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CRB: How the ruling class rules

(Scott Johnson) The new (Winter) issue of the Claremont Review of Books is published today. Thanks to our friends at the Claremont Institute, I have read the new issue in galley to select three days’ worth of pieces to be submitted for the consideration of …

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Neoliberal Madness

(Steven Hayward) I thought it wasn’t possible to exaggerate the leftist derangement over “neoliberalism” that I mentioned yesterday in “The Perils of Neoliberalism.” Little did I know. This requires a brief preface. Of all the academic departments that are lost in the madness of ideological …

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Xi Jinping’s promotion signals a cold war with China

(Paul Mirengoff) Peter Beinart proclaims that “the Trump administration is preparing for a new Cold War.” Against whom? Against Russia and China. The left can’t seem to make up its mind. Is President Trump a tool of Putin or an anti-Russia cold warrior? I say …

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Trump 2020? Yes!

(John Hinderaker) When the 2016 primary season started, there were 17 Republican candidates in the field. In my estimation, Donald Trump ranked somewhere between #15 and #17. (It was hard to take George Pataki, for example, seriously.) I was surprised when he emerged from the …

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Free Speech? Liberals Say: You Can’t Even Buy It!

(John Hinderaker) As you likely remember if you are a regular reader, I am now running a think tank/conservative activist organization, Center of the American Experiment. This year, we have enough room in our growing budget to promote our web site and do some institutional …

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Anthem protests fail to catch on

(Paul Mirengoff) The recently completed NFL season was marred, in the opinion of many, by players taking a knee during the National Anthem. To what extent has this gesture, or similar shows of protest, spilled over to other sporting events at which the Anthem is …

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Chai Feldblum’s EEOC

(Paul Mirengoff) In December, the Senate was on the verge of confirming Chai Feldblum for another term as a commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Feldblum, a leading gay rights advocate, is the architect of the Obama administration’s aggressive LGBT policy. While strong conservative …

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Collusion: Loose threads

(Scott Johnson) I want to note a few columns that supplement previously assigned reading on the Schiff memo. Andrew McCarthy returns with one more thing — one more thing that is wrong with the Schiff memo — in the NR column “A Foreign Power’s Recruitment …

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Churchill in five minutes

(Scott Johnson) PragerU enlisted the services of the prominent historian Andrew Roberts to give its short course on “Winston Churchill: The man who saved the free world” (video below). It’s a good title and Roberts knows what he is talking about. He is the author …

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Democrats are surprised that more money in pay checks is popular

(Paul Mirengoff) How out of touch is the Democratic Party? This out of touch: The Washington Post reports that Democrats expected the Trump tax cut to be unpopular and are surprised to find that voters like seeing more money in their pay checks. Post reporter …

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