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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

At least 85 of 154 people from private interests who met or had phone conversations scheduled with Clinton while she led the State Department donated to her family charity or pledged commitments to its international programs, according to a review of State Department calendars released so far to The Associated Press. Combined, the 85 donors contributed as much as $156 million. At least 40 donated more than $100,000 each, and 20 gave more than $1 million.


The FBI has launched a terror probe into a weekend stabbing in Virginia -- which may have been an ISIS-inspired beheading attempt, according to a report.

Wasil Farooqui of Roanoke County allegedly stabbed a man and a woman with a knife Saturday evening as they were entering an apartment building in Roanoke, police said.

Authorities believe Farooqui, 20, may have been trying to decapitate the male victim, whom he likely targeted at random at The Pines Apartments, sources told ABC News.

He shouted "Allahu akbar" -- Arabic for "God is great" -- during the assault, but was fought off by the man, officials said. read more


Thursday, August 18, 2016

"To admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens, the moment they put foot in our country … would be nothing less, than to admit the Grecian Horse into the Citadel of our Liberty and Sovereignty. … The United States have already felt the evils of incorporating a large number of foreigners into their national mass. … In times of great public danger there is always a numerous body of men, of whom there may be just grounds of distrust; the suspicion alone weakens the strength of the nation, but their force may be actually employed in assisting an invader."

- Alexander Hamilton

In other words, immigration vetting is as American as apple pie.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In April 1865, at the bloody, bitter end of the Civil War, Ebenezer Nelson Gilpin, a Union cavalryman, wrote in his diary, "Everything is chaos here. The suspense is almost unbearable."

"We are reduced to quarter rations and no coffee," he continued. "And nobody can soldier without coffee."


Thursday, June 02, 2016

Recently, there have been a number of articles and statements asserting that fascism is rising in Europe, and that Donald Trump is an American example of fascism. This is a misrepresentation of a very real phenomenon. The nation-state is reasserting itself as the primary vehicle of political life. Multinational institutions like the European Union and multilateral trade treaties are being challenged because they are seen by some as not being in the national interest. The charge of a rise in fascism derives from a profound misunderstanding of what fascism is. It is also an attempt to discredit the resurgence of nationalism and to defend the multinational systems that have dominated the West since World War II.


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