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Rep. Jeffries Taking a Big Step

By: Peniel Joseph, CNN — December 3rd 2022 at 09:00
US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries' election to be the first Black minority leader in American history reflects the potential, possibility and power of multiracial democracy. The 52-year-old congressman representing New York's 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens, reflects both a generational and cultural shift from retiring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whose legendary tenure made her a trailblazing feminist icon and an impeccably dressed breaker of glass ceilings, unafraid of tussling in public with former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Jeffries Taking a Big Step

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How Media Fell for SBF's Con Game--Again and Again

By: Chitra Ragavan, Newsweek — December 3rd 2022 at 08:57
It's a good week to be one of the biggest alleged con men in recent American history. Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX which was recently revealed to be a giant Ponzi scheme, spent the week being applauded and coddled by some of the biggest national legacy media outlets.

How Media Fell for SBF's Con Game--Again and Again

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No One Can Bear the Spectacle of Kanye West

By: Dahlia Lithwick, Slate — December 3rd 2022 at 09:04
And yet no one can turn away, either.

No One Can Bear the Spectacle of Kanye West

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DEI in the ER

By: John Mac Ghlionn, The American Mind — December 3rd 2022 at 09:03
As more medical schools hop on the DEI train, Americans are in danger of putting their lives in the hands of ill-trained doctors.

DEI in the ER

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The Alt-Right Are Contrarian Phonies

By: Jack Hunter, The Spectator — December 3rd 2022 at 09:05
Those familiar with the alt-right are not surprised to see white nationalist Nick Fuentes jumping onboard the Ye train

The Alt-Right Are Contrarian Phonies

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Democrats, Stop Patting Yourselves on the Back

By: Daryl & Ken Weber, RealClearPolitics — December 3rd 2022 at 07:34
In the 2022 midterm elections, Democrats did better than everyone thought. History says the party in the White House loses seats in Congress when the first midterm election rolls around. But this time Democrats held the Senate and lost fewer seats in the House than expected.

Democrats, Stop Patting Yourselves on the Back

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The Cultural Left Puts a Ceiling on Democratic Support

By: Ruy Teixeira, Substack — December 3rd 2022 at 09:02
The 2022 Election Changed Nothing

The Cultural Left Puts a Ceiling on Democratic Support

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Georgia Runoffs Could Be Replaced by an Instant Runoff

By: Kerwin Swint, RCP — December 3rd 2022 at 07:34
There's holiday music on the radio, and everywhere in America it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Georgia Runoffs Could Be Replaced by an Instant Runoff

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Congress Is Shocked, Shocked by the Covid Fraud It Created

By: James Bovard, NY Post — December 3rd 2022 at 09:01
Like Captain Renault in the gambling casino in Casablanca, congressmen are shocked, shocked by all the fraud spawned by the trillions of dollars in COVID handouts they approved.

Congress Is Shocked, Shocked by the Covid Fraud It Created

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Can Walker Keep Democrats Stuck at 50?

By: Deroy Murdock, New York Post — December 3rd 2022 at 08:59
After Nov. 8's Red Wave fizzled, too many Republicans are ho-hum about next Tuesday's Georgia Senate runoff.

Can Walker Keep Democrats Stuck at 50?

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Biden's Rail Debacle Signals Shakeup

By: Sen. Marco Rubio, The American Conservative — December 3rd 2022 at 09:01
Scranton Joe's decision to side with rail companies over rail workers in the intra-industry debate was stunning. Over the last few weeks, the companies risked a nationwide shutdown of freight rail because they wouldn't give their workers any paid sick days. That is despite earning tremendous profits and paying out about $200 billion in dividends and stock buybacks over the past 12 years.

Biden's Rail Debacle Signals Shakeup

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The Economy Is Doing Fine, for the Time Being

By: Robert Shapiro, Washington Monthly — December 3rd 2022 at 08:58
Growth is strong but bound to slow as the Fed keeps hiking interest rates. Even better news: The economy could see a nice rebound in 2024.

The Economy Is Doing Fine, for the Time Being

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The Decline of Higher Education

By: John Ellis, City Journal — December 3rd 2022 at 08:57
In the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties, academic-freedom disputes routinely took a particular shape. In a small town, somewhere in the heartland, there would be a college campus on which a young academic loudly voiced his opinions on controversial matters-mostly political, but sometimes also on sexual morality, or even on legalizing drugs. This would offend the sensitivities of some local townspeople.

The Decline of Higher Education

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Musk Drops New Details on Suppression of Biden Scandal

By: Ryan King, DC Examiner — December 3rd 2022 at 08:52
Twitter chief Elon Musk made good on his pledge to drop new information about the company's behind-the-scenes machinations about the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020.

Musk Drops New Details on Suppression of Biden Scandal

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FTX's Collapse Was a Crime, Not an Accident

By: David Morris, CoinDesk — December 3rd 2022 at 07:32
Sam Bankman-Fried is a con man and fraudster of historic proportions. But you might not learn that from the New York Times, CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist David Z. Morris writes.
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The Redpilling of Elon Musk Isn't Funny

By: Luke Winkie, Slate — December 3rd 2022 at 08:56
A right-wing turn hasn't made the Twitter CEO any better at posting.

The Redpilling of Elon Musk Isn't Funny

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The Twitter Files

By: Matt Taibbi, Twitter — December 3rd 2022 at 07:32
What you're about to read is the first installment in a series, based upon thousands of internal documents obtained by sources at Twitter.

The Twitter Files

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Time Is Running Out To Protect the Civil Service

By: Bill Scher, Washington Monthly — December 2nd 2022 at 14:41
As president, Trump had a plan to crush the federal workforce, replacing thousands of careerists with conservative cronies. The next GOP standard-bearer is likely to champion just such a purge.

Time Is Running Out To Protect the Civil Service

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The Midterms Were a Hollow Victory for Democrats

By: Dave Seminara, The Spectator — December 2nd 2022 at 14:50
But amidst all the liberal revelry lies an uncomfortable, little-reported fact: Democrats lost the House popular vote by three points.

The Midterms Were a Hollow Victory for Democrats

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner If Trump Wins Again

By: Rich Lowry, Politico — December 2nd 2022 at 14:45
In a second term, Trump would surely give in to his worst impulses with little restraining him.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner If Trump Wins Again

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Don't Believe Hype--Young People Are Getting Less Liberal

By: Charlie Kirk, Newsweek — December 2nd 2022 at 14:46
The Democrats' supposedly unbreakable hold on the minds of young people is weaker than it seems.

Don't Believe Hype--Young People Are Getting Less Liberal

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Biden Admin Waives SCOTUS Review in Key Transgender Fight

By: Joe Davis, RCPolicy — December 2nd 2022 at 14:43
For the last six years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has pushed a controversial "transgender mandate," which threatens religious doctors and hospitals with multimillion dollar penalties unless they perform gender transitions in violation of their conscience and medical judgment. When those doctors fought back-winning a major victory in federal appeals court in August-the fight appeared poised to head to the Supreme Court. But on Friday, the Biden administration gave up on seeking Supreme Court review-meaning the hard-fought victory for religious liberty now stands as a...

Biden Admin Waives SCOTUS Review in Key Transgender Fight

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The Musk of Censored Speech

By: Tony Coniglio, The American Conservative — December 2nd 2022 at 14:40
Your awareness of censorship is the result of the censors' and regime's weakness.

The Musk of Censored Speech

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Bibi's Back: A Conversation With Israel's New Prime Minister

By: Bari Weiss, Substack — December 2nd 2022 at 14:39
'How many leaders have come back from political death, not once, but twice? I've come back. The question is: what am I coming back for?'

Bibi's Back: A Conversation With Israel's New Prime Minister

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The Economy Just Doesn't Make Sense Anymore

By: Emily Stewart, Vox — December 2nd 2022 at 14:47
How's the economy doing? Depends where you look. Seriously.

The Economy Just Doesn't Make Sense Anymore

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End Vanguard's ESG Meddling With Utilities

By: Will Hild, Wall Street Journal — December 2nd 2022 at 14:42
The asset manager is violating its agreement with FERC and making America more dependent on China.

End Vanguard's ESG Meddling With Utilities

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What's Happening in Georgia?

By: Byron York, Washington Examiner — December 2nd 2022 at 14:48
For Republicans, the numbers look ominous. Record-setting totals of Georgians have voted early this week in the Dec. 6 runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. The turnout appears to include slightly more likely Warnock voters than at the same time in the general election. And overall, the more early voting there is, in the experience of recent election watchers, the better Democrats perform.

What's Happening in Georgia?

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Democrats Should Like the Early Voting Patterns in GA Runoff

By: Harry Enten, CNN — December 2nd 2022 at 14:49
More than 1 million Georgians have voted early (absentee or in-person) ahead of Tuesday's Senate runoff election. The compact nature of the early voting period for the runoff makes it difficult to make an apples-to-apples comparison with what occurred during the November general election.

Democrats Should Like the Early Voting Patterns in GA Runoff

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Enes Kanter Freedom's World Cup Call to Action

By: Susan Crabtree, RealClearPolitics — December 2nd 2022 at 06:41
Iran's World Cup defeat at the hands of the U.S. team may have speeded the Islamic Republic's exit from the global tournament and sparked mixed feelings among fans back at home, but the team earned high marks from one prominent fellow athlete and human rights advocate.

Enes Kanter Freedom's World Cup Call to Action

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A Republic if You Can Teach It

By: Philip Wegmann, RealClearPolitics — December 2nd 2022 at 06:40
President Biden has a civics lesson that he is fond of and regularly repeats. It is about how the United States is unique in the world because of the founding ideals enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

A Republic if You Can Teach It

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The GOP's Empty Threats Against January 6 Committee

By: Hayes Brown, MSNBC — December 2nd 2022 at 07:41
Kevin McCarthy's letter to the committee is filled with empty threats meant to sound tough to Trump supporters.

The GOP's Empty Threats Against January 6 Committee

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Crypto Is Out of Control. FTX Is Just the Beginning

By: Casey Michel, CNN — December 2nd 2022 at 07:14
As investigators and authorities continue to sort through the fallout of the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, the contours of the implosion are becoming clearer. It will likely take many more months to disentangle the web of corporate greed and financial malfeasance at the heart of FTX's bankruptcy. But we can safely say that the company owes billions of dollars to creditors and, according to sources, at least $1 billion to clients, in what appears to be the greatest crypto collapse to date.

Crypto Is Out of Control. FTX Is Just the Beginning

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Joy Reid's Anti-Jewish 'Dog Whistles'

By: Becket Adams, Washington Examiner — December 2nd 2022 at 08:48
New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay is embarrassing her newspaper. Again.

Joy Reid's Anti-Jewish 'Dog Whistles'

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States Take Aim at Anthony Fauci, Big Tech

By: Miranda Devine, New York Post — December 2nd 2022 at 07:27
What's become clear in this lawsuit and in Dr. Fauci's deposition, he said Wednesday, is that when Fauci speaks, Big Tech ­censors.

States Take Aim at Anthony Fauci, Big Tech

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Gavin Newsom's Next Act

By: Steve Kettmann, Washington Monthly — December 2nd 2022 at 08:23
Fresh off a big reelection victory, the California governor won't run for president, but a world of being a happy, trolling warrior awaits him.

Gavin Newsom's Next Act

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NY's Out-Migration Lost the GOP the Governor's Mansion

By: Kristin Tate, The Hill — December 2nd 2022 at 08:24
New York and Florida likely will be the difference for Republican control of the House of Representatives following the 2022 midterms. Strong performance on the top of the ticket by Florida's Ron DeSantis and New York's Lee Zeldin pushed a number of fence-sitting congressional races red.

NY's Out-Migration Lost the GOP the Governor's Mansion

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Why China's Covid Narrative Is Backfiring

By: Jen Kirby, Vox — December 2nd 2022 at 07:24
In June, President Xi Jinping defended China's "zero-Covid" strategy as "correct and effective." To do nothing - or "lying flat," as Xi called it - would have meant devastation.

Why China's Covid Narrative Is Backfiring

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The DOJ Wants To Select the Next President

By: Michael McKenna, Washington Times — December 2nd 2022 at 07:40
About 10 days ago, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Jack Smith as a special prosecutor in the two government investigations of former President Donald Trump.

The DOJ Wants To Select the Next President

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Dems Face Their Next Big Power Scrap

By: Pablo Manríquez, The New Republic — December 2nd 2022 at 07:38
Neither one of those guys is any good, said one Democrat of the two candidates vying to run the House Democrats' campaign arm.

Dems Face Their Next Big Power Scrap

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Kanye West and the End of 'Wink-Nudge' Antisemitism

By: Zack Beauchamp, Vox — December 2nd 2022 at 07:49
On Thursday afternoon, rapper Kanye West appeared on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's show to discuss the former's theories about the Jews. Jones is no stranger to peddling antisemitic tropes - in the interview, he expresses belief in a nefarious "Jewish mafia" - but West went further than even Jones likely imagined.

Kanye West and the End of 'Wink-Nudge' Antisemitism

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GOP Can't Return to 'Dead Consensus' Status Quo

By: Josh Hammer, Am. Spectator — December 2nd 2022 at 07:22
The devoted acolytes of what a 2019 First Things manifesto called the American Right's dead consensus think they see blood in the water.

GOP Can't Return to 'Dead Consensus' Status Quo

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The Confession of Sam Bankman-Fried

By: Jack Shafer, Politico — December 2nd 2022 at 07:08
"Please, shut up." This is what lawyers tell clients who have been charged with crimes - or are in danger of being charged - because anything they say will only be dredged up by the prosecution to prove their guilt. Sam Bankman-Fried, the wunderkind behind the FTX and Alameda crypto trading scandal in which upwards of $8 billion has gone AWOL, rejected this foundational advice on Wednesday afternoon to give New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin a lengthy, live tele-interview.

The Confession of Sam Bankman-Fried

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Five Reasons the Georgia Senate Runoff Matters

By: Niall Stanage, The Hill — December 2nd 2022 at 07:17
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) bested former football star Herschel Walker by roughly 36,000 votes in the initial round of voting on Nov. 8. But Warnock fell just short of getting the necessary 50 percent of votes cast in that contest, which also featured a Libertarian candidate.

Five Reasons the Georgia Senate Runoff Matters

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Media Treats Dem Darling SBF With Kid Gloves

By: Douglas Murray, New York Post — December 2nd 2022 at 07:09
FTX crypto exchange and the hedge fund Alameda Research went out of their way to defraud investors and users. But despite this fact, founder Sam Bankman-Fraud still seems to have support.

Media Treats Dem Darling SBF With Kid Gloves

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Republicans Need To Embrace Early Voting

By: Arthur Herman, Wall Street Journal — December 2nd 2022 at 07:16
Election Day matters less than it used to. Unless the GOP adapts, it is doomed to keep losing.

Republicans Need To Embrace Early Voting

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Biden's Policies Weaken America at Home and Abroad

By: Newt Gingrich, FOX News — December 1st 2022 at 22:09
Weaken America First is the policy embraced by Biden, Democrats. They make every policy decision based on which hurts the US most. That's what they pick.
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The Napoleons of Big Tech

By: Bill Emmott, Project Syndicate — December 1st 2022 at 22:09
Bill Emmott sees in the industry's harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can't be learned often enough.
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The People Cheering for Humanity's End

By: Adam Kirsch, The Atlantic — December 2nd 2022 at 02:34
A disparate group of thinkers says we should welcome our demise.
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DeSantis the Realist

By: Daniel McCarthy, Compact Magazine — December 3rd 2022 at 08:53
There are two poles in Republican foreign policy, represented by the two most recent GOP presidents, George W. Bush and Donald Trump. The Bush pole favors worldwide interventionism in support of regime change and democracy promotion.

DeSantis the Realist

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Why Is the Left So Obsessed With Harming Children?

By: Victoria Taft, PJ Media — December 1st 2022 at 22:09
What is this obsession with hurting innocent children by artists, movie makers, and those who run ad agencies and fashion houses? Are kids the only forbidden fruit that's left for these sickos t...
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Groundhog Day. Failure After Defeat Is Becoming GOP Hallmark

By: Kurt Bardella, LAT — December 3rd 2022 at 07:33
The Republican Party learned nothing from the 2012 election, so it keeps losing winnable races.
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Musk's Battle for Free Speech

By: Adriana Cohen, New York Post — December 2nd 2022 at 02:32

Musk's Battle for Free Speech

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How The Right Developed Its Victim Complex

By: Paul Johnson, Talking Points Memo — December 2nd 2022 at 02:33
This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM's home for opinion and news analysis. A proliferation of intense invective and polemical...
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Inflation Peaks? Perhaps...But for All the Wrong Reasons

By: Steve Cortes, Substack — December 1st 2022 at 14:23
The inflation spiral may abate, but only through a brutal unfolding recession.

Inflation Peaks? Perhaps…But for All the Wrong Reasons

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The Best Tax System on Earth

By: Ryan Cooper, American Prospect — December 1st 2022 at 14:20
What America and the world can learn from the Faroe Islands

The Best Tax System on Earth

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The Right Needs What the Left Has: An Avant-Garde

By: Daniel McCarthy, The Spectator — December 1st 2022 at 14:19
Afamous passage in the preface to Lionel Trilling's book The Liberal Imagination is widely quoted and just as widely misunderstood. Trilling, a Columbia University professor and literary critic, wrote that at the time - this was 1950 - that there was no articulate conservative or reactionary thought in America, only conservative or reactionary "impulses" expressed "in action or in irritable mental gestures which seek to resemble ideas."

The Right Needs What the Left Has: An Avant-Garde

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Xi Jinping in His Own Words

What China's leader wants-and how to stop him from getting it.

Xi Jinping in His Own Words

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John Mearsheimer: We're Playing Russian Roulette

By: Freddie Sayers, UnHerd — December 1st 2022 at 14:15
Until the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Professor John Mearsheimer was mainly known in academic circles as a leading scholar in the "realist" school of foreign policy. That is to say, he takes an unsentimental view of world affairs as being a muscular competition between great powers for regional hegemony.

John Mearsheimer: We're Playing Russian Roulette

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If You Really Wanted To Destroy the U.S., Then...

By: Victor Davis Hanson, Am. Greatness — December 1st 2022 at 14:10
First, you would surrender our prior energy independence. Reduce new gas and oil leases on federal lands to the lowest levels of any president in history. Cut back production at precisely the time the world is emerging from a two-year lockdown with pent-up consumer demand.

If You Really Wanted To Destroy the U.S., Then...

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Conservatives See Soft Spot in Trump Armor: Handling Covid

By: Philip Wegmann, RCP — December 1st 2022 at 14:09
Shortly before the midterm elections, in the pages of The Atlantic, one writer suggested that the nation should "declare a pandemic amnesty," that the county should move past all the bickering and backbiting over lockdowns and mandates to instead "focus on the future."

Conservatives See Soft Spot in Trump Armor: Handling Covid

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Thank FTX Scam for Democrats' 2022 Ground Game

By: Victoria Marshall, The Federalist — December 1st 2022 at 14:28
Bankman-Fried was the second-largest individual donor to the Democrat Party during the 2022 midterm election cycle.

Thank FTX Scam for Democrats' 2022 Ground Game

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'It's the First Time I've Seen This in China'

By: Simon Leplatre, Substack — December 1st 2022 at 14:32
On the ground in Shanghai, where young people, born after the Tiananmen Square Massacre, are fed up and fighting back against the CCP.

'It's the First Time I've Seen This in China'

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Jeffries Will Do a Great Job as Leader of House Democrats

By: Donna Brazile, The Grio — December 1st 2022 at 14:32
OPINION: Jeffries has big shoes to fill in succeeding Nancy Pelosi as the top Democrat in the House because she has been one of the most effective speakers in U.S. history. But he's up to the task.

Jeffries Will Do a Great Job as Leader of House Democrats

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How Democrats Turned Arizona Purple--and What's Next?

By: Steve Phillips, The Nation — December 1st 2022 at 14:27
Big Democratic wins in 2022 in Arizona represent a promising trend, and progressives need to learn its lessons.

How Democrats Turned Arizona Purple--and What's Next?

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What a GOP Majority Means for Corporate America

By: Zac Moffatt, RealClearPolitics — December 1st 2022 at 06:49
The results of the 2022 midterms will be dissected endlessly. But among the political ramifications is a very important question for American business executives: With Big Business increasingly involved in political debates (and usually taking sides against Republicans), how will the relationship between the two change under a new GOP House majority?

What a GOP Majority Means for Corporate America

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Midterms No Mandate for Another Biden Run

By: A.B. Stoddard, RealClearPolitics — December 1st 2022 at 06:49
Democrats face an inflection point, though they are trying not to face up to it. Surprising results in the November elections, producing a cloudy picture for both parties, have quieted a push to get President Biden to forgo a second term. But the liabilities of the GOP do not make Biden more popular; nor do they make him younger.

Midterms No Mandate for Another Biden Run

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Ponder the Treatment of Musk and Trump

By: Peder Zane, RealClearPolitics — December 1st 2022 at 06:48
The relentless attacks on Elon Musk since he purchased Twitter should be familiar to most Americans. It's exactly what Democrats and their media and corporate allies did to demonize Donald Trump.

Ponder the Treatment of Musk and Trump

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The Mesmerizing Spectacle of a Sam Bankman-Fried Interview

By: Whizy Kim, Vox — December 1st 2022 at 07:49
Sam Bankman-Fried - the 30-year-old dethroned billionaire who fell from grace last month with the bankruptcy of his cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, and revelations of missing customer funds - was notably fidgety, hemmed and hawed over his answers, and seemed at times to martyr himself in much anticipated first public interview since his company, valued to be worth at least $32 billion, simply imploded.

The Mesmerizing Spectacle of a Sam Bankman-Fried Interview

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My Travels in DeSantisland

By: Dave Seminara, The Spectator — December 1st 2022 at 08:06
Long before he became a darling of the right and the left's second favorite villain, Ronald Dion DeSantis was just a Florida kid they called "D" who played baseball, worked at a grocery store and dreamed of becoming president of the United States.

My Travels in DeSantisland

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HHS Politicizes Health Care, Marginalizes People of Faith

By: Chris Faddis, FOX News — December 1st 2022 at 08:07
The Biden administration's Health and Human Services Department continues to politicize health care. The religious beliefs of many Americans are being challenged by their rules.

HHS Politicizes Health Care, Marginalizes People of Faith

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Cruelty in the Name of 'Antiracism'

Many of my readers are likely familiar with some of the most public, spectacular displays of woke excess in the culture. We could make a list-there are plenty to choose from.  But in some ways the most worrisome examples of "woke religion"-as John McWhorter might put it-aren't big news stories.

Cruelty in the Name of 'Antiracism'

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You Should Probably Wait To Buy a Home

By: Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic — December 1st 2022 at 08:01
Should you even try to buy a house right now? Asking real-estate agents, economists, and potential homebuyers that question is likely to elicit something between a whimper and a scream these days. "It never feels like a great time to buy a house," Danielle Hale, the chief economist at Realtor.com, told me. "You're committing yourself to paying this enormous mortgage over a really long period of time." But, she said, something that is always "a little bit scary" is "particularly scary" right now. Many Americans seem to share that sentiment: Half as many home sales occurred this past July as in...

You Should Probably Wait To Buy a Home

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The GOP Is Preparing To Learn Nothing All Over Again

By: Hayes Brown, MSNBC — December 1st 2022 at 07:45
There's not much reason to hope that Republicans' 2022 midterms "review" will produce any more change than the 2012 "autopsy."

The GOP Is Preparing To Learn Nothing All Over Again

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Don't Trust the News Business: It's Destroyed Itself

By: Matt Taibbi, Substack — December 1st 2022 at 07:51
"Be it resolved: don't trust mainstream media." My name is Matt Taibbi, I've been a reporter for 30 years, and I argue for the resolution. You should not trust mainstream media.

Don't Trust the News Business: It's Destroyed Itself

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Europe Shows a Clear Link Between Immigration and Crime

By: Lott & Varney, RCI — December 1st 2022 at 07:53
Violent crime is becoming common in Sweden, shocking residents of the famously placid Scandinavian nation, where horrific acts of violence have become "all too familiar," according to Common Sense Media, part of a Swedish nonprofit organization.

Europe Shows a Clear Link Between Immigration and Crime

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Meet Raphael Warnock's Paymasters

By: David Catron, The American Spectator — December 1st 2022 at 07:56
Since early voting commenced in the Georgia runoff between Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker, the corporate media has made much of the former's funding advantage as if this is somehow unusual for an incumbent seeking reelection.

Meet Raphael Warnock's Paymasters

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Poll Is a Warning to Both Parties About Working Class Voters

By: Matt Vespa, Townhall — December 1st 2022 at 07:42
The 2022 exits do not lie: the middle class has become Republican. It's something we've been seeing since the 2016 election and the emergence of Trumpism within American politics.

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Larry Krasner on What Will Actually Reduce Crime

By: Laura Flanders, The Nation — December 1st 2022 at 07:54
A conversation with the Philadelphia district attorney about violence, elections, and the Republican Party.

Larry Krasner on What Will Actually Reduce Crime

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The Deflating of the Great Cash Cushion

By: Megan Greene, Financial Times — December 1st 2022 at 07:18
Like Godot, the US recession has been long heralded but failed to materialise. It will, sooner or later

The Deflating of the Great Cash Cushion

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The Climate Villains of the Rail Strike

By: Kate Aronoff, The New Republic — November 30th 2022 at 21:10
Workers and the planet share common enemies. Unsurprisingly, the fossil fuel industry wants this strike blocked.
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Get Ready for the Coming Era of GOP 'Angertainment'

By: Robin Abcarian, LA Times — November 30th 2022 at 21:10
Inflation and crime? So last year. Republicans are now laser-focused on something really important: Hunter Biden's laptop.
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How Biden's Agenda Is Risking Your Retirement

By: Andy Puzder, Daily Mail — December 1st 2022 at 07:27
Democrats wants managers to feel more secure in using investor assets to advance an ESG agenda, which conveniently aligns with the Democrats' political agenda.

How Biden's Agenda Is Risking Your Retirement

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What Makes China's Wave of Protests Different This Time

By: Jonathan Guyer, Vox — November 30th 2022 at 21:10
It's not Tiananmen, but Xi Jinping faces his first China-wide protests.
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Putin's Regime Collapse Is Largely Wishful Thinking

By: Rebekah Koffler, FOX News — November 30th 2022 at 21:10
Rebekah Koffler probes Russian President Vladimir Putin's hold on power and the stability of his regime amid growing discontent among Russians about the war in Ukraine.
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Speaker McCarthy's Five Bad Dreams

By: Brent Budowsky, The Hill — November 30th 2022 at 14:24
The probable next Speaker of the House, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), would do well to remember a saying about what would happen in the event of nuclear war during the 1960s, which was that "the living would envy the dead."

Speaker McCarthy's Five Bad Dreams

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House Dems Prepare for Unfamiliar Territory

By: Sotomayor & DeChalus, Wash Post — November 30th 2022 at 14:21
House Democrats are preparing to elect a new generation of leaders Wednesday who will be responsible for keeping the caucus united on policies and messaging as they set their sights on winning back the majority next term.

House Dems Prepare for Unfamiliar Territory

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What Happens When Big Tech & Feds Team Up

By: Margot Cleveland, The Federalist — November 30th 2022 at 14:28
What the Rhine case reveals is the danger that a partnership between the federal government and Big Tech presents to disfavored groups.

What Happens When Big Tech & Feds Team Up

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How the Next Civil War Begins

By: B. Duncan Moench, Tablet — November 30th 2022 at 14:31
All national declines ebb and flow. The street violence and chaos of the summer of 2020 marked the moment the curtain was pulled back, the country's true psychic state revealed for a single season before the curtain fell once more-President Biden entered office, the pandemic subsided, normalcy seemed to return.

How the Next Civil War Begins

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Why Elon Musk Is Picking a Fight With Apple

By: John Herman, New York Magazine — November 30th 2022 at 14:27
He speaks of a civilizational battle. But he probably sees a potential business advantage.

Why Elon Musk Is Picking a Fight With Apple

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The Case For & Against More Fossil Fuels in Developing Countries

By: Umair Irfan, Vox — November 30th 2022 at 14:32
Should coal, oil, and natural gas still be part of the answer for the world's poorest in an era of climate change?

The Case For & Against More Fossil Fuels in Developing Countries

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Proud, Scared & Conflicted. What China Protesters Told Me

By: Li Yuan, NY Times — November 30th 2022 at 14:26
Then they returned home, trembling with disbelief for having challenged the world's most powerful authoritarian government and the toughest leader China has seen in decades.

Proud, Scared & Conflicted. What China Protesters Told Me

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Political Forecast Predicts a Rough Couple of Years

By: Byron York, DC Examiner — November 30th 2022 at 14:22
You know those people who tell you a devastating recession, or maybe a depression, is on the way or that this or that investment is guaranteed to skyrocket or collapse in the next few months? The ones who confidently predict coming doom or prosperity? Why should you listen to them? After all, who knows what will happen with the economy?

Political Forecast Predicts a Rough Couple of Years

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Ron DeSantis Will Not Wear Well

By: Mark Leibovich, The Atlantic — November 30th 2022 at 14:31
Governor ron desantis has a growing store of admirers. This includes many who have watched the cantankerous Floridian only from afar. They have heard glowing things. He was the biggest winner of an otherwise dark election cycle for Republicans. He has impeccable bona fides as a Donald Trump disciple-without being Trump himself, whom many see as the biggest loser of said dark election cycle.

Ron DeSantis Will Not Wear Well

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GOP Should Feel Confident as It Looks to 2024 Senate Map

By: Seamus Brennan, AMAC — November 30th 2022 at 14:25
Although conservatives are rightly celebratory in the wake of Republicans' new House majority, the GOP's failure to recapture the Senate has made the weeks following Election Day unexpectedly bittersweet after lofty predictions of a "red wave." But with a highly favorable Senate map in 2024, the right conditions could put Republicans in a position to pick up as many as 11 seats in the upper chamber.

GOP Should Feel Confident as It Looks to 2024 Senate Map

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Time to Start Eating Bugs?

By: John Hinderaker, PowerLine — November 30th 2022 at 14:33
Western nations' commitment to "net zero" CO2 emissions is one of the greatest follies in world history. It is not just the fossil fuel industries that are under attack by liberals-although that would be bad enough, since it is fossil fuels that have created the modern world. They are the reason we are not going around in donkey carts. But it gets worse: agriculture is in the crosshairs, too.

Time to Start Eating Bugs?

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3 COVID Questions Dr. Fauci Needs to Answer

By: Pierre Kory, FOX News — November 30th 2022 at 14:27
Three COVID-19 questions Dr. Fauci needs to answer House Republicans - his views on masks, vaccines and what he learned from China's COVID -19 lockdowns.

3 COVID Questions Dr. Fauci Needs to Answer

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Apple an Active Collaborator w/China's Police State

By: Tucker Carlson, FOX News — November 30th 2022 at 11:00
Declaring war on Twitter's top advertiser and gateway to the App Store? This should go well.

Apple an Active Collaborator w/China's Police State

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'No Cooperation': How SBF Tried to Cling to FTX

By: David Yaffe-Bellany, NY Times — November 30th 2022 at 09:25
When the cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 11, the company's founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, announced the news in a contrite message on Twitter.

'No Cooperation': How SBF Tried to Cling to FTX

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Why ESG Must Be Stopped

The environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing phenomenon is undercutting the core purpose of financial institutions, jeopardizing the economic security of investors, politicizing our capital markets and private enterprises, and threatening the stability of our energy supply.

Why ESG Must Be Stopped

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Throwing Down-Ballot Candidates Under the Bus

By: Bill King, RealClearPolitics — November 30th 2022 at 08:19
Imagine that you are a Democrat campaigning for a statewide office in Texas, where one in six jobs is tied to the oil and gas industry. Then imagine that two days ahead of your election, the Democratic president of the United States promises at a campaign rally in New York there will be no more drilling for oil and gas.

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Musk Is Right: It's a Battle for Future of Civilization

By: Daniel Flynn, Am Spectator — November 30th 2022 at 08:02
Authoritarians in the United States threaten to remove Twitter from more than 1.5 billion devices worldwide, according to Elon Musk.

Musk Is Right: It's a Battle for Future of Civilization

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Apple an Active Collaborator w/China's Police State

By: Tucker Carlson, FOX News — November 30th 2022 at 07:47
Declaring war on Twitter's top advertiser and gateway to the App Store? This should go well.

Apple an Active Collaborator w/China's Police State

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With Intimidation & Surveillance, China Tries to Kill Protests

By: Chris Buckley, NYT — November 30th 2022 at 07:27
Public security personnel and vehicles have blanketed potential protest sites. Police officers are searching some residents phones for prohibited apps. Officials are going to the homes of would-be protesters to warn them against illegal activities and are taking some away for questioning. Censors are scrubbing protest symbols and slogans from social media.

With Intimidation & Surveillance, China Tries to Kill Protests

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Senate Gives LGBTQ Americans Reason To Breathe Easier

By: Allison Hope, CNN — November 30th 2022 at 08:15
In my most vulnerable moments, I have pictured having to tell my young child that his moms' marriage is no longer recognized. I imagined choking back tears and reminding him that it doesn't mean he is any less loved or protected. I envisioned telling him that our family is just as important as any other family - including ones with one mom and one dad.

Senate Gives LGBTQ Americans Reason To Breathe Easier

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The Inside Story of Trump's Dinner With Ye & Fuentes

By: Marc Caputo, NBC News — November 30th 2022 at 09:16
What was supposed to be a private dinner ended up being a political nightmare.

The Inside Story of Trump’s Dinner With Ye & Fuentes

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Reports of Trump's Demise Are Premature

By: Michael Goodwin, New York Post — November 30th 2022 at 09:19
Now he's gone and done it. This time Donald Trump has crossed the Rubicon of misconduct. He's in so much trouble that only the Democrats can save him.

Reports of Trump's Demise Are Premature

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What Really Happened on Election Day 2022

By: Chris Ruddy, Newsmax — November 30th 2022 at 08:21
Demographics mean pure and simple that Republicans need to offer independent and swing Democrat voters a positive reason to make the switch to them. If they do that, they will be an unstoppable force in 2024 and beyond.

What Really Happened on Election Day 2022

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House GOP Can Deliver Positive Vision for Brighter Future

By: Newt Gingrich, WT — November 30th 2022 at 08:18
The new Republican majority in the House will face a major challenge dealing with the Democrat-run White House and Senate.

House GOP Can Deliver Positive Vision for Brighter Future

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For Left, 'Antisemitism' Just a Partisan Talking Point

By: David Harsanyi, Federalist — November 30th 2022 at 08:28
For some, 'antisemitism' is a political cudgel, not a problem that needs real attention.

For Left, 'Antisemitism' Just a Partisan Talking Point

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How Donald Trump Excuses His Bigotry

By: Dahlia Lithwick, Slate — November 30th 2022 at 08:22
His defense of himself for hosting Kanye West and Nick Fuentes is incredibly familiar.

How Donald Trump Excuses His Bigotry

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Potential Rail Strike Has Dems In Awkward Bind

By: Li Zhou, Vox — November 30th 2022 at 08:03
On Monday evening, President Joe Biden urged Congress to end the risk of a potential rail strike that could bring US commerce to a halt, by forcing labor unions to accept an agreement the administration helped negotiate.

Potential Rail Strike Has Dems In Awkward Bind

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China's Covid Protests a Youthful Cry for Openness

By: James Chin, Asia Times — November 30th 2022 at 07:25
While a lot of attention has been given to the unprecedented protests in China about the "dynamic zero Covid" policy, not much has been written about the wider political context, and particularly the young people leading the protests.

China's Covid Protests a Youthful Cry for Openness

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Elon Musk Picking Fight He Can't Win Against Apple

By: Hayes Brown, MSNBC — November 30th 2022 at 08:00
Declaring war on Twitter's top advertiser and gateway to the App Store? This should go well.

Elon Musk Picking Fight He Can't Win Against Apple

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A Tale of Two Campaigns in Pennsylvania

By: Troy & Smucker, The Nation — December 1st 2022 at 07:59
The Shapiro and Fetterman victories show there's more than one way to win as a Democrat.

A Tale of Two Campaigns in Pennsylvania

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Supply-Side Inflation and Its Cures

By: David Goldman, Asia Times — November 30th 2022 at 21:10
The Federal Reserve failed to anticipate the worst inflation since the 1970s and is now administering medicine that will sicken rather than cure the patient. Restoring price stability, Fed ...
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How Liberals Lost Their Way on Affirmative Action

By: Ravi Gupta, Substack — November 29th 2022 at 22:13
The policy, established to even the racial scales, has been systematically punishing Asian-Americans.
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Apple Can't Ignore Its Giant China Problem

By: Helen Raleigh, The Federalist — November 29th 2022 at 22:13
Last week's protests at an iPhone plant affirm that the company's compromised approach to China is risky and unsustainable.
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Biden's Hypocrisy on Unions: Everyone Pays But Him

By: James Bovard, NY Post — November 30th 2022 at 08:10
Think of that hypocrisy the next time the president tries to meddle in private industries like Amazon and Starbucks. Or when it's your kids being taught by a bad teacher protected by a union.

Biden’s Hypocrisy on Unions: Everyone Pays But Him

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'Gaslighting' Is the Word of the Year. What Took It So Long?

By: Judi Ketteler, NBC News — November 29th 2022 at 22:13
Merriam-Webster's designation is very 2022. But it also could have been the word of the year in nearly every period of American history.
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Why Russia-Ukraine War Won't End Anytime Soon

By: Christopher Blattman, Foreign Affairs — November 29th 2022 at 22:12
The conflict in Ukraine won't end anytime soon.
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Realism and the Russia-Ukraine War

By: Rod Dreher, The American Conservative — November 29th 2022 at 22:12
Top Hungarian official: 'Europe is sleepwalking into a conflict it cannot possibly win'
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Hakeem Jeffries' Denial

By: Paul Gottfried, American Greatness — November 29th 2022 at 14:04
Nazism and racism are rampant in this land only when Republicans challenge elections that Democrats seem to have won, usually with the help of vote harvesters and a noticeable lack of voter ID.

Hakeem Jeffries' Denial

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Democrats Don't Need To Pander on Crime

By: Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation — November 29th 2022 at 14:02
Here's another positive outcome of the surprising midterm elections: They should put an end to the crime scare.

Democrats Don't Need To Pander on Crime

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The Authoritarian Right Is Regrouping

By: Tom Nichols, The Atlantic — November 29th 2022 at 14:06
Events of the past few weeks in Russia, Brazil, and America show the global right in disarray. But these are not signs of defeat, as liberals might hope; they are the disorderly attempt by antidemocratic forces to stage a recovery.

The Authoritarian Right Is Regrouping

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Musk Is Right To Unwind Leftist Censorship

By: Lauren Smith, Spiked — November 29th 2022 at 14:13
Elon Musk has promised to throw open the doors of Twitter jail and reinstate a large number of suspended accounts. Last week, Twitter's proud new owner posted a poll asking whether users thought Twitter should ‘offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam'.

Musk Is Right To Unwind Leftist Censorship

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Fauci Exits the Stage Looking Ridiculous and Dishonest

By: Guy Benson, Townhall — November 29th 2022 at 14:11
Dr. Anthony Fauci announced this summer that he'd be stepping down from various government positions in December, in order to pursue the "next chapter" of his life and career.

Fauci Exits the Stage Looking Ridiculous and Dishonest

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'The Climate Extremists Have Won'

By: O'Neill & Shellenberger, Spiked — November 29th 2022 at 14:05
Michael Shellenberger on the global elites' embrace of climate apocalypticism.

'The Climate Extremists Have Won'

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Digital Trade Must Not Become a Zero-Sum Game

By: Rana Foroohar, Financial Times — November 29th 2022 at 14:08
This truth lies at the heart of the digital economy. Information must be free to flow, but it must not become yet another arena in which the gains reaped by capital outweigh those of...

Digital Trade Must Not Become a Zero-Sum Game

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How WALL-E Invented the iPad

By: Phillip Maciak, Slate — November 29th 2022 at 14:00
The movie's dystopian vision of humanity in thrall to screens rings uncannily true now.

How WALL-E Invented the iPad

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The 'Oscar Movie' Is Dying

By: Jordan Ruimy, World of Reel — November 29th 2022 at 14:01
Steven Spielberg's "The Fabelmans" has bombed at the box-office. This coming after the filmmaker's "West Side Story" garnered the same fate last year, which begs me to ask the question: if Spielberg can't even bring people to a movie theatre anymore, then who can? I imagine Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino can still pull it off, but these four directors are now part of a dying breed.

The 'Oscar Movie' Is Dying

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Justice Barrett Is Allowed To Have Religious Beliefs

By: Hugo Gurdon, DC Examiner — November 29th 2022 at 14:07
Nowhere is the Left's effort to silence conservatives more intense than in its demand that conservative (and therefore constitutionalist) judges recuse themselves from cases that might check America's cultural revolution.

Justice Barrett Is Allowed To Have Religious Beliefs

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Can the Origins of Today's Right Be Traced to the 1990s?

By: John Ganz, The Nation — November 29th 2022 at 14:12
In 1992, the mood in the United States should have been triumphal. The country appeared on the verge of reigning supreme: The Soviet Union had fallen, and the rusting tyrannies across the Eastern Bloc were turning to democracy. The US military had recently pummeled petty dictators in Panama and Iraq, exorcising the ghosts of Vietnam.

Can the Origins of Today's Right Be Traced to the 1990s?

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Youngkin for President? To Be Determined

By: Frank Cannon, Washington Times — November 29th 2022 at 06:51
Ever since Glenn Youngkin won the Virginia governor's race last year, there's been speculation about what he might set his sights on next.

Youngkin for President? To Be Determined

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Trump's Dinner With Ye, Fuentes Shouldn't Have Happened

By: Jason Greenblatt, CNN — November 29th 2022 at 06:45
I write this as a proud Jew and a proud American. I write this as someone who has known President Donald Trump for about a quarter of a century and who has worked for him for many of those years.

Trump's Dinner With Ye, Fuentes Shouldn't Have Happened

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The Zombie Survival of Affirmative Action

By: Charles Lipson, RealClearPolitics — November 29th 2022 at 06:44
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule against affirmative action programs this term, finding they violate the Constitution because they deliberately discriminate by race. If you think that ruling will stop universities from treating racial groups differently, think again. Admissions officers are already hard at work figuring out ways to evade the forthcoming decision. They are supported by countless "diversity, equity, and inclusion" bureaucrats, nestled across campus. They are on a mission.

The Zombie Survival of Affirmative Action

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Voters Favor More Drilling, Fewer Rules To End Diesel Shortage

By: Terry Jones, TIPP — November 29th 2022 at 07:24
Due to dwindling supplies, diesel fuel prices are up 50% from last year, raising the cost of food, transportation, manufactured goods, and even gifts.

Voters Favor More Drilling, Fewer Rules To End Diesel Shortage

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McCarthy Can Put GOP in Position To Win in '24

By: Holt & Hammond, RealClearPolitics — November 29th 2022 at 06:44
Now that the GOP has gained a House majority, Kevin McCarthy has a real opportunity to rise to the occasion. Although it wasn't the midterm election result McCarthy wanted, by winning the House of Representatives the Republican Party has a seat at the governing table. The 55th speaker of the House is in a position to set policies and priorities in contrast to Joe Biden, and in the process make the case that a Republican belongs back in the White House in 2024.

McCarthy Can Put GOP in Position To Win in '24

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Conservatives Should Consider Antitrust Against Microsoft

By: Rachel Bovard, Spectator — November 29th 2022 at 07:59
Amid the renewed energy around antitrust enforcement in recent years, one name has been notably missing: Microsoft

Conservatives Should Consider Antitrust Against Microsoft

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The Trouble With Gambling and Weed as Economic Strategy

By: Nicole Gelinas, City Jrnl — November 29th 2022 at 08:02
Gotham's post-pandemic economic-development strategy: gambling and weed

The Trouble With Gambling and Weed as Economic Strategy

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Is This the Last Christmas for Sears?

By: Chris Isidore, CNN Business — November 29th 2022 at 08:01
Tracy Easterling spent about an hour Sunday shopping at Sears, which used to be one of her favorite stores. She ended up with nothing to show for it but memories.

Is This the Last Christmas for Sears?

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FTX: Faking It, Making It, Losing It

By: Harold James, Project Syndicate — November 29th 2022 at 07:38
Harold James draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law's infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.

FTX: Faking It, Making It, Losing It

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Washington Liars Will Not Stop Us From Rescuing U.S.

By: Sen. Rick Scott, DC Examiner — November 29th 2022 at 07:29
Earlier this year, I released a plan with more than 100 ideas for how Republicans can govern and rescue America from President Joe Biden's radical, socialist agenda that has done nothing but destroy our country with debt, record inflation, and massive crime.

Washington Liars Will Not Stop Us From Rescuing U.S.

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Special Counsel Amounts to Election Interference

By: Ben Weingarten, Epoch Times — November 29th 2022 at 07:42
While the Republicans kicked off the 2024 presidential race with the announcement that former President Donald Trump was again running for president, in perhaps the ultimate sign of our ignominious times, the Democrats, in effect, kicked off their half of the contest three days later by appointing a special counsel to escalate their political prosecution of him.

Special Counsel Amounts to Election Interference

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Musk Wants Answers on Apple's Support of Censorship

By: Tristan Justice, Federalist — November 29th 2022 at 07:33
New Twitter CEO Elon Musk revealed that Apple threatened to suspend Twitter from its app store, 'but won't tell us why.'

Musk Wants Answers on Apple's Support of Censorship

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Pelosi's Next Chapter

By: John Nichols, The Nation — November 29th 2022 at 07:34
Instead of taking a behind-the-scenes role, Pelosi should spend her remaining time in Congress embracing and extending her commitment to human rights issues.

Pelosi's Next Chapter

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RNC Commissions 'Review' of Party Tactics After Midterm

By: Alex Isenstadt, Politico — November 29th 2022 at 07:21
The party also launched a new advisory commission in response to the election results.

RNC Commissions 'Review' of Party Tactics After Midterm

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Forecast on Recession Risks Complacency

By: Mohamed El-Erian, Financial Times — November 29th 2022 at 07:26
Planning for a range of outcomes is preferable to relying on a shaky prediction

Forecast on Recession Risks Complacency

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Do You Have a Right Not To Be Lied To?

By: Jeff Wise, New York Magazine — November 28th 2022 at 21:26
It's been weeks since the dramatic crumbling of his crypto empire, and we're still learning about the mess left behind by Bankman-Fried.
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Xi Faces Toughest Test of His Social Credit Controls

By: Stephen Green, PJ Media — November 28th 2022 at 21:26
Social credit - the automated denial of basic services for antisocial behavior - was supposed to serve as the lynchpin of Communist Chinese strongman Xi Jinping's increasingly tota...
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Musk's Disaster Month at Twitter Has Come to a Close

By: Whizy Kim, Vox — November 29th 2022 at 07:31
Elon Musk's disaster month at Twitter has come to a close. Let's discuss.

Musk's Disaster Month at Twitter Has Come to a Close

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Trump Gets Played in Mar-a-Lago Dinner

By: Byron York, DC Examiner — November 28th 2022 at 21:26
TRUMP GETS PLAYED. What is sure to be one of the weirder moments of the 2024 presidential campaign has just taken place before the campaign is even fully underway.
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America Is Stuck in the See-Saw Politics of the Gilded Age

By: Joshua Spivak, The Hill — November 28th 2022 at 21:26
We have to go back over a century to see the one time in America when power continually shifted and the parties were in a tight battle.
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ESG Is a Woke Scam Infecting Our Corporations

By: Kathy Barnette, Newsweek — November 28th 2022 at 21:26
If traditional American values are to be changed, let it be done at the ballot box and not in some of America's most elite corporate boardrooms.
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China's Uprisings Present an Opportunity to the West

By: Yang & Thayer, The Hill — November 28th 2022 at 21:25
A just and rich irony of the COVID-19 pandemic would be that the virus - which the Chinese government allowed to spread through its censorship and cover-up tactics - ultimately causes the fall of t...
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In 2024, Democrats Need a 'Compromise Agenda'

By: Douglas Schoen, The Hill — November 28th 2022 at 15:12
American voters are tired of the national issues agenda being driven by extremists in both parties.

In 2024, Democrats Need a 'Compromise Agenda'

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Who Would The Villages Back in Trump-DeSantis Clash?

By: Hannah Critchfield, TBT — November 28th 2022 at 15:19
The world's largest retirement community was comfortable with consensus. If they talked about politics at all, Sherri Lake knew that most of her neighbors voted like her: enthusiastically and down the line Republican. It made the day after Donald Trump launched another White House run unnerving.

Who Would The Villages Back in Trump-DeSantis Clash?

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Why Religious Liberty Deserves Protection

By: Sen. Mike Lee, FOX News — November 28th 2022 at 15:14
The Respect for Marriage Act has been making its way through the Senate and appears to be on its way to becoming law. But my Senate colleagues also need to protect religious liberty.

Why Religious Liberty Deserves Protection

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Will China's Anti-Lockdown Protestors Succeed?

By: Bill Hayton, UnHerd — November 28th 2022 at 15:24
Less than six weeks after Xi Jinping doubled down on his Zero Covid strategy, a swelling sea of discontent is finally breaking on its rocks. Outside the dining halls of two of the country's most prestigious campuses, Peking University and Tsinghua University, small crowds of students risked their liberty over the weekend by chanting "freedom of expression, democracy and the rule of law". According to one count, as of midday yesterday, there had been protests at more than 80 other universities, including in Shanghai and Beijing.

Will China's Anti-Lockdown Protestors Succeed?

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Can We Trust GA Runoff With So Much Illegal Voting?

By: Margot Cleveland, Federalist — November 28th 2022 at 15:18
When the final tally comes in for the Georgia runoff, the country should expect the candidate behind in the count to take to the courts.

Can We Trust GA Runoff With So Much Illegal Voting?

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China's Zero Tolerance for Xi's COVID Restrictions

By: Michael Schuman, The Atlantic — November 28th 2022 at 15:22
The popular defiance is a direct challenge to the Communist Party leader's authority.

China's Zero Tolerance for Xi's COVID Restrictions

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FTX Crypto Debacle Fuels Attacks on 'Woke' Business

By: Paul Bond, Newsweek — November 28th 2022 at 15:26
Sam Bankman-Fried enjoyed positive press and gave millions to liberal causes and Democratic candidates. Then billions of dollars disappeared.

FTX Crypto Debacle Fuels Attacks on 'Woke' Business

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Is There Still a Path to India for Garcetti?

By: Susan Crabtree, RealClearPolitics — November 28th 2022 at 15:25
As the dust settles on the hard-fought race for Los Angeles mayor, time is running out for Eric Garcetti, the city's outgoing chief executive, to secure his own professional future before ceding the gavel to his successor.

Is There Still a Path to India for Garcetti?

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2024 Senate Map Raises Stakes of Georgia Senate Runoff

By: Andrew Prokop, Vox — November 28th 2022 at 15:16
Democrats will have the majority next year. After that, things get much tougher.

2024 Senate Map Raises Stakes of Georgia Senate Runoff

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The Questions John Durham Didn't Ask

By: Peter Van Buren, The American Conservative — November 28th 2022 at 15:21
As he wraps up his Russiagate investigation with the now-failed prosecution of Igor Danchenko, we are left only with questions about what John Durham failed to do.

The Questions John Durham Didn't Ask

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Will Coming Indictment of Trump Break His Power?

By: Chauncey DeVega, Salon — November 28th 2022 at 15:21
Former associate White House counsel says Garland, DOJ are going "by the book" and have a "rock solid" case

Will Coming Indictment of Trump Break His Power?

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Why I Quit Elon Musk's Twitter

By: Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker — November 28th 2022 at 15:26
A platform that once represented the new frontier of digital democracy is being used by the world's richest man to troll us all.

Why I Quit Elon Musk's Twitter

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What Will Happen to China's 'Zero-Covid' Protests?

By: David Goodman, Asia Times — November 28th 2022 at 07:17
Public protests in China related to the government's Covid-19 restrictions have hit the news worldwide over the weekend, following a fatal apartment fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang last week which killed ten people.

What Will Happen to China's 'Zero-Covid' Protests?

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Musk Proves Free Speech at All Costs Is Dangerous

By: Nesrine Malik, The Guardian — November 28th 2022 at 08:30
Reinstating the likes of Donald Trump and Kanye West looks likely to turn the social media site into an extremist ghetto, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Musk Proves Free Speech at All Costs Is Dangerous

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Congress Starting To Question This Whole Crypto Thing

By: Matt Laslo, Wired — November 28th 2022 at 07:26
Think Washington lawmakers have what it takes to tackle the volatile world of cryptocurrencies? Neither do they.

Congress Starting To Question This Whole Crypto Thing

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Biden's Free Pass on Hunter's Shady Business Deals Is Over

By: Joseph Clark, WT — November 28th 2022 at 08:15
From serving on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company to pursuing deals with Chinese Communist Party-linked energy tycoons and allegedly pocketing more than $3 million from a Russian businesswoman and widow of a former mayor of Moscow, Hunter Biden's far-flung business deals have raised eyebrows for years about potential influence peddling and other possible crimes.

Biden's Free Pass on Hunter's Shady Business Deals Is Over

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Fauci Forgets Destructive Policies He Imposed on America

By: Lloyd Billingsley, AG — November 28th 2022 at 07:25
"If there are oversight hearings, I absolutely will cooperate fully and testify before the Congress if asked. You may not know, but I've testified before the Congress a few hundred times over the last 40 years or so. So I have no trouble testifying. We can defend and explain and stand by everything that we've said. So I have nothing to hide."

Fauci Forgets Destructive Policies He Imposed on America

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Republicans Are the Party of Jefferson, Lincoln, & MLK Jr.

By: Richard Porter, RCP — November 28th 2022 at 08:25
Up too early on Thanksgiving morning, I watched a brilliant sunrise to the east over a truck stop create a rose-tinged rainbow over the Love's sign to the west. This stunning moment of beauty in the heartland brought to mind a great Republican speaker's quip that: "The House is a truck stop, but the Senate is a country club."

Republicans Are the Party of Jefferson, Lincoln, & MLK Jr.

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Three Things George Washington Knew

By: Richard Galant, CNN — November 28th 2022 at 08:24
In 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the first national holiday of Thanksgiving. He chose a date in late November for people to express gratitude for "the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty," along with the "civil and religious liberty" that the burgeoning United States of America enjoyed.

Three Things George Washington Knew

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Layoffs and Low Ratings: Is CNN in Crisis?

By: Edward Helmore, The Guardian — November 28th 2022 at 08:34
New management outlines a course to cut costs and return to political middle ground, but there may be no easy fix in sight

Layoffs and Low Ratings: Is CNN in Crisis?

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Balenciaga and the Rise of Pedo Chic

By: Brendan O'Neill, Spiked — November 28th 2022 at 08:38
The fashion world is not especially known for its morals. And yet even by fashion's standards, this week's BDSM bear controversy has been a weird one.

Balenciaga and the Rise of Pedo Chic

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