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Johnnie Langendorff, take 2

(Scott Johnson) Rich Lowry has posted another interview with our man Johnnie Langendorff, who answered the call in Sutherland Springs yesterday (video below). Rich salutes him “as one of the heroes” to emerge from the church shooting massacre. The interview gives us another take on …

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Why Do Progressives Hate Progress?

(Steven Hayward) That’s the question Steven Pinker of Harvard addressed in a short lecture I saw him deliver back in June at the annual Breakthrough Dialogues in Marin County, and I am delighted that Breakthrough has now posted video of his ten-minute talk. This is …

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From the bin Laden files (2)

(Scott Johnson) The current issue of the Weekly Standard highlights the release of the bin Laden files that were so jealousy guarded by the Obama administration. Editor in chief Steve Hayes has long called for the release of the documents. He now reports “The big …

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A word from Andrew McCarthy

(Scott Johnson) On Saturday I wrote about Minnesota GOP candidate Keith Downey’s talk to the Minnesota chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS-MN). Downey had called me to ask that I take a look at the complete text of his remarks. I posted them in …

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Self-help, Texas style

(Scott Johnson) The Guardian recounts the story of Johnnie Langendorff, who chased down the murderous Baptist church shooter who killed at least 26 yesterday in Sutherland Springs, Texas. What an enraging, horrifying, heartbreaking scene. The AP conveys what we know as of this morning here, …

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What’s Going on in Saudi Arabia?

(Steven Hayward) From all appearances on the surface, there is a major purge under way in Saudi Arabia this weekend. The new crown prince, 32-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, has arrested several rival family members and numerous other high officials and put them under house arrest in …

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Behind Hillary’s Brazilian Treatment

(Steven Hayward) The conventional wisdom about Donna Brazile’s sensational account of how Hillary Clinton’s mob took over the DNC is that Brazile wants to sell books. I am sure this is true, but it doesn’t exclude a higher purpose: to rid the Democratic Party of …

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The leftist next door

(Paul Mirengoff) As more information becomes available, we learn that Rene Boucher, the man who assaulted and seriously injured Rand Paul, is ( as John suggested) a rapidly anti-Trump leftist. According to this report from PJ Media, Boucher’s activity on social media consists to a …

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Cleta Mitchell: Brazile describes “a massive violation of federal law” that “triggers criminal penalties”

(Paul Mirengoff) I’m not on Facebook, but I was told that Cleta Mitchell’s page contains a brief discussion of the legal implications of the Hillary Clinton-DNC scandal. As many of our readers know, Cleta Mitchell is a star lawyer. She has played a leading role …

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More on the Democrat’s Assault on Rand Paul

(John Hinderaker) The Washington Post has an update on the apparently-unprovoked attack on Senator Rand Paul by his neighbor, Rene Boucher. Paul’s injuries were initially described as “minor,” but that is not the case. Boucher broke five ribs, and Paul suffered lung contusions and facial …

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