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New York Times: Massive Quantities of WMD Discovered in Iraq After All
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, October 16 2014
So it turns out that "Bush lied!" proved itself a lie.  Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein possessed massive quantities of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) after all.  That according to none other than the leftist New York Times.  First, let's address that deranged "Bush lied, people died!" slogan.  Anyone who casts that invective in reference to the 2003 Iraq invasion and the question of WMD demonstrates an unfitness to participate in political discourse.  It is uninformed, dishonest or an amalgam thereof.  To "lie" requires deliberate…
 
Sign Up for ObamaCare, Become a Union Member?
A federal lawsuit in Texas alleges that an ObamaCare contractor used taxpayer money to sign-up union…
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The Midterms in Prospect: The Governors (Part 2)
In this final installment of the series providing analysis of this year’s midterm elections, we…
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The Midterms in Prospect: The Governors (Part 1)
Over the last four weeks, I’ve produced a series of pieces examining the midterm races in the U.S.…
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Move over Lois Lerner: Lawsuit Says IRS Destroying Evidence in Separate Case
Private lawsuits against the IRS are nothing new, but one claim against the tax-gathering agency should…
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Republicans More Informed Than Democrats, According to Pew Research
Few traits better characterize contemporary liberals than their false sense of intellectual superiority. …
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New Harvard Study: "A Troubling Divergence in the American Economy"
What elements of American society boost our international competitiveness, and which ones weaken us? …
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The Midterms in Prospect: The Senate (Part 4)
Over the past month, this column has presented analysis of this year’s U.S. Senate races by region.…
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New Fed Court Strikes Down Key ObamaCare Subsidy
This week, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled that the IRS is violating the terms of ObamaCare by giving…
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Inversion: America Has Gone From Attracting Global Business to Penalizing It
Throughout our nation's history, Americans have taken justifiable pride in cultivating a domestic climate…
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The Midterms in Prospect: The Senate (Part 3)
Over the past two weeks, I’ve presented analysis of this year’s U.S. Senate races by region…
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Question of the Week   
Which of the following Cold War events led to the establishment of the “Hotline,” a direct telephone link between the White House and the Kremlin?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"Something peculiar has happened. As I write, none of the Republican candidates for Senate has become a public embarrassment. On the contrary: For the first time in a decade, it is the Democratic candidates, not the Republican ones, who are fodder for late-night comics. That the Democrats are committing gaffes and causing scandals at a higher rate than Republicans not only may be decisive in the battle…[more]
 
 
—Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon Editor in Chief
— Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon Editor in Chief
 
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In dealing with deadly and difficult-to-curtail infectious diseases such as Ebola, should government-imposed travel bans and quarantines supersede civil liberty and other concerns?