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How Character and Statecraft Shaped the Post-World War Order

Seventy-two years after the end of World War II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s leadership remains a shining example of statecraft for leaders in our own day. It is this great British figure that historian and public intellectual Lewis E. Lehrman writes about in his latest book, “Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft.” The book provides Lehrman’s readers with the fruit of a lifetime of deep scholarship. Many assume that American entry into World War II was inevitable. But in fact the U.S. only declared war on the Axis powers after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which was well into the war. American entry into World War II was by no means a given. In his book, Lehrman reveals how Churchill skillfully and restlessly pursued American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt … Read entire article »

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Trump’s Son in Less Legal Jeopardy Than Son-in-Law Over Russia Meeting, FBI Veteran Says

Even if Donald Trump Jr. helped set up a meeting last year with a Russian lawyer in hopes of learning dirt on Hillary Clinton, the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and another official Trump campaign operative could face greater legal problems, a former FBI official says. “For today, and this could change tomorrow, but today I would say that Donald Jr. was not a member of government and does not have a legal obligation,” Ron Hosko, a former assistant FBI director who was assigned to the agency’s Criminal Investigative Division, told The Daily Signal. “If it is proven that Donald Trump Jr. was gleefully willing to go to a meeting with a Russian agent, the question is still: What is his legal obligation?” President Donald Trump’s eldest son last week released an email chain … Read entire article »

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Harvard’s Proposed Policy Would Punish Students for Having Normal Social Lives

For the second time in less than two years, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana is expanding paternalistic restrictions and sanctions on the student body based on whom they choose to be friends with. In an email to the student body on July 12, the dean reported that the “USGSO Committee”—which handles policy on “unrecognized single-gender social organizations,” and which the dean co-chairs—released preliminary recommendations to be reviewed by the faculty and then approved by Harvard University’s president, Drew Faust. These recommendations outline a new policy that exceeds the bounds of a prior, already overreaching policy, which will remain in place unless Faust approves the new policy. The first policy, begun in 2016, targeted all-male and all-female organizations, including fraternities, sororities, and final clubs, all of which are off-campus, self-funded, and unrecognized by the … Read entire article »

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For House Republicans, Past Performance Is No Guarantee of Future Results By Kyle Kondik

As they dig their trenches to try to withstand what may (or may not be) a Democratic wave, Republicans may take heart in the performance of their current incumbents last year as a buffer against a potentially challenging environment next year. … Read entire article »

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Few Think Government Has Consent of the Governed

The Declaration of Independence says that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed, but only one-in-four voters think the American government today has that consent. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 23% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Fifty-seven percent (57%) do not, but 20% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on July 16-17, 2017. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen … Read entire article »

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Sorry, Kid Rock: Voters Still Aren’t Amped Up About Electing Entertainers

Musician Kid Rock recently announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Michigan next year, but despite a celebrity winning the White House, voters aren’t any more likely to say they’d vote for a prominent entertainer. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only seven percent (7%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would be more likely to vote for a prominent entertainer who runs for public office. Fifty-one percent (51%) say they would be less likely to vote for an entertainer, while 38% say the candidate’s profession and prominence would have no influence on their vote. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter … Read entire article »

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Manufacturing Hate for ‘Made in America’ By Michelle Malkin

It’s “Made In America” week in Washington, D.C. You’d think this would be cause for bipartisan celebration. Who could be against highlighting the ingenuity, self-reliance and success of our nation’s homegrown entrepreneurs and manufacturers?    … Read entire article »

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Tropical storm-that-wasn’t dramatizes former presidential candidate’s 2016

Tropical storm-that-wasn’t dramatizes former presidential candidate’s 2016

**Written by Doug Powers There was a tropical storm named “Don” last week, but I thought the story of this other tropical storm provided a great summary of how 2016 went for the Democrats: Your “and it never came near Wisconsin” joke here: _______ **Written by Doug Powers Twitter @ThePowersThatBe … Read entire article »

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Manufacturing hate for “Made in America”

Manufacturing hate for “Made in America” by Michelle MalkinCreators Syndicate Copyright 2017 It’s “Made In America” week in Washington, D.C. You’d think this would be cause for bipartisan celebration. Who could be against highlighting the ingenuity, self-reliance and success of our nation’s homegrown entrepreneurs and manufacturers? Enter Bill Kristol. The entrenched Beltway pundit ridiculed a festive kickoff event on Monday at the White House, where President Donald Trump hosted companies from all 50 states to showcased their American-made products. “Maybe it’s just me,” killjoy Kristol tweeted, “but I find something off-putting about turning the White House into an exhibition hall for American tchotchkes.” (That’s the Yiddish word for useless trinkets). Maybe it’s just me, but I find something off-putting about turning the White House into an exhibition hall for American tchotchkes. — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 17, 2017 “Tchotchkes”? Tell … Read entire article »

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