Posts Tagged ‘ The Federalist ’

The Great Crime (Remembering The Armenian Genocide)

The Great Crime (Remembering The Armenian Genocide)

Today marks the 102nd anniversary of an unfathomable crime against humanity. The precursor to The Holocaust, the Armenian genocide involved the systematic deportation and elimination of over 1.5 million Armenian Christians living within the Ottoman Empire. The Federalist has published a useful explanation of what this series of atrocities entailed, as well an answer...
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The U.S. Wages War On Syria

Update: A non-interventionist weighs in.  Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. A few questions which should have been answered before tonight’s missile strikes.  Politics makes for strange bedfellows.  In deed, if nothing else. The Telegraph is covering the airstrikes against the Assad regime and their aftermath live. For an...
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Russian Ambassador Gunned Down

Russian Ambassador Gunned Down

Update: I’m not saying it’s an inside job, but… Erdogan reaches out.  The assassin was a member of the riot police, according to Turkey’s interior minister.  Syrian opposition celebrates the assassination.  The assailant-now deceased-appears to have been a Turkish policeman. Heckuva job, Erdogan!  Footage of what appears to be the assassination.  As if we...
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Parting Thoughts On The First Debate

Parting Thoughts On The First Debate

Just to give you a rough summary of what I thought of the first debate, here are a few rather lengthy observations: Donald Trump dominated the first 20 minutes to half hour of the encounter. Focusing primarily upon trade, the one public policy he’s immersed himself in-and has a mastery of-played to his strong...
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Manifestly Unqualified: The Case Against Hillary

Manifestly Unqualified: The Case Against Hillary

It seems as if the alternative media has rallied around the flag, which in Hillary’s case was probably purchased by benefactors like Goldman Sachs and the Gulf Arab slave state of Qatar. After all, who can resist GIRL POWER, even if it’s marshaled on behalf of someone who’s spent much of her career destroying the reputations...
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Conflict Of Interest

Conflict Of Interest

When David Axelrod is questioning your probity, you might want to reevaluate your life choices. The fact that a woman who might be as thoroughly corrupt as her predecessor is in a position to quash an investigation into the presumptive Democratic nominee-and potentially, her boss-can be attributed to Republican malleability.  The fact that the...
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The Delusions Of Dump Trump

The Delusions Of Dump Trump

Update: Neil Munro explores Speaker Paul Ryan’s bizarre Republican trinity. I had the pleasure of attending an informal discussion held by writer/political pundit Fred Barnes recently, where the topics ranged from his biography of Jack Kemp-co-written with McLaughlin Group colleague Morton Kondracke-to his thoughts on the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Taking place prior...
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American Voices

This site has not endorsed a candidate in this presidential election, even as the primary season draws to a close. What’s more, the idea of investing your hope in a politician-however charismatic or sincere he may seem-is something that I instinctually and categorically reject. Even those who maintain that Trump is the best available...
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Missed Connections (Ted Cruz Flops On GMA)

Missed Connections (Ted Cruz Flops On GMA)

We’ve come to expect dissimulation and manipulation from the news media in our country, especially major commercial and public broadcasting networks, national newspapers and prominent Web aggregators such as the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. We’ve seen this repeatedly in foreign affairs coverage, which has led to a host of disastrous policy decisions in countries ranging...
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Ted Cruz Hits The Big Apple (GMA Town Hall)

Ted Cruz Hits The Big Apple (GMA Town Hall)

I had the dubious honor of being invited to participate in Good Morning America’s first presidential town hall Monday morning, featuring Senator Cruz and his wife Heidi. Although I did not learn anything new, the experience did reaffirm some preexisting beliefs about both the news media-particularly, the way it frames narratives-as well as Ted...
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