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March 2, 2017

Democrats have two options: 1) #theresistance; or 2) get in the game. That scene you saw at the moment President Trump ended his speech to a joint session of Congress was the Democrats abandoning the ship of state. Like the progressive street demonstrations endured by the country the past four weeks, we may assume Congress’s Democratic delegation organized their post-speech…

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March 2, 2017
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Grassroots feminist organizers across the globe have called for Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to be a one-day strike for women around the world. The event, which coincides with International Women’s Day, has generated significant media attention ― some positive, some not ― with outlets positioning it as a test of the power of the wildly popular Women’s Marches that took…

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March 2, 2017
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On the overwrought, partisan allegations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury in his confirmation-hearing testimony, let’s cut to the chase: There is a good deal of political hay to be made because Sessions made a statement that was inaccurate — or at least incomplete — especially when mined out of its context. But the claim that his testimony was…

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March 2, 2017
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Last night, Donald Trump gave a truly good, presidential address. No, I’m not chiefly talking about its content; there was much in there for conservatives to dislike, and it remains to be seen which of his many promises are kept. I’m talking about the moral valence of the speech, with its expressed aspirations to restore prosperity and defend civil rights,…

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February 28, 2017
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I do not write these words lightly, and there is not an ounce of mockery or, God forbid, hatred in my heart when I say that Caitlyn Jenner is a man wearing a dress. I am simply speaking the plain and obvious truth, as politically incorrect as that truth might be right now. But with transgender issues dominating the news…

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February 27, 2017

This is surely one of the strangest tweet exchanges I’ve ever seen. Here’s CNN’s Christopher Cuomo responding to a person who asks, “What do you tell a 12 year old girl who doesn’t want to see a penis in the locker room?” His answer? Not long ago, if school policies purposefully exposed girls to male genitals, they’d be subject to…

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February 27, 2017

In 1960, when John Kennedy was elected president, America’s population was 180 million and it had approximately 1.8 million federal bureaucrats (not counting uniformed military personnel and postal workers). Fifty-seven years later, with seven new Cabinet agencies, and myriad new sub-Cabinet agencies (e.g., the Environmental Protection Agency), and a slew of matters on the federal policy agenda that were virtually…

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February 24, 2017
Border Gate

By Victor Davis Hanson — February 23, 2017 The Wall Street Journal wrote an unfortunate and misleading op-ed today on the new protocols on illegal immigration issued by the Department of Homeland Security — epitomized by the Journal’s weird sentence, “Mr. Kelly’s order is so sweeping that it could capture law-abiding immigrants whose only crime is using false documents to work.” Only crime? (And what…

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February 23, 2017
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The Labyrinth of Illegal Immigration By Victor Davis Hanson – February 23, 2017 12:00 AM Activists portray illegal immigration solely as a human story of the desperately poor from south of the border fleeing misery to start new, productive lives in the U.S. — despite exploitation and America’s nativist immigration laws. But the truth is always more complex — and can reveal self-interested…

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February 23, 2017
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Trumps’ critics, left and right, aim to bring about the cataclysm they predicted. By Victor Davis Hanson February 20, 2017 7:31 PM A 1964 political melodrama, Seven Days in May, envisioned a futuristic (1970s) failed military cabal that sought to sideline the president of the United States over his proposed nuclear-disarmament treaty with the Soviets. Something far less dramatic but perhaps as disturbing…

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February 23, 2017
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When It Comes to Chaos, Trump Has Nothing on Previous Presidents By Ed Klein 02/23/2017 16:42:50 PM EST  If you get most of your news from the mainstream media, you might come to the conclusion that the first month of Donald Trump’s administration is unique in the annals of presidential chaos and incompetence. Rather than the “well-oiled machine” touted by…

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