Bowe Bergdahl and Our Leaders' Lost Honor -
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The ground has truly shifted when a policeman actually says it's perfectly reasonable for a rape victim to just do nothing, or to let educational officials handle one of the most serious of crimes facing society today, Neil Macdonald writes.
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The 2016 Republican nomination contest spilled onto the Senate floor Thursday, turning a marathon budget debate into a battle over which candidate is prepared to lead the country at a time of war. Four GOP senators are trying to gain the upper hand on the commander-in-chief test — Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham — and...
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MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: So should we dial back on the words that [Yemen] is a success story, when you have the president fleeing on a boat? JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: Mmm. Hmm. You need to separate out two things here. The measure of U.S. policy should not be graded against the success or the stability of the Yemeni government, that is a separate enterprise. The goal of U.S. policy towards Yemen has never been to try to build a Jeffersonian democracy there. The goal of U.S. policy in Yemen is to make sure that Yemen can not be a safe haven that extremists can use to attack the West and the U.S. That involves trying to build up the capacity of the government to help us in this fight. There is no doubt we would prefer a situation where there is a stable government where there was a place where U.S. personnel could operate in Yemen coordinating directly with Yemeni security forces to take the fight to these extremists.
To be so "pro-life," anti-choicers sure do love them some violence, don't they?
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It's the "the worldâs first and only gay object." Meet the Gay Sweater, an apparel item knitted from the hairs of more than 100 LGBT kids. The sweater was created by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity and was intended to raise awareness of LGBT issues and warn against using the word "gay" as a slur.
The Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap was because of President Obama's lack of experience, according to Scott Walker. The Governor of Wisconsin and likely 2016 Republican presidential hopeful said the prisoner swap that freed five Taliban prisoners frustrated him. The unfortunate reality is this is what happens when you put someone in office who's never led before, Walker told Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday night â hours after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. This president, unfortunately, having been a senator, a state senator, a community organizer, never led anything, and so he's never been in a position to make those sorts of judgments. Bergdahl, who was released last May after being held captive in Afghanistan since 2009 in exchange for five Taliban members being held in Guantanamo Bay, could get life in prison.
A GAO report confirms Planned Parenthood and other groups are using taxpayer funds to advocate for abortions as “reproductive health care.”
The Senate on Tuesday destroyed any lingering hope President Barack Obama might have had for passing his budget plan through Congress this year, by voting down Obama's plan 1-98. The only senator to vote for the plan was Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.). Obama's budget plans...
Liberal MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Wednesday fumed over what he saw as Ted Cruz questioning the patriotism of Democrats. This is despite the fact that the cable anchor has questioned the patriotism of people he doesn't like. On Hardball, Matthews read a quote of the Republican senator asserting, "Understanding Harvard law school is very important to understanding our president" Cruz then claimed that "there were more self-declared communists on the Harvard faculty that there were Republicans."
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White House officials tried unsuccessfully to make Americans believe Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served with honor and distinction because they think the public is gullible, says National Journal writer Ron Fournier.