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Look Who’s Reticent About Removing Confederate Statues in Virginia!

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: Look Who’s Reticent About Removing Confederate Statues in Virginia! Pop quiz, Virginians: Find the distinctions between the positions of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam on the issue of Confederate statues: “Our history is our history,” Gillespie said. Show More Summary


For someone like me, there was a lot to like about President Trump’s speech before the United Nations. I particularly appreciated the blasts at three rogue, or at least despicable, governments: in North Korea, Venezuela, and Iran. IShow More Summary

"Great" Minds Think Universe a Computer Program

The Matrix, the first episode, was a fun movie. But a description for reality? Please. And yet, some of our most prominent scientific and tech thinkers seriously propose we are living in a computer program. From the BBC story: The idea...Show More Summary

The Freedom Song

I have heard, and reviewed, many performances at Alice Tully Hall (a venue of Lincoln Center in New York). But none quite like yesterday’s — by Wuilly Arteaga, the young violinist who was arrested while playing on the streets of Caracas and then bludgeoned in a chavista prison. Show More Summary

Wednesday links

Hey, Firefly fans - It’s Unification Day.  Joshua Norton, Emperor of the United States. The origins of Kotex. In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. A Secret World Hidden Beneath the Vineyards of Champagne. Alexander...Show More Summary

I Taught NATO to Stand Up to a Dictator

On May 2, 2017, a polite note arrived from the director of the Political Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (known as NATO PA) asking whether my organization, the Middle East Forum, “might be able to host a set of meetingsShow More Summary

The Method to Trump’s Madness: His Speech at the U.N.

Donald Trump did well at the United Nations. His remarks in full are here; I’ll make some observations about the key points. The speech was, to put it mildly, very direct, and the most direct portions bore clearly the Trump imprimatur. Show More Summary

Never Stop Making Moral and Religious Arguments

Late last week a wrote a piece making the case that one of the core reasons for sexual trauma on campus was a mistaken ideology that attempts to drain sex of its inherent spiritual meaning and transforms it into a purely physical, pleasure-seeking act. Show More Summary

There's No Use Waiting for the CBO

Republicans are catching flak for trying to rush through the Graham-Cassidy bill before getting a score from the Congressional Budget Office. But really, what’s to learn? We already know that any bill that abolishes the individual mandate,...Show More Summary

Uncommon Knowledge: How to Fail at Almost Everything with Scott Adams

I sit down with Dilbert cartoonist and political philosopher Scott Adams to discuss his book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. And yes, the current occupant of the Oval Office also comes up. Scott Adams & “Dilbert” -- Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson

‘“Holy Sh”: Trump at the U.N.’

My quick take on Trump’s speech this morning. ‘“Holy Sh”: Trump at the U.N.’

First Amendment Ignorance on Campus

A new survey finds that 44 percent of college students think the First Amendment doesn’t protect hate speech, while only 39 percent know that it does. College Republicans are only slightly more knowledgeable. A question this survey leaves...Show More Summary

The Coding-School Industry Begins to Shake Out

Among the alternatives to going to “real” college is for a student to enrolling a school that teaches one of the most useful of modern skills — coding. The demand for people who can write code for the growing number of things that rely...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush: ‘Trump is Right’ on North Korea, Iran 

Former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush praised President Donald Trump’s foreign policy in comments made in New York City during the Iran Summit 2017. Asked by the moderator, NBC News’s Nicolle Wallace, to comment...Show More Summary

‘The ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Lunacy’

The Emmy sweep of The Handmaid’s Tale has brought on another bout of commentary about how it has much to tell us about Trump’s America. I wrote about it today: Based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, the series depicts a misogynist dystopia. Show More Summary

American College of Physicians Opposes Assisted Suicide

Excellent. The American College of Physicians, after studying the issue, has issued a policy statement against the legalization of assisted suicide. From the ACP Position Paper: Society’s goal should be to make dying less, not more, medical. Show More Summary

'Hi, Do You Know Me? I'm Your Lieutenant Governor...'

A new Mason-Dixon poll released moments ago shows Democrat Ralph Northam barely ahead of Republican Ed Gillespie, 44 percent to 43 percent, in Virginia’s governor’s race. That’s the third close poll this week. As noted in today’s Morning...Show More Summary

Man of Letters, Man of Parts

My latest Q&A is with Douglas Murray — go here. Murray is a British writer and intellectual. An “all-rounder,” as they say in his country. He can talk to you about practically anything, and wisely. He has been famous since he was a teenager. Show More Summary

Tuesday links

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, me hearties! Instructions, translators, and the Dave Barry column that started it. Is there a single food that you can survive on forever? How Grand Pianos are Made. Why Blue Is the World’s Favorite Color. The...Show More Summary

Manafort To Be Indicted? Was Trump Tower Wiretapped? First Thoughts on Two Big Scoops

Just when the Russia investigation was sliding onto the back pages... tonight happened. The first scoop, from the New York Times, indicates that Paul Manafort may soon face criminal charges: Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning...Show More Summary

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