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At the Strib, the hatefest continues

(Scott Johnson) In 1747 Samuel Johnson announced the plan to write what became his Dictionary of the English Language. Johnson had hoped to get the job done in three years. His friend Richard Adams questioned his ability to complete such a massive undertaking in such …

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Cazzie, Campy, and Rudy T: Remembering Michigan’s all-time basketball greats

(Paul Mirengoff) The University of Michigan has made it to the Final Four eight times. It has made it there in five of the last six decades, missing out only in the first decade of this century. Michigan captured the NCAA championship in 1989 under …

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Will adding a citizenship question reduce census response rates?

(Paul Mirengoff) I wrote this morning about the Department of Commerce’s decision to ask about people’s citizenship when it takes the 2020 census. One of the main arguments against doing so is the claim that it will cause non-citizens not to participate in the census. …

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Microsoft Joins the Censors

(John Hinderaker) The Left has enlisted Big Tech to help suppress conservative activism and conservative ideas. We are seeing this on a number of fronts, one of the more recent (March 1) being Microsoft. Microsoft announced a new Service Agreement effective May 1 that applies …

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“Wild in the Streets” Indeed

(Steven Hayward) I can’t recall whether we’re supposed to think that popular culture is a leading or lagging indicator of things, but it seems Hollywood anticipated the recent children’s crusade for banning guns—and lowering the voting age to 16—exactly 50 years ago, in a film …

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“Wild in the Streets” Indeed

(Steven Hayward) I can’t recall whether we’re supposed to think that popular culture is a leading or lagging indicator of things, but it seems Hollywood anticipated the recent children’s crusade for banning guns—and lowering the voting age to 16—exactly 50 years ago, in a film …

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2020 census will ask about citizenship

(Paul Mirengoff) The Commerce Department has announced that the 2020 census will ask about people’s citizenship status. The Justice Department had requested the reinstatement of this question. The question obviously should be asked. Any country, especially one in which immigration is hotly debated, ought to …

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Linda Brown & her case

(Scott Johnson) Linda Brown was the young girl who gave her name to the four cases consolidated for consideration in Brown V. Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court case that effectively invalidated the regime of public school segregation. She died on Sunday at the …

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The Power Line Show. Ep. 63: How Charles Murray Became Charles Murray

(Steven Hayward) Charles Murray, unquestionably one of the premier social scientists of the last generation, turned 75 last fall, and in January gave a valedictory lecture at AEI upon becoming an emeritus scholar there that you can listen to here. I was curious to speak …

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Joltin’ Bolton

(Steven Hayward) I tend to be an early riser, and I hate wasting time in traffic. Combine these two facts, and you’ll see why it was typical that during my many years in Washington I would arrive at the office in the morning sometimes as …

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