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30 Aug 2014, 12:01 pm

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(Steven Hayward)Yeah, go ahead and mock George W. Bush for his “strategery.” At least he had one—however it was pronewnced.  The Chicago Tribune‘s John Kass thinks Obama’s “killer rabbit moment” is surely nigh upon us. May I just point out that Power Li

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"Alarming ... dismaying ... disturbing..."

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The American Spectator

The Streets of San Francisco

San Francisco If you want to film a zombie movie on the cheap, San Francisco offers a ready-made location overflowing with extras. The mentally ill, addicted, and homeless find a home in the City by the Bay as they do nowhere else in North America. In this walkable Western metropolis, one walks a g

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29 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Slava Gelman emigrated to America from the Soviet Union when he was only a child. Though the rest of his family lives in South Brooklyn, he barely sees them; he lives alone in an almost empty apartment on the Upper East Side, where he desperately attempts to strip himself of his Russian Jewish root


29 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Wisconsin has created a new type of political supervillain by combining the most reprehensible attributes of this nation’s two most infamous ogres of the last century — Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon. Start with McCarthy’s reckless and unsubstantiated allegations against random


29 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Slava Gelman emigrated to America from the Soviet Union when he was only a child. Though the rest of his family lives in South Brooklyn, he barely sees them; he lives alone in an almost empty apartment on the Upper East Side, where he desperately attempts to strip himself of his Russian Jewish root

The Federalist

Lower Tax Rates vs. Targeted Tax Credits

Wading into the tax fight between reform conservatives and supply-siders.

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What’s better than the Ice Bucket Challenge? These six steps for thoughtful charity giving.
Concerns about are using moral clarity as a pretext for unwarranted aggression are often misused, not for prudent self-examination, but for moral paralysis.


29 Aug 2014, 6:29 am

How non-Hispanic elites decided they were in charge of what ‘Latinos’ are called.

The Washington Free Beacon

European Disunion

Examining the rise and (possible) fall of the European Union and the Euro, John Peet and Anton La Guardia tell a damning tale. Europe specialists at the Economist, the authors are free marketers. They’re also believers in a United States of Europe.

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30 Aug 2014, 4:00 am

Only when it comes to college football do we believe that the deaths of a girlfriend and grandmother will spur a 21-year-old to lead his team to victory, and accept that a 22-year-old sprained his ankles from leaping off a three-story balcony to rescue a drowning nephew. The NFL may be played on Sun
President Obama blamed social media and the nightly news for creating the sense that “the world is falling apart” during a Friday evening fundraiser.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) sent mixed signals on Twitter this week regarding the fate of captive American journalist Steven Sotloff.

Big Government

'The Remaining': Writer-Director Casey La Scala Raises Holy Hell in 'Rapture' Thriller

One explanation for Hollywood's skittishness about doing films and TV shows that take Christianity seriously or, heaven forbid, show it in a positive light, is that it's afraid of offending people. Of course, that fear doesn't stop Hollywood from regularly portraying Christians in a negative way--

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Karl Rove and his Crossroads GPS PAC are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the senate -- by campaigning to the left of incumbents Mark Pryor and Kay Hagan on behalf of Republican challengers Tom Cotton and Thom Tills. So blatant is this attempt in the latest round of TV ads that
China is currently reclaiming the Mabini (Johnson South) Reef and "three more reefs within the Philippines' Kalayaan Island Group (KIG)"--the "Burgos (Gaven) Reef, Kennan (Chigua) Reef, and Calderon (Cuarteron) Reef." The Philippine Star quoted a Philippines' security official saying, "While
The AP expects the GOP to "tighten its grip" on the U.S. House of Representatives this year citing "redistricting after the 2010 census and the retirement of moderate Democrats in conservative states," although the Democrats financial edge is something of a wild card. Two of the most vulnerable go

American Thinker

The War with Gaza: Let the Recriminations Begin

To a rogue “government” of terrorists that ruthlessly uses its people as human shields, death and destruction is water off a duck’s back.

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The postmodern refusal to define Islam according to objective criteria does not withstand analysis.
How long will the NSA fiasco continue to ripple across business sectors?
The ISIS are not the only group that practices beheading.

Heritage Foundation

PBS to Air Documentary ‘Humanizing’ Late-Term Abortion Doctors

Taxpayer-funded broadcaster PBS is airing a documentary this Labor Day weekend highlighting the lives of the four remaining late-term abortion doctors in America. The Public... Read More The post PBS to Air Documentary ‘Humanizing’ Late-Term Abortion Doctors appeared first on Daily Sign

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Half a century ago we saw the spark of powerful ideas that changed the face of America. Some became legislation, such as the War on... Read More The post What Conservatives Must Understand About Hispanic Voters appeared first on Daily Signal.
Labor markets in the U.S. have become steadily less dynamic for the last few decades. In a dynamic labor market, there is more hiring, more... Read More The post Want Your Biggest Pay Raise Ever? Here’s the Step You (Probably) Need to Take appeared first on Daily Signal.
The flap over a new book on Ronald Reagan centers on accusations of plagiarism but actually highlights the danger of devaluing what it means to... Read More The post Reagan Historian Accused of ‘Invisible’ Footnotes, ‘Sloppy’ Work appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Minds in the Dumps

Our Commander-in-Chief explaining that there is no current plan for dealing with the terror group, ISIS, beyond our containment efforts is the kind of thing that hurts the overall mood of the nation.

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29 Aug 2014, 11:01 pm

Millions of people are out of work and cant find a job. Many of those who have jobs are being forced to work part-time instead of full-time. And those who have full-time jobs are in for a nasty surprise. Next years take home pay is like likely to be smaller than what they earn right now.
The Austrian school of economics was one of the few to warn of impending disaster coming from the real-estate bubble. But I have my doubts about Austrian school policy recommendations during a financial crisis.
Mainstream media headlines in the last two days offer an amusing look at GDP forecasts.

The Corner

But They Were Really Moderate Beheadings ...

My weekend column asks whether Obama’s “no strategy” regarding the Islamic State terror group is really worse than the delusional strategy – popular throughout our bipartisan foreign policy clerisy – of arming and training the purported “moderate opposition&rdquo

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30 Aug 2014, 9:12 am

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine having been taken—how shall I put this—to the next level, what next? Writing in Slate, Anne Applebaum: …In the past few days, Russian troops bearing the flag of a previously unknown country, Novorossiya, have marched across the border of so


30 Aug 2014, 7:54 am

In one of the greatest comedies ever made, “A Fish Called Wanda,” Otto (played by Kevin Kline) sneers “You British are so superior!” On “Need to Know” this week, Jay and I agree that it’s pretty much true. I’ve been listening to Desert Island Discs (t


30 Aug 2014, 6:19 am

My column this weekend is about the fact that President Obama is not the only one in Washington in search of a strategy for confronting the Islamic State terrorist group. In reading it through this morning, I was chagrined to see that I had located Libya to the east of Syria when, of course, it lie

Red State

Oil Simulation, Climate Modeling and the Scientific Method

Part I concerned a WSJ essay by Robert J. Caprara, “Confessions of a Computer Modeler”. In Part II I will share what I know about computer modeling in oil and gas applications, and raise questions about climate modeling. This is a long post, offered for your reading enjoy

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What? Surely George Galloway doesn't *want* my good wishes. After all, I'm a dirty little Zionist lackey and Jew-lover. The post One hopes that the viciously-beaten George Galloway is now asking himself, “Why do they hate me?” appeared first on RedState.
The details of the materials quoted in that Foreign Policy article are sufficiently detailed that I'm not comfortable repeating them: you never know what foreign bad actors might be trolling this site for intel. The post Alleged ISIS laptop had a checklist for creating bioweapons. appeared first on
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