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Prufrock: Was Lincoln an Incorrigible Racist?

Reviews and News: Eric Foner reviews Fred Kaplan’s Lincoln and the Abolitionists, which argues that Lincoln belatedly and begrudgingly signed the Emancipation Proclamation because he was a racist: “Lincoln and the Abolitionists never quite gels.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Continue Reading....

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Iraqi Christians Detained by ICE Shouldn’t Be Deported

Legend has it that Abgar V, “the Black,” ruler of the small Mesopotamian kingdom of Osroene, was incurably ill when a wanderer anointed by the miracle-worker, Jesus, appeared. The stranger’s name was Addai, or Thaddeus, numbered among the Seventy and sent by the Apostle Thomas, …

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This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism-June 24

1992—In Lee v. Weisman, a 5-justice majority, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy, rules that a nondenominational prayer delivered by a rabbi at a public school graduation ceremony violated the Establishment Clause because students who chose to attend the ceremony were psychologically coerced “to stand …

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The Antithesis of Obstruction

The “collusion” narrative was a fraud, plain and simple. We know that now. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth: Collusion’s successor, the “obstruction” narrative, is a perversion. The Left loves narrative. The ever-expanding story manipulates time, …

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The Human Clock

Once upon a time, it didn’t matter if a clock tower in Spoleto kept time slightly differently than a tower in Assisi and far differently than one in Rome.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Continue Reading....

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Prior to Snowden, NSA Had No Clue How Many Were Approved to Download Top Secret Info

The National Security Agency did not know how many officials were authorized to download and transfer top secret data from its servers prior to the high-profile leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden, according to a recently declassified government report. The NSA was also unsuccessful in attempts to …

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Winston's Folly: Lessons Learned Gallipoli.

“In my opinion,” wrote Admiral Lord Charles Beresford to Leo Maxse, the editor of the British conservative magazine National Review, in April 1915, “Churchill is a serious danger to the State.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Continue Reading....

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They’re Wrong About Everything

Events are turning me into a radical skeptic. I no longer believe what I read, unless what I am reading is an empirically verifiable account of the past. I no longer have confidence in polls, because it has become impossible to separate the signal from …

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The Blackstone Entitlement

Steve Schwarzman illuminates the family leave debate. Continue Reading....

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A Taking by Any Other Name

The Supreme Court extends its bad record on property rights. Continue Reading....

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