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    The memory hole strikes again

    Fans of the Tour de France learned today that Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas was the first man ever to win a Tour stage ending on the brutal Alpe d’Huez mountain while wearing the yellow jersey as the race’s overall leader. Except he wasn’t. While the Tour’s television announcers stuck to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2018
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    Newsmax highlights Tom Ellis’ key role in conservative political history

    John Gizzi of Newsmax profiles the late Tom Ellis, featuring commentary from JLF Senior Fellow Marc Rotterman. “Tom Ellis was a bare-knuckle fighter for two of the greatest conservatives of the 20th century: Ronald Reagan and Jesse Helms.” Moments after informing me on Sunday that Ellis died at…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2018
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    Remembering why we celebrate America

    Marine veteran Jesse Kelly writes at the Federalist about the willingness to die for America. He focuses on the nation’s basic principles. America is about self-governance and limited government. It is that simple. That is why those brave men risked (and gave) their lives 242 years ago. They…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2018
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    Martin Center column highlights universities’ failure to teach important American history

    Anthony Hennen of the Martin Center documents the disturbing dearth of knowledge among college students in the history surrounding this nation’s creation. Though college leaders constantly remind the public about the value of a college degree, graduates sometimes leave without important knowledge. As Americans celebrate the 4th of July…
    Mitch Kokai, July 4, 2018
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    Hanson highlights key problem with Nazi comparisons

    Victor Davis Hanson explains at National Review Online how misuse of the label “Nazi” does lasting damage to political debate. [B]eside using such historical slurs for the partisan purposes of pressuring a political opponent to modify his agenda, or to create the sort of hysteria that leads to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 4, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online feature

    Garland Tucker’s latest column uses Independence Day as the backdrop to remind readers about the humility of major-party presidential candidates in 1924.
    Mitch Kokai, July 4, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way of Carolina Journal Online recaps the primary achievements of the 2018 N.C. legislative session. John Hood’s Daily Journal reminds us that the American patriots sought independence and freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2018
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    Contrasting Hamilton and Madison

    Jay Cost contrasts for National Review Online readers the political thought of founders Alexander Hamilton and James Madison. Hamilton’s program emphasized what I call national vigor. He thought it was necessary to develop the country’s commercial strength to bind the country together and strengthen its ability to rival…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2018