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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Marie Harf gets #Outnumbered

From Fox News: ‘That’s Obama Propaganda’: McCain, Harf Battle Over ‘Success’ of Iran Deal April 20, 2017 | 12:47 PM EDT On “Outnumbered” today, Meghan McCain and Marie Harf got into a testy exchange while discussing the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran. McCain agreed with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assessment that the Iran …

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Three conflicting values

From ABC News: Exclusive: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees By James Gordon Meek, Cindy Galli and Brian Ross | November 20, 2013 QUANTICO, Virginia — Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States …

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Sally Quillian Yates, Leftist Heroine

From The Wall Street Journal: White House Fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates After She Defies Immigration Ban Virginia U.S. attorney Dana Boente tapped to replace holdover Obama appointee By Devlin Barrett and Damian Paletta | Updated Jan. 31, 2017 10:52 a.m. ET WASHINGTON—The White House on Monday fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for …

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We have to provide a valid ID, complete with investigation, for lots of things

Fox News tweeted: Poll: Nearly Half of America Voters Support Trump's Immigration Order https://t.co/ybonwad1Fg pic.twitter.com/4sZZ1JBVIY — Fox News (@FoxNews) January 29, 2017 From Travel + Leisure: Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018 By Cailey Rizzo | December 17, 2016 Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states …

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President Trump’s first week: his supporters are happy, the left are not

From The New York Times: Trump Backers Like His First Draft of a New America By Jack Healy | January 27, 2017 MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio — The challenge Annette Cottrell pondered was how to grade President Trump’s stormy first full week on the job. A trade war bubbling up with Mexico. A divisive border wall. …

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What kind of silliness is this?

From CNN: Secretary of State John Kerry to outline Middle East peace plan By Elise Labott and Theodore Schleifer, CNN | Updated 0125 GMT (0925 HKT) December 27, 2016 (CNN)Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to deliver a speech later this week on the Obama administration’s vision for Middle East peace, several US officials …

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“Smart Power” and the failure of President Obama’s foreign policy

Remember when President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, basically for not being George Bush? Obama’s Fifth War Noah Rothman | October 16, 2016 Barack Obama entered office with a mandate to end America’s post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will leave office in three months having presided over the proliferation …

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Economics 101: When more low-skilled refugees are accepted, more low-skilled Americans see their wages decrease

We asked previously why we should bring in 110,000 Syrian refugees when we already have a too-high U-6 unemployment rate. Now this from The Wall Street Journal: What Happens to Wages When Refugees Arrive? More Than You Might Think An influx of refugees can hurt the economic prospects of natives with similar skills, but benefit …

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Why bring in 110,000 refugees when we can’t take care of all of our own people?

We have previously noted that the ‘official’ U-3 unemployment rate of 4.9% is really a bogus statistic, and that the U-6 unemployment rate of 9.7% is a far more accurate indicator. In August of 2016, the “participation rate”1 in the labor force was 62.8% of the eligible population; that was lower than any August of …

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