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The Pope Was Right about Trump

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Referring to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Southern border to keep out illegal immigrants, Pope Francis declared, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel.” Trump responded indignantly that the Pope had no right to be ...

Thank You, Tim Cook, for Your Service to America

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Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, is a courageous man. He’s got to know full well what he is risking by saying no to the federal government’s demand that he sell out the interests of Apple’s customers by effectively becoming an agent of the U.S. national-security establishment. He deserves the thanks of every American who still places ...

Talkin’ Cold War Blues

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Pity Mary Anastasia O’Grady of the Wall Street Journal. Last month, the Journal published an article by the well-known conservative columnist in which she was absolutely hyper about a U.S. Hellfire missile that had somehow ended up in Cuba, the island 90 miles away from American shores whose communist regime, according to conservatives, has long constituted a dagger ...

Removing the Blinders on Iraq

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What a great thing for Jeb Bush to bring his brother George W. into his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. That’s because the former president’s participation in the race has brought his war on Iraq back into public discussion. The controversy enables Americans who have chosen to live lives of self-deception on Bush’s Iraq War to confront truth ...

Bush’s Invasions Made Us Less Safe

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According to an article in yesterday’s New York Times, the political fight between Donald Trump and the Bush family is becoming “one of the most vivid and powerful confrontations in the presidential campaign so far.” Jeb Bush says that his brother “kept us safe.” Trump, on the other hand, points out the obvious: ...

Good for Donald Trump for Exposing Bush’s Lies on Iraq

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Notwithstanding Donald Trump’s fascist economic views, the war he wishes to expand against illegal immigrants, the bombing campaign that he desires to continue against iSIS, the drug war that he wants to continue waging, and the welfare state to which he remains committed, let’s give credit where credit is due. In the most recent Republican ...
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