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20 Dec 2014, 6:14 am

(Scott Johnson)Iowahawk took to Twitter yesterday to comment on President Obama’s after-the-fact advice to Sony in the matter of The Interview. As is his wont, Obama affected the position of an innocent bystander. Even without the relevant history I found Obama’s pose somewhere beyond cr

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(Steven Hayward)Okay, so when the Obama Administration says it is seeking a “proportionate” response to the North Korean hack of Sony, we know that is a euphemism for “weak response.”  Wouldn’t want to upset our new friends, the Castros down on Cuba, who we know ar

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A while back, during one of Barnes and Noble’s frequent half-off Criterion Collection sales, a friend on social media snarked, “half off a DVD, or still way more than the cost of a subscription to Hulu, where you can stream every Criterion disc.” The joke, like much great humor, w

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When the horror cult classic Faces of Death (1978) was first released on video, the cassette cover came with a warning: “This feature contains graphic depictions of autopsies, dismemberment, physical cruelty, human combustion and electrocution. It should not be viewed by children, the elderly

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The American Spectator

Not So Fast: Members of Cuba’s Opposition Respond

President Obama’s speech Wednesday signaling his intention to normalize relations with Cuba (including, eventually, lifting the trade embargo) has prompted many passionate responses from Americans. But Obama's speech — in which he also announced that Alan Gross, an American contrac

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We shall, no doubt, be hearing details about the economics of the Cuba embargo in the weeks or months to come, as Congress takes up the matter. To lift or not to lift, that is the crux of the thing. My position is that you should not jump to conclusions on a policy issue until you know the facts. H


19 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

Christmas came early for Communist dictators. Kim Jong-Un, a fan of Friday the 13th, The Godfather, and Rambo, nevertheless succeeded in reviving the Hays Code this week. Instead of forbidding the pornographic violence of his favorite films, the tyrant banned a film that showcased the pornographic
My wife and I were flown to Melbourne for me to receive half of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s $80,000 Prize for History for my book Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II. The hotel we were put up at, on the south bank of the Yarra River, wa

The Federalist

5 Shocking Facts Revealed By E-mails Between UVA And Rolling Stone

The most revealing information in the e-mails is what isn't in them. Apparently Rolling Stone had zero interest in confirming the facts of Jackie's story.

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The University of Virginia just released 104 pages worth of correspondence between it and Rolling Stone. Read all the e-mails here.
Our nation’s first president had some direct things to say about torture, but its use in his time was different than its use today.
Death has become quite the creative enterprise, full of entrepreneurs eager to Americanize death and cash in on your corp$e. It’s time to reclaim a more humane way.

The Washington Free Beacon

Review: ‘Criterion Designs’

A while back, during one of Barnes and Noble’s frequent half-off Criterion Collection sales, a friend on social media snarked, “half off a DVD, or still way more than the cost of a subscription to Hulu, where you can stream every Criterion disc.” The joke, like much great humor, w

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When the horror cult classic Faces of Death (1978) was first released on video, the cassette cover came with a warning: “This feature contains graphic depictions of autopsies, dismemberment, physical cruelty, human combustion and electrocution. It should not be viewed by children, the elderly
The federal government issued a warning Friday about additional cyber attacks using the malicious software from the Sony Pictures cyber attack.
Russian strategic bombers conducted a third circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam last week as other bombers flew close to Alaska and Europe, defense officials said. Two Tu-95 Bear H bombers made the flight around Guam, a key U.S. military hub in the western Pacific, on Dec. 13. No U.

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

Hamas Benefits from Absurd Judicial Decision

The General Court of the European Union has decided that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.

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Nothing is more unattractive than superior uber-fastidious self-righteousness, especially when you stack it up against self-less devotion to duty and nation that we find in our military and investigative institutions
An unsavory connection that will not endear the man to Republican primary voters.  


20 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

Software is designed and written by people.  And we know that people can be less than objective, can have personal agendas.

Heritage Foundation

If Obama Wants More Solar Energy, Why Is He Making It So Expensive?

President Obama has made it quite clear he wants to see more renewable energy in the United States. Then why is his administration making it... Read More The post If Obama Wants More Solar Energy, Why Is He Making It So Expensive? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Before hopping on a plane to Lima last Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a key speech on Latin America in which he again... Read More The post Why Did John Kerry Just Apologize for America? appeared first on Daily Signal.
Michael Romanchock recently got let go. But he was not “downsized.” His employer had no issues with his performance. Romanchock got fired for not paying... Read More The post This Man Lost His Job Because He Wouldn’t Pay Union Dues appeared first on Daily Signal.
Whoa! Sure, we should be thrilled the Cubans have released American Alan Gross, but Team Obama’s plan to normalize diplomatic relations with the Castro regime... Read More The post We Shouldn’t Legitimize the Castros and Establish Diplomatic Relations with Cuba appeared first on Daily S

Townhall.com

The Best-Ever Argument for Federalism

Im a big fan of federalism for both policy and political reasons. Returning programs to the states is the best way of dealing with counterproductive income-redistribution policies such as welfare, Medicaid, and food stamps.

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So this is a good time to ask: What does the Democratic Party stand for? And if the answer is: liberalism, what does it mean to be a liberal? Or if you prefer, what does it mean to be a progressive?
Many black Americans would like to thank you for raising awareness about issues of race and prejudice, and the challenges they bring to our culture. So, if you don't mind, let's finish this conversation by addressing the hard issues about race that have been avoided for far too long.
I think Stephen Colbert is very funny. Ive watched him for over a decade. But he is a partisan and a statist.

The Corner

Krauthammer: Liberalization Hasn't Worked in Vietnam or China, Won't Work in Cuba

Economic liberalization has not changed the politics of Vietnam or China, and it’s not going to change much in Cuba, either, says Charles Krauthammer. “In the early days of the Cold War, the very early days, there was a semi-tongue-in-cheek proposal that, instead of having bombs

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just charged several dozen McDonalds franchises with unfair labor practices. In an unusual move, the NLRB also charged McDonalds Corp. as a co-defendant with its franchisees. As I wrote in August, these charges are part of a larger push by unions to curtail
The Obama administration is apparently considering putting North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, in response to its attack on Sony Pictures’ computer system and threats against movie theaters showing the now-canceled film The Interview. The truth is, it never shoul
Andrew, about that senatorial Twitter melee: I am willing to entertain the possibility that Rand Paul supports rolling back the Cuban embargo as a matter of principle — “peace through commerce,” etc., as he wrote — and that his conscience demanded that he publicly plant his

Red State

Tech at Night: This is why we need the NSA

It’s not often a Tech at Night issue gets wide play on the Internet, but this one has. North Korean attackers broke into Sony systems in the US (Sony being a Japanese firm but Sony Pictures Studios being a major US-based movie studio, at the old Paramount lot) in order to intimidate them into

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Dear God but this man is unaware of the universe. (2:45, if it doesn’t work) Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they’d start doing if they see a documentary that they don’t like… Actually, we don’t have to
Barack and Michelle Obama took to that pages of People Magazine to talk about their personal experiences with racism (The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences). Barack Obama, you know, who lived with communists and convicted terrorists in the dangerous and downtrodden Hyde Park
Back in March of 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama told a charming and funny story about how she supposedly slipped out to a Target department store on an undercover shopping run.  (The Obamas are both shameless phonies, so of course this bit of Princess-and-Pauper mingling with the Li
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