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China blinks in the tempest over tariffs, a triumph for President Trump
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China blinks in the tempest over tariffs, a triumph for President Trump

President Trump invited hoots of ridicule from the elites from coast to coast (though not so much from the Great Lakes to the Gulf) when he said "trade wars are good, and easy to win." Nevertheless, with trade tensions bubbling between the United States and th...
The Fall of James Comey
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The Fall of James Comey

I originally assumed that former FBI Director James Comey is an honorable and truthful man who was striving to be objective and avoid undue political influence. He has earned my change of mind. Our law enforcement and judicial institutions should operate, t...
Democrats reveal rank hypocrisy in opposing Mike Pompeo
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Democrats reveal rank hypocrisy in opposing Mike Pompeo

I hope you were able to spend the recent Easter weekend with family and friends, in a relaxing setting over a long weekend. Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director, spent Easter weekend in Pyongyang, North Korea, on a secret missi...
Forget Reading, Writing and Arithmetic!  Protest, Baby!
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Forget Reading, Writing and Arithmetic! Protest, Baby!

Students planning to stage another school walkout Friday had better hope their teachers don't beat them to it. The latest National School Walkout for gun control, scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, comes with educators in Arizona and Colorado poised to strike fo...
Belly Laugh: Comey says he’s not a Republican anymore
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Belly Laugh: Comey says he’s not a Republican anymore

Former FBI Director James B. Comey said Wednesday that he no longer considers himself a Republican. “I just think they’ve lost their way, and I can’t be associated with it,” Mr. Comey said on ABC News podcast “Start Here.” Mr. Comey attributed the ch...
9th Circuit appoints special prosecutor to bedevil Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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9th Circuit appoints special prosecutor to bedevil Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A federal appeals court said this week it will appoint a lawyer to argue that former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's contempt of court conviction should remain on his record, despite President Trump's pardon. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that since the f...
Trump said ready to kill Iran nuclear deal
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Trump said ready to kill Iran nuclear deal

President Trump is poised to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal next month, with only a last-minute flurry of appeals from European leaders offering a chance of a change of course, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said Wednesday. ...
Britain to ban sale of plastic products in environmental push
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Britain to ban sale of plastic products in environmental push

(UPI) -- The British government on Thursday announced a ban on the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton swabs. Officials hope the ban, expected to be enforced starting later this year, will help protect rivers and seas and meet ...
Autism pioneer Hans Asperger was Nazi collaborator: study
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Autism pioneer Hans Asperger was Nazi collaborator: study

(UPI) -- Hans Asperger, a pioneer in autism research, was a Nazi collaborator who sent children to their deaths before and during World War II, new research published Thursday said. Asperger, whose name was used for an condition known as "Asperger's syndro...