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Pelosi goes delusional (again)

Pelosi goes delusional (again)

Warning: the video embedded here may cause your head to explode.

A bit late but Romney beats Obama

A bit late but Romney beats Obama

Another indication of just how toxic President Obama has become.

2014 World Cup all-stars

2014 World Cup all-stars

(Paul Mirengoff) The World Cup ended two weeks ago, which means that it’s high time for me to offer my World Cup all-star team. But first, a word about the tournament. The consensus among those who covered it is that this was the best World Cup in modern memory. I’ve followed every World Cup since 1978 (ten in all), but my memory of the early ones has become hazy. Certainly, though, this was the best World Cup in a long time. The Group Stage and Round of 16 were outstanding. The play was open, the cynicism was in check, and many of the matches provided high drama. Unfortunately, this cannot be said of the matches that followed. …

IDF on the Gaza UN school: Scene of intense fighting

IDF on the Gaza UN school: Scene of intense fighting

(Scott Johnson) The IDF has investigated its possible role in the deaths that occurred at the UN school in Gaza. The Times of Israel’s Mitch Ginsburg files this update : The Israeli army concludes its inquiry into the fatal incident at the UN facility in Beit Hanoun on Thursday, finding that IDF mortars did not play a role in the killing of 16 people in a school courtyard there. “A single errant mortar landed in the school courtyard,” Lt. Col. Peter Lerner says in a conference call, “injuring no one.” The army says it has…

Remy Rings a Bell

Remy Rings a Bell

(Steven Hayward) The New York Times Magazine today carries a cover story about why math is hard, and perhaps that helps explain widespread economic illiteracy. Maybe the Times ? should do a sequel on this very topic, except that it might expose too many of its premier columnists (not mentioning any names of course). Anyway, most economists will tell you that your attitude about the minimum wage is a test as to whether you paid attention to the first day of Econ 101 (and even the NY Times ? editorial page said as recently as 1987 that the right minimum wage should be zero …

John Kerry and “what everyone knows”

John Kerry and “what everyone knows”

(Paul Mirengoff) For decades, diplomats and pundits have been saying that “everyone” — by which they mean their fellow diplomats and pundits — knows what the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute would look like. It would look, they say, like two states with something similar to the re-1967 Israeli border and “security guarantees” for Israel. Lost on this arrogant breed is the fact that if everyone…

War is over! If you want it

War is over! If you want it

(Scott Johnson) “Happy Xmas (War Is Over”) was John Lennon’s 1971 Christmas single with Yoko Ono. “War is over! If you want it,” went the song. Barack Obama is thinking along the same lines, and he he wants the war over. He has requested that Congress repeal the 2002 law authorizing the use of military force in Iraq. The Washington Examiner’s Charles Hoskinson reports the reaction of retiring Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon. McKeon “said he thought the letter sent earlier in the day…

Moving on from Libya

Moving on from Libya

(Scott Johnson) Walter Russell Mead headlines his commentary on the evacuation of our embassy in Libya — “As Libya implodes, ‘smart diplomacy’ becoming a punch line” — draws at length on the State Department travel advisory on Libya: The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable. The Libyan government has not been able to adequately build its military and police forces and improve security following the 2011 revolution. Many military-grade weapons remain in the hands of private individuals, including antiaircraft weapons that…

Kerry toes the Hamas line

Kerry toes the Hamas line

(Scott Johnson) In the adjacent posts John and I draw on the commentary of David Horovitz and Barak Ravid on John Kerry’s promotion of a ceasefire that toes the Hamas line in Gaza. Hamas is a genocidal terrorist organization with which Kerry is prohibited from dealing directly under American law. Kerry’s efforts nevertheless serve Hamas and betray Israel as well as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in Hamas’s war on…

Begging for Some Enlightenment for Our Questionable President

Begging for Some Enlightenment for Our Questionable President

Barack Obama, the putative smartest president ever, needs at least one English grammar lesson.

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