All the cool kids are doing it. Via Telegraph: Travelling to Syria to fight for al-Qaeda is “in vogue” among young British Muslims, the director of the European Union’s crime intelligence agency said. Rob Wainwright, who heads Europol, warned that “multiple thousands” of young Muslim men may have travelled to Syria to fight for al-Qaeda-linked […]
So unlike the Obama regime to politicize a holiday to bash the GOP… no, not really. Via The Hill: The White House on Wednesday increased its pressure on Congress to extend long-term jobless aid when it reconvenes next week. Gene Sperling, the director of the National Economic Council, said the administration is behind Majority Leader […]
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The Washington Nationals have reportedly hired Matt Williams to be their new manager. Williams, who played third base between the 1987-2003 with the San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians and the Arizona Diamondbacks, has been on the D’Backs coaching staff since 2010. As of this writing, the Nationals have not confirmed the hiring. The Nats are not expected to make a formal announcement until after the World Series. But if the reports are accurate, Williams would succeed Davey Johnson who retired at the end of the 2013 season. Williams had a close relationship with Nats GM Mike Rizzo during his tenure as Director of Scouting with the D’Backs.
Also known as, Barry’s wet dream. Via Daily Caller: The federal government should stop deporting illegal immigrants, and should instead create a pan-American zone where Latinos can freely migrate into the United States, says Arturo Carmona, the director of Presente.org, a grass-roots Latino organization. Polls show that Americans are in favor of letting the 11
AFTER A TIME, ruts appear in the intellectual landscape, engraved through repetition of the same words, the same notions and incantations. “City of Hate” would be one of those; another, “right-wing hysteria”; also “paranoia,” “kooks,” “extremists,” “deranged,” “out of control.” The image of Dallas, Texas, the city where President Kennedy was slain in 1963, has the familiarity of a television commercial played so many times that reflex takes the place of reasoned assessment. Why analyze or appraise? Dallas, if it didn’t gun down the president, certainly furnished the stage and props for a creep like Lee Harvey Oswald. What else is there, my friends, that’s worth knowing? From the historical standpoint, that is. I’m not convinced, actually, that vast numbers of Americans spend their days plotting to make the city of Dallas pay for the assassination—in Dallas, by a Dallas resident—of a president not understood as one of “The Immortals” until he became so at the Triple Underpass in Dallas. It was a long time ago, 50 years this November 22. The caravan moves on. The burgeoning, self-assured city of Dallas, to which the Kennedy party came in 1963, bears only happenstantial resemblance to the great North Texas “metroplex” of which modern Dallas is just one constituent element, albeit a large and highly important one. For all that, we may anticipate that the Kennedy observances this fall—centered, naturally, in Dallas, and with the city’s robust participation—will require in the minds of some a retelling of the legends: the patient reconstruction, block by block, street by street, of the City of Hate. Some just can’t get past it. I’m sorry for them. Their mental batteries need a recharge.