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Freedom is the essential condition for human well-being.
Freedom is the essential condition for human well-being.

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On the Most Equal Comrade's Johannesburg remarks
You're probably aware that the MEC spoke at the event commemorating Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday.  It's surprisingly even-handed. After duly noting that out-and-out-racism characterized the social systems established by European colonial powers in variou...
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Even his shills think it was a train wreck
For LITD's money, the whole Europe trip was a disaster, but the Putin summit in particular made clear just how dangerous the absence of a filter between the VSG's mouth and brain is. Yes, the Left went into firestorm mode with Pavlovian immediacy, but their...
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Trump at the presser with Putin: it gets worse
The Very Stable Genius demonstrates The Art of the Disingenuous Deflection : President Trump declined to endorse the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election in an extraordinary press conference with ...
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Darlin', your mideast policy chops need some burnishing
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also seems to have a penchant for winging it in exchanges with the press: It’s a good thing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a primary in a safe Democratic district in New York. Otherwise, she and her party might have actually paid a pr...
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The utter absence of a filter between the Very Stable Genius's brain and mouth - today's edition
To cap off a week in Europe that may well have had the greatest concentration of wild bleetings by post-America's president, he let loose with some of his dooziest doozies at his post-one-on-one presser with Putin. The moment began when Reuters’ Jeff Mason ...
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It was an excellent idea to shut down the patty-cake with Iran
Those documents that Mossad pilfered from an Iranian warehouse last January have been gone over and senior Israeli intelligence officials have briefed the world on their contents and implications. They show that the West's mortal enemy never intended to abi...
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The latest on he campus jackbootery front
This isn't some small, obscure, liberal-arts college. What the University of Minnesota is on the verge of imposing : The University of Minnesota  has published  in draft form a new “gender identity” policy. The Star Tribune headlines: “He, she or ze? Pronou...
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Why the Very Stable Genius's sloppy way of putting things matters
He's gonna have ample opportunity to regret his terminology here : Coming off a  contentious NATO summit  and a trip to the U.K. in which he seemed to undercut the government of America's closest ally, President Trump took aim at another Western institution...
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In the end, the culpability lies with us
In a year in which national and world-stage developments come at us with the relentlessness of water from a fire hose, yesterday was particularly overwhelming. There was the hot mess that is Trump's three-pronged (NATO, May, Putin) visit and the Peter Stzro...
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Let's take washing machines, for example . . .
Mark Perry at the American Enterprise Institute notes that that particular appliance has seen its largest price increase over a 3-month span ever: If you’re unfortunate enough to be shopping for a new washing machine, you can thank the Trump tariffs on impo...
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