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History

Quiet that canon!

Zeroing in on Sniper

There's something I don't understand here:

In spite of the vitriol spewed toward the movie “American Sniper,” Americans flocked to see the Clint Eastwood biopic of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in record numbers.

Admirable

Less from the government, hooray

For the "we'll take any victory, however small" file:

The federal budget is shrinking as a percentage of gross domestic product, falling just below 20 percent in the third quarter of 2014. That's down four points from its peak of 24 percent in 2011, according to market analysis firm Strategas' survey of recent Treasury Department data.

A very short peace

Everybody's getting all gushy and weepy over the 100th anniversary od that Christmas Day Truce during World War II. And leave it to the wide-eyed naifs at NPR to suggest it as proof That There Might Be Hope For The Human Race After All:

In some places, the two sides held prayer services together. They exchanged mementos, like a small brass button on display in a glass case at the museum.

The good news

I know most of you know this, but in case the doom-and-gloom headlines and the rantings of lunatic pessimists are getting you down:

A tortuous report

Yes, we're ALL immigrants

Typical progressive, politically correct mixture of smugness and ignorance:

President Obama quite succinctly summed up the absurdity of the Republicans' issues with his immigration reform in Chicago yesterday, arguing that perhaps the only people who can legitimately be pissed off about illegal immigrants are Native Americans.

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Power grab

I don't want to get into a whole tu quoque foofaraw over immigration -- you know: Obama is defying the Constitution by going around Congress. Well, so did Reagan. But Obama is being hypocritica about itl. Well, Bush, too. Blah, blah, blah.

Josh and James

In a case of the pygmies feeling free to pass judgment on the giants, we have White House spokesman Josh Earnest weighing in on White House efforts to replace states' "patchwork of Ebola quarantine laws" with a one-size-fits-all national policy:

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