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It Was Good Enough for George Washington

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is seeing green. He wants to legalize industrial hemp, a highly versatile derivative of the cannabis plant, and that’s great news for consumers and entrepreneurs. He’s been joined in the fight by his fellow Kentuckian Sen. Rand Paul and top …

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Hit Gas, Not Brakes, On Spygate

“I’d be careful about reporting that Obama said there was no wiretapping,” Jon Favreau, one of Obama’s speechwriters, tweeted out in 2017. Members of the media, loath to let anything complicate their anti-Trump propaganda, chided him for this unhelpful slip and he quickly withdrew it, …

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What Do You Get When You Google ‘Homeschoolers’?

My wife and I have four children and we homeschool them. People often ask us if that is difficult, with the kids there all the time. We usually respond by pointing out the benefits of home schooling. And there are many, many benefits to home …

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Sabotaging Immigration Enforcement?

The Left is promoting a new smartphone app called “Notifica” that helps illegal aliens to continue violating America’s immigration laws and allows them to keep their lawbreaking colleagues out of the hands of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials trying to do their jobs. …

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Val and Al: MSNBC’s Real Teachable Moment

May 29th would have been President John F. Kennedy’s 101st birthday. It is a moment worth recalling in the middle of the Roseanne episode. In June of 1963, JFK took to America’s television screens in the middle of racial turmoil surrounding the admittance of two …

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Election Gimmick Turns Races Into Circus

Sacramento One of the more unusual campaign mailers for the California governor’s primary race came from a Super PAC funded by some billionaire donors, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. They are backing former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. But instead of touting …

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Jordan Peterson: What Are the Limits of the Left?

On a steamy Houston evening, hundreds of Jordan Peterson fans lined up to hear the Canadian psychology professor speak in a venue normally filled by indy rock bands, glazed eyes, and singing banshees. Not this night. The Revention Center hosted bright group of mostly-white young …

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Seattle Residents Push Back Against Horribly Conceived Tax

In the wake of Seattle’s decision to enact an Employee Head Tax (EHT) to fight homelessness, media reporting has largely focused on the backlash from large businesses such as Amazon. It’s not hard to see why. Amazon, which employs more than 10 percent of the …

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Trump and ‘The Truth’

A once-upon-a-time voice for journalistic respectability — the Columbia Journalism Review — has consigned to the well-known hot place the notion that respectability entails letting voters rather than reporters decide whether a president is Abe Lincoln or a dirty lying rat. The Review rather leans to the …

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Hard Truths About School Shootings and Gun Violence

In response to the tragic shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas high school earlier in May, former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tweeted, “What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe? My family is all in if we …

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