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“Popular wisdom holds that Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Russia failed because of the severity of the Russian winter. But they always have winter in Russia. It’s kind of their thing. It wasn’t the weather that did Bonaparte in, but rather his failures of planning and organization.

For Republicans, a hostile press is the Russian winter. If you’re not prepared for it, go back to Corsica.”

— Chris Stirewalt, Fox News

…we hear a great deal about economic “inequality,” a term that, in an open and dynamic society, means almost nothing

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The politics of blame

Kevin Williamson at National Review The politics of blame are a funny thing. We will blame anybody and everybody for any and all imaginable problems — except the people who actually have blame coming. Nobody really cares very much about evidence, reason, argument,... read more

Health insurance with an $11,000 annual deductible. Great job, Barry!

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ObamaCare death spiral update

Holman Jenkins at WSJ It’s hard to exaggerate the alchemy of distortions that are turning ObamaCare into such a pending disaster that big insurers like Aetna, Anthem, Humana and UnitedHealth Group, once supporters, can’t cut back their participation fast enough.... read more

Bill Clinton Got Millions From World’s Biggest Sharia Law Education Firm

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Team Clinton cashes in on Sharia

Richard Pollock at the Daily Caller Former President Bill Clinton collected $5.6 million in fees from GEMS Education, a Dubai-based company that teaches Sharia Law through its network of more than 100 schools in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, according to a Daily... read more

What a sniveling coward we have as president.

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Obama’s “collective” excuse.

Good thing Bush got rid of Saddam Hussein because that frightened Moammar Gadhafi into destroying his nukes. Obama/Hillary after condemning Bush for years for not planning for post-Saddam Iraq helped overthrow Gadhafi without a plan for what would come next. That led... read more

Obama and his fellow race baiting Democrats have police blood on their hands

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Black lives lies matter

Heather Mac Donald For two years American police departments have endured relentless attacks from the Obama administration, its media allies and the Black Lives Matter movement alleging that U.S. law enforcement is a racist, deadly threat to African-Americans. A... read more

Obama’s whole foreign policy rests on him believing he could tame the Iranian beast. Pride goeth before the fall.

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Obama’s big, ego-driven Iranian fiasco

Bret Stephens What diplomats call the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—known to the rest of us as the Disastrous Iran Deal—was agreed in Vienna a year ago this week. Now comes a status update, courtesy of our friends at the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, or BfV.... read more

Radicals have infested the EPA. No aspect of American life is safe from the “green” monster

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Obama’s EPA sticks nose into farming

Bruce E. Dale in the WSJ A basic fact about agricultural products such as grains and oilseeds is that the carbon in them, called biogenic carbon, came from the atmosphere. Biogenic carbon will return to the atmosphere when these products are consumed, such as when... read more

Facts won’t deter “Black Lives Matter” or Democrats who benefit from racial division

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Study finds no racial bias in police shootings

New York Times A new study confirms that black men and women are treated differently in the hands of law enforcement. They are more likely to be touched, handcuffed, pushed to the ground or pepper-sprayed by a police officer, even after accounting for how, where and... read more

“Family values,” roundly mocked by the left in the 1990s, make all the difference in how a life will unfold.

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Progressives ignore social science they don’t like

George Will The report was so “seismic” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s word — that Lyndon Johnson’s administration released it on the Fourth of July weekend, 1966, hoping it would not be noticed. But the Coleman report did disturb various dogmatic slumbers and vested... read more

The president hails the Paris Agreement again—even though it will solve nothing and cost trillions.

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Obama: let’s blow $ trillions for trifles

Bjorn Lomborg When President Obama flew to Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, promoting their climate-change policies was near the top of the agenda. “The Paris Agreement was a... read more

Bill & Loretta: much to do about nothing, or a clever scheme?

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What was Bubba up to?

Chris Stirewalt at Fox WHAT WAS BUBBA UP TO? It’s no wonder the Clintons had so many special counsels and investigators trolling through their administration. If Bill Clinton doesn’t have better sense than to be spotted going into a private conversation with the woman... read more

Maybe the GOP should sue Trump for non-compliance

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Is Trump really running?

Jim Geraghty Why is anyone surprised that talk of a delegate revolt at the convention in Cleveland is picking up? Donald Trump isn’t doing the basic tasks a presidential candidate is supposed to do. He isn’t hiring staff; he has about 30 paid staff around the country... read more

“We’re trying to get as much information about this investigation out as possible,” Lynch said.

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DOJ’s Orlando double-speak

Just not the part that demonstrates Mateen’s jihadi motives. In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the... read more

From the mouths of fools

Let’s stipulate that there are millions of gay Americans who are not this obtuse. You won’t hear their voices in this video. Want to know what many people in the middle east thought of the Orlando massacre? As a bilingual Arabic and English speaker from... read more

Upside down in Progressiveville

The President and the NYT editorial board, among others, claim that a “culture of hate” toward gays was a prime cause for the Orlando massacre. Islam? Hardly mentioned, if at all. Oh, never say that. Never note that many Muslims consider homosexuality a... read more

Don’t shoot back? Really?

The quickest way to end a gunman slaughtering innocents is for someone to shoot him before he can pull the trigger again. Common sense, right? LA Times Stickers and posters featuring a rainbow-colored version of the Gadsden flag and the hashtag #ShootBack were raising... read more

The left now targets scientific dissent

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Liberal fascism wears a green dress

Anthony Watts Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is now the latest state prosecutor to start investigating conservative groups with supposed ties to ExxonMobil, after she issued a subpoena for 40 years of internal company documents and communications with a... read more