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Lessons of the War in Gaza
National Review Online, by Daniel Pipes

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/10/2014 5:15:03 AM

As Israeli operations against Hamas wind down, here are seven insights into the month-long conflict: Missile shield: The superb performance of Iron Dome, the protective system that shot down nearly every Hamas rocket threatening life or property, has major military implications for Israel and the world. Its success signals that “Star Wars” (as opponents maliciously dubbed it upon introduction in 1983) can indeed provide protection from short-range and also presumably from long-range rockets and missiles, potentially changing the future of warfare. Tunnels: Tunneling behind enemy lines is hardly a new tactic; historically, it has had success, such as at the 1917 Battle

      


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I got more clarity from the thoughtful comments following the article than the treatise itself: To be sure, some heavy hitters posted their thoughts.

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Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 11:24:54 AM     Post Reply
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In Case You Missed It, Wendy Davis’ Run
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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 11:17:25 AM     Post Reply
The lone Texas gubernatorial debate took place in the Rio Grande Valley Friday night. Front-runner Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican, just had to get through the debate without making any negative news. The pressure was all on Wendy Davis, Democrat state senator trailing by a lot in the polls, to make something — anything positive — happen. Well, she made something happen. But it wasn’t positive. Davis attacked Abbott over a school finance lawsuit that’s in appeal. Abbott responded that as attorney general, he has an obligation to follow the law and keep the suit going. Davis then went into unleashed mode, and

Something is terribly wrong
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 5:22:46 AM     Post Reply
President Obama is supporting the Secret Service in the wake of a deeply troubling incident in which a disturbed man jumped the White House fence, sprinted across the North Lawn, and actually entered the White House Friday evening. The man, 42 year-old Omar Gonzalez, had a folding knife in his pocket and had left 800 rounds of ammunition in his car not far from the White House. Gonzalez had also drawn the attention of authorities at least twice a few weeks ago — once in Virginia, when he was found with a sniper rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, and a map with

Robert Kennedy Jr., Aspiring Tyrant
National Review Online, by Charles C.W. Cooke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 5:19:08 AM     Post Reply
Blissfully unaware of how hot the irony burned, Robert Kennedy Jr. yesterday took to a public protest to rail avidly in favor of censorship. The United States government, Kennedy lamented in an interview with Climate Depot, is not permitted by law to “punish” or to imprison those who disagree with him — and this, he proposed, is a problem of existential proportions. Were he to have his way, Kennedy admitted, he would cheer the prosecution of a host of “treasonous” figures — among them a number of unspecified “politicians”; those bêtes noires of the global Left, Kansas’s own Koch Brothers;

   

 

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Liberal Incivility and Gabby Giffords
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 5:16:59 AM     Post Reply
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Washington Free Beacon, by Sonny Bunch    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 5:10:15 AM     Post Reply
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Republicans and the IRS
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Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 5:05:16 AM     Post Reply
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US to put climate change ´front and
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Guardian [UK], by Suzanne Goldenberg & Fiona Harvey    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 4:59:47 AM     Post Reply
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Sorry, Politico, But Lois
Lerner Is Not A Victim
The Federalist, by David Harsanyi    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 4:53:13 AM     Post Reply
Lois Lerner. Hero. Servant. Brownie-baking puppy lover. Sister of the Blessed State. This is about all a person reading Politico’s new exclusive “interview” with the former head of the I.R.S. division that oversees tax-exempt groups, might take away. “I didn’t do anything wrong” claims Lerner, who, like any innocent person, is flanked by a major law firm’s partner, two personal attorneys and her husband – a lawyer. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.” And in around 3,700 obsequious words, Politico seems to agree. What exactly did she do for her country, you ask? Well, sitting

   

 

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Pat Roberts to bring Jeb Bush to campaign
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Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 4:49:00 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: StormCnter- 9/23/2014 4:45:46 AM     Post Reply
“You may not be interested in war,” Comrade Trotsky supposedly said (but probably didn’t), “but war is interested in you.” And right he was, as Barack Hussein Obama, the American president least interested in war in most of our lifetimes, possibly ever, has found himself plunged half-heartedly in the middle of it, going to war, bombing Islamic State territories within Syria, a country he at first warned would itself be bombed for its use of chemical weapons. Now he’s bombing on that Syrian regime’s side and also acting in behalf of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a nation we are supposedly

Speak for Middle America
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Posted By: StormCnter- 9/22/2014 5:41:22 AM     Post Reply
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During the Bush administration, national Democrat leaders threatened to kill the ABC network´s broadcast license if a miniseries unfavorable to the Clinton administration wasn´t censored to satisfy Democrats. ABC complied. Earlier this year, Democrats started a push for a Constitutional Amendment to gut (literally) the First Amendment. Over the weekend, Democrats launched a campaign to get -- in their own words -- "Rush Limbaugh off the air." The petition to get Limbaugh off the air comes straight from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in the form of a fundraising/petition email. The idea is to use the muscle of the

   

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