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27 Nov 2014, 11:43 am

(Scott Johnson)We provided the platform launching Professor Paul Rahe into the blogosphere. He is one of the country’s most distinguished scholars, but he has also proved to be a natural blogger as well. He now posts at Ricochet. In view of his study of Republics Ancient and Modern, Professor

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27 Nov 2014, 11:30 am

(Scott Johnson)Lincoln’s famous Thanksgiving Proclamation of October 3, 1863, was drafted by William Seward and signed by Lincoln. The Union’s victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg lay in the background; the Gettysburg Address was to come the following month. The proclamation pronounced

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Newly elected Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) delivered the Republican Thanksgiving Day address on Thursday, emphasizing his gratitude for the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

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27 Nov 2014, 11:00 am

The Washington Free Beacon wishes its readers a happy Thanksgiving!

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The American Spectator

NY Times Sees Fit to Print Darren Wilson's Address

I just read Howard Kurtz's piece at FNC decrying the New York Times decision to print Darren Wilson's address. Kurtz doesn't conclude the NYT did this intentionally, but that they owe Wilson an apology.  An apology is the tip of the iceberg. You cannot tell me this wasn't done on purpose.

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There was nothing genuine about Chuck Schumer's mea culpa on Obamacare yesterday. Then again there is nothing genuine about Chuck Schumer except that he genuinely wants to become the next Senate Majority Leader. During a speech yesterday to the National Press Club, Schumer said that reforming healt

26 Nov 2014, 3:00 am

The hucksters who falsely accused Darren Wilson of a racially motivated “killing” won’t face justice, even though they have ruined his life and inspired monstrous race riots. The media should treat them as permanently discredited, but of course it won’t. Outlets will continu
Plymouth Adventure, a 1952 film with Spencer Tracy and Gene Tierney, is not a great movie. But as the story of the Pilgrims’ passage on the Mayflower it appears every season around Thanksgiving. It’s melodramatic and somewhat dated but still warmly moving and instructive. Tracy, true to

The Federalist

Everything You Need To Know About Winning A Thanksgiving Argument

This one cool trick will guarantee that you win every Thanksgiving political argument with your family.

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Cook's Illustrated founder Christopher Kimball believes food isn't art. Here's how his views have prevailed in a world of food porn.
If the media want to do a better job next time—and that's a big "if"—here are five rules they ought to have followed in Ferguson.
The question about Chuck Hagel isn't why he's leaving. It's why he was appointed in the first place if President Obama had no intention of listening to him.

The Washington Free Beacon

Tom Cotton is Thankful for the U.S. Armed Forces

Newly elected Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) delivered the Republican Thanksgiving Day address on Thursday, emphasizing his gratitude for the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

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27 Nov 2014, 11:00 am

The Washington Free Beacon wishes its readers a happy Thanksgiving!
Mark Steyn is tired of the “toilet” D.C. justice system. And he still has a long way to go. More than two years have passed since Penn State University professor Michael Mann filed a defamation lawsuit against Steyn and other conservatives for criticizing his global warming research.
The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2012 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But a controversial Committee report asserts the CIA did not make “unauthorized” arms shipments to

Big Government

Report: Putin's Wild Tiger Invades China

A rare, endangered Siberian tiger, fitted with a tracking device and set free by Russian President Vladimir Putin crossed over the border into Heilongjiang province's Fuyuan county and killed 18 Chinese goats. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

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Michael Brown's parents made an appearance on Charlie Rose’s PBS show on Wednesday. Partial transcript as follows: ROSE: Tell me what your understanding is of what happened between officer Wilson and your son? MCSPADDEN: My understanding. Officer Wilson was driving down Canfield where my
This article was originally written by Pat Horan and posted at Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s policies brought about a fundamental shift in America’s political landscape, but there were a few areas where he was not so successful in achieving permanent change. One of
Transcript as follows: On behalf of the Obama family -- Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Bo, and Sunny -- I want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. Like many of you, we'll spend the day with family and friends, catching up, eating some good food and watching a little football. Before we lift a fork, w

American Thinker

When Does the Use of Drones Turn into Abuse?

Within the strict confines of law, drones currently reside in a very gray area, due to the relatively short time they have been utilized.

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Rudy refreshingly showed some backbone.  More of this, please!
Severe restrictions on religious freedom often have as much to do with seeking to shut down any sphere of life that is outside the government’s control.
Ironically, President Obama’s biggest accomplishment against Islamic State may be to cause his successor to inherit a war.

Heritage Foundation

Watch This Unemployed Army Veteran Get the Surprise of His Life

After three years in the Army and deployment to Iraq, this soldier like many others  struggled to pay the bills and find a job. So “Pranking It... Read More The post Watch This Unemployed Army Veteran Get the Surprise of His Life appeared first on Daily Signal.

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It’s time New York had its own state-run weather service to predict severe storms such as the one that has battered Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says.... Read More The post Storm-Smacked Governor Makes Sunny Forecast for State-Run Weather Service appeared first on Daily Signal.
It’s easy for Thanksgiving to boil down to little more than turkey, football and travel delays, but many Americans strive to make it more meaningful.... Read More The post We Should Be Grateful for Our Problems appeared first on Daily Signal.
At this time of year 150 years ago, in the middle of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln issued his second presidential proclamation setting apart the... Read More The post What Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Tells Us About Separation of Church and State appeared first on Daily Signal.

Ferguson, the 'Local Crime Story'

Last year, Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell stood trial in Philadelphia for the deaths of one woman and seven babies who had their throats slit, but national reporters didn't want to cover it.

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Behind the marketing hype, I see companies that are struggling with their message to consumers. For Urban Outfitters and Kmart, this couldnt be happening at a worse time of year for them, given the importance of the holiday shopping season to retailers.
France does not like anything cheaper, or better. Thus the attacks not only on Google, but on Amazon (for free shipping of books), on Facebook, on Netflix, on the Uber taxi service, on anything and everything cheaper.
French President Hollande believes the current situation in Ukraine does not allow Paris to hand over the first Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia, the French government said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Corner

Happy Thanksgiving links

Here’s a huge roundup of Thanksgiving links, including (without limitation) Christopher Walken and John Madden’s video of The First Thanksgiving, Ben Franklin’s account, calculating how much stuffing it would take to stuff your whole house (or the Empire State Building o

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26 Nov 2014, 10:46 pm

The New Yorker has a (very) lengthy—and largely admiring—article by George Packer on Angela Merkel.  It’s well worth reading by anyone interested in either modern Germany or, for that matter, the modern Europe in which she is probably the most powerful political figure. Some
Folks on the homepage and the Corner have pretty well covered the appalling violence stemming from Ferguson. Just a footnote that, in neither of his two public statements since the grand jury’s decision, has President Obama uttered a word of praise for the legal system. No comment on its
The Supreme Court announced yesterday it will consider whether the Environmental Protection Agency should have considered the economic expense while adopting its mercury-emissions rule, which utility companies claim carries a compliance cost of around $9.6 billion each year. Meanwhile, the Obama a

Red State

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty The post Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation appeared first on RedState.

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The strategy of publicly releasing bad news late on a Friday afternoon in order to avoid significant media scrutiny is well established and commonly employed by a variety of institutions. The post EPA Proposes Its Most Expensive Regulation to Date appeared first on RedState.

27 Nov 2014, 5:57 am

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you. I got up at 5am, got the turkey ready, and had it on the Big Green Egg by 6am. Today will be exhausting and The post Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on RedState.
It's Thanksgiving so I'm going to go quickly tonight. Happy Thanksgiving. It is worth noting that the European Union is currently starting to get more aggressive about trying to regulate The post Tech at Night: Europe getting frisky about regulating America appeared first on RedState.