Coincidence? North Korea loses Internet connection

22 Dec 2014, 2:36 pm

"Toast."

Learn more »



Latest News

A majority of U.S. military service members will receive a 1 percent pay raise in their basic pay beginning in January 2015, the Pentagon announced on Monday.

Read More »



Timothy P. Carney The Obama administration, according to Katharine Stevens in the Wall Street Journal, is paving the way for more regulation of child care. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

Read More »



'Tis the season?

Read More »



The American Spectator

Al Sharpton Worried You've Forgotten About Him Since Yesterday

The events of this weekend are horrifying. Two NYPD officers are dead in an unprovoked attack that seems to have been cheered by at least a segment of the public. A child has been left fatherless, sentiments on both sides of a heated debate have been ignited, and a city is in mourning.  But be

Read More »



Over at NRO, our old friend Quin Hillyer makes mincemeat of Rand Paul's arguments in support of President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba. He further goes on to question Paul's fitness for higher office. Here is how Quin begins his piece: With his enthusiastic support for Barack
The New York Yankees will pay for the education of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos' two sons. Ramos, along with his partner Wenjian Liu, were ambushed in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday. Liu did not have any children. In 1982, the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner established the Silv
The Senate Democrats’ recent “torture” report denouncing enhanced interrogation of terror suspects after 9-11 has ignited strong echoing support from many religious voices. Typical for some has been nondenominational pastor and writer Brian Zahnd, who declared emphatically: &ldquo

The Federalist

Valerie Plame Just Retweeted An Article Outing A CIA Agent

Remember Valerie Plame, the former CIA agent who was "outed" in the run-up to the Iraq war? She just retweeted an article outing another CIA agent.

Read More »



As we close out 2014, as another sad day of violence ends, could we also try to see the best in each other's arguments?
First they came for Bigfoot, but I didn’t speak up because I didn’t believe in Bigfoot.
As feminists complain about the ‘gendered expectations of Christmas,’ Martha Stewart blows them all out of the water in terms of being a woman and gracious hostess.

The Washington Free Beacon

Obama Gives Military 1 Percent Pay Raise

A majority of U.S. military service members will receive a 1 percent pay raise in their basic pay beginning in January 2015, the Pentagon announced on Monday.

Read More »



Chinese officials are discussing a law that would clamp down on the activities of foreign-funded organizations, Reuters reports. If passed, the new policy would further suppress dissent in the country.
The Pentagon has announced that up to 1,300 U.S. troops would be sent to Iraq in the New Year, despite promises by President Barack Obama that there would be “no boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria.

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

Read More »



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

What was Obama taught about Cuba?

Did Barack Obama ever support the Cuban embargo to begin with?

Read More »



The Brooklyn police slaughter is just another example of how black racial hostility is now an everyday fact of life.


22 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

What were things really like under Batista?
There is more to the Sony hacking and movie distribution cancelling than meets the eye.  

Heritage Foundation

Exclusive: Taxpayers Fund Legal Group With Role in Rap Video About Killing Police Officers

The Obama administration’s Justice Department funneled at least $1.5 million in grants to a New York legal-aid group featured in a new rap video that... Read More The post Exclusive: Taxpayers Fund Legal Group With Role in Rap Video About Killing Police Officers appeared first on Daily Signal

Read More »



Some sick children in Texas just got the surprise of their young lives: Santa Claus dropped by the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas to hand... Read More The post A Secret Santa With White House Connections Brings Christmas Cheer to Sick Children appeared first on Daily Signal.
Less than 24 hours after two New York City police officers were shot and killed in broad daylight Saturday, New York Jets player Nick Mangold... Read More The post How New York Football Greats Salute Fallen NYPD Officers appeared first on Daily Signal.
“Are you saying public education is just a funding mechanism? … Is all education now public [and parents] can just choose?” asked Colorado Supreme Court... Read More The post ‘Public Education’ Should Fund Any Education, Not Just Government-Run Schools appeared first

Townhall.com

Cuba Libré!

Is it possible to hold two seemingly contradictory thoughts about the president's decision to partially end the half-century embargo against Cuba? Can one agree with conservative critics, from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), to Rush Limbaugh about how the Castro brothers are, apparently, getting everythi

Read More »



Last month, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis made some headlines by basically asserting that there is no American dream. It's a myth. He crunched the numbers, supposedly disproving it. Hmm. My dad used to always say, "Did you ever hear about the statistician who drowne
In the wake of the Eric Garner case, some libertarians have urged us to revisit the topic of natural law, a higher moral law that supplies an objective standard of justice for positive law, the law(s) posited (or made) by human beings.

The Corner

Daily Double: U.S. Caves in to Two Tyrannies in One Afternoon

Staggering. The United States of America — Earth’s sole remaining superpower — capitulated to both Cuba and North Korea in one day. Final Score: Open-air Museums of Stalinism – 2; Land of the Free and Home of the Brave – 0. Obama announced on Wednesday that Washingto

Read More »



The State Department hinted heavily at U.S. involvement in a probable cyber-attack that knocked North Korea’s Internet offline on Monday, refusing to discuss “operational details” but noting that President Obama had promised a response to the regime’s devastating
Jay, in response to my post earlier, you write: But let me add a point, very elementary: No man is an island. No one lives in a vacuum. No one is hermetically sealed. What is poured into people’s ears matters. And not just theoretically. Take the easy example of Germany. (I know you’
This is almost certainly the worst anti-gun commercial in the history of the United States: One can only imagine that the spot’s producers consider their set up to be inordinately clever. “Hey,” you can almost hear them say, “we’ll make it look as if there

Red State

Reacting to killing

I hate Twitter, mostly for politics. I use it for work, for which it is quite useful. But for discourse about controversial topics, it is a horrid medium. And with the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, Twitter and other outlets such as blog comments have again show

Read More »



I’ll admit that I’m one of those Americans that Dick Cheney frightens. I also agree with comedian Christian Finnigan that he looks like the Penguin from the old Adam West Batman series (which is a delightful comparison and series overall). Still, while he may scare me, I fail to see wha


22 Dec 2014, 11:50 am

It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy . Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has
I certainly hope that that gets his attention. Or that of his staff. Either will do. Anyway… once upon a time, in the far-off year of 2004, there was a Republican candidate for Illinois Senator called Jack Ryan. Ryan was widely considered to be an excellent replacement for retiring Republica
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER