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Kodak screen in Times Square in 2012. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) Kodak bends the knee for the Chinese Communist Party, whose influence now stretches into America through our own storied companies. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D ammit, another one. This time Eastman Kodak, makers of film and other gear for photography. Another what? Another American company that has
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Opponents of Critical Race Theory attend a packed Loudoun County School board meeting in Ashburn, Va., June 22, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) National Association of Scholars president Peter Wood here likens today’s mania over critical race theory to the ancient belief in witchcraft. In Salem, people were convicted of witchcraft, then executed, based on “spectral evidence.”
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Tthe Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project logo on a pipe at the Chelyabinsk pipe rolling plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia, February 26, 2020. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters) President Biden promised to unite the world’s democracies against global authoritarianism, but the administration’s new Nord Stream 2 bargain placates the Kremlin’s Western cronies and German business interests at the
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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a news conference after thirteen people, including seven men associated with the Wolverine Watchmen militia group, were arrested for alleged plots to take Whitmer hostage and attack the state capitol building, in Lansing, Mich., October 8, 2020. (Michigan Governor’s office/Handout via Reuters) But do the Wolverine Watchmen militia members
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The Capitol building at sunrise in Washington, D.C., January 11, 2021 (Erin Scott/Reuters) 2013—Senate Democrats expedite a confirmation hearing for President Obama’s controversial D.C. Circuit nominee, left-wing Georgetown law professor Cornelia Pillard, whom one former colleague describes as “Reinhardt in a skirt, but less moderate.” (The reference is to Ninth Circuit judge Stephen Reinhardt, who
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (Win McNamee/Reuters) In an interview with National Review, a former senior official in the White House counsel’s office confirmed much of John McCormack’s reporting on Senate Democrats’ latest attempt to damage the reputation of Justice Brett
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The Kodak logo in a booth during the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, Nev., January 6, 2017 (Steve Marcus/Reuters) Kodak became the latest U.S. brand to censor itself and apologize to the Chinese government for speaking the truth this week. The ailing photography company deleted an Instagram post in which it had promoted the work
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Low water levels visible under the Entreprise Bridge at Lake Oroville, the second-largest reservoir in California and according to daily reports of the state’s Department of Water Resources is near 35% capacity, near Oroville, Calif., June 16, 2021. (Aude Guerrucci/Reuters) The week of July 19, 2021: regulation, infrastructure, and other clickbait. This isn’t the first
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(Zolnierek/Getty Images) A coalition of New York public-defender groups filed an amicus brief Thursday urging the Supreme Court to invalidate the state’s concealed-carry ban. Among the attorney offices and legal-aid groups who signed the plea were the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid, the Bronx Defenders, and Brooklyn Defender Services. Within the table of contents in the
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The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., June 20, 2020. (Jay Paul/Reuters) Catesby Leigh, writing on NRO, asks whether “Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue is next,” i.e., next to be removed from the city’s Monument Avenue. (Statues of Stonewall Jackson, J. E. B. Stuart, and Jefferson Davis are already gone.) Leigh’s
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, May 4, 2018. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Texas governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant governor Dan Patrick deserve praise from conservatives on a number of issues. Unfortunately, their stand on the battle over critical race theory (CRT) and leftist indoctrination in Texas schools isn’t
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(Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters) The “town hall” format for televised debates and other media appearances ostensibly originates from the Norman Rockwell ideal of civic participation, in which a lone engaged citizen boldly stands up to question a political figure. That’s all well and good. But in practice, they became commonplace in presidential politics in 1992, the
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Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards in 2016. (Jonathan Bachman/Reuters) The Louisiana state legislature failed to garner enough votes to override the Democratic governor John Bel Edwards’ veto of a bill that would prohibit transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports. The Republican-controlled Louisiana House secured 68 votes, with 30 lawmakers voting against, falling two short
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U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a joint news conference in the East Room at the White House, July 15, 2021. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) The proposed agreement will only intensify Ukrainian, Polish, and congressional fears of appeasement. As the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 natural-gas pipeline nears completion, likely by next month, the
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Kevin mentioned the outrageous allegation that Texas has banned teaching about the KKK. I delved more into this controversy in the thread below, including pointing to the provision in the state education standards that explicitly says students are expected to “explain how Jim Crow laws and the Ku Klux Klan created obstacles to civil rights
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey lead a news conference to reintroduce the Green New Deal at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Tariffs — is there anything they can’t do? Other than what they are supposed to do, that is. Congressional Democrats propose to enact a series of
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1.  Uyghur survivor of China’s detention camps testifies to their brutality This system of rape was commonplace, as the police “were always taking girls out of the cells like this” and “did whatever they wanted.”  “Sometimes they brought some of the women back near the point of death,” she said. “Some of the women disappeared.” 
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Former President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during a rally in Sarasota, Fla., July 3, 2021. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) In an interview with Vanity Fair published on Monday, former President Trump slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) for defending the filibuster during his presidency, when Republicans held a slight majority in both houses
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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy remarks on COVID-19 misinformation during a news conference at the White House, Washington, D.C., July 15, 2021 (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday urged social media companies to confront and snuff out the COVID misinformation “wildfire” circulating on their platforms. “This is about the health of Americans and
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(VasilyevD/iStock/Getty Images Plus) Leftists are always looking for those little “gotcha” studies to prove that Marx was right — that workers are underpaid. Writing for AIER, Swedish economist Joakim Book relates the story of a study in Iceland that has been cited as evidence for the proposition that workers are just as productive if they
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(zkolra/Getty Images) The election is over, but the stakes are still quite high. Courtney Britt, the candidate who incumbent College Republican National Committee Chairman Chandler Thornton hoped would succeed him, triumphed today over Judah Waxelbaum. Only about 60 percent of CRNC affiliates cast ballots, though: A consequence of the maneuvering detailed earlier this week by
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2021. (Erin Scott/Reuters) In a special, undercover report for Dox Media — in no way a legally acceptable reference to Vox — I, Luther Abel (he/them/her), went further than any progressive to date into the
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(Sergey Tinyakov/Getty Images) There the New England Journal of Medicine goes pushing woke agendas again. This time, the extremely politically progressive medical journal has published an article urging that medical students be taught that left-wing social-justice engagement should be among their professional duties. From “Physicians as Activists”:  This question [the social justice role of the
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Anthony Bourdain at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) A new documentary about Anthony Bourdain is going to come out. And the New Yorker reports that the filmmakers used artificial intelligence to re-create Bourdain’s voice and used it to simulate Bourdain reading his own emails. There is a moment
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Emigres in the Little Havana neighborhood react as they gather following reports of protests in Cuba against its deteriorating economy, in Miami, Fla., July 13, 2021. (Maria Alejandra Cardona/Reuters) How the Biden administration can help true patriots keep the flame of resistance alive. What sparked the massive, angry protests that spread across Cuba like wildfire
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