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Having Grounds for Complaint, Leftists Smear Speaker as Racist Anyway

Leftist virtue-signaling requires that practitioners not only refuse to listen to anyone who is perceived as an enemy, but also to make up nasty accusations if they can’t find any other mud to throw. A recent trip by Professor Paul Gottfried to Hamilton College to talk about two of his areas of expertise (American conservatism and European fascism) provided some ...

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Delaware Push for Intellectually Disabled Assisted Suicide

Assisted suicide/euthanasia advocates want a very broad and easy latitude to have death by overdose or lethal jab. They hide this truth behind blithe assurances of strict protections and feigned desires to limit assisted suicide to the very few as a “safety valve.” They say it will always be limited to the competent. But sometimes, they let that cat out ...

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I, Tonya’s Comedy

I watched I, Tonya this weekend, and I thought it was a very compelling movie, but I wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it. I’ve gone back and read Kyle Smith’s review and Kevin Williamson’s soft dissent from it. I guess I’m more in Kevin’s camp. I think Kyle makes many fine points, even if I don’t wholly subscribe ...

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IMF Credits U.S. Tax Cuts with Uptick in Global Growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) adjusted its forecast for world economic growth in both 2018 and 2019 up to 3.9 percent (an uptick of 0.2 percentage points from its last forecast), crediting the expected impact of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In addition, it predicts real GDP in the U.S. will be 1.2 percent higher by 2022 than ...

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Democrats Learn the Hard Way that Americans Don’t Like Government Shutdowns

As noted this morning, Red State Democratic senators didn’t like the shutdown, and the polling didn’t look that great, either. Most Americans may want to see the DACA kids no longer at risk for deportation, but they’re unconvinced that goal is worth a government shutdown. Apparently this morning Democrats looked at the polling numbers and realized the public sentiment was ...

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A Generation’s Ignorance

In recent months there has been a more than usually large glut of World War II films. Just as screenings of Dunkirk were thinning out there was the release of Darkest Hour. Both followed on from last year’s historically inept Churchill. But the success of Darkest Hour (and praise for Gary Oldman’s performance in particular) has been such that U.K. ...

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Re: Illegal Immigration and Crime

I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic over the past week or so, between a new study of Arizona by John Lott and what Peter Kirsanow wrote here over the weekend. I find it to be an especially thorny issue, even setting aside the sketchiness of our data on both illegal-immigrant crime and the size of the illegal-immigrant population ...

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Monopoly: The All-American Board Game

Jonathan Kay in The Atlantic has an interesting article on the rise of German and German-style board games like Settlers of Catan, and how they’ve changed the gaming landscape at a time when the video game was supposed to have turned board games into dinosaurs. Kay notes that these games’ creative turn away from war games reflects the ethos of ...

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Democrats Cave, Shutdown to End

The Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution this afternoon by a margin of 81–18, effectively ending the government shutdown. In a stark reversal from the position they staked out on Friday night, 33 Senate Democrats voted for the bill. “In a few hours, the government will reopen,” Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor. The vote comes ...

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