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Why We Should Assume Erdogan Played a Role in the Ankara Bombing

It’s an especially delicate time in Turkish politics, between a first round of voting in June that resulted in a hung parliament and a second round scheduled for November 1. The frenzied run-up to the latter election has witnessed growing...Show More Summary

Krauthammer's Take: 'Toothfairy Has Stronger Reality' than Obama's 'Community of Nations'

Charles Krauthammer laid into President Obama for telling Steve Kroft in last night’s 60 Minutes interview that ISIS will eventually be defeated by the “community of nations.” “There is no such thing as the community of nations,” Krauthammer said on Monday’s Special Report. Show More Summary

The Source of Trump's Strength

The new CBS poll provides some insight into why Trump is holding up so well (and Carson, too). Republicans say honesty (39 percent) and being a strong leader (36 percent) are the most important qualities for a candidate. Carson is off...Show More Summary

Would a Speaker Ryan Push Through Amnesty?

Right after the Senate passed Marco Rubio’s amnesty/immigration-surge bill, the Associated Press ran a story headlined “ Dems pin immigration hopes on GOP’s Ryan “. They pin them there still. In his still-hypothetical bid for the Speakership, Rep. Show More Summary

The Great Gun Debate: Even Brutal, Totalitarian Regimes Have Trouble Defeating Well-Armed Insurgencies

Charlie, I enjoyed your characteristically thoughtful posts on Ben Carson’s comment that the “likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed,” and I agree wholeheartedly that this should not be a point about mere practicalities. Show More Summary

Obama: 'My Definition of Leadership Would Be Leading on Climate Change.'

One note from Obama’s 60 Minutes interview that hasn’t gotten as much attention: here we are, in October 2015, and President Obama believes he can deflect any criticism of his policy in Iraq by citing the decision to invade Iraq in 2003,...Show More Summary

Westward, Whoa!

Forgive the dorkola heading. I just want certain Western types to know that I will be in Steamboat Springs, Colo., on Tuesday evening. And Boulder, Colo., on Wednesday evening. For info — on both events — go here. I’m talking about my new book, Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators. Show More Summary

Iran Spikes the Football on Imprisoned Americans

After a closed-door trial in an Iranian court, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has been convicted of “espionage charges.” Rezaian, of course, is not the only American facing unjust imprisonment in Iran. Our newest peace partner also holds Saeed Abedini — a pastor imprisoned for his Christian faith — and Amir Hekmati, a former Marine. Show More Summary

A Secret Service Legend Passes

As many readers no doubt have heard, Jerry Parr, the U.S. Secret Service agent who helped save Ronald Reagan from an assassin’s bullets, passed away last Friday, at age 85, from congestive heart failure. As the head of the Presidential Protective Detail, Parr was at Reagan’s elbow when John Hinckley, Jr. Show More Summary

Oregon Eighth Grader Suspended for Battlefield Cross T-Shirt

Another day, another story of overzealous public-school administrators. Via KPTV: GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) – A Gresham eighth grader has been suspended for an image on his t-shirt that his family says simply shows his patriotism. Alan Holmes...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz's Fundraising Juggernaut

One of the surprises of the election season has been Ted Cruz’s phenomenal fundraising numbers. He was out-raised by Ben Carson in the third quarter, $20 million to $12 million, but doubled Marco Rubio’s $6 million haul. And Cruz’s momentum...Show More Summary

A Final Thought on Ben Carson's Holocaust Comments

As I made clear last week, I am skeptical toward Dr. Ben Carson’s now-infamous suggestion that the Holocaust might have been “greatly diminished” had the Jews of Europe not been stripped of their firearms. Depressing as it might be to...Show More Summary

Monday links

Watch footage of Teddy Roosevelt’s first airplane flight, October 11, 1910. In honor of Columbus day, here’s a list of the  top 10 accidental discoveries. Related: Columbus  cleared of importing syphilis from the Americas to Europe. 20 ...Show More Summary

Jerry Brown Vetoes Right to Try and Live Bill

This makes zero sense. Last week, Jerry Brown signed assisted suicide into law in California. This week, he vetoed a bill that would have allowed dying patients to access experimental drugs in an attempt to live. From the SacramentoShow More Summary

An Ex-Benghazi Committee Staffer Says Exactly What Hillary Needed (UPDATED)

The Clintons are either exceptionally lucky or exceptionally good at out-maneuvering Congressional foes. What are the odds that a Benghazi committee staffer would have an intractable problem with his bosses, and that upon his dismissal, he would turn around and tell the media exactly what the Clinton campaign would want them to hear? Maj. Show More Summary

Even in a Slight Polling Slump, Trump Remains the GOP Frontrunner

For all the talk of a Trump slump, he’s still in better shape than anybody else in the national polls. The new national CBS News poll has him ahead of his closest competitor, Ben Carson, 27 percent to 21 percent.  The rest of the Republican...Show More Summary

How Far Out Is Bernie Sanders? This Far Out…

From the first Morning Jolt of the week… How Far Out Is Bernie Sanders? This Far Out… Bernie Sanders on Meet the Press yesterday: CHUCK TODD: Yeah. Are you a capitalist? BERNIE SANDERS: No. I’m a Democratic Socialist. You’ll be seeing...Show More Summary

Eight Things that Caught My Eye Today (Columbus Day, 2015)

1. Syrian priest kidnapped by ISIS is free — Catholic Herald (@CatholicHerald) October 12, 2015 2. Iran convicts Washington Post reporter for espionage.  3. Disability Rights Advocates...Show More Summary


Students at the University of Missouri would like a statue of Thomas Jefferson on their campus removed, calling the founding father a “racist rapist.” The College Fix has the story: “Thomas Jefferson’s statue sends a clear nonverbal message that his values and beliefs are supported by the University of Missouri. Show More Summary

Obama Lets Hillary Twist In The Wind

    President Obama heaped praise on his vice president during last night’s “60 Minutes” broadcast and didn’t rush to the defense of Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state.    “Joe Biden has been one of the finest vice presidents in history, and one of the more consequential. Show More Summary

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