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All About Race

Top Stories of the Year: #4 I continue my countdown of the top stories of 2014 with #4: the return of racial politics. As I noted when protests first broke out in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting of Michael Brown: One of the many disappointments of the Obama era is the failure of the one […]

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How We Legislate Now

Top Stories of the Year: #5 This is the time when I traditionally count down the top stories of the year, as covered in The Tracinski Letter. I’ll also be sending out a few short articles covering some breaking news events (for example, Wednesday’s news about Cuba and North Korea) and one or two larger […]

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We Ordered the Code Red

I thought we already knew that we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. But apparently Senate Democrats thought we needed to spend $40 million to compile a massive report to tell us this news, and also to tell us that we did various nasty things to some other al-Qaeda linked detainees. Which leaves me wondering: so what […]

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The One Thing the Left Can Learn from Ayn Rand

A little while ago, I wrote an article on “Five Things the Right Can Learn from Ayn Rand.” Afterwards, a reader suggested I should do a follow-up on what the left can learn from Ayn Rand. Well, the mind reels. They could stand to learn the same five things, of course, particularly the point about […]

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Everybody Loses in the UVA Rape Story

I had been mildly skeptical of the Rolling Stone story about a flamboyantly evil gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. It seemed more than a little too good to be true. You could not have invented a story that would better validate every single feminist claim about the supposed “rape epidemic” on college […]

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Government Is Force

There are mass protests again about a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer in the death of a black man. This time, the protesters might even be right. It is the second time in a week that this has happened, following the decision by the grand jury in the Ferguson case, but […]

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Global Warming, Mass Extinction, and Bigfoot

The earth is warming and we’re all gonna die! Is that a crude, exaggerated caricature of global warming alarmism? Yes, and it’s also the actual claim global warming alarmists are making. I can’t help it if they’ve become caricatures of themselves. Hence the latest dire warning that we are, indeed, all going to die. Specifically, […]

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Doing the Right Thing in Ferguson

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch has come in for a lot of criticism for the way he brought the Ferguson police shooting to a grand jury. The criticism is that he clearly did not want to get an indictment, which he presumably could have gotten if he wanted it. Instead of feeding the […]

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Dear Media: How Not to Screw Up the Next Ferguson

I hate to say, “I told you so.” No, really, I hate it. The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is in flames yet again as angry mobs—largely composed of outside agitators—vent their rage against “the system” after a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer for shooting a young black man. All of that […]

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President Palpatine

Yesterday, President Obama announced his plan for executive amnesty for illegal immigrants. Of course he has no authority to do it. Don’t ask me. Ask him: “we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws.” This is basic Schoolhouse Rock kind of stuff. […]

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