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Such Is Today’s Politics

“You do have a problem with a President demanding the federal government go ahead and seize private land and then promising to pardon those who seized the land,” challenged Joe Walsh, the former Illinois congressman running in the Republican Party primaries against Donald Trump.  “Don’t you?” Matt Welch, writing in

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The False Binary

Characterizing herself as a “moderate with a brain,” Bridget Phetasy writes that things have gotten so bad that now “every vote is considered a statement on your personal identity and worth.” Her article in Spectator USA, “The battle cry of the politically homeless,” paints a bleak picture. “Your value, who

Inigo Montoya

The Word Is

“You keep using that word,” said Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride. “I do not think it means what you think it means.” He might as well have been talking to David Hogg — not Vizaini — and young Hogg’s March For Our Lives gun control advocacy group.  The word?

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Heal or Heel?

Call it High Court chutzpah? In a Second Amendment case seeking U.S. Supreme Court review, five U.S. Senators have filed an amicus curie or “friend of the court” brief . . . that wasn’t very friendly. “The Supreme Court is not well,” argue Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.),

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In Lieu of Good Judgment

Politicians often dare . . . too much.  But what did Rep. Ted Lieu dare to be last week? Candace Owens’ appearance before the House Committee on the Judiciary caused quite a stir. The subject was hate crimes and white nationalism, and she offered a wider perspective: “We’re not talking

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AOC Right, DCCC Wrong

“AOC is right as rain here,” I re-tweeted Sunday. And what was the usually all-wet U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) right about? “By stymieing primaries,” the freshman representative had tweeted at her own party’s congressional leaders and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), “you deny most voters their best chance

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#YouToo?

“Will Democrats regret if they don’t open an impeachment investigation?” NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd asked Heather McGhee, a distinguished senior fellow at Demos. “It’s important, right?” Ms. McGhee responded. “And we can have, you know, Bill Clinton impeached for obstruction of justice about a sexual affair,” she

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