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MenuObama’s Deviousness, Trump’s ReliabilityGiven a choice between clever dissembling and blunt but honest braggadocio, I choose the latter.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressy father instilled in me the love of freedom of thought and ideas. A staunch anti-communist and Eisenhower Republican, he thought it a good thing when I wanted to read The Communist Manifesto.  “That’s how we are better than they are. They are afraid of ideas and of people,” he said.I took him up on that fully. Eventually, during my high school years in the late Sixties, there was a poster of Lenin on the...

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MenuThe Problem With Allies: It’s Time to Unfriend a Few CountriesFalse friendships and free-riding are more trouble, and money, than they’re worth.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressmerica’s many alliances, both formal and informal, are supposed to serve a purpose: enhance U.S. security. They are a means, not an end. Their effect might be to protect other nations, but their ultimate objective should be to make America safer.Yet Washington officials have come to treat military partners like Facebook friends, to be accumulated endlessly to win popular bragging rights. In which...

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MenuA New Cabinet Post if Clueless Joe WinsSomeone will have to keep track of the daily insults emanating from his cognitive soft spot.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Presslueless Joe is busy backpedaling just now, trying to walk back his latest inane and impolitic remark. This would be the one about how like Hispanic Americans. Who knows what Joe could possibly have meant by this? Clearly he doesn’t know himself. But it certainly sounds bad, thus all the fuss by his handlers. (I can just hear them hustling now: “Damn it, Skylar! I told you to put the locks on the outside of his...

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MenuPublishers Fret Over Obama’s ‘Failure to Perform’Michelle finished her book. Why is Obama having trouble living up to his part of their lucrative contract?Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressook contracts routinely include a “failure to perform” clause. Contracts that come with a reported $65 million advance, such as the one signed by Barack and Michelle Obama in February 2017 with Penguin Random House (PRH), will inevitably include such a clause.Among the most common of such failures is the failure to complete a contacted work by an agreed-upon deadline. PRH is staring down...

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Menu90 Days for Biden to Ruin the Country? ‘C’mon, Man!’What will Biden do for the country, besides getting confused and asking us all if we’re junkies?Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressou know there’s an election this summer because every time you greet a neighbor on the street saying, “It’s a nice day,” he answers irritably with whatever random information he just read in the press: “But what about the damn unemployment figures?” Last night I went to get an ice cream and when I asked the woman at the counter for “two balls,” she smiled at me knowingly, flashed me a V with...

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MenuBehind the Pipeline Slowdowns Lurks ‘Big Green’ MoneyAnd big anti-energy agendas.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressith the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines in limbo and the Atlantic Coast pipeline’s recent defunding-under-pressure, the ability of energy companies to deliver North American fuels to market is being challenged like never before.Pipeline antipathy now even emanates from the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) introduced  to a July appropriations package that would have jeopardized new pipelines altogether. The amendment — which did not...

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MenuThe Losers Rewriting American HistoryIf at first your leftism doesn’t succeed — topple a few statues and try again.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressor of all sad words of tongue or pen,” John Greenleaf Whittier , “The saddest are these: ‘It might have been!’ ”What might have been if the mobs did not skip history class?For one, vandals in Whittier, California, would not have spray-painted “BLM” and “F— Slave Owners” on a statue of the town’s namesake. Whittier, a founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society, an Electoral College member who twice cast his ballot for Abraham...

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MenuThe Shadow of Dukakis Looms Over BidenBiden’s lead is shrinking as questions about his fitness for the presidency multiply.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Presst this point in the 1988 presidential cycle, it was taken for granted among pundits and professional prognosticators that Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis would defeat Vice President George H. W. Bush by a comfortable margin. Moreover, public opinion seemed to confirm the conventional wisdom. At the end of July, two major polls, Gallup and Harris, had published voter surveys showing Dukakis ahead of Bush by 17 and 18...

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MenuNYT Memory-Holes CCP PropagandaThe newspaper had published hundreds of “advertorials” from Communist Party mouthpieces.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe PressPlease enable JavaScript to view theoSign Up to receive

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MenuThe Cancer of the MediaThe root cause is a blinding liberalism.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressn the recent discussion about what ails the media, which has been prompted by a flurry of firings and resignations, the blind lead the blind. The diagnoses ignore the most obvious one: the media’s primary commitment to liberalism over real news.Ariana Pekary, who quit MSNBC recently, :“We are a cancer and there is no cure,” a successful and insightful TV veteran said to me. “But if you could find a cure, it would change the world.”As it is, this cancer stokes national division,...

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MenuWho Killed George Floyd?Minnesota’s attorney general needs to pay attention to the available evidence, which in this case is incontrovertible.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressn the death of George Floyd, the State of Minnesota has charged former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin with second-degree murder and former officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao with aiding and abetting that murder. But, as will be shown in detail below, the physical, scientific, and electronically recorded evidence in the case overwhelmingly and conclusively proves that...

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MenuU.S. Fights CCP’s Infiltration of Higher EducationThere’s still a long way to go, but we’ve made a start.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressarlier this week, the  that the University of Pennsylvania accepted a $3 million donation from a shell company in Hong Kong, owned by Shanghai businessman Xu Xeuqing, who has close business ties with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). From March 2017 through 2019, the University of Pennsylvania has received from Chinese donors, a significant increase from $19 million in four years prior. Last month, the State Department the Chinese...

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MenuEvery Book Rewritten: Chicago Wants to Cancel History ClassesCity leaders call for rewriting curricula to reflect their racial-justice narrative.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe PressPlease enable JavaScript to view theoSign Up to receive

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MenuA Moveable Feast: Fast Food and the PandemicIt kept America going even when we were stuck at home.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe PressThere’s a rule of thumb among disaster response teams that a crisis isn’t really a crisis until the Waffle House closes. The Atlanta-based chain hardly shuts down for anything: not hurricanes, not tornados, not floods. Waffle Houses are so reliably open that, during natural disasters, FEMA uses their status as an indicator of whether or not the surrounding neighborhoods have truly been ravaged.When the coronavirus pandemic forced more than...

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MenuThe Statue Wars: Was Secession Treason?No less so than the North was imperialistic in fighting to preserve the Union.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe PressWhen mobs are attacking statues of Ulysses S. Grant, it is difficult to have an intelligent discussion about why some Confederate generals and officials deserve respect. No one today defends the role of slavery. However, if belief in racial equality is the sole measure of the worth of Americans at the time, few people, including in the North, would pass muster.Racism was rampant, and many northerners objected to slavery not...

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MenuTwitter Faces $250 Million Fine for Privacy Violations The social media platform used secure information to help target advertising. Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe PressPlease enable JavaScript to view theoSign Up to receive

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The Biden Basement Strategy Backfires Before Trump Debate | The American SpectatorThe American Spectator

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MenuThe Biden Basement Strategy BackfiresJoe Lockhart summons the ghost of the invalid Woodrow Wilson presidency.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressall it an unforced error — a potentially serious backfire.Over there at CNN, former Bill Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart outs the Democrats’ greatest fear: that Joe Biden will be a disaster in the scheduled presidential debates with President Trump. So Lockhart’s recommendation to Biden? Don’t debate.Lockhart’s for a Biden refusal to debate is, no kidding, this:Whatever you do, don’t debate Trump. Trump has now made more than...

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Why Voting By Mail Imperils Biden More Than Trump | The American SpectatorThe American Spectator

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MenuWhy Voting By Mail Imperils Biden More Than TrumpIt puts Democrat-controlled states at greater risk of missing “safe harbor” deadline.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Presshe Democrats are obviously committed to using the COVID-19 pandemic as the latest pretext for achieving their longtime goal of widespread voting by mail. They may, however, end up outsmarting themselves. The Democrats are so invested in their revisionist history concerning Bush v. Gore that they have forgotten why SCOTUS actually stopped the Florida recounts on December 12, 2000. That was the “safe harbor”...

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MenuBorn This WayIf you’re born with a cervix, you’re a woman.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Presswoman born a man is not a woman. This is a heretical statement to the most high prophets of the Church of Intersectionalism (the feminist religion that creates hierarchies of grievance based on how one’s statuses overlap), but it is true nonetheless. It is, to use a word that’s been beaten nearly to death and shivers cowering in the corner, science. It is objectively definitional that a person with an X and a Y chromosome is a man and therefore, and by definition, is not a woman. He...

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MenuChina and Iran: Axis of Evil 2.0Cold War Two has just become colder.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressast week the Beijing puppet government of Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam postponed parliamentary elections for a year supposedly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chinese police continue to arrest pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong under China’s new law, which prohibits the last vestige of political freedom there.Meanwhile, Chinese aggression all around the world is taking new and ever more dangerous forms. From the minor (Ecuador is trying to deal with a Chinese...

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MenuWrecking the American DreamYes, suburbanites, Democrats plan to destroy your community.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressne of the basic tasks of the political Left, not only in contemporary America but on a worldwide basis ever since the French Revolution, is to identify those social institutions that are healthy and functional, then ruin them completely, and call this result “reform.” Sometimes millions of people die as a result of the Left’s appetite for “reform” (e.g., ), but always innocent people are made to suffer on behalf of the allegedly idealistic motives of the...

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MenuElection Interference: Twitter Just Censored a Doctor, Public Health Expert, and GOP ChairwomanTwitter has suspended a Republican state party chair’s account — just in time for her state’s August 4 primary.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Presswitter informed me that my account was suspended for sharing content they disagree with, and while I suppose I should be flattered by joining such august company as Donald Trump Jr., this issue is bigger than me: it is a question of censorship.The reason I was given by Twitter for why my account was suspended was because, according to...

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MenuThe Deep Church Helps BidenNational Catholic Reporter does a puff piece on the most pro-abortion candidate ever.Editor's PicksSign Up to receiveHot OffThe Pressere Joe Biden given a Catholic rating, it would be zero. He not only stands against central moral teachings of the Church but has also promised to violate her religious freedom. Should he win, he would resume the persecution of the Little Sisters of the Poor and other Catholic groups. Despite all of this, Biden seeks the Catholic vote, and is receiving help from bad Catholics burrowed within the Church. What Archbishop Carlo...

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