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Cal Thomas: Back to Munich

"There are none so blind as those who will not see." One might think that after denying the evidence of Adolf Hitler's rise and objectives that resulted in World War II, Europeans might be more attuned to modern threats. Last week on a visit to Munich (oh, the irony), Vice President Mike Pence ...

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