Economic mobility and government activism

29 May 2015, 9:38 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)Michael Gerson wrote today about “the rhetoric of mobility” — in other words, the way liberals and conservatives talk about the issue of economic mobility. He finds the rhetoric of both sides, as the well views behind it, wanting. Gerson’s piece is thoughtful,

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29 May 2015, 7:01 pm

Eye of the storm.

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(John Hinderaker)As you probably have already seen, the Commerce Department announced today that GDP contracted by an annual rate of 0.7% in the first quarter of 2015, a downward revision from the previously estimated 0.2% growth. This continues a pattern that many observers find puzzling and disapp

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29 May 2015, 5:47 pm

(Steven Hayward)I decided to take a pass on the story that Bernie Sanders misfired with some kind of rape fantasy essay way back in his college years (though since it was fair game to jump on Mitt Romney for giving some kid an atomic wedgie 50 years ago in prep school was fair game, then Sanders des

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The American Spectator

Hillary Clinton Spends a Lot of Cash on Pantsuits

This morning, we learned that Bill Clinton won't accept an award from your organization unless you also offer him a cool half million for the Clinton Foundation — and it doesn't matter if your organization is doing the Lord's work of helping victims of the Indonesian tsunami, either, as super

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“Prestidigitation” is a word much beloved by professional authors. It is long, it has an appealing sound and rhythm, yet it is fairly self-explanatory. You get to show off your vocabulary and skill without losing the reader, which is itself a feat of… well, prestidigitation, i.e.
“Prestidigitation” is a word much beloved by professional authors. It is long, it has an appealing sound and rhythm, yet it is fairly self-explanatory. You get to show off your vocabulary and skill without losing the reader, which is itself a feat of… well, prestidigitation, i.e.


29 May 2015, 10:28 am

Video of UXodRLLkth4 Alert patriots don’t want to miss this panel of Egyptians pinning the tail on our donkey. One of the many delusional promises Barack Obama came to office on was that he would improve the standing of America across the world. Here’s just one example of how that&

The Federalist

The Federalist Radio Hour: Bill McMorris and Sean Davis

Ben speaks with Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon about the moral state of America.

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Social conservatives think the country is more pro-life. But the label doesn't reveal what people really think.
In addition to the obvious, concrete benefits of a successfully completed DIY project, there are a number of valuable life lessons embedded in the work.
The only thing that's inevitable in politics is crushing disappointment. So you might as well be entertained.

The Washington Free Beacon

Tapper Unimpressed By Obama’s Efforts On Patriot Act: ‘This Is The Selling Job For Something He Says Is Vital To Protect American People?’

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China has unveiled a new twin-fuselage drone that analysts say will give the People’s Liberation Army long-range surveillance and strike capabilities. The Shen Diao, or Divine Eagle, remotely piloted aircraft is being developed by China’s Shenyang Aircraft Corporation and appears from C
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is spending nearly $2 million to see if courts run by teenagers can be a viable tool to fight school bullying.

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

Ben & Jerry's Doesn't Let Facts Get In Way of 'Climate Justice'

In a recently published info-graphic, entitled “Climate Change By The Numbers”, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream serves up a seamy confection of poor analysis, misleading truths, and downright falsehoods. 

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Brazil is actually two countries: The very white European south, and the very African north. The dichotomy could not be clearer.
Despite mistakes in its prosecution, the Iraq War did much good, and the chaos on the ground now is mostly due to existing factors that would be exacerbated without the war.
California's current predicament is a textbook example of how government creates crises.

Heritage Foundation

Don’t Tweak the Biofuels Mandate, End It

This week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its biofuels targets for 2014-16 as part of the Renewable Fuels Standard passed in 2005. In the interest... Read More The post Don’t Tweak the Biofuels Mandate, End It appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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The Alabama House of Representatives has passed legislation that would prevent new abortion facilities from opening near schools. If signed into law, House Bill 527... Read More The post Alabama Bill Would Keep Abortion Clinics Far Away From Public Schools appeared first on The Daily Signal.
The Obama White House has embraced digital communication like none before it. According to The Washington Post, The White House Office of Public Engagement has... Read More The post The Digital Presidency of Barack Obama appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Last weekend, I had the honor of attending a meeting of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists in Winchester, England. The organization consists of... Read More The post An Alliance Carrying the Torch of Freedom in Europe appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

How Dishonest is Barack Obama?

A week ago Friday was an unusual day for the editorial page of The New York Times. An unsigned editorial in the paper lashed out at the president for his public statements about reengaging in Iraq.

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29 May 2015, 11:01 pm

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) committed two high political offenses against the Republican establishment this past week causing some party leaders and bloggers to attack Senator Pauls motives and engage in some old-fashioned fear mongering.
While Cecile Richards and her pro-choice allies in the abortion industry may be gleefully reading over the new Gallup poll today on abortion views in this country, once they dig a little deeper, its obvious that they should hold off on opening the champagne bottles.
The media should be having a field day with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. For her entire political life, Hillary Clintons name has been synonymous with scandal.

The Corner

UN Pushes Medical Discrimination Against Elderly

The United Nations wants countries to prioritize lowering “premature death,” which doctors in the UK say will force medical discrimination against the elderly. From the Telegraph story: The NHS could be led to discriminate against the over 70s to meet ‘highly unethical’ UN

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I was planning to write a rebuttal to Jonah’s latest G-File, but I have decided against doing so. I decided this because whichever form our world-ending apocalypse takes, I am sure it will arrive before I come up with a line better than: “To paraphrase another Old Whig, Margare
Following a Chicago grand jury’s decision to indict former House speaker Dennis Hastert on charges that he violated federal banking laws by paying $3.5 million to an unnamed person to cover up “past misconduct,” rumors have abounded about what exactly that misconduct might be. Th


29 May 2015, 4:55 pm

Rich, you ask why it fell to the United States to clean up FIFA. Good question. In a more sensible world, those who are the most invested in FIFA would have gone after the corruption long before it reached these shores. But, for whatever reason, they didn’t. And so, by the time that the scan

Red State

Bill Clinton sends fundraising damage control letter

Going back to the point I made earlier in the day, I don't have to make up lies about Democrats. If I can't develop a migraine by the end of the day just seeing what they are doing in the open I'm just not trying. Case in point. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami,

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Laura Kipnis made a mistake: she's an academic who publicly challenged the idea of Title IX. Now she's being sued... under Title IX. The post The Title IX witch-hunt of Laura Kipnis, presented in real-time. appeared first on RedState.
As their previous actions have shown, the Obama administration has proven it has no idea what a functional economic policy looks like. Obamacare is the biggest example of this, but the Department of Labor has just given us another. They are creating what amounts to a blacklist rule to help determin
I found an interesting fact nestled amongst the data contained in this latest Q-Poll. Many people are focusing on the fact that it shows a 5-way tie for the GOP nomination at this point, or the fact that Hillary is easily beating everyone except Rubio and Paul in head-to-head matchups. This is all
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