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Surprise! The presidency actually requires some skills

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Posted by    Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 3:30pm 8/1/2013 at 3:30pm

We in America have been pretty lucky for quite a long time. Despite the fact that our method of electing presidents hardly guarantees greatness or even competence, we’ve mostly had presidents who displayed at least the latter, competence. And we’ve even be blessed with quite a few who might merit the...

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Anne Frank: are people good at heart?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 2:00pm 7/31/2013 at 2:00pm

Anne Frank’s diary is widely read—or at least parts of it, in some form or other. And even those who have never read it are probably familiar with a few quotes from it, the most highly publicized of which may be Anne’s observation: “in spite of everything I still believe that...

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Will the press ever turn on Obama…

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 3:45pm 7/30/2013 at 3:45pm

…the way much of it has now turned on Weiner? That’s the question asked by a commenter at this post about The New Yorker’s new cover mocking Weiner.

My answer, in a nutshell, is no.

After all, there is no real cost to turning on Weiner. The election is not a national event....

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The Clintons are reported to be livid at comparisons to Weiner/Abedin (and who knows what “livid” means, anyway?)

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Posted by    Monday, July 29, 2013 at 3:30pm 7/29/2013 at 3:30pm

Here’s the story:

“The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging — that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did,’’ said a top state Democrat…

A longtime Hillary aide and Clinton friend, Abedin’s surprisingly...

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Bill Cosby, the Zimmerman case, and guns

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Posted by    Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 8:00am 7/28/2013 at 8:00am

Look, I want to give Bill Cosby his props. He’s been speaking up courageously for years on the problems within the black community, and he’s gotten a lot of flak for it. It can’t have been easy for him.

Here are some excerpts from the address Cosby gave to the NAACP in...

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Obama and the phony scandals

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Posted by    Friday, July 26, 2013 at 5:00pm 7/26/2013 at 5:00pm

Pat Smith has something to say to President Obama:

The mother of a Benghazi victim is furious about the new White House strategy of calling the terrorist attack and many other scandals plaguing the Obama administration “fake” or “phony.”

Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who was slain in the September 11, 2012...

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The DOJ/Obama war against the states

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Posted by    Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 3:30pm 7/25/2013 at 3:30pm

The Southern states, that is. Or any other state that has the temerity to tighten up its own voting regulations in ways that would appear to make perfect sense.

A mere month ago, in Shelby County v. Holder,...

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History and immunity

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 3:30pm 7/24/2013 at 3:30pm

America has been so generally fortunate that we have forgotten what we should have known, and neglected to teach it to our children. It’s like a population that’s not been exposed to certain illnesses and is therefore less able to defend against them.

Too many of us—and especially our younger people—don’t know...

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Sowell on justice, traditional and cosmic

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 9:30am 7/23/2013 at 9:30am

In the aftermath of the Zimmerman trial we see outrage and protest among those who think Zimmerman is guilty of something or other, even if the criminal justice system couldn’t quite put its finger on it.

“He racially profiled Trayvon”—although there’s no evidence whatsoever of racial motivations in Zimmerman’s report of Martin’s...

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Detroit: all the way down the Telegraph Road

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Posted by    Monday, July 22, 2013 at 9:30am 7/22/2013 at 9:30am

Detroit’s declaration of bankruptcy has been discussed in countless articles, both the how and the why of it.

One thing nearly everyone agrees on is that it’s been a long time coming. Just how long? Well, if you’d like a musical interlude, just listen to this song “Telegraph Road” by Dire Staits...

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The IRS and the public: what’s a “bombshell” these days?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:00pm 7/20/2013 at 2:00pm

As opposed to what should be considered a bombshell?

I refer you to this column by Peggy Noonan entitled “A Bombshell in the IRS Scandal”:

The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief counsel.

That is a bombshell—such a big...

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Obama’s identification with Trayvon Martin

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Posted by    Friday, July 19, 2013 at 8:00pm 7/19/2013 at 8:00pm

Either President Obama identifies pretty strongly with Trayvon Martin, or he’s pretending to do so for political purposes.

First we had Obama’s statement that, if he’d had a son, he’d have looked like Martin. That was fairly early in the game. But now, post-verdict, we have the following from the president:

When Trayvon...

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