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  • “Some Consolation” in Anti-Israel Smears

    “Some Consolation” in Anti-Israel Smears

    The Palestinian attempt to join the International Criminal Court to pursue “war crimes” charges against Israel represents the sort of vile and groundless smear employed by Jew-haters throughout history. The Israelis didn't begin last July's “Operation Protective Edge” in order to inflict “genocide” on innocent civilians but to stop the…

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  • The Jumble, The Rumble and The Promise

    Mitt Romney's entry into the 2016 race for the GOP nomination has caught almost every observer of American politics flat-footed. Almost. Some did see it coming. And their entry is not for lack of alternatives. Many among the would-be nominees on the Republican side of the aisle are extremely accomplished:…

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  • Unequal Treatment of Terror Victims

    Unequal Treatment of Terror Victims

    The world seems uniquely outraged over the massacre of French cartoonists and writers at a satirical magazine but it's not easy to explain why. The journalists had been threatened for years and knew they exposed themselves to danger through their work. That wasn't true for the 2,000 slaughtered in Nigeria…

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  • Free Speech for One Side Only

    Free Speech for One Side Only

    Imagine that a fire chief self-published a book making the case for gay marriage, and pleading for greater acceptance of homosexual relationships. Is it conceivable the mayor would fire the long-time public servant for potentially offending some members of his department and citizens of the city? That's the right question…

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  • Rand Paul’s Worst Enemy

    Rand Paul’s Worst Enemy

    The ravings of a 79-year-old former Congressman may help decide the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination. Ron Paul responded to recent massacres in France by blaming the French, not terrorists. He condemned “their risky foreign policy” and “the fantasy that they attack us because they…cannot stand our free…

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  • Islam Gets Special Treatment

    Since 9/11, the Western world's academic, media, political elites have done their best to portray Islam in a favorable light, treating it very differently from all other religions. Criticism of every doctrine, religious or secular, is permitted, often encouraged. But not of Islam. Only positive depictions are allowed. We'll start…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson from David Wilezol: Tacitus, Agricolae, 98 “Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.” “To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call these things empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.” A listener named Alan…

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  • GOP 2016 Meets NASCAR

    As analogies go, NASCAR drivers and GOP candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination work pretty well. Give a listen as former Congressman John Campbell and my senior producer Duane Patterson –both NASCAR junkies– weigh in on the candidate/driver match-ups: Audio: 01-12hhs-nascargop

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