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The week that was

A review of the week’s top stories.

“I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.”
– Robert E. Lee

President Obama gave his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. He said it’s time to “turn the page.” Let’s hope he doesn’t turn to the part of the story where all his policy initiatives come true.

Thursday marked the 42nd annual March for Life. Congressional Republicans celebrated by pulling a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, amid concerns “that the legislation’s restrictive language would once again spoil the party’s chances of broadening its appeal to women and younger voters.” Apparently getting elected is all that matters. Imagine how popular the GOP would be among “younger, female voters” whose lives they saved.

Deflategate” made headlines all this week, as Bill Belichick’s Patriots have been accused of deflating footballs for their playoff game. “Deflategate” is a term that can also be used to refer to the Obama Administration’s economic policy.

Following the Charlie Hebdo killings, France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that France ??is at war with terrorism, jihadism, and radical Islamism.? Gov. Bobby Jindal said that ??Muslim leaders must make clear that anyone who commits acts of terror in the name of Islam is in fact not practicing Islam at all.” The task of combating “Islamic extremists” would be a heck of a lot easier if these people recognized that that terrorism and Islam are one and the same.

In most cases, “no news is good news.” But in the case of a Kentucky mailman, who was caught stashing two years’ worth of mail in various places to “speed up” his route, “no news” is just pure laziness. 

Oh, and remember that guy who wrote a book about his son who supposedly died and lived to tell about it? Turns out he fabricated the whole thing. And his name is “Malarkey.”

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Teresa Mull was the managing editor of Human Events. Previously, Teresa was an editorial intern at the American Spectator, as well as a production intern for the Laura Ingraham Show. She is a native of Central Pennsylvania and earned her bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Dallas. Contact her at tmull@eaglepub.com.

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