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Camp of the Saints, Stateside

In early June, border agents near San Diego did what they do a lot these days. They collared two previously deported sex criminals who had re-entered the United States illegally. Both men were convicted of sex crimes against children,

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Call It ‘Gender Insanity’

The girls aren’t signing up for combat roles in the Marines Corps as fast as the sisterhood would like, NPR reports.

The Marines will begin training the first women for ground combat jobs in June. But it could be

White Out
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White Out

Hand it to Ann Coulter and Donald Trump: They know how to send the left into an apoplectic conniption.  Coulter’s contribution to the left’s unhinged tantrum is her book on immigration, ¡Adios America!: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country

UVA: Facts Versus the Left’s Narrative
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UVA: Facts Versus the Left’s Narrative

For a news professional, it is hard to say which is more discouraging: that Rolling Stone published an imaginary tale of gang rape from a crazy college girl without double-checking her story, or that no one at Rolling Stone was

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Eternal Dividends

No one could accuse  M. Stanton Evans, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at age 80 on March 3, of becoming a professional conservative.  He was a trailblazing conservative, having been there, for instance, when William F. Buckley, Jr.,

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Rolling Stone Gathered No Facts

Last month, Rolling Stone published a story entitled A Rape on Campus, which described a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie during a party at a University of Virginia fraternity house, the University’s failure to respond to this

Fallen Hero
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Fallen Hero

“Let the bloodbath begin.”

That was how my old friend, longtime conservative journalist and Chronicles contributor John Lofton, who shuffled off this mortal coil last month, opened the discussion at Pat Buchanan’s house in 1987 when Pugnacious Pat was contemplating

The God With Feet of Clay
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The God With Feet of Clay

Liberty: The God That Failed is Christopher Ferrara’s second 90-caliber salvo against liberalism, left and right.  His first, The Church and the Libertarian: A Defense of the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Man, Economy, and State, smashed the anti-Christian dogma

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The Military’s War on Nature

If the Beltway right has any confidence it can win the culture war, the latest news from River City should shatter that illusion.  Departing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has declared war on nature.  Military women will now serve in combat. 

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Wymyn Don’t Wyn

The girly-men at the New York Times and a perpetually aggrieved feminist you’ve never heard of finally got what they wanted.

In August, Augusta National Country Club, home of the storied Masters Tournament, finally admitted two women: Condoleezza Rice, a

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SCOTUS v. U.S.

By the time you read this, nine Americans may well have declared the United States a nonentity.

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court was supposed to decide on the constitutionality of Arizona’s SB 1070, the now-famous law that sought to

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Here Comes the Parade

This past summer, a headline appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal: “Kentucky terrorist arrests shouldn’t jeopardize refugee program, advocates say.”  The first paragraph ran: “As U.S. authorities recheck intelligence gathered on refugees, resettlement agencies say the arrest of two suspected

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Execution Not Delayed

“Viva Mexico!  Viva Mexico!”  As he spoke those words, murderer and rapist Humberto Leal felt the gush of pentobarbital run into his arm.

Like the late, lamented Mexican hero José Ernesto Medellín, whom Texas executed in 2008, Leal and his

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Our Alien Victims

If only Roger Barnett had known the courts would lynch him for defending himself.  Or maybe he did know and still decided to stand his ground.  Either way, the owner of the Cross Rail Ranch in Douglas, Arizona, on the

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Latino Fretting

Two days before Christmas, Edward Schumacher-Matos, a scribe for the Washington Post, worked himself into a lather because he believes the GOP is doomed at the ballot box unless it accommodates “Latino” concerns, mainly on immigration.

Schumacher-Matos is wrong. 

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What’s in a Name?

Time was, when someone used the term American, or Canadian, Briton, or German, you knew what he meant.  The man or woman in question was white and had a name such as Smith, Jones, or Muller. 

Anarcho—Utopia Revisited
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Anarcho—Utopia Revisited

Several years back, I was a contributor to the eponymous website of Lew Rockwell, founder of the libertarian Ludwig Von Mises Institute at Auburn University.  In addition to publishing my syndicated column, the site also permitted me access to its

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War Against the South

You have to wonder when they’re going to start digging up Confederate graves and tearing down the statues of R.E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.  Until then, it seems, the campaign against the Confederacy and the Old South will not be

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What Consequences?

A consistent trait of ideologues is the failure to see the consequences of their ideologies.  Thus it is with antiwar movement’s defense of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged author of the notorious 90,000-page dump of classified military documents on

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Driving Home Their Point

A recent story in the Press-Enterprise of Riverside, California, gives the lie to the notion that illegal aliens are just here “to do the jobs Americans won’t do” and are largely a law-abiding class of the downtrodden, shifting where they

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Democrats and Jihadists: A Love Affair

The Beltway Right is a comical farce.  But like the blind squirrel that occasionally finds an acorn, it is right about one thing: Liberal Democrats simply cannot be trusted on national security.  That truth was no more apparent than in

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Deo Vindice

No sooner did Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell issue his proclamation declaring April Confederate History Month than the ideological canister fire began.

The proclamation is “incendiary,” huffed the Washington Post.  “Obnoxious,” sniffed historian James Mc­Pher­son.  “Mind-boggling,” griped former governor Douglas

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Ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

If you want to know why it isn’t a bright idea to permit homosexuals to serve openly in the military, consider the subject of “snorkeling.”

That, according to The Atlantic, was one of Rep. Eric Massa’s occupation specialties as

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Dominion Mosque

If the definition of a liberal is a person who won’t take his own side in a fight, Adam Ebbin and Kaye Kory, Democrats who represent Virginia’s 49th and 38th districts in the commonwealth’s House of Delegates, should have their

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Bad Whitey 101, Second Semester

The University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development has declared that all prospective teachers must be taught that some teachers are too white, too rich, too privileged, and too oppressive.

This announcement recalls the shenanigans at the University

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Janie’s Got a Gun

The bodies were barely cold at Ft. Hood when Slate.com writer William Saletan unlimbered his guns.  It is, he announced, time for the military to lift its policy exempting women from combat.  His reason?  A female civilian cop, Sgt. Kimberly

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Obama and the Army of Sodom

Homosexuals coast-to-coast have been doing the slow burn in the past few months because their jug-eared leader, Barack Obama, has delayed fulfilling a key campaign promise: to scrap the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule.  The policy is actually federal

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Fairabia

Most Americans wouldn’t like it if they knew that a foreign government had built a school in the United States which teaches hatred of Americans and their country.  Indeed, most Americans wouldn’t like it if they knew a foreign government

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Another Republican Retreats

It’s hard to know whether the dirty bomb the Washington Post detonated two months before the Virginia gubernatorial election will affect the outcome of the race.  The Post dropped it August 30, instead of October 10 or 15, when it

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They Got Away With It

Nearing the third anniversary of their crime, the remaining members of the Jena Six at long last admitted what anyone with any sense knew: They are guilty as charged.

The leader of the pack, Mychal Bell, had already confessed to

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Illegal—Alien Shutdown

The bigger the infestation, an exterminator will tell you, the harder the pest is to eliminate.  Thus it is with illegal aliens, and one recent event illustrates that the infestation is so pervasive, it may be well-nigh impossible to stop.

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A Time to Sue

After years of complaining about liability lawsuits against doctors and businessmen that award millions to plaintiffs and enrich unscrupulous lawyers, conservatives may finally have a few lawsuits they can support.  Across the country, victims of illegal-alien crime are filing suit

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Su Rancho Es Mi Rancho

Reading the newspapers, I wonder which straw will break the camel’s back when it comes to illegal immigration.  What will finally cause Americans to rise up and take back their country?  The tenth family killed by an illegal-alien drunk driver? 

Immigration and Marriage in America
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Immigration and Marriage in America

Listening to the news media, you’d think that Americans simply don’t understand marriage.  One in two marriages fails.  Public schools peddle theories about “alternative families” with such textbooks as Heather Has Two Mommies.  Single women run hither and yon

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Bad Hombre Gets His

Only one thing would have been more gratifying than watching a filthy scumbag like José Ernesto Medellín wince as he felt the chilling gush of sodium thiopental run into his arm.  That would have been watching him wiggle like a

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Old Dominion, R.I.P.

In the last 38 years, Virginia has evolved from being the “Mother of Presidents” to the “Mother of Foreigners.”  That is the upshot of the latest hodgepodge of data from the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center.  Now, without reading

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Bad Whitey 101

In this space in the June issue, readers learned about a flock of students from the American Studies program at Randolph College who flapped off to the Chicken Ranch Brothel in Nevada to study the profundities of the cathouse.  They

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A.B.S. In Brothelology

When I read about the carnal and scatological monkeyshines at American universities, I wonder where the American professoriate gets the nerve to call what they impart “higher education.”

What it is, of course, is lower education, and a prime example

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The Speech

It was by all accounts reminiscent of the Rev. Dr. King himself and even—dare we say it?—of the Great Emancipator.  Yet whatever its emotive puissance, Barack Hussein Obama’s recent oration on race was reminiscent of King and Lincoln in more

Jack Bauer, Agent of Anarcho-Tyranny, U.S.A.
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Jack Bauer, Agent of Anarcho-Tyranny, U.S.A.

Jack Bauer is an American hero—of sorts.  He tortures suspects.  And executes them.  And decapitates them.  “I’m gonna need a hacksaw,” he famously declared after dispatching a pervert who knew the men behind a planned nuclear attack on Los Angeles.