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Getting the Motives Right

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Could another ISIS surge hasten a Kurdish exit from Iraq?

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What Did Scott Walker Learn During His “Listening Tour” of Israel?

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Mangoes Fly in Venezuela, But Economic Improvements Remain Unlikely for 2015

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Investing in Emerging Markets with Consumer Protection in Mind

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Countering the Sunni-Shia Divide

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The FPA’s Must Reads (May 1 – May 7)

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Defending Europe

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Why We All Innately Know What Justice Should Be

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An Israel Itinerary for Scott Walker

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Russian “Little Green Men” Memorial Gets Cat Treatment

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The FPA’s Must Reads (May 1 – May 7)

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Greece: Time for Syriza to lay its cards on the table

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The FPA’s must reads (April 17-24)

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Heritage Foundation Panel: Conservative Victory in U.K. a ‘Win For Smaller Government’

Heritage Foundation Panel: Conservative Victory in U.K. a ‘Win For Smaller Government’ Written by Washington Free Beacon The Conservative Party’s victory in the recent British general election spoke to a desire for smaller government on the part of voters, according to experts on both sides of the Atlantic…

The Dis-Integrating of Reality

The Dis-Integrating of Reality Written by The American Conservative A reader posts a link to an interview with the influential feminist theorist Judith Butler, in which she reflects on transgenderism. Excerpts: Cristan Williams: You spoke about the surgical intervention many trans people undergo as a…

Patients and Doctors, not the FDA, Should Choose Right Medicine

Patients and Doctors, not the FDA, Should Choose Right Medicine Written by Cato @ Liberty Good ideas in Congress rarely have a chance. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) is sponsoring legislation to speed drug approvals, but his initial plan was largely gutted before he introduced it last…

IRS Tax Information Hack Traced to Russia

IRS Tax Information Hack Traced to Russia Written by Washington Free Beacon WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers’ personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday. The tax agency’s…

America’s Socially Liberal Future

America’s Socially Liberal Future Written by The American Conservative Well, this Gallup survey is not good news for Rick Santorum, the latest entrant into the crowded 2016 Republican presidential field: Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s…

Where’s Vinnie? Sea Bass Edition

Where’s Vinnie? Sea Bass Edition Written by The Jawa Report Arrested? He was just trying to make a living. Our hero drunkenly decided that it would be a good idea to reel in 122 black sea bass and dump them all…

Administrative costs for ObamaCare set to skyrocket again

Administrative costs for ObamaCare set to skyrocket again Written by Red Alert Politics (Associated Press)  Just when it seemed like it couldn’t get any worse with ObamaCare, a study revealed that the overhead costs for the program are set to skyrocket up to a quarter…

Report: Cities are ramping up tickets over minor ordinances, like grass-cutting or not having a screen door

Report: Cities are ramping up tickets over minor ordinances, like grass-cutting or not having a screen door Written by Red Alert Politics (M. Spencer Green / AP) Missouri cities, while suffering from a revenue slump, have begun handing out thousands of tickets over minor city ordinance violations, like forgetting to cut the grass or failing to hang…

Republicans look to limit funds for ex-Presidents

Republicans look to limit funds for ex-Presidents Written by Red Alert Politics AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Republican Senators are looking to cap federal spending on ex-Presidents. According to The Hill, Sens.Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) have cosigned a…

Dear Rand Paul–You Are Now Dead To Me

Dear Rand Paul–You Are Now Dead To Me Written by “The Lid” I have spent much of the past year trying to convince friends that Rand Paul was not Ron Paul, not that I was going to endorse him or anybody else in GOP…

Absolutely Essential Government Spending

Absolutely Essential Government Spending Written by GayPatriot The Government thought it would be fun to finance a study to help schizophrenic Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarians [LGBT] deal with the oppression of convenience store clerks. The National Institutes of Health through…

Getting the Motives Right

Getting the Motives Right Written by Foreign Policy Blogs » Foreign Policy Blogs | The FPA Global Affairs Blog Network An Aga Khan health center in Afghanistan. By Hussein Rashid The recent attack against Ismaili Muslims in Karachi, Pakistan, will…

Could another ISIS surge hasten a Kurdish exit from Iraq?

Could another ISIS surge hasten a Kurdish exit from Iraq? Written by Foreign Policy Blogs » Foreign Policy Blogs | The FPA Global Affairs Blog Network From left front: Falah Mustafa Bakir, Qubad Talabani, and President Masoud Barzani meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President…

What Did Scott Walker Learn During His “Listening Tour” of Israel?

What Did Scott Walker Learn During His “Listening Tour” of Israel? Written by Foreign Policy Blogs » Foreign Policy Blogs | The FPA Global Affairs Blog Network Photo by John Pemble via Flickr On the eve of the Israeli elections back in March, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu…

Mangoes Fly in Venezuela, But Economic Improvements Remain Unlikely for 2015

Mangoes Fly in Venezuela, But Economic Improvements Remain Unlikely for 2015 Written by Foreign Policy Blogs » Foreign Policy Blogs | The FPA Global Affairs Blog Network This actually is an ordinary mango. Photo Credit: Wee Keat Chin via Flickr By Gary Bearden What does a mango…

Investing in Emerging Markets with Consumer Protection in Mind

Investing in Emerging Markets with Consumer Protection in Mind Written by Foreign Policy Blogs » Foreign Policy Blogs | The FPA Global Affairs Blog Network Demonstrators march in Sao Paulo against corruption and the government of president Dilma Rousseff. Photograph: Bosco Martin/EPA Brazilian president Dilma…

Countering the Sunni-Shia Divide

Countering the Sunni-Shia Divide Written by Foreign Policy Blogs » Foreign Policy Blogs | The FPA Global Affairs Blog Network Mazrak camp in the tough mountainous scrublands of Yemen’s north-west border with Saudi Arabia is now home to more than…

Obama Tells DNC Donors It’s ‘Liberating’ as Second Term ‘Concentrates the Mind’

Obama Tells DNC Donors It’s ‘Liberating’ as Second Term ‘Concentrates the Mind’ Written by The PJ Tatler President Obama told a DNC fundraiser in Miami yesterday that he’s experiencing “a liberating feeling” as his second term runs out “in the sense that the amount of time I have…

Hillary’s Hokey, Fake Southern Accent Makes an Appearance in South Carolina

Hillary’s Hokey, Fake Southern Accent Makes an Appearance in South Carolina Written by The PJ Tatler Good Gad, why does she do this to us? Don’t we all have better things to do than sit around making fun of Hillary Clinton’s ”agonizingly contrived and hokey” southern accent? There are…

Judge Napolitano: Judicial Slapdowns of Presidential Actions “Rare” In American History, Raises Specter of “I” Word

Judge Napolitano: Judicial Slapdowns of Presidential Actions “Rare” In American History, Raises Specter of “I” Word Written by The PJ Tatler In another major blow to the president’s executive amnesty program,  the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused Tuesday to allow its implementation, effecting as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. But…

Defense Sec at Arlington: ‘Troops of Such Caliber’ Have ‘Great Leader’ in Obama

Defense Sec at Arlington: ‘Troops of Such Caliber’ Have ‘Great Leader’ in Obama Written by The PJ Tatler At today’s Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day observance, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said “troops of such caliber demand great leaders, and there’s no doubt they have one in our commander in…

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day 2015 Written by Rhymes With Right So often our Memorial Day remembrances are of beautiful rolling lawns filled with the graves of those long dead. They were not always that way. Seventy years ago, the Henri-Chapelle American…

Memorial Day, 1945: A Commander Apologizes to the Dead

Memorial Day, 1945: A Commander Apologizes to the Dead Written by The PJ Tatler One of the most unusual Memorial Day commemorations occurred in Nettuno, Italy on May 30, 1945. Lt. General Lucian Truscott was dedicating the American cemetery where thousands of soldiers who lost…

For fear of ‘foreign agents,’ Kremlin blacklists a Russian charity

For fear of ‘foreign agents,’ Kremlin blacklists a Russian charity Written by Christian Science Monitor | World Dynasty, which promotes scientific education, is funded almost entirely by Russian communications tycoon Dmitry Zimin. Because he’s using offshore accounts to do so, he’s run afoul of Kremlin bureaucrats.…

‘Old bastards!’ Latin America delights in Fifa arrests after years of impunity

‘Old bastards!’ Latin America delights in Fifa arrests after years of impunity Written by World news | The Guardian Legends including Diego Maradona and José Luis Chilavert applaud FBI swoop but others lament it has taken a foreign agency to tackle obvious corruption Continue reading……

The US-EU trade treaty that could let corporations sue governments

The US-EU trade treaty that could let corporations sue governments Written by Al Jazeera America Investor-state dispute settlement: US wants it, EU is trying to reform it, and 97 percent of EU citizens reject it…

Iraq launches new operation to drive Islamic State from Anbar province

Iraq launches new operation to drive Islamic State from Anbar province Written by Christian Science Monitor | World Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital, Ramadi, earlier this month.…

Tony Abbott plans frontbench role to combat radicalisation – politics live

Tony Abbott plans frontbench role to combat radicalisation – politics live Written by World news | The Guardian The government flags a new post while Scott Morrison opens the door to a softening of cuts to family benefits in budget measures. Follow it live … Continue reading……

Malaysia migrant mass graves: police reveal 139 sites, some with multiple corpses

Malaysia migrant mass graves: police reveal 139 sites, some with multiple corpses Written by World news | The Guardian Dozens of suspected people-smuggling camps also discovered in north of the country on border with Thailand Continue reading……

Finally: Racketeering Suit Brought Against Clintons

Finally: Racketeering Suit Brought Against Clintons

Written by Moonbattery Not everyone has given up on the concept of rule of law: Bill and Hillary…

WHY PROGRESSIVISM/LIBERALISM AND DEMOCRATS MUST BE

WHY PROGRESSIVISM/LIBERALISM AND DEMOCRATS MUST BE

Written by THE ANTI LIBERAL ZONE (LIBERALISM MUST BE DESTROYED!) destroyed, wiped out, expunged from the face of…

RINOS DEFEATED BUT FORESKIN MCCONNELL VOWS

RINOS DEFEATED BUT FORESKIN MCCONNELL VOWS

Written by THE ANTI LIBERAL ZONE (LIBERALISM MUST BE DESTROYED!) to get another vote in. EXCERPT:  “On Cloture…

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