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A miserable century?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:55:32 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) Nicholas Eberstadt, one of the most perceptive analysts I know of, contends that “things have been going badly wrong in America since the beginning of the 21st century.” He makes a solid case, and I’m not here to dispute it, much less to argue that this century has been a bed of roses. Eberstadt attributes President Trump’s stunning victory to the “miserable” century Americans outside of the “bubble” have been

Shhh: No One Tell Michelle About The Socialist Diet Plan

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:58:40 +0000

(Steven Hayward) Obesity is said to be the pre-eminent public health problem in America right now, which is  probably one more reason liberals prefer socialism, and always want to enact legislation regulating our diets. (I predict the school version will be called the “No Child Left With a Big Behind Act.”) To wit, this news: Venezuela: 75% of population lost 19 pounds amid crisis Venezuela’s Living Conditions Survey found that nearly 75

Nikki Haley Calls Out the UN

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:41:04 +0000

(John Hinderaker) President Trump has made so many excellent appointments that it is hard to keep up with them all. But surely one of the best is his appointment of Nikki Haley, former Governor of South Carolina, as UN Ambassador. The video below dates from last Thursday, when Haley addressed the press after attending her first Security Council meeting on the Middle East. It is only about four minutes long, so rather

This is what democracy looks like

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:10:25 +0000

(Paul Mirengoff) Rep. Jim Jordan is a star. And not just because he had the good taste to hold a presidents’ day town hall meeting at the home of the vastly underrated Warren Harding. Jordan displayed his star quality by patiently fielding questions from protesters who swarmed the event. Crashing the town hall meetings of conservative congressmen has become the rage among left-wing protesters. Dave Weigel of the Washington Post aptly calls

But is it bigger than Rathergate?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:37:47 +0000

(Scott Johnson) Disgraced CBS newsman Dan Rather should never be able to live down Rathergate, the greatest media fraud of our time. It was, as John and I have argued, “Rather shameful.” If Rather isn’t able to live it down, it won’t be for lack of trying on his part. On the surface of the Flynn affair is what Rather calls “[t]his Russia scandal.” Rather opines. “On a 10 scale of Armageddon