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Charles Krauthammer, RIP

(Steven Hayward) We knew today’s news was coming, but it is still a moment that stops you fast. We all had our say here when we heard from Charles two weeks ago, but one other specific recollection came back to me subsequently that is worth …

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Did the FBI Frame Flynn?

(John Hinderaker) The criminal case against Gen. Michael Flynn for lying to FBI agents was incredibly weak. At the time, I assumed that the charges against him were based on an audio tape or court reporter’s transcript of his interview. I wrote that the transcript …

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House leadership postpones vote on large-scale amnesty bill

(Paul Mirengoff) The House was expected to vote today on two immigration bills: Rep. Goodlatte’s proposal and the House leadership’s alleged compromise bill supported by President Trump. Goodlatte’s bill grants amnesty (but not path to citizenship) to the DACA population in exchange for significantly tightening …

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Trump comes to Duluth

(Scott Johnson) President Trump appeared in Duluth to speak before a raucous campaign type rally yesterday evening (video below). The event was moved from its original location to an arena (the Amsoil Arena) with a larger capacity (more than 8,000), and was still unable to …

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Howard Root: Live from Duluth

(Scott Johnson) Our friend Howard Root attended the Trump rally in Duluth last night. This is his (fantastic) report along with photos he took at the event (at the top and bottom below): When I arrived at 4:00 p.m., the line for admission was at …

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War of the worlds (revised edition)

(Scott Johnson) We haven’t heard much about the Democrats’ proposed legislative solution to resolve the hysteria over separations of families and fake families illegally entering the Unites at the border. The Democrats have whipped up the hysteria with the invaluable assistance of their media adjunct. …

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Harvard’s experts undercut the case for race-based admissions

(Paul Mirengoff) Charles Lane of the Washington Post discusses the suit brought by Asian-American plaintiffs charging Harvard with racial discrimination in undergraduate admissions. The column is from the “on the one hand this, on the other hand that” school of opinion writing — not a …

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Trump Trolls the Democrats

(John Hinderaker) As I said in a post not long ago, the fundamental reality is that Democrats are in favor of illegal immigration, and Republicans are against it. The GOP wins that one every time. Especially since, until roughly the day before yesterday, Democrats opposed–or …

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Poll: For GOP, voting for amnesty is playing with fire

(Paul Mirengoff) Earlier this evening John wrote: [T]he fundamental reality is that Democrats are in favor of illegal immigration, and Republicans are against it. The GOP wins that one every time. I agree with John on both counts. However, on the issue of amnesty for …

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Understanding Hillary’s crimes

(Scott Johnson) An overwhelming wealth of story lines emerge from the IG report on the Clinton email “investigation,” as I call it, released this past Thursday. I posted it via Scrbid here. Andrew McCarthy pointed out before the election in 2016 and repeatedly since (perhaps …

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