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  • Boundary line drawn over N Korea nuke issue (China will not allow US to attack N Korea)

    04/17/2017 5:39:24 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 107 replies
    Global Times ^ | 4/18/17 | Unnamed Chinese Communist
    Military action against North Korea is not an easy question to answer. If the blow is light, Pyongyang's military power would remain intact, and South Koreans could potentially face a revenge attack of some kind. One can only hope that Washington reaches out to Seoul for a second opinion. If the blow is heavy, the Chinese people will not allow their government to remain passive when the armies of the US and South Korea start a war and try to take down the Pyongyang regime. The Chinese will not let something like that happen, especially on the same land where...
  • The Never-Ending War in Afghanistan

    03/13/2017 1:14:55 PM PDT · by Theoria · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 March 2017 | Andrew J. Bacevich
    Remember Afghanistan? The longest war in American history? Ever? When it comes to wars, we Americans have a selective memory. The Afghan war, dating from October 2001, has earned the distinction of having been forgotten while still underway. President Trumps Inaugural Address included no mention of Afghanistan. Nor did his remarks last month at a joint session of Congress. For the new commander in chief, the war there qualifies at best as an afterthought assuming, that is, he has thought about it all. A similar attitude prevails on Capitol Hill. Congressional oversight has become pro forma. Last week Gen....
  • MARK LEVIN: Rubio educates Tillerson

    01/11/2017 3:07:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | January 11, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin Verified account ‏@marklevinshow Rubio educates Tillerson Gloves OFF: Rubio takes Putin-squish Tillerson to the WOODSHED "It should not be hard to say V'Ladimir Putin's army has comitted war crimes in Alleppo."conservativereview.com
  • With Trump Set To Accede An Otherworldly Pessimism Engulfs the Democrats

    01/05/2017 5:04:40 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 51 replies
    The Sun (New York) ^ | January 3, 2017 | Conrad Black
    Like most people, I had hoped for the customary settling down after the tumultuous and nasty election. We have been denied that, not by the candidates, who have been dignified, but by the outgoing administration. I have written here and elsewhere before that this has been the most incompetent administration since James Buchanan brought on the Civil War, but I had not realized how the immunity to severe criticism afforded President Obama, because of his pigmentation, had been allowed to disguise how inept this administration has been, how authoritarian and sleazy, and how the presidents demiurgic vanity has gone almost...
  • Why Catholics play dumb (truncated)

    01/04/2017 3:03:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 8 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 01/04/2017 | David Mills
    full title:. Those who shy away from explaining and defending the faith may have good reasons to do so It troubles me that members of the Church cannot defend the faith without referring me to a priest, wrote Cordi. I love Catholicism, she said in a comment on my last article, and I wish I could convert, but there are some real hurdles to the doctrine that I cant overcome. She wasnt happy with Catholics who couldnt answer her questions and palmed her off on a priest. Protestant and Catholic apologists jump on stories like this, for different reasons. They...
  • Sorry, Liberals. Bigotry Didnt Elect Donald Trump.

    12/26/2016 6:23:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 26, 2016 | David Paul Kuhn
    Donald J. Trump won the white working-class vote over Hillary Clinton by a larger margin than any major-party nominee since World War II. Instead of this considerable achievement inspiring introspection, figures from the heights of journalism, entertainment, literature and the Clinton campaign continue to suggest that Mr. Trump won the presidency by appealing to the bigotry of his supporters. As Bill Clinton recently said, the one thing Mr. Trump knows is how to get angry white men to vote for him. This stereotyping of Trump voters is not only illiberal, it falsely presumes Mr. Trump won because of his worst...
  • Three issues I changed my mind about in 2016

    01/01/2017 12:03:01 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 31, 2016 | Ilya Somin
    This year saw a major, unexpected political upheaval in both the United States and Europe. ... . . . there are some issues that this years events led me to change my mind about. Here are three of the most important. I. The Perils of Polarization. ... II. Should We Bring Back the Smoke-Filled Rooms? ... III. Rethinking the Unitary Executive.
  • Clintons Position Erodes Significantly Since Labor Day Forecast

    10/04/2016 3:01:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Observer ^ | October 4, 2016 | Cliston Brown
    The Democrat is still favored to win, but much will depend on whether her touted organizational advantages produce results A month after the traditional Labor Day kickoff to the campaign season, Hillary Clintons position in the Electoral College has eroded significantly, but The Party Crasher still rates her a solid favorite to become the nations 45th president in a months time. After examining 19 states, as well as two congressional districts that each possess a single electoral vote, this columnist has issued 16 ratings changes since the September holiday, and every one of these changes reflects a downgrading of Clintons...
  • Im Not Crazy, You Are (Trump vs Clinton Debate)

    09/27/2016 5:07:26 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    Taki Mag ^ | September 27, 2016 | Joe Bob Briggs
    NEW YORK—If you study Method acting at one of the great New York studios that grew out of the Stanislavsky system, the first thing they teach you is that acting is not about speaking, it’s about reacting. “Always watch the actor who is not speaking,” the great Freddie Kareman used to tell his classes at Carnegie Hall. “If he’s engaged and focused and concentrated, that’s when you’ll see his craft.” Or as Martin Scorsese once told me, “Pay no attention to the words. We’ll change the words. We’re looking for what’s underneath the words.” The great thing about watching a...
  • LORETTA LYNCH vs. OMAR MATEEN

    06/22/2016 4:40:14 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 80 replies
    6/22/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    MATEEN: "I shot up the Pulse Club because I am a member of ISIS." LYNCH: "No you're not." MATEEN:"Wait, what? Yes I am..." LYNCH: "No, this has nothing to do with Muslim terrorism. I have no idea why you did this, but it wasn't radical Islam." MATEEN: "WHAT!? Did you even read what I told the 911 operator? I gave explicit Quranic justification. This is jihad, a holy crusade against pagans, blasphemers, and homosexuals." LYNCH: "No, this is definitely not a Muslim thing. You are not a true Muslim, and you defame a great religion by saying so." MATEEN: "Huh!?...
  • Mocking Critics, Donald Trump Says He Can Win Without Republican Unity

    04/30/2016 4:06:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ADAM NAGOURNEY
    BURLINGAME, Calif. Donald J. Trump got a taste on Friday of what his next month of campaigning in California could be like. He was forced to exit his motorcade and walk through a field, climbing an embankment with Secret Service agents helping him, to avoid angry demonstrators on the street. We went under a fence and through a fence, and oh, boy, it felt like I was crossing the border, actually, Mr. Trump said when he finally made it to a ballroom to speak at Californias Republican Party convention. For the next 25 minutes, though, Mr. Trump spoke little...
  • What's Wrong With US?

    03/07/2016 2:47:10 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 45 replies
    http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/misc/687.pdf ^ | March 7, 2016 | LurkedLongEnough Innumerable Sources Unmoderated International
    Most people want to know: Have I turned into a "Jesus nut" after leaving Connecticut for Texas five years ago? Not really - but I have some keener observations about US culture, sharpened by living in Texas. Skip the rest if you don't have an open mind. Most of the comments on this forum about refugees going home out of disgust with the West are amusing, esp from my perspective of being an American with a college education, successful career & loving, stable family. All of these things are granted by God through his means and a lifetime of hard...
  • Caller: My Republican Friends and Relatives Won't Vote for Trump

    01/04/2016 5:32:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 245 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Sarah in Billings, Montana, Sarah, I'm glad you waited. Happy to welcome you to the program. Hi. CALLER: I'm a conservative. My family members are conservatives. Several family members said they will not vote if Donald Trump gets the nomination. I'm concerned the same thing will happen like the last election. Just wondering what your thoughts are. RUSH: Well, my thoughts are I need to ask you some questions. Let's see. You won't vote Trump if he gets the nomination, and that a lot of Republicans won't show up if he does. And that we'll just...
  • Ted Cruz GOES OFF On Washington Post After Cartoonist Depicts His Kids As Monkeys

    12/22/2015 4:55:20 PM PST · by VinL · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/22/15 | Chuck Ross
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slammed The Washington Post on Tuesday after the paper depicted his two young daughters as monkeys in an editorial cartoon. In an article accompanying her drawing, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes wrote that while it is an "unspoken rule in editorial cartooning that a politician’s children are off-limits," she felt that Cruz's daughters, Caroline and Catherine, were "fair game" because the Republican presidential candidate used them in a Christmas parody video Ted Cruz uses his kids as political props https://t.co/gKT8Jhjm17 pic.twitter.com/GNfoP4batF — Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) December 22, 2015 Cruz responded, urging Telnaes to attack him...
  • Dangerous Compassion in the Syrian Refugee Debate? (without prudence = disaster)

    11/29/2015 2:22:33 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    NC Register ^ | November 24, 2015 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    G.K. Chesterton wrote that “the modern world is full of the old Christian virtues gone mad. The virtues have gone mad because they have been isolated from each other and are wandering alone.” His observation seems applicable to the current debate about taking in Syrian refugees. The “modern world” in this case is made up of the European elites, the Obama administration and Christian clerics who follow their lead. The virtue gone mad is compassion. What Chesterton probably had in mind when he wrote about “mad” virtues was Aristotle’s doctrine of the mean (which was later adopted by Aquinas). According...
  • The Lesson of Paris (they were entirely predictable)

    11/19/2015 2:38:51 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 17, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    People observe a minute of silence at the Trocadero in Paris Nov. 16. (CNS photo/Philippe Wojazer, Reuters) Of all the commentaries on the Paris massacres I’ve read, the one that seems most perceptive is a piece by Judith Bergman for the Gatestone Institute titled “How Can Anyone Be Shocked?” Indeed. The attacks had all the inevitability of a Greek tragedy: they were entirely predictable. Nevertheless many reacted with “shock,” including Angela Merkel, David Cameron, and the Vatican. As Bergman writes: After 9/11 in the United States; the 2004 Madrid train bombings, which killed nearly 200 and wounded 2,000; and...
  • Cruz’s pyrrhic victory: He’s looking better and better — but that means disaster for the GOP

    11/09/2015 5:18:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Salon ^ | November 9, 2015 | Sean Illing
    If you thought Ted Cruz was going away anytime soon, I’ve got some bad news. The singularly annoying obstructionist has real staying power, and he’s as well-positioned as any of the candidates moving forward. The more Cruz irks his opponents, the more he grandstands, the more entrenched and profitable his campaign becomes. Even Cruz’s Republican colleagues appear resigned to this fact. “Ted Cruz has been branded a ‘wacko bird’ by a Senate colleague,” write Katie Zezima and David Weigel in the Washington Post. “A GOP consultant labeled him a show horse, and a strategist for a rival presidential campaign call...
  • Where Are the China Hawks?

    07/07/2015 10:30:26 AM PDT · by Theoria · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03 June 2015 | Peter Beinart
    On Monday, Lindsey Graham announced his presidential candidacy in a speech devoted mostly to foreign policy. He mentioned variations of the word Islam six times. He said the nuclear ambitions of the radical Islamists who control Iran constitute the biggest threat to the United States. He twice emphasized his devotion to Israel. And once, about halfway through his remarks, he mentioned China. In American politics today, especially in the GOP, Grahams priorities are typical. Two years ago, during Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagels contentious seven-and-a-half-hour grilling by the Armed Services Committee, senators mentioned Israel 178 times and Iran 171...
  • Yes, Rachel Dolezal Is Black

    06/17/2015 5:01:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, Rachel Dolezal, the former local head of the Spokane NAACP, a lecturer in Africana studies at Eastern Washington University, and a proud black woman, was revealed to be a non-proud white woman. She lied about her personal history: She said her parents whipped her when they lived in South Africa, that she underwent rape and physical abuse, that the KKK targeted her with swastikas and nooses. No evidence exists to support any of this. Her parents point out that Dolezal has no black ancestry, and grew up in a Montana home as the child of two white parents....
  • The Other Terror Threat[Right-wing extremists?]

    06/16/2015 8:12:24 AM PDT · by Theoria · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 16 June 2016 | David Schanzer and Charles Kurzman
    This month, the headlines were about a Muslim man in Boston who was accused of threatening police officers with a knife. Last month, two Muslims attacked an anti-Islamic conference in Garland, Tex. The month before, a Muslim man was charged with plotting to drive a truck bomb onto a military installation in Kansas. If you keep up with the news, you know that a small but steady stream of American Muslims, radicalized by overseas extremists, are engaging in violence here in the United States.But headlines can mislead. The main terrorist threat in the United States is not from violent Muslim...