Month: May 2018

Originally constructed in 1921, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. When the first Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I, selected eight of America’s most decorated, battle-hardened veterans to serve as Body Bearers. For
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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, Bill Kristol and Steve Hayes join guest host Jim Swift to discuss the important Game 2 victory by the Washington Capitals, President Trump’s announcement that he’s pardoning Dinesh D’Souza, and the latest about President Trump’s potential summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. This podcast can be downloaded here.
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Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Los Angeles are the top three California markets where residents are leaving More than half of those searching outside their county are looking to leave California; Nearly half are looking at more affordable counties in state San Diego, San Francisco and Marin counties are generating the most out of
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After a grinding four-month scandal, the political career of Eric Greitens has come to a richly deserved end. On May 29, he announced his decision to step down as Missouri’s governor, effective June 1. In 2016, many Republican insiders saw in Greitens the perfect candidate: a Rhodes scholar and former Navy SEAL, articulate and well
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A provision in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019 would delay by at least two years a much-needed new round of Base Realignment and Closure. That delay would represent billions of taxpayer dollars that could have been saved, but instead would have to be allocated to infrastructure that isn’t fully
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Last week, the Supreme Court released its opinions for Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, and the majority holding set off a firestorm of criticism from advocates for the #MeToo campaign against sexual assault and harassment. Some advocates went so far as to accuse five men (the case was decided by a 5-4 majority) of seriously undermining
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The collapse of the farm bill in the U.S. House of Representatives is a disappointing turn for conservatives seeking to dispel the liberal, yet widely accepted, notion that support for civil rights must translate to welfare programs that harm rather than help the poor. In his brilliant essay, “What’s Wrong With Benevolence,” David Stove cautioned
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This week, the Supreme Court held that the Fourth Amendment does not permit a police officer to enter uninvited onto someone’s driveway to search a parked vehicle, without first obtaining a warrant. That’s an important ruling, since no one wants police officers roaming across their private property searching for evidence of a crime. But Justice
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Our federal courts are facing a vacancy crisis like never before. The number of judicial vacancies across the federal bench has averaged 142 so far this year. The only year that came close to this was 1991, which had an average of 138 vacancies—but that was shortly after Congress created 85 new judicial positions. More
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Summer driving season is here, and motorists nationwide are seeing an unwelcome sign (literally): higher gas prices. As a result, politicians are playing the blame game, pointing the finger at the Trump administration for higher pain at the pump. But what’s really going on, and is there anything policymakers can do? The law of supply
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As NATO prepares for its summit in July, the issue of enlarging the Alliance will be sure to come up — and in particular, the case of Georgia. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Bucharest Summit, at which NATO promised eventual membership to the South Caucasus country.  With each succeeding summit, NATO has reaffirmed this commitment. It regularly introduces measures
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Good news for those who recognize the need to rebuild our military: the House of Representatives has passed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with broad bipartisan support, 351–66. The bill continues last year’s welcome emphasis on strengthening our armed forces. February’s passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 established a topline defense
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  by Tim Pearce A federal workers union sued President Donald Trump Wednesday over an executive order limiting the amount of time federal workers can spend conducting union business on official time, Bloomberg reported. Trump signed the order on May 25 with several others prohibiting federal workers from collecting pay for time spent lobbying the government,
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As spellers cross the stage on Wednesday after correctly spelling multi-voweled tongue-twisters during the preliminary round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, a smiling kid among the neat rows of seats can be seen giving fist-bumps to other students. His name is Adom Appiah, and he’s up next. The Spartanburg native walks to the microphone,
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The postmortems have been flying fast and furious after Solo: A Star Wars Story earned, at most, two-thirds of what Disney expected it would make in its opening couple of days. Let’s go through some of these excuses, shall we? Item: Star Wars fans were upset because Solo switched directors in midstream. “When you have
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The news behind the news on the president, administration and everything that happens in the White House is always in …  The White House Daily Chronicles. note: this post is updated throughout the day as events warrant See all of the daily White House Daily Chronicles HERE. Presidential Itinerary – the details President Donald Trump will sign S. 204 –
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With Vic sailing the Holy See, Sonny and JVL welcome a very special guest to unpack the disaster that is Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. The Substandard is sponsored by quip, the new electric toothbrush. quip starts at just $25, and when you go to getquip.com/substandard, you’ll get your first refill pack free! This
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From now through July 4, 2018, SeaWorld is offering U.S. veterans and up to three guests free admission to all three of its parks – SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio and SeaWorld San Diego. U.S. military veterans and retirees may redeem admission for themselves and up to three guests online at www.WavesofHonor.com. Since SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment started the Waves
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Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs A. Wess Mitchell will outline the Trump Administration’s strategy in Europe. He will highlight the important role of the transatlantic partnership in pushing back against resurgent big-power competition in Europe. princessdlaf/Getty Images Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Live Streamed The Heritage Foundation
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