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Guy Nobody Has Heard of Replacing Jon Stewart as Daily Show Host

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Trevor Noah will be the next host of The Daily Show. Who’s Trevor Noah? Exactly.

Down Syndrome Teen Stripped of Varsity Letter Jacket

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A sad, complicated story.

George W. Bush Gets CIA Award

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President George W. Bush had a running battle with the CIA throughout his eight years in office. Now, they’ve given him an award.

Obama To Slow Withdrawal Of American Forces From Afghanistan

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America’s longest war continues.

Indiana To Give Religious Business Owners The Right To Discriminate Against Gays

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Indiana is about to become the latest state to grants special rights to religious business owners.

President Obama May Buy Magnum PI Home (No Word on Ferrari)

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Someone has bought the estate where “Magnum P.I.” Based on no apparent evidence, POLITICO speculates that it’s going to be the Obama retirement home. When he’s done being president, could Barack Obama grow a mustache, don a Hawaiian shirt, and start driving a red Ferrari? Obama loves Hawaii – the land of his childhood, the […]

Irish Activist Commits Return Fraud, Gloats About it in Media

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A Facebook friend posted this Irish Central story (“Irish American buys all of Walmart’s offensive t-shirts, will return them March 18“) on her wall: Kevin Westley has an inventive solution to the annual issue of offensive Irish merchandise leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. Go to your local big box stores, buy all the t-shirts […]

Your Second Third Drink

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You should stop at three drinks. But you can stop there more than once.

Yes, Veterans Should Pay Taxes. And We Do!

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Alec MacGillis argues for Slate that “Veterans Should Pay Taxes Like Everyone Else.” I agree!

Should We Boycott Moron Clothing Designers?

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Elton John is leading a boycott against Dolce & Gabbana.

Dakota Meyer Engaged to Bristol Palin

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A headline I did not expect to see, courtesy the Army Times: “Dakota Meyer engaged to Bristol Palin.”

Big Brother Meets Mickey Mouse

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Ubiquitous tracking isn’t all bad.

Hot Air Remains, Balloon No Longer Aloft

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A brutal assessment of Chris Christie’s presidential chances.

1965 in Photos

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The Atlantic’s Alan Taylor has 50 photos from 50 years ago.

Pi Day 3.14.15

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Cornell math prof Steven Strogatz is very excited about Pi day.

Tom Cotton and Mutiny

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The president is the commander-in-chief of the US armed forces. He’s not commander-in-chief of the United States.

Francis to Follow Benedict, Predicts Short Papacy

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Pope Francis says he expects to serve only a short period and plans to follow his predecessor’s example of retiring rather than waiting to die in office.

Hillary Clinton Running Away with the Race

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The 2008 runner-up has scared off all serious challengers for 2016. Why?

Scott Walker ‘Gutting’ Organized Labor?

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Wisconsin has become the 25th “right to work” state.

Why Clintons Beat The Press

Hillary Clinton Smiles New Hampshire Win

What reporters see as stonewalling may be shrewd clock management.

Man Sues After Burning Face Praying Over Applebee’s Fajitas, Loses

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The most ‘America’ story ever.

ISIL Destroys Nimrud

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The gang calling itself the Islamic State has destroyed another historical site.

Barely Trained Teachers Just As Good as Education Majors

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Teach For America novices compare favorably to veteran teachers.

Rand Paul Wins Meaningless CPAC Straw Poll: A Family Tradition

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Rand Paul is carrying on a family tradition, winning the CPAC straw poll won many times by his father Ron.

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Spock, Dead at 83

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Leonard Nimoy, the actor who became a household name as Mr. Spock with the “Star Trek” television series and movies, has died at 83.

Will Clinton Foundation Be A Liability For Hillary Clinton?

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Do the nonprofit’s foreign donors create a conflict of interest?

The Internet is Getting Faster

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Aaron Brazell explains why “THE INTERNET IS ABOUT TO BECOME WAY FASTER.”

ISIS is What it Says it Is

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The Atlantic has a fascinating cover story by Graeme Wood titled “What ISIS Really Wants.”

Arnaud de Borchgrave Dead at 88

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The intrepid foreign correspondent and editor Arnaud de Borchgrave has died, aged 88, of cancer.

Brian Williams and the Pressures of War Correspondents

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There’s no excuse for the former NBC anchor’s lies. But there are reasons.

Denmark Terror Attacks and Machine-Gun Censorship

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Yet another attack on religious freedom in Europe.

Barbara Bush Changes Mind on ‘Enough Bushes’

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Lest there be any doubt, Barbara Bush wouldn’t mind a third POTUS in the family.

Oregon Gets First Openly Bisexual Governor in American History

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Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown (D) will become the first openly bisexual governor in U.S. history when Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) resigns Wednesday

Rand Paul’s Biology ‘Degree’

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The Kentucky Senator and medical doctor claims an undergraduate degree he doesn’t have.

Nasty Weather

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Winds gusting to 55 mph took the power out last night around 730 pm and it cycled off and on throughout the night.

Vint Cerf Warns of Forgotten Century From Bit Rot

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One of the pioneers of the Internet warns that we’re in danger of losing entire generations’ worth of history because of digitization.

Authorizations to Unlimited Military Force

FRANCE 24 | Screen grab of map showing areas controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq 14 October 2014

Daniel Larison is far less ambivalent about our war on ISIL than me.

Obama’s ISIL AUMF A Convenient (But Necessary) Excuse

Obama talks about a three-year limit on the authorization of the use of military force against the Islamic State in legislation he is sending to Congress, during his remarks from the White House in Washington

Explaining my ambivalence around the latest escalation in our intervention.

Crafting Defense Strategy from an Astrategic Security Strategy

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The last of my four pieces analyzing the revised National Security Strategy has posted at RealClearDefense.

Obama’s National Security Strategy Is Better Than His ‘National Security Strategy’

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My latest for War on The Rocks, “IS OBAMA REAL(IST) CONFUSED?”

Jon Stewart Leaving Daily Show

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Jon Stewart is stepping down as the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” after sixteen years.

The Domestic Side of National Security

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Another commentary on the National Security Strategy, this one at The Hill.

Obama’s National-Security Wish List

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The first installment of my analysis of the National Security Strategy.

The Anti-Vaccination Thing

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The debate over whether kids need to be vaccinated against communicable diseases baffles me.

The Original ‘Star Wars’ Film

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Opening crawl of 1977 version

Why Congress is AWOL on National Security Policy

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Has the legislative branch abdicated its responsibility in US foreign policy?

Jeb Bush Was a Naughty Boy

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So what?

We Won’t Have Mitt Romney to Kick Around Anymore

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After weeks of giving every indication that he’s running for president yet again, Mitt Romney has announced that he’s not a candidate for 2016.

John McCain Calls Hearing Protesters ‘Low-Life Scum’

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John McCain is not a fan of Code Pink.

Mitt Romney to Announce 2016 Plans Today

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Mitt Romney is set to make an announcement at 11 Eastern today. [UPDATE: He's out!]

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