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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for announcing they will visit Fort Bragg Monday for an early Thanksgiving celebration with service members and military families.
The men and women who serve at America’s largest military base deserve this recognition.

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A more expensive Thanksgiving.

The holiday feast will cost about 8% more. And that’s if  you can find a turkey at all. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that more than 60% of stores had none in stock. Then there’s the cost of driving over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house: Gasoline is a whopping 63% higher than last year.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for his new book, “The Real Anthony Fauci” which was released Tuesday.

It’s unusual for a surviving member of Camelot royalty to ruffle the feathers of official Washington.

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CNN for running a story conceding that our vice president is not doing a good job.

“Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus,” the cable outlet reported, “key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff. …”

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CNN for running the Harris story only because it wants a stronger Democratic standard-bearer next time.

American media is as polarized as the rest of the country, and CNN no longer runs Larry King interviews that allowed guests from all political stripes to open up for the American people. It now only runs stories that advance a narrative. In CNN’s case, that narrative is whatever’s best for the political left. And a Harris nomination in 2024 — with her dismal 28% approval rating — would be disastrous for the left (even Spiro Agnew, Nixon’s veep who resigned in disgrace, was more popular).

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Harvard University for hosting workshops on such topics as orgies and pornography during its annual Sex Week.

Instead of pushing an anything-goes morality, Harvard should be honest with its students and share the findings of a Parade magazine poll and research by Dr. Walt Larimore: 1. Sex is better in marriage. 2. Sex is better among religious and spiritual couples. 3. Sex is not better for couples who cohabit.

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Three teachers in Loudoun County, Virginia, for going to court this week to challenge a policy requiring them a call students by their preferred pronouns regardless of biological sex.

“I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl, and vice versa, because it is against my religion,” said teacher Tanner Cross, who won an earlier challenge against the school system.

If government can compel people to utter words that violate their conscience, then what remains of American liberty?

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