Officials have struggled to stop people who seem to be building toward violent acts, but avoid crossing legal lines that could tip off the authorities.
When you limit yourself to lawfare in response to an enemy engaged in terrorism you put citizens at risk. If the terrorist suspect is a noncitizen, deportation is an acceptable alternative. If the terrorist is already a civilian, the response will require intense and costly surveillance if you are going to thwart a terrorist attack. The FBI probably lacks the resources for that kind of intense surveillance. The most effective way of keeping Americans safe is to destroy the enemy in his base of operations. In the case of ISIL it means directly taking away its base of operations.
Democrats are more fearful about what 2018 holds than Republicans, according to a poll released early Monday.
The new Axios survey showed 55 percent of Democrats are more hopeful personally about the new year while 44 percent are more fearful.
Among Republicans, 90 percent are more hopeful about 2018, and just 9 percent are more fearful.
When asked about the world in general, 29 percent of Democrats said they are more hopeful, compared to 70 percent who said they are more fearful.
Pollsters found 67 percent of Republicans are more hopeful about the world in general in the new year, and 32 percent are more fearful. ...
While this may just reflect Democrats' anxiety about being out of power, the poll also demonstrates a sense of optimism by Republicans. Except for a few of the never Trumpers, most Republicans have been pleasantly surprised by the accomplishments Trump has put in place in his first year in office. I think that is because Republicans are getting better at filte…
Some injuries were reported and more than a dozen people were arrested after opposing sides clashed at dueling pro- and anti-Trump rallies, Berkeley, Calif., police said.
The liberals engage in projection by calling Trump supporters fascists, when it is in fact, their supporters who are sparking the violence in Califonia. There is a strain of intolerance for other points of view that is enforced by people dressed in black and their faces covered. They physically attack Trump supporters or other conservatives. These people may wear black but the are the Brownshirts of liberal fascism.
When we gather together this Christmas, it’s going to be super-awkward since everybody is dead because Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Scam, repealed net neutrality, and cut taxes. The depredations of Genghis Khan, the Black Plague, and the repeal of the Obamacare mandate – these are pretty much the same thing. Santa Claus and all of our dreams are dead too.
On the plus side, since we are all dead there’s no one to make egg nog, which is the worst of all possible nogs.
Santa stuffed coal into the Democrats’ fishnet stockings this year, as well as all sorts of other fossil fuels. The President turned on the Keystone pipeline, unleashed our miners, and told the environmentalist whiners to go frack themselves. Growing up near San Francisco, a town memorably described by (I believe) comedian Bobby Slayton as “The city that makes its own gravy,” I got used to goateed, over-tatted progressive doofuses who imagined that the electricity that powered their iPa…