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The Condolence Controversy | National Review

It might be the stupidest and most unworthy controversy of the year, and that’s saying something. Feeling defensive at a press conference on Monday over questions about his silence about the deaths of four U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Niger, Trump hit Obama for not calling families of the fallen. This, of ...

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NHS Tyranny Proposal to Ban Smokers, Obese from Surgery

Calling Bernie Sanders! Calling Bernie Sanders. STAT! A serious policy proposal in the UK would ban many surgeries for smokers and the obese. From the Telegraph story: The NHS will ban patients from surgery indefinitely unless they lose weight or quit smoking, under controversial plans drawn up in Hertfordshire… In ...

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Ralph Northam Removes Running Mate from Campaign Ad for Virginia Unions

As Election Day quickly approaches in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, Democratic candidate Ralph Northam appears to have scrubbed his African American running mate Justin Fairfax from Northern Virginia campaign fliers, in an appeal to big labor unions. Here’s a tweet with an image of the two fliers side by side: Wow, ...

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Tuesday links | National Review

It’s Rita Hayworth’s birthday: here’s an excellent compilation of her dancing, set to Stayin’ Alive. John Quincy Adams’ Obsession with Weights and Measures. How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth’s Laws? Here’s A Giant Drunk Puppet Roaming The Streets Of An Irish City. Related, an 1860s series of photos illustrating the ’5 stages of inebriation’. ...

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The Never Trumpers’ New Strategy

From my most recent NRO article, about the latest anti-Trump strategy: “Recourse to the 25th Amendment would not remove Trump: It would be like the madness of King George III, and he would be writing Congress every month demanding to have the full exercise of the presidency back. The whole ...

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The Las Vegas Shooting Is Still Very, Very Strange

Before I begin, let me re-emphasize what I stated in a post the afternoon after the shooting. Do not read this post as implying any sort of conspiracy theory. In fact, even now — more than two weeks after the terrible event — we don’t even know enough facts to ...

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Johnny Carson > Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel deserves credit for frankness, if nothing else. In an interview over the weekend, the ABC late-night host said he doesn’t care about losing Republican viewers.  We’re a long way from Johnny Carson, whose Tonight Show was a national institution that enjoyed a broad audience — and was conducted like one. Carson ...

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Norman Naimark on “Genocide: A World History” — Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson

Norman Naimark, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and an expert on Eastern Europe and genocides throughout history, brings his considerable expertise to Uncommon Knowledge to discuss the history of genocides from ancient to modern times. Peter Robinson sits down with Naimark to discuss his latest book, Genocide: A World ...

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Contraception Mandate Litigation: DOJ Settles

The nuns have won. Well, not quite yet. See Update below. So have others who opposed the Obamacare contraception mandate based on religious objections. From the National Catholic Register story: A week after issuing new religious-freedom guidelines to all administrative agencies in the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice ...

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Russian Nuclear Scandal – What Did Hillary Clinton Know?

The Hill this morning broke what could be a very big news story, if anyone is willing to follow up on it. As is often the case with these kinds of stories, it bears watching if the reporting falls apart somehow, but as of yet, it seems there’s almost no ...

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