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Geert Wilders: ‘I will never be silent!’

A Dutch court’s conviction of opposition political party leader Geert Wilders of “hate speech” for asking constituents whether they wanted more or fewer Moroccans to move into their nation (they wanted fewer) has not slowed him down. “Millions of Dutch are sick and tired of political correctness. Sick and tired of the elite which only […] …

Architect of CIA Enhanced Interrogation: ‘We Interrogate Terrorists Like That to Stop Attacks’

Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, psychologist and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. James Mitchell was called back to national service. Along with a partner, Bruce Jessen, he was tasked with developing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs. Designed to elicit time-sensitive intelligence from hardened al Qaeda leaders, the EITs later became immersed in controversy. In 2014, Senate Democrats released a report accusing Mitchell of torturing suspects with EITs and producing no results.
In his new book, Enhanced Interrogation, Mitchell offers his own testimony on the EITs. He argues that the techniques were critical in saving the lives of Americans and others. The Washington Free Beacon interviewed Mitchell on Thursday to discuss his new book.
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Clinton Cash Author Joins Calls For Donald Trump to Divest From Business Interests

Peter Schweizer– the conservative activist and Breitbart editor who first drew attention to Hillary Clinton’s potential conflicts of interest with the Clinton Foundation– signed onto a letter Friday that likewise called on Donald Trump to divest from his business interests and place his holdings into a blind trust. …

Deeply Embedded Prejudice And The Real Language Of Division

Over the last few days my Facebook page has seen a lot of action. And I’ve been pretty busy parrying intolerant comments and unfriending people I thought I knew. This is the first time I have devoted any serious effort or attention to communicating via Facebook but I have learned a lot. The first thing I learned was that a lot of people consider racism and misogyny to be “opinions” and that a significant number of those “opinion holders” feel that expressing this sort of thinking is their right. Their sense of entitlement surprised me. I did know about the racism. And, after going house to house for Obama in 2008 and 2012, I had a pretty good idea of how far it went. But I was unprepared to see people presenting their “position” on racism as if it was something they’d arrived at after long and considered thought. Probably my favorite comment was from a man who called his racist ideology “intellectual diversity” and demanded my respect. The next thing that surprised me was the way in which misogyny appeared upon my page. Its expression was subtle but pervasive, a current in our use of language that I have somehow missed. Here is…

Guarding And Protecting Access To Health Care

Guarding and Protecting Access to Health Care We woke up to a different America after this month’s presidential election. A nation divided became a nation at each other’s throats. There have been protests from one coast to another with thousands of people sharing their grief and fear. Just as vehement, those whose candidate was successful have been calling the protesters crybabies and telling them they should shut up and get over their loss. Though Clinton was gracious in her defeat and Trump has quieted his rhetoric, the nation has yet to take notice. In these troubled times, we still have the business of running the country to attend to. One of the changes Donald Trump called for in his campaign was for the immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often called “Obamacare.” Earlier this month, just days before the election, Trump even asked Congress to convene a special session to repeal the ACA. Without a plan to replace the ACA, this could have potentially left millions of people without medical insurance. The good news, if you can call it that, is that Trump, like most politicians, overstates his ideals and makes promises he never intended to keep. Since becoming president-elect last…