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Hell Hath No Bellyaching

Hillary Clinton seems to have made her choice of post-political career: incessant unfunny whining. Consider her address to Yale University’s graduating class of 2018.How’s this for an icebreaker? “I am thrilled for all of you, even the three of you who live in Michigan and didn’t request your absentee ballots …

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Other Than That . . .

A recent New York Times piece took aim at Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (and occasional TWS contributor). A lot of Beltway policymakers are upset at Dubowitz, mainly for his scathing criticisms of the Iran nuclear deal over the last several years but also for …

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‘Diversity’ Indeed

Liberals and progressives sometimes complain that Republicans win more elections, and they do. But cheer up, lefties—you’ve got a lock on the nation’s elite colleges. The thought occurred to us when we read through Homogeneous: The Political Affiliations of Elite Liberal Arts College Faculty, a new study by the National …

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Congressional Republicans’ Secret Weapon

Democrats are expecting a landslide in the midterm elections, and it’s lulled them to sleep on Capitol Hill. A case in point: Republicans have been using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to wipe out Obama-era regulations since the Trump presidency began. And Democrats, responding groggily, have just gotten around to …

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Deadpool 2: Fourth Wall Screwball

The second act of Deadpool 2, the sequel to the hyperviolent and potty-mouthed 2016 blockbuster, shows the title character assembling a team of young superheroes to serve as his sidekicks. Such a thing would seem a violation of everything Deadpool stands for. As we learned in the first film (and …

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Italy’s deplorables unite against Europe’s elites

In March, Italian voters decided they had more to fear from corruption than from incompetence. Despite the warnings of experts, they voted overwhelmingly for two parties that want Italy to reclaim its sovereignty from the overweening European Union. One of those parties, the League, is on the nationalist “right”; it …

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Seeking Disclosure

There is a great deal we don’t know about the case of Stefan Halper, the Anglo-American academic who insinuated himself into the Trump campaign in order to help the FBI learn about any connections to Russian election meddling. The president and his allies claim the FBI planted Halper as a …

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