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Communications Director for the Claremont Institute | Married to @AsheSchow | nshort@claremont.org
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Feb 1 4 tweets 2 min read
There’s an estimated 500 tons of ammonium nitrate in the building in addition to 100 tons in a rail car adjacent to the facility. There is also an estimated 5,000 tons of finished fertilizer at the plant. wral.com/as-fire-burns-…
Jan 14 4 tweets 1 min read
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, the city’s top prosecutor, was indicted yesterday on federal charges of perjury and filing false mortgage applications related to her purchase of two Florida vacation homes. nypost.com/2022/01/14/bal… Mosby, a Democrat elected to her post in 2015, is accused of falsely claiming twice to have suffered a work-related financial hardship from COVID-19 in order to request early withdrawals totaling $90,000 from her city employee retirement account.
Nov 30, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) predicted almost 200 years ago that above the “crowd of similar and equal men” in a democracy will emerge “an immense and tutelary power” which will create a new kind of despotism: 1/ "After having thus taken each individual one by one into its powerful hands, and having molded him as it pleases, the sovereign power extends its arms over the entire society; 2/
Nov 19, 2021 16 tweets 12 min read
The takes coming from the Left are certifiably insane.
Nov 3, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
One of my key takeaways from the Virginia election: Don’t alienate the voters who support Trump but at the same time don’t run a campaign that is dependent upon Trump’s support. And
Sep 17, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Gen. Mark Milley on September 1st: “We had very good intelligence that ISIS-K was preparing a specific type vehicle at a specific type location. We monitored that through various means…we went through the same level of rigor that we've done for years…it was a righteous strike.” Pentagon today: Ten civilians, no terrorists killed by US drone strike in Kabul. usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
Sep 11, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
“The crew and passengers put democracy in action,” Mr. Franz says. “They take a vote” — to storm the cockpit and regain control of the plane. nytimes.com/2016/09/04/us/… The more familiar narrative of Flight 93 focuses on those Mr. Franz calls the “big guys” — Todd Beamer, for example, the young software salesman who helped to organize the passenger revolt and whose last recorded words of “Let’s roll!” became a national rallying cry.
Jul 13, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
In a society where narratives matter more than actual facts, what happens to the truth? What happens when these narrative are weaponized by those who "report" the news in order to persuade a society that action must be taken on behalf of the government? 1/ Does this lead more or less people to question the information they are fed by the press? If you know how to read in between the lines, you know that what is mostly reported in the form of news today is nothing more than a narrative that either downplays or ignores the facts. 2/
Jul 7, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
No one has milked the events of January 6 more than Nancy Pelosi. She set the official narrative early and often, a storyline her scribes in the news media have dutifully repeated without question or scrutiny. amgreatness.com/2021/07/05/20-… Important questions by @julie_kelly2: Who seeded the lie that Sicknick was killed in the line of duty and who told the NYT he was murdered by a Trump mob with a fire extinguisher? Who were the officers caught on tape allowing protesters into the building?
Jun 25, 2021 14 tweets 3 min read
"Who talks like this about a public official?" YOU DO BARRY!
Jun 25, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Pentagon 🛸 🛸Report dni.gov/files/ODNI/doc… Hmmm…”144 reports originated from USG sources. Of these, 80 reports involved observation with multiple sensors. Most reports described UAP as objects that interrupted pre-planned training or other military activity.”
Apr 24, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Great band to kick off the weekend. Zac Brown Band. Next up, Home by Dierks Bentley