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July 6, 2015, 12:18 am, 1503937
(Steven Hayward)

I thought a long time ago that the Confederate battle flag shouldn’t fly over state capitols and that it was overdue to come down, but of course the complete purge against the Confederate flag anywhere in any form that is currently under way is about much more than ...

July 5, 2015, 6:18 pm, 1503890

July 5, 2015, 6:18 pm, 1503889

Hump Express: July 5, 1945 - China-Burma-India Theater of World War II:

'I'm in Jorhat, Mom'  Letters Now May Say

Hq., Calcutta - Permission has been granted by Headquarters, Army Air Forces, India-Burma Theater, to release ...

July 5, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1503876
(Scott Johnson)

Our friend Katherine Kersten is a senior fellow at the Center of the American Experiment in Minneapolis. Kathy has a business degree from the Yale School of Management and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. She can be reached at kakersten@gmail.com. ...

July 5, 2015, 2:18 pm, 1503875
(Scott Johnson)

Omri Ceren writes to take note of the report by Reuters UN bureau chief Louis Charbonneau: US and Iran: The unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemy,” datelined Vienna. Even if Omri is unreasonably optimistic regarding the impact of reports such as Charbonneau’s and the others he ...

July 5, 2015, 10:18 am, 1503843
(Scott Johnson)

The United National Human Rights Council is a body whose essential purpose is to stigmatize the Jewish state for imaginary crimes. The Obama administration therefore deems it important for the United States to fund and participate in the work of the body, such as the farcical investigation ...

July 5, 2015, 10:18 am, 1503842
(Steven Hayward)

While everyone was getting on his Great American Barbecue yesterday for the July 4th holiday and awaiting the Greek referendum today, the Chinese stock market was crashing again. It’s down 12 percent over the last week, almost 30 percent in the last month.

Tyler Cowen is on it, ...

July 5, 2015, 6:18 am, 1503778
(John Hinderaker)

I have been in London for the last five or six days, hence not writing about the news. The occasion is Joe Malchow’s wedding, which was yesterday. Joe has done the technical work on this site since he was a freshman at Dartmouth, which must be at least ...

July 5, 2015, 6:18 am, 1503777
(John Hinderaker)

At breakfast this morning, I did something I hadn’t done in years–I read a physical newspaper, the Sunday Telegraph. The headline on the front page reads, “U-turn on ‘excessive’ green taxes.” The story documents one more step in the inevitable unraveling of “green” energy policies. Britain’s new Conservative ...