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David Webb: Don’t let bad policy dictate our foreign affairs

As the GOP presidential debate at California’s Reagan library approaches, we must turn our attention to national security and foreign policy and how they affect domestic issues.

The growing European refugee crisis will eventually land on U.S. shores if it continues at its current rate. More than 150,000 refugees from various countries entered the European Union in August, bringing the total to more than half a million for the year, according to the EU’s border agency. These countries are facing a hard reality as they attempt to absorb too many refugees with no return to country of origin plan

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Trump: Rubio a ‘Total Lightweight’ with ‘$12 in the Bank’

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump reacts during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a shot at his opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), calling him a “total lightweight,” with “$12 in the bank.” Discussing the two campaigns back and forth feud Trump said, “So a  lightweight like this Rubio — Who’s a total lightweight by the way, believe me. He’s weak on immigration. He’s got such problems…. He’s a lightweight. He’s weak on immigration. Take a look at his past. He’s got $12 in the bank. He borrows, he works with his car dealer in Florida. Give me a break. Rubio is not the guy that is going to be negotiating with the kind of people you have to negotiate with to turn this country around.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

The Authoritarian Left Is Getting Comically Desperate

For those who follow the unfolding battle between cultural libertarianism and nannying authoritarians, it has been an interesting few weeks. Late last month, a report from U.N. Women called on national governments to enforce censorship of the internet. It cited the worst research from the worst of the 1980s and 1990s conservative panics over obscene content in entertainment to make its case. One of the attendees, Anita Sarkeesian, sought to define comments like “You suck” and “You’re a liar” as “harassment.” In the following week, activists tried to draw a link between a mass-murderer in Oregon and the anonymous imageboard 4chan. They argued that violence proved the need for more draconian moderation of websites, with appointed elites monitoring and censoring the content of ordinary posters. This weekend, Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Rebel Media broadcaster Lauren Southern were escorted out of a feminist “SlutWalk” by police officers. Their crime had been asking questions like “Do you believe in rape culture?” and “Should victims always be believed?” Just a few weeks earlier, political commentator Steven Crowder was ejected from a similar event. Like Southern and Yiannopoulos, he had done little more than ask questions before he was asked to leave. Meanwhile, in
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