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Mass Shooting In Munich

Mass Shooting In Munich

Update: There was evidently a lot of preparation that went into this rampage.  More info on the suspected shooter, who’s now believed to have killed himself after a confrontation with police, courtesy of Deutsche Welle.  Islamic State supporters hail the Munich attack, naturally.  A firsthand account of distraught Munich residents searching for answers by Rukmini...
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Convention Theatrics (The Final Day of the RNC)

Convention Theatrics (The Final Day of the RNC)

The biggest news of the RNC thus far has been, without question, Ted Cruz’s magnanimous endorsement of Ted Cruz. It’s too early to predict whether using a national platform to demean the choice of 14 million Republican voters is a wise political strategy going forward, but one thing we can say is that it’s...
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Real Countries Have Borders (Day 3 in Cleveland)

Real Countries Have Borders (Day 3 in Cleveland)

Tonight is the moment that Donald Trump’s running mate, Governor Mike Pence, is introduced to the nation. As I explained after he was chosen, I think much of the furor over Pence’s impact, both positive and negative, is pointless.
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RNC: Day 2

RNC: Day 2

  Tonight’s headliners can be loosely classified under the rubric of the Surrender Caucus. In addition to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Speaker of the House, Luis Gutierrez’s gringo friend Paul Ryan, will take center stage. By the way, Mr. Ryan is facing a conservative, anti-mass immigration primary challenge.
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Republican National Convention: Day 1

Republican National Convention: Day 1

One of the most heartening aspects of Donald Trump’s candidacy is his eagerness to give a national platform to the men and women whose families have been devastated by criminal, illegal aliens. It’s hard to conceive of any other nominee-Republican or Democrat-willing to use the news media to highlight the victims of illegal immigration,...
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Snap Judgment: Trump-Pence

Snap Judgment: Trump-Pence

Some initial thoughts: -Without being able to peer into the mind of Donald Trump, it’s hard to discern what prompted him to pick Governor Pence. If we take his words at face value, party unity was one of the primary motivating factors. That undoubtedly played a role, although I doubt it will sway Republicans...
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Leading From Behind

Leading From Behind

I have some thoughts on the Republican ticket, one of them slightly unconventional, but will save them for another day. It’s worthwhile spending a post on what’s occurring in the UK, which has important implications for the West going forward. Peter Hitchens sums up the surreal political dynamics at work within post-Brexit Great Britain....
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Total Carnage

Total Carnage

  Update: The jihadist truck driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, was known to police, naturally.  English language updates from Michael Horowitz.  What we know.  A timeline of the attack.  The Nice attack: a firsthand account.  What pathological altruism looks like.  Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.  Flashback.  A reasonable solution.  A column written by Pat Buchanan in the wake of...
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Mic Drop

I’m simply going to capitulate to your prodigious dissimulation skills. It turns out that Loretta Lynch is also an unusually good liar. The chief prerequisite for holding office in a future Democratic administration.
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Race To The Bottom

Race To The Bottom

So many have opined on Black Lives Matter over the past 3 years that it’s difficult to imagine anything novel being said or written about this organization. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to add my 2 cents, if for no other reason than the fact that I’ve never tackled this subject before on this website...
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