A Growth Strategy for the New Congress

22 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

Does America still have what it takes to achieve a high-growth economy? Does Congress? Economic growth, in the current recovery, is half that of past recessions since World War II. Moreover, average wages have been stagnant for seven years and there is a greater disparity between the very wealthy,

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“Hatred and fanaticism, the flabby spirit of complacency that has permitted the preachers of fanatical hatred to appear respectable, and the self-righteousness that labels all who disagree with us as traitors or dolts, provided the way for the vile deed that snuffed out John Kennedy’s l

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22 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

There was a time when many a school board threatened to cancel the football season or disband the school band when its members sensed the voters might vote against the latest school bond measure. The threats were usually idle ones, but they often galvanized enough voters to put the issue over. Vote

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In an interview that was broadcast last night on 60 Minutes, retiring Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn proclaimed, “I’m proud of our country for electing Barack Obama.” Senator Coburn is to be admired for his years as a watchdog on the spending habits of Congress and bureauc

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The American Spectator

It's the Best Time of the Year

From our December 1995 issue. This time last year, I hap­pened to be in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, char­tered on Christmas Eve, 1852. I drove down Candy Cane Lane, hung a right on Rudolph Drive, then swung left on Mistletoe Circle, a pleasant journey only slightly marred by the fact

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“Hatred and fanaticism, the flabby spirit of complacency that has permitted the preachers of fanatical hatred to appear respectable, and the self-righteousness that labels all who disagree with us as traitors or dolts, provided the way for the vile deed that snuffed out John Kennedy’s l


22 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

There was a time when many a school board threatened to cancel the football season or disband the school band when its members sensed the voters might vote against the latest school bond measure. The threats were usually idle ones, but they often galvanized enough voters to put the issue over. Vote
In an interview that was broadcast last night on 60 Minutes, retiring Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn proclaimed, “I’m proud of our country for electing Barack Obama.” Senator Coburn is to be admired for his years as a watchdog on the spending habits of Congress and bureauc

The Federalist

5 Shocking Facts Revealed By E-mails Between UVA And Rolling Stone

The most revealing information in the e-mails is what isn't in them. Apparently Rolling Stone had zero interest in confirming the facts of Jackie's story.

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The University of Virginia just released 104 pages worth of correspondence between it and Rolling Stone. Read all the e-mails here.
Our nation’s first president had some direct things to say about torture, but its use in his time was different than its use today.
Death has become quite the creative enterprise, full of entrepreneurs eager to Americanize death and cash in on your corp$e. It’s time to reclaim a more humane way.

The Washington Free Beacon

President George W. Bush Plays Santa at Children’s Hospital in Dallas

Former President George W. Bush dressed in a Santa suit to visit a Dallas children’s hospital and hand out toys to patients who have to spend the holiday in the hospital, the Daily Mail reports.

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PARIS (Reuters) - French police on Saturday shot dead a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest") who stabbed and wounded three officers in a police station, authorities said.
On Sunday, President Obama defended his latest effort to work with Cuba as a calculated diplomatic effort and responded to critics who say the policy is yet another example of the president being too quick to appease bad actors.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday ordered flags flow

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

What was Obama taught about Cuba?

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

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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

By the Numbers: Rare Surgery Saves the Smallest Lives

This month, The Daily Signal told the remarkable story of Elijah Leffingwell, a 2-year-old miracle child whose life was saved before he was even out of... Read More The post By the Numbers: Rare Surgery Saves the Smallest Lives appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The son of fallen NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, who was shot to death along with his partner in their cruiser Saturday afternoon, has penned a... Read More The post 13-Year-Old Son of Fallen NYPD Officer Posts Heartbreaking Goodbye to Father on Facebook appeared first on Daily Signal.
The spat between Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky over President Obama’s attempt to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations spilled into the... Read More The post ‘Obama-Paul’ Cuba Policy Not Working for Marco Rubio appeared first on Daily Signal.
In early October, President Obama warned his supporters to “make no mistake: these policies [of mine] are on the ballot. Every single one of them.”... Read More The post The Reasons Behind Obama’s Failures appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Two Cops

Two New York City cops, Wenjian Liu (38) and Rafael Ramos (40), were murdered Saturday afternoon sitting in their marked car parked near what in New York is known as "a project" - typically a high-rise, low cost housing structure - where they were attempting, by virtue of their visibility, to protec

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I left Washington state about 20 years ago for Arizona. A Washington native, I had become fed up with the left-wing politics of Seattle.
With that kind of record of outperformance, dumping a mainstream, S&P 500 Index fund in favor of a portfolio of Dividend Aristocrats is a no brainer for both my subscribers and my clients.
Are US shale frackers really to blame for the price crash?

The Corner

Night Thoughts

1) When I write about our culture — and other cultures — I often quote a lyric: “You’ve got to be carefully taught.” Who taught yesterday’s murderer that cops were anti-black and at war against blacks? Who taught him that the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garn

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President Obama responded to black activists who deny that racial progress has been made in the United States by arguing that they are preempting the possibility of further progress. “There’s no reason for folks to be patient. I’m impatient. That’s why in the wake of what
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) doesn’t plan to let Republican rivals get away with tying him to President Obama’s foreign policy. Paul’s team turned responded to Senator Marco Rubio’s latest critique of his support for normalizing relations with Cuba by turning the attack back
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) took to Twitter again on Sunday to spar with Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) about their disagreement regarding President Obama’s Cuba policy, after Rubio called Paul “a supporter of the Obama foreign policy.” .@marcorubio forgot to mention his su

Red State

When the American President Hates America

Barack Obama does not like the United States. There was a lot of truth when his wife said that for the first time she was proud of her country. The Obamas see the United States as a corrupt and bullying power that needs to be humbled. No one seeks to fundamentally transform something they love. And

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This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I will be joined by Jeff – @EstotericCD from Ace of Spades – to have a no holds barred interview with the controversial activist and independent journalist, Charles C. Johnson. We’ll be live at 7 pm Easte
Via the Twitter timeline of some guy at BuzzFeed Obama briefed on shooting of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn, per WH poorer. pic.twitter.com/VyCrcUwyBF — Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) December 21, 2014 From his first days in office, Barack Obama has made it one of his objectives to use ra
One of the axioms for anyone entering a twelve-step program such as that pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous is that first the participant must have hit rock bottom The concept of rock bottom is important in the 12 steps and treatment in general because it serves as a touch stone and a reminder. Addi
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