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In March, Italian voters decided they had more to fear from corruption than from incompetence. Despite the warnings of experts, they voted overwhelmingly for two parties that want Italy to reclaim its sovereignty from the overweening European Union. One of those parties, the League, is on the nationalist “right”; it has played only a small
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Liberals and progressives sometimes complain that Republicans win more elections, and they do. But cheer up, lefties—you’ve got a lock on the nation’s elite colleges. The thought occurred to us when we read through Homogeneous: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty, a new study by the National Association of Scholars (available at
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A recent New York Times piece took aim at Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (and occasional TWS contributor). A lot of Beltway policymakers are upset at Dubowitz, mainly for his scathing criticisms of the Iran nuclear deal over the last several years but also for the ambivalence he expressed over
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Like Paul Newman’s chain gang in Cool Hand Luke, Starbucks is suffering from a failure to communicate. First, of course, was the Philadelphia branch manager who had two African-American men arrested on the grounds they were loitering (they weren’t). Then, in a burst of enthusiasm and contrition, the company’s executive chairman, Howard Schultz, announced that
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  by Kyle Perisic Since the rise of Amazon’s Alexa, tech junkies have speculated the device is secretly listening to private conversations. So-called tech experts often laughed at those claims, but it turns out the artificial intelligence device really does listen to people’s personal exchanges. A Portland, Ore., family discovered their Amazon Alexa recorded a private conversation
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Aside from demands to confiscate all privately held weapons from Americans, the only solution the political left offers following mass shootings and the wanton killing of Americans, usually students gunned down in their classes, is to conduct sob meetings that will help the community “heal”. But this magical “healing” process on a community scale
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Congressional Republicans on Thursday slammed President Donald Trump on account of his latest target for tariffs — automobile imports. Citing national security, Trump has launched an investigation of automobile imports under the same authority, Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act, that he used earlier this year to impose wide-ranging steel and aluminum tariffs. Senate
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President Donald Trump persists in vulgarly describing long-time Cambridge professor Stefan Halper as a “spy.” Not so, insists official Washington—not because the old don wasn’t working to get secret information as part of an FBI counter-intelligence operation, but because spy is the wrong word. The FBI doesn’t use spies, tweets an outraged James Comey, it
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With the National Football League punting on how to handle players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police mistreatment of African Americans, all the owners (and Commissioner Roger Goodell) may have done is trade one headache for another: Accelerating the pending labor Armageddon which many analysts believe could cost the league part, if not
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SBA Administrator Linda McMahon voiced enthusiastic support for the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) signed into law by President Donald Trump Thursday morning. McMahon attended the bill signing at the White House, surrounded by fellow Cabinet members and a bipartisan group of lawmakers who supported the legislation. “I applaud President Trump
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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, digital editor Jonathan V. Last discusses his story on the NFL's response to player protests of police brutality during the national anthem, and the abrupt ending to President Trump's proposed summit with Kim Jong-un. <mediadc-iframe data-state="{"cms.site.owner":{"_ref":"00000161-7bda-ddc2-adf9-7bfba7d90000","_type":"00000161-3461-dd66-ab67-fd6b93390000"},"iFrameEmbedCode":"<iframe style="border: none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6631384/height/270/width/480/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/" height="270" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfu… read more weeklystandard.com
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In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and President Obama signed it into law. The legislation, more than 2,000 pages long, imposed cumbersome regulations on financial institutions, which the bill’s authors took to be responsible for the 2008 financial crisis and the consequent recession. The law also established the
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In this latest episode, the Substandard breaks down Deadpool 2, much like breaking down a fourth wall. Vic gets grilled by JVL over his fancy new Weber. Sonny envisions Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin. Plus the return of fanboy JVL and bonus bleeps! The Substandard is sponsored by Casper mattresses. For a limited time, visit Casper.com/savings to
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Lawmakers reacted to President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a planned June meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un mostly along party lines Thursday, with Republicans praising the move as reflecting a realistic understanding of the Kim regime and Democrats criticizing it as the result of a bad strategy. In a letter to Kim released
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If homeowner’s insurance worked like Obamacare, in no time at all homelessness would be a viable option for residents trying to lower their insurance cost. Under Obamahome, construction contractors would talk endlessly about how compassionate their employees are. Edgy companies would assert that dealing with an English–speaking crew makes rebuilding your home a breeze.
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