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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

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August 23, 2016 • 09:53 am

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Commencement Season
By Thomas Sowell
Tuesday, May 24 2016
This is the season of college Commencement speeches — an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times. Two themes seem to dominate Commencement speeches. One is shameless self-advertising by people in government, or in related organizations supported by the taxpayers or donors, saying how nobler it is to be in "public service" than working in business or other "selfish" activities. In other words, the message is that it is morally superior to be in organizations consuming output produced by others than to be in organizations…
 
Two More Legal Victories for Second Amendment
This week, two high-profile political events refocused Americans' attention on the judicial branch. …
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TSA's Union Power Grab: Thousands Slowing Down Airports
When it comes to public employee unions, there's no such thing as a coincidence. All you travelers stuck…
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How the Clintons Cashed In
When Bill and Hillary Clinton moved out of the White House 15 years ago, they were "dead broke,"…
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Washington Post "Fact Checker" Reporter to Puerto Rico Retirees and Bondholders: Let Them Eat Social Security Cake
It's bad enough that The Washington Post's notoriously biased "Fact Checker" labels a Center…
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The Puerto Rican Government Bailout that Only Few Know (and We're Pretty Sure They Don't Want You to Know)
Who knew that the scariest word to official Washington these days isn't ISIS?  It isn't Iran or…
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Donald Trump: An Equal and Opposite Reaction to Barack Obama
Regardless of one's position on the Trump phenomenon, it's important to rebut a convenient, self-serving…
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What Government Can't Do
Let's call this the most unsurprising headline of the year so far: "Marriage Increases the Odds…
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Medicare Cuts Killing Seniors
President Obama's Medicare cuts are killing seniors. His health law changed Medicare, adding bonuses…
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Dry Rot in Academia
Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited — and then disinvited —…
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Court Halts Liberal Campaign to Intimidate Conservative Donors
Throughout American history, our First Amendment freedoms of speech and association have frequently demanded…
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Question of the Week   
Which of the following pairs are the two longest rivers in the United States?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"This is the week that the steady drip, drip, drip of details about Hillary Clinton's server turned into a waterfall. This is the week that we finally learned why Mrs. Clinton used a private communications setup, and what it hid. This is the week, in short, that we found out that the infamous server was designed to hide that Mrs. Clinton for three years served as the U.S. Secretary of the Clinton…[more]
 
 
—Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
— Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
 
Liberty Poll   

Call this the Rick Santelli (from whom we borrowed it) political pulse test. Where you live and drive, are you seeing more bumper stickers and yard signs for Clinton or more for Trump?