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The Bolshevik ‘Beacon to Humanity’

Writing in NRODT as the centenary of the Bolshevik revolution approaches (read the whole piece, incidentally), Douglas Murray had this to say: [W]herever you turn in the world today, it seems that the virus of Communism — in every Marxist, socialist strain — remains alive and well. Conditions for its ...

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Manhattan Terrorist Attack — At Least Eight Dead

Update 5:46 p.m.: President Trump responded to the attack on Twitter: In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2017 Update 5:39 p.m.: The NYPD commissioner James P. ...

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BREAKING: Mass-Casualty Incident in Manhattan

Update 4:55 p.m.: CNN is reporting that the FBI is investigating the incident as a terrorist attack. CNN, FOX News, and the local NBC affiliate have all reported that witnesses told police they heard the suspect shouting “Allah Akbar.” Breaking 4:27 p.m.: Multiple people are dead in Lower Manhattan after a ...

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Getting Opposition Research From Russians Is a Terrible Idea

As news emerged yesterday that yet another Trump campaign staffer sought “dirt” on Hillary Clinton from Russian sources, it’s worth addressing again why it’s just plain wrong to seek opposition research from geopolitical foes. I keep seeing Trump campaign apologists claiming that it’s just fine to dig up dirt, regardless ...

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North Carolina University Athletic Scandal — Martin Center Article

The NCAA has announced that it won’t take any action against the University of North Carolina for its decades-long scandal of fake courses for star athletes. How did the university manage to escape getting even a slap on the wrist? As Shannon Watkins explains in a new Martin Center essay, ...

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South Korea & China Missile Defense Agreement is Complex

South Korea and China have agreed to settle a dispute regarding the placement of an American-built missile-defense system known as THAAD in southern South Korea, a decision that will have a complex impact on the U.S.’s effort to respond to the North Korea threat. The dispute stretches back to Febuary ...

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After the Manafort Indictment

From my most recent NRO article, about Mueller’s first indictments, and what happens next: “Mueller must soon acknowledge that he has no evidence of Trump-Kremlin collusion and move on with his mandate to investigate the Russian attempt to influence the election in more promising areas (e.g., the Democrats; he might ...

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Treason Accusations — Trump & Clinton Are Corrupt Not Treasonous

Knuckleheads on the left, including Tim Kaine, are throwing around the word “treason” in relation to Donald Trump and Paul Manafort. Knuckleheads on the right, including Seb Gorka, accuse Hillary Rodham Clinton of “treason” for her role in the Uranium One deal. Speaking with Sean Hannity, Gorka compared Mrs. Clinton’s ...

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‘Don’t Fire, Don’t Pardon’

I wrote today pushing back against some really bad advice Trump is getting from his allies about how to respond to Muller’s investigation: If Trump fired Mueller in reaction to all this, he would take a matter that now is at the edges of his world — Manafort has already ...

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Manafort Pleads Not Guilty; Chief of Staff Kelly Defends Robert E. Lee

Check out Bill’s Daily Briefing for Tuesday, October 31, where we round up the day’s biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look. Manafort Pleads Not Guilty Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, indicted yesterday for alleged crimes that took place long before he was involved in the campaign, has pleaded ...

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