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Ann Coulter: The Loophole is Obama

 It’s been reported everywhere –The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News — that the William Wilberforce Sex Trafficking Act requires that any non-Mexican children who show up on our border be admitted and given a hearing. (New York Times, July 7, 2014: “Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking.”) The problem, […] Continue reading →

‘God Bless America,’ With Irony

Jeff Jacoby  It was billed as a “Stop the Invasion” rally, and it drew thousands of protesters to the steps of the State House on Saturday. Outraged by Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal that Massachusetts shelter some of the unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been surging across the border, the crowd chanted: “Send them […] Continue reading →

DARPA Wants New Technology to Predict “Societal Unrest”

 U.S. Defense Department looks to track “all human activities that can be measured” The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting companies to provide new technology that would allow the U.S. Department of Defense to predict future “societal unrest” by keeping track of “all human activities that can be measured.” A solicitation posted on […] Continue reading →

International advisor warns: Expect more companies to quit US

George Prior  Living standards, jobs and long-term economic growth are at risk because an increasing number of United States firms are likely to relocate overseas due to America’s current “uncompetitive and anti-business” corporation tax rate, warns the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations. The prediction from Nigel Green, the founder […] Continue reading →

You Are Much More Likely to Be Killed By Boring, Mundane Things than Terrorism

Washington’s Blog  Brain-Eating Parasites, Texting While Driving, Toddlers, Lightning, Falling Out of Bed, Alcoholism, Food Poisoning, a Financial Crash, Obesity, Medical Errors or “Autoerotic Asphyxiation”. The U.S. Department of State reports that only 17 U.S. citizens were killed worldwide as a result of terrorism in 2011.* That figure includes deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq and all other theaters of war.  In contrast, […] Continue reading →

More than 50 Israeli reservists refuse to serve

WASHINGTON: More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the nation’s reserve force, citing regret over their part in a military they said plays a central role in oppressing Palestinians, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. “We found that troops who operate in the occupied territories aren’t the only ones enforcing the […] Continue reading →