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My Experiences in Niger and Answering Whether the Niger Attack is “Trump’s Benghazi”

As streiff laid out this morning, there’s a new narrative going around in liberal (and some non-liberal) circles. That somehow, the loss of life from an ambush in the country of Niger is not just “Benghazi” but “Benghazi on steroids.” The first take was given by none other than Frederica Wilson, who proclaimed such during an interview. That’s since been molded and repeated by numerous | Read More »
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Will Congress foul up retirement savings plans to pay for a tax cut?

From The Wall Street Journal: Talk of Retirement-Savings Cap Rattles Financial Industry GOP lawmakers are looking for ways to generate revenue to support broad reductions in individual tax rates By Anne Tergesen and Richard Rubin | October 20, 2017 | 7:00 a.m. ET Proposals floating around Washington to cap the amount that Americans can contribute before taxes to 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts are | Read More »
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Water Cooler 10/20/2017 America Gets Freedom Wrong

Welcome and TGIF RedStaters!  It’s Friday – circle up with the gang here at the Water Cooler and share what’s on your mind.  As for me: America, the “Experts”, Gets Freedom Wrong. America makes a BIG DEAL out of freedom (aka Liberty).  You would almost think it is a foundational principle.  Oh, that’s right… it kind of is… Freedom cropped up early – in the | Read More »
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Did Mike Pompeo Misspeak or Did He Let the Cat out of the Bag?

Yesterday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo gave a speech at an event hosted by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. There was some interesting stuff, like pledging that the CIA would “become a much more vicious agency” in dealing with adversaries and stating, as we all knew, that the Iran nuclear “would curtail Iranian adventurism, the terror threat, proved to be fundamentally false.” This is | Read More »
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Clarification For Media: Only Two Of The Soldiers Killed In Niger Were Green Berets

  As reporters and news outlets press the Pentagon and White House for details and facts surrounding the death of four American soldiers in Niger at the hands of radical Islamic Terrorists, it’s important to be precise in how facts that we already know are reported and disseminated. To that end, I was confused and […] …