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The Museum & Wmd

Now that much of the anti-war crowd believes the war was only about WMD — and hence would be justified by its discovery — I am particularly delighted by this museum story. Remember how the ransacking of the Baghdad Museum was the single and central criticism of the war? Well, now that’s it’s clear that story was bogus, where will the left run if and when the WMD are found? See Howie Kurtz today for a good take down .

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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More
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Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes

‘Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the television show ‘Empire,’ was attacked in Chicago by 2 assailants who yelled racial and homophobic slurs,” tweeted the New York Times on January 29. Mark the tone of absolute certainty about an unconfirmed claim. Many other news outlets took the same tack. ... Read More