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A+ @katierogers line: "She even managed to upstage President Trump, a man who had just stared directly into the sun" https://t.co/lG6JpxXD2q — Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) August 23, 2017 Not that it’s easy to sympathize with Louise Linton, but why should only one partner in the relationship be taking so much stick on the internet? My […]

Trump’s claim that he, himself, created 1 million jobs as president

“I’ve created over a million jobs since I’m president.” — President Trump, remarks on infrastructure, Aug. 15, 2017 “I think if we continue to create jobs like I’ve done — over 1 million since I’ve been in office, way over 1 million.” — Trump, remarks at rally in Phoenix, Aug. 22, 2017 Often the truest sign of […]

China's Xi says willing to work on differences with S. Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping says he's willing to work with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on addressing differences between the two countries following months of angry rhetoric and economic … Click to Continue »

Incorrect special education rules listed on state website

Officials at the Vermont Agency of Education say incorrect rules for special education services have been posted on the state website for four years. Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2xuHBke ) … Click to Continue »

Top court says privacy the fundamental right of every Indian

India's top court has ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right of every citizen of the country. A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously … Click to Continue »

Dover City Council moves forward, puts Keno on ballot

Council members in a New Hampshire city will allow residents to determine if they will permit the gambling game Keno in restaurants and bars. Foster's Daily Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2vhzeHM ) … Click to Continue »

The Left Arms Up: John Brown Clubs

The same impulse of near demented fanaticism that animated their namesake a century and a half ago is putting guns in the hands of leftist dilettantes.

Comparing Skokie to Charlottesville

I had Nazis caving in my buddies' skulls in Chicago in the '70s. Here's how I see Charlottesville.

If There Aren't Two Sides, Why Is There Division?

Deconstructing the latest inane leftist catchphrase, now picked up by a number of useful-idiot Republicans.

National Security Cover-Ups, Missteps, and Miscalculations

The United States will never succeed against the Muslim Brotherhood if our intelligence officials keep tripping over their own feet.

Statue Wars

Whatever the justice of the attacks on the bronze and stone Confederates, all involved should keep in mind that they fight on a wider battlefield.

Solar Superstorms and the US Electric Grid

Congress and President Trump must take accelerated steps to harden the vulnerable U.S. electric grid.

The Latest: Qatar foreign minister spoke with Iran's FM

The Latest on Qatar's restoration of diplomatic relations with Iran (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Qatar says its foreign minister spoke with Iran's foreign minister just before announcing its ambassador … Click to Continue »

Hearing set on removal of Confederate flag from courthouse

A hearing is scheduled on a legal challenge to the decision to remove a Confederate flag from a South Carolina courtroom. The Herald of Rock Hill reports a North Carolina … Click to Continue »

Senators, ex-UT football player to headline governor's event

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and former University of Tennessee football player Inky Johnson will be the keynote speakers this year at the governor's annual conference. A news … Click to Continue »

Girl Scouts accuse Boy Scouts of covertly recruiting girls

NEW YORK (AP) — Inflaming a century-old and mostly cordial rivalry, the president of the Girl Scouts of the USA is accusing the Boy Scouts of seeking to covertly recruit girls into their programs while disparaging the Girl Scouts' operations.

China criticizes US trade probe as protectionism

China's government has criticized a U.S. decision to launch a trade probe of Beijing's technology policy as a violation of the global trading system and said it will "resolutely defend" … Click to Continue »

Angola prison official gets probation for stealing $115K

A former Louisiana State Penitentiary official has been sentenced to five years' probation and was ordered to repay nearly $116,000 she stole from a nonprofit committee that provided recreational opportunities … Click to Continue »

Rachel Maddow 8/23/17

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