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  • Excusing—and Celebrating—Savagery

    In efforts to explain the savage, senseless butchery of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre, left-leaning commentators referred to “provocation” and a so-called “cycle of violence” involving both sides. Even the president of the United States strained to sound even-handed in the face of a shameless display of Islamist barbarity. “Too many…

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  • USING LIES TO JUSTIFY TERROR

    In efforts to explain the Jerusalem synagogue massacre, left-leaning commentators refer to “Jewish provocation” and a so-called “cycle of violence” involving both sides. They cite the destruction in this summer's Gaza War –a conflict that only began in response to incessant Hamas rocket attacks, and ended as soon as those…

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  • IN 1492, COLUMBUS DISCOVERED….A MOSQUE?!

    Leftwing activists want to replace Columbus Day with “Indigenous Peoples Day” but the President of Turkey might prefer “Islamic Explorers Day.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a delegation of Latin American Muslims that Islamic sailors discovered the New World in 1178, insisting that when Columbus arrived “the religion of Islam was…

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  • WILL NEW SLEEPING BAGS REALLY HELP THE HOMELESS?

    WILL NEW SLEEPING BAGS REALLY HELP THE HOMELESS?

    Good intentions hardly guarantee good results, as a young activist in Seattle is about to discover. Eddie Wang, a recent graduate of University of Washington, is raising money to provide comfortable new sleeping bags for all homeless people in the Seattle area – an estimated 3,000 of them. He's half-way…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    This week's Latin Tuesday lesson courtesy of David Wilezol: Horace – Odes, Book 3 Poem 4 Vis consili expers mole ruit sua “Power without wisdom falls by its own weight” Brought to you by www.billbennett.com

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  • Stupid Myths about Turnout, Demographics and GOP Victory

    You've heard the nonsense: Republicans swept the nation because turnout in the midterm elections was shamefully low, with people of color staying home and allowing a surge of old, angry white males to dominate the contests in state after state. This narrative may make Democrats feel better about the outcome…

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  • Poverty Causes Crime?

    One of the first clues that this Columbia-educated, liberal, Democrat, New York Jew had that there was something wrong at the heart of progressive/left-wing thought was when I read and was taught over and over that “poverty causes crime.” I knew from the first that this was dogma, not truth.…

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  • David Ignatius: A handy checklist for the U.S. effort in Iraq

    As mentioned on the show this morning, the Washington Post column by David Ignatius describing what must go right for the U.S. in Iraq: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-metrics-for-the-us-effort-in-iraq/2014/11/11/a33c6bbc-69ee-11e4-a31c-77759fc1eacc_story.html Brought to you by www.billbennett.com

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  • Where are our Hispanic Voters?

    Our taxes, our wages, our work conditions, our children's education, regulations on our businesses or our employers, our transportation, our roads…..all of these are examples of items that our elected officials vote on that impact our lives.We've just finished an exhausting election season and it's time to sit back and…

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