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For this week’s Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, my guest was Rich Higgins. Higgins, an expert in unconventional warfare and combatting terrorism with over 20 years experience at senior levels of the Defense Department, and early supporter of President Trump, served as director for strategic planning in President Trump’s National Security Council (NSC). More

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How is it that the memorandum, written by Rachel Mitchell, was leaked, in its entirety, to the Washington Post? Why do we not see it on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s (SJC) web pages, where most other documents are found? Surely the Republican staff would want to get the memo scanned to Fox News, […]

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In early 2007 I served on a jury for a cold-case murder trial involving two black men who killed a white student named Marty Brown on Michigan State University’s campus in 1973. I intend to write more fully on this for Ricochet in the future, but I wanted to share a relevant portion related to the Kavanaugh hearings.

Yesterday I kept hearing from friends that Dr. Ford’s testimony was “credible,” and it reminded me of a particularly emotional witness at this trial who recanted on the stand. She was the ex-wife of one of the murderers, Kumbi Salim (who did not stand trial until later the same year). She had confessed earlier to the prosecution that she had known all along of the guilt of both her ex-husband and the defendant, Gary Mason. Once on the stand, she detailed a life of physical and emotional abuse, and how frightened she was when confronted with questions about the murder in 1973, when she originally talked to police. While the crestfallen prosecutors looked on, she tearfully recanted her testimony, and explained why she had lied to police about the name, “Mason.”

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday ranked third among the four most riveting live television events of my lifetime; just behind the Challenger disaster in 1986 and the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11, and just ahead of the New England Patriots legendary and improbable comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in Superbowl LI.

Kavanaugh’s statement and subsequent testimony were remarkable for a number of reasons, including his passionate self-defense and his fearless calling out of the Senate Democrats who created and sustained this circus.

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A senior Vatican official has confirmed previous reports to The Newspaper of Record that $400 million in Vatican gold bullion was authorized by veteran Roman Curia officials and delivered on pallets to Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford last week, just two days before she agreed to go public with her allegations of heavy petting […]

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I was taking a break on Labor Day, flossing and brushing to get at the indestructible remains of a popcorn kernel lodged between my left iTooth and gum. The tiny screen on my iToothbrush began to blink, signaling an incoming video conference call.

I knew it was a wrong number, but being intellectually curious (in fact, having just won my local Mensa organization’s Most Intellectually Curious Award for the third year in a row), I tapped the iToothbrush screen. Siri announced that my conference call would be underway shortly and asked me to join. The only thing I could make out through the blue Crest suds on the screen was the massive outline of Michael “Feed Me” Moore. I forwarded the call to my desktop.

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