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The Pink Emperor Takes Charge in China

Officially the Chinese Empire ended in 1912 with the abdication of Pu Yi. He went on to head the puppet state of Manchukuo under Japanese occupation during World War II and died as an apparently loyal citizen of the People’s Republic of China in 1967. …

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What 26 of 27 Mass Shooters Shared in Common

The Old Testament tells us not to blame the sins of the father on the son. It stays silent on blaming the sins of the son on the father. A post by Mark Meckler at Patheos notes that 26 of the 27 deadliest mass shooters …

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Judge’s Instructions Raise New Questions in Michael Flynn Case

Washington Behind the front-page indictments issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, there have been quiet movements in the courts on another front. These developments have led supporters of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to call on President Donald Trump to pardon Flynn, or on …

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Hogging Airtime

Ever since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the airtime at CNN and MSNBC has seemingly been monopolized by a skinny, weak-chinned 17-year-old named David Hogg, who apparently attends that school and survived the shooting by being in a different building than …

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All About the Shoes

The thing called “March Madness” is upon us. Happens about this time every year, it seems. Which makes it just slightly more reliable, as college basketball stories go, than a big scandal about money. The road to the final four is both crooked and dangerous. …

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Me and My Garbage Man

Washington It has been at least ten years since I stopped by American conservatism’s largest and gaudiest national jamboree, the Conservative Political Action Conference or CPAC. I used to attend it annually, but somehow it lost its allure about fifteen years ago, at least for …

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Rest in Peace, Billy Graham

The rap on Billy Graham — and it wasn’t much of one, given the essential sweetness, you might say holiness, of his character — was that he hung around politicians, and especially presidents, too much: to the point of joining the power elite and dissipating …

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Apple Thinks Different on Healthcare

It has begun. Apple launches several healthcare facilities this spring in Santa Clara County, California, CNBC reports. The primary care group focuses on serving Apple employees — for now. A job listing describes the endeavor as “an independent medical practice exclusively dedicated to delivering Passionate, Compassionate, …

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One Country Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

In the wake of a mass killing at a Florida high school that left 17 dead, and other tragic events garnering smaller-font headlines—such as this weekend’s unprovoked murder of a medical student at a Massachusetts public library—President Donald Trump says America should consider repopulating mental …

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Obama’s Secret M.I.T. Talk

The scandal with Obama’s secret M.I.T. talk isn’t that Obama demands secrecy from people he speaks to, including the media. The scandal is that the attendees and media comply. Reason Magazine received a recording of the event but they’re not giving away their sources. The …

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