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  • Republican Spenders: Where’s the Backbone?
    by Garland S. Tucker III on February 20, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Just three months after last November’s midterm elections, Democratic presidential hopefuls are already lining up. And the new darling of the left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is blithely explaining her party’s outright embrace […]

  • Racist Hoaxes in a Remarkably Accepting and Diverse America
    by Dov Fischer on February 20, 2019 at 5:05 am

    The United States is the most accepting diverse society on earth and has been for decades. How many Black people have risen to President of France? To Prime Minister of France? Of England? Of Germany? Of Spain? Of Russia? How... […]

  • Low Taxes Are the Best Sweetheart Deal 
    by Betsy McCaughey on February 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Ever since Amazon’s break-up with New York on Valentine’s Day, dejected Mayor Bill De Blasio is complaining that corporations shouldn’t be able to play off one local government against others for tax breaks. “I […]

  • What Is in the Pope’s Hand?
    by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. on February 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Washington Pope Francis is increasingly showing his hand. He came into the papacy promising to clean up the Church, especially on matters of sexual abuse. In doing so, he raised hopes among the laity, especially in America and Latin […]

  • Bernie Sanders is Running For President
    by Paige Lambermont on February 19, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced this morning on Vermont Public Radio that he would seek the Democratic nomination for President in 2020. You can listen to the announcement interview here. He emphasized that his wish to let the […]

  • YouTube Allows Pedophiles to Roam Free on Platform
    by Evan Maguire on February 19, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    YouTube, the Alphabet Inc. owned giant, protects and promotes pedophiles. In a bombshell controversy drop over the weekend, a video  by YouTuber Matt Watson, explained how YouTube is allowing, enabling, and even monetizing […]

  • Sheer Madness From Ms. Ocasio-Cortez
    by Ben Stein on February 19, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Now for the charming topics of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Ed Markey, and the so-called “Green New Deal.” If ever there was a multi-pronged way to snatch Depression from the Jaws of prosperity, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez seems to have hit […]

  • The Good News About the Botched Bureaucratic Coup
    by David Catron on February 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

    A lot of Americans are justifiably angry that disgraced FBI official Andrew McCabe is doing a book tour rather than a stretch in some federal penitentiary. He has committed perjury on multiple occasions, participated in an attempt to alter […]

  • FBI’s Weaselgate
    by George Neumayr on February 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Andrew McCabe’s book is tilted The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, as if to say Trump is part of the terror. The real upshot of the book is that the politicized ranks of... […]

  • Trump Is Winning the Battle Over the Wall
    by Jeffrey Lord on February 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Score another one for President Trump. On Friday the President walked into the Rose Garden to discuss his signing of an order declaring a “national emergency” in the case for building a wall along the southern border. Among […]