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Don’t Let Aurora Shooting Curtail Right of Self-Defense

James HolmesThe shooting in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater has incited the usual debate over guns. One side says tighter gun restrictions could have prevented the horrible incident that night. The other responds that more guns in the hands of law-abiding people might have prevented it.

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Now’s Not the Time for Hezbollah to Cut-and-Run

HezbollahThis observer admits that politically speaking, things might appear a bit tough for Hezbollah these days but will spare the dear reader the tedium of a laundry list of what the Party has experienced over the past 20 months in terms of domestic and foreign attacks, condemnations, calumny, obliquey, sundry plots, and legislative and political wounds, some a result of the Party of God lumbering under the weight of some tawdry political ‘allies’ who it must work with in Parliament.

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The Bain of His Electoral Existence

Mitt RomneyYou might say it was a turbulent week for Mitt Romney. You could also say a light lemon sugar wash makes for ineffective mosquito repellent. He claims to have totally left Bain Capital to run the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics even though his company handed the government multiple signed documents stating otherwise and now financial questions plague his campaign like a swarm of dive- bombing bees in a bathroom stall.

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Spoiling for Another Lebanon War

An explosion that killed at least seven Israeli touristsLebanon has the misfortune of bordering Israel. The IDF attacked its northern neighbor in 1978, 1982, 1996, and 2006.

Israel still illegally occupies Sheba Farms and Ghajar Lebanese territory.

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Obama, Romney Rhetoric Risks Trade War

Obama, RomneyWhen economic times are bad, animosity is directed at foreigners: “They’re taking our jobs!” So it’s not surprising that the presidential campaigns feature charges and countercharges about outsourcing, the employment of foreign labor by American companies. This is a dangerous game because it sows the seeds of trade war.

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