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Dear Sgt. Hosbrook

Dear Sgt. Hosbrook, though you are my ancestor, I thought it only fitting and proper to address you by your rank and title in that great war for independence that we are celebrating some 242 years later. As an officer in the First New Jersey Regiment of General Washington’s Continental Line, ...

The rise of the Mob

This week, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., issued a clarion call to Democrats outraged at the policies of the Trump administration: It’s time for mob action. In the wake of mobs targeting Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Waters explained: ...

Time magazine plays into Trump’s hands

In Donald Trump’s ever-escalating war against the mainstream news media as practitioners of “fake news,” Time magazine has fed him a helpful morsel by violating an old competitive rule of journalism: Get it first, but first get it right Time’s cover showing a 2-year-old girl crying, ...

Afghanistan: less important than porn stars

The “news” you see at night on broadcast television is defined by what “outrage” has been perpetrated by President Donald Trump. Last week, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted an enormous chunk of their airtime to parents who immigrated to the country illegally being separated from their children ...

Thirty years of ‘global warming’ panic

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the “global warming” (now known as “climate change”) panic. As noted by The Wall Street Journal, it was on June 23, 1988 that NASA scientist James E. Hansen testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources ...

A teenager’s visit to the border

If she wanted to, 17-year-old Mary Grace Geise could pretend that what is happening to migrants at our southern border has nothing to do with her lucky life. She lives with both parents and her younger sister in Bay Village, a predominantly white, affluent suburb of Cleveland. She is a rising ...

The Supreme Court’s ‘Bartleby’ decision

“I would prefer not to.” That was the invariable reply of the title character of Herman Melville’s 1853 story “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” when asked by his employer to perform a task. It’s also a phrase you might use to describe the opinion of the Supreme Court in its latest ...

Obama’s silky lie

Of all the silky lies being told in Washington over the findings of the FBI’s inspector general on the biased culture of those investigating Hillary Clinton’s email server, one lie seems to be ignored: It’s the silky lie told by then-President Barack Obama. It may have set the tone ...

The left’s most dangerous game

Debra Strop owns Uncle Loui’s Cafe in Duluth, MN. Last week, a television news crew reached out to see if they could do their news program from the cafe. The program would be covering President Trump’s speech in Duluth. Ms. Strop agreed. That is when the progressive thugs attacked. The news ...

Diversity and inclusion harm II

My column a fortnight ago, titled “Diversity and Inclusion Harm,” focused on the dumbing down of science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula to achieve a more pleasing mixture of participants in terms of race and sex. Heather Mac Donald, a senior fellow at the Manhattan ...

Has the West the will to survive?

“If you’re ... pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you’re strong, then you don’t have any heart, that’s a tough dilemma. ... I’d rather be strong.” So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of ...

Where Is the Republican Gene McCarthy?

After Election Day in 1964, when Lyndon B. Johnson won a landslide victory over Republican Barry Goldwater and Democrats procured a 68-32 majority in the Senate, the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. Senate met in private. Rightly confident — they now had the numbers needed to pass Medicare, ...

Taking care of kids who witness death

Normally, small research studies don’t interest me much because they usually don’t include a large cross section of participants. I mean, how can you reach a generalized conclusion if you have only questioned or studied 20 or 30 people, right? But a newly reported effort from the Boston ...

Inhumanity rules the border

Put yourself in the room with immigration officials and try to imagine exactly which argument would convince you that separating children from their migrating parents would be a good idea. Would it work for you because you’re a stickler for obedience to rules — no exceptions? Would it be ...

Hummus and Pie

Hummus is one of my favorite dips to use with fresh vegetables and the following recipe is easy to make. And since I feel very healthy when I eat this dip, I believe I can follow it up with pie! Hummus 4 garlic cloves 2 c. canned chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved 1/3 c. tahini ...

Going back to old dirt, old memories

Mortifyingly satisfying. Those were the words that came to mind as I drove through my old stamping grounds, places I hadn’t frequented in nearly 20 years, while listening to Lithium, the ‘90s alternative and grunge station on Sirius XM. Mortifyingly satisfying to hear Alanis Morissette ...

Blossom’s great escape

Blossom doesn’t particularly like her small pen. She runs from one end of the small enclosure to the other, kicking up her heels, letting us know that if she had a larger pasture, she would put it to good use. Sometime in the future I may expand her living area, but for now, it will have to ...

Welcome to surprise summer camp

On June 19 Fox News host Laura Ingraham described the detention centers where children are sent after being forcibly separated from their parents as part of President Trump’s new immigration policy as “essentially summer camps.” Nearly 2,000 immigrant children were separated during six ...

Platinum Market Tarnished

Metals markets fell this week as global fears continued about trade disputes, economic slowdowns and rising interest rates, all of which could hurt demand, but the platinum market was especially hard-hit, with prices tumbling to a two-year low near $850 per ounce. Historically, platinum has ...

The Southern Poverty Law Center has lost all credibility

WASHINGTON — After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has finally been held to account. A former Islamic radical named Maajid Nawaz sued the center for including him in its bogus “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists,” and ...