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Department of Cyber-Defense

Dec19

By John Feehery

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“United States Department of Defense Seal” by United States Department of Defense. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Ok, so it’s not exactly 9/11.

Cancelling a lousy movie that was supposed to be released on Christmas Day celebrating the assassination of a two-bit North Korean dictator is not the same thing as the vicious attack that killed 3000 Americans on September 11th.

Exposing some nasty emails between some Hollywood executives that shows their true nature, unfiltered, is pretty amusing for some of us, but in the big scheme of things, who cares what Amy Pascal thinks about Angelina Jolie. (more…)

Two Reminders of What Communism Looks Like

Dec18

By John Feehery

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“I have seen the future and it is now,” the famous Soviet apologist Lincoln Steffens once wrote about the Russian revolution.

He turned out to be wrong, but I betcha most Americans don’t even know who Lincoln Steffens was, let alone what he was talking about.

Communism used to be number one thing that concerned the American people. (more…)

Pakistani Crack-Pots

Dec17

By John Feehery

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“Flag of Pakistan” by User:Zscout370 – The drawing and the colors were based from flagspot.net.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

When it was announced that the Pakistani Taliban slaughtered a bunch of school kids earlier this week, my mind immediately turned to Adam Lanza.

Lanza was the deranged teenager who gunned down 20 young children at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago.

Lanza was a certifiable crack-pot. (more…)

Jeb: Upsides and Downsides

Dec16

By John Feehery

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There are plenty of upsides to Jeb Bush running for President. There are also some downsides.

The former Florida Governor is plenty conservative, or at least he was plenty conservative back in the day.

The Republicans Party has become more conservative just as the Democratic Party has become more liberal since he left office. (more…)

The Spending Battle’s Winners and Losers

Dec15

By John Feehery

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(This originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank)

So, now that we have dispensed with the “cromnibus,” who won and who lost in the latest budget battle?  Here are my picks:

Winners:

*The House Appropriations Committee:  The committee members reasserted their relevance, beating the conventional wisdom through hard work and grit. Most people thought that Congress’s spending committee would be forced to punt until next year, but Chairman Hal Rogers did not take no for an answer and got 11 of the 12 annual bills passed in one big bill. (more…)

 

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