Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Continuing to rummage through my clip box, I came across a piece I wrote when I was just a couple of years out of college, which is to say, I knew nothing about Roy Cohn and even less about his most famous boss, Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Nonetheless, it was 1986, Cohn was in the news, and there I was at his Upper East Side townhouse, getting the inside skinny, or something.

Until today, I had not laid eyes on this piece in the intervening decades. At some point, though, especially after my post-2008 acquaintance with the legend and life of Joseph McCarthy, which started here, I began to wonder what in tarnation I might have written. 

Here it is -- my profile of Roy Cohn from another time and place. As I recall, the dramatic photo of Cohn won a Washington Press Association prize for my friend, the photographer Stephen Crowley, who went on to spend a long career at the New York Times.



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This (above) is a screenshot of the Twitter account of the late Mike Adams. I just saw the horrendous news that the professor and columnist and pro-life / free speech warrior was found dead of a gunshot wound earlier this week in his home in North Carolina. He was 55. 

Adams' employer, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, had recently hounded him into early retirement over the baying-for-blood outcry over a tweet, a statement of honest, painful opinon grounded in bitter irony, protesting the loss of liberty in the Corona lockdown.

Here it is:



Authorities are investigating whether foul play was involved.

Such a quaint phrase, foul play. Even if Adams died by his own hand, the foulest play was behind and all around the cause of death: institutional capitulation to the mob. 

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Thirty years ago on the old MGM lot in Culver City, CA, dreamboat Hollywood idol and American patriot Robert Taylor was un-personned, or, as we say today, "canceled." In deference to a woke cadre of writers working in the building, Lorimar Studios agreed to strip away the golden-era-mega-star's name from The Robert Taylor Building, a simple, white, three-storey building next door to the Jean Harlow and Fred Astaire buildings.

Why? Robert Taylor had not discovered America, co-founded the Republic or led Confederate soldiers into battle. He was an actor, a screen idol, and the longest contract player in MGM history. But he was also an anti-communist and a patriot, and when he was invited to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947, he traveled to Washington and told the committee what he knew from long experience about Moscow-coordinated, Communist...

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Just as we were about to go live with the webinar "Today's Communist Insurrection" at the Center for Security Policy, one of the producers said to me, "Don't be nervous, Alan Keyes just joined the audience." What a kick it was to then receive an invitation from Alan to go on his show "Let's Talk America" so we could continue discussing these same important issues.

Here is the link to the show, which aired lived online yesterday.  

 

Lucky Joe Biden has received a new endorsement. This one comes from a former vice presidential candidate -- a Communist Party vice presidential candidate. That would be Angela Davis, who ran on the Communist Party USA ticket with Gus Hall (John Brennan's 1976 favorite) in 1980 and 1984, after receiving those East German honors (above) in 1972.

Davis, a ideological inspiration for Black Lives Matter, came out for Creepy Joe on Russian government TV -- no kidding.

But how appropriate. Before becoming synomomous with enabling (and Hunter benefiting from) the rise of the Red Chinese military threat, Biden's political career was boosted by the pro-Moscow support from Council for a Liveable World and Al Gore Sr.

Here is what Davis said:

I don't see this election as being about choosing a candidate who will be able to lead us in the right direction. It will be about choosing a candidate who can be most effectively pressured into allowing more space for the evolving anti-racist movement. ... Biden is far more likely to take mass demands seriously than the current occupant of the White House so that this coming November the election will ask us not so much to vote for the best candidate, but to vote for or against ourselves; and to vote for ourselves, I think, means that we will have to campaign for and vote for Biden....

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Missed this is the smoke of burning American cities.

William Barr to Maria Bartiromo, June 21, 2020.

In terms of the future of Durham's investigation, he's pressing ahead as hard as he can, and I expect that we will have some developments, hopefully, before the end of this summer. But as I've said, his investigation will continue. It's not going to stop because of the election. What happens after the election may depend on who wins the election.

These are certainly not the words of a law enforcement officer on a mission to expose an attempted coup against a sitting president. They sound more like the words of the Cover-Up General in inaction, not-working around the clock to slow-walk a conspiracy against our democractic process into irrelevance. 

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