Why We Fight? To Make Assad Eat Cheerios with a Fork

USA Today has this unedifying tidbit in a story about the Obama administration’s war plan for Syria: A second senior official, who has seen the most recent planning, offered this metaphor to describe such a strike: If Assad is eating Cheerios, we’re going to take away his spoon and give him a fork. Will that degrade his ability to eat Cheerios? Yes. Will it deter him? Maybe. But he... More
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Mr. President, we will forever be haunted by the atrocities we perpetuate.

The site of the modern-day holocaust: Mother's womb. President Obama spoke at the National Holocaust Museum in D.C. today on a new executive order that empowers executive branch agencies to crack down on technology companies who enable bad guy regimes to crack down on dissidents and restive populations. Let’s set aside for a moment the chilling implications of that sort of thing being tu... More

I hate our news cycles.

Syrians are rising up against their dictator and being shot down. Shouldn't that elbow out at least a little of the wall-to-wall Herman Cain coverage? Did you know that Herman Cain is facing accusations of sexual harassment from back when he was the head of the National Restaurant Association? If you don’t, welcome back from that black hole. Ever since this broke I wasn’t entirely ... More

Reader: WSJ bemoans drop in consumer debt, Vile sex-ed planned in NYC, Jindal reelected, Santorum slams the pill

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Since the financial crisis, millions of families have stopped using credit cards, have accelerated mortgage payments and have delayed purchased until they have the cash. Total household debt has dropped by $1.1 trillion or 8.6% since mid-2008. To this glorious news, leave it to the Wall Street Journal to wa... More

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