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Statue of Limitations (2)

(Steven Hayward) Further to my comments the other day about the issues emerging from Charlottesville, a few more observations and interrogatories: It is understandable that Democrats would be agitating to remove Confederate-honoring statues. After all, it is their history that they need to make go …

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Antifa “grows as left-wing faction”

(Paul Mirengoff) Are the violent antifa thugs a fringe movement or an increasingly important part of an emerging left-wing coalition? I want to say “fringe movement.” However, the New York Times reports that antifa is growing as a left-wing faction. And Mark Lance, a professor …

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Report: Bannon to be ousted

(Paul Mirengoff) Maggie Haberman of the New York Times reports: President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed …

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Restatement on comments

(Scott Johnson) As I have mentioned a time or two before, we seek to maintain a tone appropriate to civil discourse on this site. It is a tone that comes naturally to most of our readers and commenters. I set forth our guidelines for comments, …

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Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) Ammo Grrrll meditates on low finance, as in FINANCING KETTLE CORN. She writes: Sometimes, when the world is too much with us, we have to fall back on lighter topics. Today is such a day. After 10 days of a miserable flu, I …

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Waiting for presidential

(Scott Johnson) President Trump has made his own contribution to the spirit of the mob that permeates the left and its media allies on cable news. Instead of planting a flag around which all people of good will can rally in the face of the …

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Trump defends monuments to Confederates

(Paul Mirengoff) Today, President Trump tweeted: Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. I disagree that taking down statues of and monuments to Confederate generals and soldiers rips apart …

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Apple Funds Left-Wing Hate Group

(John Hinderaker) I suppose this is a dog-bites-man story, given the crazy politics of Silicon Valley. But the Associated Press reports that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, a politically ignorant lefty, has pledged $2 million “to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the …

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Cut Down the Jungles!

(Steven Hayward) I sometimes like to muse that nearly all the trouble and confusion of the modern era comes from the obfuscations of nomenclature. Actually I think I heard George Carlin explains this first, but it goes something like this: it used to be swamps …

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Statue of Lincoln Defaced In Chicago

(John Hinderaker) The people who are tearing down statues of Confederates in the South are barbarians, not notably different from the Taliban fanatics who blow up Buddhas and other historical monuments. Many have noted that if the barbarians want to erase Robert E. Lee and …

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