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The Absurdity of 'Universal' Background Checks

GunsThose who favor “universal” background checks on gun buyers make some ridiculous arguments. For example, opponents correctly point out that gun buyers with criminal intent will always find channels that require no background check. Gunrunning is among the oldest professions, and the black market will always be with us. Thus the promise of universal background checks — even if that were a legitimate government activity — is a fraud, because universality can’t possibly be achieved.

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Lift the Cuban Embargo

Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z Florida Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen woke up this morning with a bit of egg on her face, after she attempted to rat on Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z for what Ros-Lehtinen thought might have been an illegal trip the couple took to Cuba. Learning that the couple had celebrated their wedding anniversary in Cuba, Ros-Lehtinen wrote a letter to the Treasury Department to push for an investigation into whether the trip violated the U.S. national-security state’s 52-year-old economic embargo against Cuba.

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Korea Brings to Mind the Cuban Missile Crisis

japanese-jetsThe crisis over North Korea brings to mind a similar crisis with another communist country, Cuba, back in 1962. That was the Cuban Missile Crisis.

U.S. officials have long maintained that Cuba and the Soviet Union were the ones responsible for bringing the Soviet Union and the United States to the brink of nuclear war. The U.S. government is portrayed as the innocent party, one that was simply responding to the Soviet Union’s installation of nuclear weapons in Cuba.

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Iranian Nuclear Talks

saeed-jaliliOn April 5, so-called P5+1 talks began. They picked up where previous ones left off. Countries involved include America, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany. Almaty, Kazahhstan played host. It did so for the second time.

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Play Ball 2013

baseballForget the robin. Ignore the tulips. Do not let the Easter Bunny, hummingbirds or awakening bears hoodwink you. The first baseball thrown in anger is the true harbinger of spring and calendar alarm for the lazy discard of the heavy encumbrances of winter.

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