Posts by Wordsmith

On this day in history:  Jay Vargas

On this day in history: Jay Vargas

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Figured this deserves more attention than just a “Most Wanted” post, even if my own commentary is sparse. He went back for that effing arm…. On this day in 1968, a United States Marine finally allows his wounds to be treated after a 3-day battle in Vietnam. Jay Vargas’s bravery during that conflict would earn… Read more »

Did the ticking time bomb scenario play itself out in Brussels?

Did the ticking time bomb scenario play itself out in Brussels?

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  The ttb scenario has long been ballyhooed by critics as unrealistic. That such things only play themselves out in Hollywood movies and television shows. “Ticking bomb” scenario Arguments in favor of executive use of foreign torture information frequently refer to variations on the so-called ticking bomb scenario. In the usual version of this hypothetical… Read more »

Don’t go watch a baseball game and the terrorists win.

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Don’t you people get it: If he doesn’t go golfing or doesn’t attend a baseball game, the terrorists win:   President Barack Obama’s decision to attend a Major League Baseball exhibition game in Cuba following terrorist attacks in Belgium that left more than 30 dead drew the scorn of Republican presidential contenders Sen. Ted Cruz… Read more »

Could torture have prevented the Brussels terror attacks?

Could torture have prevented the Brussels terror attacks?

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In wake of the Brussels attack, media (including center-right polibloggers monikered “wordsmith”) once again are drawing focus on Trump; because how do you keep a narcissist happy? Feed them the attention they ask for: The Republican frontrunner was the first presidential hopeful to respond to the Brussels attacks, tweeting and then appearing on multiple television… Read more »