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The situation on Texas’ southern border is not the only refugee crisis facing the United States. Thousands of Afghan interpreters who need to get out before the Taliban kills them for collaborating with U.S. troops are stuck over there because the State Department has run out of visas. Make no mistake, this is a test […]

In George Orwell’s “1984,” the daily devotion for Oceania’s party members is to view a film illustrating the various crimes of their enemy. In the dystopian novel the target is Emmanuel Goldstein, a party turncoat. The film whips up comrades into an antipathetic froth—hence the Two Minutes of Hate. Bill Ayers, the villain in Sarah […]

President Obama came to my tiny home state of Delaware on Thursday with a “new” initiative to repair deteriorating infrastructure around the country (and to repair his declining polling numbers). His announcement was a channeling of Captain Obvious: there are thousands of U.S. bridges and roads in disrepair and he’s going to fix them. As […]

Do you have personal issues? Do you want to seem intelligent, well informed and on-top-of-it-all without having to bother to put in any effort or time to see whether your assertions are accurate? If so, then join the trend that’s all the rage in the 21st century: show indignation now and worry (or, more likely, […]

It was so brazen. Right there, over email, Lois Lerner warned her colleagues “Congress has asked for emails… so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails.” Then she asked whether the IRS’s instant messaging application was being archived, and was told that — contrary to law — archiving had been disabled. […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Kudos to the nation’s newspaper editors for making a valiant effort to prepare us for the upcoming (July 28) 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. Fred Mertz got his “doughboy” uniform out of mothballs on “I Love Lucy,” you may have caught Gary Cooper as Sgt. Alvin […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Despite the media play Chicago gets, it isn’t the official “Murder Capital of the U.S.A.” That unhappy distinction — based on the murder rate per 100,000 people, not on the number of actual dead people on the streets — belongs to poor, under-populated Flint, Mich. Chicago gets the bad rap […]

With Barack Obama’s approval ratings getting dragged down by a floundering foreign policy, we might miss one of his biggest successes in a place no one expected—Iran. Whether we extend the interim anti-nuke deal or reach a longer-term agreement to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, Obama has backed our enemy into a corner. But […]

Boy, our political debate is getting crasser by the moment. And so it is that the National Organization for Women has put the Little Sisters of the Poor, an international congregation of Roman Catholic nuns who have devoted their lives to caring for the elderly poor, on its “Dirty 100″ list. NOW is upset that […]

“The number of illegal immigrants apprehended at the border in the past nine months is more than double last year’s total.” This is the crux of the crisis we are dealing with at our Southern border right now. A seemingly endless wave of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors are flooding the Rio Grande Valley, telling border agents that […]