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Max Boot: Stop fawning over Kim Jong Un's sister

Max Boot: Stop fawning over Kim Jong Un's sister

As far back as 1962, the historian and author Daniel J. Boorstin lamented the replacement of real news with the "pseudo-event," a "synthetic novelty" manufactured by "round-the-clock media," as well as the replacement of the hero -- someone such as Joan of Arc, William Shakespeare or George Washington "who has shown greatness in some achievement" -- with the "celebrity," whom the author described as "a person who is well known for his well-known-ness."

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Elizabeth Bruenig: Republican plan would penalize having children

Elizabeth Bruenig: Republican plan would penalize having children

Early in the 5th century, the theologian Saint Augustine of Hippo noted something about families and society that, in his era, was simply conventional wisdom: "After the city, or political community, comes the world, following the convention that treats the household, city, and world as three successive levels of human society."

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Ramesh Ponnuru: Trump moved needle on immigration limits

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President Donald Trump wants a significant reduction in legal immigration. That's the most contentious condition he has laid down for providing an amnesty to 1.8 million illegal immigrants who came here as minors. He is not likely to get what he wants. But he is nonetheless enjoying great success in changing the immigration debate.