(Brendan McDermid/Reuters) 1969—Justice Thurgood Marshall’s majority opinion in Stanley v. Georgia declares that the First Amendment forbids criminalizing the possession of concededly obscene material. Marshall blithely distinguishes away the Court’s previous categorical statements that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment. Stanley, Marshall grandiosely proclaims, is asserting “the right to satisfy his intellectual and
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Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of the aerospace powerhouse SpaceX, is a fascinating case study in leadership. While brilliant, diligent, and hardworking, Musk’s admirable qualities are often outweighed by his troublesome personality quirks. Self-admittedly impulsive and narcissistic—a dangerously potent combo—Musk is his own greatest adversary. His visionary guidance is, without a doubt, an
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The idea of merit has fallen on evil times, as has its corollary concept, objectivity. These principles have now been breached by a consortium of the ideologically minded, who resemble a gang of robbers tunneling under a bank vault. The masterminds planning and executing this operation are a class of “treasonous” intellectuals as Julien Benda
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D0 not be alarmed, comrades, that I, V. I. Lenin, here again so soon from mausoleum after first time to address you. Once you back from what people’s author Raymond Chandler call “Big Sleep,” it become difficult to stop self-commenting affair of day. And we have extreme serious counter-revolutionary problem, tovariches — almost as bad Stalin
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Former Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C., April 5, 2019 (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Former vice president Joe Biden on Friday addressed the recent accusations of women who say he invaded their personal space, first joking about the allegations onstage during an address to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers before apologizing and admitting that he will
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Former Vice President Joe Biden talks to the media after speaking at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers conference in Washington, D.C., April 5, 2019. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Progressives attack Joe Biden for having followed customs and mores of that foreign country that is the past. EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the
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The stories they are so-called owning are insane and have nothing to do with the country. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more
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(Pixabay) Most Americans would agree, I think, that America is exceptional, but nailing down exactly why can be a matter of contention. With his typical pellucid prose, George Will provides an exceptionally elegant explanation in his forthcoming book The Conservative Sensibility. Americans were born exceptionally free from a feudal past, and hence free from an established
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A video of Trump supposedly calling asylum-seekers animals has been lighting up Twitter, but the clip is dishonestly edited to leave out the comment he was responding to, which was about MS-13 not asylum-seekers. Here is a good example of the misleading version: .@realDonaldTrump on people asking for asylum “These aren’t people. These are animals.”
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The Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro weighs in on the fallout from the ‘Empire’ actor’s scandal. #TheStory #MarthaMacCallum #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX
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Line workers smooth out the metal along the door frames on the flex line at Nissan Motor Co’s automobile manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., August 23, 2018. (William DeShazer/Reuters) The job market rebounded in March, adding 196,000 new jobs and allaying fears that the ten-year expansion of the U.S. economy was nearing its end. According
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Beto O’Rourke speaks during a campaign stop in Plymouth, N.H., March 20, 2019. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) The 2020 field continues to un-impress. Time to check on the 20 Smurfs. Joe Biden recorded a message on a friend’s iPhone in which he admitted that he’s made women and “some men” uncomfortable by, among other things, touching them,
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Justice Harry Blackmun. 1994—Justice Harry Blackmun announces his impending retirement after 24 years on the Court. His majority opinion in Roe v. Wade (1973) is rivaled only by Dred Scott as the worst opinion in Supreme Court history. As one of Blackmun’s former clerks, Edward Lazarus (who described himself as “someone utterly committed to the
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The fishing expeditions planned by House Democrats won’t be confined to Lake IRS. The Washington Post reported last night that Democrats have attempted to bypass the White House’s legal defense against subpoenas on Donald Trump’s financial records by going after the records at the financial institutions instead. Capital One told House Democrats last month that
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks during a campaign stop at Consuelo’s Taqueria in Manchester, N.H., March 21, 2019. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke compared President Trump’s rhetoric to that of Nazi Germany Thursday, citing in particular Trump’s controversial comments about illegal immigrants. At a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, the former
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Joe Biden in 2015 (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) In the #MeTooMaybe hoopla over the former vice president’s hair-sniffing and hand-slipping and personal space-invading, much cataloguing of Joe Biden’s peccadillos has emerged — for example, in Jonah Goldberg’s new column. It’s a handy summary. But missed in these lists is a deeply troubling — I guess the right
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at the National Action Network National Convention in New York City, April 5, 2019. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) called on fellow Democrats to pursue an “agenda of reparations” through a dramatic expansion of the welfare state during her remarks at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Conference in New
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