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Meet Robert Strong

(Scott Johnson) Robert Strong is the Los Angeles psychologist who “claims to have left the festively wrapped box of manure outside the Bel-Air home of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin that spurred a Secret Service investigation, billing it as a political protest against the …

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Disruptive politics in the Trump era

(Paul Mirengoff) John Fonte, writing in “American Greatness,” sees the crucial question for the American Right as this: What is the nature of its confrontation with modern liberalism? Is it, as Yuval Levin has said, “a coherent debate between left and right forms of liberalism”? …

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Christmas Eve: For the AP, It’s an Opportunity to Push an Agenda

(John Hinderaker) The Associated Press is carrying on a daily war against the Trump administration. Would the AP declare a Christmas truce? Of course not. On Christmas Eve, the AP reported, as it does every year on that day, from Bethlehem. AP reporters Jalal Hassan …

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Panic at the Washington Post

(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post is worried. The lead headline in today’s paper edition reads: “Mueller criticism grows to a clamor — FBI Conspiracy Claim Takes Hold — Driven by activists, GOP lawmakers, Trump tweets.” Turnabout is fair play. Last year around this time, an …

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Christmas Day Greetings

(Steven Hayward) For those of you who are simply addicted to the Internet, rather than taking the day off as you should, a few seasonal thoughts and observations. First, as the pic nearby attests, I was on Santa’s Not-Naughty List this year. Obviously. And isn’t …

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A modest request for help

(Scott Johnson) Last week a reader and lifelong resident of St. Paul wrote us. He is a regular customer of the busy SuperAmerica outlet on Snelling Avenue just north of Highway 94 in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood. On Thanksgiving Jason Gatrell was working the afternoon shift …

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Breaking: Tax bill cut taxes

(Scott Johnson) Under an all caps Merry Christmas Glenn Reynolds alerts us to the Senate GOP tweet that embeds an interesting report from CBS News (below). In the spirit of the day, it carries tidings of good cheer. CBS checked in with three families of …

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Merry Christmas!

(John Hinderaker) Here in Minnesota, Christmas morning dawned clear and cold–in fact, where I live, the temperature isn’t expected to rise above zero today. So we are battening down and enjoying our Christmas presents. Through the miracle of Google, over the last 48 hours more …

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From Jerusalem, merry Christmas

(Scott Johnson) In the video below the ebullient Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu wishes Israel’s Christian citizens and Israel’s Christians friends around the world a merry Christmas from Jerusalem (“the capital of Israel”). Compare the news from Jerusalem presented by Netanyahu with the news from the …

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It Is Christmas Eve, and Christians Are Being Murdered

(John Hinderaker) The Associated Press reports: Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators attacked an unlicensed church south of Cairo wounding three people, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the country’s Christian minority. “Unlicensed”? More on that later. The …

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