Menendez indicted, but why?

2 Apr 2015, 12:05 am

(Paul Mirengoff)Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted today (April 1) on federal corruption charges. He is accused of using the influence of his office to advance the business interests of a longtime friend and political supporter in exchange for luxury gifts, lavish vacations, and more than $750,000 in

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(Paul Mirengoff)Michigan State was a so-so basketball school until Earvin “Magic” Johnson arrived on campus in 1977. Less than two years later, the Spartans were national champions. The 1980s saw MSU revert to relative mediocrity. However, since 1990, they have been a fixture in the NCAA

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(John Hinderaker)We are living in a time of record-shattering immigration, both legal and illegal. This concerns many Americans for several reasons. Contemporary immigration is overwhelmingly unskilled and semi-skilled, which means that incomes of working class Americans, especially African-American

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1 Apr 2015, 9:41 pm

Intolerance.

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The American Spectator

Obama’s Ephemeral Middle Class

TuesdayA few thoughts as I watch my dog, Julie, snore in her sleep in my bed. Our fearless leader, President Obama, talks a lot about helping the middle class, and about helping Americans who are not middle class get into the middle class. It is a great goal and I am sure that Mr. Obama’s pol

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This was apparently not a terrorist incident. A man picked up the two men in drag and they spent the night partying at a motel. The two ingrates then stole their benefactor’s SUV and somehow managed to get entangled with security officers at NSA headquarters. The case is eerily similar to the
We already know that Ed Schultz, like many of his cable network prime-time chat show hosts, has an odd definition of what can be considered a "civil conversation," but an argument yesterday with Heritage Foundation fellow Ryan Anderson took the Schultz show to a new level of discourse. After a brie


1 Apr 2015, 10:22 am

For the first time in this too-soon-with-us presidential cycle, Hillary Clinton does not lead all possible Republican challengers in Florida, home of citrus, sandy beaches, and 29 electoral votes.  A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday shows Mz. Hillary trailing Jeb Bush by 45 to 42 percent. In e

The Federalist

Government Coercion Isn’t A Libertarian Value

There are lots of other people in the world who think they should be able to impose their values on others.

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The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, isn't some awful license to discriminate. It's a balancing test that courts have to weigh based on facts.
At some point, Americans just decided they were going to be offended by everything. And that really offends me.
Ever notice how liberals always freak out about what might happen as a result of things like religious freedom laws, when the opposite is actually happening?

The Washington Free Beacon

Tom Cotton: Our Bad Position in Iran Talks Stems from Enemies Not Taking Obama Threats Seriously

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Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.) was indicted on federal corruption charges on Wednesday.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, said late Wednesday that he is “all smiles” as talks with Western powers over the country’s nuclear weapons program run past a self-imposed deadline and Tehran pushes the United States to make more concessions.

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

Climate Sensitivity: the Victimization Game

Nature itself appears to have shown that the claim of man-made, catastrophic climate change is a myth, and the disillusioned believers of such dire predictions are now acting out.

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All over the Middle East, people see the United States as an enemy rather than a friend.
It's a leftist Establishment now, and the rules have changed.
An opportunity to advance racial progress is just the bait.

Heritage Foundation

Christian Groups Call for Boycott of Company That Opposes Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

The American Family Association and Family Research Council want customers of Angie’s List to boycott the company in an act of support for religious freedom. Angie’s... Read More The post Christian Groups Call for Boycott of Company That Opposes Indiana’s Religious Freedom La

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A small-town pizzeria in Indiana has come under fire for supporting the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Memories Pizza is owned by the O’Connor family... Read More The post Indiana Pizzeria Under Fire for Support of Religious Freedom Law appeared first on D
The main opposition contender in Nigeria’s presidential election, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has been declared the winner, unseating incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan. Buhari, leading the All Progressives... Read More The post Nigeria’s Successful Election Is an Example of Democra
There is so much noise and hype surrounding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act it’s hard to know what is real and what is spin.... Read More The post Facts vs. Spin: Here Is What the Indiana Religious Freedom Law Would Do appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Iceland Ponders Radical Money Plan Including Elimination of Fractional Reserve Lending and Deposit Insurance

I have long railed against fractional reserve lending, duration mismatches (e.g. banks issuing 2-year CDs and lending money for 15-year mortgages), bank's ability to lend money into existence, and deposit insurance.

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Activists on the progressive left have no decency; they have only an agenda. If they have to trample the rights of others, particularly Christians, all the better.
Have you ever heard of Theudas? How about Judas of Galilee? They were would-be messiahs in the first century. How many followers do these men have today? Zero, zip, nada.
Corporate leaders and chambers of commerce are at war with those evangelical Christians who have decided to reassert themselves in the Republican political process. This war is eerily reminiscent of an earlier time when there was friction between the business wing of the GOP and Christian activists.

The Corner

John McCain, a Big and ‘Lucky’ Life

My guest on Q&A today is Senator John McCain. He has led an extraordinarily big life. We talk about some of it: Vietnam, the 2008 presidential campaign. He talks about Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, and some other figures. We talk about Iran, of course, and Israel, Syria, Libya, China, and sever

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A four-year-old piece of mine which examined little-known material on President Obama’s history of sympathy for the Palestinian cause has been getting some attention lately. The piece, “Pro-Palestinian-in-Chief,” predicted a far more critical American stance toward Israel should Ob
Democratic senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey was indicted this afternoon on 13 federal criminal counts, eight of them bribery. Indicted alongside him is ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, who’s a big campaign donor to Menendez. Melgen has billed Medicare for tens of millions of dollar
In an exclusive interview with Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie, President Barack Obama talks, among other things, about his biggest regrets and his real feelings about the retirement of Harry Reid as Senate minority leader:

Red State

When Death Threats Become “Market Forces”

Alyssa Marino of ABC 57 in South Bend, IN, went into Memories Pizza, a Christian owned business twenty miles from South Bend. The pizza restaurant owner defended the state’s RFRA law. Though the owner made clear that they would gladly serve gay customers, Alyssa Marino and ABC 57 decided to p

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If I were a psychiatrist, what I’m about to tell you would cost me my license to practice. Howard Brush Dean is not completely, bit-flipped, bat-feces. Ok, ok, let me walk that controversial statement back a pace and qualify things. Compared to the unparalleled geniuses we have negotiating ho


1 Apr 2015, 2:00 pm

In January of 1973, the Supreme Court decided that women have the right to an abortion, and the legality of such a procedure was granted. To “celebrate” this decision’s 42nd birthday, NARAL Pro-Choice America recognized it with an event called “Realizing the Promise: Ro
This petition is worth signing, albeit mostly because it will embarrass Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado. The post Wow. A Change.org petition (on Wall Street returning $300 million to Denver schools) worth signing. appeared first on RedState.
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