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No One Owns Anybody Else

“The left does not own homosexuals anymore,” said Milo Yiannopoulos, to a crowd outside the Republican National Convention. And the crowd cheered. I’ve talked about Milo before. He’s a controversial figure. So much so that Twitter just banned him for life. (That had something to do with his tweets about,






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The Freak-out Factor

Most folks are so unused to seeing normal people carrying guns around, out in the open, that when they it, they freak out. Among those who are at least, well, unsettled by the spectacle? The police. Funny, the gun freaker-outers don’t usually freak when they see police with guns. But that may be changing






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More Common Sense from Tom Paine

“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” Quote (from Paine’s “Common Sense”) verified here.  






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Whose Coup?

Melania Trump’s beautifully adequate speech last night at the prime-time opening of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland clashed with the ugly chaos earlier. Everyone knew the convention’s rules package would be a point of conflict. A wee bit of open democracy might have unified delegates. Instead, the rules were






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Too Much – Part 2

Yesterday, we discovered that modern America asks police to do “too much.” Which prompts the next question: What should police stop doing? Here are two immediate reforms where police can do less, while protecting the public more:      (1) End the War on Drugs. Preventing violence and fraud is






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Too Much

When President Obama said, “[W]e ask the police to do too much,” at the memorial service for the five slain Dallas policemen, he was echoing an idea previously expressed. “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters a day earlier. “Every






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MoveOn2Video

Donald Trump is MoveOn.org’s worst nightmare. The decades-old “left-leaning” organization is still very much a live concern. The group’s original mission was to urge then-President Bill Clinton’s censure, rather than his impeachment . . . and then “move on” to normal governmental business. Over the years, the organization has backed






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A Private Party

Virginia delegate Beau Correll won’t cast his first ballot vote at the Republican National Convention for Donald Trump, and won’t go to jail, either. As discussed last Thursday, at issue is a state statute requiring* delegates to vote for the plurality winner of the party’s primary. On the Republican side,






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The Longest War

Is there a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel? President Obama announced, Wednesday, that he would leave more troops in Afghanistan when he exits office than previously planned. Instead of cutting the current troop deployment of 10,000 down to 5,500 soldiers, Obama will now keep 8,400 “in country,”






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Delegates Imprisoned

Can you go to jail for voting for the wrong person? We may find out today, in a federal court in Richmond, Virginia. Judge Robert Payne will hear motions in the case of Correll v. Herring. Attorney General Mark Herring is being sued in his official capacity by Beau Correll,






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The Servers of the Self-Serving

Feel like Charlie Brown? That football . . . yanked away again. Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey announced he’s not recommending prosecution of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate. “Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information,”






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