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Obama DHS Secretary to Kelly, Mattis: Don’t move

“It’s ‘country first’,” former Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson told ABC’s Martha Raddatz on This Week. Raddatz wondered whether Johnson had any reservations about the number of former generals in the Trump administration, and what it says that they aren’t the people resigning from the White …

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Dartmouth prof defends Antifa: It’s just self-defense against Nazis

This may be the first time in TV history that someone from the Southern Poverty Law Center was booked to argue with the far left instead of the far — and usually not-so-far — right. Good for them for doing it, though. The counterpoints to …

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After 72 years, wreckage of stunning U.S. Navy loss found 18,000 feet down

One of the more intriguing and lesser-known stories of World War II is the USS Indianapolis, a heavy cruiser that played a crucial role in ending the war against Japan but did not survive to see it. This weekend, 26,319 days after the fatally-wounded ship …

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Whose team are you on, anyway? Sunday reflection

This morning’s Gospel reading is Matthew 15:21–28: At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a …

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Sunday morning talking heads

An eventful week for the White House ends, not surprisingly, with zero Trump surrogates booked for the Sunday shows (at least as of Saturday afternoon). There are two primary topics of discussion this morning, Charlottesville and Steve Bannon’s departure, and neither one is hospitable terrain …

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Confederate statue debate moves west on horseback

Well, it’s about time. After some Confederate statue-topplings, but before any Confederate book burnings, California protesters are now targeting a horse. A beautiful Arabian. The creature’s unforgivable crime? His name is similar to the horse ridden by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee 152 years ago, …

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Who’s ready for the US – South Korea war games?

We’ve only just now managed to cool down the easily inflamed ego of Kim Jong-un (not that anyone really cares how angry he is this week) after his threat to rain down ICBMs around Guam, possibly tipping it over in the process. The back and …

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CNN’s take on Antifa: Peace through violence

CNN published an article today based on interviews with members of Antifa. The headline notes, “Activists seek peace through violence.” That seems to suggest there’s a real problem with what Antifa is doing but the rest of the article comes across as sympathetic to the …

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Judge to IRS: Start naming names

Think the IRS targeting scandal had dissipated? So did the IRS, but it got a very unpleasant surprise on Thursday in federal court. Judge Reggie Walton ordered the agency to start identifying the employees who took part in the targeting of conservative non-profit groups and …

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Charles Barkley: Who the hell cares about Confederate statues?

Show Americans this clip, then poll them on whether they agree. I’d guess 75-80 percent would say yes. Remember, 62 percent told Marist that statues honoring leaders of the Confederacy should remain in place as historical symbols. That includes a plurality of blacks (44/40). If …

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