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Syrian President Says ISIS Is Stronger Than Ever

In an interview with 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that American airstrikes were not having much of an effect on the strength of the Islamic State. “Sometimes you could have local benefit,” said Assad, “but in general if you want to talk in terms of ISIS, actually ISIS has expanded since the beginning of the strikes. ...

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Of Desertion and Dangerous Precedents

Army officials announced Wednesday they would charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy, charges the could land the controversial figure with life imprisonment. Surprise greeted the announcement; both the military and the Obama administration have been largely silent as it pertains to Bergdahl’s ultimate fate. Many critics thought political pressure would keep Bergdahl safe; President Obama’s ...

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Liberals Are Just Pragmatic, Says Liberal

According to The Nation’s Eric Altermann, the fundamental difference between liberalism and conservatism is that “the latter is an ideology and the former isn’t.” Yes, you read that right. You don’t have your latters and your formers confused. He believes that liberalism, at its heart, is nothing more than a tendency to take all the available information, peruse it dispassionately, ...

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Iranian Leader: “Of Course, Death to America”

Should we be concerned about an Iranian Supreme Leader who chants “Death to America” while in the midst of negotiations with the U.S. over its nuclear program? If you’re White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, it’s nothing to get too upset about. “Over the weekend, Ayatollah Khamenei gave a speech,” said CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. “And during that ...

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Americans Unaware of Obamacare Penalty

If the latest polls are accurate, a whole lot of Americans are getting ready to get a nasty surprise when they file their taxes this year. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released this week, only slightly more than half of Americans know the Obamacare tax penalty kicks in this year. One in five thinks it goes into effect ...

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King Obama Wants to Make Everyone Vote

This guy’s arrogance knows no bounds. I would love for him to explain what the word “freedom” means to him. Isn’t that a fairly important concept to have down pat by the time you swear the Oath of Office? Isn’t that somewhat relevant when you’re the president of the United States? What, exactly, does Barack Obama think we should be ...

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Teaching Kids to Lower Their Standards

Today, in colleges and high schools around the country, teachers are being encouraged to share the concept of “white privilege” with their students. White privilege is all of the unseen and unnoticed benefits that come along with having white skin, you see. If you’re white, you just naturally have an easy life. You aren’t bullied, you get good grades, you ...

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Chris Matthews: It’s Jim Crow All Over Again

There have been plenty of ludicrous charges of racism against the right for the last few years, but few are as blatant and devoid of sense as this latest one from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Closing out his Hardball program on Thursday night, Matthews took direct aim at the current state of the Republican Party, claiming that “the age of Jim ...

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Sexism Now Defined as Being Nice to Women

The 3rd-wave feminism train is going to keep right on rolling until it heads careening off the nearest cliff. This is a disturbing ideology that dies if it doesn’t make daily progress, and its adherents have long passed the point of making any useful changes to American life. Because they don’t want to stop raging against the patriarchy, though, they ...

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Hillary Breaks Silence, Makes Things Worse

Hillary Clinton broke her deafening silence on Tuesday, addressing at long last the swelling controversy surrounding her use of private email during her tenure at the State Department. “I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work ...

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