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Our Recent Essays Behind the Front Page
Monday, July 16. 2018
Good explanation about how regular people get screwed by the global elites. Rebel. Much smarter than reporters, and far more successful too. I enjoy the ways he calls out the NBC/Euronews reporter whenever needed.
Can we really ever know if animals are happy? Tail wags, rat giggles, and horse snorts.
Our homes don’t need formal spaces - The entertaining rooms meant to make us social actually foster isolation
Most people live informally these days. It's like pulling teeth to get guests out of the kitchen to the parlor
How scientists finally solved the mystery of the Irish Famine
WHO recognises 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder
Sheesh. Is everything a mental disorder?
PEDOPHILES BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE A PART OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY
“Emergency” at Yale: Qualified Judge Named to Court! In a letter quivering with victimology, students and alumni denounce Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
A LANDMARK LEGAL SHIFT OPENS PANDORA’S BOX FOR DIY GUNS
Even a former drug dealer can’t handle teaching in Philly’s schools
KEITH ELLISON SUPPORTS COP KILLERS
New Yorker Column Summarizes the Left: Everything is Broken Because They’re Losing
More Democrats Believe in UFOs Than America
Peter Strzok’s arrogance is the product of a corrupt FBI
Who do these people think they are?
Democrat's 'Purple Heart' remark at Strzok hearing spurs veterans to plan protest march
The Forgotten II: The Strange Case of the Missing Russians
Fight Against $15: Democrats Push To Repeal Minimum Wage Hike In Nation's Capital
Is Brett Kavanaugh too poor for the Supreme Court?
‘Hungary is the worst’: Refugees become punching bag under PM Viktor Orban
NATO’s problem is that Europeans won’t fight
Trump in Europe — American and unbowed
As Scott Adams says, he shakes the box
TRUMP’S BLUNT TALK IS JUST WHAT NATO NEEDS - And what our president's quarrel with the military alliance really reveals.
America's Sometime European Allies
U.S. intelligence agencies are closely monitoring Russian military activities in Libya for signs that Moscow may soon build a military base in the divided North African state.
Demonstrations in Vietnam should be a wake-up call for China
Saturday, July 14. 2018
How corrupt is the US government? These people, living in DC, forget who employs them.
IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting
Trump questions why Obama did not act on claims of Russian election meddling
Dem advisor Mark Penn: The dishonesty of the deep state
After 5,300 years, the last meal of an ancient Iceman has been revealed — and it was a high-fat, meaty feast
Overcoming Loneliness -Three steps to easing pain and reconnecting with the world
Every time I see an electric vehicle on the road, I wonder how much of it I paid for.
Recycling: Another environmental scam goes bust
School district costs
Planned Parenthood NYC’s explicit campaign — ‘Protect Our Freedom to F***’ — touted as ‘fearless’
Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion was beyond corrupt
Kavanaugh Nomination Falters After Washington Post Publishes Shocking Editorial Claiming He Forgot Daughter’s Piano Recita
Hillary Clinton Says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Will Bring Back Slavery
Republicans walked right into Peter Strzok's trap -- Here's what they missed
Bizarre, Creepy Video Of Peter Strzok Smirking Goes Viral
Friday, July 13. 2018
Nearly Half of Americans Battling to Lose Weight: CDC Data
Internal battles are the worst kind
15+ Photos That Prove Japan Is Not Like Any Other Country
Like Sweden used to be, a monoculture where everybody's on the same page
“Find Your Passion” Is Awful Advice
It's good advice for hobbies
The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa - Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.
So what about Mitochondrial Eve?
Why did Jesus allow the demons to enter the herd of pigs?
Evil: Whalers in Iceland have killed what appears to be a blue whale, one of the largest creatures left on the planet.
Universities pledge to maintain affirmative action policies
They do not want to be 90% Asian
US "Asleep At The Wheel" – As Nuclear Industry Faces Collapse
U.S. CO2 Levels Drop Again — So Why Aren't Green Groups Rejoicing?
Because that's not what it's about
Are The Russia-Gate Fanatics Crazy, Or Just Cynical?
Peter Strzok, A Cocky Liar to the End
The United Nations and Antisemitism - 2008-2017 Report Card
“In Order that They Didn’t Die Alone”: Remembering Claude Lanzmann, director of Shoah
Delingpole: Trump’s Brexit Rebellion Catches Fire in the UK
Trump's diplomatic belligerence
The Consequences of Public Housing in Denmark
NATO Is Sick, And Trump Is The Best Doctor It’s Likely To
BULL: 1, CHINA SHOP: 0
BOOM! Finnish Journalist Finds Out Hard Way She Was Dealing with US President Who Doesn’t Give a Sh*t
Thursday, July 12. 2018
It all looks very pleasant, but the best part is he spends this weekend in Scotland, home of (half) his ancestors and of one of his golf courses.
My only question is how they get Marine One and the other big American choppers over there.
Scott Adams explains how Trump's negotiating genius is "shaking the box." (Podcast). Adams is a smart guy.
Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments - An unusual transplant may revive tissues thought to be hopelessly damaged, including the heart and brain.
Homer Odyssey: Oldest extract discovered on clay tablet
The Best Bathing Suits for Different Body Types
Want to hunt alligators in Florida? More permits go on sale Tuesday
How do you know when you have too many gators?
University of California, Santa Barbara Promotes Child Sex
Climate change threatens trans people
Harvard, Not Trump, Could Kill Affirmative Action
The Road to Serfdom': 7 Things You Might Not Know about Hayek's Classic Book. To date, 'The Road to Serfdom' has sold more than 2 million copies.
TRUMP'S PARDONING OF TWO OREGON RANCHERS IS A VICTORY FOR THE BUNDYS—AND AN OMINOUS LOSS FOR PUBLIC-LANDS ADVOCATES. There is nothing more #MAGA than cowboys running the West.
We must respect all cultures
Who did Lisa Page cheat on?
Fixing the U.S. Asylum System
Mexico hands out pamphlets about how to game the US system
Nunes Targets the Real Collusion: The Media and DOJ
DID US INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES COLLUDE WITH CLINTON TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 ELECTION?
Take a Bow, Conservative Legal Beagles
Brett Kavanaugh And The Administrative State
That is important
Why Democrats are right to worry about potential Kavanaugh appointment
The Washington Post continued the crusade against the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit judge, asserting on Wednesday that Kavanaugh is “elite” for stopping at a local bar for a “Budweiser and a burger after coaching his daughters’ basketball games.”
Chait: Is Trump a Russian agent?
The NATO countries are, indeed, among America's closest allies, but some of them appear more interested in oil, natural gas, and trade with Iran than in the Fulda Gap
NATO SECRETARY GENERAL PRAISES TRUMP FOR LEADERSHIP — SAYS HE AGREES WITH TRUMP ON SPENDING
ONALD TRUMP TOLD ANGELA MERKEL, ‘YOU OWE ME $1 TRILLION’ IN THEIR FIRST MEETING: REPORT
Incoming Mexico president is getting the Jared treatment
Wednesday, July 11. 2018
Clan MacGregor: Fearless, Lawless And Persecuted Clan Of The Highlands
The complex physics behind bending it like a World Cup player - Fluid dynamics experts weigh in on how Ronaldo and Pavard score seemingly impossible goals.
Consumers flooded with dubious claims about marijuana’s health benefits
US CO2 emissions hit 67-year low
Older Immigrants “Crowding Out” U.S. Teens For Summer Jobs
Ex-Apple Employee Stole Secrets for Chinese Firm, U.S. Says
Trump Says Pfizer Is Rolling Back Drug Price Hikes
Mexico's new president sounds a lot like Trump on border security
Anatomy of a Fake News Story, Kavanaugh Edition
NATO is a mess — and that’s nothing new
Tuesday, July 10. 2018
A Mountain Of Surplus Cheese, Brought To You By The Federal Government
They can't give it away because that would undermine the price supports. Insanity. Where are all the hungry mice?
How the Democratic Party became a party for the elites and of the dependent.
The elites believe they should run my life, and the dependents want my stuff. As it is, governments take 42% of what money I make. I guess in a way I am a serf, or a tenant farmer. I don't mind paying taxes, but it never seems to be enough for them.
Seriously, Juice Is Not Healthy
Anti-vaxxers go for horses
Students criticize hiring of theoretical physicist because he defends monogamy
Commenter at Althouse: "I don't have a bucket list. I have a f-it list."
University of Wyoming profs protest ‘Cowboys’ slogan
Humans are savages. We should know that by now
Diversity's War on Tests
The Coming Implosion After Diversity’s Victory
Democrats Love Socialism Because They Want To Take Your Stuff And Enslave You
Castro and his ilk showed us that under socialism, the powerful grow rich — and everyone else grows poor.
The Truth About Illinois Pensions In One Stunning Chart
Tied to the mast: Connecticut imposes a ‘debt brake’
CITIES AND STATES SPEND A TON TO WOO BIG COMPANIES. IS IT MONEY WELL SPENT?
Is government money ever well spent?
Boston Considering Giving Non-Citizens, Including DACA Recipients VOTING RIGHTS
The Leftist Worldview in a Nutshell: A World of Deserving Dreamers Vs. Despicable Deplorables
Americans are dreamers too
People Returning To Labor Force In Droves — A Key Step For The Economy
A world so crazy, The Onion must lay off satirists
Weekly Standard> Trump will never be Reagan
"We Are Headed For The Status Of A Colony": Boris Johnson's Full Resignation Letter
British Doc Fired for Not Acknowledging Gender Identity
In Germany, the 'Immigration' Worm Has Turned
Monday, July 9. 2018
I do regard mass illegal immigration as equivalent to invasion. Armies no longer needed.
This is not the first time Spain was invaded by North Africans.
If Germans invaded, they would be shot. Oh wait, I forgot, the Germans won after all. See EU.
It's all the same disorder. Fill in the blank and Hate, hate, hate. Can't we have an end to all the hatred?
Palliative sedation, an end-of-life practice that is legal everywhere
Mercy killing. It's what I will want if and when I need it
Here’s What Goodwill Actually Does With Your Donated Clothes - They’re probably not going where you think.
The 3 most common languages in every New York City neighborhood
A Worrisome Trend for Higher Education: Declining Enrollments
“I WAS DEVASTATED”: TIM BERNERS-LEE, THE MAN WHO CREATED THE WORLD WIDE WEB, HAS SOME REGRETS. Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.
The Catholic Church Is Not a Political Party
Wlater Williams: College Destruction Of Black Students
CAMPUS LIBERALS DENOUNCE TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT PICK
Whatever he does, I'm against it!
JESSE JACKSON SHUTS DOWN EXPRESSWAY TO PROTEST GANG MEMBERS SHOOTING EACH OTHER
How Socialism Can Ruin Your Life
U.S.- Mexico Border Apprehensions Down 20% In June
Fauxcahontas and the crabs of Oklahoma
Here’s what Democrats are campaigning on
Hey, NeverTrumps, Where Would We Be with Hillary Clinton Right Now?
The Colorblind Jobs Boom Under Trump Continues
Hispanic-Latino Unemployment Rate Hits Lowest Level on Record in June
Journalist Stops Going to the Gym. Gets Weak. Blames Trump.
The Deep State Finds Its Next Target Why it’s zeroing in on Jim Jordan.
Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Changes Bio After Making Misleading Statements
Re Ocasio, via The Official Manhattan Contrarian Foreign Correspondent
Trump is not a Conservative. He's non-ideological, common-sense, dragon energy, bull in the china shop
Democrat Party continues to be clueless in the face of Donald Trump’s triumphs
THOUSANDS Protest Brutal Regime in Iran, Chant “Death to Dictator!” in 4th Day of Mass Protests
Video from Germany: Muslim migrant beheads 1-year-old girl, Merkel bans media reporting
The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban
Saturday, July 7. 2018
Photo: Oyster farming beds in Wellfleet MA, at low tide. Damn wonderful.
A record number of folks age 85 and older are working. Here's what they're doing.
Beats watching TV and napping
If America Is So Bad, Why Do They Keep Coming Here? To listen to open-borders advocates, left-wing journalists and Democrats in Congress, the U.S. is a hellhole of misery and bigotry
Why New Jersey Is in Trouble if One Man Moves to Florida
Millionaires Flee California After Tax Hike
VDH: Imagine There’s No Border - A world without boundaries is a fantasy.
Paul Manafort Spends 23 Hours a Day in Solitary Confinement Because of Mueller’s Thuggery
What am I missing here?
The men and women who went after Trump didn’t just cheat on their partners, they cheated on America
WINNING AGAIN: Obama Saw WORST PAY GAINS Since Great Depression – Trump Sees GREATEST PAY GAINS Since Great Depression
Dems blast jobs report
Why Maxine Waters Is Going Crazy
George Soros-funded NGO Citizens UK has launched a campaign demanding the Home Office extend the refugee resettlement scheme to every corner of Britain.
British Pub Renamed Trump Arms For Presidential Visit
Friday, July 6. 2018
Claims Terry Gilliam
MIDLIFE EXERCISE SIGNIFICANTLY CUTS LATE-LIFE DEPRESSION
Terroir: The Myth of Wine Geology
I Gave Up AC This Summer To Live Within My Means. America Should Try That.
Voxsplaining Rural America
Asian Americans Are The Tipping Point For Rejecting Affirmative Action
Public housing: It Just Keeps Getting Worse
How Dare You Not Feel Oppressed
Journalism Is Not Activism
I learned there that "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" was a facetious phrase from Mr. Dooley
Scams are overwhelming the US asylum system
It’s a rare Washington insider who behaves the way Pruitt did.
Trump and Britain are a good match
Thursday, July 5. 2018
How Not To Be Boring
San Francisco’s Appalling Street Life Repels Residents… Now It’s Driven Away A Medical Convention
San Francisco is Becoming the Model Progressive City and it’s Sad
Trump and the Founders' Vision
No Virgins in the Gray Lady's Whorehouse
The New York Times Comes Out Against Free Speech
Against your free speech, not theirs
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TODAY
ICE-melters should study facts on illegal immigrants
Jon Stewart Urges Democrats to "Beat" Trump With Ideas-- There's Just One Problem
PRESIDENT TRUMP Tops Obama in Approval Numbers at Same Point in His Presidency
Sheesh. The press loved Obama
Parents Furious As UK Secondary Schools Ban Skirts To "Accommodate" Trans Students
Wednesday, July 4. 2018
The Gadsden flag was a revolutionary battle flag dating to around 1775. The Stars and Stripes dates to around 1792.
Why your summer might be full of mosquitoes, according to a scientists
FDA approves country’s first medicine made from marijuana
Walmart Faces Boycott After Outcry Over “Impeach 45” T-Shirts and Baby Onesies
'Anti-bias' training not enough for Starbucks – advisers say 'civil rights audit' is next
The Left Steps Up Its Infatuation With the Political 'Wisdom' of Kids
Vaunted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is damaged goods now
My Martha’s Vineyard Friends Have Shunned Me For Defending Trump
They are not friends
The Court: Restraint vs. Originalism
The 'Janus' Decision Is a Victory Decades in the Making
In Newly Revealed Secret Memo, Congress’ Top Cop Said House Democratic Server Vanished
Stranger and stranger
Good News: Trump Rescinds Obama’s ‘Affirmative Action’ Guidance
Ben Shapiro drops the HAMMER on Kamala Harris after she SNAPS at White House over her ‘record’
Backfire: Trump soars 5 points in IBD-TIPP poll after Democrats go rabid
Tuesday, July 3. 2018
Photo stolen from Ace , whose Morning Reports tend to be amusing
How Central Park was saved
An Abandoned Mansion In NYC Raises Questions
Those artists wanted to get rich
Open Relationships Just as Satisfying as Monogamous Ones, U of G Study Reveals
Dirtbags Steal Life Savings Of America’s Oldest Veteran, 112-Year-Old Richard Overton
Vaping Can Help Smokers Quit, If Lawmakers Allow It
Harvey Weinstein now facing LIFE in prison after Manhattan DA files new charges related to the 'rape and sexual abused' of a third woman in 2006
Banning plastic straws is more scam than science
Jordan Peterson Rallies Portlandia’s Dissidents
Powerline: ACADEMIC ABSURDITY OF . . . MAYBE ALL TIME
Tim Scott: The Republican Party’s Joyful Warrior
Bill Gates Praises GOP-Led Congress, Says World ‘Far Better Place’ Than Ever Before
Everything free in America
A Dem fight over Amy Barrett’s Catholicism may be just what Trump wants
She is a serious Catholic, with small group team and spiritual advisors. I thought only Protestants did that.
Mass immigration has destroyed hopes of a borderless society - Those who denounced as crazy Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall did not appreciate how popular such a policy would be, nor how common.
Donald Trump's mainstream immigration policy
Black Support For Trump Is Rising Into The Danger Zone For Democrats
Democrats can kiss swing voters goodbye with progressive ballot
CHRIS MATTHEWS URGES COMMUNIST REVOLUTION TO STOP SUPREME COURT
Maxine Waters And Democrats’ Angry Mobs Will Hurt At The Polls
#WalkAway Movement Gains Momentum as People Leave the Democrat Party in Droves
Western Civilization Is Drowning in Guilt
Angela Merkel on brink as interior minister Seehofer says he will resign over migrant deal
Why Turkey Will Not Be Another Iran
How a victorious Bashar al-Assad is changing Syria - Sunnis have been pushed out by the war. The new Syria is smaller, in ruins and more sectarian
Monday, July 2. 2018
Why is it that when anybody (including returning Americans) coming to the US through a port of entry requires papers, passports, etc or they are sent back immediately to whence they came?
But if you wade through the Rio Grande, they put you up and feed you.
Iguana tastes like chicken
AP Investigation: Buying Local Fish? It May Not Be True - An Associated Press investigation has found that a leading sustainable seafood distributor who pledged wild-caught, domestic fish traceable to a dock has duped U.S. chefs.
No wild seafood is sustainable today
Charles Krauthammer’s Quiet Contribution to Our Understanding of Bipolar Disease
Feminists Invent Concept of 'Emotional Labor' to Blame Men for Everything
Lazy-ass men and lazy-ass women are equivalent problems
NEW REPORT: RECYCLING PLASTIC IS MAKING OCEAN LITTER WORSE
VIDEO Uncovered Trump Interview From Over 25 Years Ago Will Shock A Lot of People
Bill Bennett, Karen Nussle: Supreme Court's Janus decision could change everything for our schools and kids
Notes From a Poor People’s Protest. Feature: In a summer of reboots, an MLK original rallies again
Another Bill To Make Puerto Rico A State
Better idea - make them a nation. Why not?
Why Did DOJ And FBI Ignore Lack Of Evidence For Russiagate? They Fell In Love With Their Source
Democrats Are Making A Big Mistake On Immigration
For no borders?
America the Horrible? Progressives say that the United States is racist and misogynist, but they still want everyone in the world to come here.
The Difference Justice Gorsuch Has Made
Enough Moping’: Obama Tells Democrats To Forget Trump, Find A Message
No borders and everything free. That's the message
Abolish ICE? Not So Fast, Says Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Like it or not, Trump is a man of his word
The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning
Is Trump the Most Fun President Ever?
Why Britain's Deradicalization Programs Are Failing
Religion of peace
Sunday, July 1. 2018
Another wonderful VDH interview (brief annoying ad in the middle).
and he concludes with this ignorant statement:
If the US government bestows rights, it's news to me. That turns the Constitution upside-down. The American idea is that individual freedom is a gift of God, and limited powers are given to government only to protect that freedom from threats to it. Rebels wrote the thing, rebels who believed government was a necessary evil. I do not think the youth are taught that.
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