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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>HEALTH: December 5, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Tyrrell.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>Do you spend much time reading the Journal of the American Medical Association? I must say I do not. Perhaps that is because I exercise regularly, eat nutritious meals, avoid drinking to excess and put in a 40-hour workweek &mdash; well, actually, a bit more than that, but I enjoy my work. At times, my work would more properly be described as recreational. One more thing: I took Pascal&rsquo;s bet a long time ago. What was his bet? Well, if one lives a good life, a life that the Almighty would approve of, why not go all in? Why not believe in the Almighty? That is what old Pascal came up with.</p>\n<p> A RECENT report in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that an increasing number of Americans could improve their health by taking Pascal&rsquo;s famous bet and all that it entails. According to the Journal, Americans are falling behind the industrialized world in terms of longevity. Our longevity has declined for the past three years, and, according to the compilers of the report &mdash; Virginia Commonwealth University&rsquo;s Steven Woolf and Eastern Virginia Medical School&rsquo;s Heidi Schoomaker &mdash; the problem goes back to the 1980s. They lay the causes of a loss in longevity to obesity, alcoholism, drugs and suicide. In other words, they put the blame on life choices.<br />\n Moreover, there is not much the medical corps can do to solve the problem. Writes Daniel Flynn in The American Spectator&rsquo;s newsletter Spectator A.M., &ldquo;This decline in life expectancy coincides with a massive increase in healthcare spending.&rdquo; Flynn suggests that we look for the cure for declining longevity elsewhere. American lives lack meaning, he writes, and he goes on, &ldquo;People fill the void by drinking, doing drugs, and overeating. When they come to see a hole at the bottom of the void that means to them that nothing can ever quench the thirst, they cease the search for meaning in their life and take action to end it.&rdquo; He concludes, &ldquo;A doctor cannot cure the kind of sickness from which Americans increasingly suffer.&rdquo; Who can cure it? A social worker? A gifted psychiatrist? A rabbi, minister or priest?</p>\n<p> I DO NOT know what Flynn would prescribe, but I suggest a worldly philosopher and man of science: Blaise Pascal. He lived from 1623 to 1662. Pascal argued that, whether God exists or not, a rational person should live as though God does exist and try to believe in Him while abiding by His laws, as the laws are handed down from the Old and New Testaments. His famous bet was based on the idea of the Christian God. Yet it is applicable to many religions. If God does indeed exist, the rational person gains infinitely; for instance, he gains Heaven. If God does not exist, the rational person has lost nothing. Pascal&rsquo;s argument is said to be an appeal to self-interest as opposed to an appeal to the evidence. I say it is the first giant step in believing in the existence of a just God. After taking this step, one can consider the more complicated arguments for the existence of God &mdash; for instance, those of St. Thomas Aquinas.<br />\n Choosing a dissolute lifestyle has always struck me as a painful waste of time, particularly when there are so many productive and interesting things to do in a free society like ours. Consider President Donald Trump. He has made a lot of money and become president of the United States on his first run for the presidency. He neither drinks nor avails himself to tobacco. Now, one need not go to extremes &mdash; not that I would say there is anything extreme about Donald. An occasional drink is perfectly acceptable, and a thick cigar is acceptable, too, particularly for the male of the species. Moreover, I wouldn&rsquo;t always turn my back on dessert, and eating moderately is advised in all circumstances, especially if one wants to avoid joint replacement, heart disease, diabetes and dozens of other time-consuming and life-threatening diseases. As for suicide, it is a life choice that almost always ends badly. I would not even consider it.<br />\n I suggest the alcoholics, the drug users and the obese who find life not worth living consider Pascal&rsquo;s strategy and acquire the professional services of a good rabbi, minister or priest.</p>\n<p> THIS brings to mind those who are in the service of the Lord. The recent findings of the Journal of the American Medical Association tell us there are people out there in dire need of your help. Instead of marching for peace or to save the planet, why not spend some time with an alcoholic, a drug addict or someone terminally overweight? I think Pascal would agree with me. Those suffering in such situations greatly need you. The world can come later.</p>\n', created = 1576397896, expire = 1576484296, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:9adaee2cfedc61f45c4a1a08019f5eab' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>IMPEACHMENT: October 31, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Tyrrell.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>It has taken a long time, but finally the Justice Department is training its guns on what heretofore was unthinkable, unless you&rsquo;re a career civil libertarian.</p>\n<p> FOR YEARS, the civil libertarians have been warning us that the Intelligence Community posed a threat to democracy as we know it in the United States. Every so often, they would point to some excess of the FBI or the CIA and tell us that the lights were going out in democratic America. Does not the Washington Post run atop its front page the maudlin line &ldquo;Democracy Dies in Darkness&rdquo;?<br />\n Well, the darkness descended upon Donald Trump the moment he decided to run for president. The FBI and CIA, in cahoots with Hillary Clinton and those popularizing the infamous &ldquo;dossier&rdquo; she financed, threw a blanket of darkness over his campaign.<br />\n Late last week, we learned that what had been a Justice Department administrative review has suddenly become much more serious. It has become a criminal inquiry. That means the Justice Department believes there is sufficient evidence that a crime has been committed.<br />\n Now, the prosecutor in charge, John Durham, will have the power to subpoena witnesses&rsquo; testimony and documents. He can convene a grand jury and file criminal charges. My guess is he has already convened a grand jury.<br />\n Durham and Attorney General William Barr have been looking into the origins of the Obama administration&rsquo;s spying on Trump. Just how did it begin? And who exactly started it? They are clearly unsettled by the answers they have found so far.<br />\n My colleague George Neumayr and I have been studying the Obama administration&rsquo;s spying on Trump for over three years. While most of the mainstream media searched desperately for a smoking gun carried by one of President Trump&rsquo;s people or even by the president himself, we looked elsewhere. We looked at the politicized atmosphere within the FBI and the CIA. We even looked at British intelligence. No one else seemed interested, but we found evidence of criminal misbehavior by former CIA Director John Brennan, former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and former FBI Director James Comey.<br />\n On March 23, 2018, we published the following: &ldquo;While Brennan&rsquo;s recklessness is obviously of no interest to the media, it is provoking increasing concern among government investigators, who are looking at a range of his abuses &mdash; from leaks to perjury to the outsourcing of spying on Trump to foreigners under the guise of &lsquo;intelligence-sharing.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p>\n<p> AND WE went on: &ldquo;A member of the intelligence community tells (us) that he was approached by FBI investigators inquiring about Brennan&rsquo;s improprieties at the CIA. He was startled to hear them venting aloud about Brennan&rsquo;s practice of using British intelligence officials to spy on the Trump campaign, including American contractors hired by the British who were working from the 12th floor of a building in Crystal City, Virginia, and an NSA building in San Antonio, Texas. Brennan, they fumed, was using British intelligence agents so that he could deny, if asked, that he had spied on the Trump campaign.&rdquo;<br />\n Now if you will remember, President Trump claimed that the Obama administration had bugged Trump Tower. The chattering class raged about this claim for months. But we now know Trump was right. Comey had sitting on his desk warrants &mdash; through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act &mdash; on Carter Page, Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn that gave him the power to reach into Trump Tower and intercept their communications. Seized with Trump derangement syndrome, the three stooges &mdash; Brennan, Clapper and Comey &mdash; had convinced themselves that Trump, a sui generis American businessman known for his patriotism, was a plant for the Russians.<br />\n Psychologists would call such a far-fetched notion a case of projection. It was Brennan, after all, who famously voted for Gus Hall, the Soviet plant who ran for president in the 1970s.<br />\n The most perverse irony in all of this is that the American officials who bleated the loudest about &ldquo;malicious actors interfering in the election&rdquo; presided over a government that actually did. It was members of the U.S. government who spied upon Trump&rsquo;s campaign and sought to sabotage it through entrapment schemes and criminal leaks. It was Brennan who turned to foreigners for dirt on Trump to throw the election. They failed, but not for lack of trying. Just ask Harry Reid, who has noted Brennan&rsquo;s &ldquo;ulterior motive&rdquo; for briefing him on Crossfire Hurricane before Election Day.</p>\n<p> IN THE coming days, we will learn much more about this audacious mischief, first through the report of Inspector General Michael Horowitz detailing FISA abuses and then through Durham&rsquo;s findings, which could result in a raft of indictments. Brace for impact, lefties. It is going to be a bumpy year ahead.</p>\n', created = 1576397897, expire = 1576484297, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:e0caddff9e05476185c72b8786faa383' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>RELIGION: October 25, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Tyrrell.gif\" /></p>\n<p>The insistence on the separation of church and state has taken a draconian leap. Not only is religion to be extirpated from all government activity; even the public mention of religion is to be frowned upon.</p>\n<p> CERTAINLY, the mention of religion in a public setting is to be frowned upon if one is a government official. That is what we learned a couple of weeks ago when Attorney General William Barr spoke at the University of Notre Dame Law School.<br />\n He spoke on the place of religion in public life. Had he spoken out on the prevalence of concussions on the Notre Dame football field, his remarks would have gone down better. He might then have gone on to remark on the value of redesigned football helmets in lowering the incidence of head injuries. But Barr addressed the state of religion in our lives and the forces that are arrayed against religion, for instance: the forces of the militant atheists, the nihilists and the secularists, the last of whom really do not give a d--n. These secularists do know which way the wind is blowing, and they are with the wind.<br />\n Barr believes the wind is blowing against religion, and he is speaking up against the drive to continue deemphasizing religion from public life. He wants an open discussion of what the Founding Fathers thought about religion. George Washington believed our Christian values were supported by the Constitution and were essential to keeping the Constitution strong. John Adams thought, &ldquo;Our Constitution was made for only a moral and religious People.&rdquo; Yet such thoughts ignited a prairie fire of hysteria from our cosmopolitan nonbelievers.<br />\n William McGurn, in a thoughtful column in last week&rsquo;s Wall Street Journal, gathered up a sampling of the hysteria. Paul Krugman of the New York Times accused Barr of &ldquo;religious bigotry,&rdquo; charging him with &ldquo;pogrom type speech.&rdquo; Richard Painter tweeted that Barr&rsquo;s speech sounded like an installment of &ldquo;The Handmaid&rsquo;s Tale&rdquo; and reminded him of &ldquo;vintage Goebbels.&rdquo; Painter must watch a lot of old-time documentaries on the Hitler Channel. Finally, a retired Army colonel, once chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, told Joy Reid at MSNBC that the attorney general is &ldquo;Torquemada in a business suit.&rdquo; Some people will say anything to get on television, even seldom-viewed television.</p>\n<p> WHATEVER did Barr say? Well, actually, he said a lot. He said, &ldquo;The fact is that no secular creed has emerged capable of performing the role of religion&rdquo; to back up our laws and fortify our Constitution. And he went on: &ldquo;What we call &lsquo;values&rsquo; today are really nothing more than mere sentimentality, still drawing on the vapor trails of Christianity.&rdquo; Now that is a line worth savoring.<br />\n To Barr, American government relies upon citizens with strong Judeo-Christian beliefs that would allow them to be self-governing. He went on: &ldquo;This is really what was meant by &lsquo;self-government&rsquo;. In short, in the Framers&rsquo; view, free government was only suitable and sustainable for a religious people -- a people who recognized that there was a transcendent moral order antecedent to both the state and man-made law and who had the discipline to control themselves according to those enduring principles.&rdquo; Such asseverations rile up the disbelievers and those who have no belief in God whatsoever. They want to move against the believers and have been amazingly successful in moving against them. How can this confrontation be resolved?<br />\n At times such as these, I turn to the philosopher Sidney Hook. Unfortunately, Sidney is no longer with us, but he wrote many books, and we know where he stands on religious liberty. He was an agnostic, but he trusted the Judeo-Christian ethic.</p>\n<p> ONE DAY, as Sidney walked through the New York Athletic Club lobby with me on one side and the aforementioned Bill McGurn on the other, he explained to us why he did not believe in God. He paused, looked up to the heavens and said, &ldquo;I have studied the question for years. God, you did not provide me with the evidence.&rdquo; But that did not mean he would oppose Attorney General Barr. Sidney knew that the Constitution supplied safeguards for both sides in this dispute. It is unfortunate that our atheist friends cannot trust the Constitution. In trying to eliminate all references to religion in public life, they are treading a dangerous course. It is lucky for them they have an attorney general such as Bill Barr to protect their right to dissent and the rights of others.</p>\n', created = 1576397897, expire = 1576484297, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:1eeae568e6483a4426dec840620e1ba8' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: October 17, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Tyrrell.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>The members of what was once called the &ldquo;party of conscience&rdquo; &mdash; that is to say, the Democratic Party &mdash; have denounced President Donald Trump for his sallies into vulgarity. Well, hear, hear! I am with you all the way, fellows and fellowesses! Let us resist the temptation to sound like shock jocks on the campaign trail. Yet, I don&rsquo;t think Trump is at the heart of the problem.</p>\n<p> I HAVE NOT heard of the Republican National Committee caution the president against using crude, back-alley language while campaigning. It is the Democratic National Committee that has repeatedly had to caution its candidates for high office against vile language, and I am not talking about some dirty-mouthed candidate from some remote congressional seat. I am talking about the Democratic National Committee cautioning its top-tier presidential candidates against using foul language that runs athwart Federal Communications Commission guidelines.<br />\n Some weeks ago, ABC News, which broadcasted the debate aired in Houston on Sept. 12, cautioned the Democratic presidential candidates to &ldquo;avoid cursing or expletives in accordance with federal law and FCC guidelines.&rdquo; Has any previous network broadcaster felt obliged to issue such a warning? That night, things went OK, but since then, the F-bomb has been flying &mdash; most notably from the mouth of young Beto O&rsquo;Rourke. Other even cruder formulations have been heard from Democrats, and again the Democratic National Committee has felt called upon to urge its presidential candidates to tone it down.<br />\n Remember, this is 2019. Many of the Democratic candidates are women. They are supposedly the keepers of American virtue. What would Eleanor Roosevelt say? What about Jackie Kennedy? Back in their day, I&rsquo;d imagine, if a Democratic presidential candidate let fly the F-word, the men in the white coats would come calling.<br />\n The Democrats such as Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand (recently retired from the presidential field) are political stars of the #MeToo movement. They are dampening sexual ardor among adults in the office space &mdash; and, I assume, on park benches &mdash; while introducing crude, back-alley language in pursuit of the presidency. This is just one of the contradictions that the Democratic Party embraces. Has anyone ever been elected because of his or her fluency with four-letter words? Has a whole field of candidates ever rushed to demonstrate its fluency with four-letter words as our Democrats have?</p>\n<p> AS A historian, as a presidential historian &mdash; remember my scholarship on the Clintons &mdash; I will tell you that never in all the years of our history has practically the entire upper tier of a major political party had to be cautioned against vulgarity by the party&rsquo;s professionals. For that matter, I am not sure that the Communist Party of the USA had to issue such a warning to its candidates. George Wallace was innocent of even a hint of such language. We have had some world-class demagogues such as Huey Long and &ldquo;Pitchfork Ben&rdquo; Tillman, but they never used the obscene language that the present field of Democratic presidential aspirants uses.<br />\n What has come over the Democratic Party? Well, I think I shall ask my friend Donald Trump the next time I see him. He obviously understands the Democrats best. He has fashioned a political strategy and a parlance that brings out the worst in these amateurs. In their whole field, which once numbered almost 30 candidates, there is not a statesman among them. They have no dignity, no restraint and no feel for the American people. Before his 2016 campaign, Donald had never run in a political race in his life. He found himself running in 2016 against the woman that Bill Clinton boasted of as the &ldquo;most qualified person for the position.&rdquo; Donald beat her fair and square, and ever since, the Democrats have been grumbling, &ldquo;No fair.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> IT NOW appears that the Democrats within the government even tried to snatch the election away from Donald, a historic first. My agents within the government tell me that indictments are going to be filed, and one will be for John Brennan, the former director of the CIA. More will be coming. If this is true, hold on to your toupee.</p>\n', created = 1576397897, expire = 1576484297, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:ae9558877dc9723e2521ba6ad3759f0a' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>ACADEMIA: October 10, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Tyrrell.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>What a weekend it was! The soft gentle air of early autumn was upon us. Sweater weather. Straw hat weather. Perfect weather to be on campus with a convivial crowd of like-minded friends taking in a Saturday afternoon football game &mdash; and for me, something more. It was another episode in my long-standing reconnoitering of college life, always done incognito with a smile on my face and a pen and pad nearby to record the continued decline of a once-great American institution, the American university.</p>\n<p> I ALWAYS stay at the main university hotel, right in the heart of campus life. I always wear the home team&rsquo;s colors so as not to rouse suspicion. Most importantly, I never tell anyone what I&rsquo;m doing. That is to say, I&rsquo;m doing counterespionage work against an enemy even more dangerous than the mainstream media. In fact, this enemy is the mainstream media&rsquo;s main source of nonsense: the professoriate. What is going on in the women&rsquo;s studies programs, the black studies programs, the vegetarian studies programs and all the other non-studies programs that have taken over from the humanities and rendered university life so trivial?<br />\n I encountered an inkling of the problem before even entering the university bookstore or a classroom or encountering a real-life prof. I had checked into my hotel and stepped out with my wife to reconnoiter the nearby pub, where we encountered two gray-haired ladies. I would call them spinsters. My wife noted that the air coming from an open window nearby was chilly, which she liked, having just arrived from Washington, where the air was muggy. One of the women &mdash; an uninvited interlocutor &mdash; interrupted my wife&rsquo;s reverie to tell us that the cool air was the result of climate change. Egad! Moreover, our uninvited interlocutor continued, the inclement weather would continue and get worse. She was confident of this because she had studied for three years in &mdash; hold on to your toupee &mdash; Vietnam. I believe it is still called Communist Vietnam by us &ldquo;deplorables.&rdquo;<br />\n I thought to call her an idiot and was searching for an inoffensive way of putting it when she interrupted my thoughts once again. She proclaimed that Donald Trump and Mike Pence would soon be removed from office and replaced by Nancy Pelosi, who would choose Elizabeth Warren as her vice president. That would solve climate change and much, much more. I kid thee not. Such people stalk the college campuses of our great country quite freely and volunteer their version of breaking news bereft of any introduction whatsoever.</p>\n<p> NEEDLESS TO say, on most campuses I visit, I have my spies on duty all year long, and this campus &mdash; which shall remain unidentified &mdash; is no different. From my spies on campus, I have discovered the humanities are experiencing a comeback. Students and their parents are discovering that students who graduate with a degree in, say, literature or philosophy or history are more likely to land ready employment than people who have degrees in identity studies, the reason being that students with humanities degrees have developed the capacity to think clearly and critically, as opposed to those who in identity studies can only regurgitate the biases that their professors spoon-feed them.<br />\n What&rsquo;s more, identity studies are one of the major reasons we have so few influential professors on university campuses today. In an age gone by, we had learned and authoritative professors of history, say Arthur Schlesinger Jr.; literature, say Lionel Trilling; philosophy, say Allan Bloom; and many, many more. The universities they taught at were influential and respected seats of learning. Today, they are in decline, though my spies now report there is reason for hope.<br />\n Well, I shall get back to you next year to tell you how my spies on campus are doing. My trip to the unnamed campus does remind me of one of my favorite pranks committed in times gone by.<br />\n In the early days of The American Spectator, we devised a scholarly debate to be held at Indiana University, pitting me against renowned professor Rudolph Montag of Columbia University. Some 250 students and faculty turned out for the debate, avid for seeing me taken apart by the youngish and celebrated prof. They sat in rapt attention as Montag pummeled me with one tut-tut after another. The trouble was Montag never said much more than tut-tut or tsk-tsk.</p>\n<p> IN TRUTH, the students and some faculty members at a major university sat attentively and watched a 28-year-old college dropout gibber on stage for 10 minutes until relief came when Montag received a pie to the face from one of our co-conspirators. The truth came out the next day when the dean of students at IU called the dean of students at Columbia to apologize for how badly Columbia&rsquo;s star prof was treated while at IU. The Columbia dean reported that Montag did not exist at Columbia.<br />\n More people than Montag had pie on their faces that day.</p>\n', created = 1576397897, expire = 1576484297, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:5dfe8c53ad56082bf8dcd73fb1e42da4' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>IMPEACHMENT: October 3, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Tyrrell.gif\" /></p>\n<p>How is the Democrats&rsquo; impeachment inquiry going to turn out? Well, we&rsquo;ve already been through the impeachment inquiry, though it was called by another name. It was called the collusion inquiry, and it turned out as most conservatives said it was going to turn out. They said there was no evidence, and Robert Mueller, who conducted the official inquiry, found no evidence. By the way, I insist that Mueller is an honorable man. His service to the country was notable. In my opinion, he is a hero in this epic battle between President Donald Trump and the Democrats. Will there be another hero?</p>\n<p> THE IMPEACHMENT inquiry will proceed along the lines the collusion inquiry followed. After each leak, each new accusation, even after each new twist and turn of the collusion proceedings, the left celebrated and then quieted down. Why did they quiet down? Because the conservatives were right with their rejoinder: &ldquo;There is no evidence.&rdquo; There will be no evidence found for impeachment either. Why?<br />\n Well, I am one American, though I&rsquo;m sure there are many more, who&rsquo;s looking for a fair-minded and objective arbiter to come to a sober conclusion about President Trump&rsquo;s July call to newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Had President Trump done anything wrong? Had he committed an impeachable act by mentioning former Vice President Joe Biden to President Zelensky?<br />\n Naturally, I scoured all the major newspapers&rsquo; editorial pages. I even consulted the cable news&rsquo; howling heads. Incidentally, I noticed that the New York Times has been leavening its editorials with pictures to be certain all its readers &mdash; even nonreaders &mdash; get the point of its editorials. President Trump was, of course pictured on the Times&rsquo; editorial page. He looked very angry.</p>\n<p> AT ANY RATE, after my extensive review, I settled on the Wall Street Journal. It is critical of the president and of the Democrats and even of the whistleblower. Yet, the Journal was fair. In the first paragraph of its editorial, it said: &ldquo;The news is that Mr. Trump was telling the truth about (his telephone call). The conversation was largely routine diplomacy, and even the reference to Joe Biden was less than promoted by the press. Good luck persuading Americans that this is an impeachable offense.&rdquo; In other words, the transcript of President Trump&rsquo;s call to the Ukrainian leader revealed no evidence.<br />\n The Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry for which there is no evidence. And what will the Democrats do after the government establishes there is no evidence for impeachment, just as there was no evidence of collusion? I have no idea, but you can be sure the Democrats will be off on a new investigation of the president if they manage to maintain their edge in the House of Representatives. For this is their new innovation in constitutional government. The Democratic House of Representatives no longer legislates. That is pass&eacute;. It now investigates.<br />\n Whatever the Democrats do with their investigations, they will hit a stonewall when they take their impeachment to the Republican-controlled Senate. So let me pick up on a point I inched forward in this column on Aug. 7. There is an angry woman living in Chappaqua, New York, who very much wants another crack at the presidency. She has been called the Inevitable One in two, alas, failed presidential attempts. She has been referred to as the best-prepared person ever to run for president. Some say she is beautiful.</p>\n<p> RIGHT NOW, there are bookies putting money on her candidacy. There are Democrats speaking of her candidacy in hushed tones. Her husband, who has been living in a feminist-imposed exile, is talking her up and dreaming of his reemergence from under his bed in Chappaqua. She has been booking appearances on television and calling President Trump an &ldquo;illegitimate president.&rdquo; I say Hillary is doing more than mulling over her next run for the presidency. I think she is already planning her next bumper sticker.<br />\n Happy days are here again.</p>\n', created = 1576397897, expire = 1576484297, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:62336c5345f62aa019292dad056b309d' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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R. Emmett Tyrrell

12/09/2019 - 2:36pm
HEALTH: December 5, 2019 Do you spend much time reading the Journal of the American Medical Association? I must say I do not. Perhaps that is because I exercise regularly, eat nutritious meals, avoid drinking to excess and put in a 40-hour workweek — well, actually, a bit more than that, but I enjoy my work. At times, my work would more properly be described as recreational. One more thing...
11/03/2019 - 8:42pm
IMPEACHMENT: October 31, 2019 It has taken a long time, but finally the Justice Department is training its guns on what heretofore was unthinkable, unless you’re a career civil libertarian. FOR YEARS, the civil libertarians have been warning us that the Intelligence Community posed a threat to democracy as we know it in the United States....
10/29/2019 - 9:20pm
RELIGION: October 25, 2019 The insistence on the separation of church and state has taken a draconian leap. Not only is religion to be extirpated from all government activity; even the public mention of religion is to be frowned upon. CERTAINLY, the mention of religion in a public setting is to be frowned upon if one is a government official....
10/20/2019 - 10:34pm
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES: October 17, 2019 The members of what was once called the “party of conscience” — that is to say, the Democratic Party — have denounced President Donald Trump for his sallies into vulgarity. Well, hear, hear! I am with you all the way, fellows and fellowesses! Let us resist the temptation to sound...
10/16/2019 - 12:31pm
ACADEMIA: October 10, 2019 What a weekend it was! The soft gentle air of early autumn was upon us. Sweater weather. Straw hat weather. Perfect weather to be on campus with a convivial crowd of like-minded friends taking in a Saturday afternoon football game — and for me, something more. It was another episode in my long-standing...
10/09/2019 - 1:29pm
IMPEACHMENT: October 3, 2019 How is the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry going to turn out? Well, we’ve already been through the impeachment inquiry, though it was called by another name. It was called the collusion inquiry, and it turned out as most conservatives said it was going to turn out. They said there was no evidence, and...
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