In a great role reversal, liberal-left activists and the mainstream media are attacking Russia and beating war drums, while many conservatives are hailing Putin as friend and ally. Are those our only options?

The aftermath of the elections has surprised many and encouraged others, especially those seeking independence.

French fighter jets struck and destroyed a logistics depot established by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on September 19, Iraqi and French officials announced.

 

Thanks in large part to a last-minute political "bribe" by English leaders, voters in Scotland decided to remain in the United Kingdom.

Without congressional or constitutional authorization, this week Obama announced a plan to send 3,000 U.S. troops to West Africa, supposedly to help African governments deal with the deadly Ebola virus by imposing what amounts to medical martial law. Among other controversial activities, American forces will be working with the Liberian military to quarantine entire villages as police and troops put the entire nation of Sierra Leone on lockdown. Obama is also helping to boost the powers and capabilities of dictator-dominated international organizations under the guise of fighting the disease. Critics, though, are expressing outrage over the machinations even as senior administration officials struggle to explain it all.

 

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