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Frontrunning: July 12

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Don't Just Blame The Cops: Who Is Responsible For America’s Killing Fields?

We’re getting distracted, people. Instead of focusing our ire on the architects of the American police state, who are responsible for turning the streets into mini-war zones, we’re getting distracted by the many voices eager to play the blame game by pointing their fingers at someone else.

Fool's Errand: NATO Pledges Four More Years Of War In Afghanistan

The longest war in US history just got even longer. As NATO wrapped up its 2016 Warsaw Summit, the organization agreed to continue funding Afghan security forces through the year 2020. Of course, with all that funding comes US and NATO troops, and thousands of contractors, trainers, and more.

"Demented, Individual"? Dallas Shooter Linked To Leftist Revolution Groups, Nation Of Islam

Having carefully crafted the narrative that the black, former military Dallas shooter was a "demented individual... who just happened to have too easy access to guns," it appears President Obama's fiction-peddling may have run afoul of some 'facts' that show Micah Johnson had ties to and sympathies for the Nation of Islam, the Black Panthers, and the radical African American Defense League.

US Sends Another 1,000 Troops To Poland As Part Of NATO Effort To Counter Russia

The most important development from today's NATO summit in Poland was Obama's announcement that the U.S. is sending an additional 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland as part of a NATO effort to reinforce its presence on the alliance's eastern flank. The U.S.-led battalion is one of four that NATO will begin rotating through the region. The move is meant to act as a deterrent to Russia, AP adds.

The Blowback Begins: Marine Demands Same Treatment As Hillary

The FBI's decision to recommend that no charges be brought against Hillary Clinton has been labeled a double standard of epic proportions, and now the decision will trigger further unintended consequences. A Marine Corps officer who has been locked in a legal battle with his service after self-reporting that he improperly disseminated classified information now intends to demand the same treatment that Hillary received.

President Obama Explains His 'Strategy' In Afghanistan - Live Feed

While details are sparse, AP reports that President Obama will announce today his plans to increase to around 8,400 the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office. The numbers reflect a compromise between Obama's original plan and what many military commanders had recommended. Obama had planned to drop troop levels from 9,800 to 5,500 troops by the end of 2016. But Taliban resurgence has forced Washington to rethink its exit strategy. We are sure Killary will follow his lead...

In Clinton Case, Obama Administration Nullifies 6 Criminal Laws

If we are a nation “of laws, not of men”, then Ms. Clinton will be prosecuted, at least through the grand jury stage, on (at least) those grounds. The decision regarding her innocence or guilt will be made by jurors, not by the broader public - and also not by the nation’s Executive: the President and his appointed Administration. That is what it means for a government to be a functioning democracy. Any government which violates this principle - that it is “of laws, not of men [including women]” - is not functioning as a democracy: it’s something else.