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Trump Fights Back Against Mueller

John Hinderaker, PowerLineI take it as a given that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is part of the Democratic Party’s effort to destroy the Trump administration. This is evidenced by the fact that he has staffed his investigation with Democratic Party activist lawyers and contributors to the Hillary Clinton campaign, and by his expansion of his ‘investigation’ beyond any reasonable interpretation of his charge. This is what the order appointing Mueller says he … Read the referenced story here: Trump Fights Back Against Mueller

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1925 Scopes Trial Pits Creationism Against Evolution

To understand the significance of the so-called Monkey Trial, one must try to imagine the America of 1925; specifically, the southern state of Tennessee.  Under pressure by a coalition of strict Christians, Tennessee became the first state in the United States to pass a law — the Butler Act — that deemed it illegal to “teach any theory that denies the Story of the Divine Creation of man as taught in the Bible, and to teach instead that man has descended from a lower order of animal.” The act alarmed…

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Baltics Need Anti-aircraft Protection Against Russia, Lithuania Says

NATO should permanently deploy anti-aircraft weapons in the Baltics to deter Russia, Lithuania’s president said Thursday as the United States put Patriot missiles on display after including them in an exercise in the region for the first time. The permanent deployment of the advanced air defense system would be the next step in NATO’s new deterrent in the Baltics and Poland, which includes ground troops on rotation. Moscow says it is an unjustified military buildup on its borders. “It would be really meaningful to have such weapons in the Baltic…

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UN Envoy for Iraq Warns Against ‘Collective Punishment’ for IS Families

The United Nations envoy for Iraq says he is concerned about the rise of revenge attacks in Mosul against civilians believed to be linked to Islamic State militants following the liberation of the city. Jan Kubis told the U.N. Security Council Monday that there is a “rising popular sentiment in favor of collective punishment of families perceived to be associated” with IS. He said Iraqis who are seen as having ties to the militants are increasingly being subjected to “evictions, confiscations of homes, and other retribution and revenge measures.” Kubis…

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Tucker Carlson Goes to War Against the Neocons

Curt Mills, The National InterestThough the word was actually never uttered, Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson cemented himself this week as the Right’s most prominent critic of neoconservatism. To be sure, Carlson rejects the term “neoconservatism,” and implicitly, its corollary on the Democratic side—liberal internationalism. In 2016, “the reigning Republican foreign-policy view—you can call it neoconservatism, or interventionism, or whatever you want to call it” was rejected, he explained in a wide-ranging interview with the National Interest Friday. … Read the referenced story here: Tucker Carlson Goes to War Against…

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Warn US Against Terrorist Designation, New Sanctions

A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned the United States on Monday that if it designated the group a terrorist organization and applied new sanctions its action could be perilous for U.S. forces in the region. U.S. officials said earlier this year that President Donald Trump’s administration was considering a proposal that could lead to potentially categorizing the powerful Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization. In Mid-June the U.S. Senate voted for new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities not related to the international…

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Israel’s War Against George Soros

Mairav Zonszein, New York TimesAs a Holocaust survivor, a successful financier who embraces free market capitalism and a philanthropist who champions liberal democracy, George Soros should be a darling of the Israeli establishment. But Mr. Soros has failed the only litmus test that seems to count for Israel’s current leadership: unconditional support for the government, despite its policies of occupation, discrimination and disregard for civil and human rights … Read the referenced story here: Israel’s War Against George Soros

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Hundreds of thousands rally in Iran against Trump, chant "Death to America" – TV

Top Stories: ANKARA (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied across Iran on Friday to swear allegiance to the clerical establishment following U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning that he had put the Islamic Republic “on notice”, state TV reported. Hundreds of thousands rally in Iran against Trump, chant "Death to America" – TV

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