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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Friday, May 22, 2015.
Capital Punishment is suffering a slow but dramatic and seemingly definitive death in the USA.
A soldier describes how he would be treated if he had done what Hillary Clinton did and discusses classified information with a civilian who did not hold proper security clearance (as Clinton did with Sidney Blumenthal).
If I had discussed classified missions, on a compromised server, with someone who did not hold a security clearance, the consequences would be harsh and career ending, far different from the protected status Clinton has enjoyed thus far.
Politico speaks to authors who Osama bin Laden apparently read, and those authors use the opportunity to attack former President George W. Bush. Typical.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) says that the media owes him an apology for the way they treated him during the Bridgegate scandal.
“I do believe there’s an absolute bias and a rush to judgment. You all know this, you saw the coverage of me 15 months ago. I was guilty, I had done it,” Christie said on CNBC Thursday morning. “Now we’re 15 months later, where are the apologies pouring in? Not one thing I said the day after the bridge situation has been proven wrong.”
ESPN hires a journalist who is right-of-center, the liberal sports world erupts with contempt and anger. Apparently, only people who are liberal and support liberal ideas are allowed to be sports journalists.
Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director and current President Of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, says that the organization should end their blanket ban on gay adult leaders.
Um… gross. A grandmother in Illinois killed a cat and its kittens with a hammer, all in an effort to punish her grandchildren.