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American Presidential Politics and foreign affairs
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Faultline linked to this article by Megan McArdle posting under the alias Jane Galt that explains some good ground rules for posting.

A post which explains why leftists defy rational thought.

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Here is the most innovative solution to the immigration problem I have seen recently.

Obama's real position of school resource officers:

Here is a post which intelligently discusses Obama's Birth Certificate and Selective Service controversy.

So much for Obama's dreams of being a Democrat Ronald Reagan
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71588Galaxies are being killed off and scientists don't know why https://www.msn.Thehammer-9/23/2019
71587 Is Voter Fraud Real? A look at California’s illegal voter registration problem.FJB-11/1/2018
71586[X] My man, @exjon, tells the truth about the left/Big Tech #netneutrality scamFJB-11/1/2018
71585lol You mean the guy who was shooting at them? They were the anti garbage menThehammer-10/30/2018
71584good ideaThehammer-10/30/2018
71583Why don't our current border fences, and the land behind them have razor wirFJB-10/30/2018
71582They were just trying to help that man with his garbage, but aren't really cFJB-10/30/2018
71581I'd electrify that gateThehammer110/30/2018
71580It must be HalloweenThehammer-10/30/2018
71579[X] "Undocumented" means magically 16 years old when they assume a new identityFJB-10/30/2018
71578SOUTH AFRICA [X] Meanwhile in South Africa..— Voice FJB110/30/2018
71577CHANGE: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship. President Trump plans to siFJB110/30/2018
71576It's not just his style that is bad. Still a conservative.Brumar89-10/27/2018
71575I think that all the repubs in the senate need armed guards. I think that is theThehammer-9/28/2018
71574I'm not sure its the last straw, I would not be at all surprised that the DeTimF-9/28/2018
71573I think the libs are delaying. Wouldn't be surprised if they have something Thehammer-9/28/2018
71572It won't be the end of people trying to make it an issue or of the left claiTimF-9/28/2018
71571I see extremely little chance that any such investigation will actually come up Thehammer-9/28/2018
71570I see extremely little chance that any such investigation will actually come up Thehammer-9/28/2018
71569Unless something unexpected shakes lose their isn't a lot for the FBI to proTimF-9/28/2018
71568Anyone recall when the clintons had all those fbi folders on their enemies in thThehammer-9/28/2018
71567Nobody is saying it but an FBI probe likely will have a lot of focus on Ford herThehammer19/28/2018
71566Bringing Transparency to Union Subsidies Tyler Kovacs • July 8, 2016 Rep. DenniTimF-7/17/2016
71565...When will folks realize that such speech limitations are crafted by politiciTimF-7/4/2016
71564Krugman vs. Hamilton/Cole/Ohanian on FDR’s high wage policy There’s been a lotTimF-4/27/2016
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