The Success of Socialism: Part 8 — The New Republic calls for more socialism, just as socialism has killed Venezuela

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom once said: Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them. They then start to nationalise everything, and people just do not like more and more nationalisation, and they’re now trying to control …

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The success of socialism: Part 7 — Venezuela is near collapse

I “know” Patrick Gillespie only due to a very brief correspondence, via Twitter personal messaging, after I criticized an article of his. He defended his position, but retained a courteous tone, which I appreciated. From CNN’s digital politics e-zine, State: Venezuela’s dreams are dying The tragic impact of a country’s collapse. By Patrick Gillespie | …

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What kind of stupidity is this? We are leaving Da’ish fighters alive to return to the battlefield!

My mind is boggled. From The New York Times: Islamic State Convoy Remains Stuck in Syria By Rod Nordland | August 31, 2017 BEIRUT, Lebanon — For four days now, an Islamic State convoy with more than 600 people has been stuck in the middle of the harsh Syrian desert, blocked by American airstrikes, as …

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Why fight a war we are unwilling to win?

From The Wall Street Journal: Trump Takes New Tack in Afghanistan Fight President, heeding advisers, will add more troops and increase pressure on Pakistan By Gordon Lubold, Eli Stokols and Peter Nicholas | Updated Aug. 21, 2017 11:48 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Monday he would expand the U.S. role in Afghanistan while taking …

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President Trump’s ‘deplorable’ foreign policy worked!

But, but, but, how can this be? I mean, to accept this story as true is to accept, inter alia, that President Trump’s tactics have worked, and that just can’t be the case. From The Pirate’s Cove: Doom Averted: North Korea Backs Down On Firing Missiles At Guam By William Teach August 15, 2017 – …

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My BS detector is ringing

Analysis: North Korea is fast approaching Trump’s red line https://t.co/teDtQ2akV2 — Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 8, 2017 The Washington Post tells us that American intelligence agencies have determined that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has an arsenal of between 30 and 60 nuclear weapons, and that they have successfully miniaturized one sufficiently to be …

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The death of #OttoWarmbier

It isn’t often that Salon gets something right, but this time, they did: This might be America’s biggest idiot frat boy: Meet the UVa student who thought he could pull a prank in North Korea Coerced into an international crime, perhaps as a secret-society prank. Great move, Otto Frederick Warmbier By Brendan Gauthier | Wednesday, …

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As always, the left blame everyone but themselves

I must really be a big deal, ’cause I just got an e-mail from Jen Psaki: From Jen Psaki info@ofa.us Dana — This administration just made it official: They’re withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. I don’t have to tell you how devastating that is. For the eight years I worked at …

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Remember when Donald Trump was going to withdraw from the Paris agreement on his first day in office?

I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3:00 P.M. The White House Rose Garden. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2017 Alas! What conservatives said, all along, is that Donald Trump is no conservative. He promised, during his campaign, that he would withdraw the United States …

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Do not allow thug nations to use American hostages as bargaining chips

There was, as usual, a contentious bit of debate between Marie Harf and the conservative panelists on Fox News Outnumbered show this afternoon. Miss Harf, who was part of the negotiations concerning a prisoner exchange with Iran during the nuclear agreement talks, claimed that the Iranians presented a huge list of prisoners they wanted released, …

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