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Kamala Harris’ prostitution decriminalization proposal gains momentum

Kamala Harris' prostitution decriminalization proposal gains momentum

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The Democrats' debate over decriminalization of prostitution spilled into the 2020 presidential race last month when Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California said she was supportive of the idea -- though the legalization crowd complained that she was still too tim…
Rand Paul to oppose Donald Trump border emergency declaration

Rand Paul to oppose Donald Trump border emergency declaration

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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he will back a resolution that blocks President Trump's declaration of an emergency at the southern U.S. border, giving it the votes needed to pass but not enough to turn back a presidential veto.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez anti-burger narrative imperils Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez anti-burger narrative imperils Green New Deal

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Two weeks after it was introduced, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's signature climate-change resolution has become embroiled in a debate over whether Americans should continue to have it their way when it comes to the All-American burger.
Donald Trump decries ‘presidential harassment,’ declares ‘I am an innocent man’

Donald Trump decries 'presidential harassment,' declares 'I am an innocent man'

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As special counsel Robert Mueller finalizes his report and House Democrats dig into his past, President Trump on Sunday fumed he's the victim of "presidential harassment" and that two years of probes have only found wrongdoing by others.
Jerrold Nadler says Democrats not ready for Trump impeachment effort

Jerrold Nadler says Democrats not ready for Trump impeachment effort

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Sunday said Democrats will do whatever it takes to reveal the results of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe and will request documents from dozens of people close to the White House this week, though he…
We Live In Rieff World

We Live In Rieff World

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If you read nothing else today, make it Carl Trueman’s short essay on Philip Rieff and cultures of the Third World. Rieff is not talking about underdeveloped countries. He’s talking about people like us, who live in a world without absolutes. It’s a (very) short course in the basics of Rieff’s cultural analysis. Excerpts: In Sacred…
The Promise in This Week’s ‘Failed’ Trump-Kim Talks

The Promise in This Week’s ‘Failed’ Trump-Kim Talks

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No matter what happens in the coming days between the United States and North Korea, Washington has only one objective: avoiding military conflict with the hermit kingdom—at nearly all costs. What about denuclearization, you ask? No offense, but the 1990s want their garbage foreign policy ideas back. While getting rid of the North’s nukes should…
‘My Once Beautiful Daughter’

‘My Once Beautiful Daughter’

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Parents of kids who think they are transgender speak out — and it is gripping. Excerpts: At age sixteen, my daughter ran away and reported to the Department of Child Services that she felt unsafe living with me because I refused to refer to her using male pronouns or her chosen male name. Although the…
Michael Cohen’s Flip Was a Flop

Michael Cohen’s Flip Was a Flop

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With the president of the United States practicing nuclear diplomacy 8,000 miles away in Vietnam, Americans at home got to watch former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen stand up on his hind legs and beg for a reduced jail sentence. Cohen, testifying on Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, told Americans who think…
Willing ISIS Brides Should Be Tried for Treason

Willing ISIS Brides Should Be Tried for Treason

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Hoda Muthana, the American ISIS bride. Credit: ABC News/YouTube Screenshot In liberal circles, a wave of empathy is building for the “foreign fighters” of ISIS who desire to return to their Western lives. The tip of this iceberg is the very publicized case of Shamima Begum, the 19-year-old former Londoner who flew from Gatwick four…