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  • They Didn’t Do It for Medals
    by Larry Alex Taunton on June 16, 2019 at 4:06 am

    “Only you — only you! — could manage to get shot in the ass!” The year was 1987. A group of middle-aged men sat under the umbrellas at the cheap fiberglass tables of the Holiday Inn in Columbus, Georgia not... […]

  • Now Might Be a Really Good Time for Jehovah’s Witnesses to Start Voting
    by Jared Whitley on June 16, 2019 at 4:03 am

    In one memorable scene from The Lord of the Rings, the shield-maiden Eowyn says, “The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them.” It’s written as a female-empowerment moment, but […]

  • The Deficit in Media Questioning
    by Debra J. Saunders on June 16, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Washington Trade secret: We in the news media often hate the media, too. I had such a moment Tuesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s annual summit when CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju interviewed House Speaker […]

  • Jordan Peterson Is Taking the Fight to Big Tech
    by Dominick Sansone on June 16, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Jordan Peterson, New York Times best-selling author and vocal advocate of free speech, says he will be launching a new social media platform that is free of restrictive censorship. With a terms of service predicated on free-speech […]

  • Cato: Sanctions Impediment to North Korean Peace, Aid  
    by John Jiang on June 16, 2019 at 3:07 am

    At a recent Cato Institute conference, speakers from various NGOs discussed their efforts to assist desperately impoverished civilians in North Korea and the challenges that they face due to the various sanctions imposed on the country. […]

  • Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act: Making Washington Squeal
    by Ali Atia on June 16, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) is on a mission: to expose the wasteful government spending that balloons the federal deficit and provides nothing of value to taxpayers. Her Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act (S.565), introduced in February 2019, […]

  • ‘I Think I Would’ — A Clause Challenging Those Who Incite Before Thinking
    by Dov Fischer on June 15, 2019 at 4:04 am

    A person contemplates a business deal. The negotiators get very clever, sly — trying to maximize the deal’s value and minimize their taxes. It happens all the time. Some really weird, crazy ideas come out. “Hey, do you […]

  • How to Create Your Own Enemies
    by Brandon J. Weichert on June 15, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Geostrategists going back to Sir Halford Mackinder have advised Western leaders to prevent at all costs the rise of a power (or a coalition of powers) that could dominate the Eurasian landmass. Yet, 30 years of fecklessly aggressive U.S. […]

  • Why Gillibrand Is the Most Vapid Clown in the Car
    by Dov Fischer on June 14, 2019 at 4:09 am

    She is so excruciatingly, insufferably, painfully stupid, shallow, pandering, desperate, and without ethics. Kirsten Gillibrand. United States Senator from New York. Candidate for 2020 Democrat Presidential nomination. Dolt. She was not […]

  • Bernietopia
    by Daniel J. Flynn on June 14, 2019 at 4:07 am

    When a noun must disguise itself behind an adjective, beware. “We must recognize that in the 21st century, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, economic rights are human rights,” Bernie Sanders announced at a […]