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This day in baseball history — a wild one in Boston

(Paul Mirengoff) To baseball fans of a certain age, 1967 will also be remembered for “The Impossible Dream” — the rise of the Boston Red Sox from ninth place in 1966 to first place the following season. In late April, though, I doubt anyone was …

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Is Sec. Acosta committed to regulatory rollback at the Labor Department?

(Paul Mirengoff) In a piece called “Why the Acosta nomination is very bad news for conservatives,” I wrote this about Alex Acosta, the then-nominee (since confirmed) for the job of Secretary of Labor: The Department of Labor plays a key role in areas of major …

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One Reason Why Trump’s First 100 Days Have Been a Huge Success

(John Hinderaker) The hundred-days idiocy will soon be behind us, to be followed by some other excuse for Trump-bashing. The whole thing is silly, but apparently inescapable, so it is worth noting that the progress President Trump and the Republican Congress have made in reducing …

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Klitschko-Joshua: One of the Greatest Fights Ever

(John Hinderaker) Today–or tonight, as it was in London–heavyweights Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua combined for one of the greatest fights of modern times. Klitschko, at 41, is one of the great heavyweight champions. He held the undisputed title for nearly ten years, second only …

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100 days then and now

(Scott Johnson) USA Today rounded up a panel of observers to grade President Trump on his first 100 days in office. It’s a tough crowd. Five of the 10 contributors award Trump a D or lower. Glenn Reynolds stands out in the crowd. Glenn teaches …

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(Scott Johnson) Hillary Clinton insisted on calling the FBI investigation into the private email system she established to conduct official business as Secretary of State a “security review.” She elaborated: “[T]here are lots of those that are conducted in our government all the time and …

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The Week in Pictures: The End is Nye Edition

(Steven Hayward) Who had the worst week in America? It has to be Bill Nye, once the Science Guy but now the Weimar Guy, noted here a few days ago for celebrating the World’s Worst Music Video Ever. Shall we make him the new face …

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The suppression of Jewish voices at Tufts and Pitzer

(Paul Mirengoff) Anti-Israel groups on college campuses have come up with a new tactic in their effort to pass BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) resolutions. They are manipulating the voting to exclude Jews from the process. At Tufts, a group called Students for Justice in Palestine …

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NY Times Readers Lose Their Minds

(Steven Hayward) Bret Stephens recently left the Wall Street Journal editorial page to become an op-ed columnist at the New York Times. According to some reports he left the Journal because his unrelenting anti-Trump columns were becoming unwelcome, as the Journal‘s editorial page is trying …

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Eco-Terrorism In Alabama?

(John Hinderaker) This story hasn’t gotten anywhere near enough attention. Dr. John Christy and Dr. Roy Spencer are eminent climate scientists. They are realists who have done much to demolish the hysterical claims of the politically- and financially-motivated climate alarmists. Both Dr. Christy and Dr. …

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