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Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The Year of the Dog

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Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The Year of the Dog

By Mike Tully Salty was on the 71st floor of World Trade Center Tower 1; Roselle was on the 78th.  Both were at work when terror struck on 911, serving as guide dogs for their blind masters who worked in the building.  Salty and Roselle were yellow Labrador retrievers, trained at Guiding Eyes for the […]


Phil Richardson: Money buys face time-the transition fund

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Phil Richardson: Money buys face time-the transition fund

By Phil Richardson Political campaigns are very expensive, and becoming more so on each election cycle. The cost for renting halls, giant jet aircraft, mailing brochures, outfitting boiler rooms with telephones and funding an unrelenting media campaign is something about which everyone is aware. From the moment a candidate files to run for an office, tabs […]


Joe Guzzardi: Congress indifferent to Puerto Rico’s tragedy

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Joe Guzzardi: Congress indifferent to Puerto Rico’s tragedy

By Joe Guzzardi After an absence of more than 50 years, I returned to Puerto Rico this month to view firsthand Hurricane Maria’s devastation. I spent most of my formative years growing up in Puerto Rico, attended a local high school, and took my first post-college job on the island. My emotional ties to Puerto […]


Victor Davis Hanson: Why FISA-gate is scarier than Watergate

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Victor Davis Hanson: Why FISA-gate is scarier than Watergate

The Watergate scandal of 1972-74 was uncovered largely because of outraged Democratic politicians and a bulldog media. They both claimed that they had saved American democracy from the Nixon administration’s attempt to warp the CIA and FBI to cover up an otherwise minor, though illegal, political break-in. In the Iran-Contra affair of 1985-87, the media […]


José Niño: Get ready for the war on meat

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José Niño: Get ready for the war on meat

By José Niño Plant-based diets, especially vegan diets, seem to be all the rage these days. Based on the practice of eschewing animal products, veganism has attracted a broad coalition of interest groups — ranging from animal rights to environmental activists — who believe that veganism is the most ethical and sustainable way of promoting human […]


Ben Crystal: Get out

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Ben Crystal: Get out

By Ben Crystal As I’m writing this, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is staging some kind of junior-varsity filibuster on the House floor. The old girl is apparently making a stand against the “GOP’S LACK OF HUMANITY” regarding those poor victims of President Donald Trump and his evil Republican cabal’s racism: illegal aliens. At least, I […]


Harry Alexander: McCain-Coons immigration bill is problematic

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Harry Alexander: McCain-Coons immigration bill is problematic

By Harry Alexander Sen. John McCain (R/D-Ariz) this week introduced a bill that would give amnesty to at least three million illegal aliens WITHOUT immediately offering any assistance for border security. His bill does “promise” the issue will be looked at sometime in the future. What planet has McCain been on where he thinks his […]


Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The Nunes memo and Trump’s greatest fear

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Mike Tully “Substantial Disruption”: The Nunes memo and Trump’s greatest fear

By Mike Tully The Nunes memo was not just a “nothing burger,” it was a double-whopper nothing burger that drew derision and disdain.  It’s a pundit’s piñata, with commentators hammering the memo and its hyperventilating advocates.  MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program aired a video mashup comparing the hype over the memo to Geraldo Rivera’s “Al Capone’s […]


Phil Richardson: Electioneering 365 days a year

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Phil Richardson: Electioneering 365 days a year

By Phil Richardson Once upon a time in the far distant past, people would hitch the horse to the buggy and drive into town to hear what the candidate had to say about running the nation. Some weeks later, there would be an election, after which we would hear from the winner sporadically, perhaps not […]


Ilan Berman: A Turkish-American divorce?

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Ilan Berman: A Turkish-American divorce?

By Ilan Berman The United States “is an enemy country. It is a serious threat to our country’s existence, its unity, integrity, present and the future. It is carrying out an open attack, and an undeclared war…” Those aren’t the words of the radicals of the Islamic State, whose “caliphate” has been dismembered by America […]