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Authorities finally stop resistance shut-down of ICE facility

(Paul Mirengoff) I haven’t seen much coverage of this story, perhaps because the mainstream media is once again covering, as best it can within reason, for the anti-Trump resistance. Protesters organized by the Democratic Socialists of America shut down operations at the Immigration and Customs …

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Washington Post takes aim at Supreme Court candidate Kavanaugh

(Paul Mirengoff) Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, is said to be one of the five or so jurists on the short-list for nomination to the Supreme Court. The Washington Post is concerned that Kavanaugh would …

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Yeah, but the Cigar Will Bring Back Bad Memories

(Steven Hayward) The Dowager Empress of Chappaqua, AKA Hillary Rodham Clinton, AKA the person who did her best to transform Washington DC into Rodham and Gomorrah, is over in Britain at the moment, and yesterday compared herself to . . . Churchill. And the way …

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Rhyming Albuquerque

(Scott Johnson) This morning I’m flying to Albuquerque on my way to St. John’s College in Santa Fe to study Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man next week. I posted “A note on Invisible Man“ earlier this week. I hope to deepen my understanding of this compelling …

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Will Trump Topple the Ayatollah?

(John Hinderaker) Barack Obama pursued the fantasy of a U.S.-Iran alliance and sought to build up Iran as a regional power. Beyond sheer perversity, it was hard to see a rationale for this strategy. President Trump has sensibly reversed it. Seeing Iran’s mullahs has our …

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Affirmative action today…

(Scott Johnson) The principle of equal treatment without regard to race is one that is close to my heart. Accordingly, one of my favorite books on a legal subject is Andrew Kull’s The Color-Blind Constitution. The book is full of surprises. For example, Kull devotes …

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Poll: Half of Dems fine with expelling Sarah Sanders from restaurant

(Paul Mirengoff) A poll by YouGov shows that half of Democrats think it was “fair” to kick Sarah Sanders out of that restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. Only a third of Dems think it was unfair. These numbers are, within a one percentage point, the reverse …

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Manafort’s Judge Blasts Special Counsel Practices

(John Hinderaker) On Tuesday, Judge T.S. Ellis of the Eastern District of Virginia denied Paul Manafort’s motion to dismiss the criminal charges that have been brought against him by special counsel Robert Mueller. Simply put, Manafort’s argument was that the charges against him–essentially, tax evasion …

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A Supreme Court nominee by July 10? [UPDATED]

(Paul Mirengoff) Reuters reports that President Trump may nominate a replacement for Justice Kennedy before July 10. That’s when Trump is scheduled to leave the U.S. for his trip to Europe. Reuters cites, “a White House official” as its source. I think there’s a good …

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The Liberal Freakout in Two Minutes

(Steven Hayward) You can guess what the main theme is for tomorrow’s epic—super-double epic—Week in Pictures (already done and in the can), but in the meantime, here is the Washington Free Beacon‘s fabulous two-minute highlight reel of the left’s two-minutes hate drill (I guess the …

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