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First Call!


4:30 am. Monday. Temperature -20F. Ray Barracks, Friedberg, West Germany.

It’s the coldest winter since the Battle of the Bulge. That was in 1944. This is 1978.

Every Monday and Friday, our mechanized infantry battalion, 1/36 Infantry, 3rd Armored Division, has battalion P.T. or physical training, calisthenics. The other days, its company level. But on Monday and Friday, the whole battalion turns out on the battalion parade field for P.T.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer Defense Secretary Ash Carter for stopping the government’s efforts to get re-enlistment bonus money back from soldiers fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.  They also sigh as the latest WikiLeaks revelations show the Clinton Foundation also worked to line Bill’s pockets with huge speaking fees.  And they unload on Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber for suggesting the only thing needed to improve Obamacare is to jack up the penalties on people who don’t buy insurance.

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I’ve a question for Americans who remember the time after 9/11 when it had become clear America was going to wage war in the Middle East: Did Mr. Bush, Jr. ever do something that had you fearful that bad things would come to America as a consequence? I’ve a question, too, for people old enough to […]

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The Border Crisis Is Obama’s Mariel Boatlift


Border CrisisI’ve been on vacation the past week (the Monterey Bay Aquarium is lovely, by the way) but the few times I checked the headlines, the big story was the border crisis.

Since October, more than 52,000 unaccompanied children have attempted to cross into the U.S. These kids are fleeing violence and grinding poverty in their home countries, but many point to popular rumors that they’ll enjoy amnesty once they arrive. Obama’s self-serving and murky immigration policy, especially concerning young “DREAMers,” has borne its bitter fruit.

At the height of summer, children are streaming across vast deserts populated by dangerous cartels and human traffickers. The lucky ones who survive the journey have been tossed into overcrowded detention centers teeming with sickness and disease.