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President Le Trump?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:14 +0000

(Steven Hayward) Over in France—enlightened, cosmopolitan, welcoming France; the country most American liberals wish we were more like—President Emmanuel Macron made the following announcement earlier this week: Migrants who cross the Alps from Italy to France face a year in jail under a tough new law announced by President Macron’s government yesterday. The bill, which is designed to curb illegal immigration, makes it a criminal offence to enter France without going through

Russian bots were a non-factor in 2016

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) Michael Moore’s appearance at an anti-Trump rally organized by Russian meddlers illustrates how inconsequential Russian meddling, at least in the form discussed in the recent Mueller indictment, was. Sure, Moore would not have attended this particular rally absent Russian meddling because, absent such meddling, the rally apparently would not have occurred. But did Russia influence Moore’s view of Trump? Of course not. Did Russia influence Moore’s willingness to express his

George Washington: Father of our country; symbol of its presidency

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:52:51 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) In the preface to his book The Presidency of George Washington, the late Forrest McDonald wrote: [M]y account of Washington’s presidency may leave the reader mystified by the man’s virtual deification in his own times. The solution to the mystery is here, however, if the reader will approach the story in the proper spirit. To be an American in the last decade of the eighteenth century was to be present

Children’s crusade comes to CNN

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:15:34 +0000

(Scott Johnson) Last night CNN took up the 2018 children’s crusade that is intended to produce gun control where previously there has only been left-wing frustration. We are counseled to “do something” in a tone of unanswerable indignation. The volume is turned up to ear-shattering levels in lieu of traditional means of persuasion. In Minneapolis, students badly in need of the tools of critical thinking took the day off from school to

Remembering the indispensable man

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:23:44 +0000

(Scott Johnson) Today we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Of all the great men of the revolutionary era to whom we owe our freedom, Washington’s greatness was the rarest and the most needed. At this remove in time, it is also the hardest to comprehend. Take, for example, Washington’s contribution to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Washington’s mere presence lent the undertaking and its handiwork the legitimacy that