The Iranian nuclear deal

Two obvious points: President Barack Hussein Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both dislike and distrust each other; and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s primary concern is with the safety and security of Israel; if this new deal — which is still only an agreed-to framework — increased the safety and security of Israel, as President …

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The unreality-based community

I don’t usually follow Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs, but she normally has a lot of good stuff; I spotted this one due to a link from Robert Stacey Stacy McCain: No Insurance Available for Jewish Kindergartens in Belgium Europe nearly “exterminated” all of its Jews, and chose instead to import tens of millions of Muslims. …

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The inefficiency of capital punishment

In 1991, Thomas Clyde Bowling was sentenced to death for the murders of Eddie and Tina Earley. The Earleys were sitting in their automobile outside of the Earley Bird Cleaners, a dry cleaning business in Lexington, Kentucky, that they owned, with their two-year-old son, when Mr Bowling shot them; their son was also shot, but …

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Can someone explain to me . . .

. . . how Muslim anger over Guantanamo incited this? More Than 100 Killed In Mosque Attacks In Yemen March 20, 2015 9:12 AM ET | Updated at 11:35 a.m. ET | Scott Neuman Suicide bombers in Yemen attacked two mosques during Friday prayers in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least 126 people and wounding …

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Netanyahu’s victory and American left

I don’t normally read Slate, but I found this article interesting. The article is anti-Israel, subtitled “We no longer have a Netanyahu problem. We have an Israel problem,” and calls for the United States to stop backing Israel’s policies; it’s the typical leftist drivel one can expect from Slate. But what struck me was William …

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Possibly breaking the rules?

From The New York Times: Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules By Michael S. Schmidt | March 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that …

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You cannot fight an enemy you don’t even recognize

I had heard about his story yesterday, but didn’t take the time to research it. However, The Pirate’s Cove did it for me: Obama Cites A Strategic Logic For Avoidance In Using Islamic Labels Or Something By William Teach | February 19, 2015 – 7:21 am It’s probably more like “strategic patience”, which is a phrase for …

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In praise of #MarieHarf

State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf has been taking a lot of criticism from conservatives from comments she made suggesting that Da’ish and similar Islamist extremists have become radicalized because of a lack of economic opportunity and jobs: State Dept Spokeswoman Marie Harf: We Can’t Beat ISIS Just by Killing Them by Andrew Kirell | …

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They will never learn

The Obama Administration has weighed in on the slaughter of 21 Coptic Christians by Da’ish1: Statement by the Press Secretary on the Murder of Egyptian Citizens For Immediate Release | February 15, 2015 The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists. We offer our condolences …

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Oh, I’ll bet that this scares Vladimir Putin!

From The Wall Street Journal: Obama Delivers Warning to Putin on Ukraine Violence U.S. President Says ‘Costs for Russia Will Rise’ if Unrest Persists By Byron Tau | Feb. 10, 2015 4:10 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to express concern about continuing violence in Ukraine, reiterating U.S. support …

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