"The Martini"

James Martin

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Whitlock: Beyoncé is a poor replacement for Aretha Franklin

Whitlock: Beyoncé is a poor replacement for Aretha Franklin

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Victor Davis Hanson: Biden and The Destruction of Wisdom

There used to be an agreed-on body of wisdom, which both Left and Right, Republicans and Democrats, generally accepted. Heated arguments and invective centered on implementations and methods of…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Gavin Newsom’s Weird Idea of ‘Freedom’

In a run-up to what is likely to be a 2024 presidential bid, California Governor Gavin Newsom hit upon the bizarre idea of boasting in commercials that…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Why the Left Will Cut Biden Loose

Republican pundits and conservative activists are debating whether they can win in 2024 with the successful Trump agenda, but without the controversial Donald…

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Selfish Californian

We hear plenty of reasons for the perfect storm that imploded California. One-party, progressive government, of course. Decades of unchecked illegal immigration…

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Westerns Are Us: What remnants of the Western endure will be the survival of American culture

In 1939, William S. Hart, a Shakespearean actor from New York who had been a key player in the making of Hollywood 20 years earlier, and for a time was…

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Time for a New Declaration of Independence?

Hillary Clinton signed off on delivering the Russia hoax to the FBI. Hooray. I have a hard time getting excited about something that matters so little.

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The one-two of Elon Musk and Project Veritas might end Twitter

It turns out that Elon Musk had a good reason to put the Twitter deal on hold: it's possible that Twitter management may have misrepresented the number of actual accounts it has versus fake/spam accounts.  And in another blow to the now...

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Does the Data Support The Threat of ‘White Supremacists’?

Joe Biden will travel to Buffalo on Tuesday, ostensibly to join the upstate New York community in mourning the murders of 10 people at a local grocery store…

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Victor Davis Hanson: Imagine the Unimaginable

Americans are now entering uncharted, revolutionary territory. They may witness things over the next five months that once would have seemed unimaginable.

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‘Genocide’ Is Not a Throwaway Term of Abuse

Soaring inflation is leaving Americans battered and bruised—and not just inflation in prices. Inflation in rhetoric is also doing a number on the people of our…

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Would Russia Dare Use Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine?

Would Russia launch a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine? Many military analysts and policymakers have thought about this contingency.

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Ukraine: What Is in America’s Interest?

As a result of the Russian invasion and partial destruction of Ukraine, the question "What is in America's interest?" is the question of the day. Specifically…

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Victor Davis Hanson: 10 Realities of Ukraine

One. Reassuring an enemy what one will not do ensures that the enemy will do just that and more. Unpredictability and occasional enigmatic silence bolster…

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Russia's War in Ukraine Is Now Officially a Disaster for Putin

Russian forces are battering Ukrainian cities in an attempt to force Ukraine into giving up and surrendering. That strategy is falling apart.

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Gen X is running the world — and nobody even realized it

Last weekend’s Super Bowl Halftime Show confirmed what most of us have known for a while.

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The Ungracious—and Their Demonization of the Past

The last two years have seen an unprecedented escalation in a decades-long war on the American past. But there are lots of logical flaws in attacking prior…

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Election 2021: This Isn’t Hard to Understand

The 2021 elections are over, and Democrats lost. The party’s stalwarts are desperate to avoid a course correction, and they’re talking themselves into

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Instead Of Rejecting It, The Civil Rights Movement Fulfilled The American Revolution

American colonial leaders in the 18th century and Martin Luther King, Jr. both fused religious beliefs with philosophical principles to motivate action.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics

It's time to look at ourselves — and our collective moral outrage — in the mirror, says former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.