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Politics

Kamala Havana?

Why is it so hard to believe that America’s diplomats are falling victim to mass hysteria?

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Politics

Bill Kristol and the political defector grift

His latest endorsement is a surprise to no one

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International

What exactly was the plan in Afghanistan?

Washington wasn’t hoping for a victory. They were just hoping for a brutal civil war that would last long enough for them to save face

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Business

Communism dies at Current Affairs

On Tuesday night, Current Affairs went into suspension, like Lenin in his tomb

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International

Did ‘gender studies’ lose Afghanistan?

How Ivy League diplomats sought to remake Afghanistan in Harvard’s image

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Politics

Who wins the Afghanistan Dumbest Take Award?

Naturally, the ongoing debacle in Afghanistan allowed every player to put in their best performance

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Politics

Meet the CRT grifters

Conservative podcasters who homeschool their kids are showing up at school board meetings for clout

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Politics

Is there anything ‘new’ or ‘shocking’ about the latest Hunter Biden scandal?

The male heir of the 46th president was caught hanging brain with a prostitute, again

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Politics

Caitlyn Jenner is trapped in the wrong Twitter account

‘Honestly shocked she would retweet that. Thank you! A very important story that needs to come to all Californians,’ Jenner wrote in the third person

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Politics

Why would Andrew Cuomo resign?

 The new rule of 21st-century politics is never resign over anything, no matter how bad

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Politics

Where’s Joe Biden?

The President was AWOL for all of Monday

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Religion

Britney is Catholic — but you shouldn’t be shocked

The clues have been there the whole time

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Sports

Guy Verhofstadt claims Olympic gold for the EU

The former chief Brexit negotiator for the European Parliament has done the math to prove EU dominance

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Middle East

Why is the EU attending the butcher of Tehran’s inauguration?

‘It is crucial to engage diplomatically with the new administration and to pass directly important messages,’ said an EU spokeswoman

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US journalism wins gold in mental gymnastics

Simone Biles and the new sport of athletic narcissism

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