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He Will Finally Prevail, However, Flynn Stands to Eliminate the Mandamus Fight

Michael Flynn arrives at a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., December 1, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) And if he somehow doesn’t prevail, he’ll be pardoned. So why all the legal maneuvering? NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE G eneral Michael Flynn is going to lose the battle. That was the takeaway from Tuesday’s hearing before the D.C. Circuit…

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The Mysterious Charm of Choosing Radical Poverty

(Unsplash) A cult-classic novel from the 1920s about a modern-day St. Francis continues to fascinate.Living paycheck to paycheck is only romantic in the past tense—unless you are Mr. Blue. In that case, you don’t even have a paycheck. Instead, you beg for the honor of shoveling snow in the dead of winter in exchange for…

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The Left’s Infatuation with Harry Potter

People line up to purchase Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at a bookstore in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2007. (Zainal Abd Halim/Reuters) Given the series’ questionable progressive bona fides, why does the Left insist upon using the series to explain events in the real world? NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he progressive Left adores Harry…

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When Piracy Threatened to Destroy the East India Company

(Illustration: 18th-century engraving depicting Henry Every/via Wikimedia. Book cover via Amazon.) A new book tells the story of the 17th-century clash between the pirate Henry Every and the world’s most extraordinary global corporation. I wasn’t surprised to learn from Steven Johnson’s Wikipedia entry that he majored in semiotics at Brown University. At his best —…

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El Greco Sizzles at Chicago, in Paris, Not Up To

Installation shot of El Greco: Ambition and Defiance, 2020. (Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago) But it’s El Greco … either way, you can’t go wrong. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D omenikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco (1541–1614), is almost always not only good but exhilarating. Bizarre, twisting saints, roiling night skies, faces flush with piety,…

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Scott Atlas Offers the Highest Medical Expertise into Public Service

Dr. Scott Atlas speaks at a White House press briefing, August 12, 2020. (Screengrab via Fox Business/YouTube) The media-driven attempt to paint his views on health policy as “unscientific” is a smear.Almost as soon as Dr. Scott Atlas of Stanford University was named a special adviser to the president last week, having been brought in…

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Hillary Clinton Does Not Have to Testify in Lawsuit On Her Writings

Hillary Clinton speaks at a panel for the Hulu documentary Hillary during the Winter TCA Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., January 17, 2020. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her former chief of staff do not have to appear for a private deposition in a lawsuit about her use of a private…

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Postal Service Warns 46 States and D.C. of Likely Mail-In Ballot Delays

Postal workers in Carlsbad, Calif., in 2013 (Mike Blake/Reuters) The U.S. Postal Service warned 46 states and D.C. that with an expected avalanche of mail ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic, it can’t guarantee that all ballots will be delivered in time to be counted in the November election. The Postal Service warned 40 states —…

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A Milestone in Relations between Israel and the Arab World

President Donald Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrive at a joint news conference to discuss a new Middle East peace plan proposal at the White House, January 28, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Normalized relations mark a new strategic consensus in the region.The new accord under which the United Arab Emirates and Israel are normalizing…

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Kamala Harris Is Much Worse Than Hillary Clinton

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine issues involving race and policing practices in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, June 16, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool/Reuters) Making someone as extreme as Kamala Harris a president-in-waiting is a bone-chilling prospect. No conservative or moderate should support it. NRPLUS MEMBER…