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  • Why Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Up Among Minorities
    by David Catron on August 19, 2019 at 4:05 am

    A mounting number of voter polls show that, despite shrill denunciations of the president by the Democrats for his alleged racism, Trump is enjoying a dramatic increase in his approval ratings among minorities. This isn’t, as some […]

  • Dean Baquet Kills the New York Times
    by Scott McKay on August 19, 2019 at 4:05 am

    The revelations from an internal town hall between New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet and key members of the paper’s staff, which leaked to Slate and were reported Thursday with an extensive transcript, prove […]

  • The Hong Kong Standoff
    by Jed Babbin on August 19, 2019 at 4:04 am

    President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are playing a high-stakes game of chicken that encompasses both trade negotiations and the protests against Chinese oppression that have continued for 11 weeks in Hong Kong. Over the past […]

  • The Unmasking of BDS
    by Ziva Dahl on August 19, 2019 at 4:02 am

    After 14 years of being lulled by propagandists into believing that their boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign (BDS) is a human rights movement, we’re finally waking up to the deception. The U.S. House last month […]

  • A Sad Tale of a Wealthy Millennial’s Moral Confusion
    by E. Calvin Beisner on August 18, 2019 at 4:02 am

    A few years back, my wife heard a young woman share that she had felt guilty for being able to go out to dinner with friends in Chicago because she knew her mother in South Africa was struggling to scrape... […]

  • Will the Gregory-Bambera Investigation Into Monsignor Rossi Be a Whitewash?
    by George Neumayr on August 18, 2019 at 4:01 am

    In June, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former papal nuncio to the United States, corroborated my year-long reporting on the corruption of Monsignor Walter Rossi, the head of one of the most important churches in the United […]

  • Sovereignty Is for Suckers
    by Debra J. Saunders on August 18, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Washington It didn’t take long for Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., to throw her grandmother under the bus. On Thursday, Israel had announced it would bar an official visit by Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the first two Muslim […]

  • The Battle for Faith and Reason and Western Civ
    by Paul Kengor on August 17, 2019 at 4:03 am

    We’ve witnessed for decades a long march by the secular Left to tear down Western civilization. The credo was best captured by Jesse Jackson’s infamous exhortation, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western civ has got to go!” And […]

  • Democrats Need, But Don’t Want, Biden
    by J.T. Young on August 17, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Democrats clearly need Biden, but equally clearly: They do not want him. Intent to the point of hell-bent, Democrats are looking to run to the left and away from the moderates they will need to win. This threatens to make... […]

  • Trump’s Folly? President Seeks to Purchase Greenland
    by Evan Maguire on August 17, 2019 at 4:00 am

    According to recent reports, Trump is looking to make a deal, perhaps his biggest yet: the purchase of Greenland. The Wall Street Journal reports that the president has discussed a potential purchase on multiple occasions. Many have […]