Month: June 2018

We have British intellectual—founder of think tanks, editor—David Goodhart, to thank for the distinction between “Anywheres” and “Somewheres,” the replacement for the more traditional left-right or class-based distinctions which were, until recently, used to describe democratic politics. Anywheres “have portable, ‘achieved’ identities, based on educational and career success which makes them generally comfortable and confident
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As soon as Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, left-wing activists lost their minds and went into a total psychotic meltdown at the thought of Trump having to name another Supreme Court judge and those on the left are having major meltdowns. They just don’t know what to think. According to them, it was
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On Fox Business Channel Friday morning director of the United States National Economic Council Larry Kudlow claimed that the deficit “is coming down, and it’s coming down rapidly.” As the economy gears up, more people working, better jobs and careers, those revenues come rolling in. And the deficit—which is one of the other criticisms—is coming
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The U.S. Constitution provides that an “actual enumeration” of persons be made every 10 years.REF Since it was first conducted in 1790,REF the U.S. Census has asked a question about race that was incidental to apportionment and taxation—the purposes of enumeration. For much of its history, however, the Census has also asked an uncontroversial question
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EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the Hidalgo County Constables Office disrupted a stash house operation in an Edinburg neighborhood which resulted in the apprehension of 62 illegal aliens on Friday. The illegal aliens were comprised of men, women, and unaccompanied children from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. All subjects
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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, Michael Warren joins host Charlie Sykes to break down the politics of confirming Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to the Substandard on iTunes,Google Play, or on Stitcher. Join the Substandard community on Facebook and follow on Twitter! Source link
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The website go2clix.info posted an article accusing the Owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, Stephanie Wilkinson of threatening White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after the now-famous incident last week when Sanders was asked to leave the restaurant. Facebook’s fact-checking system quickly caught the article for third-party fact checkers to scrutinize. “Red
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I announced yesterday that my son and I are launching on a “summer of tech” deep learning project using Arduino to sharpen our C programming and electronic circuit building skills. The first step was to pick an Arduino starter kit and some books to help us along our journey. Choosing our Arduino Kit We jumped
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As the Senate is considering the farm bill, it should be wary of the many misleading claims made by agricultural special interests. Here are three common myths, debunked: Claim: Farmers are struggling financially. Reality: The opposite is true. Farm households have far greater median income and wealth than non-farm households. In 2016, the median income of farm households was
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  by Henry Rodgers The suspect responsible for killing five and injuring several others in an Annapolis, Maryland newsroom has been identified as Jarrod Warren Ramos. Ramos, the shooter allegedly responsible for entering the Capital-Gazette newsroom with a shotgun, shooting through a glass door at the newspaper’s headquarters and opening fire on employees. Five were
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You can be forgiven if, several years ago, you glossed over headlines about a small Silicon Valley blood-testing company you had never heard of. Back in 2015, when Theranos began tumbling from its zenith, a lot of urgent and tragic news stories vied for popular attention: plane crashes, terror attacks, police shootings—to say nothing of
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First up was Tom Wolfe. The white-suited chronicler of the latter half of the American Century—from the space race to the acid tests to the Me Decade and beyond—died May 14 at the age of 88. Of the so-called New Journalists, that coterie of penmen who told nonfictional (maybe fudging a bit here and there)
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Idealism is in short supply in Donald Trump’s America. Domestically, few political leaders are interested in tackling long-term challenges. In foreign policy, realism and neo-Jacksonianism are en vogue as politicians choose to shirk rather than embrace America’s international commitments. But as Senator John McCain reminds us in The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great
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In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, one of America’s leading constitutional scholars exhibited classic signs of “PTSD”: Post-Trump Stress Disorder. Impeachment “should begin on Inauguration Day,” Harvard’s Laurence Tribe howled in December 2016. The next month, Tribe demanded Trump “be impeached for abusing his power and shredding the Constitution more monstrously than
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Difficult though it may be to imagine a world without the need for prisons, the literature of incarceration issues from the human spirit’s chafing at the idea of confinement, its instinctive hatred for the apparatus of punishment. The best of it is by former prisoners themselves: Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s House of the Dead, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s One
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In this month’s GQ magazine is a long essay we knew we shouldn’t read, but we couldn’t help ourselves: “Jimmy Carter for Higher Office in ’18,” by Michael Paterniti. Paterniti is a capable writer, and there’s nothing terrible about the idea of profiling the 93-year-old president as he lives a semi-ordinary life in Plains, Georgia.
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