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BOOK REVIEW: 'Operation Elbe'

It is not currently fashionable to assess the importance of Counterfactuals in History, or what writers of Alternative History call the "What If" hypotheses.

Left consorted with Epstein

The New York Times and other mainstream-media outlets casually mention Prince Andrew and President Trump among those who consorted with financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. Yet by convenient omission they have failed to observe that former President Bill Clinton traveled 29 times or more on the "Lolita Express" with Epstein.

Storks stand in their nest as the sun rises in Lebus, eastern Germany,Friday, July 26, 2019.  (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)

Ideas worthy of the silly season

The silly season has arrived. Just as busy people are ready for a well-deserved break from midsummer's heat and humidity, the foretellers of global warming have burst forth with warnings that without drastic action, there will be no escape. Climate is a common concern the year 'round, but notions about preserving its natural balance track seem to rise with the temperature. The sensationalizing of heat waves and the disincentivizing of meat consumption as a cooling scheme are ideas of value for entertainment, but not for implementation.

Lying the left's new strategy?

A consistent tactic of Democrats is to accuse Republicans of the very actions they themselves are committing. For two years we heard Democrats claim President Trump colluded to steal the 2016 presidential election. Meanwhile they have been working nonstop to steal the 2020 election.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., from left, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., greet each other before the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Putting working-class issues front and center

On the heels of the second round of Democratic primary debates, many observers and media outlets rightfully pointed out that while the candidates on the stage in Detroit continuously claimed that they would fight for working-class Americans, they failed to address the issues that really matter to working people.

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Socialism never?

President Trump has repeatedly promised "America will never be a socialist country." Since Franklin Roosevelt began expanding government in the 1930s, the United States has increasingly adopted big-state policies associated with socialism.

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Sam Nunn and nuclear war

I had some dealings with Sam Nunn several decades ago, when he was Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia. Growing up in Savannah, I applied to be a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1981. Consequently, I had to drive multiple times by myself to be interviewed by Mr. Nunn's staff in Atlanta for consideration for a USAFA appointment, which in the end was a successful quest.

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Friday, June 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Mr. President: Send Sam Nunn to Moscow

Nowadays it is hard for anyone much under the age of 50 to imagine, but once upon a time the threat of nuclear war and the prospect of planetary extinction were things people actually worried about.

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How Guatemala's asylum agreement can help Trump's reelection

Asylum is for protection from persecution. Almost all the migrants claiming asylum are seeking work, not fleeing persecution. Only crass partisan politics would permit so many aliens to enter the United States under false pretenses.

'The Smallest Minority' (book jacket)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Smallest Minority'

Kevin D. Williamson, longtime columnist and roving correspondent for National Review before and after a much-publicized brief interlude at The Atlantic, has worked as deputy managing editor and theater critic for the New Criterion, done a tour for the Mumbai-based Indian Express Group, where he learned to beware of monkeys and the gifts they throw, and reported and written for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

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More tariffs on Chinese goods

The Trump administration's latest decision to impose 10 percent tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods along with China's retaliatory tariffs only serve to pile new costs on small businesses and consumers, and squeeze what market access small businesses currently have.

In this Aug. 23, 2016, file photo, the entrance to the Universal Studios lot is pictured in Universal City, Calif. Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September 2019 release of its controversial social thriller "The Hunt" in the wake of recent mass shootings and criticism from President Donald Trump. The studio said in a statement Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, that it had decided to cancel the film's release altogether, saying "we understand that now is not the time" for the film. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

'The Hunt' movie reveals just how far liberals' derangement will take them

After the horrors of mass shootings at Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, the nation is finally having a conversation about more than guns. This is a welcome turn of events. For a generation, politicians and their obsession with banning firearms have made it impossible to discuss the multitude of issues leading up to these hideous acts.

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