas wonders about Kavanaugh’s method of constitutional interpretation: textualism.

Thomas notes that a straight appeal to the text of the Constitution alone is insufficient because “aside from

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When Susan Met Christine

By | October 8th, 2018|Comments Off on When Susan Met Christine
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Most women, at one time or another, have faked it.” So said Sally to Harry.

Sally never met Christine Blasey Ford, but she was exactly right.

Yet, when the Senate Judiciary Committee met Christine, all we heard—both from Democrats and Republicans—was how credible she was.

Why? Mainly because the loony #Resistance insisted that women never lie. And doubting Dr. Ford’s claims would have hurt her feelings, which were still very raw because of the alleged altercation with Kavanaugh and

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Richard Blumenthal: Reporting for Duty

By | October 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Richard Blumenthal: Reporting for Duty
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Psychological trauma does not need a physical trigger. You do not have to be an eyewitness to evil to testify to its effects. You do not have to visit a killing field to speak of the forces that haunt the grounds and hallow the innocents beneath the ground: the survivors who died in the arms of their liberators, instead of at the feet of their captors; the slaves who were felled by starvation and finished by the privations of the Final Solution; the emancipated few among the emaciated many,

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Amazon’s River of Implacable Force and Inscrutable Intention

By | October 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Amazon’s River of Implacable Force and Inscrutable Intention
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An illiterate society has no heart, while an innumerate one has no head. The two are a license for the few to experiment with the many, to test a wealth of theories and to exhaust the nation’s wealth, to have the machinations to reduce people to machines, to have algorithms make us comply until we revolt in the ultimate act of noncompliance—we die.

Death is, alas, not an escape but an error: an analog scratch in a digital world, which awaits not an upgrade by nature but the

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Someone Needs to Hold Ben Sasse

By | October 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Someone Needs to Hold Ben Sasse
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In many ways, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) embodies everything wrong with Washington. He whines about the Senate’s impotence, but has no legislative achievements of his own. He ridicules his colleagues for craving media attention, but is a regular on cable news and Sunday talk shows. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, he has been silent on Spygate and FISAgate and Justice Department corruption, but speaks up whenever he sees an opportunity to criticize a president he did not support. And he

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Elite Evangelicals: Ruling Class Flunkies

By | October 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Elite Evangelicals: Ruling Class Flunkies
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Elite Evangelicals are puppets on strings being pulled by their ruling class masters. Case in point is Tim Keller’s recent New York Times piece, which is a great example of how the elite Evangelical mind has been captured by worldly ends.

Supposedly tackling the problem of how Christians fit into the two-party system, Keller instead treats us to straw man arguments and silences that would make John Cage blush.

Keller says, “Christians cannot pretend they can transcend politics and simply

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Kavanaugh’s ‘Popeye Moment’

By | October 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Kavanaugh’s ‘Popeye Moment’
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People of a certain age will remember what I like to call a “Popeye moment.” Popeye, confronted by some injustice, exclaims “that’s all I can stands, ‘cause I can’t stands no more!” before downing a can of spinach and righting the wrong. The Greeks had a name for a Popeye moment: thumos, righteous indignation. This is what we saw with Brett Kavanaugh last week: a thumotic response to the scurrilous calumnies that his opponents have heaped on him (on calumnies in a republic, see

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Stephen Breyer Arrested For Underage Drinking & Ginsburg Tipsy At State Of The Union

By | October 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Stephen Breyer Arrested For Underage Drinking & Ginsburg Tipsy At State Of The Union
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Well, this interesting. While we have been treated to innumerable lectures about how Brett Kavanaugh’s youthful beer drinking makes him unsuited for a seat on the Supreme Court, it turns out that some of Court’s Lefties like a tipple as well.

Stephen Breyer, was arrested for underage drinking when he was a student at Stanford. I wonder if the hectoring scolds chastising Kavanaugh think that Breyer should step down. Breyer discussed the incident in 2015 with NPR:

“We were in a restaurant,

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Beware ‘Global Citizens’ (and Their Dumb Festivals)

By | October 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Beware ‘Global Citizens’ (and Their Dumb Festivals)
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If you wish to understand America today, attend the Global Citizen Festival. Here you can see our institutions-media, political and corporate-march in perfect lockstep toward a new world order entirely disconnected from the nation’s founding vision.

Here you can see Cardi B and Jeff Flake on the same stage (sponsored by Citi Bank, Cadillac, and Johnson and Johnson) calling for the same thing: a new founding. Today, the words “global citizen” mean nothing because there is no global regime to

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The Crime of Certainty

By | October 1st, 2018|Comments Off on The Crime of Certainty
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The brightness of a good idea is no less blinding than the darkness of a bad ideology. Either can enrapture the mind with visions of the Rapture: a mystical experience in which common sense yields to a singular sensation of certitude; in which what you feel is more important than what you know; in which what you see matters more than what others cannot see for themselves—the truth of an idea, despite all evidence to the contrary, whose realization is the result of the best of intentions or the

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From the Living Constitution to the Invisible One

By | September 30th, 2018|Comments Off on From the Living Constitution to the Invisible One
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About that copy of the Constitution, the one written in invisible ink, where slander is lawful and silence is a form of self-incrimination, where speech is criminal and suspects must confess their crimes—this is the handiwork not of the Founding Fathers but the handmaiden of Big Brother. This is not the product of Philadelphia, but the paper of a police state. Not a state of justice, but a state of mind; in which what an accuser believes is not only admissible but unassailable; in which what

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The Genius of the Elevator Women

By | September 29th, 2018|Comments Off on The Genius of the Elevator Women
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The Elevator Women sniping Senator Flake in front of so many journalists was a deliberate move. And it worked beautifully. Public tongue-lashings of this sort are wonderfully effective against men.

Flake was caught in an enclosed space, unable to escape, maneuver, or construct a hasty defense. Off guard and off kilter, he simply stuttered out half-hearted responses in the face of overwhelming pressure.

I admire the Left’s strategic and tactical understanding. Find your enemy’s weakness and

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