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Va. School Board Restores Confederate Names to Two Schools

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By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) In Shenandoah County, Virginia, one of the baleful effects of the George Floyd Hoax has been undone. The school board has voted to restore the names of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, Turner Ashby, and Stonewall Jackson to two schools. The historically illiterate, leftist Xverse is none too happy about it, despite the decision’s being the result of...

FLASHBACK: Late Prosecutor Bugliosi Explains How O.J. Simpson Got Away With Two Murders

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By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) O.J. Simpson’s prostate-cancer death occasions recalling not his remarkable football career, but instead his acquittal in the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ron Goldman, on June 12, 1994. The evidence showed that Simpson was guilty; the jury nullified what should have been an obvious verdict, as one of the jurors admitted years later...

Harvard Crimson: Search Committee Did Not Vet Gay’s Scholarship Before Hiring

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By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) On the heels of the latest revelation that another diversity officer at Harvard University plagiarized her doctoral thesis, the school now faces the unpleasant task of explaining why the search committee that hired former president Claudine Gay — forced to resign after her plagiarism was revealed — did not check her scholarship. The latest blow to the...

Heritage Oversight Project: Biden, Leftists Rigging 2024 Election

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By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) On March 7, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the innocuously titled “Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting.” But it wasn’t so innocuous after all. For the last three years, the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project reports, federal bureaucrats have worked with radical leftists to rig the 2024 election, most likely with a massive ballot-harvesting...

Judge Rules That Penny Trial Will Proceed, Rejects Motion to Dismiss Charges

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By R Cort Kirkwood (The New American) Daniel Penny will stand trial for second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for saving subway riders from a homicidal maniac about to go on a rampage.  A judge in Manhattan rejected Penny’s motion to dismiss the charges filed by Democrat prosecutor Alvin Bragg, one of the many prosecutors backed by Hungarian...

Chinese Billionaire Lands on List of Top 100 U.S. Landowners

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By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) A Chinese communist billionaire who admires mass-murderer Mao Zedong has joined the Top 100 landowners in the United States. Of course, Tianqiao Chen didn’t buy almost 200,000 acres of pristine America in his own name, or that of the Chinese Communist Party of which he is a dutiful member. Rather, he acquired it in the name of his investment...

Biden Admin to Remove William Penn Statue From Park at Independence Hall, Replace With Indian History Lesson

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By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) Not satisfied with erasing the memory of the Confederacy and its heroes by renaming anything and everything under Defense Department control that honored Southern heroes, the Biden administration has moved on to erasing the history of American whites in general. Last week, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that it would remove a statue...

The Motive for Haley’s Civil War Question: To Prove That Republicans Are Bigots

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By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American) Courtesy of an obvious plant for the Democrats or a GOP rival who appeared at Nikki Haley’s recent town hall in Berlin, New Hampshire, the new gotcha question for GOP political candidates is this: “What caused the Civil War?” And as Haley just learned, any answer but “slavery” will blow up like a plugged Confederate Howitzer at Vicksburg. And so the former...

Laddybuck NR Editor, Who Doesn’t Know What He Doesn’t Know, Smears Buchanan

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R. Cort Kirkwood My late dear friend and mentor Howard Phillips, one of the few conservatives who went broke because he didn’t sell out to Conservatism Inc., gave me the following advice: “Never attribute to malice what can be explained by ignorance.” We must therefore not be angry with a young conservative you’ve never heard of, Jack Butler, who recently suggested at National Review that Pat...

We Heard the Chimes at Midnight (On Friendship)

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By Wayne Allensworth In Act 3, Scene 2 of King Henry IV, part II, Shakespeare’s grand comic knave, Falstaff, reminisces about old times with his friend Justice Shallow, particularly a memorable night more than 50 years in the past.  They recall a woman, Jane Nightwork, who, like Falstaff and Shallow, has fallen victim to advancing age, as time flows on, and the chimes will eventually toll for the...

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