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As Dennis Prager neatly illustrates, is now really the time for Joe Biden and other leftists to be advocating "Defund the Police?"

 

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301 The Obama Legacy Deserves to Be Destroyed

It's strange that a president who had such a transformative effect on our national discourse will leave such a negligible policy legacy. But Barack Obama, whose imperial term changed the way Americans interact and in some ways paved the way for the Trump presidency, is now watching his much-celebrated and mythologized two-term legacy be systematically…

302 Intellectual Property: NAFTA Renegotiation Priority #1

Intellectual property — patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets — provides America's greatest advantage over the rest of the world, and explains our centuries of innovative exceptionalism better than any other factor.  As the Trump Administration renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this…

303 Sombreros, Qipaos and Catholic Cosplay, Oh My!

The impossibly fickle, selective and whimsical rules of cultural appropriation are hard to keep straight. (Oops! I said "straight." Apologies to whomever. Oops, can I say "whomever?" Zimever? Verselves? Gah.) According to the white people who run the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, eating tacos, drinking tequila and wearing…

304 Time to End the Crazy Secrecy of Trump-Russia Investigation

On Jan. 24, 2017, then-national security adviser Michael Flynn was questioned by the FBI in his White House office. The session, focusing on Flynn's transition talks with the Russian ambassador, led to Flynn pleading guilty to a charge of lying to investigators. He is now awaiting sentencing. But why did FBI agents go to the White House in the first…

305 The FBI Shouldn't Be Above the Law Either

These days, a number of people seem to be under the impression that investigating President Donald Trump is the most vital project undertaken by this nation since its founding. Perhaps. But their feelings shouldn't override the Constitution, because for all the principles allegedly being whittled away by this administration, its antagonists seem to…

306 Skin in the Game: When Conservative Principles Prevail

What do private schools, conservative "red" states and the United States of America in general have in common?  The political left regularly demonizes each, but when it comes to putting their proverbial money where their mouths are, the behavior doesn't match the rhetoric.  That's what happens when one actually has skin in the…

307 Democrats and the Trump Impeachment Trap

George W. Bush was in terrible political shape in the spring of 2006. The Iraq war was going disastrously, and voters were tired of the president, whose job approval rating in the RealClearPolitics average of polls was around 35 percent. (Bush's disapproval rating was around 60 percent.) The upcoming November '06 midterms were shaping up as a debacle…

308 The 'Uncle Tom' Card Is Dead

Here is a short list of prominent conservatives and independent thinkers who've been accused by their critics of being an "Uncle Tom" or some other vitriolic variation on the overplayed left-wing theme of being a traitor to their race or gender ("Aunt Tomasina," "Uncle Juan," "Aunt Jemima," "Uncle Wong,&…

309 CDC Admission: Guns Used Far More Often in Self-Defense Than Crime

Firearms are used for defensive purposes between 500,000 and 3 million times every single year in the United States.  In comparison, firearms were used to commit violent crime 300,000 times as of 2008.  So objectively and rationally, gun prohibitions are a good idea, right?  If your reflexive reaction to reading that data is that…

310 Is 'Can't Prove Untrue' the New Standard in Trump Probe?

When a political figure is accused of wrongdoing, a conversation begins among journalists, commentators and public officials. Are the charges true? Can the accusers prove it? That's the way it normally works. But now, in the case of the Trump dossier — the allegations compiled by a former British spy hired by the Clinton campaign to gather…

311 Comey's Handling of Hillary Clinton Shows Us He's No Hero

After being pressed by former top Bill Clinton political aide George Stephanopoulos on ABC News, James Comey admitted that he had "screwed up a couple of things." The former FBI director wasn't talking about his failure to notify then-President elect Donald Trump that unsubstantiated rumors paid for by his political opposition were helping…

312 As Congress Dithers on IRS Reform and Donor Privacy, the Trump Administration Should Act

As perilous November midterm elections approach, Congressional Republicans need all the support from conservatives that they can muster.  In that vein, few issues galvanize conservatives more than Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reform and preventing future political targeting of conservative organizations and donors.  This week, however…

313 Lots of Mueller Action, But What About Collusion?

Remember collusion? The allegation that Donald Trump and his aides coordinated or conspired with Russia to fix the 2016 presidential election is the heart of the Trump-Russia investigation. Yet Monday saw two developments in the Trump investigation — one discussed widely in the press, the other not as much — and neither pointed…

314 On The Trump-Russia Investigation and the Rule of Law

Recently, I took part in a debate on the question "Does the Russia investigation endanger the rule of law?" I said yes. First, a caveat. If "endanger the rule of law" means "destroys our legal order and threatens our democracy," then no, I don't think the Trump-Russia investigation does that. But if it means "involves…

315 The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica 'Scandal' Is a Nothingburger

What the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal lacks in relevance it sure makes up for in melodramatic rhetoric. Take Bloomberg, for instance, which reported, "The revelations of the apparent skulduggery that helped Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election keep sending shock waves across the political landscape." Well, it's partially…

316 U.S. Postal Service Must Reduce Waste and Address Growing Threat of Counterfeit Parcels

No bureaucracy symbolizes government waste and incompetence like the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).  That reputation is well-earned, which is unfortunate because postal delivery is one of the few federal government activities actually empowered by the Constitution's text.  To address that longstanding problem, Congress passed the Postal Accountability…

317 Another Fatal FBI Fumble in Florida

A sickening act of youth violence in Florida glinted across the news headlines last week, and then disappeared from view. There will be no CNN town halls or student walkouts over the lost life and preventable tragedy, because there are no guns to blame. Only dropped balls. As the exploiters of crisis know full well, bureaucratic screw-ups don't make…

318 If Flynn and Manafort Don't Face Collusion Charges, Then Who Was Colluding?

Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller is authorized to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump." The popular word for that is "collusion," and it remains at the heart of both the Mueller and the Senate Intelligence Committee…

319 Look Homeward, 'Change Agents'

Here is my homework assignment for all the fist-clenching, gun control-demanding teenagers walking out of classrooms this week (and next week and next month) to protest school shootings: Ask not what the rest of the country can do for your local school's safety; ask what your local school boards and superintendents have been failing to do for you.…

320 House GOP Delivers Blow to Trump-Russia Collusion Story

It has long been the key question of the Trump-Russia affair: Did Donald Trump's presidential campaign collude with Russia to influence the 2016 election? Now, we have the first official, albeit partisan, answer. "We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians," said Republicans…

321 If You're Trying to Ban Guns, the Least You Could Do Is Learn the Basics

The Washington Post recently published an op-ed by writer Adam Weinstein in which he argues that Second Amendment advocates "use jargon to bully gun-control supporters." "While debating the merits of various gun control proposals," he contends, "Second Amendment enthusiasts often diminish, or outright dismiss their views if…

322 If Socialism Is So Great, Why Do People Flee It?

If socialism works, why do people subjected to it invariably abandon it for more capitalistic destinations?  That dynamic doesn't just apply to international migration between nations, either.  It applies with equal force to interstate migration patterns within America.  Consider the latest news from that paragon of socialism, Venezuela…

323 Give VA Secretary David Shulkin the Boot

Will the VA scandal never end? While the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary lives high on the hog and his lying chief of staff resigns in disgrace while escaping any punishment, legions of vets every day in this country are denied the medical care they earned. President Trump was supposed to drain the swamp. But at the historically fraud-ridden…

324 Congress Must End IRS Abuse Before Window of Opportunity Closes

There's no more fearsome federal bureaucracy than the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for American citizens across the political spectrum.  Whether during the Watergate era under Richard Nixon, or the Lois Lerner scandal under Barack Obama, it has earned its reputation as a serial violator of Americans' privacy.  Fortunately, Congress can…

325 Release the Florida School Shooting Surveillance Video

Open government isn't just good government. It's the public's right. In Florida, the Broward County Sheriff's office and Broward County school district are fighting to keep exterior surveillance video from the day of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hidden from view. As journalists and citizens who've waged uphill battles…

326 Debunking Gun Control Myths

In the wake of last week's Parkland, Florida, murders by a deranged former student, culture warriors predictably rushed to exploit it in their ongoing effort to chip away at other people's Second Amendment rights.  Typically, gun-grabbing gladiators descended into mere emotional exhibitionism and implored politicians to "do something,"…

327 Do Not Let the Children Lead

Where are all the grown-ups in times of crisis and grief? Don't bother searching America's prestigious law schools. Two adult men, occupying lofty perches as law professors, argued this week that the voting age in the U.S. should be lowered to 16 because some high school survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting who want gun control "are proving…

328 A Non-Alarmist Reading Of the Mueller Russia Indictment

There's been no shortage of breathless reaction to Trump-Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian organizations for their efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. "An attack that—but for the loss of life—is as bad as Pearl Harbor," tweeted veteran journalist Jonathan Alter…

329 Intellectual Property: America Still Leads the World, but Dangers Lurk

The United States maintains its worldwide lead in the critical area of intellectual property (IP) protection, but our status is dangerously eroding.  That's the primary takeaway of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's just-released sixth annual International IP Index.  In an increasingly knowledge-based and globally competitive economy, it's more…

330 What Explains the FBI's Deep Faith In Trump Dossier Author?

One of the most remarkable takeaways from the new documents released in the Trump-Russia investigation is the degree to which FBI officials were determined to believe Trump dossier author Christopher Steele—even after it became clear he had lied to them. In their drive to win a warrant to wiretap sometime Trump volunteer adviser Carter Page&…

 
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Which one of the following was the first woman nominated for national office by either of the two major U.S. political parties?
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"The New York Times was quick out of the blocks with the Democratic pitch that Kamala Harris is a 'pragmatic moderate.' It's pulling your leg.Joe Biden's running mate had the most liberal voting record in the Senate last year -- surpassing even Bernie Sanders -- according to government watchdog GovTrack.Harris advocates late-term abortion, thinks Catholics are not fit to serve on the Supreme Court…[more]
 
 
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