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Finally, a headline of my dreams: "Rand Paul: Democrats Should Be `Embarassed' To Be Seen With Bill Clinton." In fact, the headline is stronger than Paul's actual statement -- Democrats "ought to be a little embarassed" -- but I'll gladly take it, and extend my heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Sen. Paul for being the first political leader I can remember (maybe ever?) to state the obvious: Bill Clinton, sexual predator and accused rapist, not to mention creator of the Chinese military threat (for campaign contributions), is a national disgrace,...

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On Feb. 9, 50.3  percent of Swiss voters passed a referendum to cap immigration from the EU. In the course of a (very hostile) Spiegel Online interview with Christoph Blocher, leader of the Swiss People's Party, the impetus becomes clear. The EU's so-called freedom of movement -- read: untrammeled immigration into decreasingly sovereign states --  has approached a crisis for Swiss nationhood.

"Some 23.8 percent of Switzerland's population is comprised of foreigners, and almost 15 percent are first-generation naturalized Swiss citizens," Blocher said. "No similar European state has anything like that."

Once the shocking fact that nearly one in four people in Switzerland are foreigners sinks in, it seems logicial to conclude, as Galliawatch does, that many if not most non-native voters probably opposed the immigration cap. That means that the outcome among native Swiss was likely...

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"The Grinning Generals" by Rob Crllly is a recent London Telegraph story all about the above photo of two generals, one Afghan, one American. Noting the identity of the pair -- Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, the new ISAF commander, and Maj. Gen. Abdul Raziq, the police chief of Kandahar "accused of corruption, drug running and, most extraordinarily of all, mass murder," Crilly is incredulous that this unseemly embrace was not secretly snapped and smuggled to news media. On the contrary, it is an official US government handout.

Pictures are snapped not by an outraged junior officer with an anonymous Facebook account, nor are they leaked surreptitiously to the media. The photographs are in fact distributed by the US military's own media outfit.

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House Speaker John Boehner made headlines on February 6 for tabling immigration "overhaul" -- one week after indicating it was at the top of this session's agenda.

But don't think anyone has put the hatchets away. Measures hacking away at the US border, US citizenship, and US law itself continue across the land even as Congress increasingly becomes the 535-figured-headed white elephant on the Hill. More American Betrayal, and at breakneck speed.

Some recent dispatches from the world of do-it-yourself, forget-about-the-legislature, immigration-policy-making.

Feb. 4: TheStreet.com reports "DREAMers Get BiPartisan Support as Donald Graham Joins Grover Norquist."

TheStreet,com reports:

Immigration reform may be at an intractable standstill but former Washington Post Publisher Donald Graham is creating an organization to do what the federal government has been unable to do: help make it possible for young, undocumented immigrants to go to college, and by extension,...

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I will be writing more about an extraordinary development in what has heretofore been former Reagan-era Pentagon official Frank Gaffney's heroic but very lonely quest: namely, to throw light on what ten prominent former national security officials are now publicly calling Grover Norquist's and Suhail Khan's "ties to and activities in support of Islamists inside the United States, including the Muslim Brotherhood, its operatives, front groups and agenda."

In other words, their ties and activities in support of ... enemy jihadists.

This case of stealth jihad inside the Right now has the on-the-record endorsement of 1) former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, 2) former CIA Director James Woolsey, 3) former Rep. Allen West, 4) fomer Commander in Chief,...

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This (above) is a screen shot of a tweet from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, regarding Obama's most recent executive branch power grab from the legislative branch. Grassley's bottom line: "Obama admin can't change law w memo."

Grassley also put the same message in proper English in a statement reported in the Washington Post:

“Marijuana trafficking is illegal under federal law, and it’s illegal for banks to deal with marijuana sale proceeds under federal law. Only Congress can change these laws. The administration can’t change the law with a memo.”

But "the administration" is doing exactly that...

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State Department photo/public domain

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This week, The Washington Free Beacon published a story by Alana Goodman based on excerpts from the papers of Deeda Blair, an intimate friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton, under the headine, "The Hillary Papers: Archive of Closest Friend Paints Portrait of Ruthless First Lady."

Media filters -- censors -- went haywire  attempting to downplay and dismiss the findings (NBC's Andrea Mitchell admitted on "Morning Joe" that she had argued against NBC even mentioning the Free Beacon story), which are of interest given the source: Hillary Clinton's best friend. That is, the evidence has long and redundantly demonstrated that Hillary Rodham Clinton is "ruthless" -- Goodman finds the adjective in a heretofore unpublished 1992 report by Clinton presidential campaign pollsters Stan Greenberg and Celinda Lake -- but...

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I am happy to say that American Betrayal continues to be reviewed, debated and discussed widely. I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised than when I noticed this charming Twitter pic and profile above -- a soulmate, clearly, but no relation!

The book is also, I gather from Twitter, making the rounds in The Netherlands, and I just posted a new letter in Reader's Corner from Kiev, Ukraine. In December, a letter, also posted in Reader's Corner, came in from St. Petersburg, Russia.



Recently, along with unprecedentedly lavish coverage...

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This week's syndicated column:

One of the hats I wear is that of Washington correspondent for Dispatch International, a European weekly newspaper co-edited by Danish journalist and historian Lars Hedegaard. The name may ring a bell with U.S. readers because last February, a man dressed up as a postman with a fake package tried to assassinate Hedegaard, a noted critic of Islamization and proponent of free speech, at his home in Copenhagen. International headlines followed.

One year later, Hedegaard lives under state protection, and there have been no arrests. But that’s not what this week’s column is about.

A few days ago, Hedegaard wrote me with a new assignment:

“Would you write something about a disturbing phenomenon: the fact that Obama rules by decree and neglects the Constitution. How can this go on? Nixon was a complete amateur compared to this would-be Kim Jong-un....

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America was lucky to have him.

Maybe next time we can at least elect a president who can ride a horse.



It sounds like opera. Venice been sold down the river to the Emir if Qatar by Letta the Prime Minister and Orsoni the Mayor. Enter Bitonci, the hero from Lega Nord. Things don't end well. 

Western civilization, weep.

From the Daily Mail:

Venetians are up in arms over plans to build an Islamic centre on the banks of the lagoon city's Grand Canal.

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta announced plans to build the Islamic museum and study centre during a meeting with the Emir of Qatar.

Letta, who is in the Middle East to drum up investment for Italy’s woe-begotten state industries, said the leaders had ‘made a commitment to explore the opportunity to build an Islamic museum in Venice on the Grand Canal.’

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Via Andrew Bostom.

On November 25, 2013, Forbes noted:

Over the long run the easing of sanctions against Iran spells trouble for the economics of the tight oil plays that have sprung up across the United States in recent years. The Eagle Ford and Permian Basin and Bakken need sustained high oil prices to make the economics of expensive drilling and steep decline rates pay off. It’s no coincidence that America’s great oil and gas renaissance has coincided with sanctions on Iran and unrest in Libya. The concern for U.S. drillers is that successful Middle Eastern diplomacy could end up being the worst thing for their business. If crude oil benchmarks were to fall to $75 a barrel...

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This week's syndicated column

I can’t believe I’m writing these words: Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III is going on trial – again.

Twice, Hutchins’ conviction by a military court martial for unpremeditated murder in Iraq has been overturned due to factors precluding a fair trial. That means that twice, following Hutchins’ initial conviction in 2007, he has been released from the brig a free man.

After his conviction was overturned the first time, there were eight months of freedom in 2010. Then, on the day his wife Reyna found out she was pregnant with their second child, Hutchins, a third-generation Marine, returned to prison. Last summer, the military’s highest appeals court overturned his conviction a second time. For the past six months, Hutchins has been living with Reyna and their two children, Kylie, 8, and Aidan, 2, while teaching marksmanship at Camp Pendleton. A new baby is on the way. Now, he – and they – must prepare for a new trial, his third. Why?

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