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Ambassador Nikki Haley Slams Human Rights Council As UN’s ‘Biggest Failure’

Ambassador Nikki Haley criticized the United Nations’ Human Rights Council Wednesday, calling it the United Nations’ “biggest failure.”

The United States announced in June that it was withdrawing from the council. Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited the presence of authoritarian regimes and anti-Israel bias on the council. Haley elaborated on those reasons at a Heritage Foundation event, saying that the UN Humans Rights Council should be “a place of conscience,” but that the council has largely failed to be that.

Fired FBI Director James Comey: Vote Democrat, Or You’re A Traitor

Former FBI Director James Comey implied anyone who doesn’t vote for Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections is a traitor in a tweet Tuesday night. “All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall,” he said.

Comey has appointed himself as something of a moral compass for the country following his firing from the FBI last year.

How Can We Actually Respond To Russian Election Meddling?

A day after his dispiriting press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump finally managed to say the right thing about Russian meddling in the 2016 election. While standing next to Putin on Monday, Trump gave a very unclear answer on Russian interference, saying he trusted his intelligence services, but that Putin strongly denies the allegations. Tuesday, he clearly said that the allegations are true, but that they had no impact on the election.

Just Like Obama, Trump’s Russia Policy Speaks Louder Than His Words

Following Monday’s summit in Helsinki, many American pundits and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle criticized President Trump for what they perceived as his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) slammed Trump’s “shameful” performance, and former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan went so far as to call Putin the “master puppeteer” of the Oval Office.

What To Learn From The Social Justice Warrior Who Was Eaten By His Own Mob

“Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling predicted back in the 1950s that we’d soon have a citizenry unable to think. Many of his screenplays warned of the specter of runaway mob psychology. Today it seems that’s exactly the sort of citizenry we’ve got.

Social media trolling drives mindless street theater, which drives more mindless social media trolling, and on and on. Most Americans aren’t taken in by it, but the illusions mob behavior promotes can wreak havoc even on reasonable people.