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August 11, 2021

Silenced! By John Stossel

Are they still protesting in Cuba?

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August 11, 2021

Hell No To a Debt Ceiling Increase by Stephen Moore

Sometimes, when you go into a store with expensive merchandise on the shelves, you will see a sign that reads, "You break it, you buy it."

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August 10, 2021

Is America Becoming a Failed State? by Patrick J. Buchanan

Suddenly, Sunday, a riveting report came over cable news:

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August 6, 2021

The Manhattan Project's 'Martians' Didn't Look Like America by Michael Barone

The Manhattan Project didn't look like America. Undertaken today, it would be criticized for failing to meet diversity and inclusion guidelines.
Today's human resources department professionals would be triggered if they looked at the list of physicists hired to produce what President Franklin Roosevelt was told could be a uranium-based bomb "with a destructiveness vastly greater than anything now known." They would be astounded that the president, in his haste to develop such a weapon, as he put it, "before Hitler got it," authorized the hiring of scientists without any attempt to match the diversity of the American population.

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August 6, 2021

A Tonkin Gulf Incident in the Gulf of Oman? By Patrick J. Buchanan

A week ago, the MT Mercer Street, a Japanese-owned tanker managed by a U.K.-based company owned by Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, sailing in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Oman, was struck by drones.

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August 5, 2021

Redistricting in America, Part Three: The Republicans’ Southern Prizes By Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Coleman

The GOP gerrymandering possibilities in FL, GA, NC, and TX

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— Democrats tried but failed to get a seat at the redistricting table in four large Southern states in the 2018 and 2020 cycles: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas.

— The consequences for redistricting are vitally important. It’s easy to imagine Republicans squeezing a half-dozen extra seats out of just these four states in 2022, and that may be just a floor on their potential gains.

— However, Republicans could also overreach, and court battles appear likely in all of these states.

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August 4, 2021

Unfair Competition By John Stossel

"Why do I have to compete against a male body?" complains mountain bike racer Leia Schneeberger in my new video.

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August 3, 2021

American Tech Sector Keeps Blowing Away the Rest of the World by Stephen Moore

Take a bow, America. It's official and irrefutable: The U.S. is blowing out the rest of the world in tech leadership. No other country in the world comes anywhere close in tech innovation and the dominance of our made-in-America 21st-century companies.

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August 3, 2021

America's 'Great Leap Forward' Into Socialism By Patrick J. Buchanan

Just seven weeks into his presidency, Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Among the largest spending bills in history, it was passed without the vote of a single Republican.

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July 30, 2021

Do We Have to Watch Their Wretched Movie All Over Again? By Michael Barone

Why do I feel that I have seen this movie before?

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July 30, 2021

For What Will We Go to War With China? By Patrick J. Buchanan

In his final state of the nation speech Monday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte defended his refusal to confront China over Beijing's seizure and fortification of his country's islets in the South China Sea.

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July 29, 2021

Redistricting in America, Part Two: The Dark Red Greater South By Kyle Kondik and J. Miles Coleman

The Outlook in AL, AR, KY, LA, MS, OK, SC, TN, & WV

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— Republicans dominate redistricting in a number of small-to-medium-sized states in the Deep South and Greater Appalachia.

— The GOP also already holds the lion’s share of seats in these states, but they may be able to squeeze a bit more out of them.

— Democrats are hoping the courts could help them salvage an extra seat or two out of these states, while Republicans may aggressively target, most notably, Rep. Jim Cooper (D, TN-5) in Nashville.

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July 28, 2021

Endless Rules By John Stossel

Politicians just don't learn.

July 27, 2021

What happens when ‘follow the science’ makes no sense? By Brian C. Joondeph

With all things COVID-19, we are told to “follow the science.” Yet the “science” is what Dr Anthony Fauci and the medical establishment says it is, and when other science is used to question official dogma, social media fact checkers are quick to pounce and censor.

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July 27, 2021

How the Left Has Used COVID-19 to Bankrupt the United States by Stephen Moore

I have never bought the conspiracy theories that COVID-19 was a diabolical political plot to undermine the country. But what is apparent with each passing week is that the virus has been the springboard for the left's agenda to transform America in a way that Sen. Bernie Sanders, Michael Moore or Rachel Maddow could have never imagined.

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July 27, 2021

Why the Left Can't Let Go of Jan. 6 By Patrick J. Buchanan

To understand what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's select committee investigation of the Capitol Hill events of Jan. 6 is all about, a good place to begin is with the sentencing hearing last week of Paul Hodgkins.

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July 23, 2021

Speech Suppression is Habit-Forming by Michael Barone

Speech suppression is a habit that the Biden administration and its liberal supporters can't seem to break. Many staffers may have picked up the habit in their student years: Colleges and universities have been routinely censoring "politically incorrect" speech for the last 30 years. As Thomas Sowell noted, "There are no institutions in America where free speech is more severely restricted than in our politically correct colleges and universities, dominated by liberals."

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July 23, 2021

JFK -- Accept Our Diverse World as It Is By Patrick J. Buchanan

Seven months after the Cuban missile crisis, President John F. Kennedy, at American University, laid out his view on how the East-West struggle should be conducted to avoid a catastrophic war that could destroy us both.

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July 22, 2021

Redistricting in America, Part One: Gerrymandering Potency Raises the Stakes for the 2020s By Kyle Kondik

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— While partisan gerrymandering is nothing new in American politics, it has become easier to find examples of states where gerrymanders are consistently effective and harder to find examples of “dummymanders” — gerrymanders that fail.

— Republicans control the drawing of more districts in this round of decennial redistricting than Democrats do.

— Democrats arguably would be better off if no states had bipartisan/independent redistricting commissions.

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July 21, 2021

Woke Language By John Stossel

Have you noticed how our language is changing?