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23 Apr 2014, 6:21 pm

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(Paul Mirengoff) A new poll by the New York Times has Sen. Mark Pryor 10 points ahead of Rep. Tom Cotton, 46-36. Even with that result, the RCP average (which includes three additional polls taken since February) has Pryor ahead by only 2.2 points. Thus, the Times poll is, by definition, an outlier.

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The American Spectator

Happy Birthday Bill Shakespeare

The greatest writer of English, almost certainly the greatest writer of any language, was born 450 years ago today in John Shakespeare's home on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon. Mother Mary Arden Shakespeare and child did fine. The world is so much the better for this blessed event. William Sh

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President Obama has taken executive power to a new level with his ongoing unilateral rewrites of Obamacare, but the Republicans have had enough. Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers signed a legal brief challenging Obamacare on the grounds of a special Obama-decided provision to allow congressmen and

23 Apr 2014, 9:44 am

Feature of the Day: More High School Grads Decide College Isn’t Worth It Morning Headlines Domestic                                                       &nbs

23 Apr 2014, 5:00 am

As I write this, Chicago Cubs fans are celebrating Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with some Wednesday afternoon baseball. In the eighth inning, the Cubs are beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2.  I don't think Wrigley's centennial is getting the same fanfare as Fenway Park did in 2012 beca

The Federalist

The Real Problem With Rand Paul’s Abortion Comments

Rand Paul says his "personal religious belief" is life begins when it begins. If he wants to convince others about life, he needs to step up his game.

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23 Apr 2014, 11:39 am

If you’re not an economist, you may know inequality of outcome by another term: life.
If Thomas Piketty’s popularity tells us anything, it’s that the economic ideas of the Left have moved to a pretty radical place.
Feminists would be better off teaching girl to just ask for what they want rather than taking McDonald's to so-called Human Rights Commissions.

The Washington Free Beacon

Report: 1.5 Billion Hours of Regulatory Paperwork Added Since 2010

An extra 1.5 billion hours of paperwork are now needed to comply with federal regulations, despite President Barack Obama’s executive order that promised to eliminate “excessively burdensome” rules.

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The new explanatory journalism venture Vox Dot Com has set its sights on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The first page of the entry contained numerous errors. Here you’ll find statements made by Vox followed in brackets by our explanation of what portion of their explanation was inaccurate.
Sen. Mark Pryor was a no-show at the Arkansas Farm Bureau (ARFB) candidate forum on Tuesday, instead sending the influential farmers’ group a three-minute video address in which he accused his Republican opponent of ignoring Arkansas farmers.
Chinese state security agents have detained two labor activists amid one of the country’s largest ever worker strikes, according to reports.

Big Government

Jeopardy Contestants Have Already Forgotten About Herman Cain

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is being advised by a prominent pro-amnesty ally to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, said that he understood and sympathized with people who break the law to enter the United States illegally to take care of their families. Appearing on Your World on Fox News with g
Actress Minnie Driver isn't the only actor to take heat from social media denizens for her physique. People can be cruel, and that's even more true online when celebrities are concerned. So the Good Will Hunting star, fed up with unflattering comments about her own figure, lashed out via, what els
The Los Angeles Times reports that Alberto Flores Ramirez, 36, of San Clemente, California, has been convicted of rape and sexual assault charges triggered in 2012 by convincing two women to undergo “spiritual cleansing” in which he rubbed raw eggs on their naked bodies then raped them

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr

11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

Why Thousands of Americans Gave Up Their Citizenship Status Last Year

Americans have always enjoyed the privilege of living abroad without losing citizenship. Think Hemingway and Fitzgerald decamping to write in Europe after World War I, or Gen. MacArthur spending decades in Asia around World War II. Expatriates remain Americans, and have generally been welcomed back

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The recent announcement that 600 U.S. soldiers from the Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade will be sent to the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as well as Poland, for training exercises is a step in the right direction. While these deployments are symbolically important, the U.
As the Internal Revenue Service grapples with budget cuts, a newly reported audit reveals the federal tax collection agency doled out bonuses and other rewards to more than 2,800 workers who had conduct and tax-evasion issues. The audit—issued March 21 by an IRS watchdog agency, Treasury Insp
About eight out of 10 Republican voters strongly believe marriage should be defined as the union of one man and one woman, a new poll from Wilson Research Strategies finds. The poll, commissioned by the Family Research Council and American Values, was conducted March 18 to 20, just before Brendan &

What You Won't Read in the Papers About the 'Central Park Five'

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is demanding a quick settlement of the lawsuit brought by the five men convicted of one of the most sickening crimes in the city's history: the attack on the Central Park jogger in 1989.

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At universities today, too many students are preoccupied with finding a perch from which they can call themselves afflicted with the malevolent intent of phantom “oppressors.” They seek to gin up conflict and create a permanent state of unrest by reminding themselves and the student bod
Without secure borders America does not and cannot know who is coming in and who is leaving – which would be a significant additional step forward toward addressing the problems the comprehensive immigration proposal has been unable to resolve.
One of the biggest land grabs in American history occurred in 1976, when President Jimmy Carter signed into a law the “Federal Land Policy and Management Act.” That stroke of the pen transferred hundreds of millions of acres of land, located primarily in the western states, into the cont

The Corner

To Incite the Naïve?

Writing from the left (I you don’t believe me, read what he has to say about the death tax), James Galbraith dissects Capital in the Twentieth-First Century, the new confiscation manifesto by Thomas Piketty, and he does so in a way that is not  necessarily to Piketty’s advanta

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Sometimes it seems like you only hear the bad news about the Internal Revenue Service: the targeting of the president’s enemies; the padding of union bosses’ hours. But sometimes the federal tax collector is there to lend a hand. During 26 of the darkest months of the post-recession,
I lay out a scenario.
It begins: “I am puzzled as to why racism is thought to be a terrible thing . . .”  I won’t link to the piece, which appeared on a conservative site today. Back in the ’80s, David Letterman used to make fun of Madonna’s publicity stunts by saying, “I think

Red State

Vincent Sheheen: The Molester’s Lawyer

Isiah Outten supplied drugs and beer to two underage girls. He engaged in sexual acts with one of the girls. For this he was arrested, pled guilty, and was sentenced to ten years in prison. Mr. Outten hired Vincent Sheheen, who negotiated down Outten’s term to 38 days. Outten was arrested 13

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23 Apr 2014, 10:28 am

One of the ephemeral trends in Washington policy circles these days is for members of Congress to craft their own draft plans for tax reforms in anticipation of a wholesale reform effort in the coming years.  It’s good that members are discussing reforming our antiquated and anti-growth
On Monday, with their Southern Strategy in peril after their devastating defeat at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, United Auto Workers bosses abruptly abandoned their attempt at creating a media circus by withdrawing their absurd election objections with the National Labor Relations Board. A short time

23 Apr 2014, 9:00 am

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Robert Zubrin to discuss his new book Merchants of Despair, eugenics and the Left's battle against affordable energy. The post Merchants of Despair appeared first on RedState.