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News Roundup – Egypt, George Will, Robert Reich

Over 500 people have died in Egypt. Over 3700 have been injured. President Obama made a statement earlier today. “While we want to sustain a relationship with Egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual while civilians are being killed in the streets. The Egyptian people deserve better than what we’ve seen over the past several days.” As expected, President Obama stopped short of specifically stating that what is happening in Egypt is a coup. Yet, as the violence escalates, I believe we will have to, President Obama will have to, withdraw our $1.3 billion in military aid from Egypt. Look

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Did Obama and Holder screw up?

So, the cornerstone of Obama’s first three years in office is the Affordability Care Act. It now looks as if the whole thing may go up in flames. Of course, reading the Supreme Court is like trying to read tea leaves in the middle of a windstorm. We really don’t know how many of the justices are going to vote. It looks as if it comes down to Justice Kennedy, who has been the swing vote since Alito was nominated by President Bush. By many accounts, the Solicitor General had a really bad day. So, my question is whether he is,

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Opinions Versus Facts

I think that everyone in America would agree that we are all entitled to our own opinions. As a matter fact, I don’t think it’s a prerequisite to have your own opinions. If you want to you can borrow someone else’s. Yet, it is often the case, especially on talk radio, that someone will start flapping their lips and will lay out a set of “facts” which flow into their opinion. The problem is that their “facts” are sometimes not facts at all. Sometimes they are indeed lies. Let’s look at what Representative Steve King (R-IA) stated on G Gordon Liddy’s

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