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  • Why the Hong Kong Protestors Keep Marching

    Why the Hong Kong Protestors Keep Marching0

    Students, young professionals, and not-so-young Chinese have now demonstrated in Hong Kong for many weeks, despite the brutal attempts by the government to stop them.  The police have used clubs, tear gas, and water cannons — everything but dogs — to silence them. “If we didn’t protest,” one young woman said, “this might become just another Chinese city.” Why are they protesting?

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  • What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

    What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon0

    Bernie Sanders and I have little in common, given his passionate commitment to “democratic” socialism and my firm belief in individual freedom. But we do share one thing: We both visited Moscow in 1988, albeit for differing reasons.  Sanders was on what he called “a very strange honeymoon” with his bride Jane. I was traveling

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  • ‘First Man’ Omission of the Flag Will Not Rewrite US History

    ‘First Man’ Omission of the Flag Will Not Rewrite US History0

    The director and the star of “First Man,” a forthcoming film about Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11, are congratulating themselves for leaving out one of the most dramatic moments in spaceflight and, indeed, 20th-century history, namely, astronaut Armstrong’s planting the American flag on the moon. The reason: We mustn’t be “jingoistic.” What’s next? Omitting the

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  • Honoring American Exceptionalism and an Exceptional American, Charles Krauthammer

    Honoring American Exceptionalism and an Exceptional American, Charles Krauthammer0

    • July 5, 2018

    Amid all the pomp and parades, the fireworks and other illuminations, the hot dogs and the ice cream, the home runs and the World Cup goals, let us be sure to pause on this Fourth of July holiday and say with grateful hearts and proud voices, “Happy birthday, America!” This land—our land—is 242 years young

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