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September 23, 2020
Nobel Prize

President Trump “has broken a 39-year streak of American presidents either starting a war or bringing the United States into an international armed conflict.” The Norwegian official who said that, in nominating Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, minced no words about why the president should win it Source: End the Nobel Peace Prize — if Trump doesn’t win it | TheHill

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September 23, 2020
The 1619 Project

New York Times Magazine staffer Nikole Hannah-Jones accused me once of rank jealousy. She said my criticism for her flawed 1619 Project stems from the fact that, unlike her, I do not “have good ideas and the talent to execute them.” Source: The 1619 Project is a fraud

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September 23, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett, a federal appeals judge for nearly three years, is a front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death Friday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Source: 6 Things to Know About Supreme Court Prospect Amy Coney Barrett

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September 22, 2020
SCOTUS

In the Los Angeles Times, Jonah Goldberg wonders why the idea of a “grand bargain” over the vacant Supreme Court seat isn’t “catching on among senators,” despite “gaining steam among eggheads.” Perhaps, he suggests, “such a deal hinges on the ability of politicians to trust other politicians to keep their word and stand up to bases of their own parties…

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September 22, 2020
supreme-court steps after RBG death

As if 2020 were lacking in drama, America finds itself with a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer who shaped decades of jurisprudence in America. As a nation, we rightly mourn her passing. There will never be another “RBG.” Yet, as we turn from grief to governance, it is paramount that the Supreme Court…

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September 18, 2020
Democratic Party Merch in Texas

A national Democratic super PAC is pumping over $6 million in to the fight for the Texas House majority. The group, Forward Majority, plans to spend $6.2 million across 18 races that will likely determine who controls the lower chamber in January, according to an announcement first shared with The Texas Tribune. The money will go toward TV ads, digital…

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September 18, 2020
political-division - portland, OR

For the first time in my adult life, it’s easy for me to foresee the possibility of a genuine constitutional crisis in the United States of America. The scenario is simple. Imagine that either Joe Biden or Donald Trump wins the 2020 election in a close race. There is a surge in voter-suppression claims and mail-in ballot controversies Source: America…

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September 18, 2020
etching - US history - slavery - slave auction

America was not conceived in racism. America’s Founders thought slavery was a violation of divine and natural law that needed to be placed on the road to extinction. The compromises in the U.S. Constitution with slavery were put there to ensure the creation of a new system of government powerful enough to eradicate slavery when circumstances permitted. Source: America Was…

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September 18, 2020
Mount Vernon

George Washington was a slaveholder. For some Americans, this is reason enough to exclude our first president from the national pantheon. According to one poll, 18 percent of respondents believe he should be removed from Mount Rushmore. Others expressed themselves by defacing or toppling Washington statues. Are these critics right? Source: Yes, Even George Washington Can Be Redeemed | History News Network

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September 18, 2020
abraham-accords at white-house

After Israel’s resounding victory over the Egyptian, Jordanian, and Syrian armies in 1967, the Jewish state again offered the Arab world peace in exchange for recognition. And it was again rebuffed. Instead, the Arab League convened in Khartoum to formulate a consensus response that became known as “The 3 Noes” — no recognition, no negotiations, and no peace with Israel….

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September 18, 2020
cuties-child actors

Representative Jim Banks (R., Ind.) requested that Attorney General William Barr prosecute streaming service Netflix for “child pornography,” in a letter signed by 33 House Republican colleagues and shared with National Review. Source: ‘Cuties’ Controversy: Republican House Members Ask Attorney General Barr to Prosecute Netflix for ‘Child Pornography’ | National Review

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