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The bad news is, Elizabeth Warren has some barmy ideas about raising your taxes. The good news is, she’s a proven coward. She says she likes to “nerd out” on the policy details. Okay, let’s do that. Warren estimates that her health-care scheme would cost about $2 trillion — every year, forever. As … Read
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Not long ago, Saint Peter Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., the media’s go-to expert on all matters of faith, was asked about Beto O’Rourke’s contention that churches that refuse to embrace progressive spiritual rites should be stripped of their tax-exempt status. “I’m not sure he understood the … Read More
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Boeing officials are pressing the need for active electronic warfare platforms like the Growler even as new stealth technology such as that seen on the F-35 are deployed. In one presentation, reports Military.com, the company states: “Stealth is perishable; only a Growler provides full spectrum protection.” ((Source unknown)) A Long Island tech firm sold Chinese
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Senator Chuck Grassley (R, Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 2, 2018. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Republican senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday asking the State Department to disclose any internal documents involving Hunter
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FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated prior to testifying before House Committees in Washington, U.S., July, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) The attorneys prosecuting former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn were forced to admit in a Tuesday letter to Flynn’s legal defense that the notes which formed the official document describing Flynn’s January
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A doctor speaks to patients at his office in Peoria, Ill., in 2013. (Jim Young/Reuters) The American health-care system needs to be maintained and strengthened, not replaced. When Senator Elizabeth Warren released a plan to finance her hugely expensive Medicare-for-all proposal last Friday, doctors and patients everywhere knew that no matter how the numbers were
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Outside the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The agency and the tax-collection system it oversees are on the brink of catastrophic collapse. Anyone who deals with the IRS on a regular basis knows that the agency is in trouble: IRS employees are less able than ever to effectively and efficiently handle
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U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland poses in Brussels, Belgium, June 4, 2019. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters) U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland implied in revised testimony to House Democrats that a potential meeting between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as the release of military aid to the country,
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(Carlo Allegri/Reuters) America wouldn’t be the same without it. Editor’s Note: The following is part of a series of excerpts adapted from Rich Lowry’s new book The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free. Read previous excerpts here and here. We rightly revere the Declaration and the Constitution, and study their influence
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A marcher holds a Mexican flag near an effigy of presidential candidate Donald Trump during an immigrant-rights rally in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2016. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) Conservative residents of California are leaving the state, or considering doing so, at an unprecedented rate, according to the Los Angeles Times. Just over half of California’s registered voters
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Iranians burn U.S. flags during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Iran, February 11, 2019. (Meghdad Madadi/Tasnim News Agency/Reuters) Forty years ago, Iran’s mullahs first showed the world how evil they are. Forty years ago today, a mob of Islamist extremists under the direction of Ayatollah Khomeini stormed
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at a press conference in Washington, U.S. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Rubio to Challenge ‘Lifeless Corporate Conglomerates’ in Tuesday Speech on ‘Common Good Capitalism’ Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fl.) plans to critique the “two misguided positions” of the economic status quo during a speech Tuesday at the Catholic University of America
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U.S. Attorney John Durham (United States Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut/Wikimedia) John Durham is the legendary lawman digging into how the intelligence probe of Donald Trump started. John Durham may be the most consequential and least known figure in Washington right now. In May, U.S. attorney general William Barr selected Durham, a longtime prosecutor with
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President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama on inauguration day, January 20, 2017. (Scott Applewhite/Pool/Reuters) As things stand now, Obama’s race-related policies are much closer to Trump’s than to those of most major Democratic presidential contenders. Last week, at the opening of a justice-reform conference held at Benedict College, President Trump received a Bipartisan Justice
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New York City mayor Bill de Blasio attends the dedication of the new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island, May 16, 2019. (Mike Segar/Reuters) What Bill de Blasio is doing to the residents of New York is hardly funny. What happens when the Democratic party gets to realize all its deepest fantasies, with gushers
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National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor, Md. 2018 (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) In a court filing, the gun-rights group claims Ackerman McQueen damaged its brand and defrauded it of millions in connection with streaming service NRATV. The National Rifle Association claimed in a court filing last Friday
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Sen. Kamala Harris speaks during the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, August 10, 2019. (Scott Morgan/Reuters) Democratic debate rules might help her get a second look from voters, but she still lacks a compelling argument for her candidacy. Things are looking bleak for the Kamala Harris campaign. On Wednesday, Politico reported that
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Noah Oppenheim poses at a screening of Jackie in Los Angeles, Calif., November 14, 2016. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) NBC News employees announced Wednesday the formation of a union in the wake of internal criticism directed at executives over their handling of past incidents of work-related sexual misconduct by upper-level management. “We love working at NBC News
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions takes part in a Federal Commission on School Safety meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. August 16, 2018. (REUTERS/Leah Millis ) Jeff Sessions, who served three-and-a-half terms in the Senate before joining the Trump administration as Attorney General in 2017, is considering running to reclaim his former
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Joe Biden speaks at the Iowa Federation of Labor Convention in Altoona, Iowa, August 21, 2019. (Gage Skidmore) Father Ryan Hilderbrand of Huntingburg, Ind., has a useful thread explaining why Joe Biden was barred from receiving the Eucharist at a South Carolina church on Sunday: By his actions, he leads us to believe that he
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Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-column series this weekend, dealing with recent developments in the impeachment inquiry House Democrats are conducting in connection with President Trump’s dealings with the government of Ukraine. Yesterday, in part one of this two-part series, I reiterated my … Read More
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An AV-8B Harrier II jet attached to the Italian Navy’s Grouppo Aerei Imbarcati lands on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, under way in the Mediterranean Sea, July 18, 2018. (Mass Communication Specialist Third Class Daniel C. Coxwest/US Navy) The treaty and benefits us less than it benefits Russia,
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A man inspects a handgun at the NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., April 28, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) The NRA’s political action committee had an explosive month of fundraising in September after Democratic 2020 presidential candidates openly backed confiscating legally-owned firearms, according to Federal Election Commission documents. The PAC raised $1.3 million in September, a
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