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    Hidden Symbols of a State Dinner


    Lauran Dowling, FOX NewsTuesday night's state dinner at the White House honoring French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, will be an opportunity to highlight the historic settings and artifacts that commemorate our heritage and celebrate...

    Lauran Dowling, FOX News
    Tuesday night's state dinner at the White House honoring French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, will be an opportunity to highlight the historic settings and artifacts that commemorate our heritage and celebrate the honored guests.

    Kanye West's Return to Twitter Is Triggering Liberals


    Bre Payton, The FederalistAfter a long hiatus, Kanye West has returned to Twitter, and his political opinions have left a lot of people shook. Their reaction proves his...

    Bre Payton, The Federalist
    After a long hiatus, Kanye West has returned to Twitter, and his political opinions have left a lot of people shook. Their reaction proves his point.

    Who Is Kanye Rebelling Against by Supporting Trump?


    Shawn Setaro, ComplexKanye West may feel like aligning himself with conservatives is a move against the status quo. In fact, it's the exact...

    Shawn Setaro, Complex
    Kanye West may feel like aligning himself with conservatives is a move against the status quo. In fact, it's the exact opposite.

    Le Bromance: Trump & Macron, Together Again


    Hirschfeld Davis & Rogers, NY TimesThere was a mutual kiss on the cheek in the East Room, clasped hands and the first state dinner of the Trump...

    Hirschfeld Davis & Rogers, NY Times
    There was a mutual kiss on the cheek in the East Room, clasped hands and the first state dinner of the Trump era.

    The Deepening House IT Scandal


    Rachel Bovard, American GreatnessRussian meddling? Campaign collusion? Forget that. That did they or didn't they story has nothing on the ongoing saga of cybersecurity breaches with the possible involvement of a foreign government taking place in the...

    Rachel Bovard, American Greatness
    Russian meddling? Campaign collusion? Forget that. That did they or didn't they story has nothing on the ongoing saga of cybersecurity breaches with the possible involvement of a foreign government taking place in the House of Representatives. The story has all the features
    Will Republican Turmoil Save McCaskill in Missouri?

    Will Republican Turmoil Save McCaskill in Missouri?


    Daniel Strauss, PoliticoGov. Eric Greitens' scandals have thrown the Missouri GOP into turmoil, again, as Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill runs for...

    Daniel Strauss, Politico
    Gov. Eric Greitens' scandals have thrown the Missouri GOP into turmoil, again, as Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill runs for reelection.
    FEC Records Indicate Campaign Laundered $84 Million

    FEC Records Indicate Campaign Laundered $84 Million


    Margot Cleveland, FederalistThe mainstream media took no notice of a federal court filing that exposes a $84 million money-laundering conspiracy Democrats...

    Margot Cleveland, Federalist
    The mainstream media took no notice of a federal court filing that exposes a $84 million money-laundering conspiracy Democrats executed.
    We Don't Need No Education

    We Don't Need No Education


    Paul Krugman, New York TimesWhy Republicans ended up at war with America's...

    Paul Krugman, New York Times
    Why Republicans ended up at war with America's schoolteachers.
    How Colleges Threaten Liberal Education

    How Colleges Threaten Liberal Education


    Peter Berkowitz, Weekly StandardJohn Stuart Mill, the outstanding liberal thinker of his age and perhaps of all ages, took up the topic of liberal education in February 1867 in a magnificent and all-but-forgotten inaugural address he delivered to the...

    Peter Berkowitz, Weekly Standard
    John Stuart Mill, the outstanding liberal thinker of his age and perhaps of all ages, took up the topic of liberal education in February 1867 in a magnificent and all-but-forgotten inaugural address he delivered to the University of St Andrews as its honorary president.
    Mueller's Got Nothing--Time to Wrap It Up & Go Home

    Mueller's Got Nothing--Time to Wrap It Up & Go Home


    Deroy Murdock, Union LeaderLike Captain Ahab, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has spent months frantically hunting a giant whale. So far, Mueller has harpooned a couple of cod and a few salmon. And Mueller's voyage is an enormous embarrassment compared...

    Deroy Murdock, Union Leader
    Like Captain Ahab, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has spent months frantically hunting a giant whale. So far, Mueller has harpooned a couple of cod and a few salmon. And Mueller's voyage is an enormous embarrassment compared to the mass ichthyocide, which was the Watergate investigation, even at its equivalent stage.
    It's Fun to Watch the Establishment's Coup Dreams Die

    It's Fun to Watch the Establishment's Coup Dreams Die


    Kurt Schlichter, TownhallFace it: Hillary Clinton will never be Playmate of the Year. We know this because apparently only a former Playmate of the Year can finally be the one to take down Donald Trump and The Smartest Woman Ever™ was demonstrably...

    Kurt Schlichter, Townhall
    Face it: Hillary Clinton will never be Playmate of the Year. We know this because apparently only a former Playmate of the Year can finally be the one to take down Donald Trump and The Smartest Woman Ever™ was demonstrably unable to make that happen.
    Madeleine Albright Warns of a New Fascism--and Trump

    Madeleine Albright Warns of a New Fascism--and Trump


    Robin Wright, New YorkerOn a Sunday morning in 2016, Donald Trump retweeted a quote from Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, Nazi ally, and leader of the first major Fascist movement. An account called @ilduce2016 had posted, “It is better to live...

    Robin Wright, New Yorker
    On a Sunday morning in 2016, Donald Trump retweeted a quote from Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, Nazi ally, and leader of the first major Fascist movement. An account called @ilduce2016 had posted, “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”
    The Great Exodus Out of America's Blue Cities

    The Great Exodus Out of America's Blue Cities


    Kristin Tate, The HillAm I the only one in my spinning class at Equinox in Manhattan who’s fed up paying $200 every month for a gym with clean showers, $3,000 in rent every month for an apartment without cockroaches and $8 every morning for a cup of...

    Kristin Tate, The Hill
    Am I the only one in my spinning class at Equinox in Manhattan who’s fed up paying $200 every month for a gym with clean showers, $3,000 in rent every month for an apartment without cockroaches and $8 every morning for a cup of coffee?
    18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Since the Very First Earth Day

    18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Since the Very First Earth Day


    Mark Perry, FEEAround the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, and in the years following, there was a torrent of apocalyptic predictions and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article. Well, it's now the 48th anniversary of Earth Day,...

    Mark Perry, FEE
    Around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, and in the years following, there was a torrent of apocalyptic predictions and many of those predictions were featured in his Reason article. Well, it's now the 48th anniversary of Earth Day, and a good time to ask the question again that Bailey asked 18 years ago: How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970? The answer: The prophets of doom were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong, according to Bailey.
    The Reinvention of America

    The Reinvention of America


    James Fallows, The AtlanticI have seen the future, and it is in the United...

    James Fallows, The Atlantic
    I have seen the future, and it is in the United States.
    Americans Need to Defend Their Planet Like It's 1970

    Americans Need to Defend Their Planet Like It's 1970


    John Heritage, USA TodayAre we ready? Some 48 years ago we were. April 22, 1970, was about to happen. It would be the first Earth Day, proposed by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, Democrat of...

    John Heritage, USA Today
    Are we ready? Some 48 years ago we were. April 22, 1970, was about to happen. It would be the first Earth Day, proposed by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, Democrat of Wisconsin.
    Building a National American Conservatism

    Building a National American Conservatism


    Sen. Marco Rubio, National ReviewI am a conservative because I seek to conserve the principle at the core of the American project:...

    Sen. Marco Rubio, National Review
    I am a conservative because I seek to conserve the principle at the core of the American project: freedom.
    Who's Really Corrupting Democracy and Decency?

    Who's Really Corrupting Democracy and Decency?


    William McGurn, Wall Street JournalLet us stipulate that Donald Trump is unique. From his allusion to his privates during a GOP debate to the public berating of his attorney general to the nicknames he uses to disparage opponents, Mr. Trump tramples on...

    William McGurn, Wall Street Journal
    Let us stipulate that Donald Trump is unique. From his allusion to his privates during a GOP debate to the public berating of his attorney general to the nicknames he uses to disparage opponents, Mr. Trump tramples on the expected norms for a president.
    Shania Twain and the Crisis of American Democracy. Really.

    Shania Twain and the Crisis of American Democracy. Really.


    Yascha Mounk, SlateShania Twain, the country singer who has sold more than 100 million records and is in the midst of attempting a big comeback, is probably wishing that she had steered clear of politics right about...

    Yascha Mounk, Slate
    Shania Twain, the country singer who has sold more than 100 million records and is in the midst of attempting a big comeback, is probably wishing that she had steered clear of politics right about now.
    Trump Might Pardon Jack Johnson. Why Didn't Obama?

    Trump Might Pardon Jack Johnson. Why Didn't Obama?


    Sam Stein, The Daily BeastPresident Donald Trump’s unexpected announcement that he is mulling the pardon of legendary boxer Jack Johnson raises the obvious question: Why didn’t Barack Obama do it...

    Sam Stein, The Daily Beast
    President Donald Trump’s unexpected announcement that he is mulling the pardon of legendary boxer Jack Johnson raises the obvious question: Why didn’t Barack Obama do it first?
    Trump, Giuliani, and All the President's Lawyers

    Trump, Giuliani, and All the President's Lawyers


    Amy Sorkin, The New YorkerThe enlistment, last Thursday, of Rudolph Giuliani—the former mayor of New York and now a purveyor of security advice and partisan rants—as a personal lawyer to Donald Trump marked the entry into the President’s legal...

    Amy Sorkin, The New Yorker
    The enlistment, last Thursday, of Rudolph Giuliani—the former mayor of New York and now a purveyor of security advice and partisan rants—as a personal lawyer to Donald Trump marked the entry into the President’s legal drama of another character whose presence was unlikely and yet somehow inevitable.
    Is 'Can't Prove Untrue' the New Standard in Russia Probe?

    Is 'Can't Prove Untrue' the New Standard in Russia Probe?


    Byron York, DC ExaminerWhen a political figure is accused of wrongdoing, a conversation begins among journalists, commentators, and public officials. Are the charges true? Can the accusers prove...

    Byron York, DC Examiner
    When a political figure is accused of wrongdoing, a conversation begins among journalists, commentators, and public officials. Are the charges true? Can the accusers prove it?
    Trump's Travel Ban Fuels Terrorism

    Trump's Travel Ban Fuels Terrorism


    Clapper, Geltzer & Olsen, CNNSpeaking in Davos this January, President Donald Trump promised that, "when it comes to terrorism, we will do whatever is necessary to protect our nation." It's a commitment we share with the...

    Clapper, Geltzer & Olsen, CNN
    Speaking in Davos this January, President Donald Trump promised that, "when it comes to terrorism, we will do whatever is necessary to protect our nation." It's a commitment we share with the President.
    Trump's Tricky Korean Situation

    Trump's Tricky Korean Situation


    Richard Cohen, New York Daily NewsIf Donald Trump knew anything about history, he would be worried about his success with North...

    Richard Cohen, New York Daily News
    If Donald Trump knew anything about history, he would be worried about his success with North Korea.
    On Pompeo, Hypocrisy Reigns

    On Pompeo, Hypocrisy Reigns


    Ryan Clancy, RealClearPoliticsAs members of the U.S. Senate consider how to vote on CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state, they should take one particularly persuasive quote to heart: “My general rule is that the president...

    Ryan Clancy, RealClearPolitics
    As members of the U.S. Senate consider how to vote on CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state, they should take one particularly persuasive quote to heart: “My general rule is that the president gets to choose who he wants or who she wants for their Cabinet members.” Those words weren’t uttered by an official inside the Trump administration or one of their allies outside. Rather, they are the words of former Vice President Joe Biden, who served with President Obama and spent decades in the Senate, including several years atop the very foreign...
    The Great Tax Migration

    The Great Tax Migration


    Arnott & Tamny, RealClearPoliticsWith the elimination of most state and local tax (SALT) deductions, Congress has put a bull’s-eye on high-tax states like California and New York. While there’s a reasonable federalist argument that states are exactly...

    Arnott & Tamny, RealClearPolitics
    With the elimination of most state and local tax (SALT) deductions, Congress has put a bull’s-eye on high-tax states like California and New York. While there’s a reasonable federalist argument that states are exactly where most spending and taxation should take place, that’s almost beside the point now. By eliminating SALT deductions without a commensurate shrinkage of federal income tax rates, Congress has set the stage for what could be the greatest migration since the aftermath of World War II, with roughly 15 million people moving from high-tax states to low-tax states...
    Senate Dems Continue to Lead Republicans in Fundraising

    Senate Dems Continue to Lead Republicans in Fundraising


    James Arkin, RCPSenate Democrats continued their strong fundraising in the first three months of 2018, maintaining a strong cash advantage in every state they’re defending this fall. Democrats are defending 25 seats total – including 10 in states...

    James Arkin, RCP
    Senate Democrats continued their strong fundraising in the first three months of 2018, maintaining a strong cash advantage in every state they’re defending this fall. Democrats are defending 25 seats total – including 10 in states President Trump won in 2016 -- to just nine for Republicans. In all 10 of those Trump-state races, the incumbent outraised every Republican challenger. (Three Republicans surpassed Democrats after making sizable loans to their campaigns.) Still, every Democratic incumbent ended March with more cash on hand than their GOP challengers.