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The media continue to dismiss Republican Rick Perry’s presidential prospects even as they pretend that Democrat Bernie Sanders poses a serious threat to Hillary Clinton. Mr. Perry has a far better chance at becoming President than Mr. Sanders does, and last week the Texan gave the speech of the campaign so far.
Texas Governor Rick Perry challenges Republicans and Democrats on the politics of race, says The Wall Street Journal in an editorial.
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He seems like an honorable man.
Barring any pain medication induced slips of the tongue,
I think he can make a decent run at the Presidency.
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Other 30% are clueless. 
Nearly three quarters of Americans believe the news media reports with an intentional bias, according to a new survey. The 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, conducted by the First Amendment Center and USA Today, was released Friday. It shows that only 24 percent of American adults agree with the statement that overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias, while 70 percent disagree. When the question was asked last year, 4...
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The Interior Ministry said that more than 60 percent of voters had said no to the deal in a vote that could redefine Greece’s place in Europe and shake the Continent’s financial stability.
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+Charles Caine I definitely believe that we need to reduce our troop strength in areas across the entire planet where they're not needed anymore; I'd be OK with very small, "tripwire" forces left behind so that there isn't a vacuum (the lesson of Iraq teaches THAT'S not a good idea), but in general, the US military as a whole needs to rethink its' deployment structure. As to moving forces into Eastern Europe, I would favor significantly strengthening our presence in Poland; first, because the Poles WANT us there, and second, we can't let Putin intimidate countries that border Russia from defending themselves against its' highly aggressive posture. I think the next American President will need to face facts on this: Russia is, and always has been, paranoid about perceived threats close to it. Well, they're going to have to deal with it - especially if we forge a closer military relationship with Poland and the Baltic states (and possibly, Ukraine, too).

Having the US Navy in a strengthened position in the eastern Mediterranean - Greece - as well as having forces in Eastern Europe, brackets any Islamic fascist threats - THAT is what we need to get through Putin's head. It's not about HIM, and RUSSIA (although their actions are a part of the re-positioning of forces); it's about being close enough to act when and if the Islamists make their move.

Airbases in Greece would be targets too vulnerable for my tastes; I would do something different; something a little "out of the box," shall we say. I'd do the following: DOUBLE THE SIZE AND COMBAT CAPABILITY OF THE US NAVY 5TH FLEET!

Yep, you read that right. I would restructure naval battle groups so that 5th fleet would essentially double in size; TWO aircraft carriers, with TWO supporting fleets. I'd also add destroyer strength to the new group - which, in my opinion, means we'd construct, VERY quickly, more DDX-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers (http://www.military.com/equipment/ddg-1000-elmo-zumwalt-class-destroyer) to vastly upgrade the battle groups' combat power (as if they've not awesome as it is). The Zumwalts will fill two roles; essentially, they are long range sniper ships from 100 nautical miles inward to a shoreline ...and, their weaponry and sensors will give the battle groups more close-in defensive power, as well as long-range cruise missile capabilities to augment what they can do now.

I'd also add additional Virginia-class subs to both groups, as well as more Arleigh Burke-class ships with upgraded weapons and AEGIS capabilities. Another new innovation: I'd install AEGIS systems ABOARD BOTH CARRIERS AS WELL ....so that I could send the Burkes off on intel missions, without leaving the carrier groups undefended from long range threats. The Zumwalts would fill that gap to a point, but there may be times I'd want to send both the Burkes and the Zumwalts off on missions ...and I'd want the carriers to be able to better defend themselves. I think that the new Bush-class carriers are equipped to take modifications like that.

The new fleet would be "5th Fleet-Northern Group," and "5th Fleet-Southern Group." The "North" group would continue operating in the Med; the "South" group would be located near the Persian Gulf, and likely based in Bahrain. Both would be commanded by a single USN admiral, with the two carrier captains given the rank of Commodore - with standing orders to protect American interests in their spheres of operations. They'd share overall strategy, but be able to act on their own if necessary.

Now, Russia either needs to get on board with that strategy (and, ideally, HELP US contain the Islamists; which helps THEM as well) or, they can watch us go it alone; it's their choice. 

I sure would love to see a joint US/Russian task force roll up on Iran, in case the mullahs' fingers get too close to their new bombs!

If I were the next American President (who's GOING to be a Republican), that's what I would convey to Putin and the Russian ambassador to the US; their threatening posture towards their neighbors has led us to redeploy some of OUR assets; but our PRIMARY goal is to be in position to deal with the Middle East if necessary. ONE thing that might slow up the Islamic fascists and the terrorists would be to see the US AND Russia working TOGETHER to counter and contain them; once they see what it is they're up against, they might think twice on actions ....especially if we let the Russians take the lead on, shall we say, "punitive" actions.

I still want to significantly increase American military forces in that part of the world through redeployments AND augmenting what we already have there ....because I want to send the Middle East a simple message: "we're nearby, watching you ....and the US ISN'T being led by Barack Obama anymore. Consider that before you make your move ....because you WON'T enjoy OUR moves in response."
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Before the declaration, the standard political theory went something like this: God anointed a king, who is the locus of sovereignty on earth. Though the king is supposed to rule decently, it is the duty of everyone else to submit to the king, who is answerable only to God. The king might grant you rights, but if he did so that was an act of generosity on his part, not an entitlement on yours.

Divine-right political theory was understandably popular with kings and their supporters and hangers-on, and a form of it survives in assorted variations today. But the declaration takes a different approach. It says that rights come from God, not from the king, and that they are "unalienable" — that is, incapable of being sold ("alienated") surrendered, or given away.

What's more, rather than rights coming from the government, government exists to protect rights. Government, in the declaration's explanation, exists to protect rights, and rather than subjects enjoying rights with the consent of the government, the government itself rules only by the consent of the governed. And when the government fails to live up to its duties, and the people no longer consent to it, it becomes illegitimate and subject to replacement by something the people like better.
More than complaints about a king, the Declaration of Independence was a justification for rebellion that applies today.
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Godzilla...cool with the USA victory. 
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Godzilla's response to the #USAvsJPN  game so far. 
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yay usa....whatever silly game you play.
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Republican Senator Ted Cruz and the outside groups supporting his presidential bid have raised more than $51 million in the three months since he launched his campaign for president, according to a statement from his campaign on Sunday. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on March 23 in a speech at the conservative school Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, has raised far less in donations directly to his campaign than his supporters have co...
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+Pradheep Shanker Equally abhorrent!
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Whatever the result, the fraying of ties with our European allies will be difficult to mend
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Socialism at its finest  -- everyone becomes equal, equally poor.
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To be an American is to know a blessing that none of us has earned or merited, to have liberty not because we deserve it but because of who we are — endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable rights. None of us has earned that liberty, but we do have the opportunity — and it is precious — to live up to it. The Union army once had the courage and the confidence to march singing “Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!” Those men were facing a national crisis and physical horrors worse than anything our generation has known, or is likely to know. They endured: We have now seen 239 years of liberty and prosperity unprecedented in all of human history, a longer span of time than that which separated the Year of the Six Emperors from the fall of the Roman empire.
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I heard a wise economist once say "deserved is an impossible to decide, it's probably a good thing we don't get what we deserve". 
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Radiologist in Columbus, OH.  Conservative/Libertarian in my political beliefs, I am a moderator at the Conservative Union, Google Plus's largest conservative community.  I blog at Neoavatara and am an active commentator both on the Liberty's Torch.  In my personal time, I also run a charity, the Neoavatara Foundation, that raises money for scholarships for needy children.  
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