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May 28th, 2015

Rush to Judgment

    Time flies when you're having fun. Memorial Day weekend, the Fourth of July and then, the next thing you know, it will be Aug. 6, the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the date of the first Republican presidential debate.

    Less than 11 weeks away! True, 11 weeks is nearly twice the length of the entire national election schedule in the United Kingdom. But this is why we had the Revolutionary War.

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Republicans may be forced to save health-care plan

    A Wall Street Journal editorial Friday predicted what would happen if Republicans won the King v. Burwell case, which the Supreme Court is expected to decide any week now. The Journal said that if Obamacare subsidies disappeared in states with (mostly) Republican governors, there could be another "friendly-fire massacre" as people blamed the party for the collapse of the individual insurance market.

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No longer a need to put away childish things

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Jeb defends Iraq War on basis of regime change

    Jeb Bush's recent effort at damage control by reversing his statement on the Iraq War isn't likely to get him out of the woods.

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Is the Ex-Im Bank Doomed?

    It's looking pretty grim for the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

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Clinton's battle-tested strategy of boredom

    This week, Hillary Clinton broke her almost month-long streak of avoiding the press. After a speech on small businesses in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she took six questions from reporters who have been diligently following her around since she announced her presidential candidacy April 12.

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Chasing miracles in Iraq

    If Iraqis won't fight for their nation's survival, why on earth should we?

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A new blame game emerges over Iraq

    Whenever America's reputation as the world's prime military power takes a hit, a partisan argument inevitably breaks out over who's to blame. From "Who lost China?" to "Who lost Korea?" and "Who lost Vietnam?" the two major parties have regularly jockeyed to assign fault to the other one. So it is beginning again with "Who is losing Iraq?" with the fall of Ramadi along with already fallen Mosul, in that besieged battleground.

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Will They? Or Won't They?

    As the Supreme Court grows ever closer to releasing their opinion on same sex marriage, we all think we know the answer. How could it be any other way than to allow such? However, we had best keep in mind they, this court and its predecessors, have fooled us before.

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Who Are These Outlaw Bikers?

    Count me among those mystified over the biker gang melee in Waco, Texas -- a shootout that left nine dead. Why are these guys committing grown-up violence over the seemingly adolescent concern of who belongs to their group and who doesn't? Who are they?

    For answers, I consulted James F. Quinn, a University of North Texas sociologist who has studied the Bandidos and other outlaw biker "clubs."

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