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Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 14th, 2014 12:08 am by HL

Our Gathering Storm
Michael Gerson, RealClearPolitics
WASHINGTON — When Abraham Lincoln first presented a version of the Emancipation Proclamation to his Cabinet, Secretary of State William Seward warned that issuing it after a defeat would look desperate. Better to wait “until the eagle of victory takes his flight” and then “hang your proclamation about his neck.” Lincoln postponed action until after the Union victory (such as it was) at Antietam. Our president today apparently regards an executive order on immigration — which might grant legal status to millions of undocumented adults — in the same historical category. But he seems intent…

Obama Always Puts U.S. on the Wrong Side
Mona Charen, RealClearPolitics
Americans of most political persuasions tend to view the United Nations as corrupt and morally inverted. An organization supposedly dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights regularly overlooks abuses by the world’s worst actors (Cuba, North Korea, China, just to name three) while expending vast quantities of outrage at the efforts of one tiny democracy, Israel, to defend itself. When the United States stands with Israel against the UN lynch mob, it restores ballast to the moral universe. What should be up is up, and what should be down is down. I kept a photograph of Democrat…

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