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The “schlonged” brouhaha

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Posted by    Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 10:00am 12/24/2015 at 10:00am
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Trump has now scandalized people by using a Yiddish expression to describe what happened to Hillary Clinton at the hands of the Obama forces back in 2008:

She was favored to win and she got schlonged, she lost.

Now, for those of you who aren’t especially up on Yiddish, “schlong” is one of...

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Why did Paris and San Bernardino affect people so deeply?

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Posted by    Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3:00pm 12/20/2015 at 3:00pm

Why indeed? After all, 9/11 was far, far worse in terms of loss of life. The attacks themselves during 9/11 were far more high-tech and fiendishly clever, as well. There have been many, many terrorist attacks since, and they have all caused outrage and consternation. But something about the Friday the...

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What about the Syrian Christian refugees

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10:00am 12/16/2015 at 10:00am

The number of Syrian Christian refugees the United States has taken in is extremely small.

And yet this is a group that ought logically to be first in line because members face the most obvious danger and persecution—not only in Syria, but in several Arab or Muslim countries to which they might...

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Obama on San Bernardino: It’s not about them, it’s about us

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Posted by    Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 10:30am 12/6/2015 at 10:30am

President Obama used his regular weekly radio address on Saturday to discuss the San Bernardino shootings, which now have been categorized—although not by Obama—as the worst terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11. He will give a televised speech from the Oval Office Sunday night.

In the radio address, Obama offered very tepid...

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Loretta Lynch’s biggest fear as a prosecutor

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Posted by    Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 12:30pm 12/5/2015 at 12:30pm
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Violent actions against Muslims in the US are Loretta Lynch’s biggest fear as a prosecutor:

With terrorist attacks in Paris and a shooting spree in California prompting alarm on the part of many Americans, At...

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Remember when “Radical Islam” was Politically Correct?

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 8:30am 12/2/2015 at 8:30am

The DNC recently took the extraordinary step of making an ad that included a clip of President Bush saying “We do not fight against Islam.” In the video, the Democratic Party was using Bush to convey the idea that he was more in line with their own denials about Islamic terrorism...

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Canada’s government plans to accept Syrian refugees

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7:00am 11/24/2015 at 7:00am

Canada joins the liberal leaders of the US and much of Europe and plans to go ahead with the admission of many thousands of Syrian refugees:

Canada plans to fly in 900 Syrian refugees a day as of next month, according to media reports, as the defense minister said showing compassion for...

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Report from Brussels: idealism meets reality

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Posted by    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 10:00am 11/22/2015 at 10:00am

Here’s a fascinating article (to me, anyway) written by a man named Teun Voeten who moved to the Molenbeek section of Brussels back in 2005 and lived there for nine years.

In case you haven’t heard, Molenbeek is the area mostly populated by Muslim immigrants and their offspring, and it was the...

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‘Black Widows’ of Chechnya – model for the next attack wave in Europe?

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Posted by    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:33pm 11/19/2015 at 7:33pm

Obama’s taunt that Republicans “are scared of widows and orphans” takes on an ironic twist in light of the fact that one of the dead in Wednesday morning’s Paris raid was a female suicide bomber, Hasna Aitboulahcen [Featured Image].

We also know that, in some of the earliest conflicts in which a significant...

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On Fighting ISIS

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Posted by    Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:30am 11/19/2015 at 8:30am

The best approach to addressing the ISIS threat would have been one of prevention—an ounce of it worth far more than a pound of cure.

An obvious move would have been to keep a small residual force in Iraq, back when even Obama was crowing about the successful transition there. Another...

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Republican candidates react to Paris attacks

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Posted by    Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7:30am 11/15/2015 at 7:30am

How the Republican candidates react to the vicious terrorist attacks in Paris tells us something about their attitude towards Islamic terrorism in general (for example, do they use the phrase?) and what to do about it.

The first response I read early today was from Ben Carson. An excerpt:

I think America’s...

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Mizzou’s President, Chancellor Resign — But It Won’t Be “Enough”

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 8:30am 11/10/2015 at 8:30am

As a result of protests that included a hunger strike by a graduate student and the pressure of a threatened boycott by members of the football team, President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin of the University of Missouri announced their resignations yesterday. The protests occurred after a series...

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Obama: On Standing Up to Moderators

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Posted by    Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:00am 11/6/2015 at 7:00am

Obama likes to mock the opposition:

“Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s going to straighten out,'” Obama said, impersonating a refrain among Republican candidates that he’s allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin too much leeway.

“Then it...

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Liberals having tough time coming to grips with Dr. Ben Carson

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Posted by    Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:30am 10/31/2015 at 10:30am

Jonah Goldberg points out something that the MSM has been purposely ignoring:

Carson has the highest favorables of any candidate in the GOP field. But…most analysis of Carson’s popularity from pundits focuses on his likable personality and his sincere Christian faith. But it’s intriguingly rare to hear people talk about the fact...

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The moral dilemmas of programming the self-driving car

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00pm 10/29/2015 at 5:00pm

The moment I heard they were perfecting the self-driving car, it gave me very serious pause.

Maybe that’s because in some essential way I don’t trust handing over the decision-making process to a machine, even though I don’t like driving all that much and even though the evidence is that self-driving cars...

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Group dynamics at the debate

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Posted by    Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11:45am 10/29/2015 at 11:45am

It turns out that instead of a snoozefest, the third debate was fascinating. And it was all thanks to the incredibly clear anti-GOP bias of CNBC.

What am I talking about? Group dynamics, that’s what.

I’ve studied groups and I’ve run groups. Groups don’t happen just bec...

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Hillary’s mendacity

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Posted by    Monday, October 26, 2015 at 8:30am 10/26/2015 at 8:30am

Andrew McCarthy has written a National Review article entitled “Hillary’s Breathtaking Mendacity.”

It describes the lies that were revealed and “made explicit” in Clinton’s testimony before the Benghazi committee last Thursday, and it’s well worth reading in its entirely. But it also exemplifies a response that’s occurring only on the...

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