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We’ve Seen This Movie Before

(John Hinderaker) Facts are dribbling out about the terrorist attack in Manchester last night. The suicide bomber has not been identified as of this writing, but it is reported that he was “known to the authorities.” Another known wolf; but known wolves generally don’t turn …

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Manchester this time

(Scott Johnson) As we take in the carnage in Manchester, words fail us. Words fail to do justice to the tragedy of the lives taken and the bodies maimed. Words fail to account for the protracted and multifaceted conflict in which we are engaged. Words …

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CNN’s Political Hit Job on Sheriff Clarke

(John Hinderaker) On Saturday, CNN issued a report on a master’s thesis that was written by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in 2013. CNN’s report was titled: “Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized portions of his master’s thesis on homeland security.” Only, if you read the article, …

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Explosion in Manchester kills at least 19 [UPDATED]

(Paul Mirengoff) At least 19 people have been killed in an attack at a concert outside of Manchester Arena in England. Fifty others are reported injured. British authorities consider the attack to be terrorism. The Greater Manchester police issued this statement: Just before 10.35pm on …

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Single-Payer Slayer

(Steven Hayward) Out here in California the latest Progressive cause—after high speed rail and solving climate change all by ourselves—is a state-based single-payer health care system. There is a bill (SB 562) that has passed out of one state Senate committee already, along with talk …

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Media Alerts

(John Hinderaker) I will be on the Howie Carr show out of Boston later today, at 4:30 Eastern, talking about President Trump’s Middle East trip and his speech in Riyadh. You can listen online here. This evening, I will try to explain recent American headlines …

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Should the U.S. take decisive military action in south Syria?

(Paul Mirengoff) Last week, U.S. planes attacked a pro-Assad convoy in southern Syria. The convoy had violated a restricted zone around a base where United States and British Special Forces train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. I wrote about the attack here, noting that the …

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Loose Ends (23)

(Steven Hayward) • Been away this weekend, one part of which included hosting Rudy Giuliani at a Pacific Research Institute dinner in Laguna Niguel down in deepest orange Orange County. Among other topics, the mayor talked about what it is like to play golf with …

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Obama foreign policy, RIP

(Paul Mirengoff) I usually leave the cartoon beat to John and Steve. However, this one is too good to pass up. It’s from a Saudi outlet, and features Uncle Sam laying a wreath at what I’m told is the tomb of former president Obama’s policy …

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Another look inside that parked car

(Scott Johnson) Week before last the Minneapolis police recently arrested brothers Abdullah and Majid Alrifahe sitting in a parked car in Minneapolis. Last week the Star Tribune reported briefly on it here. After checking with law enforcement sources, I followed up in “Inside a parked …

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