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Get Me a Shrink: A Note about Language — ‘Shrink,’ ‘Shrank,’ ‘Shrunk,’ Etc.

In 1989, there was a movie title: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” Some people noted that this codified, or at least illustrated, a slip in language: It was not “I Shrank the Kids” but “I Shrunk.” I thought of this when looking at our homepage, which tells us “How ‘Fake ...

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A Podcast with Michael Mukasey, Hosted by Jay Nordlinger, September 7, 2017

Michael Mukasey is one of the outstanding lawyers in the country. He was a federal judge in New York and then went into private practice. During this time, President Bush (43) asked Mukasey to be attorney general. After that term, Mukasey returned to private practice and now does a variety ...

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Subway Class Action Case — George Leef Forbes Article

A law firm thought it had an easy case when a photo showed a Subway “footlong” that a customer had purchased was less than 12 inches. So they cooked up a class-action suit, hoping to extract a hefty settlement amount from Subway. To make the case go away, Subway agreed ...

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Ex-Im Bank Cronies Defeated — Export Import Bank

After the Export-Import Bank’s charter was reauthorized at the end of 2015, it was still unable to function at its full crony potential. The bank needs a quorum of its board if it wants to approve loans larger than $10 million, but it currently only has two members instead of ...

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Ivanka Trump: Double the Child Tax Credit

Share article on Facebookshare Tweet articletweet Plus one article on Google Plus+1 Print Article Adjust font size AA AA AA AA AA AA AA by Ramesh Ponnuru September ...

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Thursday links | National Review

The Battle of Borodino, on which War and Peace and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture are based, took place on September 7, 1812. Drinking cold water and other 19th century causes of death. What Did Houses For Ordinary People In Sumer Look Like? How dictionaries decide which words are obsolete. Three simple rules for building a tower, if you are a fire ...

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NY High Court Rejects Assisted Suicide Right

There is no constitutional right to assisted suicide, so the courts keep ruling. The Supreme Court of United States rejected an assisted suicide Roe v. Wade 9-0 in 1997 State supreme courts have rejected state constitutional claims in Florida, New Mexico, and elsewhere. In fact no high court in the USA ...

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‘Turn off the TV, Mr. President’

I wrote today for Politico about Trump’s unhealthy obsession with cable TV: Obama famously described himself as having a pen and a phone (that’s how we got DACA). Trump has a phone and a remote control, and often works them in tandem as he criticizes, praises and comments on things ...

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Immigration — Trump’s DACA Plan & Message Discipline

For many conservatives, President Trump’s decision to cancel DACA with a six-month delay has at least two benefits. For those on the right such as Marco Rubio who believe that DACA is unconstitutional, ending DACA helps restore constitutional norms. The six-month delay, meanwhile, gives Congress a deadline for a compromise ...

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Trump Will Prevail over Congress

From my most recent NRO article, about President Trump and his foes in Washington, D.C.: Ryan and McConnell have misled the country about their ability or intention to pass bills. If they don’t become more purposeful, the Republicans will lose the House next year, Ryan will be thrown out as ...

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