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[ad_1] Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus pandemic at an event in Wilmington, Del., March 12, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Joe Biden can best capitalize on the rioting following the death of George Floyd in the same way he can best capitalize on anything in 2020: by keeping quiet and out of sight.
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[ad_1] Artists Christo (right) and Jeanne-Claude during a news conference in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2006 (Reuters) In Impromptus today, I begin with the space launch, that thrilling event. I also walk down Memory Lane to the Challenger (1986) and the moon landing (1969). Further in the column, I discuss protests, riots, China, Russia, etc. When
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[ad_1] To place the career of Clint Eastwood in perspective, consider Clark Gable continuing to star in hit movies for so long that he was in the multiplexes at the same time as Back to the Future. Eastwood has enjoyed starring roles in major hit movies in every decade from the 1960s through the 2010s.
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[ad_1] Several monuments on the National Mall were vandalized Saturday night during protests in Washington, D.C., that turned into riots. Activists set cars on fire and looted businesses in the nation’s capitol as rioters protested the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer knelt on his neck
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[ad_1] What do the protesters want? I’d suggest some distinctions. It may be that much of the protest is not about achieving any specific reform, but simply to express outrage at the way (too many, it is alleged) police behave. It’s not that the police don’t have the right rules and regulations — it’s that
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[ad_1] Larry Kramer, gay author and agitator who died Wednesday, believed passionately that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton were lovers. The rhetoric of sensibility, popularized by Richardson and Sterne, and used by Hamilton and other young Revolutionary officers in their letters to each other, has led the curious and the interested to look for homo-
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[ad_1] My colleague Rich Lowry pens an excellent column that draws comparisons between those publicly protesting the excesses of the pandemic lockdowns and the Tea Party movement that erupted in 2009 in response to Big Government’s push to get much bigger, and quickly. The column serves as a timely opportunity to draw attention to a
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[ad_1] Sometimes, liberals and conservatives agree on a policy problem, but disagree strongly on the best solutions to that problem. Our current health insurance system presents one case of such a disconnect between problems and solutions. In the last Democratic presidential debate, hosted by CNN in March, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said that the coronavirus
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[ad_1] The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected a request from a church to block California restrictions on religious services. South Bay United Pentecostal Church of Chula Vista, California, filed a petition over Memorial Day weekend saying that Newsom’s coronavirus restrictions “arbitrarily discriminate against places of worship in violation of their right to
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[ad_1] Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday called on Sen. Mitch McConnell to cancel a hearing next week for Rod Rosenstein, the former deputy attorney general who launched the special counsel’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Schumer’s request is a far cry from earlier in the Trump administration, when
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[ad_1] The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in a Michigan federal court in support of a lawsuit filed by seven businesses challenging the restrictions imposed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement of interest is part of Attorney General William P. Barr’s April 27, 2020 initiative
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[ad_1] With all of the stupid flubs and misstatements that Joe Biden has made during the past year he might be well advised to wear his Wuhan mask full-time in the chance that voters will not recognize this dithering old fool and will not attribute his mindless remarks to his political candidacy. On the other
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