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Obama throws Fidel a rope

The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro’s Cuba. 

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Posted: dec. 20, 2014 1:03 a.m. | | Obama throws Fidel a rope Comments 0 Comments

The spooks are haunted

The spooks are spooked.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 11:59 p.m. | | The spooks are haunted Comments 0 Comments

Gruber: Honest liberal

Brought before a House inquisition, MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber burbled a recantation of his beliefs about how that triumph of liberalism had been achieved. 

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 11:59 p.m. | | Gruber: Honest liberal  Comments 0 Comments

Hacking Sony? It’s near treason

The intelligence was obtained illegally. The hackers presented a threat to workers and their families. Foreign operatives likely were behind the document theft. Any news organizations that report this ill-gotten information are, if not un-American, surely “morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonorable.”

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The haves vs the have-it-alls

In the spirit of holiday harmony and goodwill toward all, I say it’s time for you working stiffs to extend your hands in a gesture of solidarity with America’s millionaires.

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Posted: dec. 15, 2014 12:04 a.m. | | The haves vs the have-it-alls Comments 0 Comments

A true Christmas story

This is Woody’s story, my favorite Christmas story.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 12:54 a.m. | | A true Christmas story Comments 0 Comments

Christmas: Great marketing campaign

Christmas may not be the most solemn of all Christian feasts. That distinction belongs to Easter. Yet our salvation through the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord would never have been possible, had he not become one of us in the womb of Mary. Besides, for sheer popular appeal, Christmas still wins the gold.

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Slaughtered ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

The year is winding down with some good TV news: The amoral biker-gang drama “Sons of Anarchy” has ended its seven-year run on the cable channel FX, after a final season drenched in pointless sex and violence. Jax, the leader of the gang, shot a bunch of his enemies dead and then drove his motorcycle straight into the oncoming grill of a semi truck. 

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UC takes the money and runs

When California Gov. Jerry Brown was pushing Proposition 30 in 2012, he sold it with the promise that the income and sales tax increases in his measure would put off sharp tuition increases in the UC and CSU systems. Sacramento increased state funding for the University of California and California State University by 5 percent annually for two years and then 4 percent annually for the next two years. Budget documents heralded a four-year deal that would keep tuition flat.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2014 1:12 a.m. | | UC takes the money and runs Comments 0 Comments

Does Santa exist? I’m siding with believers

Believe! 

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Posted: dec. 09, 2014 1:15 a.m. | | Does Santa exist? I’m siding with believers Comments 0 Comments

The high cost of executive amnesty

Barack Obama has announced the particulars of his executive amnesty for an estimated five million of the many more foreigners who broke our laws to get into the United States. This amnesty will, of course, become a magnet for more illegals to work the same racket, hoping for the same reward.

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Posted: dec. 05, 2014 11:05 p.m. | | The high cost of executive amnesty Comments 0 Comments

Who are the cowards now?

In July of 1967, after race riots gutted Newark and Detroit, requiring troops to put them down, LBJ appointed a commission to investigate what happened, and why. 

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Posted: dec. 04, 2014 7:57 p.m. | | Who are the cowards now? Comments 0 Comments

Ferguson obscures much bigger problems in the ‘Black community’

From the very beginning, this was much ado about an aberration, a tragic aberration to be sure, but an aberration nonetheless. 

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Posted: dec. 02, 2014 11:55 p.m. | | Ferguson obscures much bigger problems in the ‘Black community’ Comments 0 Comments

Ferguson, the ‘Local Crime Story’

Last year, Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell stood trial in Philadelphia for the deaths of one woman and seven babies who had their throats slit, but national reporters didn’t want to cover it. It’s a “local crime story,” they said. Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple said that when he asked national reporters about avoiding the Gosnell story, the typical response was “Get out of my face with this agenda-driven stuff, and come back when you have a real story.”

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Don’t Shoot Before All the Facts Are Known

We hand a man a gun and ask him to protect us. If something goes horribly wrong, perhaps in a flurry of panic, we don’t rush to punish him. We make sure a criminal justice system meant to protect all citizens also protects him. We blanket him in the presumption of innocence. It’s the reason juries are loath to convict and, as happened in Missouri, grand juries are loath to indict officers involved in shootings.

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