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Uncommon Knowledge: OMB Director Mick Mulvaney

This week on Uncommon Knowledge, John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney, director of the Office of Budget and Management, sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss the complex process of budget reform by having to blend President Trump’s budget proposal with the realities of dealing with Congress. …

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Britain Should Seek Vengeance for Manchester, Not Justice

Let me share with you some deeply flawed words from the editorial board of the New York Times. I do this not because the Times is alone in its sentiment but because the paragraph below is perfectly representative of the wrong approach to fighting terror. …

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Gianforte’s Goonery Is All His Own

There’s been some commentary about how Gianforte’s body slam of a reporter — which his campaign lied about — is the kind of thing that is bound to happen in Trump’s America. I thought Trump’s calling out of individual reporters by name at his rallies …

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What the Media Can Learn from Professional Wrestling

‘Kayfabe” is a word that you probably won’t recognize unless you’re familiar with the professional-wrestling business. It’s a term used by insiders and passionate fans to refer to the portrayal of wrestling personas, storylines, and choreographed action as “real” to spectators. When wrestlers are “in …

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The President, the Pope, and Fatima

My latest Bookmonger podcast is with Paul Kengor, author of A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century. One of its revelations: Both men were fascinated by Fatima. Continue Reading....

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Mugabe’s Noble Challenger

Zimbabwe gained its independence in 1980. Since then, it has been ruled by one man: the dictator Robert Mugabe. At 93, he is getting ready to run again, in one of those sham elections. Like most Zimbabweans, Evan Mawarire has never known any other leader. …

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Has Globalism Gone Off the Rails?

Prague — The West that birthed globalization is now in an open revolt over its own offspring, from here in Eastern Europe to southern Ohio. About half of the population in Europe and the United States seems to want to go back to the world …

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‘I Might . . . Pull Off a Leg or Two’

A shocking new video has just been released by the Center for Medical Progress, the undercover investigative group that in 2015 released videos showing that Planned Parenthood affiliates have profited from selling the body parts of aborted babies. This latest video is a preview of …

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Mr. Human Rights

In 2005, Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation (steps away from NR in the Empire State Building). In 2009, he founded its companion, the Oslo Freedom Forum. The forum is taking place this week. Thor is my guest on the latest QandA podcast, here. …

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‘It is unclear, however, whether Russian officials actually tried to directly influence Mr. Manafort and Mr. Flynn.’

The New York Times has a new blockbuster™ story this afternoon on Russian officials talking about trying to influence Trump aides, but there’s always a caveat in these kind of reports that makes them more smoke as opposed to a smoking gun. In the case …

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