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To paraphrase a line from the movie “Apocalypse Now,” the nonsense from Donald Trump piles up so fast you need wings to stay above it. In his latest episode of the presidential candidacy as performance art, Trump on Monday called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United...
The United States’ foreign policies and military strategies in the Middle East are vital to defeating the Islamic State and its radicalized terrorists. But the two recent mass shootings on American soil reinforce the pressing need for more improvements in domestic surveillance and analysis of...
On the day of the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, controversialist Donald Trump apparently thought it necessary to remind us of the racially motivated wartime hysteria resulting from the more than 2,000 American lives lost during the surprise military strike. In the aftermath of...
During a rare Oval Office address Sunday evening, President Obama sought not to offer any new proposals or prescriptions to address terrorist threats, but, rather, to reassure Americans — including, perhaps, a number of Democratic lawmakers who have been bucking the administration’s line — that he...
In 2010, the Government Accountability Office concluded that “membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law.” Indeed, according to the GAO, between 2004 and 2014 suspected terrorists attempted to purchase guns...
The Obama administration is obsessed with secrecy — it is arguably the most secretive presidency since Richard Nixon scowled through the halls of power. The latest example: a furious crackdown on government watchdogs, the inspectors general at agencies whose job it is to keep the government honest...
While most Americans were feasting on Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie, the Obama administration may have been thankful that people were not paying attention to the 2,224 new regulations it is proposing. The government is required to publish an agenda of regulatory activities twice a year and...
In 2010, the Government Accountability Office concluded that “membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law. Indeed, according to the GAO, between 2004 and 2014 suspected terrorists attempted to purchase guns...
Last month the online news website Huffington Post posted a video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a town hall gathering, at which the erstwhile Republican presidential hopeful shared a heart-rending and very personal account of a friend’s losing battle with drug addiction. The often blustery...
The Obama administration is obsessed with secrecy — it is arguably the most secretive presidency since Richard Nixon scowled through the halls of power. The latest example: a furious crackdown on government watchdogs, the inspectors general at agencies whose job it is to keep the government honest...

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