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Trump: The Case Against Opting Out

From the diaries – Caleb No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.… Winston Churchill; 1947, the House of Commons. Show More Summary

Bill Bratton's Strange, Old-School Linkage of 'Thugs' and Rap

After a shooting at a hip-hop concert, the NYPD commissioner delivered a statement that seems straight out of the rough-and-tumble ‘90s.

How Hillary Can Win with White Males

Personality, politics and perseverance will be key to winning back voters who Clinton has so far ignored. With Bernie Bro's to the left of her, Trump dudes to the right, and far too few straight white males in her own column, you'd think Hillary Clinton would realize she has a white guy problem. Show More Summary

A 10-Minute Debate on War

"Look, nuclear should be off the table. But would there be a time when it could be used? Possibly, possibly..." This is -- who else? -- Donald Trump, flexing, you might say, his nuclear trigger finger in an interview with Chris Matthews, who responds in alarm: "OK. Show More Summary

Inside The Five-Day Stretch When Obama Found His Voice On Race

The number of Americans “greatly worried” about race relations hit an all-time low, 13 percent, the year after President Obama took office. Last month, Gallup recorded the opposite, an all-time high of 35 percent. As Obama prepares to leave office, the conversation about his legacy will no doubt include his role in how Americans see […]

Midday open thread: U-Turn Utah to fight effort to sell public land; bishops make anti-gay video

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is In line at the ladies' room: •  Daily Kos is 14 years old today:  “Remember when in the darkest hours following 9-11, Bush hid in the cornfields of Nebraska? Well, as our fearless leader now admits, "I was trying to get out of harm's way." Um. Show More Summary

U.S. Nuclear Force Still Uses Floppy Disks

The U.S. nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and eight-inch floppy disks, a government report has revealed. The Government Accountability Office said the Pentagon was one of several departments where "legacy systems" urgently needed to be replaced. Show More Summary

Katie Couric Gun Violence Documentary Under Fire

In the documentary Under the Gun Katie Couric asks members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, "If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?" The gun rights members are then shown sitting silently for nine awkward seconds. Show More Summary

Obama Takes Thinly Veiled Pot Shots at Sanders during Asia Press Conference

Via Realtimepolitics, President Obama gave a press conference during his Asia trip this morning, and he was asked for his opinion on the increasingly contentious Democratic primary. Obama has been about as neutral as one can possibly...Show More Summary

Chamber of Commerce ad hits McCain's Democratic challenger on Obamacare

John McCain’s difficult re-election bid is getting a boost from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in the form of an ad attacking his Democratic challenger, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick: The national business organization is launching a new TV ad hitting...Show More Summary

Dismantling Bernie's Moral Monopoly

Sean Rayford/Getty Images Last week, Democratic primary voters in Portland, Oregon preferred Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton by 12 percentage points. Portland perfectly embodies a pro-Sanders area. It is liberal and the whitest major city in the United States. Show More Summary

'Roots' Remake Begins on Memorial Day

The first in a four-part Roots remake will air May 30 simultaneously on the History, Lifetime and A&E channels. The remake's executive producer, LeVar Burton, was 19 when he starred as Kunta Kinte in the original 1977 miniseries that told the story of a slave family over several generations. Show More Summary

The Who Rock at 52, Plus Some Encouraging Thoughts about Conservatism

Fifty-two years ago next week, Barry Goldwater won the California presidential primary, which would basically clinch him the GOP nomination and give birth to the era of conservative dominance in Republican politics. Four months earlier,...Show More Summary

My Life as a Two-Time Obamacare Loser

In 2009 and 2010 while pushing the wildly unpopular Obamacare law on the American public, Barack Obama promised – “If... The post My Life as a Two-Time Obamacare Loser appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

HOLY CRAP! WaPo Says Couric Response On Fake Documentary Is “Weaselly”

I rarely have much good to say about the Washington Post and its staff, but today at least one of them put ideology aside and did what was right The post HOLY CRAP! WaPo Says Couric Response On Fake Documentary Is “Weaselly” appeared first on RedState.

A Dog’s Breakfast of Genders and Species

(Steven Hayward) Forget gender categories. Last month we reported on the human being who is transitioning into a dragon, along with the prescient perception of Harry Jaffa thirty years ago that “Whether you want to belong to the human...Show More Summary

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