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War for Credibility

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Posted by    Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:40pm 8/30/2013 at 6:40pm

Caroline Glick’s article on Obama and Syria sums up the situation quite nicely—although “nicely” is hardly the proper word, because it makes for very sobering reading indeed:

It is important to note that despite the moral depravity of the regime’s use of chemical weapons, none of America’s vital interests is impacted by...

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The Syria decision: President Obamlet

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Posted by    Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:45pm 8/29/2013 at 6:45pm

On Syria, it seems Obama’s made up his mind about what to do but then again perhaps he’s not made up his mind at all.

Maybe it’s all a clever strategic head-fake on Obama’s part. I doubt it, however; his slowness to come to a decision in military matters has become legendary.

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Martin Luther King had a dream–and some warnings, as well

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:45am 8/27/2013 at 10:45am

Tomorrow President Obama plans a twofer, donning the mantle of two previous American giants:

President Barack Obama will make remarks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28 as part of a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the demonstration best remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a...

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Christopher Lane murder: Time for a different kind of debate

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Posted by    Friday, August 23, 2013 at 9:30am 8/23/2013 at 9:30am

Yesterday the WSJ published an editorial on the Christopher Lane case:

Some are focusing on the ease of obtaining a gun in the U.S., as (inevitably) is the reflexive CNN, and it would almost be a relief if we could blame such a murder on guns.

Then we wouldn’t have to focus on a...

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21st Century Crime and Punishment: Motive in the murder of Christopher Lane

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 9:34pm 8/21/2013 at 9:34pm

Through no fault of his own, aspiring baseball player Christopher Lane of Australia was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“The wrong place” was jogging on a street in Duncan, Oklahoma. The wrong time was when a trio of teens with random murder in their hearts happened to spy him...

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Obama declares health insurance to be a right

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Posted by    Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 11:00am 8/18/2013 at 11:00am

The president’s latest radio address is a classic example of Obamaspeak.

We’ve grown used to the drill.

First, some empty words about how he’s going to help the economy and the middle class....

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Left and right: Too far apart for tolerance?

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 8:45am 8/14/2013 at 8:45am

Has politics become so divisive that a new intolerance keeps left and right from connecting emotionally?

Research purports to show that left and right are that different, according to this post at NPR titled For Democrats And Republicans, It’s Happily (N)ever After:

Political preferences seem to come packaged with a whole set of...

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New York’s stop-and-frisk and the illusion of law by statistics

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Posted by    Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:39pm 8/12/2013 at 6:39pm

There’s been a new ruling curtailing New York’s controversial police practice of stop-and-frisk:

In a blistering decision issued on Monday, the judge, Shira A. Scheindlin, found that on hundreds...

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Demonizing Obama’s domestic opponents doesn’t change Obama’s foreign policy failures

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Posted by    Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 5:00pm 8/10/2013 at 5:00pm

In this article at CNN by columnist Frida Ghitis, she offers excuses for what she sees as Obama’s foreign policy failures (“There is no question that Obama was dealt a difficult hand”) even as she describes that foreign policy as having gone into a “tailspin.”

Ghitis seems unaware—or unwilling to admit—that Obama...

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BBC claims Tamerlan Tsarnaev motivated by “right-wing” literature, not radical Islam

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Posted by    Monday, August 5, 2013 at 9:01pm 8/5/2013 at 9:01pm

This seemed inevitable.

With all the efforts to tie the Tea Party and “right wing” to violence committed by others, it wouldn’t be long before the Islamic radical Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was tied to “right-wing” causes.

With the slenderest of proof, The BBC goes there:

One of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston...

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The hoodie: et tu, Smithsonian?

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Posted by    Friday, August 2, 2013 at 5:00pm 8/2/2013 at 5:00pm

So now we have word that the Smithsonian is “eyeing” Trayvon Martin’s hoodie for its new branch, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

According to the branch’s director Lonnie Bunch:

It became the symbolic way to talk about the Trayvon Martin case…It’s rare that you get one artifact that really...

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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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