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Feelings Trump Reality

September 21, 2017 by

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By Edward Cline ~ I have not posted anything lately, because Hurricane Irma was imminent and on my mind, and then I was without power and the Internet for days. Yes, I live somewhere in Florida, in a region of  the state that was relentlessly baptized by an outer band of the storm, rich in […]

Eurocrats Resent The Spread Of The English Language

May 26, 2017 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ Never before has the world had a common language. English is not the first imperial lingua franca: Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Persian, Arabic, Spanish, French, Dutch and Russian were all spread by conquest and settlement. But none of them continued to expand beyond their old borders after the colonists had departed. English […]

Washington State College Informs Students ‘American Grammar Is Racist’

February 23, 2017 by

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By Melissa Mullins ~ Well, this is certainly something to put in the “are you kidding me” category. The director, tutors, and staff of the University of Washington-Tacoma’s Writing Center have posted what they call an “anti-racist” poster, insisting that American grammar is in fact “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric […]

Words And Reality

January 21, 2016 by

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By Edward Cline ~ While reading Stephen Coughlin’s seminal and all-important Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad, I frequently encountered quotations the author used to stress his many points that in terms of defending this country from Islamic incursions, or, rather, failing to defend it, the language of the defenders has been […]