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Don’t be “cruel”

(Scott Johnson) Our friends at the Grabien video clip service have compiled a remarkable illustration of the Democrat/media echo chamber, cued in this case by Ben Rhodes (thank you, Monica Showalter). The video shows why you haven’t been able to avoid hearing that President Trump’s …

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Loose Ends (28)

(Steven Hayward) • A couple of items for your amusement. First, I’m tempted to call this one “broken hockey sticks”: The problem with this chart is that it has no separate axis for the CO2 trendline, though using the usual compressed axis that the UN …

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Trump’s Trump?

(Steven Hayward) I’m not one to go in for the “Trump is playing six-dimensional chess” theories of his transcendent political brilliance, and while I think he is willy-nilly gesturing toward Bill Clinton’s famous “triangulation” strategy with yesterday’s debt ceiling deal with the Democrats (which may …

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Will Google Google the Factual Feminist?

(Steven Hayward) I’ve been hoping for this. Christina Hoff Sommers, aka “the Factual Feminist,” lays down not only facts but her usual good sense in this video about the Damore Affair at Google. Here’s to hoping the clueless management at Google turn up her treatment …

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Are you now or have you ever been?

(Scott Johnson) Article VI of the Constitution prohibits a religious test for public office. So what was Senator Dick Durbin doing asking Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Coney Barrett — one of President Trump’s nominees to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals — “Do you …

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A face in the crowd revisited

(Scott Johnson) In his Axios AM report Mike Allen notes a live webcast today will celebrate the transmission of the first electronic TV signal on Sept. 7, 1927, and the man behind it, Philo T. Farnsworth. The AP therefore marks the day as the 90th …

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Getting rich on poverty law, or something

(Scott Johnson) We’ve had the number of the ludicrously misnamed Southern Poverty Law Center for a long time. It is a vastly influential left-wing hate cult operating in the form of a nonprofit fundraising phenom most famous for its supposed “hate map” and related designations. …

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Worst Trump tweet ever?

(Paul Mirengoff) President Trump has published ill-advised tweets before, but last night he outdid himself. Trump tweeted: Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can’t, I will revisit this issue! The tweet undermines the …

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Annals of Government Medicine

(John Hinderaker) From the BBC, an account of 21st Century British dentistry: “We couldn’t see an NHS dentist so we pulled out our own teeth.” The NHS carried out 39 million dental treatments in England last year, but Rebecca Brearey and Nick Oldroyd, who live …

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What do you mean “we,” lefty

(Paul Mirengoff) Leaders of the National Lawyers Guild in San Francisco have written an opinion piece for the San Francisco Chronicle titled “We are all Antifa.” The truth of the statement depends on the meaning of “we.” If the authors mean the National Lawyers Guild, …

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