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Senior Editor Andrew Ferguson joined C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb for their Q&A series to discuss his career in journalism, the founding of the Weekly Standard, his writing process, and stories from his time on the 2016 campaign trail. Watch the video...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jim Swift | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The Daily Caller's Kerry Picket reports that likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in a speech on Thursday in New York that religious beliefs about abortion "have to be changed." “Far too many women are still denied critical...
From: Weekly Standard | By: John McCormack | Friday, April 24, 2015
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It is not certain that Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, actually said, “The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them,” but if he didn’t, he certainly thought it, and if still around would like to claim that...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Irwin M. Stelzer | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The stakes for the 2016 presidential election are high. Consider this: four Supreme Court justices are 76 or older. "It’s very much at stake in the 2016 election. Four justices are 76 or older. Two, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (82) and Stephen Breyer (76),...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Growing up blind and poor in rural China, Chen Guangcheng had few prospects. Yet before he turned 40, Chen was one of China’s most famous human rights activists, known around the world after he became the subject of a dramatic standoff between the...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Ellen Bork | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Hillary Clinton was the target of a few jokes last night at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C.: "[F]or many Americans, this is still a time of deep uncertainty. For example, I have one friend –- just a few weeks ago, she was...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The Clinton Foundation is now admitting that mistakes were made. "[Y]es, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them, and have taken steps to ensure they don't happen in the future. We are committed...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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It can be hard to say anything nice about a man whose administration would malevolently inflict a traffic jam on residents of the Tristate area, but Governor Chris Christie’s recent proposal aimed at fixing the country’s broken Social Security system...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Delaney Higgins | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol, live from Las Vegas at the Republican Jewish Coalition spring meeting, on the week that was and whether or not Hillary is truly inevitable. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE...
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Last week, a senior Yemeni Houthi official was buried in Beirut. Mohammed Abdel Malik al-Shami, the spiritual leader of the Houthis, had been critically wounded in the March 20 Islamic State suicide bombing of Al Hashahush mosque in Sanaa. He was airlifted...
From: Weekly Standard | By: David Schenker | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Late-night TV host Seth Meyers spent a segment of his program Thursday knocking Peter Schweizer's new book Clinton Cash. The Schweizer book documents the web of conflicts of interest and secretive cash flows that surround the foundations and initiatives...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Friday, April 24, 2015
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The day President Obama believes relevant history began. Rather like the French revolutionaries who decreed that the establishment of their Republic be dated Year I of the French Republic. August 4, 1961 was the day on which Barack Hussein Obama arrived...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Irwin M. Stelzer | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Now that it’s been reported the Comcast-TimeWarner merger talks have collapsed, there will be much ad time to be filled on television and radio (as well as print). At least if you live in the D.C. area, radio commercials are often about impending legislation...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Victorino Matus | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Today is Shakespeare’s 451st birthday. Around the world, performances and recitals will be put on in a host of languages, and in a multitude of countries. There is something in Shakespeare’s art wherein everyone tends to find a positive reflection...
From: Weekly Standard | By: David Bahr | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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The Hillary Clinton campaign is fundraising off new reporting in the Peter Schweizer book Clinton Cash.  "There's a new book out -- written by a former Republican operative with ties to a Koch-funded organization -- that uses allegations and conspiracy...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Kellie Lunney at Government Executive writes, in a report on yesterday’s hearings into mismanagement at the Veterans Affairs Department, that: VA’s inspector general substantiated several allegations during its investigation of the Philadelphia...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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“Oh, Khatcher agha, the killers have come.” Those words were spoken to my grandfather, Khatcher Matosian, with a tap on the back so that he would redirect his gaze. He and relatives had been peering from the rooftops of their Armenian village in...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Stella Morabito | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Fox News reported this morning on the latest news to come from the Clinton Cash book: "Another bombshell set to drop on the growing scandal surrounding the Clintons. Fox News now learning about a direct connection between money flowing to the Clinton...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Friday, April 24, 2015
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I have come back to you from thorny uncertainty. I want you as straight as the sword or the road. But you insist on keeping a nook of shadow I do not want. Good poets do not always write for their time, but this fragment from Pablo Neruda’s The Question...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jaime Daremblum | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Despite issuing statements commemorating the National Days or Independence Days of nearly 170 countries in the past twelve months, Secretary of State John Kerry allowed the 67th anniversary of the establishment of the nation of Israel to pass without...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Friday, April 24, 2015
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