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    LISTEN HERE: HeadLocke No. 48: New Reagan biography aims to be definitive

    The latest Head Locke podcast episode is out and it’s one you don’t want to miss. Working for more than 10 years with archival material from the Reagan Presidential Library, historian Larry Schweikart has written what he hopes will be the “definitive” biography of the 40th president. Titled Reagan:…
    Anna Manning, April 22, 2019
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    Mueller report versus Starr report

    Paul Mirengoff of the Power Line blog contrasts special counsel Robert Mueller’s report with findings from the last major independent counsel investigation targeting a sitting president. In his long-awaited report, special counsel Robert Mueller found that the evidence failed to establish “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia.
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2019
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    Real evidence of Russian collusion

    Daniel Ashman writes for the American Thinker about a new book that documents actual American collusion with Russians. Numerous examples are provided in a soon to be released book, Judgment in Moscow, by the heroic Soviet dissident, Vladimir Bukovsky. He makes use of extensive first hand documents that…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2019
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    The importance of protecting the Constitution

    James Buckley writes at National Review Online that people must understand and respect the Constitution’s safeguards in order to protect them. In my view, the serious problems we face these days are in major part the result of our abandonment of the Constitution’s limits on federal authority. American…
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2019
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    French considers Notre Dame’s impact

    David French of National Review Online reflects on the impact of the fire that gutted Paris’ Notre Dame cathedral. On March 9, 1996, I walked into the great cathedral on the morning of my wedding day. The gravity of the moment was starting to sink in, and I…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2019
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    Walter Williams bemoans millennials’ embrace of socialism

    Walter Williams‘ latest column at DailyWire.com focuses on millennials’ misguided approach toward socialism. If one needed evidence of the gross ignorance of millennials, and their teachers and college professors, it’s their solid support for socialism and socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Socialism has produced tragedy wherever it…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    “Gettysburg and Us: Reflections on the Civil War and our current state of division”

    That’s the title of a recent City Journal post in which  E.M. Oblomov compares the current conflict between left and right with the older conflict between North and South. Here’s an excerpt: Our current politics is sometimes described as a “cold civil war,” but I don’t think that’s…
    Jon Guze, April 9, 2019
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    Martin Center column recalls ‘radical experimental’ mountain college

    Anthony Hennen writes for the Martin Center about an interesting piece of North Carolina’s higher education past. Just east of Asheville, Black Mountain College (BMC) was founded in 1933 and survived for 24 years until closing due to funding issues and a lack of students. But before it did,…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2019