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Monday, 10 September 2018
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From AFP via the French edition of The Local and the Sun Seven people including two British tourists were wounded in Paris late Sunday by a knife-wielding man, a terrifying attack that bystanders tried to stop by throwing petanque balls at the assailant. Four of the victims were in a critical ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2018 2:26 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 09 September 2018
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by Conrad Black It is difficult to imagine what possessed the prime minister to open up the trade discussions with the U.S. with allegations that American right-to-work laws are an unfair trade practice and that gender equality, native rights, and wide-ranging ecological questions would all have ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2018 5:09 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 09 September 2018
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by Michael Curtis Peace between the State of Israel and Palestinians will be a little late this year. It is a truism that peace is made with your enemies, but the problem is that the latter may still continue hostilities. This was conspicuous on September 1, 1967 at the Khartoum Summit attended ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2018 4:51 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Saturday, 08 September 2018
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by Theodore Dalrymple Tort law is supposed to give redress to those who are wronged and on occasion I have known it do precisely that. More often, though, I have seen it exert a deeply corrupting effect on plaintiff, defendant, the legal profession and society in general alike. It encourages ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2018 8:27 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Saturday, 08 September 2018
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He ran for office against both parties and the status quo and carries the fight into the midterms. by Conrad Black The unusually eventful summer has reinforced the stark division between the supporters and enemies of the administration. And in this case, there is no point engaging in the traditional ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2018 4:59 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 08 September 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Here’s how: The United States will no longer contribute to the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday [August 31], amid widespread Palestinian outrage charging that the decision violates international law and will ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2018 4:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 07 September 2018
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The suspicion mounts that The Donald is actually referring to J.B. Biggley. But that means he would have had to have read a book. Or at least seen a play or movie. by Marc Epstein There was a moment in the first presidential debate when lots of people asked themselves: “Did Trump just say ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2018 4:32 AM by Marc Epstein
Thursday, 06 September 2018
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by Conrad Black De mortuis nil nisi bonum. No one could fail to be moved by the sight at his funeral Saturday of Senator McCain‘s centenarian mother and his loyal wife accompanied by his sons in uniform and other family members. No one has any standing to take issue with the secretary of defense, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2018 7:04 AM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 06 September 2018
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by Gary Fouse This week’s Senate hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court are highly instructive. Not just because (to this point) Kavanaugh is handling himself admirably, but for the behavior of the Democrat senators and the disruptions. I wish every American were watching ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2018 6:52 AM by Gary Fouse
Thursday, 06 September 2018
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by Michael Curtis Music may be the food of love, but the quest for food has often been the cause of friction and political insecurity.  That friction has been evident throughout history. Ancient Rome was troubled by the increase in the price of bread. In the 15th century, 1482-84, the Salt War ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2018 6:39 AM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 05 September 2018
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by Phillis Chesler In my college and graduate school days, we knew absolutely nothing about our feminist foremothers or about their campaigns for equality and freedom. I did not know that women were oppressed and that feminists had battled for women’s rights for many centuries. Earlier ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2018 1:28 PM by Phyllis Chesler
Wednesday, 05 September 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The United States on Friday ended all funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees,” and it is instructive to look back at the “Palestinian” fury at the American government earlier this year for cutting its contribution to UNRWA from $125 million to $60 million; it was ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2018 5:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 05 September 2018
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The latest Muslim rape gang trial started at Crown Court Sheffield earlier this week and this one is being reported in national and local press. From the Rotherham Advertiser. Pictures from the Daily Mail. EIGHT men on trial for sexually abusing schoolgirls in Rotherham made their victims feel that ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2018 3:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 04 September 2018
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Andy Sami Star, 32, stockpiled 506g of viable low explosive material, fireworks, a wine bottle containing sulphuric acid and fuses in a flat above a chip shop in Sheffield to produce a homemade bomb. He schemed alongside Farhad Salah, 23, to carry out attacks in the near future at an unidentified location.  The ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2018 4:01 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 04 September 2018
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by G. Murphy Donovan If I want to, I can take Kiev in two weeks.” - Vladimir Putin After WWII, Soviet Communists played an outsized role in American Intelligence operations, threat analysis, and defense budgets. If America didn’t have the Soviets or Russians as straw men, we probably wouldn’t ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2018 10:25 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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