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22 May 2015, 8:21 am

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Hip-hop artist Jidenna's new song reminds us of the importance of having self-control and the ability to defer gratification -- and having them in style.

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The American Spectator

Blumenthal: New Age Gooney Bird

The Rise of the Counter-Establishment: From Conservative Ideology to Political PowerSidney Blumenthal/Times Books/$19.95 (Reviewed by Penn Kemble in our September 1996 issue) Sidney Blumenthal is the jaundiced eye through which the Washington Post views the politics and culture of the New Right, th

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A longtime friend of mine who will go unnamed was never a great student. In high school, he “achieved” passable grades by babysitting the teachers’ kids. I kid you not. He was in band, but couldn’t play his instrument. Or at least not very well, whatever it was. But what he
Two aspiring political scientists exposed a widely referenced study, which maintained that homosexuals discussing gay marriage with citizens proved “capable of producing a cascade of opinion change,” as a total fraud. Berkeley grad student Joshua Kalla and Stanford professor David Brooc

22 May 2015, 3:00 am

So… It is Thursday night and I am in Greenville. I just had an incredibly good meal at the Commerce Club in downtown Greenville. Tommy and his wife, the spectacular Kitten, were there, and my angelic granddaughter, Coco, almost 4. And my perfect wifey, and my pal Bob, and Tommy’s pal,

The Federalist

Jidenna’s ‘Long Live The Chief’ As Call To Self-Government

Hip-hop artist Jidenna's new song reminds us of the importance of having self-control and the ability to defer gratification -- and having them in style.

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Incidents like testing opt-outs and parent fury in Fairfax show people get Charles Murray's point about refusing to comply with stupid regulations.
In a commentary culture constantly on a quest for multifaceted female characters in mainstream entertainment, here’s Mindy Lahiri of ‘The Mindy Project.’
If all the stories are happy stories, then society loses one of its best tools to prepare us for the shock of evil and the need to resist.

The Washington Free Beacon

‘Tomorrowland’ Review

Tomorrowland is both an indictment of the Hollywood Dream Factory and a paean to its power, a film that aspires to inspire. It’ll play great with the 8-to-14 demo, though their parents may heave a sigh or two.

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22 May 2015, 4:00 am

There it was—the classic Hillary charm. Close to a month had passed since the Democratic frontrunner answered questions from the press. So this week, when reporters were invited to gawk at the spectacle of Clinton sitting with “everyday Iowans,” Ed Henry of Fox wanted to know:
The original An American In Paris—well, not the original original, the musical composition by George Gershwin—but the original 1951 movie, starring Gene Kelly, was thematic cotton candy, the high grade stuff that Golden Age Hollywood produced in its better moments. It had some technical
In words spoken from the Sultan of Brunei’s lavish Empire Hotel in 2000, President Bill Clinton told reporters that his post-presidency would be about making money: “Now I have a United States senator to support, I understand that’s an expensive proposition.”

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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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

War is a Four-Letter Word Spelled I-R-A-N

 No better formula has ever been devised for war than to convince our enemies that we will tolerate anything rather than use force

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For those able to read the plain writing on the wall, the end game of Obama and IS was always easy to discern.  
Some bold suggestions, which are quite serious, and not to be taken as farce.
Arab countries are coming apart at the seams in large part because their populations don’t share a collective national identity. To the extent there is an authentic Arab national movement, it is a pan-Arab one, opening the door for ISIS.

Heritage Foundation

Gay Marriage Study Retracted After Allegations One of Its Authors Falsified Data

A widely-circulated study about how having conversations with people who are gay can change an individual’s views on same-sex marriage has been retracted by one... Read More The post Gay Marriage Study Retracted After Allegations One of Its Authors Falsified Data appeared first on The Daily S

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For many years, Stephen Clouse has made videos designed to inspire donations to worthy causes. Recently, he made a different kind of video. It’s not designed to... Read More The post Just a Common Soldier: A Moving Tribute for Memorial Day appeared first on The Daily Signal.
I spoke with Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers this week about her new book, “The Silencing: How the Left Is Killing Free Speech.” Powers gives... Read More The post Kirsten Powers on the War Against Free Speech and Why Most on the Left Don’t Get It appeared first on The Daily S
Some members of the U.S. House’s Republican Study Committee are bucking the committee’s opposition to the Export-Import Bank and instead expressing steadfast support for the bank’s reauthorization.... Read More The post A Key Conservative Group Is Opposing the Export-Imp


Community Builders

In Genesis 2:18, God says, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him." Thus, he creates the woman, making mankind male and female. Whether one takes the story of Genesis literally, as I do, or as a metaphor, the essential point is clear and objectively true.

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Often the Good Lord will use something unexpected to bring one to their senses. It happened with me.

21 May 2015, 11:01 pm

We remember the day well. Papa John wore his best poker face as he climbed carefully through the bomb-bay doors and into the fuselage, his grandchildren scrambling close behind.
More Americans than ever before -- a record-high of 60 percent, according to Gallup this week -- support gay marriage. But in the wake of a new scandal rocking the academic world, it's a good time to remind partisans and activists that the ends don't always justify the means.

The Corner

Keep <I>National Review</I> Going

From a $100 contributor to our spring fundraising drive this morning: “Essential daily reading.” Donate here.      

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From the final Morning Jolt of the week: Hillary Clinton and the Liberation of America’s Elites Michael Gerson points out that Hillary Clinton is indeed running on a big issue: A declaration that the ethical standards for openness, honesty, and financial self-interest for our elected leade

22 May 2015, 6:34 am

Today’s Impromptus is the usual potpourri, covering everything from soup to nuts (heavy on the nuts). There’s an item I left out, however. I’d like to peddle it here. It belongs in the category of “If a Republican had done that . . .” Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is
A few weeks ago, Charlie noted that President Obama’s answer to why liberals could trust he would negotiate an Asian trade deal that’s good for the middle class basically amounted to, “Look, it’s me. I love the middle class.” (This has greatly irritated the liberals as

Red State

Transparency, Clinton Style

The Barack Obama administration has, by all accounts, been a travesty when it comes to transparency - a point on which both liberal and conservative watchdog groups agree. At least, however, when Obama assumed office, people had reason to believe that he might possibly have meant it when he promise

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[caption id="attachment_219371" align="alignleft" width="620"] Why Scott Walker FLip-Flopped. [/caption] One of the few intelligent and worthwhile things that John Maynard Keynes contributed to society is the following quote "When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?
The GOP Kentucky gubernatorial primary results are still up in the air. Joy. The post Matt Bevin vs. James Comer: Kentucky-GOV GOP primary race still up in the air. appeared first on RedState.
Welcome back to the Burueau of Alcohol Tobacco and Friends! This week, regular panelists F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of The Federalist, and Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk are joined by Heather Wilhelm of RealClearPolitics (filling in for Scott Lincico