Happy Memorial Day To Me!

23 May 2015, 8:53 pm

(John Hinderaker)Memorial Day is a holiday set aside to honor those who have died in America’s wars. Every year, many millions of Americans celebrate the day appropriately. At the same time, Memorial Day is also commonly seen as the beginning of summer. For lots of Americans, the day has no hi

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23 May 2015, 7:31 pm

Surveillance.

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Climb every mountain

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Byron York After Friday's release of Hillary Clinton's secret emails related to Libya, the Wall Street Journal ran a story headlined, "Emails Show Clinton Was Warned Over Security in Benghazi Ahead of Attack. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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The American Spectator

A Methodist Boycott of the Holocaust Museum?

Recently a longtime United Methodist official, lamenting that Israel’s Independence Day obscured the Palestinian “Nakba” or catastrophe, urged boycotting the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. until the Palestinians have their own Holocaust museum. Here’s the quote from Ja

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Recently a longtime United Methodist official, lamenting that Israel’s Independence Day obscured the Palestinian “Nakba” or catastrophe, urged boycotting the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. until the Palestinians have their own Holocaust museum. Here’s the quote from Ja
This time last year for The American Spectator, I wrote about the five Bailey brothers of World War II: Dick, Jim, Fonnie, John, and Fred. They were from Western Pennsylvania, my neck of the woods. All served in World War II. We’ve all heard of the Ryan brothers in “Saving Private Ryan&
Following the Alberta NDP's election victory one of their new MLAs Deborah Drever, 26, got into hot water for her social media activity namely giving the finger to the Canadian flag. She also drew heat for posing with a pro-marijuana t-shirt and drinking with her friends. I did not object to t

The Federalist

This Week In Weird Twitter, Volume 1

Twitter’s wild and wacky world of dad jokes, non sequiturs, and [clenches fist] all that frickin’ rye.

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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.
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.’

The Washington Free Beacon

Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell Launches ‘Team Never Quit’ Ammo

Former Navy SEAL and Lone Survivor author Marcus Luttrell has put his name on a line of ammunition.

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23 May 2015, 4:00 am

You have to start by clearing away the necessary caveats. The 84-year-old Edna O’Brien writes like an angel. Despite her regular publication in such outlets as the New Yorker, she is less of a star in the United States than in Great Britain, where she remains a fêted, glamorous figure.
Rick Perry's June event in Addison, Texas, where he's expected to announce his candidacy for president, will feature a number of retired and current Navy SEALs according to a invite to the event. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose autobiography inspired the 2014 film Lone Survivor, will attend
Congress is demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) release documents detailing how many foreigners seeking asylum in the United States have been found to have ties to terror groups, according to a recent letter sent to the agency by leading lawmakers. The letter comes on the heel

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

Is Obama as naive about Iran as he claims to be?

It can hardly be possible.  There's just too much history here.

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Trying to prevent the hijacking of America, Pamela Geller violates the Conditions of Umar
Merchants of Doubt does indeed succeed at telling a tale in an attention-keeping way. People who accept its assertions without question say they have all the information they need to justify animosity against cimate skeptics.
What do we have to show for 50 years and $22 trillion?

Heritage Foundation

Oil Spill Was Bad, but It Is No Reason to Abandon Petroleum

No doubt, the recent oil pipeline spill in California is a real mess, but it isn’t the end of the world or a reason to... Read More The post Oil Spill Was Bad, but It Is No Reason to Abandon Petroleum appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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KYIV, Ukraine—Prisoner abuse, including torture and summary execution, is a daily occurrence on the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, reflecting a brutal, ongoing conflict in which... Read More The post Report Details Widespread Prisoner Abuse, Torture in Ukraine Conflict appeared first on The
The Senate passed trade legislation and blocked a bill that would curb the federal government’s bulk collection of phone records before leaving town on a... Read More The post Trade Deal Passes, Bill to Restrict NSA ‘Spying’ Program Fails: Here’s What the Senate Did Before S
While doing a fellowship at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, I sat down for a chat with Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman... Read More The post He Was a GOP Congressman for 14 Years, Then Went to Work for Obama. Ray LaHood’s Take on Politics. appeared first o

Townhall.com

EPA Plan to Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock

The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public - but it looks like it was just one five-page comment from the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) that sent EPA scrambling back to the drawing board.

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A new Pew Research Center poll shows that America is unhappy with the GOP led Congress. In fact, Americans are disgusted as Republican congressional leaders only registered a 22% overall approval rating.
The managing editor of the landmark bastion of conservative thought has sadly evolved to the wrong side of its founder's history.
So, what does it take to make a Ronda Rousey?

The Corner

Hillary Discussed Highly Sensitive Information, Now Classified “Secret,” on Her Private Email – as We Predicted …

Well, you heard it here first. Today, the State Department released Benghazi-related email from the private server and one of the (at least) two private email accounts on which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conducted official business – recklessly and in violation of laws and gui

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22 May 2015, 5:11 pm

Jay and Andrew, ISIS has other similarities with Lenin’s crowd, as well. Like the radical revolutionaries of 1917, they know that shaping public opinion is a crucial element in victory. They use the slickest (if also, perhaps, most horrifying) propaganda videos since Leni Riefenstahl. Back i
After you read Mark Regnerus on that fabricated gay-marriage “study,” click over to The Weekly Standard, where Andrew Ferguson makes an excellent point about the same: You can’t help but suspect that had such a questionable piece of work produced a result unflattering to the cau


22 May 2015, 3:42 pm

I am a big fan of Chevron, and not only because it’s an NR advertiser: In a world where corporations get weak-kneed and pay ransom when threatened by a liberal / leftist shakedown, the oil giant has taken the different road. As we have reported many times, a concocted and well-funded leg

Red State

The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.

Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this - "One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama's tenure in office" - has always been properly appreciated by me.  I no

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I can't think of anything that better represents the utter selfish, self-absorbed, callous, and cavalier reign of Obama than this tweet from the DNC. On a weekend that commemorates America's war dead, the best image Obama can come up with is him licking an ice cream cone. What a man. When I grow up
One of the things the left has been on the hunt for is conservative terrorists. They thought they'd hit the jackpot back in February when Craig Kirby gunned down some Muslims. Unfortunately, he turned out to be an atheist, a fan of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and a promoter of homosexual marriage. The Dep
For a weekend open thread, I give you more evidence of the sad state of both media reporting and education in America. Doubtless, most RedState Contributors and readers would love to see [mc_name name='Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)' chamber='house' mcid='B000589' ] resign the Speakership, but among his
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