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Things Fall Apart

Dateline:  The Flyover States - October 25, 2015

It hasn't been a great few weeks for truth, justice, or the American Way.

•The Holder/Lynch DOJ announced that neither Lois Lerner nor anyone else at the IRS will face any charges in tea party targeting scandal. Presumably, Lois will also get to keep the $129,000 in bonuses she earned in 2012 and 2013.

•Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours in front of the Benghazi Committee. She blamed others, contradicted what she'd said before, and bizarrely implied that Ambassador Stevens was responsible for his own death because "he could have called me if he needed me." Media summary: "Hillary's amazing! She testified for 11 hours!"

•On the Republican side, somewhere north of 60% of Republican voters now believe that clownish real estate developer and reality show host Donald Trump will eventually be their nominee.

•A new study finds that, by a 51% to 36% margin, college students favor speech codes, and 63% percent want professors to use 'trigger warnings'. More disturbingly, 35% believe the First Amendment does not protect “hate speech,” and 30 percent of self-identified liberal students say it's outdated anyway. 

•US media gets a second shout-out, continuing its through-the-looking-glass reporting on the Middle East. CNN leads the way, selecting "Palestinians shot boarding kids' bus" as the headline for a story about armed terrorists who were stopped before they could kill children on a school bus. The New York Times weeps for the frustration of the Palestinians but loves that funky Stabbing Intifada beat!

•In Washington, Barack Obama continues to cram every bit of chewy left-wing goodness into his  waning months in the White House: supporting the anti-cop Black Lives Matter movement, vetoing desperately needed funding for the military, and having a grip-and-grin with CAIR poster boy Ahmed "Clock Kid" Mohamed (fresh off the latter's meeting with the Butcher of Darfur). On "60 Minutes," Obama sniffed that he wasn't at all concerned about Putin in Syria, and that “my definition of leadership would be leading on climate change."

There are now 452 days before Obama leaves office. But the prospect of a Clinton-Trump election next November suggests that the problem isn't so much Obama as the people who voted for him. That would be us...and that problem isn't going anywhere.