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GAO: Obama administration violated law in releasing Gitmo detainees to Qatar in Bergdahl deal

(Paul Mirengoff) The Government Accounting Office has concluded that the Obama Defense Department violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act when it transferred five detainees at Guantanamo Bay to Qatar without providing at least 30 days notice to certain congressional committees. Show More Summary

A word from the Daily News

(Scott Johnson) Joining the British tabloids, the New York Daily News delivers a rousing jeer to President Obama on its cover today (below). And it ties it to an accompanying editorial: “Obama’s duty to act.” We are far, far into “more mush from the wimp” territory, and we have two-and-a-half years to ago. Via Twitchy.

Defender of the faith

(Scott Johnson) In his statement on the beheading of James Foley by devotees of the Islamic State (referred to in his statement as ISIL) yesterday, Obama spoke up on behalf of Islam: Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages — killing innocent, unarmed civilians in cowardly acts of violence. Show More Summary

Team Obama reveals that it tried to rescue Foley

(Paul Mirengoff) When it comes to combatting ISIS, the Obama administration has precious few successes to talk about. So today it touted a failure: U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue...Show More Summary


(John Hinderaker) In recent months, Barack Obama has crossed an important threshold. He has always shown contempt for his opponents; now he shows contempt for his supporters. He has quit pretending to be a leader, and more or less quit pretending to be a president. Show More Summary

On James Foley, Compare and Contrast

(John Hinderaker) Scott noted earlier today President Obama’s “appalling” statement on the murder of journalist James Foley by ISIL. There is also this: Shortly after delivering a statement denouncing the execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamist militants in Iraq, President Obama hit the golf course on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Anti-police leftists take control of Ferguson shooting investigation

(Paul Mirengoff) Eric Holder’s Justice Department is in Missouri, some 50 strong according to Megyn Kelly, to investigate the shooting of Michael Brown and to decide whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson with civil rights crimes. Show More Summary

Community Action @50

(Steven Hayward) As Roger Simon has observed, the events playing out in Ferguson, Missouri right now are a distinct echo of the failures of the Great Society of the 1960s, and today happens to be the 50th anniversary of LBJ’s signing...Show More Summary


(Scott Johnson) President Obama gave a statement this afternoon on the beheading of James Foley (“Jim Foley” and “Jim” to Obama, who for some reason wants to convey the impression that he was on intimate terms with him) by devotees of the Islamic State yesterday. Show More Summary

Risk? Did You Say Risk?

(Steven Hayward) One of my favorite financial axioms is that about every ten years or so we experience the worst financial crisis in the last 50 years.  And for the last couple of years there has been no shortage of predictions fromShow More Summary

Dan Sullivan wins Alaska Senate primary

(Paul Mirengoff) Dan Sullivan, former Alaska attorney general and director of natural resources, won the Republican Senate primary in Alaska yesterday. He will face incumbent Mark Begich in November. Alaska is a Republican state, but Begich is an excellent politician and won’t be easy to defeat. Show More Summary

Rick Perry’s Real Mugshot

(Steven Hayward) If you followed the news you’ll know that Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned up yesterday to be processed for the bogus charges against him, which included taking a mugshot.  Given the old saying about grand juries, one of...Show More Summary

Bret Stephens: The meltdown

(Scott Johnson) Commentary has posted the lead essay from its September issue online. It’s “The meltdown,” by the Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens. It’s a tour of the horizon created by Obama’s foreign policy: As I write, the foreign policy of the United States is in a state of unprecedented disarray. Show More Summary

Liberal Texas newspaper debunks Dems’ attack on Rick Perry

(Paul Mirengoff) National Democrats should be grateful to Gov. Rick Perry. Without the massive job creation that has taken place in Texas, the national job growth figures might be even less flattering to President Obama than they are. Show More Summary

Green(peace) Weenie of the Week

(Steven Hayward) We’ve noted before that Greenpeace is really bad at currency trading, and financial management in general, as well as being complete hypocrites.  (See below for a fresh example of Greenpeace hypocrisy.)  Add to thisShow More Summary

What Does “Peace” Mean to a Terrorist?

(John Hinderaker) This is one of the fundamental asymmetries that have persisted for decades in the Middle East: to Israelis, “peace” means what it does here, in the U.S. A time to relax, to raise a family, to focus on one’s job; to take up a hobby or two. Show More Summary

Can a Liberal Learn to Shoot?

(John Hinderaker) I would have said, sure. In fact, I have taught a couple of liberals to shoot firearms. But when Buzzfeed recruited five young lefties for the experiment, the odds didn’t look good: Pretty entertaining. I would say that only one of the five shows any real promise, and she doesn’t look much like a liberal, either. Maybe we can sign her up for the NRA!

Report: More than a dozen witnesses say Brown attacked officer

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, after reciting what appears to the Darren Wilson’s account of his shooting of Michael Brown, I wondered whether any witnesses would back Wilson’s version which, I imagined, would be contradicted by Brown’s friends. Show More Summary

World of Payne

(Scott Johnson) Erica Payne is one sick chick who perfectly represents the unloveliness of the left. Following up on her very personal message to me soliciting criminal abuse of Paul Ryan’s new book at bookstores near me (would thatShow More Summary

A window opens onto the left-wing mind

(Scott Johnson) Erica Payne is the founder of the Agenda Project and cofounder of the Democracy Alliance. John wrote about the Democracy Alliance in “A window opens onto the left-wing conspiracy.” Payne is an integral part of the left-wing machine. Show More Summary

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