The Week in Pictures: #FreeTheGrijalva7 Edition

28 Feb 2015, 6:36 am

(Steven Hayward)Really, I haven’t had this much fun since Climategate (which, incidentally, I’ll be revisiting in the next couple of days).  But if you really want to see what a theater of the absurd the environmental world has become, check out the story about Sharon Stone being su

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There is a growing genre of World War II literature devoted to chronicling the Allied efforts not just to defeat Nazi Germany, but to rescue Europe in the closing months of the war. Believing themselves the vanguard of a thousand-year empire, Hitler and his inner circle were prone to millenarian thi

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Jed Babbin and Herbert London’s masterful new book, The BDS War Against Israel, opens with a blood-chilling quotation from Mao Zedong: “A lie repeated a hundred times becomes the truth.” Chairman Mao would have marveled at our Information Age, when lies can be shared, pinned, tweet

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A couple of weekends ago, when my entire family was down with illness and rain was pouring outside, the Internet was our best friend. What better to do while sick in bed than catch up on all of my Facebook friends’ lives, find new ebooks to download from Amazon.com, catch up on a backlog of m

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The American Spectator

It Wasn’t My Call, Says Pete Carroll

This just in from the Seattle Seahawks: In a press conference early next week, head coach Pete Carroll is prepared to disavow his earlier statements and deny any personal responsibility for what many have called “the worst play call” at an absolutely critical moment in the history of ma

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A couple of weekends ago, when my entire family was down with illness and rain was pouring outside, the Internet was our best friend. What better to do while sick in bed than catch up on all of my Facebook friends’ lives, find new ebooks to download from Amazon.com, catch up on a backlog of m
As the conference has gone on, the potential candidates have gotten increasingly casual. Thursday morning, they were wearing jackets. Thursday afternoon, they were in shirtsleeves. Today, Rand Paul, fresh off a vote on the Hill, showed up wearing jeans. If this conference went on for another couple
Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich died yesterday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 54. A Republican, Schweich had just been re-elected to a second term as State Auditor in November and only last month announced his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the 2016 Missouri guber

The Federalist

Leonard Nimoy, Icon

He lived long and prospered. Leonard Nimoy died today at the age of 83. In his long acting career, he played other roles and played them Read More

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In the Cartman presidency, there are no limits on what Barack Obama can do.
Melanie Griffith hasn’t seen daughter Dakota Johnson’s performance in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ Johnson should be glad her mother loves her so much.
‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban is a modern-day Adam Smith, posing as a billionaire business investor. Here’s Cuban on government, his mini-me, and free markets.

The Washington Free Beacon

Making World War II Worth Winning

There is a growing genre of World War II literature devoted to chronicling the Allied efforts not just to defeat Nazi Germany, but to rescue Europe in the closing months of the war. Believing themselves the vanguard of a thousand-year empire, Hitler and his inner circle were prone to millenarian thi

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Jed Babbin and Herbert London’s masterful new book, The BDS War Against Israel, opens with a blood-chilling quotation from Mao Zedong: “A lie repeated a hundred times becomes the truth.” Chairman Mao would have marveled at our Information Age, when lies can be shared, pinned, tweet
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday.

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

Academics Are The Less Visible Enemy of School Choice

School choice prevents elite academics from having full control of the variables in their social experiment -- American children -- and we must be vigilant in defending it. 

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When it comes to blacks killing each other in the inner city, liberals worry about racism
A courageous broadside at cyber culture, a dose of reality therapy for the Internet, social networks, video gaming, cyber gadgets, and the damage they might do to malleable, developing minds.
Amidst the hysteria surrounding claims of global warming and campaigns to stop fossil fuel use, the question should be raised, “What ultimately benefits human life?”

Heritage Foundation

3 Reasons Why Carly Fiorina Thinks Hillary Clinton Is Beatable

No other potential 2016 contender was tougher on Hillary Clinton than Carly Fiorina at CPAC. The former Hewlett-Packard chief executive attacked Clinton during her CPAC... Read More The post 3 Reasons Why Carly Fiorina Thinks Hillary Clinton Is Beatable appeared first on Daily Signal.

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During his Q&A with Sean Hannity at CPAC, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addressed two controversial topics: immigration and Common Core. The Daily Signal presents... Read More The post Unfiltered: Jeb Bush on Immigration and Common Core appeared first on Daily Signal.
Robert Hall caused a stir among labor economists when he presented evidence before the Senate Finance Committee last month that the decline in labor force participation since the... Read More The post Labor Force Participation: Who Is Working Less? appeared first on Daily Signal.
If you are sailing miles from shore and come upon the rusted prows of sunken ships, you can be sure that water is not that deep and... Read More The post In Australia, the Green Energy Fantasy Has Collapsed appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

What’s the Higher Priority for Leftists, Raising Revenue or Punishing Success?

On the issue of so-called progressive taxation, our left-wing friends have conflicting goals. Some of them want to maximize tax revenue in order to finance ever-bigger government. But others are much more motivated by a desire to punish success.

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Of course, this so-called paradox of thrift is nonsense and might only apply during periods of Great Depression when savings were stashed away as cash under a mattress or stayed idle in a bank account.
Now, I think youd agree with me when I say we all like it when the market climbs, along with our individual stocks. Who wouldnt? What we do need to be mindful of, however, is when things might change.
As we draw near the end of Black History Month one thing is for certain, it's done more to suppress American History than tell her story.

The Corner

Seventeen Things that Caught My Eye Today (Ash Wednesday 2015 Edition)

1. ISIS Boasted Of These Christians’ Deaths. Here Are The Lives They Lived. 2. Lampedusa struggles to cope with mass influx of refugees fleeing attacks in Libya: http://t.co/aQPNMcTNzi pic.twitter.com/5IXnrWJkvo — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) February 19, 2015 3. The Middle East

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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker took another step toward a White House bid, hiring Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer Mike Gallagher and DCI Group director and Capitol Hill veteran Kristin Jackson to lead his foreign- and domestic-policy teams, respectively. In that role, Gallaghe


18 Feb 2015, 5:42 pm

It looks like we will have our new design up in the morning, barring a last-minute decision by our tech team to pull back overnight. 
In his wistful piece on the rise of campus censorship, Jonah notes that our universities are not really teaching students about mutual respect: Instead, we are teaching young people that being offended is an ideological priority. Indeed, the coin of the campus realm today is victimhood,

Red State

Tech at Night: Obama administration votes for socialized Internet

I know what you’re thinking: We all heard about FCC’s controversial, party-line vote to regulate the Internet under 1930s-era phone regulations, as Verizon has so successfully mocked to the annoyance of the far left. The “Title II Reclassification” deem-and-pass maneuver has

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27 Feb 2015, 7:25 pm

Sometimes you just don’t know what to think. Earlier today I posted about the Quisling caucus in the House preparing to grab their ankles and let have his way with them… and seemingly looking forward to the experience. At that time the House strategy — if we were to dignify it wi
What is it about prominent critics of Vladimir Putin and ending up dead? Just to name a few, there’s Anna Politkovskaya, Viktor Yushchenko**, and Sergei Yushenkhov.* Now, we can add former deputy prime minister, opposition party leader, and liberal (in the old sense) Boris Nemtsov. Just one d
"History does not always repeat itself: sometimes it screams 'Why won't you ever listen to what I'm SAYING?' and then hits you with a club." The post Some thoughts, several years before the start of the Tenth Crusade. appeared first on RedState.
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