Attack Machine

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Poor, poor pitiful me…

“It’s terrifying to put the target on your forehead. And it sets you up for all sorts of attacks and armies of brownshirts and bots and worse, and the only way you can do it is if you feel you have to. You have to! You don’t have an option. You have to.”

— Meryl Streep, overrated martyr, speaking out against Trump

By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces.

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Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces. President Trump makes silly, absurd and obviously false statements about various topics. It's like a...

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A ‘Red Team’ Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science

Steven Koonin Tomorrow’s March for Science will draw many thousands in support of evidence-based policy making and against the politicization of science. A concrete step toward those worthy goals would be to convene a “Red Team/Blue Team” process for climate science,...

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CO2 Making the Earth Greener

Carl Zimmer at NYT For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out what all the carbon dioxide we have been putting into the atmosphere has been doing to plants. It turns out that the best place to find an answer is where no plants can survive: the icy wastes...

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The Climate Yawns

Holman Jenkins at WSJ The oddest criticism of Donald Trump’s climate action this week was the claim, mentioned almost triumphantly by every news source, that it would save few coal jobs. The economic and technological forces, especially the flood of low-carbon natural...

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For six years Obama was Putin’s bitch

Rebecca Heinrichs at NRO Remember how tough Obama was on Vladimir Putin? Nope, nobody does. ...The pretense for leaking information about a late-December call between General Michael Flynn, then Donald Trump’s designee for...

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Do we prescribe liposuction for anorexics? Then why “sex change” surgery for boys who think they’re girls?

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Trans Science

Do we prescribe liposuction for anorexics? Then why "sex change" surgery for boys who think they're girls? Mary Hasson at The Federalist It didn’t take long for the inaugural scientific conference of the U.S. Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) to...

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“So many people are fed up of listening to the government lie to them about margarine and climate change that when something is actually true and beneficial they don’t listen.”

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Climate Scientists: “Glassy-eyed cult”

“So many people are fed up of listening to the government lie to them about margarine and climate change that when something is actually true and beneficial they don’t listen." The UK Guardian The man tipped as frontrunner for the role of science adviser to Donald...

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Fake News, Hate-crime edition

Someone has kindly collated a list of phony hate crimes since President Trump was elected. Here are just a few: The Texas family whose car and motorcycle were burned, and whose garage was spray-painted with “n—-r lover”, only to have his wife later reveal that her...

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How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

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Climate science corruption (again)

How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data David Rose for the Daily Mail The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a...

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The satellites don’t lie

Dr. Roy Spencer: Strong December Cooling Leads to 2016 Being Statistically Indistinguishable from 1998 The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for December 2016 was +0.24 deg. C, down substantially from the November value of +0.45...

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More hot hair from the warmists

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How hot was it, Johnny?

More hot hair from the warmists WSJ By now you’ve seen the headline: 2016 was the hottest year on record. The news has been paired with predictions of civilization’s imminent demise. But a closer look at the evidence reveals that the political heat is overwrought—and...

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Oh, there’s no fascism like liberal fascism…

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Climate bullies at work

Oh, there's no fascism like liberal fascism... Robert Bryce at National Review A July 2014 e-mail from Judd Legum, an editor at ThinkProgress, to billionaire Democratic climate activist (and former coal-mine investor) Tom Steyer exposes the climate-change McCarthyism...

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Dr. Sowell retires at age 86. May he enjoy a long, healthy retirement.

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14 great lines from Thomas Sowell

Dr. Sowell retires at age 86. May he enjoy a long, healthy retirement. Here is a sampling of that brilliance and wit. 1. "It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." 2. "Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant...

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…of Aleppo, and more generally of Syria, the United States watched. As we watched, we made excuses, and occasionally we ornamented our excuses with eloquence.

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Eloquent cowardice

...of Aleppo, and more generally of Syria, the United States watched. As we watched, we made excuses, and occasionally we ornamented our excuses with eloquence. Leon Wieseltier in the Washington Post. Contemplating the extermination of Aleppo and its people, I was...

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Aleppo represents a meltdown of the West’s moral and political will — and in particular, a collapse of U.S. leadership

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Obama’s Syrian Legacy

Aleppo represents a meltdown of the West’s moral and political will — and in particular, a collapse of U.S. leadership The Washington Post editorial board 12/14/2106 THE BATTLE for Aleppo is ending in catastrophe, both for the tens of thousands of people who have been...

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The real issue is whether in the future we will have open discussion of political issues and free elections. Think about what we have now — a federal bureaucracy that is fiercely partisan.

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Hold your nose, toss the grenade

The real issue is whether in the future we will have open discussion of political issues and free elections. Think about what we have now — a federal bureaucracy that is fiercely partisan. Paul Rahe's open letter to Never Trumpers I am not here to condemn the...

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…reductionist, fact-averse rhetoric contributes to the idea that climate-change discussion should be a two-sided, cartoonish fight between those who say it is not real and those who say it is the worst problem facing humanity

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Nope, the Marshall Islands are not sinking

...reductionist, fact-averse rhetoric contributes to the idea that climate-change discussion should be a two-sided, cartoonish fight between those who say it is not real and those who say it is the worst problem facing humanity Bjorn Lomborg in WSJ Using historic...

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