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Youngkin sprints out of the gate in Virginia

The new governor delivered on several major campaign promises through the use of executive orders

Governor Glenn Youngkin is just a few days into his administration, but he's already giving Virginians a lot to be happy about. Youngkin, the first Republican to win statewide office since 2009, was sworn-in on Saturday in Richmond alongside Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears and Attorney General Jason Miyares. In his inaugural address, Youngkin assured Virginians…

Hating the January 6 ‘sedition hunters’

They seek to bring justice to the rioters but they fail to realize they’re just pawns in a political game

Parents rise up against mandatory Covid vaccines for kids

Medical decisions for children should be made by parents, not bureaucracies.

Don versus Ron is on

A political feud offers the GOP a taste of 2024. Plus: where do Democrats go now?

Eighty years after Wannsee

Jews should see existential threats for what they are

The media blackout on Fauci’s damning emails

They suggest something nefarious was up on the lab leak theory yet the press has refused to notice

The Iran nuclear talks are on the brink of collapse

Biden’s ultra-dovish negotiator has seen to that. The question now is: what happens the morning after?

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Writing and the conservative impulse

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On literary cross-dressing

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The dessert has a detailed creation myth

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Get set for the Great Reset

What our elites seek is coercion by apocalypse, transforming our free society as we know it

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Mark Twain in Buffalo

Mark Twain would be hopelessly out of favor with both wings of the modern duopoly

“Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense,” wrote Mark Twain in an age before irreverence became a hanging, or at least exiling, offense. Perhaps the more apt aphorism today belongs to Edward Abbey: “The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny.” (The distrust of half-wit, I suppose, is the beginning…

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