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January 14, 2021

The Objectors Versus the Rejecters By Kyle Kondik

Analyzing how House Republicans voted in last week’s Electoral College disputes.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— Roughly two-thirds of House Republicans backed at least one of two objections to a state’s presidential results last week. And a clear majority backed both.

— Generally speaking, members who backed both objections come from more Republican-leaning districts than those who opposed both.

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January 13, 2021

Teachers Unions Fail Science By John Stossel

Is your child's school open now?

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January 12, 2021

Liberalism Will Be Unleashed -- and Will Fail Again By Stephen Moore

We were all told that 2021 would be a better year for the country, but the first two weeks could hardly have been worse. The left is out to discredit not just President Donald Trump and his indefensible behavior since the election but also his ideas. They are triumphantly saying that free market conservatism is dead and that the era of big government is back with a vengeance. Not so fast.

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January 12, 2021

Exploiting the Capitol Riot to Kill Trump By Patrick J. Buchanan

Donald Trump has stumbled and fallen, and the establishment is not going to let slip this last opportunity to stomp him and his movement to death.

January 11, 2021

Are Republicans Now Waking up to their Political Suicide? By Brian C. Joondeph

Elected Republicans, taking their voters and current events for granted, reading only the Washington Post and watching CNN, have squandered their political relevancy, perhaps permanently. Through their foolish attempts to “reach across the aisle” or act in a more “dignified” manner than their party leader, President Trump, they have now lost the platform Trump gave them, acting dazed and confused as to what happened.

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January 8, 2021

Will Democrats Ditch a Policy That's Produced More Equal Incomes? By Michael Barone

The policies of defeated one-term presidents are not as easily reversed as their victorious successors, suffused with campaign rhetoric, sometimes suppose they will be. Even when, as now, the winning party has majorities in both houses of Congress.

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January 8, 2021

The Worst of Days for Trump & Trumpists By Patrick J. Buchanan

President Donald Trump, it turns out, was being quite literal when he told us Jan. 6 would be "wild."

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January 6, 2021

More Good News By John Stossel

Islamic terror has been trending down for five years.

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January 5, 2021

Coronavirus for Dummies By Stephen Moore

We are now almost one year from the dark days when the coronavirus first hit these shores. Why are the politicians' making the same policy mistakes today that they made nine months ago? The 300,000+ deaths are an act of nature, but the virus's death and despair have been compounded by acts of man -- i.e., foolish politicians.

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January 5, 2021

Family Brawl in the House of Trump By Patrick J. Buchanan

A week from today, Joe Biden will still be on his inexorable course to become the 46th president of the United States.

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January 1, 2021

The Year America Went Crazy By Michael Barone

Did America go crazy in 2020? I suspect observers years hence will think so because of the responses, of both elite officials and ordinary Americans, to the COVID-19 pandemic starting last February and to the shocking video from Minneapolis police officers released over Memorial Day weekend.

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January 1, 2021

Who Speaks for the Unborn in Massachusetts? By Patrick J. Buchanan

In its most recent exercise of liberal democracy, the state senate of Massachusetts voted 32-8 to override Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of what is called the Roe Act.

One day earlier, Monday, the state house had voted to override.

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December 30, 2020

2020: The Year 'Expert' Credibility Died By Michelle Malkin

If there were ever a time to "question authority," as the old counterculture slogan of the 1960s urged, the authoritarian age of COVID-19 is that time. 2020 will go down in American history as the year that public health "experts" got everything wrong.

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December 30, 2020

2020's Good News By John Stossel

Was 2020 the worst year ever? The media keep saying that.

We did have the pandemic, a bitter election, unemployment, riots and a soaring national debt.

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December 29, 2020

Free Mitch Rutledge By Stephen Moore

Nearly everyone has seen the classic movie "The Shawshank Redemption." Well, it turns out there is a real life "Red" Redding, the character played by Morgan Freeman. He is in prison in Alabama. He has been there for nearly 40 years. He was guilty of his crime: a murder he committed as a teenager in a drug operation. But so many people who have interacted with Rutledge in prison see the similarities in character with Red.

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December 29, 2020

2020: America's Wake-Up Call By Patrick J. Buchanan

Who could have predicted how dreadful a year 2020 would be.

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December 25, 2020

In a Crisis, a Compromise Solution Is Worse Than No Solution At All By Ted Rall

The raging argument on the left between progressives who argue for radical change and centrists who advocate for incrementalism is hardly new. Nearly a century ago, progressive titan and Wisconsin Gov. Robert La Follette and then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt were often at loggerheads over the same question.

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December 25, 2020

Immigrant Voters Trended Toward Trump By Michael Barone

Like Sherlock Holmes' dog that didn't bark in the night, so goes in politics: Uncharacteristic behavior can turn out to be crucially significant -- uncharacteristic behavior in politics being defined as one demographic group unexpectedly trending one way when most of the electorate trends the other.

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December 24, 2020

Are 'Never Trumpers' the Future of the GOP? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Denouncing the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill as a parsimonious "disgrace" and hinting at an Alamo-style finish on Jan. 6, when Congress votes to declare Joe Biden the next president, Donald Trump is not going to go quietly.

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December 23, 2020

The Abominable 'America Last' Porkulus By Michelle Malkin

This country is not governed by a "Republican Party" and a "Democratic Party." It is governed by an establishment "uniparty" that betrays our citizens at every turn. Exhibit A: The joint annual ritual of fiscal vulgarity known as the omnibus spending bill.