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February 19, 2015

Rudy Giuliani, after declaring at a private dinner Wednesday night that he thinks President Barack Obama’s policy decisions and public remarks about terrorists show that he “doesn’t love you, and he doesn’t love me,” and most of all, he doesn’t think the president “loves America,” took to the airwaves Thursday to expand on that statement. “Well, first of all, I’m…

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February 19, 2015

We hear a lot about the United States’ Judeo-Christian heritage, but according to President Obama, “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” That’s what the president told a White House conference on “countering violent extremism” on Wednesday. Obama has said similar things in the past: “I also know that Islam has always been a…

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February 19, 2015

The House should split immigration funding into two bills. Senate Democrats are filibustering a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which runs out of spending authority February 26, because it also blocks a number of President Obama’s unilateral executive actions on immigration. At least six Senate Democrats have opposed some of those policies but – predictably enough –…

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February 19, 2015

President Obama opened this week’s White House Conference on Violent Extremism with a speech about community-based counter-radicalization efforts, and his Administration is being roundly mocked for its refusal to use terms like “Muslim terrorism” or “Islamism.” The mockery is deserved. Foreign policy is not a Harry Potter tale of good versus He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. And war cannot be won against an enemy…

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February 19, 2015

A Texas judge explains that the president’s action on immigration is an attempt to create law from scratch. When Texas filed a constitutional challenge to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, his supporters scoffed and ridiculed the suit as lacking any merit. First, they argued, states are not injured by the federal policy. Second, they contended that Congress had already…

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February 19, 2015

WASHINGTON — His secretary of defense says “the world is exploding all over.” His attorney general says that the threat of terror “keeps me up at night.” The world bears them out. On Tuesday, American hostage Kayla Mueller is confirmed dead. On Wednesday, the U.S. evacuates its embassy in Yemen, cited by President Obama last September as an American success…

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February 19, 2015

At the White House Summit on Extremism That Shall Remain Unspecified Because Violent Followers Belonging To Unnamed Extremist Movement Might Take Extreme Offense And Act Extremely, the feds are touting a groundbreaking new strategy to fight terrorists. Just kidding. It’s actually the same old futile strategy that big-government liberals use to cure everything: mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money. Instead…

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February 18, 2015

At 10:22 pm Monday night, the United States District Court for the Southern Division of Texas issued a temporary injunction enjoining the Department of Homeland Security from implementing “any and all aspects of or phases of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans or Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program” that President Obama announced on November 20, 2014. Here is what you need to…

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February 18, 2015

Islamic State terrorists have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, local authorities said Tuesday. A local police chief, Col. Qasim al-Obeidi, told BBC News that he believed some of those murdered belonged to security forces. He said he did not know exactly who those killed were or why they were burned to death. Al-Obeidi’s…

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February 18, 2015

Writing in the pages of Reason on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the science critic Ronald Bailey calculated that since September 12, 2001, “a grand total of 30 Americans” had been “killed in terrorist incidents inside the United States.” The chance of a person in the United States “being killed by a terrorist are about one in 20…

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February 17, 2015

The government may implement new regulations over the Internet that could cost the economy billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. Despite the potentially large impact of these regulations, the broadcast news networks have barely covered the issue in the almost three months since President Barack Obama announced his support for rules to achieve “net neutrality” and a “free and…

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