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    LeBron James is no Ted Williams

    My grandfather idolized Ted Williams. Thus I’m sure he would enjoy Rich Lowry‘s latest column at National Review Online. The NBA season begins this week, in the wake of the league’s disgrace kowtowing to the regime in Beijing, in pursuit of an extra increment of revenue. LeBron James…
    Mitch Kokai, October 22, 2019
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    Learning lessons from nations that rejected socialism

    Lee Edwards writes for National Review Online about nations that tried socialism and found it wanting. Socialists are fond of saying that socialism has never failed because it has never been tried. But in truth, socialism has failed in every country in which it has been tried, from…
    Mitch Kokai, October 15, 2019
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    Remembering the giants of the past

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online looks back at great American achievements unlikely to be replicated today. We of the 21st century are beginning to look back at our own lost epic times and wonder about these now-nameless giants who left behind monuments that we cannot replicate,…
    Mitch Kokai, October 11, 2019
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    National Review editor picks apart NYT’s historical rewrite

    Rich Lowry writes at National Review Online about flaws in the New York Times‘ 1619 project. There are all sorts of things you can reasonably say about the juxtaposition of our ideals and slavery — that our founders were conflicted and hypocritical; that our ideals were incompletely realized…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
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    Commentary editor considers NYT’s 1619 project

    John Podhoretz of Commentary takes aim at the New York Times‘ attempt to rewrite American history. The New York Times’ “1619 Project” exploring American history cunningly dates itself not only to the forced arrival on these shores of indentured Africans but to the year before the arrival of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2019
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    The Constitution and impeachment

    Adam Carrington writes for the Washington Examiner about impeachment‘s role in the process of constitutional government. [T]he Constitution could have created an entirely distinct body just for impeachments. [Alexander] Hamilton counters with the ways that various litigants could manipulate this system, how costly it could be, and that it…
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2019
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    Communist China at 70

    Helen Raleigh writes for the Federalist about a significant anniversary for China’s communist regime. A quick survey of the 70-year history of communist China shows an authoritarian regime that demands absolute loyalty and never hesitates to use force against its own people. The first 30 years of the…
    Mitch Kokai, October 2, 2019
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    Rediscovering “Darkness at Noon”

    Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon debuted in December 1940 and reverberated through the post-war period, though not with the universal acclaim of George Orwell’s 1984, in part because of its more specific reference to the Soviet Union and Stalin’s show trials. The book itself has a story worth telling.
    Joseph Coletti, October 1, 2019