PETER HITCHENS: Who had the right to deny a dying man the comfort of a priest? 

PETER HITCHENS: Who had the right to deny a dying man the comfort of a priest?
By Peter Hitchens for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 17:00 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:13 EDT, 23 October 2021

Do we in Britain respect the beliefs of others any more? I was shocked by how furious I was when I learned that a Roman Catholic priest had been told by police that he could not enter the building where Sir David Amess had been stabbed to give him the last rites.

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PETER HITCHENS: Who had the right to deny a dying man the comfort of a priest? 

PETER HITCHENS: Who had the right to deny a dying man the comfort of a priest?
By Peter Hitchens for The Mail on Sunday
Published: 17:00 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:13 EDT, 23 October 2021

Do we in Britain respect the beliefs of others any more? I was shocked by how furious I was when I learned that a Roman Catholic priest had been told by police that he could not enter the building where Sir David Amess had been stabbed to give him the last rites.

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Trump Ukraine Conspirator Thought Going Public Might Help Him in Court. He Was Wrong.

Lev Parnas and his lawyer, Joseph Bondy, leave federal court in New York after Parnas’ guilty verdict.John Lamparski/Sipa USA via AP

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Looking back, following the Michael Cohen model might not have been a great approach for Lev Parnas.

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Trump Ukraine Conspirator Thought Going Public Might Help Him in Court. He Was Wrong.

Lev Parnas and his lawyer, Joseph Bondy, leave federal court in New York after Parnas’ guilty verdict.John Lamparski/Sipa USA via AP

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Looking back, following the Michael Cohen model might not have been a great approach for Lev Parnas.

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Klobuchar’s Fake War on Big Tech

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is at least zero for two when it comes to legislation limiting the power of Big Tech.
After hearing from an extreme far-left Facebook whistleblower who is being funded by former eBay founder and current billionaire social engineer Pierre Omidyar, who wants more censorship of conservatives, Klobuchar responded in a clip played by Shannon Bond on National Public Radio saying, “I think the time has come for action, and I think you are the catalyst for that action.

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Ex-Giuliani Buddy Lev Parnas Convicted in Illegal Foreign Influence Operation

Lev Parnas, the disgraced Republican donor and former Rudy Giuliani pal, was found guilty by a New York jury Friday of making illegal campaign donations intended to influence politicians, the Associated Press reported.
He was convicted on five counts of illegal campaign contributions and one count of filing a false report with the Federal Election Commission. He could face up to five years in prison for each of the campaign finance charges and 20 years in prison for the false FEC report.

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Why Merrick Garland Can’t Win

The fundamental fallacy at the heart of the four-year-long legal resistance to Trumpism was that the American people desperately wanted to be bored again. The electric rock star status achieved by Robert Mueller for his investigation into Donald Trump’s election interference and obstruction of justice was rooted in the ironic delight we took in the special counsel’s obvious stodginess and ploddingness.

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Why Merrick Garland Can’t Win

The fundamental fallacy at the heart of the four-year-long legal resistance to Trumpism was that the American people desperately wanted to be bored again. The electric rock star status achieved by Robert Mueller for his investigation into Donald Trump’s election interference and obstruction of justice was rooted in the ironic delight we took in the special counsel’s obvious stodginess and ploddingness.

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Don’t overestimate Trump’s Republican dominance this far in advance of 2024

Republican politicians can be forgiven for thinking that the GOP is Donald Trump’s world, and they only live in it at his sufferance.
He not only survived Jan. 6 and his second impeachment — he has thrived since.
Trump’s rallies are still remarkably well-attended, he is making progress in his project of killing the careers of Republicans who supported his impeachment and big majorities of Republicans tell pollsters they want Trump to run for president again.

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The Left and Right each have a Jan. 6 myth

Jan. 6, 2021, was a defining moment in Donald Trump’s presidency. It was an ugly day in American history.
But what occurred on that day at the Capitol has been skewed by both Left and Right. In order to advance tribalist narratives, it has been turned into one of two things: either the worst event ever or a stunning show of patriotism. Neither is an accurate retelling of the day. The purposeful confusion will only continue as the country gets closer to its one-year anniversary.

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