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Tom Purcell

GOP Congress must remember why it was elected

“I’ve never seen anything quite like it,” said a political-insider friend of mine as we sipped coffee.
“What is it?” I said.
“Several members of the Republican-controlled House and Senate are suffering from a rare form of memory loss. Until recently, I fear, they completely forgot why they were elected.”
“Explain, please.”

JFK assassination controversy still rages

After almost 54 years, the controversy about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy still rages today.
The question at the center of the debate is the roll of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he the diabolical perpetrator of the heinous crime or an unwitting patsy set up to take the blame for the murder of the century by powerful forces either within the U.S. government, the Mafia or foreign entities?

Michael Reagan

Time to end Hollywood’s creeps

We know Hollywood moguls are infamous for taking advantage of aspiring young actresses.
The movie producer’s casting couch has been a “tradition” since Tinsel Town began.
But Harvey Weinstein must be setting some kind of record. His sexual rap sheet gets longer every day.
Since the New York Times broke the stories about his serial misconduct earlier this month, more than 40 actresses, studio workers and models have come forward to accuse the powerful producer of everything from sexual harassment to rape.

Michelle Malkin

Beware the rape allegation bandwagon

“#MeToo” is the social media meme of the moment. In a 24-hour period, the phrase was tweeted nearly a half million times and posted on Facebook 12 million times. Spearheaded by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollyweird’s Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, women have flooded social media with their own long-buried accounts of being pestered, groped or assaulted by rapacious male predators in the workplace.
Count me out.

Tom Purcell

On polio and pulling together

She came home with a high temperature, feeling very ill. The next morning, her legs gave out when she tried to get out of bed. By that evening, she was so weak she could barely move.
It was 1951 when polio struck her. She was 12 years old, just starting the 8th grade. The nation was in a panic then. The ambulance driver wouldn’t take her to the hospital for fear other patients might become infected.

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