The Men Who Started the Hugo Awards Controversy

25 Apr 2015, 4:00 am

A prominent editor of speculative fiction (a term that encompasses both science fiction and fantasy) pinpointed 2012 as the year that the genre “moved away from the white male Anglo Saxon Mayberry of its youth and towards a more mature, diverse, and inclusive future.” His words were an e

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25 Apr 2015, 4:00 am

In 1800 and 1802, respectively, two boys were born in Peebles, a small town in the Scottish Borders, each with twelve fingers and twelve toes. The locals thought their extra digits lucky. They may have been right. Shuffling around in their attic, the elder of the two found an ancient set of the En

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25 Apr 2015, 12:00 am

Given the historic significance of the war, over 700,000 dead, by far the largest conflagration in American history, one would think that its conclusion would have drawn the attention of Americans in this sesquicentennial year. 

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ObamaCare cannot throw millions more Americans onto Medicaid, and subsidize the insurance premiums of millions more, without someone having to pay more for something. 

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The American Spectator

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We still have a week to go, but it’s already clear that the Most Valuable Player of the Month will be Carly Fiorina. She wins the award because she has done what nobody else has thought to do or, more likely, had the nerve to do. She has said in a loud, clear voice that the Empress has no clo

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24 Apr 2015, 3:00 am

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The Federalist Radio Hour: Ryan Anderson And Ilya Shapiro Debate Gay Marriage, Religious Liberty

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The Washington Free Beacon

The Men Who Started the Hugo Awards Controversy

A prominent editor of speculative fiction (a term that encompasses both science fiction and fantasy) pinpointed 2012 as the year that the genre “moved away from the white male Anglo Saxon Mayberry of its youth and towards a more mature, diverse, and inclusive future.” His words were an e

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25 Apr 2015, 4:00 am

In 1800 and 1802, respectively, two boys were born in Peebles, a small town in the Scottish Borders, each with twelve fingers and twelve toes. The locals thought their extra digits lucky. They may have been right. Shuffling around in their attic, the elder of the two found an ancient set of the En


24 Apr 2015, 4:56 pm

If you were wondering why the weather in the nation's capital turned chilly the past couple days, I have an answer: The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots stormed into D.C.
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Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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American Thinker

Youth Won't be Wasted on the Old

Not only is human lifespan inexorably increasing, so too is health span. The political consequences are profound, and in some cases counterintuitive.

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No matter how industrial the holocaust has so often been characterized, the ancient symbolism of human sacrifice being practiced under the oak trees bleeds through the veneer of Nazi modernism. 


25 Apr 2015, 12:00 am

Grandiose Napoleonic dreams are usually defeated by reality, and reality is the one thing Obama can’t control. 
The Left doesn’t care about gay rights.  The various “rights” the Left has aggressively promoted over the years are merely vehicles to advance the Left’s power.

Heritage Foundation

Media, Environmentalists Were Wrong: How the Gulf Coast Roared Back After Oil Spill

Five years ago this week a blowout of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles from the Gulf Coast tragically claimed 11 lives and spilled... Read More The post Media, Environmentalists Were Wrong: How the Gulf Coast Roared Back After Oil Spill appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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Telecommunications policymaking has long been compared to a three-ring circus consisting of the Federal Communications Commission, the courts and Congress. Nowhere has that been truer... Read More The post The Next Round of Net Neutrality Court Battles appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Militant Progressives Message to America: Even Gays Will Be Made To Care

If you thought it would end with small town pizza parlors in Indiana and Oregon cake bakers, you would be wrong. The enforcement of militant liberal orthodoxy, having claimed a few scalps from moderate-income Christian business owners, now sets its sights even higher.

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It happened again yesterday, a painful reminder that the GOP leadership in Congress is pathetic.
Im not a great golfer, just more of a hacker and lucky to keep my score under 100 in a round of golf. But I enjoy watching the sport from time to time. I used to sit in the golf seats at the Orlando Magic games in the 1990s, and I met Tiger Woods once.
When the Obama administration finally strong arms the Marine Corps in to lowering its standards so that ordinary women can pass the Infantry Officer Course (IOC), maybe Americas enemies will volunteer to fight with one hand tied behind their backs to level the battlefield, too.

The Corner

Birther

In today’s Wall Street Journal, I have a “Masterpiece” column on one of the most conservative pieces of literature ever written: “The Birthmark,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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24 Apr 2015, 4:24 pm

Courtesy of Patrick Ruffini:
Washington is currently debating the wisdom of a new free-trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which seems to have some advantages and disadvantages. But in principle, there’s really not much debate at all: Economists and Americans as a whole seem to support free trade pretty strongly.
Florida governor Rick Scott filed suit against the Obama administration last week on the grounds that the feds are trying to coerce his state into expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The bludgeon of choice: threatening not to renew billions of dollars in funding to pay hospitals for p

Red State

More on Ted Cruz and the Activist Left’s ‘SHUT UP!’ principle in action.

Ah, 'Shut up.' The Activist Left so does love that argument. The post More on Ted Cruz and the Activist Left’s ‘SHUT UP!’ principle in action. appeared first on RedState.

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One of the many facets of the ongoing culture war is that the left can't even run hit pieces that are coherent. For instance, yesterday the New York Times was lubriciously lathered in their nether regions over this stunning revelation: Ted Cruz Is Guest of Two Gay Businessmen. That's the headline.
If you thought it would end with small town pizza parlors in Indiana and Oregon cake bakers, you would be wrong. The enforcement of militant liberal orthodoxy, having claimed a few scalps from moderate-income Christian business owners, now sets its sights even higher. Our Editor Erick said over two
After spending many months and many dollars campaigning for support for the deal, Comcast has given up on acquiring Time Warner Cable under pressure from the extreme left. Comcast just spent the whole Net Neutrality fight appeasing the left by supporting their plans, and now they get no loyalty in
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