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Dec. 14, 1799: The excruciating final hours of President George Washington.The real history of ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ — it all started with a Montgomery Ward marketing campaign in 1939.ICYMI, Wednesday’s links are here, and include lots of ugly Christmas sweaters (plus instructions for making your own), how McDonald’s got started, why woodpeckers don’t get concussions, how your apps are tracking you (and who they’re sharing the info with), and advice from c. 1200 on how to survive the winter (don’t forget to lay off the purging and blood-letting, and keep your hands and feet covered in wolf grease).
Yesterday the Michigan Court of Appeals handed down a decision in a highly public and very controversial case that gun owners across the United States should applaud. In short, it demonstrates and validates the value of armed self-defense even when you do not pull the trigger and -- crucially -- have no cause to ... Read More
Thirteen years ago, I filed a lawsuit on behalf of two brave young women — Ruth Malhotra and Orit Sklar. They were students at the Georgia Tech, they’d faced unconstitutional censorship at their school, and they sued to challenge four blatantly unconstitutional policies, the school’s speech code, its speech ... Read More
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This week’s widespread media blitz heralding Netflix’s broadcast of its first Obama-endorsed presentation, American Factory, was more than synchronicity. It felt as though U.S. publicists and journalists collectively exhaled their relief at finally regaining the bully pulpit. Reviews of American Factory, a ... Read More
Anew national CNN poll of the 2020 Democratic primary has some pretty brutal numbers for Kamala Harris. When CNN last polled the presidential race shortly after the first Democratic debate in June, Harris was on Joe Biden’s heels, trailing just 17 percent to 22 percent. But according to the latest survey by ... Read More
Advertisers do not advertise on Tucker Carlson’s show to endorse the views of Tucker Carlson. They advertise on his show for the same reason they advertise elsewhere: a captive audience — in Tucker’s case, the second-largest one in cable news — might spare thirty seconds of attention that will, they hope, ... Read More
I’m trying to think of the most charitable, reasonable explanation for Trump’s recent string of bizarre tweets. Why would the leader of the free world tweet approvingly a deranged compliment declaring that Israelis love him like he’s the “second coming of ... Read More
What factors usually reelect or throw out incumbent presidents? The economy counts most. Recessions, or at least chronic economic pessimism, sink incumbents. Presidents Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush were tagged with sluggish growth, high unemployment, and a sense of perceived stagnation — and were ... Read More
Last year, a study exploring “transgender exclusion from the world of dating” was published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Of nearly 1,000 participants, the overwhelming majority, 87.5 percent, irrespective of their sexual preference, said they would not consider dating a trans person, ... Read More
Speaking at a veterans’ event on Wednesday, President Donald Trump joked that he wanted to give himself the Medal of Honor, and didn’t do so only because his aides talked him out of it. Trump made the joke to a WWII veteran and Medal of Honor recipient during the 75th annual national convention of American ... Read More