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After 18 people were killed in South Bend during the summer of 2012, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) declared the city “unacceptably violent” and announced a data-driven anti-violence commission to combat the problem.

New York Democrats Vote to Allow Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

New York will become the 13th state to allow licenses for illegal immigrants after Democrat state Senators passed legislation Monday allowing illegal immigrants to gain access to driver’s licenses in the state. Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation into law later that evening.

Shanahan Withdraws From Consideration to Be U.S. Defense Secretary

Donald Trump leads a meeting of his Cabinet, including acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon at a moment of rising tension with Iran.

FBI, DHS Contacted Over Stealth Dem Effort to Gain Voter Data

A massive effort to obtain Michigan voter data spearheaded by powerhouse Democratic group Priorities USA was so “unusual” that top officials in the state contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security over the matter, internal emails provided to the Washington Free Beacon show.

A Short but Shining Path

Beast Mode Omar reads the caption over the portrait of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) pasted to the electrical box on a street just outside Washington, D.C.’s Adams Morgan neighborhood. There are more like it posted throughout Adams Morgan, as well as portraits of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) with a similar message: Beast Mode AOC.

Drawn to the Beat

When Donald Fagen and Walter Becker joined to begin new recordings in 1972, they decided to call their band “Steely Dan,” taking the name from a dildo—”Steely Dan III from Yokohama”—that makes a brief appearance in William S. Burroughs’s 1959 novel Naked Lunch.

And from that stray bit of information, one could begin to construct a genealogy, a tree of inspirations and references, that takes us to a very strange place. Start with the fact that English-language rock ‘n’ roll, from the 1960s through the 1980s, remains the best-selling, most-listened-to music in the history of the world. Add the fact that just about every influential rocker has mentioned Burroughs’s books, with half of them trekking across America at one point or another, on pilgrimage to meet the man. And we arrive at the conclusion that William S. Burroughs is the single most influential novelist who ever lived.

FBI, DHS Contacted Over Stealth Dem Effort to Gain Voter Data

A massive effort to obtain Michigan voter data spearheaded by powerhouse Democratic group Priorities USA was so “unusual” that top officials in the state contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security over the matter, internal emails provided to the Washington Free Beacon show.