Behind Science Fraud, Chapter 2

26 May 2015, 12:45 am

(Steven Hayward)We’ve been following the story of the apparently fraudulent article in Science about whether people will change their mind about gay marriage after a short conversation with a real live gay person (I guess watching Will & Grace and Modern Family reruns just doesn&rsquo

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26 May 2015, 12:00 am

We live in a world that is foaming at the mouth to catch good people making mistakes and then slander them, destroy their lives and the lives of their own children.  

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But the Mad Men main character's end is more credible than Obama's will be.

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Charles Murray offers a blueprint for an effort to turn back the regulatory state. 

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The American Spectator

From Gateway Drug to VA Medicine

The Senate Appropriations Committee did something last week the Senate has never done; it passed a marijuana reform measure. It was the narrowest of proposals, an amendment co-authored by Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., to a military spending bill that would prohibit the Depa

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25 May 2015, 3:00 am

Do blondes really have more fun? That’s a question often thrown at a serious woman with brainy gray matter under her golden tresses. The popular perception that blondes paid for those tresses with diminished intellectual power remains pervasive in the culture. (You could Google it.) But it&rs
Every few months since President Sisi took office someone at the Washington Post takes Egypt to task for “human rights abuses.” These articles and editorials seem all to be written on the same template, using much of the same material and making the same misleading points. They might ap


24 May 2015, 6:24 am

One of the fun things about being a columnist and radio talk show host has been the increasing interest by publishing companies in sending me new books for me to review or to interview the authors. [Before going further, I'd like to suggest/request that all of you who read this visit http://smile.a

The Federalist

Is It Disrespectful To Celebrate Memorial Day?

It’s perfectly fine to mark Memorial Day with a barbecue. But try not to make that all.

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Tattoos and beards and black leather out in the sun, those veterans are all of us. These are our mounted patron saints, America’s own motorcycle gang, the best of who we are.
Twitter’s wild and wacky world of dad jokes, non sequiturs, and [clenches fist] all that frickin’ rye.
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.

The Washington Free Beacon

Happy Memorial Day

The Washington Free Beacon thanks America’s veterans for all their sacrifice and service to the country. Happy Memorial Day.

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25 May 2015, 4:00 am

Asne Seierstad doesn’t hold anything back in her meticulous study of Anders Breivik, the man who murdered 77 innocent people in Norway’s capital, Oslo, and on Utoya Island in 2011.

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

So the GOP Must Embrace Evil to Survive. Really?

For decades the Democratic Party leadership has been the greatest dispensers of evil in America, hating morality while trashing all things wholesome and good.

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Charles Murray offers a blueprint for an effort to turn back the regulatory state. 


26 May 2015, 12:00 am

Regulatory aficionados (such as Obama, Bloomberg and Johnathan Gruber) believe we’re all too stupid to make everyday decisions on our own.  
Body cameras come with limitations and drawbacks, and as more officers begin wearing these cameras, the public needs to know what to realistically expect.

Heritage Foundation

Here’s the Data to Prove School Choice Is Working

Private school choice initiatives have become increasingly common across the United States. Far from being rare and untested, private school choice policies are an integral part... Read More The post Here’s the Data to Prove School Choice Is Working appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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CHICAGO—While serving as a fellow for the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics this month, I had an opportunity to sit down with former White... Read More The post Exclusive Interview With David Axelrod: What Happened to Bipartisanship Under Obama? appeared first on The Daily S
Should transgender parents be able to adopt? In April, President Obama made it clear he thinks they do. In a presidential proclamation for National Foster... Read More The post I Had a Transgender Parent. Unlike Obama, I Don’t Think Transgender Parents Should Be Able to Adopt. appeared first
SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Every day, the sun sets on the shoreline here, creating beautiful views that tourists from around the world flock to see. To enjoy... Read More The post The People vs. Santa Monica: Inside the Government’s Push to Regulate Short-Term Rental Industry appeared first o

Townhall.com

Wanted--U.S. President. No Experience Necessary.

If America ought to learn anything from the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, its that inexperience may be a handicap, but unpatriotic sentiment is fatal to the body politic.

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"This is a Christian nation," said the Supreme Court in 1892.
Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose.
Martha Mary Coakley, recently hired at the liberal Boston law and lobbying firm Foley Hoag, has come out swinging for mandatory Chip-and-PIN systems for debit and credit cards.

The Corner

A July Wedding

I’m writing you from the Oslo Freedom Forum, in the Norwegian capital. At the previous gathering of the OFF, in October, I interviewed a young woman named Ti-Anna Wang. For a write-up, go here. The daughter of a Chinese couple, Ti-Anna was born and raised in Montreal. At some point, her fath

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25 May 2015, 4:29 pm

“You could have said that yesterday,” a friend wrote on social media, slapping down someone who was inveighing against the alleged racism of an accomplished sports figure who had died a few hours earlier. “You could have said it tomorrow.” Out of respect, we honor the dictu


25 May 2015, 9:37 am

Last week, I had a post about Paul Tsongas, the late Massachusetts senator. When he campaigned against Bill Clinton in the 1992 Democratic presidential primaries, he ran into a problem: He wanted to call Clinton a “pander bear,” but it came out “panda bear.” And when he want
Things don’t turn out the way they are supposed to, do they? The international structures put in place after World War II offer unhappy evidence. The United Nations, for instance, originally utopian in inspiration, on balance does more harm than good. Signed in 1950, the European Convention o

Red State

The Great Democratic Experiment in NYC isn’t working

Noted mayor with communist ties Bill de Blasio, who currently sits upon a throne in New York City is receiving some less than favorable news. And, by less than favorable, I mean his favorability is really low right now. Approval ratings of mayors in the middle of first term: Michael Bloomberg 32% B

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Governor Mike Huckabee is going to kick off our Saturday morning at the RedState Gathering. We are delighted he will be with us. Governor Huckabee has decided to bypass the Iowa Straw Poll altogether as several of the other candidates will also do. Governor Huckabee won the Iowa Caucus in 2008, sur
It takes a good deal of skill and ingenuity to be too over the top for a hardcore liberal icon like Jerry Brown, but then I guess that any group that thinks that it needs to have formal pre- and post-protest protests is probably up to the challenge. The post Oakland protesters upset that they can
I've spilled a good deal of digital ink here on RedState covering some of the worrying signs we're seeing from Russia. The latest one is a law signed into effect by Vladimir Putin on Saturday that gives the Russian government the authority to shutter "undesirable" organizations. From an Associated
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