Chris Pratt’s Pre-Emptive Apology

23 May 2015, 10:56 am

(Steven Hayward)I haven’t really followed the acting career of Chris Pratt very closely, though I did enjoy him as the lead in the surprisingly effective Guardians of the Galaxy last year. He’s in the upcoming Jurassic World, and he’s posted on Facebook a “pre-emptive”

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“I’m sure it’s a great revenue raiser.”

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What, at this point, does it matter?

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23 May 2015, 7:38 am

(Scott Johnson)President Theodore Roosevelt’s preferred diplomatic approach was to “speak softly and carry a big stick.” President Obama, by contrast, speaks falsely and carries a big shtick. Yesterday he carried his shtick to the Adas Israel congregation in Washington, DC. Obama h

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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

He Was a GOP Congressman for 14 Years, Then Went to Work for Obama. Ray LaHood’s Take on Politics.

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

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As we roll into Memorial Day weekend, commemorating America’s fallen service members—but really all our troops—you can’t help but feel a sense of pride about... Read More The post A Big Win: Army’s Delta Force Killed Islamic State’s Top Money Man appeared first o
Say you got a recall notice for your car. You’d naturally be alarmed, especially after reading that the problem involved Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard... Read More The post Should Cars Be Recalled Over Peeling Labels? Looking at How Regulations Affect Our Lives. appeared first on The
For much of the last century, Latin America has seldom been a major focus for U.S. foreign policy. Yet President Obama’s controversial Cuba policy appears... Read More The post 5 Steps the Next President Could Take to Boost Our Relationship With Latin America appeared first on The Daily Signa

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

Congress is Investigating Asylum Seekers with Terror Ties

Last year, I discussed how the United States should be among the countries offering asylum to Iraqi Christians. The same can also be said about Christians in all territories currently under the Islamic State's control. However, our offer of asylum should not come without attempting to weed out thos

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[caption id="attachment_219510" align="alignleft" width="620"] The Costs Have FLown Sky-High SInce Obamacare Passed.[/caption] In a really unexpected piece of amazingly unpredictable economic data, we learn the following about the Health Insurance markets nationwide. In New Mexico, market leader He
Part of the USA PATRIOT act ensured NSA could check up on conversations foreigners were having, that involved data passing into America, by going to the FISA courts and getting a warrant. After 9/11, when terrorist cells came here and murdered many Americans, we understood the need for that. Well,
The Obama administration has three tried and true ways of dealing with crises. First, they blame others. Now seven years into his regime of shame, Obama is still trying to blame George Bush for everything. Second, they gaslight, that is they tell you against all evidence that something is working.
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