The Epic Hypocrisy of Tom Steyer

20 Apr 2014, 8:06 pm

(John Hinderaker) Billionaire hedge fund operator and “green” energy magnate Tom Steyer has pledged $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to help Democratic candidates who oppose the Keystone pipeline and who favor “green” energy over fossil fuels. Steyer claims to be a man

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ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant targets in the country.

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(Paul Mirengoff) A new Granite State poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters is out. The poll was conducted for WMUR by the University of New Hampshire. The results can’t be taken too seriously because only 1 percent of those surveyed say they have definitely decided how they wi

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"What's true, is, the decision over the Keystone pipeline is complex, and it's one that has to be examined very carefully."

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The American Spectator

A Fresh Start for Ike

The New York Mets have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.  The Bucs acquired Davis after designating Travis Ishikawa for assignment. Davis’ stats aren’t that much different from Ishikawa's

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Several years ago, in 2007, I wrote an account of my visit to Shanghai which focused, primarily, on the city’s and China’s astounding economic boom, then achieving 11 percent growth in GDP for the third straight quarter. This torrid pace has throttled back a bit to 7.4 percent. I noted
Several years ago, in 2007, I wrote an account of my visit to Shanghai which focused, primarily, on the city’s and China’s astounding economic boom, then achieving 11 percent growth in GDP for the third straight quarter. This torrid pace has throttled back a bit to 7.4 percent. I noted


18 Apr 2014, 11:53 am

“Sorry to bother you, but haven’t we met before? Aren’t you…what’s his name?” “I doubt you’d know my name,” he said. “Nobody does these days.” There was a trace of bitterness in his voice, just enough to prod my curiosity. On the wh

The Federalist

How Not To Fix The Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggested he could fix the Second Amendment with just “five extra words.” He's wrong.

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If you don’t like the taste of liquor then this weekend cocktail isn’t really for you.
Will news of Chelsea Clinton's baby have an impact on the 2016 presidential elections?
It's no surprise the President isn’t more circumspect when touting Obamacare enrollment numbers. But he should be.

The Washington Free Beacon

Air Strikes in Yemen Kill 40 Al Qaeda Militants in Two Days

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant targets in the country.

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran says that a plane which landed in Tehran airport flying the American flag was leased to Ghana's presidential office and carrying a business delegation from the West African nation.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran on Wednesday dismissed as "unacceptable" U.S. government reservations about Tehran's choice of Hamid Abutalebi as its new U.N. ambassador, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Big Government

Does Corruption in California Have Coattails?

Scandal happens.  Larry Craig, Anthony Weiner, Trey Radel, Vance McAllister--and on and on and on. We know what happens to them, but what happens to the 20-30-something staffers who wake up one morning, suddenly out of a job? When the firestorm has died down and the media cycle moves on, what

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A Northern California man (right) survived the avalanche on Mount Everest last Friday that killed at least 13 people.  Contractor Jon Reiter told the Santa Rose Press Democrat that his Sherpa guide saved his life when his first instinct was to take out his camera and film the avalanche. "We w
More bizarre facts about California State Sen. Leland Yee are coming to light, and they range from receiving the severed head of a pig several years ago, to allegedly supporting or creating laws to benefit special interests who supplied him with campaign contributions. Yee, who was suspend
When former Indiana Hoosiers great Cody Zeller took the court for the Charlotte Bobcats, it marked the first time I recall seeing five former College Value Add All-Americans in the same NBA game (see All-Time Value Add database here) and nine players who were in the top 1% of Value Add players. Bo

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

Gosnell Movie Makers Speak at Heritage About Raising Over $1 Million

Gosnell, a movie in the works about notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell, has now raised over $1 million through a crowd funding campaign, making it the largest non-celebrity promoted film  of its kind.  The film’s co-producers, Phelim McAleer and Magdelene Segieda, will s

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In medical care, you have to get the diagnosis correct. But if you want to solve the problem, you’ve also got to get the treatment right. At the Vox website recently, reporter Sarah Kliff posted a blog titled: “Our Health Spending Problem is All About Prices.” That diagnosis is on
As a working woman and mother of four young children, I strongly support fairness in the workplace. And that is why the Paycheck Fairness Act worries me. It would unintentionally harm working women by taking away some of the freedoms and choices we currently enjoy. The Paycheck Fairness Act seeks &
Historically speaking, April 15 has never been a day marked by good fortune. The Titanic sank on that day in 1912 (after striking an iceberg shortly before midnight on April 14). Abraham Lincoln died after being mortally wounded the day before. And, of course, there’s Tax Day. “The inco

Townhall.com

Obamaland: Where Cowboys are Villains and Race-Baiters, Gay Radicals and Marxists are Heroes

Rancher Cliven Bundy looks like he could still be in a heap of trouble for having thoroughly ticked off Fedzilla and the Keebler elf himself, Harry Reid.

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To challenge the monster is to challenge the way of life of many who have long ago made peace with (in some cases) or cozied up with (all too often) the beast.
Criminals are generally despised, and cops are not universally beloved. But one participant in the criminal justice system has no enemies: victims of crime. They're the Sara Lee of American politics. Everybody doesn't like someone, but nobody doesn't like victims.


19 Apr 2014, 11:01 pm

In the "Star Trek" movies, San Francisco serves as headquarters of Starfleet Command. This cracks me up to no end, as I cannot imagine the Board of Supervisors approving construction of Starfleet Academy or the oddly shaped high-rises you see in the background.

The Corner

George Will: 'The Debate Is Over' Is Obama's Mantra

Washington Post columnist George Will said Sunday that the Obama administration has a habit of shouting down debate on matters that are not going President Obama’s way. Will made the observation in response to the president’s push to persuade voters and media that Obamacare is workin

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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens supports gutting the Second Amendment in order to remove any limit on government infringements on the right of self-defense. In his new book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, Stevens — who generally favored maximu
The spokesman for the Republican National Committee wants Democrats to follow President Obama’s longstanding advice and talk about health care. “It’s clear that Obamacare is still the number one, number two and number three issue going into this election,” Sean Spicer, co


20 Apr 2014, 9:07 am

In a piece for The New York Review of Books, the Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin highlights the key failure of post-Soviet Russia—the failure that has spawned so much more failure—the failure to stage a real reckoning with the communist past: In the course of three days in August 1991

Red State

The Good Friday Show

At 4:00 pm ET, I will start my annual Good Friday radio show. This is a show a lot of RedState readers have tuned in to over the years. You can listen live here and later will be able to get a download of the show. You can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK as well if you’d like to participate. The sh

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One of the marks of a civil society is the relegation of political disputes to the political realm and not criminalize disagreements. This has historically been the downfall of third world countries as they attempt to move from totalitarianism or despotism to a more democratic form of government. I
And Jimmy entered the temple and invited in all who sold and bought in the temple, and he set up the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of politics,’ but you make it a den of rich
  Nine years ago the US Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by noted Second Amendment authority John Paul Stevens, eviscerated the “takings” clause of the Fifth Amendment. That decision, Kelo v. City of New London, essentially eliminated property rights so long as someone more po
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