Trump’s CPAC Triumph

He’s back.

If there was any doubt about the popularity of Donald Trump in the conservative movement, it was erased for good with his Sunday CPAC appearance.

In the tradition of Trump rallies he entered the hall in Orlando to the “God Bless the USA” song that is now a virtual GOP anthem, courtesy of Lee Greenwood. He was received by CPAC-ers with a raucous, thunderous standing ovation.

He began this way:

Well thank you very much CPAC. Do you miss me yet? Do you miss me? A lot of things going on to so many wonderful

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Trumpism Is Here to Stay

February has come and gone, and President Biden still has not delivered a State of the Union address. He spent the weekend cooped up in Delaware, remaining invisible, as is his wont. Meanwhile, all eyes were on Orlando on Sunday when former President Trump delivered his thundering CPAC address, which might as well have been the real State of the Union speech.

Trump’s message was a rallying cry for the conservative movement and for the Republican Party to unite. It was a call to action to cancel cancel culture and to push back against government tyranny, Big Tech censorship,

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What the AT&T Breakup Teaches Us About a Big Tech Breakup

The multi-pronged attempt by state Attorneys General, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission to find Google and Facebook liable for violating antitrust law may result in breaking up these giant companies. But in order for any of this to cause lasting change, we need to look to the not-so-recent past.

In the world of antitrust, the calls to “break up” Big Tech companies translate to the fairly standard remedy of “structural separation,” where companies are barred from selling services and competing with the buyers of those services (for example, rail companies have been forced to

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Breaking the Media’s Hypnotic Spell

Watching director and producer Robby Starbuck speak at CPAC 2021 last Friday, I had a major revelation, which had been percolating in my head for a year. The fundamental struggle of our time is not between Right and Left, right and wrong, or even good and evil, but between reality and mass hypnosis. But instead of the old swinging watch, the hypnotic subject stares at an electronic screen, where the mesmerists of the three media — news, entertainment, social — show him only what they want him to see and accept. They spread the lies that a man can

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Countering Political Anger With Optimism

My inspiration for my writing is generally anger. I get inspired by an article that makes me angry. Or a Facebook post. Or a conversation. I rebut each point in the anger-inducing publication in my head, creating a mental outline. I then do research and fill in the explanations on my computer. I need a quiet place for this. Last week I went to my synagogue, hoping to find my inspiration, my anger, and quiet time.

It’s not that I’m not already angry about things like cancel culture, Antifa, BLM, so-called systemic racism, anti-Semitism, the renewed Iran Deal, and

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Bridgerton: A Period Drama With Some Growing Up to Do

Sometimes a television series can’t decide what it wants to be when it grows up — or whether it wants to grow up at all. Case in point: Bridgerton, now on Netflix. One knows from the previews that it will be awful, but curiosity lures — just how awful? With its ballroom gowns and handsomely clad gentlemen, Bridgerton is superficially tailored for the sort of viewer who likes that sort of thing, and the Regency-era setting in Bath evokes pleasant memories of Jane Austen and classic productions of Persuasion.

The eponymous fatherless family is opulently wealthy, and

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Federal Court Agrees: Prosecutors Can’t Keep Forensic Evidence Secret from Defendants

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The West’s Two Faces

[unable to retrieve full-text content]“The West’s Two Faces,” editorial cartoon by Shaomin Li for The American Spectator, February 26, 2021.

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From Creativity to Exclusivity: The German Government’s Bad Deal for Article 17

The implementation process of Article 17 (formerly Article 13) of the controversial Copyright Directive into national laws is in full swing, and it does not look good for users’ rights and freedoms. Several EU states have failed to present balanced copyright implementation proposals, ignoring the concerns off EFF, other civil society organizations, and experts that only strong user safeguards can help preventing Article 17 from turning tech companies and online services operators into copyright police.

A glimpse of hope was presented by the German government in a recent discussion paper. While the draft proposal fails to prevent the use of

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Cuomo and the Political Tide

[unable to retrieve full-text content]“Cuomo and the Political Tide,” editorial cartoon by Yogi Love for The American Spectator, February 25, 2021.

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