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Jussie Smollett’s release from jail mere days into his sentence for faking a hate crime reveals another example of entitlement culture run amok. It’s not just that Smollett likely got preferential treatment with his release because of his money and status, but that he never apologized or admitted any wrongdoing from his hoax. When held to account by one judge, the disgraced actor then threw an epic tantrum, weaseling his way out of a few months of prison in Chicago with the help of attorneys.  

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Imagine waking up one day unable to access your bank account because of your political beliefs. Imagine faking your facial expression whenever people were around to avoid committing "facecrime." Imagine if the economy ground to a halt like a train that ran out of fuel. Does it sound far off?

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The continued realignment of working-class Americans toward the Republican Party is one of the more fascinating political traits today. It essentially began in the 1970s, when Pat Buchanan, then an aide to Richard Nixon, noted the working class “were clearly coming unmoored from the great FDR coalition.” If the Reagan Democrats and Trump’s embrace of middle America were high points for Republican outreach to workers, figures like John McCain and Mitt Romney represented the low. Now, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is siding for workers against big businesses by denouncing forced masking policies.

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“My boss told me if I didn’t come in, I’d get fired.”

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Frank Buckles, who passed away in 2011, was the last surviving American veteran of World War I. An ambulance driver on the Western front, Buckles lied about his age and enlisted at 16. His parents were born before the Civil War, and his mom delivered her last child, Frank, in her 40s.

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Comedians have always played a unique role in western society. Armed with humor and wit, it is their job to push the envelope, holding a mirror up to society and speaking truth to power. 

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Monday, 18 November 2019 10:50

COLUMN: When government push comes to shove

Very few conservatives are “anti-government.” We believe government should be limited in scope, in order to maximize the freedom to make your own decisions and live according to your own values. But we also recognize that protecting that freedom is impossible without government.

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