€urosclerosis: The Greeks are revolting!

From The Wall Street Journal: Syriza Poised for Victory in Greek Election Vote Results Could Determine Country’s Future as Eurozone Member By Nektaria Stamouli and Alkman Granitsas | Updated Jan. 25, 2015 12:25 p.m. ET ATHENS—Greece’s radical leftist Syriza party was poised to win a historic victory in national elections Sunday as exit polls showed …

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#JeSuisCharlie : Don’t think that the #CharlieHebdo attacks suddenly made the French support freedom of speech

Stolen, in it’s entirety, from Donald Douglas: In Wake of #CharlieHebdo March, France Cracks Down on Hate Speech. Wait. What? It was a nice march, but pessimists sure didn’t have to wait long to be proved correct. At the BBC, “Paris attacks: Dieudonne held as France tackles hate speech,” and the Guardian, “Dieudonné arrested over …

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I guess that the French couldn’t guarantee him a good tee time!

This is from Slate, of all places: More Than 40 World Leaders Head Up Massive Paris March By Daniel Politi Leaders from across the world, including some countries with less-than-stellar freedom of expression records, linked arms and headed up a massive unity rally through the streets of Paris on Sunday to pay tribute to the …

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Even when President Obama gets something right, he gets it wrong

From The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Restores Cuba Ties in Historic Deal Obama Thaws Half-Century Freeze; Opponents Vow to Fight End to Embargo By Carol E. Lee, Jay Solomon and José de Córdoba |Updated Dec. 17, 2014 8:03 p.m. ET The U.S. and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic ties after a half century of hostility, …

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#COP20Lima : The seriousness of unseriousness

Via William Teach of The Pirate’s Cove, I found this article in The New York Times: Climate Deal Would Commit Every Nation to Limiting Emissions By Coral Davenport, December 14, 2014 LIMA, Peru — Negotiators from around the globe reached a climate change agreement early Sunday that would, for the first time in history, commit …

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This is what Senator Feinstein was trying to accomplish

From the Associated Press, via The Philadelphia Inquirer: U.S. officials must be prosecuted, U.N. says John Heilprin, Associated Press | Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:08 AM GENEVA, Switzerland – All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush’s national security …

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Why Hillary Clinton must never, ever become President!

From The Weekly Standard: Hillary: We Must Empathize With America’s Enemies 9:20 AM, Dec 4, 2014 • By Daniel Halper At a speech yesterday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Hillary Clinton made the case for empathizing with America’s enemies. “This is what we call smart power,” Clinton said to a small audience at Georgetown. …

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Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer!

From The New York Times, via The Pirate’s Cove: Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty By Coral Davenport | August 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In …

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