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War with Iran?

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By   14 hours ago

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, Pat Buchanan in “Return of the War Party” wrote, The only way we could eliminate Iran’s nuclear program would be days of air and missile strikes. Iran could retaliate by cutting […]

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John McCain & John Bolton—Neocons Ablaze

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By   14 hours ago

Here is just a small taste of why it was never a good idea to consider John McCain a quality presidential candidate. He and fellow War Dog John Bolton, as Pat Buchanan notes, are calling […]

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Repeal Frankenstein’s O’Care Monster

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By   14 hours ago

The Obama White House is claiming that part of the way Obamacare is written is nothing more than a drafting error. In a ruling this week, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia […]

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War Dogs Rogues Gallery

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By   2 days ago

The varsity cheerleaders for the neocon/nation builders can be found at The Foreign Policy Initiative. Whenever you see mention of FPI, be assured you are looking at the cheerleaders for meddling in foreign entanglements that […]

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The Liz & Dick Problem

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By   2 days ago

The Cheneys are back on the warpath beating neocon drums. Does the pair have neither shame nor comprehension of history? The Cheneys were a big part of the misguided foreign policy that got America into […]

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$24,947 per Obamacare Enrollee?

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By   2 days ago

As billions chase billions trying to fix failed state exchanges, the Obama administration quietly and on no legal basis unshackled the 4.5 million residents of the five U.S. territories from Obamacare. The Ukraine/Malaysia downed flight […]

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Curdling in the Land of Milk & Honey

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By   3 days ago

As the world reads with horror the Israel-Gaza headlines, it is useful to contemplate salient points from Charles Krauthammer about the modern genesis of the strife in the land of milk and honey. Almost 10 […]

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Kill the Second Amendment!

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By   3 days ago

That is exactly what retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens proposes. Notwithstanding that there is zero chance an amendment to kill American gun rights would pass, lunatic proposals such as the current one by Stevens, are […]

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VIDEO: Techies ‘Like’ Rand Paul

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By   2 days ago

Related posts: Paul Ryan and Rand Paul Meet Cato Institute’s Chris Preble and Dan Mitchell VIDEO: Rand Paul Calls Out Obama on 4th Amendment Promise VIDEO: Sen. Rand Paul Speaks at CPAC VIDEO: Rand Paul […]

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RIP Johnny Winter

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By   5 days ago

Related posts: Rand Paul Shocker Go Big or Go Home Johnny Winter at 70: Still a Bluesman Snowy Winter

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Rand Paul Gets It

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By   1 week ago

Related posts: Rand Paul at his Best Paul Ryan and Rand Paul Meet Cato Institute’s Chris Preble and Dan Mitchell War Dogs Growling at Rand Paul I’d Go with Rand Paul and Ted Cruz over […]

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Rick Perry: War Dog

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By   1 week ago

Related posts: How to Protect Your iPhone Obama and Holder Think They Can Try to Tell Rick Perry and Texas How to Conduct Elections! Rick Perry Pro-Life VIDEO: Rick Perry Knows How to Create Jobs

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PODCAST: Rushing to No Judgment on the Iraq War

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By   4 weeks ago

Dick Cheney and John Bolton would prefer that Americans not examine the decade of the Iraq War, but understanding those errors will help the U.S. choose its fights more carefully. Chris Preble comments. Related posts: […]

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Rand Paul at his Best

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By   1 month ago

MEET THE PRESS Kentucky’s junior senator joins David Gregory to talk Iraq and the prospects for a Hillary Clinton 2016 run. Related posts: Hillary Clinton: What A Difference? Rand Paul Shocker Rand Paul Traction I’d […]

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The Beautiful Game: Teamwork

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By   1 month ago

The San Antonio Spurs exemplify teamwork. The videos say it all. Related posts: Solar “Game Changer” It’s a Beautiful Morning VIDEO: Bruins Stun Leafs 5-4 in OT- Win Game 7 with Epic Comeback VIDEO: Union […]

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VIDEO: Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

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By   1 month ago

Featuring the author Barry R. Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science, and Director, Security Studies Program, MIT; with comments by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Blake Hounshell, Deputy Editor, […]

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RIP Johnny Winter: Part II

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By   3 days ago

RIP Johnny Winter. From SwissInfo.com: American blues rock star Johnny Winter, known for his slide-guitar solos and raspy vocals, was found dead on Wednesday in a hotel room outside Zurich, Swiss police said. He was […]

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The Buck Stops Here

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By   6 days ago

Looking for a good read this summer? Peggy Noonan, in The WSJ, refers to David McCullough’s 1992 biography on Harry S. Truman as “magisterial.” “I’m just plain Mr. Truman now, a private citizen,” said the […]

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Something This Good Must Be Illegal

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By   1 week ago

Well, thankfully, Rockport, Maine’s Salt Water Farm Café and Market is open to greet you for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Debbie and I were there twice in 24 hours last week and almost made […]

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R.I.P. Jazz Bass Legend Charlie Haden

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By   1 week ago

From NPR: Haden’s death was announced by his record label, ECM Records, which noted that Ruth Cameron, his wife of 30 years, and his children Josh, Tanya, Rachel and Petra were all by his side […]

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The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth Series II #6

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By   2 weeks ago

Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., has created one of the most vital books on the health of your family you will ever find, The 150 Healthiest Food on Earth. The lavishly illustrated, 358-page weighty tome gives […]

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Good News for a Bellwether of Climate Change

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By   2 weeks ago

Even though annual sea ice levels in the Arctic have fallen in recent years, seasonal sea ice has reached record levels around the mainland of Antarctica. Which is good news for the Adélie population of […]

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Super Bugs vs. the World

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By   2 weeks ago

The worldwide use of antibiotics is on the rise, with more people in poor countries receiving life-saving drugs. But there is a dark side to the world’s growing demand for penicillin and Cipro. Read here […]

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The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth Series II #5

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By   3 weeks ago

Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., has created one of the most vital books on the health of your family you will ever find, The 150 Healthiest Food on Earth. The lavishly illustrated, 358-page weighty tome gives […]

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Join the Jihad

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By   3 weeks ago

Yup, that is just what Barack Obama proposes for America. Has the man learned nothing over his two failed terms in office? Syria poses no threat to America. Syria has not attacked America. And Obama […]

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Did the Establishment GOP Die Last Night?

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By   4 weeks ago

Debbie and I received this letter from Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, last night. In it, Kibbe outlines the outrageous behavior of the GOP establishment. Dick and Debbie, Did the establishment GOP die last night? […]

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Establishment Gunning for Amash

Congressman Justin Amash

By   1 month ago

Establishment GOP groups are aiming to reverse the Tea Party tide by ousting Rep. Justin Amash in his Grand Rapids, Michigan primary in August. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amash’s constituents are more than […]

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Earthquake in Virginia

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By   1 month ago

Despite a huge financial advantage, Eric Cantor lost to David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, in the Republican primary for Virginia’s seventh congressional district. Yes, Mr. Brat’s focus was on immigration, but he […]

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Cantor Dumped, Boehner Next?

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By   1 month ago

Tea party rebels easily succeeded in ridding the House of Eric Cantor for the coming term. Cantor was squashed in the Virginia primary by little-known tea party-backed college professor David Brat. Let’s hope the tea […]

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Rick Scott for Florida

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By   2 months ago

I have met Governor Scott a couple of times at Cato Institute conclaves. Rick Scott came into office with the goal of helping to bring business to Florida. The governor has absolutely delivered on his […]

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Senate Race Update: Coin Flip

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By   3 months ago

You can gauge the race for the Senate daily here using The New York Times statistical-election forecasting machine called LEO. The current odds give Republicans a 55 percent chance of retaking the Senate. What does […]

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Lindsey Graham, a Full-Blown Neocon War Dog

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By   3 months ago

Small government,anti-intervention, constitutional hardliners want no part of the Graham/McCain/Bush/Romney ilk. All are central government, Fed-supporting, centric interventionists. The Washington Examiner reports on Lindsey Graham’s reelection campaign here. Now, while his Republican opponents scramble to […]

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A Neutral United States?

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By   2 weeks ago

Former CIA Chief of the bin Laden unit, Michael Scheuer writes, For now, however, the beginning of wisdom is to look at what is going on in Iraq and Syria and see it clearly. In both […]

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Iraq: Marvelous Phenomena

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By   3 weeks ago

Former CIA Chief of the bin Laden unit, Michael Scheuer writes, For now, however, the beginning of wisdom is to look at what is going on in Iraq and Syria and see it clearly. In both […]

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Iraq: We Had it Won

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By   4 weeks ago

The neocons aren’t the only group to champion the Iraq War. It was a bipartisan effort going back to 2003 when it was supported by Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Madeline Albright points out Cato’s […]

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Marching Toward Hell

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By   4 weeks ago

Michael Scheuer is a twenty-plus-year CIA veteran. From 1996 to 1999, he served as Chief of the bin Laden unit. In Marching Toward Hell, Scheuer writes, “Iraq is another case of the governing elite embarking […]

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Nouri al-Maliki’s Sheer Incompetence

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

By   4 weeks ago

In “Understanding Political Islam,” Cato Institute’s policy analyst Dalibor Rohac writes, “… Iraq, where the divisive politics, authoritarianism, and sheer incompetence of the government of Nouri al-Maliki have played a decisive role in the process […]

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American Foreign Policy—an Abject Failure

Senator Lindsey Graham

By   4 weeks ago

  Here Cato Institute’s John Mueller explains, “American foreign policy at its most active over the last dozen or so years, routinely decorated with extravagant alarmism, has been an abject failure.” On Sunday, Senator Lindsey […]

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Rand Paul’s Right

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By   4 weeks ago

Here Pat Buchanan states that if Barack Obama wants to start a new war effort in Iraq by sending in drones and missiles, he will have to go to Congress for authorization. Pat correctly opines […]

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U.S. Supporting a Sectarian Regime?

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By   4 weeks ago

Here Cato Institute’s Jennifer Keister writes, “Backing Maliki’s government puts the United States in a position of supporting a sectarian regime.” For partnerships to be effective, they generally require effective partners. To be sure, U.S. […]

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