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Shooting War - WSJ

wsj.com — "Hillary Clinton Re-Emerges," announces a headline in today's New York Times, and we suppose that means six more weeks of boredom. The article, by Patrick Healy and Maggie Haberman, is plainly intended as a puff piece-"After 25 years in the public eye, Mrs.

The Tipping Point

wsj.com — Where's Tipper Gore when you need her? "One of the great political mysteries of the early 2016 presidential campaign has been solved," David Knowles of Bloomberg Politics reports, one hopes sarcastically: "Hillary Clinton did not leave a tip at the Chipotle restaurant she visited during her road trip to Iowa on Sunday."

Hillary: The Censor

wsj.com — "I think it's fair to say that . . . the deck is still stacked in favor of those already at the top," declared Hillary Clinton in Montecello, Iowa, yesterday. She might have added: And that's why it is clear even now that I am going to be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.

The Authoritarian Media-II

wsj.com — "Hillary Clinton, who has embarked on a roughly 1,000 mile road trip after formally announcing her presidential bid on Sunday, was spotted at a Chipotle in Maumee, Ohio [Monday] afternoon," according to a Democratic Party press release prepared by employees of ABC News.

Hospital Next Right

wsj.com — Apologies for our lengthy and unanticipated absence. We suffered a retinal detachment, which required emergency surgery and a tedious convalescence that entailed keeping our head down, literally, for more than a week. It's a shame Hillary Clinton wasn't already running for president when we got sick.

The Privilege to Speak

wsj.com — A corporate division has once again exercised its First Amendment rights to argue that corporations don't have First Amendment rights. This time, however, the New York Times Co. claims to have discovered a loophole that protects its First Amendment rights.

‘Ready for Hillary’?

wsj.com — "How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?" reads a recent headline at LiveScience.com. The Hill takes a stab at answering the question: "Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings have plunged in two battleground states that will be critical to determining the 2016 presidential election, a new poll finds.

RFRA Flip-Flop - WSJ

wsj.com — The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 was passed, with broad bipartisan support, by a Democratic Congress and signed enthusiastically by President Clinton. In 1998 the Illinois Senate passed the state's own version of RFRA, 56-0, with Sen. Barack Obama not just present but voting "yes."

Mrs. Clinton’s ‘Vicious’ Circle

wsj.com — Let's begin this week with last week's Friday-afternoon news dump: "We learned today, from her attorney, Secretary [Hillary] Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server," said Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, in a statement just before leaving for the weekend, as the Hill reports.

Just Deserts - WSJ

wsj.com — "It won't be hard for military lawyers to argue that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl violated military regulations when he slipped out of a remote outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 and became a Taliban prisoner for five years," the New York Times editorializes.
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Turning around a ship means making silos land on the same platform, not blowing them up, as per @GovernorOMalley. nationaljournal.com/2016-elections…

Apr 18, 2015

Few European leaders even made that '83 list--only U.S.S.R., Albania, U.K., Poland, West Germany, Vatican, Spain. news.google.com/newspapers?nid…

Apr 18, 2015

Best world leader outside Africa in '83: King Juan Carlos. Generalissimo Francisco Franco was still dead. news.google.com/newspapers?nid…

Apr 18, 2015

According to experts, the best world leader in 1983 was...Liberia's Master Sgt. Samuel K. Doe! news.google.com/newspapers?nid…

Apr 18, 2015

In 1983, a poll of U.S. "international affairs experts" rated Reagan a worse leader than Pol Pot. news.google.com/newspapers?nid…

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