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Thursday, January 19, 2017

It's No Revelation That Intelligence Agencies Are Politicized | RealClearPolitics

The media should spare its current outrage at any suggestion that politics affects the administration of some 16 major intelligence agencies. Journalists should instead listen to Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, who cynically warned Trump that intelligence agencies "have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you."

via www.realclearpolitics.com

January 19, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bomb threats made against dozens of Jewish centers and schools nationwide « Hot Air

As many as 25 Jewish groups across the U.S. received anonymous bomb threats by telephone Wednesday. This is the second time in two weeks that Jewish community centers and schools have been targeted with such threats.

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January 18, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (1)

McClatchy: Six federal agencies collaborating on probe into possible covert Russian efforts to help Trump during campaign « Hot Air

I’ve got a hunch that the collaboration will start winding down in, oh, about 48 hours or so.

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Or maybe just go underground.

January 18, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (1)

As ‘The Black Time’ of Barack Obama Ends, Russia Celebrates Trump’s Inaugural - The Daily Beast

Igor Khaletsky, whose club is frequented by businessmen, government officials, and wealthy lovers of what’s known as gangster-jazz, is following a new Russian trend. “The Trump cult is growing because the new U.S. president seems loyal to Russia,” Khaletsky told The Daily Beast. “So we decided that The Trump Band [a newly named ensemble] and its gangster-jazz music would be relevant to the eve of the inauguration.”

via www.thedailybeast.com

January 18, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (1)

A Revolution In Administrative Law | Hoover Institution

One of the most vital, but technical, items on the Republican agenda is not likely to get its fair share of public attention. On the first day of the new Congress, Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte of Virginia introduced two pieces of legislation that could fundamentally alter the structure of American administrative law for years to come.

via www.hoover.org

Juicy!

January 18, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Al Gore on His 'Inconvenient Truth' Sequel, Private Donald Trump Talks, "Consoling" Hillary Clinton | Hollywood Reporter

Actually, the splotchy picture looks more like an oversized Lite-Brite than a window into the bottomless depths of outer space. But no matter. It's still a pretty good metaphor for 68-year-old Gore's latest challenge. Never has the universe seemed more dark and despairing — at least from an ecological crusader's point of view — than since the Nov. 8 election of Donald Trump (who once proclaimed global warming a "hoax" perpetrated by the Chinese). And yet, the man who 11 years ago warned against a coming environmental disaster in An Inconvenient Truth — and who is about to sound the alarm again in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, premiering opening night at Sundance on Jan. 19 — still finds a way to spot glimmers of light and hope in the black void. Even after actually meeting Trump.

via www.hollywoodreporter.com

And here you'd almost forgotten him.

January 18, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (1)

National Review Online | Print

Two major medical journals have decided to renew the academic medical establishment’s assault on gun owners.

via www.nationalreview.com

Guns don't kill people. People kill people as part of an ongoing epidemiological event.

January 18, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Garrison Keillor ponders quitting Christianity over Trump « Hot Air

I suppose that’s a humorous piece if your tastes in writing run along those lines, but Keillor seems to be voicing something very real which plagues the heart of liberal America at the moment. Rather than accepting defeat and vowing to do better next time, the Left is stubbornly refusing to come within a country mile of the final stage of grieving. For most, their current plans include an endless buffet of foot stomping and breath holding, currently taking the form of a vast march on Washington by women. (Embarrassingly, the organizers wound up in a food fight when they began rejecting pro-life ladies or anyone else who wasn’t the correct sort of girl.)

via hotair.com

It's sad, but Trump could still turn out very badly, just different from the way Secretary Clinton would have turned out.

January 18, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Edward Snowden's residence permit in Russia extended by a 'couple of years'

Russian authorities have extended Edward Snowden’s residence permit by a “couple of years,” a government spokesperson said.

via www.usatoday.com

Comrade Snowden!

January 18, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions | Fox News

Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later.

If approved, it would be the first law of its kind in the U.S.

via www.foxnews.com

This is clever. It will split the Democratic constituency because it will set the plaintiff's lawyers against the feminists and pro-abortion people. I'm not even sure it's unconstitutional.

January 18, 2017 | Permalink | Comments (1)