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March 13, 2017
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In the midst of all of the news about repealing Obamacare, accusations of the Trump campaign working with the Russians, accusations of president Obama spying on Trump, and North Korea deciding to launch missiles it is easy to miss the significance of what happened in Middlebury, VT last week. What occurred is a chilling attack on academic free speech. Unless…

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March 13, 2017
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President Trump made some experts snicker when he explained the delay in unrolling the Republican replacement for Obamacare: “Who knew health care was so complicated?” Pundits who had spent years sweating the details of the many facets of health insurance policy came back at Trump with versions of “Er, hello? We’ve been saying that for years. Now if you’ll turn…

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March 9, 2017
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If you want to see political malpractice in action, you don’t have to read Donald Trump’s latest tweet — just look at the mess Republicans have made of repealing and replacing Obamacare. Given seven years to come up with a replacement for one of the most poorly designed (and most scrutinized) laws in modern history, Republicans somehow managed to botch…

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March 7, 2017
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Democrats find themselves in the odd position of simultaneously suggesting 1. that Donald Trump is a closet anti-Semite and 2. that his son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, is a nefarious Jewish agent of Israel hoping to turn Washington into the Jewish state’s “Santa Claus.” But first, a detour. Juan Thompson, a left-wing journalist fired from his position at The…

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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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