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October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The nation is paying close attention to the ongoing controversy surrounding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday finds that most voters now agree that the process has turned shameful -- including a surprising number of Democrats.... (more)


October 4, 2018
BYRON YORK — Christine Blasey Ford has no contemporaneous evidence to support her allegation that in 1982, when she was 15, a drunken, 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh forced her onto a bed, tried to undress her, and, when she tried to scream, covered her mouth with his hand. Ford says she told no one about the alleged attack for 30 years.... (more)


October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Just as the perjury case against President Clinton hinged on the definition of the word "is," the leftist campaign to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh as a lying, ice-throwing hothead could depend on how you define "boof." As the sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Kavanaugh remain stubbornly uncorroborated, the Democratic effort to derail his Supreme Court nomination has switched gears to more subjective criticisms of his temperament and descriptions of his youthful partying.... (more)


October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The FBI on Tuesday reportedly interviewed Tim Gaudette, a Georgetown Prep classmate of Brett Kavanaugh's who hosted a July 1, 1982, party referenced on a calendar kept by Mr. Kavanaugh. The party at Mr. Gaudette's home "has become the focus of lawmakers' concerns," The Washington Post reported. Kenneth Eichner, a lawyer for Mr. Gaudette, confirmed the interview but declined further comment, The Post reported.... (more)


October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Leland Keyser stood to be the perfect witness for Christine Blasey Ford by confirming critical events that would bolster her charges against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But she wasn't. She has ended up helping the nominee on two crucial questions as the confirmation process shifts from emotion-filled hearings on Thursday to a one-week FBI investigation.... (more)


October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The White House said Wednesday that President Trump was merely "stating the facts" when he questioned the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault. "He was stating facts that were given during Dr. Ford's testimony," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of the president's comments at a campaign rally in Mississippi. Mr. Trump poked fun at Ms. Blasey Ford's inability to remember key facts about the alleged attack.... (more)


October 4, 2018
ALAN DERSHOWITZ — As a law professor for half a century, I tested the consistency and strength of my students' arguments by constructing thought experiments in the form of challenging hypothetical cases -- we called them hypos. So let's construct one to test the arguments being offered in the Kavanaugh case.... (more)


October 4, 2018
ART MOORE — A consumer fraud case against one of the nation's best-known Muslim advocacy groups, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, will go to trial early next year. A federal court in Washington, D.C., denied a motion by CAIR on Wednesday to dismiss a case brought by five Muslims who claim they were victims of a CAIR staffer who falsely claimed to be an attorney and mishandled their cases.... (more)


October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Ivy League sits in deepest coastal blue, far from the battleground states that could determine which party controls the Senate next year, but that doesn't mean the academics are sitting it out. Faculty and staff at the eight elite universities have contributed more than $190,000 to campaigns of Democrats in eight races rated as toss-ups by professional oddsmakers, according to records. But only one Republican had been blessed by the Ivies as of late last month -- Sen. Ted Cruz, whose bid for re-election in Texas managed to attract $750 from one Yale University librarian.... (more)


October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — CBS contributor and former ABC "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel told CNN's senior media correspondent Brian Stelter that his ratings would "be in toilet" if Donald Trump weren't president. The dis came during a panel discussion Monday for The National Press Club's "The Kalb Report" about the state of journalism under President Trump.... (more)


October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — A U.S. Navy veteran in Utah was arrested Wednesday in connection with suspicious envelopes that were sent to President Donald Trump and top military chiefs. William Clyde Allen III, 39, was taken into custody in in the small northern Utah city of Logan, said Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for the state's U.S. attorney's office. The arrest comes after authorities confirmed an investigation into two envelopes once thought to contain ricin and later found to be castor seeds, the substance from which the poison is derived. They can cause injury if swallowed.... (more)


October 4, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — Consider London as palimpsest: history written upon history upon history. Everywhere the pulsating new overwrites the somnolent old: The twee little mystery objects nestling in a crusty old power station at the Tate Modern, iPhone-carrying barristers wearing wigs out of the 17th century, the aggressive, glassy thrust of the Shard looming over the stolid brick buildings around Borough Market. In the financial district, the most sophisticated banking algorithms execute complex financial transactions, hard by the Tower of London, where kings once executed traitors.... (more)


October 2, 2018
ALAN KEYES — "The ball is going, going, going, high into the center field stands....and it is a home run!" (Tom Manning, calling Game 3 (Yankees vs. Cubs) of the 1932 World Series) Perhaps the most memorable boast in America's history wasn't a matter of words. The Cubs bench hooted laughter and derision as Babe Ruth defiantly pointed his finger to warn his opponents and dramatically predict to all the world what was to come. "On the next pitch, Ruth hit a home run to center field.... it was said to be one of the greatest home runs in history."... (more)


October 1, 2018
SELWYN DUKE — There was something curiously missing from Professor Christine Blasey Ford's Thursday Senate testimony, something quite relevant to her basic claims. Please consider the following segment from her testimony about the alleged (circa) 1982 sexual assault by SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh:... (more)


October 1, 2018
JOAN SWIRSKY — The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus that I attended in my youth showcased acts like the freak show in which people with all sorts of bizarre physical features would attract millions of morbidly curious wide-eyed visitors.But even Tom Thumb and the Siamese twins, the bearded lady and the dog-faced boy, and the head of Medusa that "turned men into stone" had nothing on the oddities of the 2018 circus that billed itself as the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee's Hearing to determine if Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's selection for the Supreme Court, is fit for that august position.... (more)


October 1, 2018
CLIFF KINCAID — Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg withdrew his nomination to the Supreme Court in 1987 after admitting that he had smoked marijuana several times. President Reagan, who nominated him, was embarrassed by the disclosures. But today's conservatives, led by the Never-Trumpers, want President Trump to sink or swim with a proud beer-drinking "conservative" nominee that the Washington insiders in the conservative legal establishment foisted on him without adequate vetting.... (more)


October 1, 2018


October 1, 2018
BLOOMBERG — The U.S. and Canada have agreed on a trade deal that would save the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral bloc, according to three people familiar with the matter.... (more)


September 30, 2018
ALICIA POWE — Throughout history, totalitarianism has been associated with storm troopers, blitzkriegs, and superior firepower, but a bestselling author and filmmaker says it's creeping into American culture, subverting privacy rights, instituting censorship, imposing speech codes, and threatening free elections -- without a government action or a shot being fired.... (more)


September 30, 2018
WORLDNETDAILY — A decade-old flaw has been discovered that would allow for the hacking of a voting tabulator used to count ballots in more than half of the states. The M650 machine manufactured by Election Systems and Software could be infected with a malicious code, according to a report from the Voting Village at DEF CON, a renowned annual hacking conference.... (more)


September 30, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Actor Matt Damon received some glowing praise for his portrayal of an angry Brett Kavanaugh facing senators' questions about sexual assault allegations during the cold open of the 44th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" on NBC.... (more)


September 30, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Thursday's explosive hearing pitting sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh surprisingly changed few minds, according to a new survey. The latest YouGov/Economist survey said that the answers given by over 1,000 poll respondents before and after the hearing were largely the same, a sign that political partisanship is more powerful than the testimony.... (more)


September 29, 2018
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump said Friday he found the testimony by a woman who said she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago to be "very compelling," but added that he'd given no consideration to the idea of nominating someone else. "Not even a little bit," Trump said.... (more)


September 29, 2018
PATRICK J. BUCHANAN — Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court was approved on an 11-10 party-line vote Friday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Yet his confirmation is not assured. Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican of Arizona, has demanded and gotten as the price of his vote on the floor, a week-long delay. And the GOP Senate has agreed to Democratic demands for a new FBI investigation of all credible charges of sexual abuse against the judge.... (more)


September 29, 2018
NEWSMAX — A nation riveted by the Brett Kavanaugh/Christine Blasey Ford hearings on Thursday translated into big audiences for broadcast and cable TV networks. Six major networks providing coverage of the hearings attracted a total of 20.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen. The viewership spanned ABC, CBS and NBC, and three 24-hour news channels: Fox News, MSNBC and CNN.... (more)