Month: December 2019

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan under way in the South China Sea, August 2018. (Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Kaila V. Peters/US Navy) After decades of wishful thinking, it’s finally become clear that cultural influence is no substitute for economic and military strength in foreign policy. On the night of October 2, 2019, Comedy
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It is common to hear that workers’ productivity no longer determines their wages. “Workers are delivering more, and they’re getting a lot less,” former vice president Biden recently argued. Income inequality supposedly demonstrates that the economy’s rewards are flowing, undeservedly, to those at the top. But does inequality necessarily mean that workers aren’t getting what
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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee weighs in on presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard’s comment on Trump’s impeachment. FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and
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After the Democrat debate last September, Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows of observers when he canceled three scheduled events in South Carolina. He cited the need to rest his voice which was noticeably more raspy than normal during the debate. At the time, he promised to release his medical records before the primary. Bernie has fulfilled
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Every year since college, my best friend Dan and I have compiled our best observations on a wide range of topics that reflect on the year that has just expired. We follow the well-established template of “The McLaughlin Group” program. We lost the venerable John McLaughlin in 2016, but the 2018 reboot of the program,
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Workers unload numerals for News Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square in New York City, December 11, 2019. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) Or, at least, it’ll be the year we make of it. ‘This will be our year,” the Zombies sang. “It took a long time to come.” There’s going to be an election in 2020. Political
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Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., September 25, 2019. (Brian Snyder / Reuters) On the Electoral College, guns, Jack Nicklaus, Barry Switzer, Mariah Carey, and more Elizabeth Warren could not have been plainer, in this tweet: “My goal is to get elected — but I plan to be the last
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Judge Vaughn Walker 2009—Judge Vaughn Walker, the chief judge of the Northern District of California, issues a notice concerning a proposed revision of the local rule barring public broadcasting of judicial proceedings and calls for public comments to be submitted within five business days. Why the rush? Walker is presiding over the challenge to California’s
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I’d expect POTUS to throw a fit upon learning that he’s no better than tied with O in a popularity contest normally, but this result is progress for him. He finished second behind Obama the past two years, a poor result for a sitting president. Typically, if you’re in the Oval Office, you’re also America’s
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The New York Times has a long, narrative account of the block on Ukraine aid that adds some new details to the story. A major theme is how Trump’s top national-security advisors, rightly and understandably, opposed the hold, while other officials scrambled to come up with a legal justification for it. But the Times article
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Sen. Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif., December 19, 2019. (Mike Blake/Reuters) The latest fundraising email from the Bernie Sanders campaign, signed by campaign manager Faiz Shakir, has a subject line that simply says: “Obscene.” (No, it’s not a reference to Sanders’ old essays for an
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U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr during an event with the president in the Rose Garden of the White House, July 11, 2019 (Carlos Barria/Reuters) I’m open to criticisms of Attorney General Bill Barr, and have highlighted one or two in this space. But Katherine Stewart and Caroline Fredrickson have written an attack on him for
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A court in China has sentenced a well-known pastor to 9 years in prison for the crime of subverting state power. Pastor Wang Yi was arrested last December along with his wife and 100 members of his church. Most were eventually released but Wang Yi’s wife was kept in jail for six months and now
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I got out of the political prediction habit after 2016 but a lot of people have been asking me about next year. I figured I’d share some of my thoughts on the Democratic race, the general election, and the future of comedy with you fine VIP subscribers. WARNING: these predictions were made while I was
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House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins speaks out about communication issues with the judiciary chairman over impeachment process. #IngrahamAngle #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday
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Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg is seen in a patrol vehicle near his residence in Monsey, New York, U.S., December 29, 2019. (Jeenah Moon/Reuters) The suspect in the stabbing of five people at a Hanukkah party on Saturday has been charged with federal hate crimes. The male suspect was charged Monday with five counts of obstruction of free exercise of
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A reader asked, “When are you going to write about ‘Little White Women’?” At first I thought the question was cynical, but the more I thought about it, I became amused by its prescience. The crazy, boring, laughable thing about Greta Gerwig’s version of Little Women is that casual racism is merely the … Read
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A reader asked, “When are you going to write about ‘Little White Women’?” At first I thought the question was cynical, but the more I thought about it, I became amused by its prescience. The crazy, boring, laughable thing about Greta Gerwig’s version of Little Women is that casual racism is merely the … Read
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I’ve previously written about how the Democratic Party has embraced anti-Semitism and defended rabid anti-Semites in their party. But as anti-Semitism becomes increasingly mainstream in the Democratic Party, rather than addressing the problem, Democrats are deflecting, trying to paint anti-Semitism as a Trump problem. Rep. Eric Swalwell recently alleged in an op-ed in the Jewish
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There is some good news in Afghanistan following a report of a temporary ceasefire between the U.S. and the Taliban. Details are still being figured out but it appears to be for at least ten days so a final agreement can be completely hammered out. Associated Press cited ‘sources’ in their report on the ceasefire
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As we Americans are propelled by constitutional obligation into another election year, I find myself pondering how I will handle it all in these post-normal political times. The presidential contest of 2016 was a truly watershed election in so many ways. The kingmakers in the MSM were confronted with their waning power when they missed
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I made a quip about the deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and Iran in my post on Afghanistan, but it appears things may be collapsing faster than originally believed. Iran reportedly fired multiple rockets into Baghdad this evening hitting Camp Taji. #BREAKINGMultiple rockets fired towards #Taji military base that host #US personnel northern #Baghdad. —
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House Democrats release their impeachment report accusing President Trump of wrongdoing toward Ukraine; reaction from Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News
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Actress Emma Thompson attends the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in France. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters) On the hypocrisy of celebrity activists I love Emma Thompson’s acting. I wish somebody would tell her about Skype. The great English actress is a climate-change activist, “activist” here meaning “a celebrity who cares about popular causes in public.” When she recently
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This morning’s Gospel reading is Matthew 2:13–15, 19–23: When the magi had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
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