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Rich Lowry

Opinion: Joe Biden’s bogus climate emergency – Rich Lowry

Word has come down from on high that it is now mandatory to refer to climate change as an “emergency.” Democrats and climate activists are urging President Joe Biden to declare a literal emergency to unlock powers allowing him to enact new measures without congressional approval. “Congressional action to address the climate crisis appears to

Climate Change

Summer swelter: Persistent heat wave breaks records, spirits – Associated Press

Photo: Mitchell Clearman takes a photo of a sign at El Arroyo restaurant in Austin, Texas From the normally chilly Russian Arctic to the traditionally sweltering American South, big swaths of the Northern Hemisphere continued to sizzle with extreme heat as the start of summer more resembled the dog days of August. In the United

Travel

Prepare for sticker shock if you are traveling this summer

Photo: Travelers queue up at the south security checkpoint in the main terminal of Denver International Airport, Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Denver. Experts are expecting a flush of travelers at airports and on the nation’s byways during the long Memorial Day weekend, which marks the start of the summer travel season, in spite of

Russia

In potential prelude to war, Kremlin says rebels want help

Photo: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gestures while speaking The Kremlin said rebels in eastern Ukraine asked Russia for military assistance Wednesday to help fend off Ukrainian “aggression,” an announcement that immediately fueled fears that Moscow was offering up a pretext for war, just as the West had warned. A short time later, the Ukrainian president

Food

The magnificent history of the maligned and misunderstood fruitcake

Fruitcakes are known for their legendary shelf life. CSA-Printstock via Getty Images  Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State University Nothing says Christmas quite like a fruitcake – or, at the very least, a fruitcake joke. A quip attributed to former “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson has it that “There is only one fruitcake in the entire world,

Patrick J. Buchanan

Opinion: The Eclipse of Europe

For centuries up to and including the 20th, Europe seemed the central pivot of world history. Then came the Great Civil War of the West, our Thirty Years’ War (1914-1945), where all of the great European powers — Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia — along with almost all of the rest, fought some of history’s

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