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A boy, whose father was killed in our service, gives all of us a great gift

Ever hear of a "self-written search warrant?"

I hadn’t either until someone sent me this youtube video of Judge Andrew Napolitano speaking about it. He said a couple of FBI agents showed up at the 86-year-old librarians house with a search warrant they wrote themselves (as opposed to a judge, as the constitution requires, I thought). They said that she was forbidden... Read more »

A sight for your freezing eyes: my summer garden picture gallery

A warm summer day's view from my townhouse deck
Had enough of the bitter, colder-than-it’s-ever-been-in-Chicago temperature? I hope this will help thaw your freezing eyes: my summer garden picture gallery. What’s America’s worst war? Vietnam? Iraq? Afghanistan? Go here to find out why it was the War of 1812 To subscribe to The Barbershop, type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription”... Read more »
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Explaining Obamacare in a way that even Obamafans can understand

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Arctic ice returns big time

According to the BBC: Data from Europe’s Cryosat spacecraft suggests there were almost 9,000 cu km of ice at the end of this year’s melt season. This is close to 50% more than in the corresponding period in 2012. It is a rare piece of good news for a region that has witnessed a rapid decline in... Read more »

Atheist war on Christ and Christmas

Don’t think that there’s an atheist war on Christ and Christmas? That’s what we’re supposed to believe. It’s not just atheists, but the attacks also are coming from leftist elites,  simple-minded comics and their media toadies. And anyone who suggests that there is, indeed, a war, is subjected to ridicule. Here, for example, is a... Read more »
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Thanksgiving humor

Obama's nuke deal fails to free American unjustly imprisoned in Iran

President Barack Obama  failed to secure the release of an Iranian-American Christian pastor as a condition of an Iranian nuclear deal. Saeed Abedini, 33, was imprisoned  in his native Iran in September 2012  for “undermining national security” by working to establish home-based Christian churches in Iran from 2000 to 2005. I guess that’s a capital offense in... Read more »

An insight about why Obamacare is so screwed up

For that I turn to a Carol Felsenthal review of Glenn Thrush’s cover article in Politico called,  “Locked in the Cabinet: The worst job in Barack Obama’s Washington.” In “Secrets of the Chicago Guys in Obama’s Dysfunctional Cabinet,” the always astute Felsenthal spotlights what I think has been Obama’s problem, not just with the bungled Obamacare,... Read more »
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Coming soon: The unraveling of Obamacare

Obama, liberals and Democrats have defined themselves by rigidly opposing even the most rudimentary repairs of Obamacare. Now they own it. One major lesson to be learned from the government-shutdown-fiasco-that-solved-nothing is so simple that it is in danger of being overlooked: You will not get anything done in Washington unless the American people are behind... Read more »
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