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Larry Hogan to fight Maryland gerrymandering despite Democrat legislature

Larry Hogan to fight Maryland gerrymandering despite Democrat legislature

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Having spent his first four years dialing back the tax and spending increases of his Democratic predecessor, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will kick off his second term this week looking to make big changes to the way politics are done in the state.
Mike Pompeo Mideast trip a string of tricky geopolitical challenges

Mike Pompeo Mideast trip a string of tricky geopolitical challenges

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up an eight-nation Middle East tour Monday by defending Saudi Arabia as a key strategic partner in isolating Iran.
Tamika Mallory refuses to condemn Louis Farrakhan on ‘The View’

Tamika Mallory refuses to condemn Louis Farrakhan on 'The View'

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Women's March national co-chair Tamika D. Mallory's attempt to tamp down anti-Semitism concerns prior to next weekend's march may have backfired.
Trump World Bank pick could reverse climate change focus

Trump World Bank pick could reverse climate change focus

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All eyes are on President Trump to see whether he will use the vacancy to shift the multilateral lender's focus from fighting climate change to providing developing nations with cheap, reliable fossil-fuel energy.
Trump blamed for shutdown, border wall plans fall flat

Trump blamed for shutdown, border wall plans fall flat

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President Trump's prime-time plea to Americans to support his plans for a border wall fell flat, and the public increasingly blames him for the government shutdown.
Facing Reality in Afghanistan

Facing Reality in Afghanistan

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Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard transfer Capt. David A. Wisniewski’s casket to a caisson while HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters fly overhead during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Aug. 23, 2010. Wisniewski died July 2, 2010, from injuries suffered during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. (Credit: SSgt Gina Chiaverotti-Paige/Public…
‘1984’ in China, the World’s Best-Known Writer, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in Exile

‘1984’ in China, the World’s Best-Known Writer, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in Exile

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Who is the best-known writer in the world? And how long can most famous people expect to be remembered after they die? Between five and 30 years, according to a recent article in Nature: “Hidalgo is among the premier data miners of the world’s collective history. With his MIT colleagues, he developed Pantheon, a dataset that…
Micah Mattix is New Literary Editor of The American Conservative

Micah Mattix is New Literary Editor of The American Conservative

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Introducing, Micah Mattix! It is my pleasure to announce that Micah Mattix has returned to The American Conservative to serve as our literary editor. We will once again host his excellent and highly respected Prufrock newsletter on books, ideas and the arts. Micah will also work with the TAC team to ensure our cultural coverage…
What I Saw at a Yellow Vest Protest in France

What I Saw at a Yellow Vest Protest in France

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ROUEN, FRANCE – A large plastic garbage can ignites with a whoosh in front of the Church of Saint Joan of Arc in Rouen, Normandy. The smell of acrid plastic and waste fills the air, mixed with the odor of tear gas and pepper spray. "Aux Armes" garbage can exploded earlier. smell of burning plastic…
How the Israeli Effort to Keep Trump in Syria Failed

How the Israeli Effort to Keep Trump in Syria Failed

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The Pentagon was not the only party pressing Donald Trump to keep troops in Syria last year. It turns out the Israeli government and its supporters in Washington were working very hard to get the Trump administration to use America’s military presence there to support an Israeli campaign of airstrikes aimed at threatening war with Iran.…