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Obama sees Israel as the biggest problem in the Middle East

The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg has written a piece detailing the deteriorating relationship between Israel and the Obama administration. The chief purpose of Goldberg's piece is to humiliate Benjamin Netanyahu. None of this is especially shocking, c ...

The Left's Ridiculous Burger King Freakout

Burger King plans to merge with Canuck coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and base the company's headquarters in Canada, where it will enjoy the kind of reasonable corporate tax structure that Democrats continue to obstruct here in the United Stat ...

Are Republicans Abandoning the Obamacare Issue? Doubtful

In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. How do we know the end is near-ish? Well, so many ...

Have You Taken Your Obama Oath?

Jonathan Alter at The Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the president's "economic patriotism" rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take "loyalty oaths" to prove their patriotism. You may find this suggestion a little creepy, maybe even ...

How Obama Questions Your Patriotism

So Barack Obama is again using one of the most contemptible phrases in American politics -- "economic patriotism." There are many credible reasons to despise this rhetorical construct. Patriotism, after all, is the attachment to one's homeland, a nat ...

Facing Tough Odds, GOP Had a Good Night in Colorado

On Tuesday night, former Rep. Bob Beauprez beat a slate of Republicans, including, most notably, former presidential candidate Tom Tancredo. Mitt Romney and other hated/beloved GOP establishment types had endorsed Beauprez, who was clearly the most e ...

Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves; Americans Love Their Politicians

Even in the most catastrophic year for congressional incumbents, 90 percent of them will win re-election -- and most of them will do so rather easily. Many of them, in fact, won't even have to run a campaign. This fact might be somewhat obscured late ...

Was the Iraq War a Complete Waste?

Let's just say that the Iraq army isn't exactly anchoring a democratic awakening in the Middle East. Earlier this week, Iraq's armed forces in Mosul -- trained and supplied by the United States to secure the well-being of its people and institutions ...

Make Them Bake Cake!

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission has ordered a suburban Denver baker named Jack Phillips to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding that his religious objections do not supersede the state's anti-discrimination statutes. Because if the C ...

Tell Me Again, Why Is Marco Rubio a Presidential Front-runner?

On Sunday, Marco Rubio informed Jonathan Karl on ABC's "This Week" that he is ready to be president. "I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there," he went on. "And I think ...


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