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Rand Paul: Let The Games Begin

Ron Paul was many Democrats’ favorite Republican when he ran for President in 2008. Paul’s steadfast opposition to the Iraq War along with his proneness to bizarre conspiracy theories, and the energy...

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Kagan Is Not Anti-Military

One meme that has emerged on the front lines of the upcoming nomination fight over Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court is that she is “anti-military”. The argument goes something like this: While Dean of...

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Legal Advisers for Military

Reacting to the same story about a veteran writing in support of Elena Kagan, a conservative commentator at Power Line adds an additional point: First, it’s unfortunate that we’ve reached the point...

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Rand Paul Is Not Racist

While I think he is an ideological fruit-bat in the same overall genus as his father (the “NAFTA superhighway” conspiracy theory weirdness is alone enough to disqualify both of them from elective...

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Deal To Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Presages Success

The White House and Congressional Democrats have reached a deal with the Defense Department to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that bars open military service by homosexuals. The contrasts...

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Arizona Immigration Law Increases Crime

Arizona’s anti-immigration** law has provoked a torrent of outrage across the nation. Some of the outrage is genuine horror at a law that appears to reflect some of the worst racial stereotypes about...

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Service Chiefs Ask For Delay On DADT Repeal

The chiefs of all four military services have weighed in against prospects for an imminent Congressional repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. It is interesting to observe, however,...

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DADT Repeal: It’s About Turf

Despite distorted reports that the military remains unified in opposition to the imminent repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that bars homosexuals from serving openly in the U.S. military,...

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The Price of Anti-Israel Bias

The debate over the violence sparked when a ship bound for Gaza was boarded by Israeli commandos has quickly collapsed into predictable narratives. Most critics of Israel have been quick to ignore the...

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Anti-Israel Meme Unraveling

Since Israel interdicted six ships claiming to carry humanitarian aid to Gaza, the dominant meme surrounding the incident has been that the resulting casualties were just further evidence of Israel’s...

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Trent Lott and Helen Thomas, Double Standards in Action

When Trent Lott was caught saying things that implied admiration for the racist past of Strom Thurmond, he quickly apologized and began the normal ritual of damage control. Nonetheless, critics hounded...

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“Humanitarian Aid” Shipments True Goal: “The End of Israel”

Unexpected consequences from Israel’s stumbling into an ambush on its mission to interdict a dual-purpose blockade-running/humanitarian aid ship on the high seas continue to proliferate. The most...

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California: The Insane Asylum of American Politics

The dramatic resurgence of Republican fortunes since 2008 may be developing into an electoral steamroller in time for midterm elections. Most observers expect Democrats to lose most of their margin in...

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With Friends Like These Who Needs Enemies

After Helen Thomas quickly submitted her resignation rather than fight against the fallout from her taped remarks that appeared to many to be anti-Semitic, it would have been reasonable to expect the...

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Israel: Condemned “No Matter What We Do”

I recently noted that the cost of persistent anti-Israel bias may be to make Israel care less and less about international opinion at all. This prediction may be confirmed by some remarks from Israel’s...

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Kagan Nomination One Win for Moderates Among Many Setbacks

Elena Kagan, President Obama’s choice to replace retiring Justice Stevens on the Supreme Court has been attacked by purist progressives (repeatedly and at great length) for her record of hiring a few...

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Anti-Oil Elitism

There are many different types of elitism and, contrary to populist memes or egalitarianism, not all of them are bad. Elitism in the workplace is a force to motivate higher achievement and to punish...

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Is Afghanistan Lost? Is Pakistan?

Recent days have seen new rumblings from anti-war activists against the war — not Iraq, where U.S. disengagement is well underway, but Afghanistan. One progressive commentator contends that the left...

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Which Palestinians Do You Support?

Critics of Israel’s blockade on direct shipments to Gaza insist that they aren’t anti-Semites, aren’t opposed to Israel, and aren’t supporters of Hamas. Rather, they insist, they only support the...

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Congressman Assaults Student Activist

Big Government links to the video. And let’s be clear — this is assault and battery. The fact that Congressman Etheridge (D-NC) only struck at the camera is not relevant. Because the camera was being...

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