Zander Hollander, R.I.P.

16 Apr 2014, 11:11 am

Sports journalist and archivist Zander Hollander passed away on Friday of Alzheimer’s. He was 91. Those of you who put up with my numerous articles and blog posts on baseball can blame Hollander. The very first baseball book I read was Hollander’s The Complete Handbook of Baseball &mdas

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(Paul Mirengoff) High among the list of Obamacare’s most embarrassing failures is the fact that it will not meet its stated purpose of reducing to a low level the number of Americans who lack health insurance. This goal was the justification for the massive disruption of the health care system

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Retired General Jack Keane fired back at the Obama administration for saying that Al Qaeda is on the run and argued that the newly released Al Qaeda video is proof of the terror group’s “confidence.” “Clearly, we have not seen anything quite like this except going back to pr

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The American Spectator

Zander Hollander, R.I.P.

Sports journalist and archivist Zander Hollander passed away on Friday of Alzheimer’s. He was 91. Those of you who put up with my numerous articles and blog posts on baseball can blame Hollander. The very first baseball book I read was Hollander’s The Complete Handbook of Baseball &mdas

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16 Apr 2014, 9:10 am

Feature of the Day: Why Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide? Morning Headlines Domestic                                                          


16 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

By the time you read this, nearly 90 percent of American adults will have filed their income tax returns for the 2013 tax year. And I will have finished drinking a glass of truly tremendous bourbon; 130 proof seems appropriate to numb the pain. A big check to the state, and a much bigger one to the
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The Federalist

The Federalist Debate: Pullman vs. Petrilli On Common Core

Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute and Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute debate Common Core.

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The Washington Free Beacon

Keane: New Al Qaeda Video Shows ‘Confidence’

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Big Government

Rubio Want To Send "Lethal" Aid to Ukraine

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline a SHE-PAC rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 27th for conservative Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who has taken a two-point lead over a liberal Republican businessman who had been leading before Palin endorsed Ernst.  The rally at the Hy-V
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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

President Obama’s Bogus Voting Rights Claims

Last Friday, in a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference, President Obama proudly announced that the Justice Department had taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009. The problem with that claim is that, since 2009, the Justice Department has taken on only 39 v

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After the bombing shattered the Boston Marathon last year, hundreds of runners left their shoes behind in a spontaneous memorial. Many wrote messages on them. Those are now part of an exhibit at the Boston Public Library—but thousands of people added pairs of their own running shoes to an out
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Townhall.com

Johnson-Crapo Signals the Triumphant Return of Barney Frank to Washington

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On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama triumphantly announced that 7.1 million Americans had selected a health insurance plan through Obamacare. In doing so, he nastily labeled his political opposition uncaring and unfeeling.
It's no secret that the Republican Party has for some time been coping with a multifaceted identity crisis. With the election of Barack Obama, the fallout from the 2008 economic collapse, the emergence of the Tea Party, unrest among social conservatives, and a Congressional era marked by deep intra-


15 Apr 2014, 11:01 pm

Holder's hypocrisy is stunning given that he once famously chastised Americans as being "cowards" for not talking openly about race. Who's the coward now?

The Corner

Fund: Government Using Taxpayers To Cover Deficit

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In the New York Times, Thomas Edsall takes up an interesting question–why has opposition to abortion endured while opposition to same-sex marriage has waned–and answered it in the most thoughtless possible way. “In an effort to explore the politics of abortion rights I contacted a
In the latest round of the Peter King–Rand Paul squabble, the New York congressman doubted the Kentucky senator’s interest, or even ability, to have a reasonable debate on the issue of national security. On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, King accused Paul of “expedience pa


16 Apr 2014, 8:05 am

In Impromptus today, I conclude my series “Blown Out,” on the “overamplification of American life.” There are many interesting or smile-making e-mails to share. I think I’ll publish a few today or tomorrow, starting with this, a minor classic: Possibly the only weddi

Red State

Democrats Showing Flopsweat In Arizona Races

Polls show pretty clearly that there’s at least one part of the Democratic coalition that’s deeply unhappy with the Obama Administration so far: Hispanic voters. Many voted for Barack Obama because they expected he would deliver on immigration reform, economic growth, and cheaper, bette

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One must admire the Obama Administration’s willingness to use every tool at its disposal to win an argument. They are now changing the way the census records healthcare data to wipe out any qualms about Obamacare. The Federalist has a good background on what is happening, but it is not just t
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