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The Old Guard Triumphs in New York

It was the most wide-open U.S. Open in living memory but Rafael Nadal slammed the door shut on all new applications, assuring that the Big Four are not ready to post any vacancies. Their ranks slashed in half by injuries, the old guard’s two towers, …

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The Democrat Repeal and Replace Plan: Single-Payer

There is a significant bloc of conservatives who believe that Obamacare was always a gigantic bait-and-switch operation. The advocates of this view have consistently said that Obamacare’s true goal was to wreak so much havoc on the health care system that the voters, the vast …

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I’ll Take That!

Suzette Kelo bought what she thought was her dream house, a little pink cottage in Connecticut with a great view, where the Thames River flows into Long Island Sound. She lovingly restored the home, but her dream didn’t last. When a pharmaceutical plant was built …

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They Stink

Here’s something you probably already know but may not have noticed: in any institution which has been taken over by the more egalitarian/iconoclastic/redistributionist elements of our society, which at this point generally includes nearly every one of the industries which control American culture, a very …

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As I’m Being Audited

Sunday On Friday, Dr. Bill Skinner, my wizard physician, gave me a flu shot with a needle that looked like a pneumatic hammer topped by the Chrysler Building. He did his usual fine job, but I have been woozy ever since. Dazzled. That night, my …

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Bennett, Done That

When it comes to NFL player Michael Bennett and the police, what happens in Las Vegas doesn’t stay in Las Vegas, and in fact, we get two entirely different versions of what happened in Las Vegas. At issue is Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett who …

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Trump Makes ‘Friends’ Outside GOP

Washington Meet President Donald Trump’s new best friends. He calls them “Chuck and Nancy,” not Senate Minority Leader Schumer or House Minority Leader Pelosi. He met with them Wednesday morning, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. The sit-down ended …

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Reflections on St. Augustine

August 28 marked the 1587th anniversary of the death of Augustine of Hippo in A.D. 430. One thousand, five hundred and eighty-seven years is a long time, and, more significantly, seems long when viewed in the light of our own insistent and demanding present, dominated …

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Tampa Irma Update: Ducks in a Shooting Gallery

Tampa So this is what ducks in a shooting gallery feel like. Folks on the east coast of Florida are breathing a little easier on this otherwise fine Saturday a.m., while folks on the west coast enter the high anxiety zone. The latest projected storm …

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Homework Reading for Parents

Education Savings Accounts: The New Frontier in School Choice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) takes a fresh, perhaps first, look (in bound form, at least) at 21st-century education unbound from 19th-century bureaucracy. Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) rest on a couple of basic ideas embraced across the …

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