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The John Batchelor Show is a breaking-news program that focusses on global politics, economics, war-fighting, hard sciences, space exploration, literature and whimsy. Four hours a night, seven days a week; most rigorous news analysis in the New World; followed daily in 192 countries.

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The John Batchelor Show is a breaking-news program that focusses on global politics, economics, war-fighting, hard sciences, space exploration, literature and whimsy. Four hours a night, seven days a week; most rigorous news analysis in the New World; followed daily in 192 countries.

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The John Batchelor Show is a breaking-news program that focusses on global politics, economics, war-fighting, hard sciences, space exploration, literature and whimsy. Four hours a night, seven days a week; most rigorous news analysis in the New World; followed daily in 192 countries.

297: Asia's New Geopolitics: 4of4: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific Hardcover – May 1, 2020. by Michael R. Auslin (Author)

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The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. As it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe.

China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: can he control his nukes?

In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia from the 18th century through today.

Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations: India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like.

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297: Asia's New Geopolitics: 3of4: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific Hardcover – May 1, 2020. by Michael R. Auslin (Author)

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Asia's New Geopolitics: 3of4: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific Hardcover – May 1, 2020. by Michael R. Auslin  (Author)


https://www.amazon.com/Asias-New-Geopolitics-Reshaping-Indo-Pacific/dp/0817923241

The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. As it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe.

China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: can he control his nukes?

In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia from the 18th century through today.

Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations: India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like.

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297: Asia's New Geopolitics: 2of4: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific Hardcover – May 1, 2020. by Michael R. Auslin (Author)

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Asia's New Geopolitics: 2of4: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific Hardcover – May 1, 2020. by Michael R. Auslin  (Author)


https://www.amazon.com/Asias-New-Geopolitics-Reshaping-Indo-Pacific/dp/0817923241

The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. As it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe.

China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: can he control his nukes?

In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia from the 18th century through today.

Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations: India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like.

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297: Asia's New Geopolitics: 1of4: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific Hardcover – May 1, 2020. by Michael R. Auslin (Author)

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Asia's New Geopolitics: 1of4: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific Hardcover – May 1, 2020. by Michael R. Auslin  (Author)


https://www.amazon.com/Asias-New-Geopolitics-Reshaping-Indo-Pacific/dp/0817923241

The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. As it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe.

China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: can he control his nukes?

In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia from the 18th century through today.

Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations: India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like.

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296: Armenian provocations against Azerbaijan defy common sense about the promise of the South Caucasus. @ElinSuleymanov, Ambassador to the United State from the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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Identifier: allrussiastravel01norm Title: All the Russias: travels and studies in contemporary European Russia, Finland, Siberia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia Year: 1902 (1900s) AuthorsNorman, Henry, 1858-1939 SubjectsTolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 Eastern question (Central Asia) PublisherNew York, C. Seribner's sons Contributing LibraryThe Library of Congress Digitizing SponsorThe Library of CongressView Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book   Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.     Text Appearing Before Image: ment to astonish an age little apt to enthusiasm over thetreasures it drags from their hiding-places in the earth. Finally,to the student of politics its very atmosphere reeks with interest,since some day the vast armies of Russia will pour through itagain to another death-grip with the Turk—the great fortressof Kars is fortified only on the south side—and who knows whatscenes it may witness if Britain and Russia draw the sword, andthe masses of Moscovy march singing across it, to the Caspian,to find their graves on the banks of the Indus? Yet this little land, in spite of its surpassing interest fromevery point of view, remains comparatively unknown. It can THE FROSTY CAUCASUS 177 be reached almost in luxury, and on its main routes the mostdelicate dame need suffer no undue discomfort. In the wholeof Russia there is not a hotel so clean and pleasant as the Hotelde Londres at Tifiis. I cannot think why the enterprising andwell-to-do tourist, who has exhausted Europe, does not turn

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Armenian provocations against Azerbaijan defy common sense about the promise of the South Caucasus. @ElinSuleymanov, Ambassador to the United State from the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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296: #TheScalaReport: What the gamblers of Macau can tell about the PRC economy. Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com #ScalaAPS

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#TheScalaReport: What the gamblers of Macau can tell about the PRC economy.   Chris Riegel, CEO Scala.com#ScalaAPS

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296: Suddenly discovering that Clinton's agent Steele had a source, Danchenko, who travelled to Petersburg and Moscow in 2016: “How hysterical is it that now we know that we had a paid operative where? Russia! Russia! Doing what? Digging up dirt on what? Oh

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Photo:English: Nevsky Prospekt (or Neva Avenue) and Admiralty in Saint Petersburg (Russia). 19th-century photochrome print (1890—1900)Русский: Невский проспект и Адмиралтейство в Санкт-Петербурге (Россия). Цветная фотолитография XIX века (1890—1900)Français : Saint-Pétersbourg. Perspective Nevski.
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Suddenly discovering that Clinton's agent Steele had a source, Danchenko, who travelled to Petersburg and Moscow in 2016: “How hysterical is it that now we know that we had a paid operative where?  Russia!  Russia!  Doing what? Digging up dirt on what? Oh!  The Republican party and the Trump Campaign.”  @DevinNunes CA-22

https://nypost.com/2020/08/04/bogus-russia-scandal-sourced-to-man-with-history-of-drunkenness/

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296: Introducing the fresh Ramble.com to supplant the untrusted Youtube.com. @DevinNune CA-22

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295: Imbeciles: 4of4: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Cohen (Author), Dan Woren (Narrator), Penguin Audio (Publisher)

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Imbeciles: 4of4:  The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Adam Cohen (Author), Dan Woren (Narrator), Penguin Audio (Publisher)


https://www.amazon.com/Imbeciles-Adam-Cohen-audiobook/dp/B01AIT2QKO/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
One of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court’s infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the law of the land.  

In 1927, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in American history. In Imbeciles, best-selling author Adam Cohen exposes the court’s decision to allow the sterilization of a young woman it wrongly thought to be “feebleminded” and to champion the mass eugenic sterilization of undesirable citizens for the greater good of the country. The 8–1 ruling was signed by some of the most revered figures in American law — including Chief Justice William Howard Taft, a former U.S. president; and Louis Brandeis, a progressive icon. Oliver Wendell Holmes, considered by many the greatest Supreme Court justice in history, wrote the majority opinion, including the court’s famous declaration “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

Imbeciles is the shocking story of Buck v. Bell, a legal case that challenges our faith in American justice. A gripping courtroom drama, it pits a helpless young woman against powerful scientists, lawyers, and judges who believed that eugenic measures were necessary to save the nation from being “swamped with incompetence.”  

At the center was Carrie Buck, who was born into a poor family in Charlottesville, Virginia, and taken in by a foster family, until she became pregnant out of wedlock. She was then declared “feebleminded” and shipped off to the Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded.Buck v. Bell unfolded against the backdrop of a nation in the thrall of eugenics, which many Americans thought would uplift the human race. Congress embraced this fervor, enacting the first laws designed to prevent immigration by Italians, Jews, and other groups charged with being genetically inferior. Cohen shows how Buck arrived at the colony at just the wrong time, when influential scientists and politicians were looking for a “test case” to determine whether Virginia’s new eugenic sterilization law could withstand a legal challenge. A cabal of powerful men lined up against her, and no one stood up for her — not even her lawyer, who, it is now clear, was in collusion with the men who wanted her sterilized.

In the end, Buck’s case was heard by the Supreme Court, the institution established by the founders to ensure that justice would prevail. The court could have seen through the false claim that Buck was a threat to the gene pool, or it could have found that forced sterilization was a violation of her rights. Instead, Holmes, a scion of several prominent Boston Brahmin families, who was raised to believe in the superiority of his own bloodlines, wrote a vicious, haunting decision upholding Buck’s sterilization and imploring the nation to sterilize many more. Holmes got his wish, and before the madness ended, some 60 to 70 thousand Americans were sterilized. Cohen overturns cherished myths and demolishes lauded figures in relentless pursuit of the truth. With the intellectual force of a legal brief and the passion of a front-page exposé, Imbeciles is an ardent indictment of our champions of justice and our optimistic faith in progress, as well as a triumph of American legal and social history.

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295: Imbeciles: 3of4: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Cohen (Author), Dan Woren (Narrator), Penguin Audio (Publisher)

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https://www.amazon.com/Imbeciles-Adam-Cohen-audiobook/dp/B01AIT2QKO/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
One of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court’s infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the law of the land.  

In 1927, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in American history. In Imbeciles, best-selling author Adam Cohen exposes the court’s decision to allow the sterilization of a young woman it wrongly thought to be “feebleminded” and to champion the mass eugenic sterilization of undesirable citizens for the greater good of the country. The 8–1 ruling was signed by some of the most revered figures in American law — including Chief Justice William Howard Taft, a former U.S. president; and Louis Brandeis, a progressive icon. Oliver Wendell Holmes, considered by many the greatest Supreme Court justice in history, wrote the majority opinion, including the court’s famous declaration “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

Imbeciles is the shocking story of Buck v. Bell, a legal case that challenges our faith in American justice. A gripping courtroom drama, it pits a helpless young woman against powerful scientists, lawyers, and judges who believed that eugenic measures were necessary to save the nation from being “swamped with incompetence.”  

At the center was Carrie Buck, who was born into a poor family in Charlottesville, Virginia, and taken in by a foster family, until she became pregnant out of wedlock. She was then declared “feebleminded” and shipped off to the Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded.Buck v. Bell unfolded against the backdrop of a nation in the thrall of eugenics, which many Americans thought would uplift the human race. Congress embraced this fervor, enacting the first laws designed to prevent immigration by Italians, Jews, and other groups charged with being genetically inferior. Cohen shows how Buck arrived at the colony at just the wrong time, when influential scientists and politicians were looking for a “test case” to determine whether Virginia’s new eugenic sterilization law could withstand a legal challenge. A cabal of powerful men lined up against her, and no one stood up for her — not even her lawyer, who, it is now clear, was in collusion with the men who wanted her sterilized.

In the end, Buck’s case was heard by the Supreme Court, the institution established by the founders to ensure that justice would prevail. The court could have seen through the false claim that Buck was a threat to the gene pool, or it could have found that forced sterilization was a violation of her rights. Instead, Holmes, a scion of several prominent Boston Brahmin families, who was raised to believe in the superiority of his own bloodlines, wrote a vicious, haunting decision upholding Buck’s sterilization and imploring the nation to sterilize many more. Holmes got his wish, and before the madness ended, some 60 to 70 thousand Americans were sterilized. Cohen overturns cherished myths and demolishes lauded figures in relentless pursuit of the truth. With the intellectual force of a legal brief and the passion of a front-page exposé, Imbeciles is an ardent indictment of our champions of justice and our optimistic faith in progress, as well as a triumph of American legal and social history.

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295: Imbeciles: 2of4: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Cohen (Author), Dan Woren (Narrator), Penguin Audio (Publisher)

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Imbeciles: 2of4:  The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Adam Cohen (Author), Dan Woren (Narrator), Penguin Audio (Publisher)


https://www.amazon.com/Imbeciles-Adam-Cohen-audiobook/dp/B01AIT2QKO/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
One of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court’s infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the law of the land.  

In 1927, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in American history. In Imbeciles, best-selling author Adam Cohen exposes the court’s decision to allow the sterilization of a young woman it wrongly thought to be “feebleminded” and to champion the mass eugenic sterilization of undesirable citizens for the greater good of the country. The 8–1 ruling was signed by some of the most revered figures in American law — including Chief Justice William Howard Taft, a former U.S. president; and Louis Brandeis, a progressive icon. Oliver Wendell Holmes, considered by many the greatest Supreme Court justice in history, wrote the majority opinion, including the court’s famous declaration “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

Imbeciles is the shocking story of Buck v. Bell, a legal case that challenges our faith in American justice. A gripping courtroom drama, it pits a helpless young woman against powerful scientists, lawyers, and judges who believed that eugenic measures were necessary to save the nation from being “swamped with incompetence.”  

At the center was Carrie Buck, who was born into a poor family in Charlottesville, Virginia, and taken in by a foster family, until she became pregnant out of wedlock. She was then declared “feebleminded” and shipped off to the Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded.Buck v. Bell unfolded against the backdrop of a nation in the thrall of eugenics, which many Americans thought would uplift the human race. Congress embraced this fervor, enacting the first laws designed to prevent immigration by Italians, Jews, and other groups charged with being genetically inferior. Cohen shows how Buck arrived at the colony at just the wrong time, when influential scientists and politicians were looking for a “test case” to determine whether Virginia’s new eugenic sterilization law could withstand a legal challenge. A cabal of powerful men lined up against her, and no one stood up for her — not even her lawyer, who, it is now clear, was in collusion with the men who wanted her sterilized.

In the end, Buck’s case was heard by the Supreme Court, the institution established by the founders to ensure that justice would prevail. The court could have seen through the false claim that Buck was a threat to the gene pool, or it could have found that forced sterilization was a violation of her rights. Instead, Holmes, a scion of several prominent Boston Brahmin families, who was raised to believe in the superiority of his own bloodlines, wrote a vicious, haunting decision upholding Buck’s sterilization and imploring the nation to sterilize many more. Holmes got his wish, and before the madness ended, some 60 to 70 thousand Americans were sterilized. Cohen overturns cherished myths and demolishes lauded figures in relentless pursuit of the truth. With the intellectual force of a legal brief and the passion of a front-page exposé, Imbeciles is an ardent indictment of our champions of justice and our optimistic faith in progress, as well as a triumph of American legal and social history.

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295: Imbeciles: 1of4: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Adam Cohen (Author), Dan Woren (Narrator), Penguin Audio (Publisher)

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https://www.amazon.com/Imbeciles-Adam-Cohen-audiobook/dp/B01AIT2QKO/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
One of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court’s infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the law of the land.  

In 1927, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing, ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices in American history. In Imbeciles, best-selling author Adam Cohen exposes the court’s decision to allow the sterilization of a young woman it wrongly thought to be “feebleminded” and to champion the mass eugenic sterilization of undesirable citizens for the greater good of the country. The 8–1 ruling was signed by some of the most revered figures in American law — including Chief Justice William Howard Taft, a former U.S. president; and Louis Brandeis, a progressive icon. Oliver Wendell Holmes, considered by many the greatest Supreme Court justice in history, wrote the majority opinion, including the court’s famous declaration “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

Imbeciles is the shocking story of Buck v. Bell, a legal case that challenges our faith in American justice. A gripping courtroom drama, it pits a helpless young woman against powerful scientists, lawyers, and judges who believed that eugenic measures were necessary to save the nation from being “swamped with incompetence.”  

At the center was Carrie Buck, who was born into a poor family in Charlottesville, Virginia, and taken in by a foster family, until she became pregnant out of wedlock. She was then declared “feebleminded” and shipped off to the Colony for Epileptics and Feeble-Minded.Buck v. Bell unfolded against the backdrop of a nation in the thrall of eugenics, which many Americans thought would uplift the human race. Congress embraced this fervor, enacting the first laws designed to prevent immigration by Italians, Jews, and other groups charged with being genetically inferior. Cohen shows how Buck arrived at the colony at just the wrong time, when influential scientists and politicians were looking for a “test case” to determine whether Virginia’s new eugenic sterilization law could withstand a legal challenge. A cabal of powerful men lined up against her, and no one stood up for her — not even her lawyer, who, it is now clear, was in collusion with the men who wanted her sterilized.

In the end, Buck’s case was heard by the Supreme Court, the institution established by the founders to ensure that justice would prevail. The court could have seen through the false claim that Buck was a threat to the gene pool, or it could have found that forced sterilization was a violation of her rights. Instead, Holmes, a scion of several prominent Boston Brahmin families, who was raised to believe in the superiority of his own bloodlines, wrote a vicious, haunting decision upholding Buck’s sterilization and imploring the nation to sterilize many more. Holmes got his wish, and before the madness ended, some 60 to 70 thousand Americans were sterilized. Cohen overturns cherished myths and demolishes lauded figures in relentless pursuit of the truth. With the intellectual force of a legal brief and the passion of a front-page exposé, Imbeciles is an ardent indictment of our champions of justice and our optimistic faith in progress, as well as a triumph of American legal and social history.

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294: POTUS disciplines the untrusted PRC; POTUS inclines to payroll and stimulus relief by Executive Order. @CGasparino @FoxBusiness

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294: #PacificWatch: The decline and fall of San Francisco creates the Meth Lab Hotel, @JCBliss Jeff Bliss

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Photo:Joachim Ferdinand Richardt (10 April 1819 - 29 October 1895) Danish-American artist, in Denmarkknown for his lithographs of manor houses, and in the U.S. for his paintings of Niagara Falls and other landscapes.
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Acquisition Fund and Florence M. Heafey Foundation Fund
Inscriptions | Signature bottom right:  Ferd. Richardt

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#PacificWatch: The decline and fall of San Francisco creates the Meth Lab Hotel, @JCBliss Jeff Bliss

https://www.ktvu.com/news/meth-lab-found-at-san-francisco-hotel-room-used-as-city-covid-19-shelter. 

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/alleged-drug-lab-bust-at-san-francisco-motel-used-to-house-homeless-during-pandemic/

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF SAN FRANCISCO

Christopher Rufo has been reporting on the decay of west coast cities for City Journal, and has posted this 11-minute video showing how bad things have become in San Francisco. It makes for bracing viewing.

VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=222&v=uw8MACDZ3RI&feature=emb_logo

Aug 08 2020

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294: The Barr/Bash inquiry about the Obama Administration abuse of surveillance likely reaches back to the first term. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

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The Barr/Bash inquiry about the Obama Administration abuse of surveillance likely  reaches back to the first term. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
https://www.redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2020/08/03/expanding-scope-of-inquiry-on-unmaskings-to-include-tofromabout-queries-in-nsa-database-would-be-huge-development/

Aug 08 2020

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294: August 17, 2016 was not a "Defensive briefing" of Candidate Trump by FBI agent Joe Pientka. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

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August 17, 2016 was not a "Defensive briefing" of Candidate Trump by FBI agent Joe Pientka. @AndrewCMcCarthy @NRO @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness 

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2020/08/24/barrs-dilemma-how-to-get-politics-out-of-the-justice-department/#slide-1

Aug 08 2020

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293: Tiny, resource-rich Uruguay is a positive virus story in the modes of the general tragedy of South America. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

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Photo:English: The 4th goal of Uruguay v. Argentina national team scored by Héctor Castro.
Date | 30 July 1930
Source | Album - Primer Campeonato Mundial de Football - Argentine Football Association Library
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Tiny, resource-rich Uruguay is a positive virus story in the modes of the general tragedy of South America. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-latin-leader-copes-with-covid-19-11596396676?st=bg1qocbduxacwbm&reflink=article_email_share

Aug 07 2020

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293: Tariffs are a negative for the American and Canadian economy. @VeroDeRugy @Mercatus

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Photo:View looking s.e. from approx. Cherry & Villiers St.Original caption: "Inscribed in the photograph u.r. (mirror image): 216130 Reproduced in Toronto Board of Harbour Commissioners annual report, 1930, p.14. TEC 138B.5H" — 1930 Jun 02
Date | 2 June 1930
Source | http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMDC-PICTURES-R-1409&R=DC-PICTURES-R-1409 Courtesy of Toronto Public Library
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Tariffs are a negative for the American and Canadian economy. @VeroDeRugy @Mercatus

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/freeland-aluminum-imports-tariffs-trump-1.5677757

Aug 07 2020

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292: What or who will bail out the shutdown Blue state economies? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

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What or who will bail out the shutdown Blue state economies?  @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/06/us/iowa-teachers-coronavirus-obits-trnd/index.html

Aug 07 2020

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292: Biden unable. @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

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Image:  Intellectual activities such as playing chess or regular social interaction have been linked to a reduced risk of AD in epidemiological studies, although no causal relationship has been found.

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Biden unable.  @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

https://www.foxnews.com/media/ny-times-reporter-spotlights-anxiety-from-biden-staff-over-gaffes-dems-thrilled-hes-not-on-campaign-trail

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