Liberal Texas newspaper debunks Dems’ attack on Rick Perry

19 Aug 2014, 11:26 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)National Democrats should be grateful to Gov. Rick Perry. Without the massive job creation that has taken place in Texas, the national job growth figures might be even less flattering to President Obama than they are. But Texas’ job creation has, perhaps, made Perry a viable co

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19 Aug 2014, 10:36 pm

(Steven Hayward)We’ve noted before that Greenpeace is really bad at currency trading, and financial management in general, as well as being complete hypocrites.  (See below for a fresh example of Greenpeace hypocrisy.)  Add to this our notices lately of how environmentalists waste lo

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(John Hinderaker)This is one of the fundamental asymmetries that have persisted for decades in the Middle East: to Israelis, “peace” means what it does here, in the U.S. A time to relax, to raise a family, to focus on one’s job; to take up a hobby or two. A time that one hopes will

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19 Aug 2014, 9:41 pm

The thin blue line.

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The American Spectator

Don Pardo, R.I.P.

Over nearly four decades, performers have come and gone on Saturday Night Live. With the exception of one season in the early 1980's, announcer Don Pardo has been the show's only constant. That is until night. Pardo died in his sleep last night. He was 96. Although long associated with SNL, Pardo w

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19 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Ah, social justice. Here we go again—and it is again. Consider these words: The first issue is the unfilled promise of full justice and dignity for Blacks and other minorities. Blacks, like many others of different races and ethnic origins, are demanding today that the pledges of the Declarat
You might not have seen the arrest or jailhouse videos from Rosemary Lehmberg’s DWI episode when it happened in the spring of 2013, but there’s a good chance you saw them over the weekend. If you still haven’t, we can fix that by having you click here and here. That Lehmberg, dist

19 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Reckless: The Racehorse Who Became a Marine Corps Hero By Tom Clavin (NAL/Penguin, 308 pages, $28.95) Tom Clavin’s Reckless is a story of courage and sacrifice and suffering and of the remarkable bond that can develop between man and animals. It’s the story of brave Marines who gave the

The Federalist

The Ayn Rand Dollar

A Time poll asks who should be the first woman on America's paper currency. Guess who's winning?

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In the era of the Administrative State, big government has been giving out too many rings to too many would-be Sinestros.
What this mom found after enrolling her child in an online public school.
You should be skeptical that libertarianism will gain any meaningful traction on the left.

The Washington Free Beacon

Laugh Riot: Russell Brand Says MSNBC is ‘Extremely Conservative’

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Kirsten Powers, writing in USA Today, accuses left-wing organizations of waging a "misogynist crusade" against school reform advocate Campbell Brown.

Big Government

Mother of American Journalist Beheaded by Islamic State: 'We Have Never Been Prouder'

American journalist James Wright Foley, believed to have been abducted in Syria in 2012, became the subject of a harrowing propaganda video released Tuesday in which Islamic State jihadists beheaded him to "send a message" to the United States. In a public statement on Facebook, Foley's mother,&nb

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AUSTIN, Texas —Today, in a scene that more closely resembled a campaign rally than a criminal proceeding, Governor Rick Perry arrived at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center in downtown Austin for fingerprinting and booking photos. Perry was indicted last Friday on two counts relate
Five family members who fled their home in Mosul, Iraq for France held a press conference Saturday in which they reported on the atrocities committed by jihadists of the Islamic State on Christians. Catholic World News provided the report from Tunisia Daily in which Nabil Younan, the head of t
After Michael Brown's death, left-wing activists, pundits, and the mainstream press have been blasting and maligning Ferguson's "white power structure," likening the city to a town in the Jim Crow South. They have lamented that though the city is nearly 70% black, "five of Ferguson’s six cit

American Thinker

Barack Obama's Funeral Favoritism

Barack Obama is neither an indiscriminate tear-shedder nor is he an equal-opportunity funeral-attender.

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that it is all rooted in lies, political correctness and a racist low expectation of black Americans.
The cold hard truth is that kids who are not involved in crime or counterproductive behavior rarely ever end up shot by juvenile delinquents, police officers, or average citizens.

19 Aug 2014, 12:00 am

I admit to being a bit cranky. 

Heritage Foundation

Most Americans Disapprove of Media’s Coverage of Ferguson

Most Americans say that things would be different in Ferguson, Mo., if the racial roles had been reversed. According to a Rasmussen Poll released today,... Read More The post Most Americans Disapprove of Media’s Coverage of Ferguson appeared first on Daily Signal.

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New student orientations are kicking off at colleges across the country, and parents are busy buying mini fridges and dorm-sized bed sheets. As students head... Read More The post Why the Average Student Loan Debt Just Keeps Rising appeared first on Daily Signal.
Tensions in Northeast Asia are at an all-time high, particularly between South Korea and Japan. North Korean belligerence and Chinese aggression contribute to rising tensions... Read More The post Historical Tensions in Northeast Asia: An Obstacle to Improved Security and Policymaking in the Asia P
Should the government be able to coerce a family farm into hosting a same-sex wedding? In a free society, the answer is no. Family farms... Read More The post Government to Farmers: Host Same-Sex Wedding or Pay a $13,000 Fine appeared first on Daily Signal.

Racial Irrationality on the Right

Thomas Sowell once noted that few topics so tap the irrational excesses of a persons intellect as that of race. At the very least, contemporary race-related discussions are almost invariably ridden with irrationality.

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Congratulations go to Forbes columnist John Tamny and editor of Real Clear Markets for producing the "Idiot's Guide to Austrian Economics'. Ironically, that is not exactly what Tamny set out to do.
Aside from meeting with his apparently hapless economic team (which if headed by Joe Biden is roughly as useful as a neurosurgeon with palsy), what was the President up to on his 48 hour trip to DC? Well Apparently he attended a party.
As clearly evidenced by the recent underperformance of many retail stocks, retail is not a great place to be right now.

The Corner

MSNBC Reporter: Ferguson 'Almost Like an Apartheid State'

Pulitzer Prize–winning MSNBC reporter Trymaine Lee, who has been on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., for most of the unrest, said on Tuesday the city’s governmental structure is similar to apartheid.  Referring to remarks by the town’s mayor that the community didn’

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Filmmaker Spike Lee weighed in on the death of Michael Brown and said the “uprising” in Ferguson, Mo., is in response to years of racial tension and mistreatment towards the black community in the United States. “When people get to a point — to that tipping point — t
As daylight fades in Ferguson, police have moved armored vehicles down West Florissant Street and stationed them at a car wash. Police are preventing people from walking in the street but are still allowing them to walk past the car wash where the vehicles are stationed. The car wash is locate
My wife just got back from a wedding in England, and while there she chatted up a friend about Americans and vacation. Her friend worked for a few years in London, and recently moved to Boston. He is shocked by how little vacation time Americans have relative to the Brits. I thought of this while

Red State

Rick Perry Wins

The drunk in charge of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office wants to settle a political grudge with a criminal indictment. It is sad that this has gone so far. It is sad that Rick Perry had to suffer the indignity of a mug shot as Democrats try to fundraise off it. But I’ll take

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There are videos and there are pictures. I am linking neither. I am also not advising anyone look them up. Today, ISIS (which now just goes by “the Islamic State”) has released a video of a member of theirs beheading American photojournalist James Foley. From Mediaite: Foley had been&nb
Rick Perry has been on a subtle campaign since November of 2012, and he has done it well. The Texas Governor has wooed away companies from multiple states by showing off the energetic business environment, he has engaged in national political discussions through videos, social media, and op-eds, an
Harry Reid has the unmitigated gall to suggest that he's one of the good guys. The post Everybody Harry Reid’s ever viciously attacked is getting ready for 2016. appeared first on RedState.