Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on the Border Crisis, Election Integrity, and Kamala Harris

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey was the keynote speaker at The American Spectator‘s 53rd annual Robert L. Bartley Gala on October 14, 2021. He was joined by Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, for a fireside chat.
You can watch or read the conversation below.
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Grover Norquist: Right now, we all have the opportunity and the honor of learning from the governor of Arizona. I first met the governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, when he was treasury secretary and was campaigning to kill a sales tax increase that the Republican governor had put in.

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CNN Finalizes Discrediting Itself with Insane Response to Joe Rogan-Ivermectin Flap

It has been one of the more unhinged episodes in the press this year, and it reveals so much about the journalism complex in general, and certainly CNN, in particular. Since the pandemic broke last year, the media have been operating in a perpetual paradox, claiming there is a need for medical and scientific rectitude while at the same time dispensing with rampant examples of misinformation. The recent Joe Rogan drama underscores all of this as it displayed all angles of the Covid miasma in the media, and CNN was among the loudest participants.

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Drug Liberalization and Legalization: Tread Cautiously

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE ‘I f cannabis is legalized, should all drugs be?”
That is the headline question presented in the most recent installation of “The Argument,” a New York Times podcast hosted by Jane Coaston. Fortunately, the dopey headline is not a very good summary of the conversation, which is thoughtful and useful.

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John Fredericks; Cryptocurrency; Paltrow’s Pitch

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Good morning, it’s Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. The news cycle of the last 24 hours includes a guilty plea by the shooter in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the apparent discovery of murder suspect Brian Laundrie’s remains in a state park, and Donald Trump’s plans for a new social media app designed to “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.” And that’s just from Florida.
Meanwhile, the U.S.

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Did a Podcast About Donna Tartt Go Too Far?

In the mid-1980s, life at America’s most expensive undergraduate institution simply ruled. This was my key takeaway from Once Upon a Time … at Bennington College, Lili Anolik’s new podcast about the college years of Donna Tartt, Jonathan Lethem, and Bret Easton Ellis—all members of Bennington’s class of ’86. On an idyllic campus in rural Vermont, Bennington was a place with no grades, a charismatic faculty, and a small student body obsessed with outdoing each other at being cool and arty.

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Bolsonaro faces ‘crimes against humanity’ charge over COVID-19 mishandling

by Matt Williams, The Conversation
A Brazilian congressional panel has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with “crimes against humanity” over his alleged bungling of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The near-1,200 page report, formally presented on Oct. 20, 2021, holds Bolsonaro culpable for worsening a crisis that has to date killed some 600,000 Brazilians, outlining how his failed policies allowed the virus to spread among the population. The president denies any wrongdoing.

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Who Killed Colin Powell?

In the past two weeks, COVID-19 has struck three well-known people. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who had been fully vaccinated, died on Monday due to complications from the virus. Meanwhile, two men who had refused vaccination—conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager and Texas gubernatorial candidate Allen West—caught the virus but survived. On Fox News, these stories are being exploited to cast doubt on COVID vaccines and to suggest that people should rely instead on “natural immunity” or therapeutic drugs.

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CNN defends Joe Rogan treatment in fiery statement

That’s quite a claim to make straight to the face of CNN’s chief medical correspondent. At issue is Rogan’s Sept. 1 disclosure that he’d gotten covid and had addressed the situation with a “kitchen sink” of medications that included ivermectin, a drug used for “paralyzing and killing parasites.” Rogan said that he got his ivermectin via a prescription from his doctor.

Ivermectin was discovered in the late 1970s and got its start as a veterinary drug. Its versatility, however, escaped the barnyard.

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JAN MOIR: Move over Cinderella, here’s Meghan’s fairy tale

JAN MOIR: Move over Cinderella, here’s Meghan’s fairy tale… After the Duchess of Sussex’s letter to US leaders, here is a royally entertaining re-write of what she may have really meant
By Jan Moir for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:11 EDT, 21 October 2021 | Updated: 17:43 EDT, 21 October 2021

Dear Leader Charles Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi — I’m not an elected official, not yet anyway. I’m not a politician either, but watch this space.
I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a plugged-in parent.

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JAN MOIR: Move over Cinderella, here’s Meghan’s fairy tale

JAN MOIR: Move over Cinderella, here’s Meghan’s fairy tale… After the Duchess of Sussex’s letter to US leaders, here is a royally entertaining re-write of what she may have really meant
By Jan Moir for the Daily Mail
Published: 17:11 EDT, 21 October 2021 | Updated: 17:43 EDT, 21 October 2021

Dear Leader Charles Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi — I’m not an elected official, not yet anyway. I’m not a politician either, but watch this space.
I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a plugged-in parent.

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