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Progressive Politics Permeate, Poison

Progressive Politics Permeate, Poison

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Jessica Raven, triggered by pro-Kavanaugh tweets into running for PTA ( WUSA screengrab) What must it be like to work in such a lunatic environment? From the NYT: “I want to apologize,” the Facebook executive wrote last Friday in a note to staff. “I recognize this moment is a deeply painful one — internally and…
The War in Afghanistan is Enabling Pedophilia

The War in Afghanistan is Enabling Pedophilia

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Boy from a village in the Deh Chopan district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. ( U.S Army photo/Spc. Elisebet Freeburg ) While Saddam Hussein’s alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction was the main selling point for the 2003 Iraq war, ending the dictator’s many human rights abuses was another key rationale. And chief among those…
Is ‘Christian Humanism’ Gone Forever?

Is ‘Christian Humanism’ Gone Forever?

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The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis, Alan Jacobs, Oxford University, 280 pages Though the term is rarely employed in our time, “Christian humanism” is one of the noblest movements of the last century. It’s a concept much older than the 20th century, of course, dating back to St.…
No, Edward Hopper Did Not Hate the City

No, Edward Hopper Did Not Hate the City

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Few artists have captured the essence of America’s industrial urbanism with the precision of Edward Hopper (1882-1967). His images depict an intricate landscape shaped by factories and railroads, and by the collision of traditional European forms with the novelty of American, electric-lit night. His human subjects manifest a pervasive sense of alienation among individuals of…
We Are All Deplorables Now

We Are All Deplorables Now

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Four days after he described Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as a “very credible witness,” President Donald Trump could no longer contain his feelings or constrain his instincts. With the fate of his Supreme Court nominee in the balance, Trump let his “Make America Great Again” rally attendees in Mississippi know…
Brett Kavanaugh filibuster vote set for Friday

Brett Kavanaugh filibuster vote set for Friday

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The FBI was sending its new background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate late Wednesday, and Republicans moved quickly to set up a first floor test, a vote to end a Democratic filibuster, for Friday.
Grievance Studies exposes college corruption with hoax papers

Grievance Studies exposes college corruption with hoax papers

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Mein Kampf and intersectional feminism aren't usually lumped together in many people's minds, but if linked with the right language and buzzwords, left-wing academic publications apparently will accept the combination as scholarship.
Iraq Kurds far from independence despite referendum

Iraq Kurds far from independence despite referendum

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Just over a year after Iraqi Kurdistan's ill-fated independence referendum, the Kurds remain even further from statehood in Iraq
Barham Salih named Iraq president, Adel Abdul-Mahdi to be prime minister

Barham Salih named Iraq president, Adel Abdul-Mahdi to be prime minister

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Iraq's political class has just navigated a major -- albeit messy -- transition of executive power in which popularly elected parties engaged in horse-trading to produce moderate, compromise candidates for president and prime minister.
Democrats dominate colleges and universities’ faculty campaign donations, especially in Ivy League

Democrats dominate colleges and universities' faculty campaign donations, especially in Ivy League

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The Ivy League sits in deepest coastal blue, far from the battleground states that could determine which party controls the Senate next year, but that doesn't mean the academics are sitting it out.