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Jerusalem & Trump Decision: Middle Eastern Christians Are Not Pro-Israel

Christian leaders in the Middle East oppose U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The underlying issue is that Christians in the region side with the Palestinian cause against the Jewish state, on the whole. Exceptions exist, and one could argue that pro-Israeli Christians ought to be the majority in ...

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Jerusalem & Trump: Middle Eastern Christians Are Not Pro-Israel

Christian leaders in the Middle East oppose U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The underlying issue is that Christians in the region side with the Palestinian cause against the Jewish state, on the whole. Exceptions exist, and one could argue that pro-Israeli Christians ought to be the majority in ...

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Trump Firing Robert Mueller Would Be a Misstep if President Has Nothing to Hide

We are seeing two trends in the Robert Mueller matter that should be pulling in opposite directions, but aren’t: 1) As far as we can tell at the moment (and this is necessarily speculative), Mueller doesn’t seem to be closing in on a collusion conspiracy. If that’s true, he’s also ...

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great books | National Review

Next week we’ll post the final Great Books podcast of 2017. Subject: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Subscribe for free today and have it delivered to your device immediately upon release. Also, catch up on podcasts from recent weeks, such as: The Road, by Cormac McCarthy; The Adventures of Huckleberry ...

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Sweden and the Politics of Denial

Paulina Neuding, writing in the New York Times: This past Saturday, a Hanukkah party at a synagogue in Goteborg [Gothenburg], Sweden, was abruptly interrupted by Molotov cocktails. They were hurled by a gang of men in masks at the Jews, mostly teenagers, who had gathered to celebrate the holiday. Two ...

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Here’s What We Know About the GOP Tax Plan That Was Just Filed

GOP leadership has just filed its final version of the reconciled tax reform bill. The bill, which had been secret until today, underwent a number of changes throughout the week. Here are some of the key alterations: The new tax rates per individual income tax bracket are (example incomes are ...

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Shock: The GOP’s Tax Bill Is a GOP Tax Bill

The tax bill is almost finished, and, with the exception of a couple of its minor provisions, it looks to me like a pretty standard Republican effort. Effectively, Paul Ryan and co. are doing the things they either didn’t get to do at all back in 2001/2003, or the things ...

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Following Announcements by Corker, Rubio, and Scott, Senate GOP is United in Support for Tax Bill

The Senate GOP is now united in support of the party’s tax plan. Senators Rubio (R-FL) and Scott (R-SC) announced their support after securing an increase in child tax credit refundability, which they have been pushing for throughout the bill’s finalization process. This was followed by a surprise announcement from Senator ...

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Keaton Jones Bullying Video Causes Twitter Mob to Label Him a Racist

On Friday, eleven-year-old Keaton Jones’s mother posted a video of him recounting through tears the bullying he’s been enduring at his Tennessee middle school. Over the weekend, his video went viral, and he received thousands of messages of support from everyday Americans and celebrities on social media. By Monday morning, ...

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Minnesota Is Next Year’s Biggest Election Battleground

Assuming Al Franken resigns from the Senate, Minnesota is going to have two Senate elections next year. The state will also be electing a new governor, since incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton is not running again. Minnesota hasn’t had simultaneous elections for these three offices since 1978. The state has several competitive ...

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