Oil, Oil, Toil and Trouble (Update 4)

21 Dec 2014, 10:13 am

(Steven Hayward)There’s a mountain of economic research that suggests predatory pricing, the alleged sin of Standard Oil way back in the Rockefeller “robber baron” days more than a century ago, really doesn’t work, as the predator won’t recoup monopoly gains to make up

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"First you must resign"

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Sony Pictures legal counsel David Boies said President Obama’s response to North Korea’s cyber attack should have been carried out earlier and without the “blame the victim” aspect. On Friday, Obama said he thought Sony “made a mistake” in deciding to pull The In

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Ineffective, divisive, destructive, not needed

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The American Spectator

Two NYPD Officers Killed in Ambush - UPDATED

Here is part of what I wrote earlier this month following the decision of the grand jury in Staten Island not to indict Officer Steven Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner:   However, what concerns me is the increasing public perception, right or wrong, that the police are above the l

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For a moment there, it looked like the Matt Kemp wouldn't go through when a physical revealed he had arthritic hips.  But arthritic hips or not, Kemp is now a Padre and so is Will Myers and Justin Upton who were acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves, respectively.  Now t
My wife and I were flown to Melbourne for me to receive half of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s $80,000 Prize for History for my book Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II. The hotel we were put up at, on the south bank of the Yarra River, wa


19 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

Enemy of the Day, Day 2, builds on Day 1, as yesterday’s laureate, Virginia House Del. Joseph Morrissey, sex offender, seems to bow to pressure and resigns his seat — only to make his resignation effective January 13, which is the date of a special election already announced for his sea

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

David Boies: Obama Response to North Korea Cyber Attack Was Too Late and ‘Blamed The Victim’

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This biography, apparently the first ever published about a female Mossad agent, starts out as a derring-do tale of a beautiful and dedicated young woman prepared to operate behind enemy lines, whatever the risk. Sylvia Rafael, however, become trapped behind her own lines—bereft of love and f
Four more detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility were released from the prison and sent to Afghanistan, according to an announcement made by the Pentagon on Saturday.
Iranian-American human rights activist and journalist Lisa Daftari blasted the Beverly Hills Hotel last week while accepting an award at a gala being hosted in the controversial hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who has come under fierce criticism for imposing Sharia law in his country and oppres

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

The Torrents in Torrance

A member of Congress really should know what he's talking about before he decides to write on a topic – in this case, climate alarmism.

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Two darlings of Europe and (liberal) America – two destroyers of human rights.
Maybe if we were more sensible, we would realize that it is the stereotypes themselves that make racial diversity actually diverse.


21 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

Evil people commit evil because they enjoy committing evil, and their “grievances” are rationalizations that only the gullible -- or cynically opportunistic -- court.

Heritage Foundation

The Reasons Behind Obama’s Failures

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.

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Lawmakers already are talking about reauthorizing No Child Left Behind — the George W. Bush-era education initiative. “I’d like to have the president’s signature on... Read More The post How to Reform No Child Left Behind appeared first on Daily Signal.
MONTICELLO, Minn. — Supporters of solar power say the future is bright in Minnesota, thanks to a slew of subsidies toward requiring big utilities to generate 1.5... Read More The post Timeout! Minnesota City Passes Moratorium on Solar Power appeared first on Daily Signal.
LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Nebraska has been dinged by the state auditor for allowing employees to spend nearly $96,000 on 20 first-class flights... Read More The post State-Run University Spent $96,000 on First-Class Airline Tickets appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Green Mountain State Going Red?

Looking over the final voter tallies, the winners and losers for state and federal offices, there remains one undecided gubernatorial contest: Vermont.

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Perhaps it was Al Gore who popularized the term inconvenient truth. Although his truth is disputable at best, it is a fact that real truth is often poorly received by the populous.


20 Dec 2014, 11:01 pm

The needle already was in the haystack. That essentially is the message embedded in the Democrats' Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on CIA interrogations and detentions, approved without a single Republican vote and released by committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein of California.
This is a powerful piece by Donald Joy, that originally appeared on my website ClashDaily.com, about the brutal murder/burning of Jessica Chambers. I decided to run it in place of my column because this case seems to have escaped the notice of Lame Stream Media, Al Sharpton and Eric Holder.

The Corner

Rogers: Intelligence Community Was Ready to Respond to North Korea Hack Attack, Didn't Get Decision from Obama

Representative Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said the intelligence community is ready to respond to the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment by hackers that had the support of North Korea. “Our intelligence services, the folks who would be respon

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The Post reports that a third NYPD officer was nearly killed by a gunman on Saturday: A third cop narrowly escaped with his life Saturday night when a suspect pointed a gun directly at the officer’s head and pulled the trigger in The Bronx — not realizing it was empty. Cops went to E
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21 Dec 2014, 12:49 am

The perpetrator alone bears responsibility for this evil act. We will learn more about him soon enough, but he was boasting of how he was going to kill police officers to avenge the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, which were, of course, widely and falsely portrayed as racist executions. He

Red State

Obama sends 1,000 paratroopers to Iraq to provide advice

Despite his repeated assertions that there will be no new US ground involvement in Iraq, Obama has definitely entered slippery slope territory. About 1,000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq in late January, the Defense Department announced Friday. The soldiers from 3r

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The police have been in the news a lot lately, but whatever one’s opinion of them, there is no justification for this. News outlets are reporting that two Brooklyn police officers have been shot dead in an execution style shooting. Some stories have reported that only one was killed, but both
It’s not often a Tech at Night issue gets wide play on the Internet, but this one has. North Korean attackers broke into Sony systems in the US (Sony being a Japanese firm but Sony Pictures Studios being a major US-based movie studio, at the old Paramount lot) in order to intimidate them into
Dear God but this man is unaware of the universe. (2:45, if it doesn’t work) Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they’d start doing if they see a documentary that they don’t like… Actually, we don’t have to
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