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The Left Fringe Almost Always Loses

FROMA HARROP It’s not just Republican voters who are defending a few honest members of their party against right-wing assault. Democrats have pushed back left-wing jihads against their moderates. Note the failure to knock off a conservative Democrat, Rep. Henry Cuellar, in a recent primary. This should not have surprised anyone familiar with his South…

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While you were barbecuing, Trump was dishing on the Repubs

DAVID SHRIBMAN Perhaps you were distracted by holiday weekend activities. Maybe you were barbecuing burgers and dogs, or taking your first dip in the lake or pool. You could have been in mourning for children slain in Texas, or decorating the grave of a loved one felled in one of America’s battles. Because hardly anyone…

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6 Years

Susan Estrich For six years, Johnny Depp has walked around, mostly unemployed, with a new scarlet “A” for “abuser” tattooed to his forehead. There are at least two lessons to be learned from his humiliation. The first is about us. Guilty until proven innocent he was, for six long years, and that is not Amber…

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Is Donald Trump boring now?

Rich Lowry Donald Trump implicitly endorsed a half-baked conspiracy theory for why his candidates lost in the Georgia Republican primaries, and it created barely a ripple in the political world. The man who shocked and outraged his way through four transfixing years as president of the United States has become a known commodity, indeed predictable…

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Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of background-check bills for gun buyers Wednesday in response to the school massacre in Texas. But the Democrat acknowledged Congress’ unyielding rejection of previous legislation to curb the national epidemic of gun violence. Schumer implored…

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They’re replacing you, Black America

Ann Coulter Liberals are screwing over African Americans again, sublimely confident that whatever they do, Democrats will never get less than 90% of the black vote. In the Buffalo, New York, mass shooting 10 days ago, 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron drove 200 miles to a grocery store jam-packed with the descendants of American slaves and…

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When lousy and lazy lawyers are not good enough

Susan Estrich The right to counsel in criminal cases is fundamental. Even schoolchildren can recite the famous warning: You have a right to be represented by counsel, and if you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to represent you. But having a lawyer is not simply a formality, although sometimes — with overburdened…

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The pro-death state of Texas

Froma Harrop On May 24, Fox News blasted a headline, “New York City subway crime up 58% so far compared to 2021; Hunt for gunman in unprovoked shooting intensifies.” That day, a gunman shot 19 elementary school children and two adults to death in Uvalde, Texas. For the record, the number of homicides on New…

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Did Putin wait until Biden became President to invade Ukraine?

Byron York In the days after Russia attacked Ukraine, there was a lot of talk among Republicans that Vladimir Putin would not have invaded had Donald Trump still been president. Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.…

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