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Featured image • It has finally happened, though it was bound to come to this eventually: University puts TRIGGER WARNING on Orwell’s 1984 George Orwell’s iconic novel 1984, written in 1949 about the horrors of censorship and the threat of authoritarianism, is being censored by a university. The University of Northampton in Orwell’s own England has issued a trigger warning on the book, with staff claiming that the book contains “explicit material” »

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Featured image • I’m not a sports fanatic, but I can’t remember ever seeing a quarterback as relaxed in the passing pocket as Josh Allen was in last night’s thrashing of the Patriots. Apparently a record: no punts, no interceptions, no field goals. Touchdowns on every possession. • This video discussing the Tonga volcano eruption is well worth the eight minutes. Some of the satellite pics and ancillary effects are stunning. (If »

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Featured image • Okay, who had “underwater volcano” on their Bingo card for 2022? • It must be quite difficult to be a New York Times columnist. From today’s Maureen Dowd column: Biden was elected to be Not Trump, to be a comfortable old shoe. He overpromised and underdelivered. People wanted competence and stability and instead we get incompetence and instability. But. . . As hapless as Biden and his coterie are, »

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Featured image • Latest from the Kamala Kollapse Watch: Another Kamala Harris aide quits as claims of turmoil, ‘bullying’ mount Yet another Kamala Harris aide has joined the exodus of staffers leaving the vice president’s office amid claims of turmoil and dysfunction. Vincent Evans, the veep’s deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, has quit to take on a role on Capitol Hill, CNBC reported Wednesday. Evans is departing the VP’s office »

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Featured image • Behold, the latest profundity since Kamala Harris learned about “fweedom” on a school bus as a young lass: When you see deep thoughts like this, you know you’re in the presence of no ordinary mind. File under “The Banality of Kamala Harris.” Where is Hannah Arendt when we really need her? • Just. Say. No: • I’m having trouble seeing the downside here. Seems to me a lot of »

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Featured image • Okay, this supply-chain disruption business is really getting out of hand: McDonald’s to ration French fries in Japan McDonald’s is being forced to take medium and large-sized fries off the menu in its 2,900 locations across Japan — because potatoes are in short supply, the fast-food giant said Tuesday. Japanese consumers will no longer be able to order the larger-sized side with their Big Macs starting Friday. I’ve been saying for »

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Featured image • Remember stories like this from the 1990s (or for that matter from 1980 about Reagan, age 69 at the time)? Remember all the stories like this last year about 77-year-old Joe Biden? Me neither. • Mark Perry has struck again, finding that Ohio State University—I mean, THE Ohio State University—has a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI, but really “DIE” if you arrange the letters accurately) staff of 132, with »

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Featured image • Just when you think the Climatista Cult can’t get any crazier (like just yesterday), naturally it does: 70% of Americans experiencing climate change anxiety and depression, survey finds SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A new survey shows that 70% of Americans are now very or somewhat worried about global warming as more and more of them show signs of anxiety or depression as a result of that worry. Noah Oderberg »

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Featured image • See if you can spot the irony in this news story (I’ll help by putting it in boldface): Boston school principal left unconscious, hospitalized after alleged attack by student A principal of a Boston public school was left unconscious and hospitalized on Wednesday after she was allegedly attacked by a 16-year-old female student in front of other staff and students, according to reports. Patricia Lampron, 61, the principal at »

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Featured image • So the latest lie the Bidenauts want us to swallow is that a tax on “unrealized” capital gains would only apply to billionaires. Do they really think we’ll believe this? That’s what the taxers said about the Alternative Minimum Tax in 1969: originally applied to only 155 taxpayers, it eventually applied to 5.1 million taxpayers. If they pass this, they’re going to get some of my unrealized anger. For »

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Featured image • Rats. I totally missed out that yesterday was “International Pronouns Day.” Our State Department is on it! • It is a handy axiom that liberals call you a racist whenever they are about to lose an argument (which is why they throw the charge around so often). And then along comes Phoebe A. Cohen, professor of geosciences and department chair at Williams College, who commented in a New York »

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Featured image • Does anyone think that in the entire NFL over the last decade Jon Gruden is the only senior person who expressed impure thoughts on email or other internet media? As usual, the Babylon Bee has this covered accurately: • Speaking of the Bee, its latest scoop is exposing that The Atlantic magazine’s Emma Green really is as vapid as most everyone else in the mainstream media. Green interviewed Bee impresario »

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Featured image • Leave it to the media to find another cohort of “bitter clingers”—in this case, people who actually want to keep the lights on at a reasonable cost: JAKARTA (Reuters) – Even as Indonesia wins cautious praise from some green groups for ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions, the world’s biggest exporter of thermal coal shows no sign of weaning itself off the polluting fuel any time soon. Reality check: »

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Featured image • Don’t look now, but many institutions are collapsing under the unsustainable weight of smug leftism. First item: late night television. Fifty million Americans tuned in to Johnny Carson’s last appearance on The Tonight Show. Today, his Tonight Show successor, along with the egregious Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on CBS, barely have 2 million viewers on a good night, and are now being beaten in the late night »

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Featured image • The Saturday essay in tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal review section will be an excerpt from the forthcoming Peter Bergen book on The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden, and one passage has this curious detail: [bin Laden] explained that killing President Barack Obama was a high priority, but he also had General David Petraeus, at that time the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, in his sights. Bin Laden told »

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Featured image • News item and Feel Good Story of the Day: The Atlantic is set to lose another $10 million this year after losing $20 million last year despite a surge in subscriptions during the coronavirus pandemic and 2020 presidential election, according to a new report. • Recent headline in The Atlantic: It’s a wonder they aren’t losing $25 million. • Speaking of The Atlantic, kept afloat by Steve Jobs’s widow Laurene Powell »

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Featured image • Lately I’ve been dipping into the great memoirs of Raymond Moley again. Moley was FDR’s closest confidante early from the governor’s mansion in Albany and into the White House in 1933. In fact, Moley wrote most of FDR’s very problematic First Inaugural Address (but not the much more problematic Commonwealth Club Address). Moley broke with FDR after 1936, appalled by where he thought the New Deal had gone badly »