What If Obamacare Were a Fighter Jet?

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JP Sotille: The Great American Outrage Machine has no interest in generating a scandal around the ultimate example of government failure: the F-35 fighter jet.

When In Doubt, Say “Hitler”

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JP Sotille: Faced with sparse domestic and international support for launching expensive cruise missiles into the middle of a civil war, Kerry re-booted the Hitler franchise by comparing Syria’s Bashar al-Assad to history’s first name in unchecked evil.

American Empire: Glass House Built by Stone Throwers

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JP Sotille: Even though death by conventional weapons versus non-conventional weapons seems more and more like a distinction without a difference, the sad fact is that American hypocrisy runs deep on the issue of non-conventional warfare.

Why Would Fox Produce the Hillary Miniseries?

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JP Sotille: The stockholders of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp will benefit mightily from Hillary’s candidacy, from an outrage-inspiring Hillary miniseries and, when all is said and done, from a Hillary presidency.

Terror Alert: Beware of Cold War Thinking

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JP Sotille: Perhaps the greatest irony is that this latest cocktail of fear and trust is being served at the same time the President criticizes Russia for “slipping back” into Cold War thinking.

Rolling Stone Blows Cover Off War on Terror

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JP Sotille: By forcing us to look into the face of Jahar, Rolling Stone forced us to examine why this soft-spoken, well-liked and seemingly Westernized boy turned violently on his adopted country. Perhaps the real fear is that he and others like him are not motivated by something as easy to understand and dismiss as “pure Evil.”

Richard Clarke’s Dire Warning to Journalists

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JP Sotille: Richard Clarke has gone out of his way to tell us and those journalists willing to listen that the tipping point between sunlight and darkness is here. Now it is possible for a government or, it is not hard to imagine, a powerful corporation to simply hijack the car of an inconvenient truth-teller and run them off the road, into a ditch or, alas, into a lone palm tree.

Paula Deen and the Cooked Goose of American Culture

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JP Sotille: Shame is the only thing standing between you and your arrival as a full-on cultural reference. So, make a sex tape. Try out for a reality competition. Transcend the plight of the anonymous. Maybe you are the next “Food Network Star.”

The Frankendata Monster

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JP Sotille: So far, the biggest revelation of the NSA spying story is…that anyone actually thinks this story is a big revelation.

American Killer Drones: Hitmen for Hire

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JP Sotille: Everyone is a potential target in the War on Terror’s lingering “With Us or Against Us” protection racket, and drones are the crooked-nosed enforcers that kill without remorse, without hesitation and without accountability.

Bill Maher v Glenn Greenwald

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JP Sotille: Like so many of the so-called “Left” in America, Maher has basically accepted the key notion that a whole population of like-minded people have decided to kill Americans because of an irrational religious belief system.

Big Oil’s War on the Sun

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JP Sotille: Just imagine—what if people could stop burning oil and gas and even coal, and just use these miracle devices to transform Old Sol’s sunny disposition into the power needed to run just about everything?

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