Obama Golfing Buddy Personifies Ex-Im Bank’s Problems

21 Aug 2014, 4:00 am

As economists and policy wonks debate the merits of U.S. export financing, critics of one controversial program are warning of more subtle consequences exemplified, they say, by one of the president’s golfing buddies.

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21 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Tampa Democrat Charlie Crist wants to be governor of Florida. He says global warming/climate change is one of the most important issues facing the state and the nation. He promises drastic action to cut greenhouse gas emissions if he is elected in November. He’s wrong about this. The actions

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21 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

By the dawn’s early light, as they say, there’s the too frequent news in the morning about those who didn’t make it through the perilous night. Drug overdose deaths, for example, in Allegheny County (a county containing Pittsburgh and surrounding suburbs and rural areas in southwe

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The Constitution lives. Even as the news is brutal — it instructs for those willing to pay attention. American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by ISIS. And an American teenager named Michael Brown was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson. In the case o

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The American Spectator

Climate Dodge Ball

Tampa Democrat Charlie Crist wants to be governor of Florida. He says global warming/climate change is one of the most important issues facing the state and the nation. He promises drastic action to cut greenhouse gas emissions if he is elected in November. He’s wrong about this. The actions

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21 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

By the dawn’s early light, as they say, there’s the too frequent news in the morning about those who didn’t make it through the perilous night. Drug overdose deaths, for example, in Allegheny County (a county containing Pittsburgh and surrounding suburbs and rural areas in southwe
The Constitution lives. Even as the news is brutal — it instructs for those willing to pay attention. American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by ISIS. And an American teenager named Michael Brown was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson. In the case o
American photojournalist James Wright Foley was beheaded yesterday by the ISIS. Foley had been missing since November 2012. ISIS stated it beheadd Foley because of the Obama Administration's recent decision to conduct airstrikes in Iraq due to ISIS' genocidal actions against the Yazidis. They have

The Federalist

Three Problems With President Obama’s Statement On ISIS

President Obama's statement on ISIS didn't tell us what the plan is, but it also suggested the administration misunderstands human nature.

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I’d hate to live in a world where religion dictates how we view science about as much I’d hate to live in a world where science is mistaken for morality.
You won’t believe how intimate state government gets with little kids’ lives.
For this 'libertarian moment' to last, we need young people to understand that virtue is essential to protecting liberty over the long term.

The Washington Free Beacon

Obama Golfing Buddy Personifies Ex-Im Bank’s Problems

As economists and policy wonks debate the merits of U.S. export financing, critics of one controversial program are warning of more subtle consequences exemplified, they say, by one of the president’s golfing buddies.

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WASHINGTON/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria and exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover the captives were not there, officials said on Wednesday.

Big Government

Spanish Govt Criticised for Anti-Rape Advice: 'Close Your Curtains at Night'

The Spanish Government has been criticised for releasing "rape prevention advice" for women that included suggestions such as closing the curtains at night and carrying a whistle.  The Local reports that critics took to Twitter to label the Interior Ministry as “retrograde”,

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Has your wife ever complained that you don't pay her enough attention? Ever heard the cry, "Why don't you buy me nice things any more?" Does your beloved sometimes whinge when you put your foot down about her lacklustre cleaning, despite the fact that it's all she contributes to the household? Bad
How 'bout them Cowboys?  Forbes released its annual valuation of all 32 NFL franchises. While Jerry Jones's team remains mired in mediocrity on the field, it plays as the envy of the NFL off of the field. The magazine estimates the franchise's value at $3.2 billion. That's $600 million more t
The Sports Illustrated cover jinx is real. It's science.  Mo'Ne Davis allowed three runs in 2 1/3 innings as her Philadelphia team fell to Las Vegas in the Little League World Series Wednesday night. She struck out six. Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan homered for the Nevada team in the 8-1

American Thinker

Ferguson and Eric Holder's Violent Past

It’s by no means clear that the nation's chief law enforcement officer has always articulated his views in ways that are lawful.

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Black thug culture, murder under the Golden Arches, and a $27 million negligence verdict
An ironic twist of fate. 


21 Aug 2014, 12:00 am

I was once a military police officer.  It's amazing how the definition of "unarmed" changes when perps are very interested in not being detained.

Heritage Foundation

How the West Can Stop Terrorists From Attracting More Recruits Like Jihadist Who Beheaded Foley

American photojournalist James Foley was beheaded by a member of the Islamic State, his death shown in a YouTube video released on Tuesday. Foley’s executioner... Read More The post How the West Can Stop Terrorists From Attracting More Recruits Like Jihadist Who Beheaded Foley appeared first

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Fifteen Members of Congress have come together to urge the Federal Reserve to further restrict its emergency lending authority, something the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act failed... Read More The post Bipartisan Group Calls for Further Fed Restrictions appeared first on Daily Signal.
Bill Burton, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress Action Fund, not only attacked Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., in print recently for bashing... Read More The post EPA’s Climate Plan is Flawed, Not Heritage Analysis appeared first on Daily Signal.
Despite the recent news that the Medicare Part A trust fund is projected to remain solvent for four more years than previously projected, it is... Read More The post Medicare Still Needs Reform — Soon appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Retirees and Public Pensions Pay for Democrat Promises

Dont forget what John Maynard Keynes pointed out when advocating for increased government spending: In the long run, were all dead. Of course, he never said wed be able to afford the coffin.

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We live in a culture that is all about me, me, me. Take a stroll through the mall on any given day and you will see children whining when they cant have the latest toy or video game, while discouraged parents shrug their shoulders and give in. Hang around any retail store and it may seem like the Gi
Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly.


20 Aug 2014, 11:01 pm

While we might like to think that voters research the issues, review the candidates, and then vote for the candidate that best reflects their views; the reality, based on political science research, is much different.

The Corner

'We Prefer to be Killed Rather than Convert'

Last weekend, Pope Francis went to Korea and remembered the lives of 124 martyrs — men and women beheaded in 1791 for refusing to submit to mandated Confucian rituals. In Rome yesterday he reflected on the visit: “The Republic of Korea,” said Pope Francis, “is a country t

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20 Aug 2014, 8:20 pm

The student newspaper at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia will no longer call itself the Bullet because, well, you know. Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix has the story.
The Obama administration revealed tonight that it ordered a U.S. military operation in Syria earlier this year to attempt to rescue James Foley, the American journalist whose beheading was broadcast yesterday by the Islamic State, and other American hostages. The raid was conducted by a
Since nobody’s focused on the good news out of Ferguson, Missouri, here’s something to keep in mind, from a previous period of U.S. street violence involving race and police use of force: By this point in the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, 53 people were dead, thousands were injured, and b

Red State

Ferguson, MO and Our Neighbors’ Love

I am a thirty-nine year old white male in suburbia. When I hear of an altercation between an eighteen year old black male and a police officer, my natural inclination is to take the side of the police. For that matter, if I hear it is an eighteen year old white kid, Asian kid, Hispanic kid, or pret

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You know, we hear a lot of guff from the American Left about how insular rural areas of Red States can be.  But I gotta tell you: speaking as a transplanted Northeasterner, listen to some of those progressives in Vermont and it’s like you’re in a time warp back
While it is far too early to write an obituary in Topeka, conservatives must acknowledge the reality that Governor Sam Brownback is fighting for his political life right now in Kansas.  The RCP average has him trailing by 2.8%, with even GOP-leaning polling firm Rasmussen Reports showing Brown
Via NYMag comes some pretty shocking video from Ferguson last night. By all media accounts, last night was the first night of relative calm in several days and the crowd had settled in to peaceful protest. In the middle of this comes two astonishing videos of a police officer (I cannot tell which d
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