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 2021-10-15 19:20 

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Laxalt Paves Path in 2022 Senate Race With Biden Backlash...

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) - In a western battleground state that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate, Republican Adam Laxalt has early on targeted those who feel angered and afraid, telling them the stakes of next year's race against Sen. ...

 2021-10-15 13:29 

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Presented by CKI's Advancing Security Summit: Change at Heritage; Whither Taiwan? Quote of the Week...

Good morning, it's Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, the day of the week when I reprise quotations intended to be uplifting or educational. With apologies to readers who aren't baseball fans, today's (like last week's) comes courtesy of our national ...

 2021-10-15 12:05 

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The Biden White House Will Pay for Playing Inflation Games...

White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain recently endorsed the idea that inflation and supply-chain struggles Americans are struggling with are "high class problems."I'm in no position to comment on whether the inflation spike we're experienci...

 2021-10-15 12:04 

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Are the Good Times Over for Joe?...

"When sorrows come," said King Claudius, "they come not single spies but in battalions." As the king found out. So it seems with President Joe Biden, who must be asking himself the question Merle Haggard asked:"Are the good times reall...

 2021-10-15 12:04 

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Bill de Blasio Is On the Way Out, But His Mindset Lingers...

As his two terms as New York's mayor approach their end, and long after his presidential campaign ended with a whimper, Bill de Blasio has chimed in with one last act of destruction: a proposal to end the public schools' entry-by-exam gifted and t...

 2021-10-15 12:04 

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Financial 'Stop-and-Frisk' Is Coming Soon...

The U.S. Supreme Court in the 1968 case of Terry v. Ohio granted police officers the limited right to stop and ask questions of someone engaged in unusual behavior and reasonably believed to be armed and presently dangerous. If the answers given do not di...

 2021-10-15 12:04 

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Jonah Goldberg's Narcissism of Small Differences...

Back in 2016, when formerly distinguished conservatives were suddenly lining up to issue glassy-eyed endorsements of a half-mad reality TV figure, Jonah Goldberg wrote a brilliant column comparing the experience to "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."...

 2021-10-14 14:01 

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Heritage Names 'D.C. Outsider' Roberts as New President...

After months of deliberation behind closed doors, the Heritage Foundation board has decided on a new president. The selection for the prestigious post is Kevin Roberts, RealClearPolitics is the first to report.Formerly the head of another think tank, the ...

 2021-10-14 12:23 

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Republicans Report Record Fundraising for House Campaigns...

NEW YORK (AP) - The Republican fundraising committee dedicated to flipping the House in next year's midterm elections said Thursday it raised more than $105 million this year through September.The record haul for the nine-month period marks a 74% incr...

 2021-10-14 12:02 

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Presented by CKI's Advancing Security Summit: Legalized Pot; Superman's Mission; Lafayette's Devotion...

Hello, it's Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. On this date in 1781, a joint operation of French and American soldiers captured two small forts in the Virginia Tidewater area that determined the course of the Revolutionary War -- and world history.I'll have...

 2021-10-14 10:16 

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PA Cannabis Legalization Will Have Dire Consequences...

Last week, Republican state Sen. Mike Regan changed his mind on marijuana legalization and joined Democratic state Rep. Amen Brown to announce a new bill to commercialize pot in Pennsylvania. Regan would do well to listen to his former colleagues in law e...

 2021-10-14 10:16 

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Is America Becoming Rome Versus Byzantium?...

In A.D. 286 the Roman emperor Diocletian split in half the huge Roman Empire administratively -- and peacefully -- under the control of two emperors.A Western empire included much of modern-day Western Europe and northwest Africa. The Eastern half control...

 2021-10-14 10:15 

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'Woke' Superman's Mission Is Neither Bold Nor Brave...

DC Comics recently revealed that in an upcoming issue titled "Superman: Son of Kal-El," the son of Lois Lane and Clark Kent would be bisexual, and that he's going to fight "real-world problems" such as climate change, that he'll pr...

 2021-10-14 10:15 

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Facebook 'Whistleblower' Blows Off the Real Scandal...

Stop the presses: Facebook seeks to maximize profits. Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee, appeared on "60 Minutes," where she slammed Facebook, a publicly owned corporation, for "optimizing for content that gets engagement." In oth...

 2021-10-14 10:15 

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A Jerk and His Job May Soon Be Parted...

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a private employer to get rid of a worker deemed bad for business, he or she can. Such appears to be the fate of Jon Gruden, who resigned as the Las Vegas Raiders football coach after a trove of ...

 2021-10-14 02:30 

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Are We Broken? What U.S. Grant Can Teach Us...

It's common these days to hear people complain that the system is broken. It doesn't matter what their issue is or which side of the aisle they're on, they're equally disenchanted. When they talk about "the system," they mean the A...

 2021-10-14 02:30 

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The Nation in the Bubble...

This week, the Biden administration received just the latest slap in the face from cruel reality: An economic report showing just 194,000 jobs added in the month of September, short of the 500,000 jobs forecast by most economists. The unemployment rate di...

 2021-10-14 02:29 

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Chasing Mediocrity: The Left's War on Excellence...

Parents whose kids excel in school need to be on guard. Leftist school administrators across the country -- not just in New York City -- are banning gifted programs in elementary and middle school and Advanced Placement courses in high school.Typically, w...

 2021-10-13 13:22 

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Presented by CKI's Advancing Security Summit: Social Media; Grant's Lessons; Our House...

Hello, it's Wednesday, Oct.13, 2021. This morning, 90-year-old William Shatner is scheduled to enter low-Earth orbit aboard the Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin rocket. This event comes 55 years after Shatner was launched by NBC into our imaginations as &...

 2021-10-13 09:08 

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Philly-Area County Will Test Dems' Suburban Dominance...

This week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will formally announce his candidacy for governor. Shapiro is the lone Democratic gubernatorial candidate facing what remains a crowded Republican field ahead of next year's primary. Meanwhile, Pen...

 2021-10-13 09:08 

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A Call to Amend Section 230 for Social Media Transparency...

Amid growing bipartisan agreement that increased regulation of social media platforms and their content moderation policies is needed, the path forward remains murky. Should Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act be discarded or strengthened? Shoul...

 2021-10-13 09:07 

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Sussman Case Is Tip of the Iceberg in Gvt. Plot to Frame Me...

Understanding the possible implications of Special Counsel John Durham's recent indictment of prominent Democratic lawyer and Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann requires a refresher course on one of the most notorious examples of mass hypnosis in A...

 2021-10-12 13:31 

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Presented by CKI's Advancing Security Summit: SCOTUS & Mandates; European Autonomy? Exploring the Past...

Good morning, it's Tuesday, Oct.12, 2021. Once upon a time, and not all that long ago, today's date was officially recognized as the day Christopher Columbus landed in what was called (by Europeans) the New World.Four years ago in this space, I no...

 2021-10-12 10:31 

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Sink the New World Order Tax!...

Last Friday, in a triumph for transnationalism, 136 nations, including the U.S., agreed to mandate a global corporate income tax for all nations that will not be allowed to fall below 15%."Virtually the entire global economy has decided to end the rac...

 2021-10-12 10:31 

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Vaccine Mandates and Jacobson v. Massachusetts: A Closer Look...

Every now and again, an otherwise arcane legal topic suddenly becomes relevant to contemporary political debate. At that point, general commentary suddenly becomes filled with newly minted experts with strong positions on what is typically a nuanced issue...

 2021-10-12 10:31 

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The War Is on With China...

With each passing week, it looks like World War III -- between America and China -- is coming sooner than we think. It's not going to be fought with bullets or aircraft carriers, although the Chinese are building up their military in an aggressive and...

 2021-10-12 10:31 

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We Can Stop Being the World's Suckers on Drug Prices...

There's a drug war on TV. It has nothing to do with cocaine or heroin but does involve an addiction -- the pharmaceutical industry's compulsion to charge Americans an average 3.4 times more for brand-name drugs than people in other countries pay. ...

 2021-10-12 10:30 

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Where the Wave Begins...

MIDLAND, Pennsylvania -- For as much cash and strategy as partisans put into creating a wave for their own parties, they always seem to miss where the ripple starts and why. Part of the reason they miss it is that they are in Washington and not in places ...

 2021-10-11 12:37 

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Medical Autonomy; Red Flags; Appraisal Bias...

Good morning, it's Monday, Oct.11, 2021. Over the weekend, Southwest Airlines canceled 1,800 flights with a murky explanation, a hapless couple from Annapolis was charged by the FBI with trying to sell nuclear submarine secrets to a foreign power, Don...

 2021-10-11 09:57 

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Live Free or Die: Why Medical Autonomy Matters...

Because I have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, I have been labeled everything from an anti-science Luddite to a domestic terrorist. If I lived in almost any other state than Montana, I might be denied basic human services such as health care, refuse...

 2021-10-11 09:57 

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If Polls Are Right, Dems Are Doomed. If They're Wrong, It's Worse....

In less than three months, President Biden's approval rating has tumbled from a remarkable position in a polarized nation to the lowest of all but two presidents since 1945. Democrats are panicked though refusing to course-correct, hoping the pandemic...

 2021-10-10 10:52 

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Everybody Hates Facebook...

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen and Facebook itself share a vocabulary that reflects current sensibilities. They both talk about making Facebook "safe" -- as proofs of the social media giants' role in making America uglier pop up daily.T...

 2021-10-08 13:55 

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GOP and Hispanics; Eastman's Plan; Quote of the Week...

Good morning, it's Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, the day of the week when I reprise quotations intended to be uplifting or educational. This week's comes from Don Larsen, who pitched a perfect game in the World Series 65 years ago today.There had never be...

 2021-10-08 11:22 

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Sans Trump, Can GOP Expand Its Inroads to Latino Voters?...

President Trump's impact on Hispanic voting patterns was counterintuitive: Despite his administration's unwavering focus on tightening U.S. immigration policy, including building a wall on the southern border, he and fellow Republicans made signif...

 2021-10-08 10:57 

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Expose Eastman's 'Bold' Plan for the Coup Attempt It Was...

Donald Trump is the first president in the modern era not to concede after his electoral defeat. The ensuing Jan. 6 insurrection postponed the peaceful transition of power, a hallmark of democratic governments. Recent weeks have provided new details regar...

 2021-10-08 10:49 

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The American People Are Rejecting a President Too Weak to Take On the Radicals in His Own Party...

President Joe Biden's poll numbers are tanking, especially among independent voters. The American people do not like weak leaders, and they do not like the craziness that's infiltrating their daily lives.Biden campaigned as someone who could bring...

 2021-10-08 10:48 

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What Nobel Prizes Say About National Greatness...

It's Nobel Prize season. The just-announced 2021 winners in medicine/physiology are two Americans, Dr. David Julius and Dr. Ardem Patapoutian, who've done groundbreaking research on the senses of touch, taste, heat and pain. Their joint discoverie...

 2021-10-08 10:48 

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Good News for Joe Biden...

More Americans have died from COVID-19 during the Biden administration than during the Trump administration. That is not the good news for President Joe Biden.Former President Donald Trump initiated Operation Warp Speed. We had Democrats casting aspersion...

 2021-10-08 10:48 

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Both Parties' Ignorance of Electoral Reality Has Led To Our Present Discontents...

Here's a jarring thought: Most political analysts, and most political strategists for our two political parties, have been operating off flawed data and flawed assumptions. The result has been one political surprise after another, and the election of ...

 2021-10-08 10:47 

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Senate GOP Must Resist Klobuchar's Antitrust Temptation...

Congress can be like a frozen lake in the Midwest, solid on the surface but with schools of fish beneath the ice. While Democrats are locked into conflict over spending, and Republicans burrow into opposition, senators from both parties are cooperating to...

 2021-10-08 10:47 

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Biden Administration Is Trying to Intimidate Parents...

Under a patina of impartiality, fact-checkers have long engaged in a uniquely dishonest genre of journalism, claiming mastery over truth and facts when, most often, they are merely editorializing on highly debatable contentions.Here, the Associated Press,...

 2021-10-08 10:47 

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Are China's Threats to Taiwan a Bluff?...

Monday, four dozen Chinese military aircraft flew into Taiwan's air defense zone, climaxing a weekend of provocations that saw nearly 150 sorties of China-based fighters and bombers.The U.S. State Department countered by issuing a stern statement warn...

 2021-10-07 13:35 

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GOP and Black Voters; Durham Probe; Staying Safe...

Good morning, it's Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Eight years ago today, Americans found themselves amid a lengthy, and ultimately pointless, government shutdown. Ostensibly, the nation's two major political parties were fighting over how to finance the ...

 2021-10-07 10:13 

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Don't Count 'Em Out: The Democratic State of Play...

"Biden goes to church and walks through a graveyard in Wilmington as his legislative agenda is dying in Washington." -- Tweeted by a Washington Post reporterNineteen words shows what ails the press covering politics at the top rung. Jaded, in a wo...

 2021-10-07 10:13 

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Attention L.A. County DA: Where's the Justice for Murder Victim Michelle Avan?...

Michelle Avan, a Los Angeles, California, bank executive, was tortured and beaten to death, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend. He faces murder and first-degree robbery charges that, without so-called special circumstances, would allow him, if convicted, to se...

 2021-10-07 10:12 

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America and 'The Dying Citizen'...

The present article summarizes arguments in Victor Davis Hanson's new book "The Dying Citizen" that appears this week from Basic Books.Only a little more than half of the current world's 7 billion people are citizens of fully consensual go...

 2021-10-07 10:12 

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As Panel Eyes SCOTUS, We Must Preserve Court's Independence...

As the Supreme Court begins its 2021-2022 term this week with several high-profile cases on the docket, Americans should be mindful of the machinations of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. President Biden created the c...

 2021-10-07 10:12 

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Don't Allow Government Officials to Dodge Accountability...

Government officials increasingly act as though they're somehow beyond criticism. But the truth is exactly the opposite - they have a duty to be transparent and accountable to citizens, and that requires them to confront criticism head-on. The impulse...

 2021-10-07 10:11 

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How Can the Republican Party Reach Black Voters?...

President Biden's approval rating is tanking, fast, precipitated by the disastrous U.S. pullout from Afghanistan and now intensified by his administration's handling of the economy and COVID-19. Today, independents, suburbanites, and college-educa...

 2021-10-07 00:50 

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Haley Speech Evokes Reagan -- and Hints at Biden-as-Carter...

Before her big speech Tuesday night about the future, Nikki Haley discussed the immediate past: She speaks with the 45th president regularly, she still thinks of him as a friend and, she clarified to a reporter from the Wall Street Journal, she does not &...

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