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“This is What Anti-Christian Bigotry Looks Like,” Abridged & with One or Two Key Changes, Mostly by David French. /begin excerpt The first thing you have to understand about the battle for free speech, religious freedom, and freedom of association in this nation is that it is primarily cultural, not legal. From a First Amendment […]

Thoughts on Davos

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On January 23, 2019

Hamza Shaban of the Washington Post reports that: When billionaire chief executive Michael Dell was asked on Wednesday whether he would support a proposal put forth by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D

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The key is to assume the worst

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In Trump-Russia
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On January 12, 2019
Basically everyone that I know with national-security experience, or even academic knowledge, was deeply disturbed about the lack of documentation of Trump’s Helsinki meeting with Putin. It turns out that it’s much, much worse than we feared. President Trump has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal details of his conversations with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, […]

The Potemkin Wall

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On January 10, 2019

How effective is the kind of steel pike barrier that Trump’s been peddling? As it turns out, it can’t withstand a saw. In fact, “testing by DHS in late 2017 showed all eight prototyp

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If you’d asked me about the fate of the American-led international system a few weeks ago, I would have said that Trump has done enormous damage to US leadership and national security, some of that damage is permanent, but much of the infrastructure remains capable of being patched back together. For example, the longer that […]

Your Moment of Zen

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On October 30, 2018

David Brooks thought this up, typed it out, edited it, and posted it on Twitter. A man who is paid ridiculous sums of money by the paper of record to share his views. A professional writer. This raise

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