The Real Islamophobia

While attending a vigil for the shooting victims at two New Zealand mosques last Friday evening, a visibly pregnant Chelsea Clinton was accosted by a pair of left-wing “activists.” The two specifically blamed Clinton for the atrocity. This was a stunning charge. In his 72-page manifesto, the shooter, an Australian national and self-described “eco-fascist” who […]

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Hollow Globalism Drives Ilhan Omar’s Politics of Affectation

“The world,” “the planet,” and “other nations” get a lot of mentions in the speeches of newly elected members of Congress such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Each of them focuses on what can be done globally, usually at the expense of the United States. This calls into question […]

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Human and Drug Smuggling Trends under Trump

Historically, two major types of “contraband” come over the unsecured southwest border: economic migrants and marijuana. Any initiative predicated on closing the border using a market mechanism—including ours—has to deal with both people and drugs. As luck would have it, cannabis legalization is crushing the marijuana smuggling business. Seizures of marijuana by Border Patrol over […]

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Constitutional Fairyland

Another week, a new harvest of insane Democratic pre-electoral hobby horses. Various of the numberless swarm of presidential aspirants in that party have glibly chimed in with their views of how to modify American government to assure a permanent “progressive” majority. Gathering steam now are absurd ideas to side-step the Electoral College, pack the Supreme […]

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How Gullible Are We?

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) recently drew a large, standing-room only crowd at Austin’s popular SXSW Festival. By most accounts, Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks were met with rapt attention and thunderous applause. Yet, as Karl Rove detailed in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, what she had to say was reminiscent of  the predictable, doctrinaire rants that you’d […]

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How Do You Solve a Problem like AOC?

I first noticed something was up in the New York City backwater called the 14th Congressional District when a friend across the aisle, a well-respected political columnist, tweeted out the news of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “upset” victory against the incumbent Democrat, Joe Crowley, just minutes after it happened. Who cares? thought I. Crowley, one of the […]

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America’s Defense Establishment: Too Big to Succeed

The United States has a problem: it has a military-industrial complex built on assumptions about international security dating from the last century. Despite maintaining a larger defense budget than the next 10 countries behind it, the United States has been painfully slow to respond to the new, relatively cheap, threats of the 21st century. Our […]

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44 Men and Women . . . and a Baby

In the 1987 movie, “Three Men and a Baby,” three carefree bachelors who find a baby on their doorstep don’t hesitate to give that baby the care it needs to thrive. But today, what happens when 44 men and women are asked to declare that a newborn baby—found not on a doorstep, but delivered “accidentally” […]

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Leaving Proof Behind: The Disgrace of ‘Leaving Neverland’

The best-selling artist of all time appears outside the northwest gate of the White House. He enters the Oval Office, whereupon the president listens to the artist—who is a drug addict—condemn drug addicts. That the artist also initiated a relationship with a 14-year-old child, whom he allegedly plied with speed and sleeping pills, is beside […]

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The Elite Pulls Up the Ladders Behind Them

The recent college admissions scandal is something to behold. While it’s always been known that wealthy alumni might bestow a small leg-up for their progeny through well-timed gifts, the unvarnished cheating on tests, bribes to coaches and admissions personnel, and the shameless participation of wealthy parents truly removes all pretense that the system is not […]

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