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The Second World Wars

Start your day with Victor Davis Hanson: He’s my guest on The Bookmonger, and we have a 10-minute conversation about his new book, released today: The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won. original article on Fox news

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Tevi Troy for HHS Secretary

I want to echo Jonah, Yuval, and Hugh Hewitt, all of whom are touting Tevi Troy for HHS secretary. Tevi’s a friend of mine and a friend and respected colleague to many others as well. The high regard in which Tevi is held helps explain his unanimous confirmation as deputy ...

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“Human Life Review” & Carly Fiorina — Great Defender of Life Dinner

If you are traveling to New York City next week to attend NRI’s fourth annual William F. Buckley Jr. Prize Dinner, on October 25, consider spending an extra night in the Big Apple to celebrate the Human Life Review’s Great Defender of Life Dinner, which on October 26 will be ...

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Trustees & Faculty Hiring — Martin Center Article

Why do we have so many really awful professors on college faculties? One reason is that the hiring process is completely in the hands of academic departments, usually with minimal oversight from the administration. Therefore, when leftist radicals want a collegial (i.e., like-minded) new member of the department, they are ...

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Apple Diversity & Inclusion Vice President’s Affirmative Action Comments

Once again we learn that, in Silicon Valley as elsewhere in Corporate America, there is no place for politically incorrect truth-telling. What’s more, what the law says is not even part of the conversation. The latest kerfuffle involves Apple’s vice president of “inclusion and diversity,” who made the following statement ...

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The Conservative’s Guide to the 2017-2018 NBA Season

For the last ten days, the demands have been building. First they were confined to texts and tweets. Then came the calls and letters. Finally, there were the tearful personal visits. The people cried out with one voice, “When? When will we see the 2017-2018 conservative’s guide to the NBA?!?” Wait ...

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Laura Moriarty American Heart Novel Suffers Under PC Culture

Even though Laura Moriarty’s new book, American Heart, hasn’t been released yet, it had already attracted the ire of the perpetually offended. On Goodreads, the novel has been slammed for supposedly pushing a “white savior” narrative. Yesterday, an independent critics’ website, Kirkus Reviews, removed its positive review “because some of ...

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Laura Moriarty Couldn’t Win, Whatever She Wrote

Phil, in relating the sad tale of Laura Moriarty, you write: In the novel, Moriarty’s fifth, the U.S. government deports Muslims to internment camps in Nevada for practicing their religion, which move is marketed to Americans as “better for everyone’s safety.” This invites indifference from the book’s protagonist, Sarah-Mary Williams, ...

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Austria’s Election | National Review

As John Fund notes in his piece (on the home page) on Austria’s election, the right’s success (including a strong showing for the populist Freedom Party and a  shift to the right within the establishment-right People’s Party) is yet another consequence of Angela Merkel’s decision (fueled, in my view, mainly by panic, ...

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Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty — Desertion & Misbehavior before the Enemy

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. Army soldier captured by the Taliban in 2009 and who, after a controversial prisoner exchange, was brought home by President Obama five years later, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy this morning in a military court. The Associated Press reports: “I understand ...

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