Daniel Greenfield: IOWA STRENGTHENS REPUBLICANS, WEAKENS DEMOCRATS

Iowa taught two hard election lessons tonight. You can’t win without organization and you can’t win without enthusiasm.

Hillary Clinton came into Iowa with all the organization in the world, but none of the enthusiasm. It will take time to determine whether she managed to eke out a tiny victory against a senescent Socialist, but her shrill speech and deranged expression, eyes wild, draped in blood-red, were not those of a winner.

Bernie Sanders had poor organization, but plenty of enthusiasm. And that paid off. 43% of Iowa caucus goers identified as Socialists and 53% as politically correct. No matter how far to the left Hillary rushed, she couldn’t narrow that enthusiasm gap because she is fundamentally inauthentic.

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Kasey Carpenter: DAVID HOROWITZ SPEAKS ABOUT THE “TREASONS OF THE DEMOCRATS” AT UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Editorial note: In a rousing speech at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday, David Horowitz, founder and chairman of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, told students, “I don’t see anything different in the agendas of the people who call themselves progressives today and the Communists I grew up with in the Stalin era. They were for income redistribution and the coddling of criminals; their sympathies were with America’s enemies – and have remained so ever since. They were for totalitarian solutions to 'make the world a better place.' How is this different from today’s progressives except that they don’t have the power yet to impose their utopia by force? The so-called liberal professors at this university, as at the other 400 or more I have visited, have purged their faculties of conservatives who are now rarer than unicorns. No true believer in democracy could make a peace with this.” And that was just how he began his remarks.

The following article from The Minnesota Republica conservative student publication, is based on an interview with David before his speech, which was sponsored by the Young America's Foundation.

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Stephen Brown: GERMANY'S "RAPEFUGEE" CRISIS

That is the very reasonable question 16-year-old German teenager Bibi Wilhailm asks, in her 20-minute YouTube video, garnering her some much-needed recognition in cyberspace. Her video had first appeared on Facebook, but was taken down for reasons that still remain unclear.

But Wilhailm doesn’t seem to care too much for fame. In her first ever YouTube appearance, she says she only wants her old life back. It is a life that she describes as “toll” (fantastic), before Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed one million, mostly male and Muslim, refugees into Germany last fall. Since then, Wilhailm says, “life has become very unsafe on the streets for young women like me and my friends.”

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Robert Spencer: Edit IRAN SHOWS THE U.S. WHO’S IN CHARGE

When the U.N. certified that the Iranians were in compliance with the nuclear agreement and sanctions were removed in mid-January, John Kerry proclaimed, “The world is safer today.” That was on January 18. On January 27, Iran warned the U.S. that a Navy vessel and fighter jet had gotten too close to an Iranian military drill, and told the Americans to back off. It was just the latest of numerous indications that in John Kerry’s safer world, Iran is in charge.

This warning followed a tweet last Sunday from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, featuring a photo of the American sailors that Iran captured and briefly held hostage earlier in January. The sailors were kneeling with their hands behind their heads. Khamenei added other photos of himself smiling with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) forces that captured the Americans along with a text congratulating them.

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Bruce Thornton: THE “ESTABLISHMENT” VS. TRUMP -- AND THE PEOPLE

Just weeks before the Iowa caucuses Donald Trump was subjected to a barrage of criticism from Republican commentators. New York Times house conservative David Brooks, who has threatened to move to Canada if Trump becomes president, called Trump a “solipsistic branding genius whose ‘policies’ have no contact with Planet Earth.” The National Review devoted a whole issue to parsing Trump’s manifold flaws and dangers to the Republican Party and the country: “Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.”

And those were the nicer comments.

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