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Spying By Any Other Name

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Here we go again: Democrats are arguing about what the meaning of “is” is. Unable in their last Senate interrogation to make headway against a real attorney general, William Barr, Democrats have resorted to their favorite strategy: pretending they don’t understand what words mean and carefully forgetting inconvenient facts that everybody knew the day before yesterday. Asked by Senator Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) whether there was spying on Trump campaign, Attorney General Barr accurately replied, “I think spying did occur.” Democrats and their allies in the media have now spent the past few days wearing out their fainting couches and creating…

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Zuckerberg’s Regulation Gambit Is a Scam

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The writing is on the wall, and Mark Zuckerberg has finally noticed. Facebook’s litany of failures finally generated enough heat to push Zuckerberg to publish a call for regulation of his company and the social media space in general. I’ve long called for better oversight and accountability for these social media giants and the role they play in our public life, but Zuck’s suggestions ring hollow; like the words of a man whose hand has been caught in the cookie jar, arguing for more sustainable distribution of the cookies he’s already stolen. It’s time to treat these companies not as…

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Trump is having the best week — ever

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Well, what a week for Donald J. Trump. First, Mueller and his partisan pack of wolves ended their witch-hunt, realizing that even with the awesome power of the special counsel and tens of millions of taxpayer dollars they couldn’t turn a fairytale into fact. The abbreviated report released by Attorney General Bill Barr showed that Mueller cleared Trump of any charges of collusion. While some on the left and in the Democratic Party think that there is some hope for obstruction of justice, someone should probably tell them that was always the weakest of the potential charges against Trump. The…

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The Mueller Dud

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The release on Sunday afternoon of Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary of the Mueller report confirmed what everyone with a few brain cells and common sense knew two years ago: there was no collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government. While the charge was ludicrous on its face, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report has now removed all doubt surrounding it. The shame of it is that the Mueller investigation—driven by hyperpartisanship and using the power of the legal and justice system to litigate political and policy differences by those who refused to accept the 2016…

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