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In my line of work, I run into more than a few Democrats whose mood swings of late are, frankly, semi-wild. Last November, when their party won 41 Republican U.S. House seats and took the House majority from the GOP, Democrats were almost giddy, increasingly confident that voters in 2020 wou…

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President Donald Trump has opened the curtain on a new immigration plan that would incorporate several ideas that have found favor among Republicans.

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For Gov. Gavin Newsom, there’s been an almost unprecedented mix of adulation and approbation for his bold moves granting reprieves to more than 700 inmates on California’s Death Row and ordering the state’s legal killing chamber dismantled.

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My previous column objected to President Donald Trump and Sen. Chuck Schumer’s, D-N.Y., proposed $2 trillion “infrastructure” spending. As with President Barack Obama’s “stimulus,” the Trump-Schumer plan violates the concept of federalism and bails out states that spend irresponsibly, guaran…

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Growing up in the 1950s and ‘60s, there was no avoiding the adorable Doris Day. She was cute as a bug, wholesome, winsome and adored, at least in movies, by the swooning-est leading men in Hollywood ­— Rock Hudson, Cary Grant and Clark Gable, to name a few.

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University Richard Vedder’s new book, “Restoring the Promise,” published by the Independent Institute based in Oakland, California, is about the crisis in higher education. He summarizes the three major problems faced by America’s college…

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When police charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with soliciting prostitution, the press said the police rescued sex slaves.

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In a January profile of Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood’s new president, BuzzFeed News reported that she intended to start shifting the organization’s focus away from abortions. Wen repudiated the story at once, saying BuzzFeed had “completely misconstrue[d]” Planned Parenthood’s intentions. “…

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OK, they weren’t supposed to start the trade war until I got back from vacation. And I really have too many kilometers to cover and hills to climb to weigh in on a regular basis or at great length. But since I’m currently sitting in an outdoor café with my coffee and croissant, I thought I m…

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Roberta Alcantar, a Palmdale resident, whose teenage son was fatally struck by a ricocheting bullet when deputies fired at a dog that had attacked one of them, has reached a tentative settlement in her lawsuit against Los Angeles County, court papers show.

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When Steve Beissinger led a team of scientists from UC Berkeley into Southern California’s Mojave Desert, the landscape looked much as it did in photographs taken at the turn of the 20th century by Joseph Grinnell, a famed biologist. But there was one noticeable difference: Many birds were missing.

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President Donald Trump and his supporters often tell us that he is fundamentally a free trader. The current trade war with China, they say, is simply the small price we must pay now for a world of much freer trade tomorrow, when all governments lower their trade barriers in fear of Trump’s h…

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For the last few decades, California’s largest utilities and the state’s Public Utilities Commission have conducted an elaborate kabuki-style dance every two or three years, whenever the utilities applied for general rate increases.

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It’s a cliché to say that someone had a “checkered career.” It’s more appropriate to point out that Rob Rosenstein’s resignation ended a “3D chess game” in his role as United States deputy attorney general.

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Working from IRS transcripts, two New York Times writers have stacked up verifiable evidence that Donald J. Trump, colorful businessman, lost a total of $1.17 billion during the 1985 to 1994 decade.

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What’s the difference between the $2 trillion “infrastructure” plan that Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and President Donald Trump have reportedly agreed to and then-President Barack Obama’s so-called economic “stimulus”? Apart from the fact that the Schumer-Trump proposal is double the Obama p…

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Last week’s column discussed Dr. Thomas Sowell’s newest book “Discrimination and Disparities,” which is an enlarged and revised edition of an earlier version. In this review, I am going to focus on one of his richest chapters titled “Social Visions and Human Consequences.” Sowell challenges …

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“I’m not going to let them bully me out of reporting,” said Tim Pool after recording an Antifa protest where angry activists cursed at him. There might have been violence, but Antifa’s “de-escalation team” protected him, he says.

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PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — A new United Nations report projecting the extinction of one-eighth of all animal and plant species should rattle the cages of any remaining skeptics regarding climate change and the central role humans have played in Earth’s accelerating destruction.

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Two centuries of Japan’s tradition was broken on April 30, when a new emperor, Naruhito, became the first emperor to receive the sacred imperial regalia that represents his rightful succession to the world’s oldest monarchy.

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Another news cycle, another round of anti-Trump hyperventilation, this time over the prospect that the 45th president of the United States won’t leave the White House when it’s time to make way for the 46th.

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I made a bad economic call on election night 2016, predicting a Trump recession. But I quickly realized that political dismay had clouded my judgment, and retracted the call three days later. “It’s at least possible,” I wrote on Nov. 11, 2016, “that bigger budget deficits will, if anything, …

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There’s an inherent conflict of interest that occurs when an agency serves as both a regulator and competitor. Unfortunately, that describes the present state of the Federal Reserve. But rather than reform the agency to eliminate sources of conflict, the Fed is proposing to expand its market…

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One unspoken concept was conspicuously missing the other day, when Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a wildfire mitigation plan he had loudly touted: responsibility. Instead, there were multiple forms of passing the buck.

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WASHINGTON — While constitutional lawyers, ethicists and theologians — in descending order of importance in the abortion debate — have been arguing in the 46 years since the Supreme Court attempted to settle the debate, some technologists have been making a consequential contribution to it.

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ISIS purported leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi disappeared from public view for five years, but in April, he starred in a video released by the Islamic State, sporting a beard that may have been half-colorized.