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    Lena Dunham message aimed at the key “stupid women” demographic

    Lena Dunham message aimed at the key "stupid women" demographic

    As we get closer to the November elections, flopsweat is beginning to set in among Democrats. All evidence shows that not only are voters looking more favorably upon the GOP, whether from adherence to principle or abhorrence of Obama, and the intensity of GOP voters is much higher than that measured among potential Democrat voters. The only chance that the Democrats have in November is | Read More »

    Apple and Google make the right decision on privacy

    Apple and Google make the right decision on privacy

    Last Thursday, FBI Director James B. Comey had a bit of a hissy fit over the news that Apple and Google are outfitting their phone operating systems with encryption that will be virtually impossible to break: FBI Director James B. Comey sharply criticized Apple and Google on Thursday for developing forms of smartphone encryption so secure that law enforcement officials cannot easily gain access to | Read More »

    Americans forced out of US military; illegal aliens allowed to enlist

    Americans forced out of US military; illegal aliens allowed to enlist

    This is an interesting juxtaposition of events. On the one hand, the armed forces are undergoing a reduction in force, thousands of junior enlisted men and women are being denied the opportunity to re-enlist while a few thousand junior and mid-grade officers and non-commissioned officers are being involuntarily separated or retired. Many of those are currently serving in combat: Of the more than 1,100 Army captains | Read More »

    Not one cent more. The @NRSC is about to reap what it has sown

    Not one cent more. The @NRSC is about to reap what it has sown

    Politico is reporting that former candidate for the US Senate from Kansas, Dr. Milton Wolf, is in talks with independent candidate Greg Orman: Milton Wolf, the tea party candidate who battled Sen. Pat Roberts in a bitter Republican primary fight, is considering some political payback: Endorsing Kansas independent Greg Orman, sources said Thursday night. But there’s a big catch: To win Wolf’s endorsement, Orman must | Read More »

    Justice Ginsburg advocates aborting the poor

    Justice Ginsburg advocates aborting the poor

    Yesterday I posted on a recent essay by Obamacare architect, Ezekiel Emanuel, who claimed that he only intended to live until he was 75. He made a point of saying that he didn’t wish to inflict his vision on anyone else, but the metrics he laid out for continuing life are sadly widespread in a medical profession that has ceased to see its role as | Read More »

    First Infantry Division Headquarters ordered to Iraq

    First Infantry Division Headquarters ordered to Iraq

    This is a follow up to my post yesterday. Via the Army Times: The 1st Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Iraq in the coming weeks as the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, officials announced Thursday. The Big Red One, of Fort Riley, Kansas, will be the first division headquarters to go to Iraq since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. About 500 | Read More »

    Combat pay authorized for US advisors in Iraq; combat operations on case-by-case basis.

    Combat pay authorized for US advisors in Iraq; combat operations on case-by-case basis.

    Back in June, when the potential October Surprise of military action against ISIS was only a dim gleam in Obama’s eye, some 300 US advisors were deployed to Iraq. What was notable about this deployment was that they were not authorized combat pay. As I noted at the time: It is difficult to see how we help Iraqis “take the fight to the terrorists” if | Read More »

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    Obamacare architect: 75 years is enough for anybody

    Obamacare architect: 75 years is enough for anybody

    An interesting essay by Obamacare architect, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel called Why I Hope to Die at 75 is making the rounds. It is significant for a couple of reasons. First, it provides an insight into how the secular elites are coming to regard life. Secondly, Emanuel had, and continues to have, enormous influence on how health care policy is developed in the United States. Let | Read More »

    Obama orders Army division headquarters to Iraq

    Obama orders Army division headquarters to Iraq

    Presumably this group will be deploying in flip-flops so they won’t constitute “boots on the ground”: As the U.S. expands its war against the Islamic State, the Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq. Officials have not identified the division that will deploy — the first division headquarters to go to Iraq since the U.S. withdrawal in 2011. An official announcement is | Read More »

    Nothing says respect like a smart salute

    Nothing says respect like a smart salute

    From Army Field Manual 7-21.13, The Soldier’s Guide: 4-7. The salute is not simply an honor exchanged. It is a privileged gesture of respect and trust among soldiers. Remember the salute is not only prescribed by regulation but is also recognition of each other’s commitment, abilities, and professionalism. In a way we shouldn’t be surprised. After living through the dark years of the Clinton regime | Read More »

    Inconvenient baby killed for mother’s right to choose, but gets a bad poem in its honor

    Inconvenient baby killed for mother's right to choose, but gets a bad poem in its honor

    For most of the time since Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton were decided, even pro-abort liberals were of the opinion that abortion was a last resort. This culminated in Clinton’s famous promise to keep abortion “safe, legal, and rare.” That consensus is evaporating as pro-life forces are winning significant victories within the corrupt legal structure laid out in Roe v. Wade. With each | Read More »

    @joshledermanAP swoons over Obama’s airstrikes

    @joshledermanAP swoons over Obama's airstrikes

    Last night the United States and the Coalition of the Useless launched the first round of airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria. It was a predominantly American affair but a handful of Arab states tagged along as window dressing: The attack was carried out using a mixture of warplanes dropping bombs, remotely piloted aircraft and ships firing cruise missiles. Aircraft from several Arab states took | Read More »

    Women’s sports: the next victim of tolerance

    Women's sports: the next victim of tolerance

    If society survives long enough it  will look back upon the first couple of decades of this century as the point where sexual deviance was mainstreamed in the name of tolerance, the deity du jour of the American left and libertarians. While most attention has focused on the immense effort devoted to making sure that the small percentage of homosexuals (who make up a blessedly | Read More »

    Pre-game prayer ban defied in Tennessee

    Pre-game prayer ban defied in Tennessee

    For nearly eighty years the Oneida (Tennessee) High School football team had opened its games with a prayer. Naturally, such an act could not be allowed to stand. The comically misnamed American Civil Liberties Union and the bigots of the Freedom from Religion Foundation objected and sent a letter to the Oneida Special School District promising the usual bouts of litigation, an activity that is | Read More »

    Joe Biden praises Bob Packwood at Democrat women’s conference

    Joe Biden praises Bob Packwood at Democrat women's conference

    Joe Biden has had a tough week. Earlier in the week he used the anti-Semitic slur “Shylock” to refer to unethical bankers and was forced to issue an apology. Today he was speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership forum and decided to wax nostalgic about how the Republican party used to be: According to attendees, Biden singled out former Sen. Bob Packwood of Oregon as | Read More »