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Want to lose a lot of weight fast? Move to Venezuela

Despite the admittedly sarcastic nature of the title of this article, today’s story highlights an ongoing, dire, and rapidly worsening situation for the people of Venezuela. As the socialist government of dictator Nicolas Maduro continues to drive the nation toward complete collapse, a new study …

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Analogy Alert: Illinois’ gov integrates a glass of milk

One of the most important jobs for political advance staffers onsite is to run through the details of every public event to ensure everything goes smoothly later and nothing unexpected happens to look awkward or embarrass the boss. During his numerous photo ops, for instance, …

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Reading this on your device? Cellphone addiction a growing concern

Someone I know extremely well grew up in rural Ohio many years ago on a party line with five other customers, two of which were elderly women who talked endlessly about essentially nothing, especially when the person I know extremely well needed urgently to call …

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As the Trump White House Turns: Kelly and McMaster may soon be gone

Remember almost 100 days ago the anonymous D.C. sources who described Rex Tillerson as a walking dead Secretary of State who’d lost President Trump’s favor and would be booted out the door any minute? Certainly by year’s end. Oh, look! Tillerson’s still in office. So …

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Live video and blog: Trump leads populist-conservative fusion rally at CPAC; Update: Jerusalem embassy announcement?

10:31 – This is definitely more like a campaign rally speech. He’s going off the cuff, enjoying himself, staying in attack mode, and going on tangents to slap at opponents. Classic Trump rally form. 10:29 – Takes a shot at John McCain over his torpedoing …

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Trump mulls pulling ICE out of California

The battle between Washington and Sacramento over sanctuary city and sanctuary state policies doesn’t seem to be fading away to the back page. During recent remarks made this week from the White House, President Trump weighed in once again on the lack of cooperation that …

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What to do with decades worth of untested rape kits?

This is a problem which has been plaguing the country for ages, one which we’ve known about for at least the past two decades, but are only now beginning to make some progress on. We’re speaking of the issue of a mountain of untested rape …

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Texas governor commutes sentence of death row inmate

A Texas man is being spared the death penalty by Governor Greg Abbott. The Republican decided to commute the sentence of Thomas Bart Whitaker on Thursday, a little over half an hour before he was set to die by lethal injection. Abbott’s decision came a …

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Sheriff’s deputy stood outside school while Nikolas Cruz was inside shooting

You can add another layer of law enforcement failure to the FBI’s acknowledged failure to report a tip about the shooter to a field office for further investigation. The Washington Post reports that Sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson stood outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while Nikolas …

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CNN: Trump shouldn’t call mass shooter a ‘sicko’ because it’s stigmatizing

This strikes me as really pushing for any excuse to attack Trump for any reason whatsoever. CNN has a whole story devoted to shaming Trump for calling the Parkland shooter a “sicko” on the grounds that it’s stigmatizing to people with mental health problems who …

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