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(Illustration/Dado Ruvic/Reuters) “If you don’t like Twitter,” goes the popular refrain, “don’t try to control it with the government, go and build your own.” I agree with this. That’s exactly what disgruntled consumers should do. But it is too much to ask that, if and when they do, they aren’t mocked for it? Axios has
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Editors’ note: The following is adapted from remarks that were delivered at The American Conservative’s annual gala, held on October 7, 2021 in Washington. The American Conservative magazine is one of the most important publications of our time, and I want to congratulate you on your success and give you my best wishes for many
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified in Congress. He said that the inflation we are experiencing today is not transitory. Rather, he said that the high inflation will last well into next year and perhaps longer. Shockingly, he said he is only “considering” acting more quickly to reduce inflation. Recently Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen agreed. 
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Illinois State University is getting hauled into court for intolerance. Former assistant football coach Kurt Beathard is suing the university that fired him in 2020 for removing a Black Lives Matter poster from his office door and replacing it with a Christian-themed “All Lives Matter” sign. Filed in a U.S. District Court last Tuesday, Beathard’s lawsuit claims he
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A view of a damage building after a fire broke out at Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS) All anyone can say with any certainty is that something very strange happened near the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear facility at
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Musk had said, “Or you could be the first to test my time machine.” I had landed right in the middle of the 2024 presidential campaign. It had been a hard run for the Democrats. After a harrowing primary season featuring several hundred candidates left voters confused, the party simply started listing potential presidents on
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In “How the G.O.P. Became Saboteurs, Threatening a Government Shutdown,” New York Times columnist Paul Krugman used the averted federal government shutdown to launch his usual partisan lunacy, untethered to reality. In Friday’s edition, Krugman claimed today’s GOP is even worse now than in the days of (gasp) Newt Gingrich. This time, Republican obstructionists aren’t
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Dr. Anthony Fauci says that officials “feel bad” about slapping a travel ban on seven African countries, now that the omicron variant has been confirmed in several other countries. Fauci explained that, at the time the travel ban was imposed, not much was known about the omicron variant and the administration felt it was better
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John R. Bolton (left), who at the time was President Trump’s national-security adviser, and William B. Taylor, who was acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, lay wreaths at the Wall of Remembrance in Kyiv, August 27, 2019. The wall commemorates soldiers who have died in the war against Russia in eastern Ukraine. (Gleb Garanich / Reuters)
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Does anyone look at Rachel Levine and really think he’s no different than a biological woman? It is true that the trans movement has become so pervasive, and dare I say “trendy,” that things that would have seemed like absurd parody twelve years ago are becoming a reality. Under the banner of “gender equity,” for
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Stephen Colbert inside the White House press-briefing room, July 27, 2007 (Larry Downing/Reuters) On Thursday, The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert launched a diatribe against Roe v. Wade’s potentially imminent demise at the hands of the Supreme Court. Pointing to statistics showing that Americans oppose overturning Roe, Colbert said: “So if it is this unpopular, why
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U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they arrive for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. (Sputnik/Sergey Bobylev/Reuters) God only knows if this unidentified U.S. intelligence official speaking to Sky News is correct… Russia is planning a military offensive against Ukraine, which could
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To say that the political class in several states has become completely devoid of reality where COVID is concerned would necessarily be the understatement of the millennium. With six states still clinging to the pseudo-science of mandating masks, one state is seeking to make masking permanent. Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington all
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On her Saturday morning MSNBC show The Cross Connection, Tiffany Cross seemed to imply the possibility that Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO) might shoot a Democrat congressman, further illustrating the dangerous and toxic levels of rhetoric some in the liberal media will stoop to in order to ensure their audiences hate their fellow Americans. Interviewing House Democratic
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Vice President Kamala Harris waves at panelists during a virtual townhall event to address different care policies in the Build Back Better Agenda at the White House in Washington, D.C., October 14, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) It’s hard to tell what’s worse for Vice President Kamala Harris in this Washington Post story—the comments from anonymous former
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Democrats have a history of not thinking things through when it comes to changing rules or establishing precedents. In 2013, Senate Democrats, led by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, nuked the filibuster for lower-court judicial nominees to stop the GOP from blocking Barack Obama’s nominees. Democrats were not above using the filibuster the same way
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Syringes of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up community vaccination center in Valley Stream, N.Y., February 23, 2021. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Watching the Smerconish program on CNN this morning, I was surprised to learn that Europe treats natural immunity attained after recovering from COVID the same as vaccination for purposes of public-health policy. The U.S. does
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Despite numerous international organizations demanding verifiable proof of tennis star Peng Shuai’s well-being, experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation her safety will always be at risk. “Until the communist regime falls, Peng is probably going to remain under custody in China,” Gordon G. Chang, author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” told the DCNF.
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