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 2021-12-03 08:37 

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The New Black Gold...

Recently I spent a couple of days in Dubai-on-Thames, formerly known as London. The south bank of the river has been transformed by glass and steel buildings, second-rate even by the exacting standards of second-rateness of, say, a Mies van der Rohe. They...

 2021-12-02 10:51 

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Tips on Fake News for Twitter's New CEO...

Twitter announced this week that Parag Agrawal will be the social media giant's new CEO. (This is an incredible achievement for the Indian-born Agrawal, given that the selection process heavily favored people born in India.) He has a difficult job ahe...

 2021-12-01 08:34 

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'Licorice Pizza': Local Boy Makes Good...

Paul Thomas Anderson's critically acclaimed Licorice Pizza is his response to Quentin Tarantino's similarly nostalgic Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood. As you may recall, I was a huge homer for Tarantino's 2019 movie set in the Hollywood Hills ...

 2021-11-29 22:02 

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Antiwhite "Woo-Woo" Woos Whites...

Meet Chicago Democrat Party official (and amateur musician) Mary Lemanski. On the evening of Nov. 21, following the mass murders at the Waukesha Christmas parade, as the bodies of Darrell Brooks' victims were still warm, and while victim No. 6, an 8-y...

 2021-11-28 18:28 

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A New Legal Theory...

Lost in the hubbub of the spate of high-profile political trials in the United States is the novel legal theory being advanced by the radicals. It was on display in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial, the McMichael murder trial, and to a lesser degree the ...

 2021-11-27 17:20 

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The Week That Perished...

The Week's Most Herky, Jerky, and Stuffed-With-Turkey Headlines MASKS SAVE LIVES (BECAUSE WE'LL KILL YOU IF YOU DON'T WEAR ONE) There's an old vaudeville routine about a man who walks by a peddler. The peddler offers to sell him a vial of ...

 2021-11-26 08:31 

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Playing With Fire on Russia's Borders...

Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko has cleared out the encampment at his border crossing into Poland, where thousands of Middle Eastern migrants had been living in squalor. Last week, that border crossing was the site of clashes between asylum-seeke...

 2021-11-25 12:06 

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This Thanksgiving, Joy-Ann Reid Has Much to be Thankful for...

Why such a sourpuss, Joy-Ann? On the whole, life and MSNBC are treating you pretty well. And yet, over the last 10 years, you have complained pretty much nonstop about how badly you, and "people who look like [you]," are treated in America. I will...

 2021-11-24 08:26 

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Print the Legend...

This past week's events in Wisconsin's Kenosha and Waukesha offer useful perspectives on a recent clash between pundits Andrew Sullivan and Jonathan V. Last of The Bulwark over the accuracy of the news media. Sullivan argues that the press makes n...

 2021-11-23 05:55 

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The Folly of Anti-Woke "Social Distancing"...

Deadlines are an unforgiving mistress. Every now and then I'll see something right after my column posts that makes me regret not having been able to include it. For example, last month, in my piece about the manufactured controversy in Texas regardin...

 2021-11-22 07:01 

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The Fight for Civic Nationalism...

In the fullness of time, the past year may be looked upon as the year the future of America was decided in courtrooms. The Rittenhouse trial is the latest big court case to expose the massive cultural rift in the country. The Derek Chauvin trial in the su...

 2021-11-20 17:37 

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The Week That Perished...

The Week's Most Jittery, Glittery, and Skittery Headlines SESAME STREET'S SLIPPERY SLOPE "The eyes are the window to the soul." No two people agree on where that phrase originated. Some say the Bible, others say the ancient Greeks, while o...

 2021-11-19 13:09 

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Cancel Away!...

NEW YORK—I've never met anyone named Othello, certainly not in Venice nor in Cyprus, but perhaps there are men by that name in Africa. The only one referred to as Othello, but always behind his back, was the greatest of all Russians, Alexander P...

 2021-11-18 13:30 

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GET RITTENHOUSE!...

In his prosecution of Kyle Rittenhouse, Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger drew so many well-earned rebukes from the judge that some speculated he was intentionally going for a mistrial. Nope. He was fighting like a banshee. He just ...

 2021-11-17 09:16 

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Raising the Bard...

How did Shakespeare use the word "race"? During the current Great Awokening, the Enlightenment of the late 17th and 18th centuries has increasingly come under attack, both on general principles (Who needs reason when you have Lived Experience?) an...

 2021-11-16 06:19 

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White People Anxiety Disorder...

Over the years I've devoted a lot of text in this column to the "perpetrators4; of America's decline. The "intellectuals," the billionaire donors, the think-tankers. But it's important to remember that there's just so much t...

 2021-11-15 10:29 

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Identity Swap...

Fifty years ago, if you asked the typical American about the differences between America and Russia, he would have had no trouble listing examples. He would no doubt start by saying that Americans were free to criticize their government and say bad things...

 2021-11-14 09:07 

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The Week That Perished...

The Week's Most Classified, Sassified, and Gassified Headlines JUMPIN' JOE FLASH, IT'S A GAS GAS GAS! Last week's 2021 U.N. Climate Change Conference was held in Glasgow, but President Biden made it Gasgow. According to British papers, Joe...

 2021-11-12 18:56 

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A Deeper Divide...

NEW YORK CITY—Don't let anyone tell you the Bagel is worse off than Kabul, where three people were recently shot dead by Islamic gunmen for playing music at a wedding. No sirree, people over here are shot every day and night, but not for playing...

 2021-11-11 06:10 

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I Read Biden's Build Back Better Plan and...Oh, My God...

The White House's official press release announcing the Build Back Better Act (BBB) pitches it as a "PLAN TO REBUILD THE MIDDLE CLASS." It rhapsodizes about "working families" squeezed by the economy, and reminds voters that "Biden...

 2021-11-11 04:40 

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The Limitations of Statues...

New York City has always been considered something of an exception to the rest of the country. But even by that definition a recent decision by the city council to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from its meeting chamber was considered newsworthy. It ...

 2021-11-10 07:14 

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The Demonization of Core Americans...

A seldom-explained problem slowing the Democrats' march to a permanent one-party state is that while their electoral grand strategy is impressively opportunistic, sleazy, and dangerous to the country, Democrats don't like to think of themselves as...

 2021-11-05 12:21 

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A Sorry State...

The British government has managed to spend approximately $50 billion on a system for testing and tracing cases of COVID-19. So far, the average citizen has been tested five times. Yet mysteriously, the British mortality rate is either above, or very simi...

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