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Bill Barr's brilliant touchdown run at Notre Dame

Many Americans know Notre Dame as the place where Knute Rockne once coached the football team and George Gipp -- played by Ronald Reagan in the movie -- was his legendary halfback.

It should now also be noted as the place where Attorney General William P. Barr delivered one of the most important speeches any Cabinet official has given in recent...Read more

Can Ruth Bader Ginsburg Make a Man Into a Woman?

Judging by the argument that one lawyer made to Justice Neil Gorsuch, Tuesday must have been an interesting day in the restrooms at the U.S. Supreme Court.

"There are transgender lawyers in this courtroom today," attorney David Cole told Gorsuch.

"Of course, there are," said Gorsuch.

Cole was in the court to represent a biological male who ...Read more

Was the government you got worth what you paid for it?

Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2018 than they did on the basic necessities of food, clothing and health care combined, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey.

The survey's recently published Table R-1 for 2018 lists the average "detailed expenditure" of what the BLS calls "consumer units."

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Elizabeth Warren: Following in the footsteps of FDR

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a plan to convert Social Security into a program that unambiguously redistributes wealth.

Former President Franklin Roosevelt, founding father of the program, would be proud.

In a position statement posted on her campaign website, Warren is promising to give all Social Security recipients a $2,400 annual increase in ...Read more

A Passing Storm or Coming Shipwreck?

The always-amiable Father Andrew Gilligan, who for many years taught Latin at St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco, wanted his students to remember some of the great passages from Virgil's "The Aeneid" long after they had forgotten the arcane rules of Latin grammar.

So, he gave us some to memorize.

One was: "Forsan et haec olim ...Read more

U.S. Presence in Afghanistan Should Have Only 1 Goal

Eighteen years ago, al Qaida terrorists who had entered the United States attacked the United States in the United States.

In response, we launched a war on the other side of the world.

The lead inspector general for Operation Freedom's Sentinel -- the current name for the war in Afghanistan -- described that war's genesis and original ...Read more

 
 

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