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More from the British war on knives

We talked about the British movement toward knife control previously, but since they’re clearly getting serious about it there’s plenty of material to cover. London is busy prosecuting people found to be carrying any sort of scary looking, sharpened blades and they’ve got plenty of …

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Judge arraigns Toronto terrorist on ten counts of murder, but what was the motive?

The driver behind a terror attack on Toronto pedestrians made his first court appearance this morning as the question of motive still percolates. Alek Minassian did not enter a plea to ten counts of murder and thirteen more of attempted murder when appearing before a …

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Kevin Williamson: How journalism works at New York magazine

Last Friday I wrote about Kevin Williamson’s brief stint at the Atlantic. His hiring was announced March 22nd and he was fired on April 5th after a concerted social media campaign to oust him over his views on abortion. Specifically, people were outraged over an …

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A guaranteed job for everyone? Bernie Sanders has a dream

Back in the bad old days, a “guarantee” from the government might come in the form of a chicken in every pot. (Or in some states these days, the right to smoke some pot before ordering your chicken nuggets.) But how about a guarantee of …

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Backfire: NRA shatters fundraising records during intense media/political attacks

So much for the strategy of full-scale demagoguery against the National Rifle Association, eh? After being painted a terrorist organization by gun-control activists and media figures after the Parkland mass shooting, the NRA’s political-action arm had its best fundraising month ever. The group more than …

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Boston continues its war on Airbnb

Much like Uber, Airbnb has faced daunting attacks from politicians in nearly every city where its hosts have set up shop. But few places have been more vehement in their opposition to the gig economy than Boston. The government of Beantown has been searching for …

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Trump’s 2013 Moscow trip may trip him up

Every time I see the MSM exploding with The Big Thing they’ve just found which will finally take President Donald Trump down I tend to approach the story with more than a little skepticism. We’ve run this fire drill so many times now that it’s …

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Confirmation woes: Trump VA pick’s turn on the hot seat

Perhaps Ronny Jackson should have stuck to presidential medicine. After a surprise appointment to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House doctor and US Navy admiral had prompted skepticism from the Senate due to his lack of experience in running large organizations. However, …

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Gallup: Number who say Trump deserves reelection same as number for Obama and Clinton at this stage

A reality check for POTUS’s critics about his odds of winning again in 2020. The numbers have been strikingly consistent among the last four presidents in year two of their terms when Gallup asked voters if they deserve reelection. Trump pulls 37 percent right now, …

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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized for infection

Just a day after the funeral for his wife Barabara, former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized for an infection. CNN reports he is currently in intensive care: Former President George H.W. Bush, who just buried his wife first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday, is …

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