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The Laughably Incompetent Mohammed bin Salman

The Laughably Incompetent Mohammed bin Salman

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Crown Prine Mohammed bin Salman. (U.S. Department of State) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is having its worst month since after the 9/11 terrorist attacks when the world learned that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals. The state-sanctioned murder of Saudi dissident journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by a team of…
Jordan Peterson and His Enemies

Jordan Peterson and His Enemies

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Jordan B. Peterson has sold over half a million volumes of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos since January, a staggering number of books. His yearlong “Antidote to Chaos” speaking tour is even more remarkable. In December, he will speak to an already sold out 2,000-seat Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. His tickets…
Halloween Scares the Pants Off the Politically Correct

Halloween Scares the Pants Off the Politically Correct

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Just in time for Halloween comes Halloween—the hit movie that is. This new monster of a picture—it was number one at the box office over the weekend—is actually the 11th sequel to, or remake of, the original Halloween, released in 1978. That film is credited, if that’s the right word, with launching the “slasher flick”…
Bloomberg Groups Make Largest Dem. Digital-Campaign Investment Ever

Bloomberg Groups Make Largest Dem. Digital-Campaign Investment Ever

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business forum in New York, September 26, 2018. (Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS) Two groups backed by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg have spent a combined $11 million on digital ads this election cycle, the largest digital investment ever made by a Democratic nonprofit. The…
Who Mailed the Bombs?

Who Mailed the Bombs?

A member of the NYPD bomb squad outside the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, N.Y. after a suspicious package was found inside the CNN Headquarters (Kevin Coombs/Reuters) Making the click-through worthwhile: What we know about the Mail Bomber at this hour, the New York Times offers readers a presidential-assassination fantasy, and selected highlights from the…
Midterm Optics Are Bad for Progressives

Midterm Optics Are Bad for Progressives

Central-American migrants walk along a highway near Tapachula, Mexico, October 21, 2018. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters) Hordes of immigrants and screaming protesters won’t win many moderate votes. For progressives, the looming midterm elections apparently should not hinge on a booming economy, a near-record-low unemployment rate, a strong stock market, and unprecedented energy production. Instead, progressives hope that…
With Kavanaugh, the Court Should Tame the Administrative State

With Kavanaugh, the Court Should Tame the Administrative State

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks at a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House, October 8, 2018. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) This is an area he specializes in, and an issue whose time has come. Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a series of articles in which Mr. Yoo and Mr. Phillips will lay out…
The Ridiculous Kyrsten Sinema

The Ridiculous Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema (Gage Skidmore) Sending her to the Senate would be a disgrace to the memory of John McCain. ‘It was Rousseau,” writes Frank M. Turner in European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche, “who made the hatred of one’s own culture the stance of the cultivated person.” The Rousseau of Arizona is the alternately…
Donald Trump scores wins over Russia on economy, national security

Donald Trump scores wins over Russia on economy, national security

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President Trump's often-criticized effort to forge better relations with Russia has morphed into a confrontational stance that this week scored economic and national security wins.
Ted Cruz, Rick Scott modify message in Spanish-language ads

Ted Cruz, Rick Scott modify message in Spanish-language ads

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The growing power of Hispanic voters has created an opening for candidates to reach Spanish-language audiences in ways completely different from how they engage with English-speaking voters.