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Reductio Ad Hitlerum

  Add plotting assassinations to the list of jobs Americans won’t do, although I’m sure there are scores of deranged Hillary and Bernie supporters who would beg to disagree, based upon a cursory examination of Twitter. As Scott Adams has pointed out, the left’s insistence upon comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler-and establishment Republicans...
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Smoke And Mirrors

Smoke And Mirrors

For those who were under the impression that the obfuscation and manipulation of the Justice Department ended with the departure of Eric Holder, I have some unpleasant news for you. Loretta Lynch, persecutor of Islamophobes, has decided to release a heavily redacted transcript of Omar Mateen’s 911 calls during his massacre at Pulse Nightclub...
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Muy Triste

Muy Triste

Update: A great account of the evening on Yahoo Sports. Those were not jubilant  Texans waving their state flag last night at the Copa America, but ecstatic Chileans celebrating their nation’s victory over El Tri. Their team’s 7-0 ass-kicking of Mexico’s hapless squad of sulking incompetents, to be precise. We don’t often discuss soccer tournaments at...
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Election 2016: Fault Lines

Election 2016: Fault Lines

While I’ve had to delay this post for obvious reasons, here are some of my thoughts on Donald Trump’s national security speech delivered in New Hampshire this past week. Although I’ve criticized Donald Trump’s deficiencies, re: prepared speeches, in the past, even while acknowledging the rhetorical brilliance of his extemporaneous remarks and verbal ripostes, I don’t think...
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Waving The Bloody Shirt

Waving The Bloody Shirt

That there has been another gruesome public murder, whose details have been broadcast across the globe, is no longer a novelty, unfortunately. The fact that it was being exploited within hours by the usual cast of characters, who want to shape this horrific event into a narrative of intolerant, anti-European, anti-multicultural bigoted Britain is not...
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Bloody Borders

Although there have been numerous global jihadist assaults since my last post-including an unsuccessful attack carried out by a Somali Muslim immigrant in a Texas town forced to accept the resettlement of refugees and the beheading of a Canadian hostage taken by Abu Sayyaf-it’s worth reflecting upon the atrocity which took place at the Pulse...
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Whither The Right?

Whither The Right?

Correction: As the commenter below points out, Jason Richwine is a regular contributor to National Review Online. We regret the error.  One of the benefits of the Trump campaign, regardless of one’s thoughts on the merits of a Trump presidency, is its exposure of the conservative establishment. The irony of an undisciplined and at...
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Terror and Liberalism (Judge Mukasey Speaks)

Terror and Liberalism (Judge Mukasey Speaks)

  Most of you familiar with the work of Michael Mukasey probably remember him as the federal judge who granted Jose Padilla, an Al Qaeda agent designated an enemy combatant by the Bush administration, access to counsel during his detention in a U.S. military brig. Others might recall his refusal to declare waterboarding synonymous...
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Executive Overreach (Intelligence Squared Debate)

Executive Overreach (Intelligence Squared Debate)

The threat of an imperial presidency constantly looms within the American psyche, especially now that the ability of the federal government to intrude into our personal lives appears to be unlimited. However, this administration’s exploitation of its explicit powers-and arrogation of powers it was never granted under our Constitutional framework-is unprecedented in the context of...
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Stand And Deliver (Confronting Leftist Banditry)

Stand And Deliver (Confronting Leftist Banditry)

To paraphrase the late Joe Sobran, hate speech is any speech liberals hate. Now that leading Web giants and the EU superstate have cemented a pact to target this pernicious threat to civilization, we’ll all have a better understanding of what exactly the egalitarian left considers to be hateful. The question remains, what do...
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