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The appeal of unreality

When Al Franken ran for the Senate, people questioned his credentials, but good grief, people, comedy is hard work compared to harrumphing. It takes brains and elegance and courage to make people laugh. A comedian who joins the Senate has taken a step down on the social scale and everybody knows it.

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Cowardly Congress Thinks Backing White House Plays It Safe

While the Constitution’s Article I, Section 8, invests Congress with the power “to declare War,” the law school dean points out this has been largely ignored since President Harry Truman in 1950 “de facto changed the Constitution so that not the Congress, but the President, and he alone, makes the decision on war.”

GORDON DUFF: OP-ED ON BARACK OBAMA

TIME WE TOOK STOCK IN WHAT IS REAL AND ISN'T TIME TO GET MAD AT THE RIGHT PEOPLE By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor I belong to...