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Preempting Jihad or Just Republicans?

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Listening to the president’s remarks the other day, after meeting with his national security advisors in the wake of the Orlando attack, I was struck by the¬†scolding tone he adopted at the end, seemingly evincing more anger at Republicans and conservatives for their criticism of him than at the jhadists …

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. . . to the Shores of Tripoli

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It’s fairly obvious that in today’s culture there is tremendous pressure to give Muslims suspected of terrorist inclination or connections the benefit of the doubt if there is not ironclad evidence linking them to some actual terrorist activity. Such evidence is usually most clear, of course, in the aftermath of …

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The Other Option

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 file photo, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks at a news conference during which he announced he is leaving the Republican Party in favor of seeking a presidential nomination as a Libertarian, at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Something's going on in America this election year: a renaissance of an ideal as old as the nation itself - that live-and-let-live, get-out-of-my-business, individualism vs. paternalism dogma that is the hallmark of libertarianism. But what looms are far larger questions about whether an America fed up with government bans and government bailouts - with government, period - is seeing a return to its libertarian roots. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore, File)

Maybe the answer to the impending election year train wreck in 2016 is not just to find and run a third party alternative to the atrocious Mr. Trump or the sleazy self-dealing Mrs. Clinton but to make that a means of throwing this election to the House of Representatives which, …

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