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ICE agents during an enforcement operation in March 2018. (File photo: Keith Gardner/ICE) By refusing to honor ICE detainers, sheriffs in Mecklenburg and Buncombe Counties have put their constituents, documented and undocumented alike, in danger. For many immigration activists, 2018 was the year of the Section 287(g) bogeyman. That’s Section 287(g) of the Immigration and
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick prepares to take the field before an NFL game. October 23, 2016. (Loren Elliott/Reuters) The NFL has invited Colin Kaepernick to work out, and invited all 32 NFL team to watch the workout, attempting to help midwife an end to Kaepernick’s absence from the league. But the middle of
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President Trump talks to reporters as he stands with Republican Senate leaders on Capitol Hill, January 9, 2019. (Jim Young/Reuters) In the New York Times, Nicole Hemmer argues that Republicans have been able to succeed politically even as they take one unpopular position after another, thanks to undemocratic features of our political system and to
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A logo for ABC is pictured atop a building in Burbank, California February 5, 2014. (Mario Anzuoni/ Reuters) ABC executives are conducting an internal investigation to discover the identity of the person who leaked footage of anchor Amy Robach saying the network spiked her story on Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual assault accusers in 2015. The anonymous
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A state legislator casts a secret ballot for secretary of state in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., December 5, 2018. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters) Over at Politico, Juleanna Glover, a former adviser for several Republican politicians, floats the idea that President Trump could be removed from office if three Republican senators insist upon a secret ballot for the
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates smiles while playing bridge with Warren Buffett, in Omaha, Nebraska U.S. May 6, 2018. (Rick Wilking/Reuters) Michael Tomasky’s column (“Bill Gates, I Implore You To Connect Some Dots”) Monday in the New York Times is the sort of thing that tempts me to shout at the writer about intellectual dishonesty and
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President Trump in the Oval Office, April 27, 2017. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) The White House of ‘yes men’ the president presides over can’t save him from his worst impulses. One made this observation of the people of Asia, that they were all slaves to one man, merely because they could not pronounce that syllable No. .
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U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Meyer holds the Medal of Honor, Washington, March 18, 2014. (Larry Downing/Reuters) We may never leave behind for good the era when armed service is a mass experience. Today at 5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, we mark the 101st anniversary of the armistice that ended the agony of the First
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Regis Philbin waves goodbye during his final episode Live With Regis and Kelly in New York City in 2011. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) The place that welcomes people who have wealth, businesses that create it, and institutions that sustain that creation is the place that has a future. Regis Philbin used to be associated with the question,
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Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson (Youtube Screenshot via Fox News ) Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson will announce his retirement Thursday after more than three decades on the force, the city’s police department announced. “A true son of Chicago who grew up in public housing & went to public schools went on to become one of
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The bad news is, Elizabeth Warren has some barmy ideas about raising your taxes. The good news is, she’s a proven coward. She says she likes to “nerd out” on the policy details. Okay, let’s do that. Warren estimates that her health-care scheme would cost about $2 trillion — every year, forever. As … Read
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Not long ago, Saint Peter Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., the media’s go-to expert on all matters of faith, was asked about Beto O’Rourke’s contention that churches that refuse to embrace progressive spiritual rites should be stripped of their tax-exempt status. “I’m not sure he understood the … Read More
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Boeing officials are pressing the need for active electronic warfare platforms like the Growler even as new stealth technology such as that seen on the F-35 are deployed. In one presentation, reports Military.com, the company states: “Stealth is perishable; only a Growler provides full spectrum protection.” ((Source unknown)) A Long Island tech firm sold Chinese
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Senator Chuck Grassley (R, Iowa), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 2, 2018. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Republican senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday asking the State Department to disclose any internal documents involving Hunter
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FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated prior to testifying before House Committees in Washington, U.S., July, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) The attorneys prosecuting former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn were forced to admit in a Tuesday letter to Flynn’s legal defense that the notes which formed the official document describing Flynn’s January
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A doctor speaks to patients at his office in Peoria, Ill., in 2013. (Jim Young/Reuters) The American health-care system needs to be maintained and strengthened, not replaced. When Senator Elizabeth Warren released a plan to finance her hugely expensive Medicare-for-all proposal last Friday, doctors and patients everywhere knew that no matter how the numbers were
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Outside the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The agency and the tax-collection system it oversees are on the brink of catastrophic collapse. Anyone who deals with the IRS on a regular basis knows that the agency is in trouble: IRS employees are less able than ever to effectively and efficiently handle
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U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland poses in Brussels, Belgium, June 4, 2019. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters) U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland implied in revised testimony to House Democrats that a potential meeting between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, as well as the release of military aid to the country,
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(Carlo Allegri/Reuters) America wouldn’t be the same without it. Editor’s Note: The following is part of a series of excerpts adapted from Rich Lowry’s new book The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free. Read previous excerpts here and here. We rightly revere the Declaration and the Constitution, and study their influence
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A marcher holds a Mexican flag near an effigy of presidential candidate Donald Trump during an immigrant-rights rally in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2016. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) Conservative residents of California are leaving the state, or considering doing so, at an unprecedented rate, according to the Los Angeles Times. Just over half of California’s registered voters
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Iranians burn U.S. flags during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran, Iran, February 11, 2019. (Meghdad Madadi/Tasnim News Agency/Reuters) Forty years ago, Iran’s mullahs first showed the world how evil they are. Forty years ago today, a mob of Islamist extremists under the direction of Ayatollah Khomeini stormed
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at a press conference in Washington, U.S. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Rubio to Challenge ‘Lifeless Corporate Conglomerates’ in Tuesday Speech on ‘Common Good Capitalism’ Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fl.) plans to critique the “two misguided positions” of the economic status quo during a speech Tuesday at the Catholic University of America
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U.S. Attorney John Durham (United States Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut/Wikimedia) John Durham is the legendary lawman digging into how the intelligence probe of Donald Trump started. John Durham may be the most consequential and least known figure in Washington right now. In May, U.S. attorney general William Barr selected Durham, a longtime prosecutor with
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President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama on inauguration day, January 20, 2017. (Scott Applewhite/Pool/Reuters) As things stand now, Obama’s race-related policies are much closer to Trump’s than to those of most major Democratic presidential contenders. Last week, at the opening of a justice-reform conference held at Benedict College, President Trump received a Bipartisan Justice
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