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With Trump assassination comments, we may have reached Peak Johnny Depp

I’m old enough to remember when Johnny Depp was a widely sought after actor with a penchant for playing really offbeat but intriguing characters, commanding top dollar at the box office. What ever happened to that guy? Well, these days he’s doing public appearances looking …

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The battle for the rubble of Raqqa is underway

Three weeks into the allied assault on the ISIS capital of Raqqa, operations to surround the northern Syrian city are complete and street-by-street fighting has begun in the outskirts. The struggle to deny terrorists the symbolic capital of their self-proclaimed caliphate is likely to be …

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GA-06: Hey Democrats, you wasted $30 million for your guy to barely break 48 percent

The special election in Georgia’s sixth congressional district is over. It was insanely expensive, the most expensive in U.S. history for a House race. Close to $50 million was spent on his duel between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. The end result was …

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Should we really start spending over $400M each just to launch military rockets?

Who’s up for a fresh round of the always popular game, guess how the government is wasting your money now? Sometimes the quiz questions involve boring old stories about $30,000 toilet seats or $100K hammers. Those are fun, of course, but they don’t really add …

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Carrier: We’re still sending 600 jobs from Indiana to Mexico

Am I misunderstanding this story or haven’t we known this since the day the deal was struck last November? It’s getting a ton of buzz online today as alleged evidence that Trump’s big job-saving Carrier PR moment last fall was a sham, but I don’t …

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali on why Senators Kamala Harris and Claire McCaskill ignored her at last week’s hearing

Ayaan Hirsi Ali testified before a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs last week. Hirsi Ali was there with Asra Nomani to discuss the ideology of political Islamism. But a curious thing happened at the hearing. The Democratic Senators refused to ask Hirsi …

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Trump’s desire for more law enforcement is “surreal” on the Left

The #RESIST! Trump movement generates all sorts of opposition to various initiatives proposed by the President, many of which I can understand, even if I don’t agree with them. Some people don’t like his emphasis on reducing illegal immigration because they don’t think it’s a …

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Judge will decide on Dakota Access Pipeline in September as Army Corps continues new environmental review

As Jazz noted last week, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to adequately consider the environmental consequences of the Dakota Access Pipeline. That was a win for the Standing Rock Sioux, the tribe that has led the fight …

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Pelosi to critics: Let’s face it, I’m an “astute leader” and “master legislator”

This plays like a cross between Captain Queeg talking about the missing strawberries and Ron Burgundy talking about how his apartment smells of mahogany. How often do you see a 77-year-old forced to make the case publicly that they shouldn’t be fired from a job …

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Sure, let’s chat about Jared Kushner’s security clearance

Allahpundit recently called him the world’s most powerful man. (If a strangely silent one for some reason.) Depending on how you sort through the mountain of White House announcements, press releases, nameless sources and wild-eyed speculation, he may control up to half of the government. …

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