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(Scott Johnson)The Wall Street Journal carries an important column by Steve Hayes and Tom Joscelyn on the status of al Qaeda. The column is “How we were misled on al Qaeda’s demise.” The column is behind the Journal’s subscription paywall but accessible here via Google. One o

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Beating expectations ... and a slowdown?

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(Paul Mirengoff)The mainstream media won’t let up on Hillary Clinton (nor should it). Ruth Marcus poses 13 questions about Clinton’s use of private email at the State Department: 1. Why did you make the decision to use a personal email account rather than government email upon becoming s

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The American Spectator

Some Conservatives Playing Too Close to the Sun?

P.T. Barnum said there was a sucker born every minute. There would have to be to satisfy all the hustlers out there. And this was before the alternative fuels dodge. As the late Mr. Rogers might have put it. Can you spell S-O-L-Y-N-D-R-A? A gaudy amount of money, most in the form of government subs

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus this week announced plans to phase out elephants due to the complaints of animal-rights activists regarding the well-being of the beasts. Acrobats flipping thirty feet above the hard ground sans net and lion tamers kissing the king of the jungle on the
Supporters of the “Affordable Care Act” have been rather glum of late. Since the Supreme Court agreed to hear King v. Burwell, a lawsuit that challenges the Obama administration’s decision to funnel insurance subsidies through federal exchanges established in the 36 states that re
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus this week announced plans to phase out elephants due to the complaints of animal-rights activists regarding the well-being of the beasts. Acrobats flipping thirty feet above the hard ground sans net and lion tamers kissing the king of the jungle on the

The Federalist

Why Bill O’Reilly Doesn’t Cancel Out Brian Williams

The left thinks it has neutralized the Brian Williams scandal by discovering that Bill O'Reilly lied, too. It's not going to have the effect they think.

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Hillary Clinton used a personal email address housed on her own server to conduct all business while Secretary of State. So why are we talking about the GOP?
We need some more information before we can really say the Ferguson, Missouri police department is racist.
Justice Kennedy’s swing vote in King v. Burwell may hinge on whether Obamacare’s authors intended to screw states that refused to set up health-care exchanges.

The Washington Free Beacon

Inside the Ring: North Korean Defector Trained Military Hackers

A North Korean defector who once helped train Pyongyang’s military hackers warned this week that the totalitarian regime is a major cybersecurity threat to the United States and other nations.

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6 Mar 2015, 4:00 am

The Book of Esther has had a good week. It is, at the moment of writing, the Jewish holiday of Purim, an account for which the biblical Esther provides. Purim celebrates the salvation of the Jews from a plot against them fomented by a faction of the ancient Persian Empire—which under current c

6 Mar 2015, 4:00 am

I’ve argued before that critics should know their blind spots. So I should acknowledge one of mine before we get started with this review.

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

Dealing With the Iranian Death Cult

The historical record contains plenty of harsh lessons on the power of national death cults. 

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What enhanced audio reveals.

6 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

Irrespective of personal relations between the political leaders, and the animus resulting from a crisis that escalated from a minor issue of protocol, Netanyahu’s speech must be considered seriously by the U.S. administration. 

6 Mar 2015, 12:00 am

Does Hillary really understand that this smoldering scandal is not like the others, that 2015 is not the heyday of the 1990s? 

Heritage Foundation

‘A Strategy Doomed to Failure’: Conservatives Fault GOP Leadership After Homeland Security Funding Fight

Days after President Obama delivered his Nov. 20 speech outlining executive actions on immigration, conservatives pressed Republican leaders to wage a fight while the issue... Read More The post ‘A Strategy Doomed to Failure’: Conservatives Fault GOP Leadership After Homeland Security F

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A new poll shows that Americans don’t believe the economic policies put in place by the government in the wake of the recession have been... Read More The post Poll: Post-Recession Economic Policy Hasn’t Helped Poor, Middle Class appeared first on Daily Signal.
Zachary Burns, a babyfaced redhead, has only been on this earth 19 years, yet he knows enough to want to go back to the good... Read More The post Here are the Issues That Will Win the Hearts of College Kids in 2016 appeared first on Daily Signal.
I’ll be on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday at 10 p.m. EST. One of the topics we will likely discuss is the Obamacare... Read More The post Why We’re Still Talking about Obamacare appeared first on Daily Signal.


Florida City Wages Soviet-Style Crackdown On Churches

A government crackdown on churches has Christians in Lake Worth, Fla., wondering if they live in the United States or the former Soviet Union.

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5 Mar 2015, 11:01 pm

Men continue to be shut out of the job market, even as construction has only trailed hospitality over the last two years in terms of the rate of growth.
Im not reflexively opposed to executive orders and other unilateral actions by the White House. A president and his appointees, after all, have a lot of regulatory authority. But heres the catch. The executive branch has to make at least a semi-plausible case that any given action is consistent with
Benjamin Netanyahu leavened his powerful account of what's really at stake in the nuclear negotiations with Iran with a little history and a little wisdom from the Bible. And why not? The war against the terrorists in the Middle East is a war against evil men peddling a violent perversion of a relig

The Corner

<i> Morning Joe </i> Rejects Hillary Surrogates Offering to Explain Emails: 'We Don't Need Hacks Coming On'

MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosts said they’ve rejected repeated offers from close allies of Hillary Clinton to explain her private email account and server, saying the possible presidential candidate should explain herself and not rely on “hacks.” Hillary’s half-heart

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My post on why Lee-Rubio matters focused not on the substance of the proposal, but rather on the basic political bargain behind it and on how it contrasts with other tax reform proposals that have been embraced on the ideological right. Though I briefly touched on some of its potential politica

6 Mar 2015, 9:06 am

Got restless kids at stuck in the house recovering from snowy activities? Here’s a roundup of links about snow - all kid-friendly. Your Favorite Car Brand Histories, Illustrated With Just the Front Grill. Eerie pictures of the abandoned New York leper colony. These 
What happens to student test scores when super-high-achieving college graduates spend a couple of years teaching in low-income schools? Well, not a whole lot, according to a new random-assignment study from the policy-research group Mathematica. Most NR readers are probably familiar with the Teach

Red State

Big February Jobs Report and Apple is Added to the Dow

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the February jobs report, the story told by the raw numbers and Apple replacing AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The post Big February Jobs Report and Apple is Added to the Dow appeared fi

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The liberals, anarchists, and socialists are all telling us how Obama’s new Internet regulation plan is such a great idea. They say we need to trust government bureaucrats to keep us better off, making the Internet more like the DMV, instead of managed by corporations which are evil because t
Capitol Hill is America's hill, not the Democratic party's. We reserve the right to have our kids slide down on it when it snows. The post WHOSE hill? OUR hill! WHOSE hill? OUR hill! appeared first on RedState.
Welcome back to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Friends! Tonight’s panel features regulars Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Jay Caruso of Pocket Full of Liberty, and guest Brian Faughnan of the LIBRE Initiative. Also, producer Aaron Gar