Giants Squash Pirates in NL Wild Card

2 Oct 2014, 11:20 am

So much for my post-season prediction that the Pittsburgh Pirates would win the World Series. Unlike Tuesday night's AL Wild Card between the A's and Royals, there was little suspense in the NL Wild Card between the Pirates and the San Francisco Giants which the Giants won 8-0. Giants shortstop Bra

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(Paul Mirengoff)Two of the most insightful commentators around — Cliff May and David Frum — worry that America’s fight (such as it is) against ISIS will assist Iran, our deadly enemy. How valid is this concern? There are two main ways in which Iran might benefit from our “war

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A well-known pro-Israel group at Augsburg College in Minneapolis has been denied formal recognition by the school’s student government on grounds that it is “unjust” and a “stigma,” a controversial decision that school administrators say they fully support.

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The American Spectator

Giants Squash Pirates in NL Wild Card

So much for my post-season prediction that the Pittsburgh Pirates would win the World Series. Unlike Tuesday night's AL Wild Card between the A's and Royals, there was little suspense in the NL Wild Card between the Pirates and the San Francisco Giants which the Giants won 8-0. Giants shortstop Bra

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The Federalist

Neil Tyson’s Final Words On His Quote Fabrications: “My bad”

Neil Tyson's second attempt at a fake apology for fabricating quotes is as bad as his first one.

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Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum needed a redesign, but not this kind.


2 Oct 2014, 6:54 am

A new book discusses why America keeps losing the peace and embroiling itself in international war.
Liberals are shocked that pro-gun conservatives and Republicans want to protect the president from gun violence.

The Washington Free Beacon

Pro-Israel Group Rejected by Augsburg College

A well-known pro-Israel group at Augsburg College in Minneapolis has been denied formal recognition by the school’s student government on grounds that it is “unjust” and a “stigma,” a controversial decision that school administrators say they fully support.

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A top Iranian official renewed Tehran's support for "Islamic resistance"--a byword for attacks on Israel, if not the country's destruction--saying that it is a "religious and human duty."


2 Oct 2014, 10:08 am

Tom DeLay has finally gotten away from campaign-finance prosecutors after nearly a decade fighting money laundering and conspiracy charges.
The massive compromise of classified documents to WikiLeaks revealed a cultural divide between Army leaders and soldiers of a largely unpatriotic and valueless millennial generation, according to a recently released Army report.

Big Government

ISIS Behead Ten Kurds, Three Women, in Disputed Area near Turkish Border

This story originally appeared in The Daily Mail. Islamic State fighters beheaded seven men and three women in a Kurdish area of northern Syria, a monitoring group reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said five Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, among them three women, and four Syrian Arabs w

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) believes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has "a real shot" at winning the GOP nomination and presidency if he runs in 2016.  Boehner, in a Monday interview with the Cincinnati.com, said "competence," which is often a buzzword for a "manager," would be the b
HOUSTON, Texas -- Dr. Sanjay Gupta explained the Ebola patient’s condition in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday; they discussed how the recent exposures could have been prevented. When asked by Tapper on the condition of patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. Dr. Sanjay Gupta
MCALLEN, Texas -- Mexican authorities have arrested the leader of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, one of the main cartels that operates in central Mexico. The arrest marks another trophy to the failed administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto who despite capturing or killing several

American Thinker

Two plus Two Equals Five: Media Coverage of Terrorist Attacks

The media goes to extreme lengths to fabricate allegations of Islamaphobia or tea party-related terrorism -- a tendency that has simply gorwn worse under Obama.

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A pushback against the president’s relentless narrative that black people are relentless victims.
The Supreme Court has been relentlessly politicized by the left. So thoroughly politicized that we're not shocked when a notorious Constitution denier demands her thumb stay on the scale even after she retires.


2 Oct 2014, 12:00 am

Maybe it was inevitable that Ebola hit our shores.  But Obama and his CDC didn't have to be so inept and naïve about it.

Heritage Foundation

Wind Farms Getting a Pass on Killing Endangered Bats?

Nothing strikes fear into developers and property owners more than a new critter on the federal list of endangered species. Case in point: The northern long-eared... Read More The post Wind Farms Getting a Pass on Killing Endangered Bats? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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In terms of the direction of China’s economic future, think of Hong Kong as the “canary in the coal mine.” As the protest movement in... Read More The post A Crackdown in Hong Kong Would Signal an End to China’s Economic Miracle appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

New Report: Seniors Bear Brunt of EPA Regulations

Food, heat or medicine? Would you ever want to have to choose? Unfortunately, thats the position newly proposed EPA regulations will put many of seniors in according to a report from the 60 Plus Association.

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1 Oct 2014, 11:01 pm

Remember when bosses were demanding and distant? Remember when your greatest wish was for your supervisor to give you an "attaboy!" or an "attagirl!" or to simply remember your name?
On September 26th, the English Parliament voted to join the U.S.-led bombing of ISIL, at least in Iraq. The news was received with relief by most in the Anglosphere world and throughout Europe. However, very little regard has been paid to the relative benefits and costs.
Chris is a passionate spokesman for American energy independence. As he likes to say, American Oil from American soil.

The Corner

Desperate: Senate Dem Adopts Republican Platform Planks

Senator Mark Pryor (D., Ark.), in an attempt to win reelection against Representative Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) in a state that Mitt Romney carried in 2012, released an ad associating himself with traditionally-Republican priorities.  “I approve this message because I am working to make W

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Iowa “leans Republican,” according to Larry Sabato’s assessment of the Senate race between Representative Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) and Republican state Senator Joni Ernst. “We have long thought that Ernst’s folksiness could pay off here if Democratic attacks on some of
The College Board’s decision to create a new, unprecedentedly detailed, and ideologically-slanted framework for its AP U.S. History (APUSH) Exam has touched off a political and cultural firestorm. I and other critics have charged the College Board with building a strong leftward bias into its
reaches its sorry end. Sean Davis says Tyson acted like a “dishonest politician” when he made up a quote from George W. Bush; that’s certainly how Tyson is acting now in spinning the incident. If I am reading Tyson’s latest comment correctly, he believes that when Bush said

Red State

Mother declines cancer treatment to save baby

Over the past few weeks we’ve posted on the efforts of the pro-abort movement to portray abortion, even in late term, as a difficult, yet noble, act worthy of praise but at the very least an act immune from criticism. Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is one of the most prominent peop

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As we approach Election Day, it’s important for voters to understand not just that Republicans oppose the policies of President Obama and the Democrat Party, but also to know what unifying goals Republicans share and what policies we support. That’s why today I’m unveiling the Pri
A couple of days ago we looked at the exploits of serial fabulist and pop-science impressario Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Sean Davis, writing at The Federalist, took the time to dig into the various anecdotes Tyson lards his lectures with which are designed to make him look smart and those he doesn’
Perhaps the most popular Democrat political gambit for the last 25 years has been to accuse every Republican of being an extremist on abortion. Democrats have had some measure of success at this since the media basically shares their views on abortion, by and large. Even the rare media person who t
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