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President Obama And Today’s Commutations

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:41:14 +0000

[guest post by Dana] So, this happened: President Obama commuted the vast majority of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified documents, the White House announced Tuesday. … Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for leaking classified government […]

Pigs Prepare for Flight: McCain Leaning Towards Confirming Tillerson

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:00:59 +0000

Earlier this month, John McCain suggested in colorful language that he was unlikely to support Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State: President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state will reportedly not have the support of one of the Senate’s top Republicans. As Rex Tillerson, formerly the CEO of Exxon Mobil, made […]

Is Climate Change a Hoax?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:05 +0000

As part of my Liberty Classroom contest over Black Friday weekend, I told people that they could commission or write a post if they bought a membership. So far one reader wrote a post. This is the first commissioned post, from reader Gil G., and here is the topic: I would like you to write […]

Monica Crowley Bows Out After Accusations Of Plagiarism

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:00:06 +0000

[guest post by Dana] She will not become the senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council: Monica Crowley, recently appointed by President-elect Donald Trump to a key national security communications job, said Monday that she would relinquish the post amid multiple allegations of plagiarism. Crowley, who has been named senior director of […]

Wife Of Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub Gunman Arrested

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:05:15 +0000

[guest post by Dana] Noor Salman Mateen has been arrested: FBI agents took Salman into custody at a home in Northern California, authorities said. Salman is charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting the attempted provision of material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Salman will be transferred from Northern California to the […]

RedState Post: Sean Spicer Calls for “Decorum” at Trump Press Conferences

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:00:08 +0000

My reaction is at RedState.

RedState Post: Trump Snaps Back at John Lewis on Twitter

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:35:05 +0000

I told the editors at RedState that I would toss them the occasional exclusive post, rather than cross-posting every single item. This weekend I’m still blogging, but I’m taking a little vacation from the comments here to recharge my batteries, and it seems like a logical time to give the folks over there a couple […]