Where Are the Good Guys in Iraq?

25 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

A search for the good guys and bad guys of Iraq commenced during a hearing in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs with representatives from the Departments of State and Defense on Wednesday. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was the first "bad guy," in the view of Congress. A few representatives ar

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They call it the “Texas Miracle,” though California doesn’t think there’s anything heavenly about it. Texas’s economic boom, driven by low taxes and a business-friendly regulatory climate under the cocksure leadership of Governor Rick Perry, is the envy of the rest of

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Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visits shelters housing the thousands of children streaming across the border from Central America and says, “We’re all North Americans” and she’d like to take them all home with her. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont thunders

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They call it the “Texas Miracle,” though California doesn’t think there’s anything heavenly about it. Texas’s economic boom, driven by low taxes and a business-friendly regulatory climate under the cocksure leadership of Governor Rick Perry, is the envy of the rest of

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The American Spectator

Democrats' Minimum Wage Stunt Laughably Backfires

It's been five years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage, and the laugh-a-minute gang over at Organizing for Action wants you to do something about it. You might better remember the group as Organizing for America. An offshoot of President Obama's campaign apparatus, the grassroots

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Whenever conservatives talk about defunding Planned Parenthood, the left points out that the women's "health" business also provides a number of important services other than abortions. Pro-life group Live Action recently released a video that showed a Planned Parenthood employee providing one of t

24 Jul 2014, 8:27 am

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The news has been filled with their stories—children just seven or nine or eleven years old, on their own, faced with the impossible, braving death under a hot sun, with nothing but their wits to tell them when to roll down the window. You thought I was talking about the child migrants? No, I

The Federalist

Are Climate ‘Denialists’ The Most Educated People In The World?

Since we’re using superficial charts and cobbling together preposterous theories, I have a question.

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Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully may be a celebrity, but it seems he has always wanted to be a part of us.
Cult group uses "baptism" water ceremony to indoctrinate children
We need less of the bear prowling around with donors and props and more of the bear listening to the concerns of Americans who are disappointed with him.

The Washington Free Beacon

Pro-Palestinian Guest of Hannity Won’t Answer Whether He Thinks Hamas is a Terrorist Organization

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Big Government

Nick Diaz Returns to UFC

It's one Diaz down and another to go for the UFC. Nick Diaz retired from his retirement on Thursday. The welterweight mixed-martial artist has been away from the octagon since his March 2013 defeat to Georges St. Pierre. St. Pierre's hiatus from the sport gives Diaz a new landscape at 170 upon w

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On July 24 a doctor wounded in an armed attack by a psychiatric outpatient was able to pull his own gun, shooting and stopping the gunman. The incident occurred around "2:20 p.m. in an office at the Mercy Wellness Center of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania." According to USA Today,
Today marks the 100th day that 276 schoolgirls from Chibok have been held captive by the Islamist terrorists of Boko Haram. It also marks the 100th day during which Nigeria, its neighbors, allies, and the United States, a strategic partner of Nigeria, have failed to locate or rescue the girls.&nbs
Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 150 other people Thursday night during a massive protest in the West Bank against Israel's military offensive in Gaza, Palestinian officials said. Palestinian security and medical officials named the man as Mohammed Al-Aaraj, 25, and s

American Thinker

Five Fatal Flaws of Solar Energy

Collecting solar energy will never play more than a minor and very expensive role in supplying grid power.  Here's why.

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An encyclopedia would be required to list all the examples of executive and governmental agency overreach.
How many millennials realize they are the lost generation, Barack Obama’s political cannon fodder, used-up in the battle to fundamentally change America?

25 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

The situation in the Mideast is not at all what most commentators take it to be -- but it is generally encouraging for Israel.

Heritage Foundation

Federal Agency Faces Backlash After Wind Farms Get Exemption for Killing Eagles

Wind industry insiders call it a “turbine collision,” though the feds prefer “non-purposeful take.” But critics such as Sharon Klemm get real on the U.S.... Read More The post Federal Agency Faces Backlash After Wind Farms Get Exemption for Killing Eagles appeared first on D

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Italian gunmaker Beretta announced this week the company is relocating its U.S. headquarters from Maryland to Tennessee in response to gun restrictions passed last year.... Read More The post Gunmaker Relocates U.S. Headquarters in Response to State’s New Firearms Restrictions appeared first
Vice President Joe Biden warned members of the NAACP that Republicans are trying to stifle their ability to vote. Addressing the group’s annual convention on... Read More The post Biden: Voter ID Laws Designed to Keep People From Voting, Not Stop Fraud appeared first on Daily Signal.
The latest unemployment report released this month revealed rare “good news” about the U.S. labor market. The 6.1 percent unemployment rate marked an all-time low... Read More The post Animated U.S. Maps Show Unemployment Changes Under Last 6 Presidents appeared first on Daily Signal.


Joe Biden is Apparently Obama’s Gift to Republicans

Biden joked that he wished he had a Republican kid, so someone would be able to pay for his retirement… I’m glad to see Joe is starting to be honest about how Social Security really works.

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Right now, for tax purposes, a few big corporations are shifting their residences out of the country to get out of paying taxes – even though they are keeping most of their business, inside the United States.
?President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has showed itself once again to be a strident advocate for the interests of Big Labor bosses, ready to stand up for union interests even in the face of common sense. This week, the NLRB ruled that cosmetics workers at a Macy’s stor
Social conservatives feel betrayed by the popular culture, and why not? If Hollywood depicts someone with a gun or a Bible, he's a figure of ridicule, entitled to say with Rodney Dangerfield: "I don't get no respect."

The Corner

Obamacare's Architect Agreed That Only State Exchanges Could Offer Subsidies

Tonight, Reason’s Peter Suderman published an interesting revelation about the history of the decision reached this week by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, that Obamacare subsidies couldn’t be distributed unless it happened through a state exchange. It turns out that

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On Thursday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer slammed President Obama for his failure to take meaningful action to resolve the Ukraine crisis. The lack of American leadership in international affairs is responsible for the “general perception that the world is going to hell and th

24 Jul 2014, 7:24 pm

Throwing your grandmother under a bus — that’s bad. Throwing your mother under one — that’s matricide, really bad. Throwing your mother-in-law under a bus — well, that’s a sophisticated feminist interpretation of the psychology of a wayward husband: Hillary Cli

Red State

The case against an Unconditional Basic Income

An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it. –Sir Isaac Newton Many moons ago with I was a mid-grade infantry captain in the US Army I was selected for an assignment as an investigator with the Department of the Army Inspector General’s office at th

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A divided panel of the DC Circuit this morning handed down its long-awaited decision in Halbig v Burwell, holding 2-1 that Obamacare does not provide subsidies for purchases of insurance on the federal Healthcare.gov exchange, and that the individual mandate does not apply in states that have not e
Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees. Fox News has a report on it. But in the interests of intellectual honesty, we here on a Republican site and I, a formerly elected Republican official, do need to point out that the American publi
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the opening salvos fired in the 2016 GOP primary, Rick Perry's makeover and who the GOP dark horse may be. The post Rick Perry vs. Rand Paul and the Start of the 2016 GOP Primary appeared first on RedState.