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No Groping, Damn It!

(John Hinderaker) American liberals want to take in lots of Islamic refugees from the Middle East and Africa, presumably because that policy has been so successful in Europe. This is, of course, a dubious premise, as we have noted many times. This story comes from …

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Bringing literature to the masses, Mayor de Blasio Style

(Paul Mirengoff) My conservative cousin from New York has been following New York City mayors since the days of Robert F. Wagner, Jr. I think John Lindsey remains his nominee for the worst of the lot, but the current mayor seems to be closing in …

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Don’t blame the media for the WNBA’s woes

(Paul Mirengoff) Ted Leonsis owns the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals. The hockey team has done quite well under his leadership, though a deep playoff run has eluded it. The basketball team has often been mediocre or worse, though it now is among the …

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A nasty habit at State

(Scott Johnson) When it comes to apologetics and confusion about the endless campaign of Palestinian Arab terrorism against Israel, the Associated Press has nothing on the Department of State. See, for example, Adam Kredo’s two recent Washington Free Beacon accounts, “State Dept. blames Israel for …

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The Week in Pictures: We Want Tattoo Edition

(Steven Hayward) I’m dizzy from this week. Why does the news cycle in the Trump era seem more like a blender turned on high (and with the lid off)? Is the the week Capitol Hill Republicans packed it in and ratified the old judgment that …

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The whole world is watching our clown show

(Scott Johnson) As I say — and do forgive me for repeating myself — the shooting of the unamred and pajama clad healer Justine Damond by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed opens a window onto the sick culture that reigns in Minneapolis. No sooner had idiot …

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Enter Mayor Hodges, exit Chief Harteau

(Scott Johnson) In “The loud noise heard round the world,” I wrote that the “loud noise” that the shooting of the unamred and pajama clad healer Justine Damond by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor opens a window onto the sick culture that reigns in Minneapolis. …

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The Washington Post swings and misses at Jeff Sessions

(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post claims that Attorney General Sessions’ statements about what he discussed with the Russian ambassador are at odds with reports by the ambassador to his government about what he and Sessions discussed. The Post relies on, you guessed it, “current and …

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Can Sea Monsters Be Far Off?

(Steven Hayward) Jonah Goldberg notes in a recent column that climate change alarmism seems to have turned itself up past 11, probably because (my theory) Trump has driven them out of what little of their minds was left: One of the hallmarks of the “Ugly …

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False Equivalence at the Associated Press

(John Hinderaker) Following a day of violence in Israel, the Associated Press headlines: “3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site.” It’s even-steven, right? More of that cycle of violence we keep hearing about, with equal fault on both sides. Not exactly. This …

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