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29 Jul 2014, 1:01 pm

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Sean Higgins Big Business is warning that the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to push coal out of the energy mix will result in the loss of one million jobs while reducing annual household income by $2,100. That's the conclusion of a study released Friday by the Institute For Humane Studi

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29 Jul 2014, 12:50 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)The libertarian movement apparently is divided over Hamas and Israel. Yaron Brooks, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, has made a libertarian case against Hamas. In essence, the case is this: Hamas stands behind an ideology which expressly seeks to deprive individuals of t

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The American Spectator

An Update on Ukraine

It was Soviet civilization, but it was still civilization. Eastern Ukraine does not even have that anymore as the civil war between the Kiev-based government and pro-Russian separatists has caused the remnants of law and order to crumble. The government has gained a foothold in the separatist-contr

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29 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East — Arab and Israeli alike — were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is ex
The Republican National Committee will take up the explosive subject of the race-card playing radio ads in the Mississippi Senate GOP run-off election between Senator Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. The RNC is scheduled to hold its summer meeting in Chicago August 6-9 at the W
There was the embarrassing headline in bold, black letters: Detroit Tigers loyal to Lakeland. The Tigers, who have conducted their spring training camp in Lakeland since FDR was president, have signed a deal to stay on there for 20 more years.  Loyalty in professional sports? Unheard of. What&

The Federalist

QUIZ: Parody Or Actual Salon.com Article?

Is this a real Salon.com article or just a parody? Take the quiz to find out. Spotting the real crazy is harder than you think.

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The primary reason to fight against big government is that its final destination is death. As in, murder. At some point, someone’s got to say it.
The level of distrust for the validity of CBO's estimates is growing, and their latest step to game the accounting on Obamacare's ramifications is amazing.
Mixed news with this edition, as Republicans have weakened in North Carolina, strengthened in Iowa’s open seat, and we introduce a new senate elections graphic.

The Washington Free Beacon

Not-So-Secret Hamas Command Bunker Located Under Gaza Hospital

Hamas operates a sophisticated command bunker that is located beneath Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza and despite the fact that journalists are regularly invited to meet with Hamas officials there, the existence of the hospital command center has gone unreported, according to Tablet Magazine.

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

Big Government

Sikh Ballers Seek to Dunk and Don Turbans

Lakhpreet Kaur, a Sikh-American writing on the FaithStreet website, argues that the July decision of FIBA, the international basketball governing body, to ban players from wearing turbans should be overturned. She notes that FIBA believes turbans are “dangerous” and violate FIBA’

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Democratic Senate candidate, West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said that coal regulations pushed by the Obama administration were “attacking” jobs in West Virginia.   On Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel, Tennant argued &ld
Doctors, Western aid workers, and government officials in West Africa attempting to combat the growing Ebola epidemic are fighting not just the virus itself, but an intense distrust from villagers who believe the virus is a product of Western medicine and who attack any aid worker who attempts to
NBC News Foreign Correspondent Martin Fletcher said that he cannot recall any time where the “personal antipathy” between the United States and Israel has been worse.  “In my decades of reporting from here, I don't think I can remember anytime where the personal antipathy be

American Thinker

Do Corporations Rule America?

How do you begin to persuade a rank-and-file American that business is their friend and government is their enemy?

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For the first time in history, the U.S. is getting poorer.
The Daily Kos stumbles over its own two feet regarding climate change.
Serious nations need clear-thinking, mature, down-to-earth leaders. Somehow America and Russia have blundered into extremely risky leaders who can’t think straight.

Heritage Foundation

Was This Obamacare Court Decision Judicial Activism?

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. claims that last week’s D.C. Circuit decision striking down Obamacare subsidies for individuals enrolled in federally-run health care exchanges... Read More The post Was This Obamacare Court Decision Judicial Activism? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Filmmaker Michael Moore has been entangled in a messy divorce for some time, and some of the findings revealed as a result of the divorce... Read More The post Capitalism: Good for Michael Moore and Good for You, Too appeared first on Daily Signal.
Consensus is growing that accountability is the key to success for ICANN—the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Earlier this week, the Information Technology... Read More The post Consensus Grows on Need to Address ICANN Accountability and Transparency appeared first on Dail
Texas Gov. Rick Perry compares the role of National Guard troops at his state’s border to the deterring effect that cop cars stationed along neighborhood... Read More The post Exclusive Interview: Rick Perry Says Deploying Troops to Border Sends a ‘Powerful Message’ appeared first

Townhall.com

Jim Crow and the Donkey: A True History The Left Loves To Ignore

You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the Left starts screeching.

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Prof. Krugman’s prestige, and the immense influence provided him by the New York Times, gives his opinions enormous political weight. What he writes has impact in liberal, and Democratic, quarters. Yet he by no means is infallible.


28 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

At this very moment, we are living through as enormous a libel -- directed not against all Jews, but against the Jewish state: Israel is committing genocide of Palestinians and is, therefore, morally identical to the Nazi regime.
Arab monarchies are targets for overthrow by some of the Islamist groups they helped form and finance, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The Corner

Malaysian Muslims Offended by Adorable Puppies at Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games — the quadrennial Olympics-like sporting event open to the Commonwealth of Nations, which comprises primarily territories of the former British Empire — opened last week in Scotland, and to endear themselves to any person with a beating heart, Scottish organizers

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I am reliably informed that the folks over at Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control outfit, Everytown, believe earnestly that the above commercial makes the case for stricter gun control. The intended message, presumably, is: “We need to keep guns out of the hands o
Assuming strictly for the sake of argument that all risks to women from abortion are equal to those from any other medical procedure, Andrea Flynn, in her commentary at The Hill, neglects the fact that abortion fundamentally differs from other procedures because it involves the death of a human bei


29 Jul 2014, 11:48 am

Jim Epstein of Reason has some amusing observations about the phenomenon of “poor doors” in high-end Manhattan buildings — separate entrances that segregate tenants in so-called affordable-housing apartments from those paying the full price, which in Manhattan tops out at about $9

Red State

2006 and the GOP’s attempt to flog impeachment as a base-motivation issue.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The post 2006 and the GOP’s attempt to flog impeachment as a base-motivation issue. appeared first on RedState.

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A new CBS/NYT poll has been released which is thus far the most exhaustive simultaneous battleground poll that has been taken this election season. It shows Republicans holding all their “close” seats, with McConnell leading Grimes 50-46 and Perdue leading Nunn 50-44. Obviously, these r
July has been a strange month politically. With virtually no primaries scheduled, we have been left with watching the debate over whether or not to begin impeachment proceedings for President Obama, lamenting over what to do with the current influx of illegal immigrants on the border, rooting for I
It has been well documented that Hamas, a recognized terrorist organization, has been intentionally firing thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians while using Palestinian civilians as human shields, basing their attacks in hospitals, and hiding their rockets in schools. Despite these grave war c
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