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Amash The Giant Killer

Jonathan Chait has an interesting article over on the New York Intelligencer site. In How Throwing Justin Amash Out of the GOP Might Make Trump Lose 2020, he looks at some of the more interesting consequences of the GOP’s public burning of Amash. His logic is complicated but compelling. Chait argues that Amash, who famously…

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China: A Great Wall Too Far?

There is a fascinating article over on the New York Times site that everyone with an interest in China should read. In Xi Jinping Wanted Global Dominance. He Overshot., Yi-Zheng Lian argues that under its current leadership, China has gotten itself into serious problems. Specifically, he says, Xi and his supporters revealed their hand too…

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Russia’s View Of Nuclear War

Most Western countries like the United States and most of Europe traditionally have looked at nuclear war as an option of last resort.  These countries seem to have a better understand that nuclear war would be devastating and has the potential to end all human life on earth.  They also understand that millions if not…

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The Democratic Party Reborn

The Blue Dogs are dead! The Democratic Party is changing dramatically. It is becoming more unified, more liberal, more focused, and way more urban. That’s the conclusion, anyway, of CNN Politics’ senior analyst Ronald Brownstein. He argues that the Democratic Party used to be composed of many different groups–rural and small town voters, conservatives, even…

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The Devil Believed He Was Immune

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Billionaire and long-time Trump crony Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking, and of under-age girls to boot. There are now several questions which we, as a society, need to ask. First, how did he get away with it for so long (answer, he was…

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Laws and Measles

So here is a perfectly expect-able story. It turns out that if you pass laws requiring parents to vaccinate their children, disease rates drop. Whoa. Who’d a’ thought it? This current piece of obvious common sense comes from California. According to the LA Times, California has been largely spared the current measles outbreak. Why? Well,…

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Good News For Us…In Future

Fun article over on Axos, Future foretold: A new America in 2040 by Stef W. Kight. In the piece, Ms. Kight looks at the demographic changes that are remaking America. In just twenty years, she says, America will be much less white as minorities become the majority. And here’s the good news for us on…

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“Us Against Xians”

I’ve seen a couple of articles recently that both intrigue me and worry me, and which spring out of recent attacks on Christian communities in non-Christian countries — for example, the Sri Lankan church bombings. I find these interesting and probably useful to us as a culture because they confront us with two important facts:…

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Yang Distresses Me

From the Editor’s Desk I am distressed by how often I find myself writing about Andrew Yang, this year’s most inexplicable candidate for President. I don’t think he should be president. He doesn’t have the background for it. He’s a successful high tech CEO, yes, but that really isn’t what you need to be in…

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The Wolf Who Would Have Saved Us

Interesting article over on The Washington Post by Darryl Fears, The relentless slaughter of wolves paved the way for a predator that refuses to die. It seems, says Mr. Fears, that various state and local agencies wanted to get rid of the wolf, which was seen as a danger to cattle and sheep. So, states…

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