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A classic anti-Trump frenzy

Byron York Beginning in the months before Donald Trump took office, and extending well into his presidency, the media and political world took a set of vague but serious accusations of wrongdoing involving the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia and created a 24/7 frenzy of talk about secret evidence, potential criminal charges and allegedly grave…

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What about embryos?

Froma Harrop Such is the state of the Republican Party that only eight of its 210 House members voted yes on a bill to protect the right to contraceptives. We’re talking birth control. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican of Washington, denounced the bill as a “Trojan Horse for more abortions.” Start with the obvious. Contraceptives…

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Liz Cheney for President

Susan Estrich Every once in a while, there is someone who stands up for what is right at a huge personal cost. Rep. Liz Cheney did that. She knew that she would pay for opposing the Big Baby of the Republican Party, and she did. That’s how it works in politics. Most Americans may think…

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Dumb question: Is the pro-Biden spin getting out?

Tim Graham Anyone who reads or watches the badly named “mainstream media” knows it carries all the echoes of a Democratic Party messaging service. It’s so efficient that it goads itself into providing happy news for President Joe Biden. For example, CNN media reporter Brian Stelter tweeted, “Congress is passing major, and often bipartisan, bills.…

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The Lawyer’s Lawyer 

Susan Estrich Bert Fields was, as The New York Times put it, the “lawyer to the stars” — from Dustin Hoffman to Warren Beatty to Tom Cruise to John Travolta, not to mention industry heavyweights like Jeffrey Katzenberg. In Hollywood, he was almost as famous as his clients.      He was also my lawyer.     And…

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Merrick Garland is a lunatic

Let’s hope Merrick Garland’s search of Mar-a-Lago is based on more evidence than his indictment of the Louisville, Kentucky, police officers involved in the raid on Breonna Taylor’s house. That passive construction I just used — “involved in the raid on,” instead of “who raided” — is not sloppy writing: It’s the facts. The officers…

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Merrick Garland is a lunatic

Ann Coulter Let’s hope Merrick Garland’s search of Mar-a-Lago is based on more evidence than his indictment of the Louisville, Kentucky, police officers involved in the raid on Breonna Taylor’s house. That passive construction I just used — “involved in the raid on,” instead of “who raided” — is not sloppy writing: It’s the facts.…

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