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THE ATLANTIC: The Painful Loss of Ramadi: Islamic State control over the capital of Iraq’s large…

THE ATLANTIC: The Painful Loss of Ramadi: Islamic State control over the capital of Iraq’s largest province is a symbolic and strategic blow to the United States. Well, yes. A little history: As late as 2010, things were going so well in Iraq that Obama and Biden were bragging. Now, after Obama’s politically-motivated pullout and […]

Will Congress Finally Defend Its Constitutional Turf – to Stop the EPA’s Assault on Water?

It is an empirical fact - a metaphysical certitude. Government overreaches. And the Barack Obama Administration has the longest, most overactive arms ever. With many, many, MANY power-grabbing hands. Obama's Legacy of Overreach Obama...Show More Summary

The Roundup for May 18th, 2015

Today we move on to Spain! International Politics Overall – Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will accept refugees stranded off the coast of Thailand – Gareth Porter: “The Misfire in Hersh’s Big Bin Laden Story” – The Vatican said the “angel of peace” comment on Palestinian Authority...

Video: Grandma Clinton’s Idiot Supporters Have No Idea Why They Support Her

Jesus, talk about low information voters. We know Obama supporters aren’t exactly the sharpest knives int he drawer, but this level of stupidity is just breathtaking. And these drooling morons can cancel out your vote. Wonderful.   ...

Why the Big Hurry? State Department Plans to Release Granny Clinton Emails in … January 2016

Well, it’s not as if anything’s going on that might necessitate releasing the contemptuous Mrs. Clinton’s emails. The State Department is planning to release 55,000 pages of emails stored on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server by … Continued

Is 'Mad Max: Fury Road' a feminist action movie?

Coma-Doof Warrior plays some chords and expels some fire in George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' It's the year 2015, and the future isn't exactly the place many have dreamed about. While we might be cooking the world into an apocalypse, at least we haven't nuked it into oblivion (yet). Show More Summary

Unbelievable: Democratic congresswoman mocks Indians with clueless 'war whoop'

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Unreal. This is one of the grossest things we've seen from a Democratic candidate in a long while. Here's California Rep. Loretta Sanchez, demonstrating a "war whoop" to describe an East Indian supporter she...Show More Summary

Is the Fourth Amendment Irrelevant to Law Enforcement? Three Ways Courts Can Make It Matter

In the real world, the Fourth Amendment is often irrelevant. That's the provocative claim that Radley Balko makes in a recent blog for the Washington Post. Balko focuses on two recent stories involving police conduct that seems to defy the Supreme Court's Fourth Amendment rulings. Show More Summary

Why the Response to the Texas Biker Shootout Is Racist, Obviously

The sheets were still over the bodies in a Waco parking lot on Sunday when the Daily Beast’s Sally Kohn identified the real problem with the biker gang shootout that left nine people dead: A Muslim only has to attack 1 person to be “terrorist.”...Show More Summary

‘Give Me Some Music’

So says Cleopatra, in the Shakespeare play. Some 350 years after the play was written, Samuel Barber made an opera of it. You want to hear Leontyne Price sing “Give me some music”? Okay: here. Anyway, I know you can’t live on Iraq, the Castros, and the Republican primary field all day, so I’ll give you some music. Show More Summary

2016 Presidential Election: The Candidates on Climate Change

Although the country is over a year and half away from the 2016 presidential election, candidates are stepping up to throw their hats into the ring. Voters may be exhausted by the time November '16 rolls around, but the upside is that...Show More Summary

'Mad Men' and When America Is Shocked How Much This Never Happened

In a television show that depicts a lawnmower severing a key executive's foot in a busy Madison Avenue office and a forlorn co-worker delivering one of the key female employees his severed nipple in a box -- and dozens of other memorable...Show More Summary

The Weekend Roundup for May 16-17th, 2015

In honor of finals, let’s do another week of songs from around the globe. We’ll start in Pakistan. International Politics Overall – Pope Francis I: Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is “an angel of peace“; Whoa, whoa, whoa, let’s not get too carried away here – U.S. commandos killed 32 Islamic State militants and officials, including...

Any Police Force That Uses ‘Skunk’ Is Asking For Violence

If U.S. police departments have actually bought this chemical weapon, this is a really bad move (boldface mine): As protestors and police officers clash on the streets of Baltimore and other divided cities, some police departments are stockpiling a highly … Continue reading ?

The Amtrak Crash: When Government is Ideological Instead of Lawful and Logical

Last week’s deadly Amtrak crash was absolutely horrendous. For Democrats and their fellow Big Government advocates - it was a serious crisis they are trying desperately to not let go to waste. They first tried to say the cause of the crash was a lack of government money. Show More Summary

Defending the greatest film of all time

To be honest, it was outrageous that I even had to do this. As far as I am concerned, The Godfather is the greatest film of all time – not just my favourite – THE greatest film of all time. Let me back up. I have a mate, Alec, who has started a film orientated [...] The post Defending the greatest film of all time appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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