Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden—who has widely been declared president-elect by mainstream media—urged Americans on the eve of Thanksgiving Day to “forgo family traditions” as part of the nation’s fight against COVID-19. What are the details? “This year we are asking Americans to forgo so many of the traditions that we’ve long made this holiday,”
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From the number of Pilgrims and Native Americans present at the first Thanksgiving to conflict in Congress over declaring it a national day of thanks, there are many historical facts about the holiday that are not widely known.  “Problematic Women” is celebrating the history of Thanksgiving with Melanie Kirkpatrick, author of the book “Thanksgiving: The
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I have loved song lyrics since briefly flirting in my teens and early 20s with a career in musical comedy, settling instead for journalism after a sobering assessment of my talents. Lyricists, from Jerome Kern to Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Frederick Loewe, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerry Herman, Carolyn Leigh, Stephen
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Texas and Louisiana may exclude Planned Parenthood clinics from Medicaid funding, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. “Undercover video plainly showed Planned Parenthood admitting to morally bankrupt and unlawful conduct, including violations of federal law by manipulating the timing and methods of abortions to obtain fetal tissue for their own research,” Texas
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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday slammed former Vice President Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees, singling out Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security as “disqualified.” Earlier this week, Biden’s transition team announced several appointments and nominations for key positions, including Alejandro Mayorkas to serve as the secretary of Homeland Security, Antony Blinken to
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On the Turkey Day edition of the NewsBusters Podcast, executive editor Tim Graham is carving up the so-called “independent fact-checkers” and how they often tilt to the left and spin all the “facts” into a Democrat-defending direction. The Washington Post “Fact Checker” throws their “4 Pinocchios” (pants-on-fire) rating to President Trump quite regularly. They have also
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U.S. President George W. Bush listens to remarks from Edward Lazear in Washington, March 6, 2006. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) We are deeply saddened to have to report that Edward Lazear, someone we were extremely proud to have included in our roster of authors for Capital Matters, died on Monday. Stanford News has a full record of
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Last month I wrote about a rapper calling himself Nuke Bizzle who was arrested after posting a music video on YouTube in which he bragged about defrauding California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) of more than a million dollars. It turns out Bizzle was just the tip of the iceberg. Tuesday a group of District Attorneys
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Jan Morris was undoubtedly a brilliant writer. Her prose had a natural liveliness. She observed, she did her homework. Travel pieces were her speciality, and her evocation of busy cities such as Hong Kong, Trieste, Venice, even New York, will always find a place in anthologies. She could turn her hand to writing well about
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At a great many colleges and universities across America, traditional academic standards and norms are being replaced by the “progressive” trinity of diversity, equity, and inclusion. That serves the interests of the people who are intent on transforming the country so it will fit their vision. That vision doesn’t look kindly on dissent or freedom.
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The Supreme Court has become notoriously skittish about Second Amendment cases in the years after Heller. That may change now after a Third Circuit ruling upheld a ban on firearm ownership for felons, even those convicted of non-violent crimes. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that a tax-evasion conviction was sufficient for a lifetime removal
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Are lockdowns ever necessary? Will the new COVID-19 vaccines be safe? How risky is it to travel for the holidays? What new medical treatments do we have for COVID-19? Dr. Kevin Pham, a visiting policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, and Doug Badger, a senior fellow in health policy at The Heritage Foundation, join the
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