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Micah Mattix notes today in his Prufrock newsletter that more or less all of the major literary prizes these days are being handed out according to social-justice precepts and the imperatives of identity politics. The prizes become increasingly meaningless as they sever themselves from any interest in rewarding actual excellence. Asks Mattix: How long will
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Posted by: R. Mitchell in Featured News, Syndicated Posts, Trump Administration, White House Watch July 8, 2020 President Donald Trump and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico sign a joint declaration on Wednesday. The signing is scheduled to begin at 3:35 p.m. EDT. Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN
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Fresh off announcing an internal review has concluded that his administration handled the risks of coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes just fine, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is announcing that the state will now require citizens to wear masks outdoors in circumstances where social distancing is impossible. Murphy acknowledges that implementing this order will be
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Topics in this post: Common core Many years ago, I don’t remember the precise date, but many of us spoke to you, and also provided information with supporting evidence, about the dangers of Common Core Curriculum in schools. We also addressed the issues behind liberal university professors; how their marxist beliefs were influencing their students.
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Impromptus today is the usual mélange, including the “cancel culture,” Russia, trade, writing, and golf. A quick word on writing: In 1997, I reviewed WFB’s The Right Word, and said, For a demonstration of Buckley in stylistic splendor, I invite readers to locate the November 25, 1996, issue of National Review, in which Buckley has a
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Things move quickly though not evenly. Last week, more statues of American and Confederate figures were torn down, another riot broke out in Portland, there were rumblings that Hamilton might be next on the cancel list, and the California state legislature voted to strike anti-discrimination language from its constitution in obeisance to the inequalities of left-wing
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Democrats took millions from Berkshire-aligned financiers and set the stage to sell Dominion’s natural gas assets to Warren Buffett. If by 2040, the Old Dominion has completed its transition into a federal annex fringed by Berkshire-owned feudatories and horse farms, July 5, 2020 will go down in history as the moment the power balance shifted
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Topics in this post: black lives matter cancel culture Even before the death of George Floyd a whole new culture emerged known as the cancel culture. This culture was founded and promoted by the three black self-admitted Marxist women of Black Lives matter who want to transform this country into something it was never meant
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Topics in this post: Illegal Aliens Illegal immigration YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents thwarted multiple smuggling events and apprehended 21 illegal aliens over a four-day period. In the first event on Thursday, Blythe Station agents performed a vehicle stop on a white Chevrolet Silverado and white Dodge Ram in Quartzsite. The driver
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( IronHeart/Getty Images) Writing in Bloomberg, Noah Smith gives more than a nod to Peter Turchin’s theory of elite overproduction (or, as Smith neatly relabels the phenomenon, “elite over-competition”) as a cause of the current wave of turmoil in the West, something with which I would agree but, I think, more emphatically. Quite what can
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An anti-national security law protester holds a banner reading “Chinese communist party is shameless, break the promises” during a march at the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China from Britain in Hong Kong, China, July 1, 2020. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters) Chinese diplomats and spokespeople say that the new security law implemented in Hong Kong last
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Some of our class-conscious friends are scandalized by how PPP funds were used. Robert Frank of CNBC reports: Billionaires, country clubs, private jet companies and Kanye West all received millions in government funding under the Paycheck Protection Program, according to the Small Business Administration. . . . Soho House, the exclusive membership club controlled by
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Posted by: Tina in Political Cartoons July 7, 2020 Topics in this post: Charlie Daniels RIP Charlie Daniels We lost a country music icon and true patriot, Charlie Daniels yesterday. We enjoyed listening to his music and reading his Twitter timeline, Charlie pulled no punches. “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” is one of his
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(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) On her Instagram account, where she boasts more than 45,000 followers, New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz has taken to sharing false and unsubstantiated attacks on the pro-life movement. Lorenz is billed as a “technology reporter” who covers “internet culture,” but she appears to spend most of her time on social media, working
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