“For example: From time immemorial, Americans have felt—not known—that foreign aid contributes substantially to the national debt. That has not changed, according to a recent Morning Consult survey. Indeed, 73 percent of Americans shared this concern, “far outstripping concerns about entitlement spending,” Politico reported. In truth, 65% percent of America’s $3.8 trillion in spending in 2015 ($2.45 trillion) was devoted to non-discretionary items like Medicare, Social Security, and other social welfare programs. Foreign aid? It constitutes _one percent_ of the federal budget.“ The Age of Emotion and Unreason

“If a chair company decided to charge $300 for their chairs, somebody else would set up a woodshop, sell their chairs for $250, and make a killing – and so on until chairs cost normal-chair-prices again. When Mylan decided to sell EpiPens for $300, in any normal system somebody would have made their own EpiPens and sold them for less. It wouldn’t have been hard. Its active ingredient, epinephrine, is off-patent, was being synthesized as early as 1906, and costs about ten cents per EpiPen-load. Why don’t they? They keep trying, and the FDA keeps refusing to approve them for human use.” Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs

Human Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s longest and reportedly most loyal aide, served as assistant editor at a radical Muslim journal for twelve years. The journal defended Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women and, while Abedin edited the publication, an article called the United States’ actions in the Middle East a “time bomb” leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Edited Radical Islamic Journal

“Throughout the presidential campaign season, both Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton have been excoriated for supporting the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which critics charge is fueling mass incarceration of African Americans. Defenders of the law, including Bill Clinton himself, maintain that it was a necessary response to rising violent crime and that it passed with substantial support from Black voters and elected officials. This heated debate about whether the 1994 law is responsible for African Americans increasingly being behind bars can never be resolved, for a reason that may surprise many observers: The African American imprisonment rate has been declining for many years.” Black incarceration hasn’t been this low in a generation

“It is not about convincing companies to change their views about Israel. Rather, it is about pestering and harassing them. G4S obviously saw great value–and no moral problem–in continuing to operate in Israel. However, even such companies face pressure to appease boycott activists: this shows that boycott activity by companies is typically not political, but simply a response to pressure. That is important to keep in mind when boycott activists attack anti-BDS laws for limiting “corporate speech” about Israel.” How One of the BDS Movement’s Alleged ‘Victories’ Became One of Its Worst Defeats

“The only language Russian spies speak—including Vladimir Putin—is force and intimidation. That the FSB assaults American diplomats in Moscow and harasses their co-workers in many countries is a clear sign that Putin has no respect for Barack Obama and feels he can get away with anything without fear of our retaliation. So far, the former KGB officer has been correct in his assessment.” Moscow Rules of Espionage Go Global—If You Think It’s KGB, It Is