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Category: The Interval

The Hired Hucksters of Anti-Abortion Hate

by Lou Dubose | Nov 30, 2015 | The Interval

Walking into the Family Research Council’s September Values Voters Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, attendees passed a large van parked on Calvert Avenue. On its back door was a gruesome two-panel illustration. One panel depicted a devil holding a mangled fetus in one hand, an ax in the other. The other panel featured […]

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Profiles in Political Cowardice (or Expedience)

by Lou Dubose | Nov 20, 2015 | National Security, Politics, The Interval

  Photo Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Harris and Ewing Collection Forty-seven Democrats turning their backs on principle—and on their president—in Thursday’s House vote on an “Arab Exclusion Act” reminded me of a conversation I had with the late Maury Maverick Jr. Maverick was a San Antonio civil rights lawyer, son of New […]

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Syria independence flag flies over a large pathering of protesters in Idlib.

Syria and Paris are Burning

by Lou Dubose | Nov 18, 2015 | The Interval

photo: Freedom House On Tuesday, Moscow confirmed that its air force bombed 206 terrorist targets in Syria. The same day, 10 French Rafale and Mirage fighters dropped 15 bombs on Raqqa, the Islamic State’s “capital” in Syria. The United States is also engaged in a bombing campaign targeting ISIS in Syria. In the words of Churchill, […]

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Trump Liked Ike’s ‘Operation Wetback’

by Lou Dubose | Nov 11, 2015 | The Interval

Art by Edel Rodriguez   Donald Trump’s xenophobic rants are as predictable as the weather in Death Valley, so his response to Maria Bartiromo’s immigration question at Tuesday’s GOP debate was no surprise. Bartiromo asked about the Fifth Circuit ruling [PDF link] that “dealt a blow to the Obama administration’s plan to prevent the deportation of […]

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Is House Freedom Caucus Chair Jim Jordan the Worst Legislator in Washington?

by Lou Dubose | Oct 23, 2015 | Blog, Politics, The Interval

  Fearless. Aggressive. Relentless. Principled. Contemptuous of convention. That’s Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, the only member of the House Benghazi Committee who ignored decorum and took off his suit coat before cross-examining Hillary Clinton during yesterday’s marathon Benghazi hearing. (He was the strident, animated guy in the blue shirt and yellow tie.) Jordan was […]

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