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LegitSlater: We Are Better Than This

LegitSlater: We Are Better Than This

In case your TV and smart devices wern’t working Tuesday, I’ll fill you in on the big story — the United States, led by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), set up secret detention facilities and tortured those captured on the battlefield (or what amounted to one) as part of the Global War on Terrorism.  I’m

Remember When Obama And Democrats Were For Constitutional Limits On War Powers?

I started this blog in 2003, at the height of the invasion of Iraq. My earliest years as a political observer were spent watching the political enemies of Republicans and President George W. Bush claim that he was a “war criminal” fighting an “illegal war.” I’ll not re-litigate the case for invading Afghanistan and Iraq

Forget North Korea, US Admiral Says Global Warming Is The Greatest Threat In The Pacific

Here’s a depressing juxtaposition of headlines from my feed reader this morning. First up, a US admiral declares that global warming is America’s greatest threat in the Pacific: Next up, North Korea says they’re scrapping the armistice that ended the Korean War and are considering future strikes against South Korea: To my mind, the belligerent

Hennen's Notebook: Higher Ed, Planned Parenthood And Water Wars

I interviewed NDSU President Dean Bresciani, UND President Robert Kelley and NDUS Chancellor Ham Shirvani this week. My top takeaway is amazement at the near “kumbya” they are all singing on budget issues. Governor Dalrymple has proposed a budget very near what the universities sought. What a difference 2 years makes, and a boatload of

Gun-Controlled Chicago Sees More American Deaths Than Afghanistan War Zone

Via Gateway Pundit, there were 405 coalition casualties in Afghanistan in 2012, and 310 of them were Americans (72% of US war casualties in Afghanistan have come under President Obama). In Chicago, which claims some of the strictest gun control policies in America, there were 532 homicides in 2012. Yet, still, Chicago’s officials blame all

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