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Feb 17 2015
Congressional Republicans on Tuesday seized on a federal judge’s ruling against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, saying the judge’s preliminary conclusions bolstered their fight to block the president’s moves by holding up funding for the Department of Homeland Security.
Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Federal District Court in Brownsville, Texas, ordered a halt to Mr. ObamaNew York Times (News)
Dec 16 2019
The former FBI Director evades and dodges in an interview with Chris Wallace.
Twenty years ago, Bill Clinton gave us “it depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” James Comey has now given us it depends what the meaning of “vindicated” is.
The former FBI director sat down with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday over the weekend, and it didn’t go well. Wallace repeatedlyRich Lowry
Feb 14 2015
ISIS forces are extremely close to a U.S. airbase, where 320 Marines are training Iraqi forces. Using Iraqi military uniforms, ISIS fighters tried to infiltrate the base to execute a suicide bomb attack, but were killed by Iraqi Security Forces. Yet, the proximity of the ISIS and American military personnel is fraught with danger, especially as President Obama tries to get an authorization toTownhall
Feb 11 2015
President Obama on Wednesday formally asked Congress to authorize a three-year military campaign against the terrorist group the Islamic State that would avoid a large-scale invasion and occupation but in addition to air power could include limited ground operations by American forces to hunt down enemy leaders or rescue American personnel.
A proposal sent by the White House to CapitolNew York Times (News)
May 27 2020
How Wall Street became Wall Street, and how to build on it.
Have you ever wondered how Wall Street became . . . Wall Street? It is an interesting story in that it contains a genuine unicorn: a government “investment” — two of them, in fact — that actually turned out to be pretty good as something more than a make-work program.
The story of high finance begins on boats. In theNational Review (News)
May 04 2021
Note: This piece was originally created by The Village Square and published on respectandrebellion.com.“I’m kind of a needler, and she handles it pretty well.” - President George W. Bush on First Lady Michelle Obama
Theirs isn't a story of political foes taking on the biggest, hardest, deepest divisions of our time. It's the opposite. And in their story is a lesson of our time.Respect + Rebellion
Oct 23 2019
“Striking Chicago teachers are preparing for an extended walkout and trying to increase public pressure on Mayor Lori Lightfoot, with a downtown march set for Wednesday.” (AP News)
On Monday, Elizabeth Warren released a plan for public school education. The plan would increase federal education funding, attempt to remedy racial disparities and segregated schools, end federal funding forThe Flip Side
Aug 20 2019
On August 5, “India… revoked the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region that has long been a flashpoint in ties with neighboring Pakistan, moving to grasp its only Muslim-majority region more tightly.” (Reuters)
The left is critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support for Hindu nationalism and worries about the rights of Kashmiris.
“Since [Modi’s] 2014The Flip Side
Jan 21 2015
American Sniper, Clint Eastwood's love letter to decorated, real-life Iraq war sniper Chris Kyle, is dominating America's box offices. But does this movie, much of which portrays intense ground combat in Iraqi cities, have anything to say about the war itself?
The film's star, Bradley Cooper, insists the film is "not a political discussion about war." But viewers of American Sniper areVox
Jun 06 2019
When you think about D-Day on this 75th anniversary, there is much that stimulates a kind of awe. Strictly as a military problem the thing was one possible FUBAR (ask a Vet) piled upon another. At the big levels, strategic and operational, it was daunting, to put it mildly.
There was, in the first place, the enemy. In the 20th century, the Germans had built an awesome militaryThe American Spectator