Sunday, May 24, 2015

Larwyn's Linx: Hillary's Real Benghazi Problem

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Nation

Hillary's Real Benghazi Problem: John Hinderaker
Hillary claim she used only one email address while at State? Another lie: GWP
The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races: Moe Lane

Senate Decepticons Advance Trade Deal Giving Obama New Powers: Treehouse
Night of the Republican Suicide: BPR
Democrats Sent Out This Tweet for Memorial Day Weekend: Michael Hausam

Cheryl Mills Had a "Come to" Jesus Meeting on Benghazi: Ace
Christie Dead Wrong About Spying: Rick Jensen
Minnesota Somali Muslim Joined ISIS, Vowed to 'Spit on America' at Border: Geller

IS claims it is ‘infinitely’ closer to nuking US: Times of Israel
Goldberg Absolutely Nails it on Hillary: DTG
Can Hillary Reverse the Six-Year Decline in Democrat Turnout?: Michael Barone

Economy

No biggie: Your Obamacare premiums are going up. Way up in some cases.: Jazz Shaw
Immigration: Is This The Breaking Point?: Peter Brimelow
ACLU Wages Total Lawfare on Poor PA Town Trying to Stem Illegal Wave: Margaret H. Roberts

Scandal Central

Hillary Deliberately Caused Delay Of Email Release By Submitting Only Paper Copies: Eileen McGann
NYC Demands Sharpton’s Daughter Preserve Incriminating Hiking Pictures: WZ
Senate blocks USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization: Teri Robinson

Climate & Energy

EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock: Phil Kerpen
It’s The Summer Of Cli-Fi: Cove
Why It’s So Hard to Convince Warmists: WUWT

Media

Credit Where Credit Is Due: R.S. McCain
We Need to Become America Again: John Velisek
New SooperVideo! Why All Latinos Should Be Conservatives Explained in Just 2 Minutes: Sooper

Hey media: A very bad week for black lives in Baltimore (and gay rights in the Middle East): Silvio Canto, Jr.
‘Pathetic’: AP runs cover for Dems scrambling to repair ‘deceptive’ Obamacare: Twitchy
Actor Chris Pratt’s Take on Any Grievances he may cause Liberals in the Future: John S. Roberts

Hollywood's Hillaryphobia: Mark Steyn
PBS Buries Stephanopoulos Scandal; Anchor Woodruff Exposed as Clinton Donor: Breitbart
Reporter to Harf: Do You All Feel Like Clinton Campaign Surrogates When Defending Her Private Emails?: WFB

World

Attention Feminists, Leftists, and anti-Zionists – You’re On the Wrong Side: iOTWreport
ISIS Prices Michelle Obama’s Worth In “Slave Market” They Promise To Bring To West: $40: WZ
Three ways China and the U.S. could go to war: Michael Auslin

Poll: 80% of Muslims Support ISIS Conquests in Syria & Iraq: GWP
Leaked Jihadist Text Book Teaches ISIS Terrorists How To Infiltrate America: Shoebat
Obama: No, Iran Won’t Be More Dangerous with $150 Billion Dollars: Daniel Greenfield

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Inside Story of How the iPhone Crippled BlackBerry: WSJ
New Evidence May Solve Mystery of America's Huge Ancient City: Kristin Romey, National Geographic
The Establishment Has Already Acknowledged A Lost Race of Giants - Part 1: Ancient Origins

Cornucopia

20 First Photos from the History of Photography: Michael Archambault
Hold the Popcorn: Hillary’s Best Emails Are Still In The Can: MOTUS
Elderly Politician Forgets Where She Is: Glob

Image: ISIS Prices Michelle Obama’s Worth In “Slave Market” They Promise To Bring To West: $40
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QOTD: "Senators are forced to go into a classified viewing room in order to read the full text of the [TPP Trade Agreement] document, but are not allowed to bring in key staff or take notes on what is included in the bill text. Not only this, but as you would assume for classified documents, elected officials are unable to speak to anyone without proper security clearance about the specific details of the trade negotiations without suffering potential criminal legal ramifications.

This becomes a serious issue when dealing with complicated and technical negotiations regarding the largest trade deal in American history. It also raises serious questions about the legislative process and democracy generally when the public is unable to view the content of a bill introduced in Congress, but foreign government officials and private corporations are." --Stephen Benavides

Saturday, May 23, 2015

I Hear a Strange Echo: Iran Tells Israel to Give Up The Nukes, Then Obama Tells Israel Give up Nukes

By Sara Noble

The Obama administration likes to help Iran out on the nuclear issue. In the end, we will have Obama’s legacy.

On Monday, Iran demanded Israel give up their nuclear weapons, saying that failure to do so could kill the Mideast nuclear ban initiative. Coincidentally, on Thursday, the U.S. pressed Israel to get rid of their nukes because it would bring other nations into discussions on the matter.

Israel National News: US Pressing Israel to Lose Its Nukes

Assistant US Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, held talks in Israel with senior Foreign Ministry officials, about the possibility of making the Middle East nuclear-free on Thursday.

The State Department confirmed Countryman’s visit and sources in the US Administration said that Israeli agreement to the idea would be a catalyst for bringing additional countries into discussions on the matter.

This is while our allies and other terrorist nations including ISIS are seeking nuclear weapons.

Fars News Agency: Iran leads calls by non-aligned nations for Israel to give up its nuclear weapons

Iran on Monday led calls by non-aligned nations for Israel to give up its nuclear weapons as a major conference got underway on advancing prospects for a nuclear-free world.

The Disarmament Conference in New York has come and gone (ended May 22), while Western diplomats claim proposals could torpedo the process and push Israel to walk away!

Failure to reach an agreement on the issue could kill the Mideast nuclear ban initiative. The developing nations say the UN should convene another conference on a regional ban of nuclear weapons. They also demand Israel immediately join the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty).

It is clear that Obama and Iran seek the same goal: not a nuclear-free Middle East, but an Israel-free Middle East.

 
Hat tip: BadBlue News.
 

BOLTON: Released Emails Prove Hillary Culpable in Terror Killings of Americans in Benghazi

It's still startling when a few courageous individuals dare to speak truth to power. Ambassador John Bolton is one such :

I think the most telling information that we have seen in this limited number of emails is that there are repeated examples of Secretary of State Clinton being told in 2011 and 2012 that the security situation of our personnel in Tripoli and Benghazi was very precarious. The country’s government had fallen apart—that the threat from terrorist attacks was high and that our people were very concerned about it.

Now you’ll recall in her limited public appearances to date that she has said, you know, I don’t get involved in that security stuff, you know, I have people that do that. Well I have to say when I heard that I was stunned. I’ve worked for six different secretaries of state, everyone of them coming from very different backgrounds, every one of them cared about the safety of the Americans who worked for them in the State Department. And not one of them would have missed the danger that our diplomats in Libya faced. And this was called to her attention repeatedly and she didn’t do anything about it. So When we ask the question, who is responsible for the tragedy of the murder of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, there is a very clear answer. It was Hillary Clinton.

She said she didn’t know the security situation in Libya , these documents alone, these are the first documents, it’s only going to get worse after this, after the other documents come out, but these documents alone, we know she was advised repeatedly about how dangerous it was.

Of course, anyone could have arrived at the same conclusion years ago if he or she had read "DAMNING: The Complete Benghazi Timeline Spreadsheet", which was first published in 2013.
 
 

CONTROLLING THE LANGUAGE: How Progressives Stifle Dissent

By Richard Larsen

Ever since the junior senator from Illinois announced his candidacy for the presidency eight years ago, those who have criticized his politics and his ideology have been pummeled with a charge of “racism.” It’s been the perfunctory, knee-jerk response – devoid of intellectual integrity or factual relevance – to avoid the substantive issues, while attempting to simultaneously stifle dissent and silence critics. And it’s clear from early indications with regard to the 2016 presidential race, that the same modus operandi will be employed against those critical of Hillary Clinton. Only this time it will be gender based – the charge of sexism.

During the Obama tenure, the charge of “racist” has been unavoidable to any who were critical of the president. Whether it was criticism of Obamacare, lack of transparency, fiscal profligacy, inscrutable foreign policy, class-envy fomentation, and anti-capitalist policies, it didn’t matter. Regardless of the logic, data, facts, or strength of argument, if you opposed the administration policies and initiatives, you were a racist. At least according to the sycophants, who were either oblivious to logic, data, or facts, and had an empty logical quiver from which to fire back with anything except blanks.

And what’s pathetic, from a free speech, open discourse, and cogent political discourse perspective, is that it worked. The millions of Americans who flocked to Tea Party rallies, Glenn Beck confabs, and other conservative functions, were successfully labeled “racists” because of their opposition to the liberal, destructive policies of the administration. It didn’t matter what color, race, creed, or socio-economic status they hailed from, they were all racists.

For some reason, the fact that the policies propounded and foisted on the nation the past six years are not race-based seems lost on the vapid purveyors of the “racist” tactic. Big government, massive debt, onerous regulations, expansive government control, and the concomitant loss of personal liberty are naturally opposed not because they might be advanced by someone of a certain color, ethnic background, or native language. They’re opposed because they’re antithetical to the founding principles of our republic! It matters not who is foisting the destructive policies and ideology on the nation; it matters that they’re distinctly anti-American. Conservative Ben Carson’s current lead in the crowded GOP primary race underscores that fact.

NEW EMAILS CONFIRM: Hillary Lied to Congress; Fully Aware of Terror Risks in Benghazi Months Before Attack

By Sharyl Attkisson

Newly reported emails indicate Hillary Clinton was personally made aware of security dangers in the months leading up to the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya. That’s according to the House Benghazi Committee, which has obtained 300 long-sought emails from the State Department among tens of thousands under subpoena.

The Benghazi Committee says there are a number of emails in which State Department personnel specifically passed along security issues to Clinton in 2011 and 2012 before the attacks. An August 2012 email to then-Secretary of State Clinton from one of her top aides, Jake Sullivan, referred to “some warning signs” regarding the deteriorating security situation.

Clinton has long denied being in the loop about mounting dangers in Benghazi and her agency’s rejection of security requests from U.S. personnel, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the attacks. Though Clinton was sent multiple cables about security prior to the assaults, she explained that she got far too many to read.

“They are all addressed to me,” Clinton told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in January 2013. “They do not all come to me. They are reported through the bureaucracy.”

The newly reported emails differ from the cables in that they were sent directly to Clinton’s personal email server and, in some cases, were from one of her top aides.

NEWS OF THE FUTURE: Third Edition

Springer writes: "Obama tells the Coast Guard that not believing the global climate scam is a "dereliction of duty". So I guess now he can not only tell us what to say, he can tell us what we're allowed to think. Hey Obama... guess what I'm thinking."
 
 
Read more at Springer's Blog.
 

Larwyn's Linx: Scenes From the Decadent Period of the Dying American Republic

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Nation

Scenes From the Decadent Period of the Dying American Republic: Ace
White House: Go Ask The FBI About Hillary’s Classified Emails: Chuck Ross
Baltimore Policing Now Resembles Counter-Insurgency: James Kirkpatrick

State Dept. Makes Curious Redaction in Hillary Email: Stephen F. Hayes
At DC Synagogue President Obama Delivered Nothing But Empty Words: Lid
Post Riot Baltimore Shootings Skyrocket 70%; Murder Rate Up 42%: Treehouse

Drudge Unleashes on Secret Trade Bill Giving Obama More Power: Sara Noble
Obama & McConnell work together to pass Fast Track TPA bill: Jenny North
Senate adjourns with no clear path forward on Patriot Act: Julian Hattem, The Hill

Economy

Democrats Seek Pell Grants for Inmates at Expense of Law Abiding: Steven Ahle
U.S. Gives $7 Billion in Food Benefits to “Ineligible Recipients”: Judicial Watch
Illinois University Presidents Live in Fantasy World of Lavish Perks: David Ticzon

Scandal Central

New Hillary Emails Confirm She Received Classified Info on Private Email : Blaze
Hillary Was Pushing For Tax Breaks To Benefit Clinton Library Donors: Lid
Clinton Foundation Had $26M In Contributions It ‘Forgot’ To Disclose: Doug Mataconis

New Emails Show Hillary Was Warned About Benghazi Attack Year Before 9/11/12: Lid
Video: Obama and the Child Molester: Declan Finn
In Secret Email Account Hillary Didn't Even Get Chris Stevens’ Name Right: RWN

Media

A Memorial Weekend Review for Election 2016: Roger L. Simon
Louie Gohmert and other Texas congressmen to endorse Ted Cruz’s 2016 bid: RawStory
Ted Cruz Obliterates Pro-Gay Questioner: Cheryl Chumley

World

The Migratory Invasion of Europe: David Solway
Iranian negotiations become liberals’ nightmare: Jennifer Rubin
Jihadi bride: “I rejoiced when we had our first sex slave”: Robert Spencer

Obama’s Policies to Empower ISIS Exposed by Raymond Ibrahim: Robert Spencer
Islamic State asserts responsibility for Shiite mosque blast in Saudi Arabia: WaPo
UN envoy ‘sickened’ by rampant IS sexual violence: Times of Israel

Hotovely Tells Foreign Ministry to Quote Torah to the World: Arutz Sheva
Masked Mexican Explains Why All Latinos Should Be Conservative in Just 2 Minutes: Scoop
42 cartel members dead in THREE HOUR bloody siege against federal troops : Daliy Mail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Anonabox Review: A Beginners’ Insight: Christopher Seward
Bizarre Nasty Star is Being Devoured by its Companion: Maddie Stone
Nasdaq Signals Confidence in Bitcoin, Not Just the Blockchain: Sarah Todd

Cornucopia

How Hillary’s book is displayed at this D.C. bookstore is the funniest thing you’ll see tonight: Twitchy
Turkey's Erdogan Confirmed To Be A Part Of A Strange Homosexual Cult?: Walid Shoebat
Cancer claims life of teen 19 days after Sen'Derrick Marks escorts her to prom: Mark Inabinett

Image: Obama has a strategy for fighting ISIS -- one that isn't working
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QOTD: "During a press briefing on Friday, White House press secretary Joshua Earnest said that reporters should ask the FBI about what led the agency to retroactively classify some of Hillary Clinton’s emails.

The State Department released 296 pages of Clinton’s emails related to Libya and Benghazi on Friday. The Associated Press reported shortly after the release that some of the emails had been classified only recently. Clinton and the State Department have maintained that she did not send or receive classified documents on her private email account.

Asked about the classified documents, Earnest twice referred reporters to the FBI, which made the determination to classify some of Clinton’s records." --Chuck Ross

Friday, May 22, 2015

IN HER SECRET EMAIL ACCOUNT: Granny Hillary Didn’t Even Know Murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens’ Name

By Warner Todd Huston

In her secret email account messages that were released today, Clinton kept calling Ambassador Chris Stevens “Chris Smith.”

Clinton sent an email with the subject line “Chris Smith” shortly before midnight to three top aides, Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan and Victoria Nuland.

“Cheryl told me the Libyans confirmed his death. Should we announce tonight or wait until morning?” Clinton wrote.

Four Americans were killed that night after a terrorist group affiliated with al Qaeda stormed the consulate. But none were named Chris Smith. Clinton likely jumbled the names of ambassador Chris Stevens and diplomat Sean Smith. Two former Navy SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, were also killed.

Clinton couldn’t even be bothered to learn the name of the man killed by terrorists.

This is the woman that Democrats want to make President.


Read more Warner Todd Huston at PubliusForum.com.
 

The Permanent Presidency of Barack Obama

By Matthew Clark

Imagine if the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was free to target conservatives at will for their political beliefs. Imagine if the IRS could single out families who chose to adopt children in need for intrusive and abusive audits.

Imagine if the Veterans Administration (VA) could pick and chose which of our nation’s war heroes receive desperately needed medical care and which ones died, neglected by the nation they fought to protect.

Imagine if the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could mandate that nuns and Christian business owners alike provide abortion pills in direct violation of their firmly held religious beliefs – the very foundational principles on which they base their lives and livelihoods.

Imagine if the IRS could create new federal subsidies out of thin air for the largest new federal program in decades, ObamaCare, ignoring duly enacted federal law to the contrary.

Imagine if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could decide not to deport illegal aliens and instead grant them permanent legal status in America, in clear contravention to U.S. law.

Imagine if the Department of Justice (DOJ) could manufacture or “piece together” charges against patriotic Americans, using the federal law enforcement apparatus as a political weapon.

This is the reality we face in America today.

The Amazing, Deft Retort of Ted Cruz to Bizarre, Pro-Gay Marriage Questioner

During an interview this week, KMBT-TV's Kevin Steele repeated asked Ted Cruz about his stance on gay marriage. Cruz's response was, as you might expect, perfect.

Let me ask a question. Is there something about the left, and I am going to put the media in this category, that is obsessed with sex? Why is it the only question you want to ask concerns homosexuals? OK, you can ask those questions over and over and over again. I recognize that you’re reading questions from MSNBC.

...You don’t want to talk about foreign policy. I recognize you want to ask another question about gay rights. Well, you know, ISIS is executing homosexuals. You want to talk about gay rights?

This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals. That ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.

Suitably chastened, Steele then shifted directions with an absolutely bizarre question: "Do you have a personal animosity against gay Americans?"

Do you have a personal animosity against Christians, sir? Your line of questioning is highly curious. You seem fixated on a particular subject. Look, I’m a Christian. Scripture commands us to love everybody and what I have been talking about, with respect to same-sex marriage, is the Constitution which is what we should all be focused on. The Constitution gives marriage to elected state legislators. It doesn’t give the power of marriage to a president, or to unelected judges to tear down the decisions enacted by democratically elected state legislatures.

Beautiful. Perfect. American.

You can visit Ted Cruz's official website by clicking here.
 
 

PICK ONE: Deranged, Mentally Ill, A Statist Liar, or "All of the Above"

This:


Today: “France’s foreign minister says Iran wants 24 days before international inspectors could visit its nuclear sites in the event of a suspected violation of a deal with world powers over its atomic program.” That is an actual news item, not a punchline from the Onion. The report coincides with yesterday’s remarks from Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that Iran would not let military sites be inspected nor allow investigators to speak with Iranian scientists. If Iran is bent on sticking with these positions, the Obama administration will be hard-pressed to come up with a final deal that passes the straight-face test...

...Even if the president’s negotiators are able to paper over the obvious differences on inspections and disclosure of past military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program and find a solution as to what to do with fissile material, the administration is no longer pursuing dismantling of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure or barring Iran from eventually gaining status as a nuclear power. As a result, his own stated goal — preventing a nuclear arms race — becomes impossible. In fact, the deal sets off the nightmare scenario conservatives and liberals alike harbor — a chaotic Middle East awash with WMDs.


Although, to be fair, perhaps Obama was referring to the danger of climate change brought about by a nuclear winter.


If you want to know about Iran's intentions, please read: The Atomic Mahdi.
 

FORMER DEM SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN: Obama-Kerry Deal Leaves Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Intact

By The Tower

The emerging nuclear deal with Iran would only result in a “temporary turning down” of Iran’s nuclear program rather than ending it, former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D – Conn.) told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) in an interview published yesterday.

“What started out as negotiations that would lead to the end of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an end of sanctions on Iran now ends up that the agreement will provide for the end of economic sanctions on Iran, but only a temporary turning down of Iran’s nuclear program,” he said.

Lieberman also characterized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress in March as “a plus.”

In the lead up to the speech, Lieberman urged his fellow Democrats not to stay away, calling Iran “the greatest threat to the security of America and the world.”

There is too much on the line in the negotiations with Iran for members of Congress to decide not to listen to what Netanyahu, or any other ally, has to say on this subject. Just as British Prime Minister David Cameron deserved respectful attention when he called individual members of Congress recently to ask them to delay adopting more sanctions on Iran, and the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Britain deserved respectful reading when they made the same appeal to Congress in an op-ed in The Post, so too does the prime minister of Israel deserve to be listened to respectfully by members of Congress when he speaks next week.

At this very unstable moment in history, we cannot and must not avert our attention from what remains the greatest threat to the security of America and the world.


Read more at The Tower.
 

New Hillary Emails Reveal She Received Sensitive and Now-Classified Info on Her AWOL Private Email

If anyone else had done what Hillary did, they'd be serving five to 10 in Leavenworth. Because it would appear that Granny Clinton received now-classified documents on her private email server.

The Associated Press ... revealed on Friday that Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi.

The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan, relates to reports of arrests in Libya of possible suspects in the attack.

The information was not classified at the time the email was sent but was upgraded from “unclassified” to “secret” on Friday at the request of the FBI, according to State Department officials. They said 23 words of the Nov. 18, 2012, message were redacted from the day’s release of 296 emails totaling 896 pages to protect information that could damage foreign relations.

Because the information was not classified at the time the email was sent, no laws were violated, but Friday’s redaction shows that Clinton received sensitive information on her unsecured personal server.

In fact, I'd be willing to bet that Hillary's email server -- which effectively disappeared gigabytes of information -- received plenty of then-classified info. Which is one major reason said emails were disappeared.

The other, of course, being the Clinton Global Graft Initiative.


Hat tip: BadBlue News.
 

Larwyn's Linx: Why Hillary Clinton Should Advertise on Snapchat

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Nation

Why Hillary Clinton Should Advertise on Snapchat: Spencer Klavan
The Emma Sulkowicz Generation: Leon H. Wolf
Hillary emails contradicted early talking points on Benghazi: Ed Morrissey

Will accomplishment deficit be Hillary’s undoing?: Jonah Goldberg
Hillary Clinton names ILLEGAL for LATINO outreach director!: Scoop
Univision host: Hispanic vote to jump from 12 to 16 million, decide presidency: Exam

How Obama Radically Transformed America’s Patent System: Michelle Malkin
Dumbfounded Americans UNLOAD on Marie Harf’s unbelievable statement: BPR
Obama: Climate Change Fueled Rise Of Boko Haram, War In Syria: Breitbart

Charlie Rangel is retiring. So why is he raising campaign cash?: Dave Levinthal
FBI Going Door-To-Door Interrogating Americans About Jade Helm?: Mac Slavo
Six Baltimore Police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray: Baltimore Sun

Economy

Repeal Obamacare Through Reconciliation: Leon H. Wolf
Cuomo’s Revenge?: Ben Howe
Trade bill clears Senate hurdle: CNN

Scandal Central

Another reason why Hillary Clinton does not deserve to be president: Paul Mirengoff
Clinton Aides at State Handled FOIA Requests, Not Experts: WSJ: NewsMax
Hillary can’t shake email controversy: Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Clinton Foundation neglected to report $26 million from banks, foreign governments, schools: Twitchy
Scientific fraud revealed. Progressives hardest hit.: RS
WH: Report of Israel’s ‘Concern’ About Nuclear Conference Are ‘Offensive’: Sol Rieger

Media

Anti-Stephanopoulos Artwork Posted Near ABC News Headquarters in Manhattan: WFB
First They Came for the Bakers: Paul Wood
Cruz Missile: Ted Cruz Asks Reporter Why the Left and Media are Obsessed with Sex: Victory Girls

Before ‘The Great Relearning,’ First We Need ‘The Great Unswaddling’: Ed Driscoll
The Houston Chronicle’s Dylan Baddour (@DylanBaddour) Lied About Ted Cruz: Erick Erickson
Like a Leftwing Blogger With Actual Courage in His Convictions: Erick Erickson

World

Islamic State breaks Iraqi defensive line outside of Habbaniyah: Bill Roggio
Obama: Supreme leader is anti-Semitic: ynet
Despotic Saudi Regime Lobbies to Chair UN Human Rights Council: Stephen Lendman

Pentagon approves massive sale of bunker-buster bombs to Israel: Hayom
Putin’s Macedonian Gambit: XX Committee
Just Like GOP Presidential Candidates! ISIS Executes Man With a Bazooka: JWF

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

GM says you don't own your car, you just license it: Cory Doctorow
US Special Operations Tests DNA Scanners: DefenseNews
We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership: Wired

Cornucopia

American Capitalism: Chopped, Rolled and Smoked: MOTUS
Here We Stand, One Step Away from a Dictatorship: Jeremiah Johnson
First They Came For The Bikers…: WRSA

Image: Anti-Stephanopoulos Artwork Posted Near ABC News Headquarters in Manhattan
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QOTD: "The Islamic State continued its eastward push from Ramadi in an effort to break Iraqi military forces and Iranian-backed Shiite militias who are gathering at Habbaniyah for a counteroffensive. Iraqi forces established a defensive line outside of Habbaniyah after they were routed in Ramadi. And today, according to Iraqi police and tribal officials, that defensive line has been breached...

...[Allied] airstrikes in Anbar appear to be ineffective and sparse. According to US Central Command, the coalition launched zero airstrikes near Ramadi or Habbaniyah between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, and only one strike in Anbar, near Fallujah, during that time period. US air power was unable to stop the Islamic State from taking Ramadi." --Bill Roggio