Archive for December 15th, 2015

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The Department of Fear is winning

Let’s not fool ourselves. Fear is winning.

The Los Angeles Unified School District received a threat against its schools. Today it proceeded to shut them all down out of an “abundance of caution”, that term with which we’ve become so familiar. Seven hundred thousand students have been locked out of their schools based on a threat which New York City public schools also received, but which the NYPD determined to be a hoax. Hundreds of thousands of students disrupted from their routine has a ripple effect, forcing parents to stay home, affecting the economy.

I’m old enough to remember when Osama bin Laden said that his strategy was to bankrupt America by making it do stupid things. Although he sleeps with the fishes, his successors seem to be sticking to that strategy.

It doesn’t help that fear isn’t being stoked solely by jihadists. Our politicians on the Right are quite content to go along with stoking that fear, seeing it as a sure road to victory in 2016. So what if the country becomes a shell of what it was? So what if hate crimes spike as a terrified populace searches for scapegoats? None of that matters. All that matters is that they terrify the electorate into voting for a party which thrives on nothing but fear, as it has no other program on which to run.

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President Delivers Remarks at a Naturalization Ceremony

11:30 EST: President Obama Delivers Remarks at a Naturalization Ceremony

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Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha join young “elves” for a photo prior to the “Christmas in Washington” taping at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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11:25: The President delivers remarks at a naturalization ceremony, The National Archives Building, Washington




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