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Obama Has No Middle East Strategy? Good!

Last week President Obama admitted that his administration has not worked out a strategy on how to deal with the emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a dominant force in the Middle East. However, as ISIS continues its march through Syria and Iraq, many in the US administration believe it […]


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Rand Paul: This is not foreign policy

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) writes in The Wall Street Journal about how US failed foreign policy has created greater instability in the Middle East and urges caution before engaging the US in another conflict. Senator Paul reminds readers about how the Obama Administration was clamoring for a war in Syria last September before wide public […]


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Congressman wants to ban civilians from owning body armor

Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) wants to ban civilians from owning certain types of body armor. He introduced a bill, H.R. 5344, the Responsible Body Armor Possession Act of 2014, in Congress earlier this month. Violating the ban would potentially get you up to ten years in prison. From NBC: “We should be asking ourselves, why is […]


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Government tracking “truthiness”

In homage to late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, federal bureaucrats have named their new database “Truthy.” However, unlike Colbert, there is nothing funny about this database. Researchers at Indiana University received nearly $1 million of your money to develop Truthy. According to Bonnie Kristian writing in The Week: A major focus of the project is determining […]


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Paul Ryan, Ex-Im, and the art of preemptive surrender

Yesterday Megan posted on the continuing battle over reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank).   Shortly after that post, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan essentially threw in the towel on Ex-Im Bank (h/t: Export-Import Bank Today): When it returns in September, Congress will have a handful of work days — likely between eight and […]


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