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Madeleine Albright admits colossal failure of her 2008 endorsement

Madeleine Albright admits colossal failure of her 2008 endorsement

**Written by Doug Powers Not that I’d have been tempted, but whoever Madeleine Albright endorses for president in 2016 ( ::cough:: Hillary ::cough:: ) will get extra lack of consideration now. Here’s a quote from Albright’s 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama: “I am supporting Barack Obama because I think he is a remarkable leader and exactly what we need in the 21st century,” Albright said. “He is exactly what we need because the world is a mess – that’s the diplomatic term.” Fast “forward” to 2014 — Sunday morning to be specific: ‘THE WORLD IS A MESS:’ Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright http://t.co/RQN74L7ybs — NYDN …

Another Dem War Hero

Another Dem  War Hero

John Walsh, a disgrace to his uniform.

Managers take center stage at Cooperstown

Managers take center stage at Cooperstown

(Paul Mirengoff) The baseball Hall of Fame inducted six new members today. Among the inductees were managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre, and Bobby Cox (the others were Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, and Tom Glavine). One thing about inducting managers: you don’t have to worry about whether their performance was enhanced by drugs. There was a time, though, when it seemed like La Russa was managing on steroids. That time was the early 1980s when, as Barry Svrluga puts, La Russa would “splice together the final four innings of a game with six or seven pitchers.” …

Meanwhile in Ukraine

Meanwhile in Ukraine

(Paul Mirengoff) It’s not getting much attention, but Ukraine continues to make military progress against rebel separatists. The Washington Post reports that the Ukrainian military has pushed the rebels out of a series of villages and towns in the East, and now has its sites set on Horlivka, a city of about 300,000. If it succeeds in taking Horlivka, the military will be on the doorstep of Donetsk, the separatists’ power center. Already, it is blocking supplies …

Tentative deal reached on VA reform

Tentative deal reached on VA reform

A POTENTIAL SOLUTION is reached between House and Senate Veterans Affairs committee chairmen Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., to fix ongoing problems such as delays for benefits and long waits for medical treatment.

Congress reaches tentative deal to help fix troubled Department of Veterans Affairs

Congress reaches tentative deal to help fix troubled Department of Veterans Affairs

The leaders of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees reached a tentative deal Sunday to improve veterans’ health care — a potential solution to help fix such ongoing problems as delays for benefits and long waits for medical treatment concealed by secret lists.

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. …

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 …

Eleanor Holmes Norton vigorously defends Obama administration’s right to privacy

Eleanor Holmes Norton vigorously defends Obama administration’s right to privacy

**Written by Doug Powers On Friday, Eleanor Holmes Norton defended the right to privacy of the self-proclaimed “most transparent administration in history.” Also remember as you watch the short video that this is coming from one of the biggest advocates for DC statehood: Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no …

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…

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