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Cruz, Trump, and Open Primaries
Citing Michael Harrington's post , the Washington Post observes that so far, Donald Trump has fared well in open-primary states (such as South Carolina) while Ted Cruz has won three of the four closed-primary states (Iowa, Oklahoma, and Alaska, with Nevada ...
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Twelve Years and Counting
Next month will mark 12 years of posting hear at DiL.  The last few years have been off-and-on, and I'm looking forward to getting back into blogging. Within the past year I've made two trips overseas to places I really wanted to visit:  Iraqi Kurdistan, an...
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Why They Fought
Then and now. John Gallagher, Jr. (d. 2015): Why the War in Kurdistan Matters First, let me get the obvious out of the way: I do not expect anyone to agree that it is a wise course of action to volunteer to fight against ISIS. Would-be terrorists from all o...
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Paris Terror Attacks
On 2015 November 13, Paris was attacked by Muslim terrorists, and 130 innocent people were killed. Regie Hamm : I work in the world of entertainment. My colleagues and I live a life of creativity, philosophizing and experimentation. We build nothing, feed n...
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The Threat of Threats
You'll hear some people point out that statistically, your individual chance of being killed in a terrorist attack is very small - less than your chance of being struck by lightning, or sucked up in a twister, or trampled by a caribou, or whatever. And that...
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"If we don't have a country, we don't have trans issues."
Caitlyn Jenner favors Ted Cruz for President , and would like to serve as his trans ambassador , according to reports.  This is being reported in the appropriate sneering tones by the leftist press, of course, but better understanding between transgender pe...
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Tel Aviv Shooting Attack
Debka : A gunman in black opened automatic fire on crowds outside the Dioz Bar,
on Dizengoff Street in central Tel Aviv Friday, Jan. 1, injuring 10
people, two of whom died of gunshot wounds and four were seriously
injured. He escaped as large police and...
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Linkage: 2015-11-30 Monday
Jewish Kurds hold commemoration in Erbil. A ceremony marking the deportation of Jews from Iraq seven decades ago was held for the first time on Monday in the country's autonomous Kurdish region. ... According to Mamsani, the ceremony is the first of its kin...
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Site Update
I took a hiatus from posting here from the beginning of 2015, and at one point had decided to stop posting here entirely. But the Google stats tell me I'm still getting traffic here, and I've been wanting to get back into political blogging, so here we go.
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And what, Gul'Dan, must we give in return?
A teenage Austrian girl who fled to Syria along with her friend is believed to have been beaten to death after being caught trying to flee the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic became 'poster girls' for ISIS afte...
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