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Matthew Clark Matthew Clark is Associate Counsel for Government Affairs and Media Advocacy with the ACLJ. A lifelong citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Matthew Clark lives with his wife and three boys in Northern Virginia. Matthew Clark is a contributor to the ACLJ's Docket Blog, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, and other publications on critical constitutional and policy matters facing our nation and the fight for human rights worldwide. Previously, Matthew Clark served as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Walter S. Felton, Jr., Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Matthew Clark has been blogging about politics and policy for nearly a decade.

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    Palestinian Authority Directly Responsible for Terrorist Attacks on Israel

    My colleagues and I at the ACLJ have long warned about the dangers of embracing the Palestinian “unity government” formed by the Palestine Authority and the terrorist group Hamas.

    Now a federal court has held that the Palestinian Authority itself is directly responsible for terrorist attacks carried out on Israeli civilians.

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    Hollywood’s Self-Indulgent Delusional Demagoguery

    Last night, Hollywood conducted its annual ritual of worshiping at the altar of self-indulgence and self-love, the Oscars.

    As part of this cultish ritual, the event included the traditional parade of political leftist propaganda. The liberal elites of Hollywood take to the microphone to tout whatever the leftist cause de jour happens to be, as the rest of Hollywood eats it up with standing ovations.

    For anyone who has an ounce of critical thinking ability (critical thinking, not PC dogmatic zombism), it’s almost unbearable to watch (it’s like watching sausage being made, with rotten meat, and then watching someone eat it, on prime-time TV).

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    The Disconnect Between President Obama and President Obama on ISIS

    President Obama is now asking Congress for authority to declare war on ISIS – the Islamic State – something ISIS declared on America more than two years ago.

    Putting aside the debate of whether he actually needs congressional authority to continue to take the fight to this terrorist army or whether what he is requesting being authorized to do is sufficient, there is a vast conflict and contrast emerging within President Obama’s “strategy.”

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    Finally Someone on the Left Gets It: It’s Not “Violent Extremism,” It’s Radical Islam

    Finally, someone on the Left gets it.

    You won’t hear me say that often, but when someone is right, they’re right.

    Iraq War veteran and current Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2) didn’t mince words in explaining how she feels about the Obama Administration’s insistence that we only refer to terrorists as “violent extremists” and not radical Islamists.

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    Virginia County to Interrogate Homeschool Teens about Their Religious Beliefs

    A school board in Virginia is considering the repeal of a policy that would have forced 14-year-old minors to stand before the school board to be interrogated about their religious beliefs.

    The Goochland County policy is aimed at homeschool families that fall under Virginia’s decades-old religious exemption statute, which acknowledges parents’ rights to direct the upbringing and education of their children.

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    Boko Haram’s Radical Islamic Jihadist Army Barbarically Murders 2,000 More

    As the world has watched the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, France last week, as radical Islamic jihadists murdered over a dozen innocent civilians and struck at the very heart of freedom, another terrorist group carried out what is being called the “second-deadliest terrorist attack in modern history.”

    Boko Haram, a radical Islamic jihadist army similar in its barbaric tactics to ISIS, slaughtered an estimated 2,000 innocent human beings last week, literally exterminating an entire city in northern Nigeria.

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    Planned Parenthood: Abortion by Any Other Name, Still Raking in Huge Profits at the Taxpayer’s Expense

    Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report is a sobering reminder that it remains the unquestioned leader of the Culture of Death.

    As it has seen across the board increases in abortions, taxpayer dollars, and profits during President Obama’s time in office, Planned Parenthood continues to play the American people for fools.

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    ISIS Reportedly Beheads Four Christian Children in Iraq for Refusing to Convert to Islam

    The brutality and barbarism of ISIS – the Islamic State – has been well documented, but the latest report is unspeakable.

    The Christian “Vicar of Baghdad,” the Rev. Canon Andrew White, recounted that ISIS jihadists recently beheaded four Christian children.

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    A White House Connection in the IRS Scandal?

    The IRS scandal just took a turn for the worse, exposing what may be further political abuse by the Obama Administration.

    It has recently come to light that the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department is in possession of over 2,500 pages of documents that may show that the IRS and the White House were colluding to illegally obtain confidential taxpayer information and that the White House used that information in an attempt to harm its political enemies.

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    Schumer: Stimulus “Was a Mistake,” ObamaCare Addressed “Wrong Problem”; But Still Doesn’t Get It

    Yesterday, liberal Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer lambasted Democrats for the political failure of both ObamaCare and the stimulus.

    While he certainly has not changed his core belief that government can solve all the people’s ills (and said as much), he slammed his party for its political failures.

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    Surprise: 30,000 “Lost” Lois Lerner IRS Emails Turn Up

    Surprise. Surprise.

    30,000 of Lois Lerner’s mysteriously “lost” emails, which the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress claimed were gone forever, have been found.

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    The Power of Satire – President Obama’s Lawlessness Excoriated on SNL

    You know its bad for President Obama when the late night comedy shows start cutting through his Administration’s mainstream media-memorizing spin and exposing his lawlessness.

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    Obama Administration Grubered Americans on ObamaCare Enrollment

    The lesson we learn from Jonathan Gruber (the MIT professor turned high-paid ObamaCare architect who admitted the Administration deceived the public to pass ObamaCare) is that the Obama Administration will do or say anything to prop up ObamaCare.

    You know the litany of lies (you can keep you plan, no abortion funding, not a tax, etc.), but now we have a brand new deception: ObamaCare’s enrollment numbers.

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    The American Voter isn’t “Stupid” – The American Voter was Lied to

    The architect of ObamaCare was just caught on camera calling the American people “stupid.”

    Jonathan Gruber, the principle designer of the President’s prized health care law and former paid consultant for the Obama Administration, admitted what the Left thinks about the American people, saying that the only reason that they were able to pass ObamaCare was “the stupidity of the American voter.”

    But it’s not that he’s calling us “stupid” that is so outrageous; it’s that we were lied to.

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    Lawn Care, Dry Cleaning and 7 Other Things More Money is Spent on Than Politics

    The Left, licking its wounds from its stunning defeat this week at the polls, has gone back to incessantly complaining about the amount of money in politics.

    It is estimated that $3.7 billion dollars was spent this election cycle. To the Left, this is a horrible, terrible, no good, dirty, astroturfing.

    But the irony of all the decrying from the Left is just how little, comparatively, we spend on politics.

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