Obama’s (G)Rand Strategy?

30 Aug 2014, 6:54 pm

(Steven Hayward)There is a decent case to be made that the United States is overextended in the world, or that the United States should not be, as the simpleminded phrase has it, the “world’s policeman.” Even short of that view, we often overestimate our capacities for intervening

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Known unknowns

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"We need a President at home who responds to the real problems we face."

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30 Aug 2014, 4:16 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam today, as they trimmed their roster to the limit of 53 players. Sam is bidding to become the first man to play in the NFL while openly gay. Despite being cut, Sam’s chances to play in the NFL remain decent, I think. Sam showed plenty of abilit

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The American Spectator

The Streets of San Francisco

San Francisco If you want to film a zombie movie on the cheap, San Francisco offers a ready-made location overflowing with extras. The mentally ill, addicted, and homeless find a home in the City by the Bay as they do nowhere else in North America. In this walkable Western metropolis, one walks a g

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29 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Slava Gelman emigrated to America from the Soviet Union when he was only a child. Though the rest of his family lives in South Brooklyn, he barely sees them; he lives alone in an almost empty apartment on the Upper East Side, where he desperately attempts to strip himself of his Russian Jewish root


29 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Wisconsin has created a new type of political supervillain by combining the most reprehensible attributes of this nation’s two most infamous ogres of the last century — Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon. Start with McCarthy’s reckless and unsubstantiated allegations against random


29 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

Slava Gelman emigrated to America from the Soviet Union when he was only a child. Though the rest of his family lives in South Brooklyn, he barely sees them; he lives alone in an almost empty apartment on the Upper East Side, where he desperately attempts to strip himself of his Russian Jewish root

The Federalist

Lower Tax Rates vs. Targeted Tax Credits

Wading into the tax fight between reform conservatives and supply-siders.

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What’s better than the Ice Bucket Challenge? These six steps for thoughtful charity giving.
Concerns about are using moral clarity as a pretext for unwarranted aggression are often misused, not for prudent self-examination, but for moral paralysis.


29 Aug 2014, 6:29 am

How non-Hispanic elites decided they were in charge of what ‘Latinos’ are called.

The Washington Free Beacon

European Disunion

Examining the rise and (possible) fall of the European Union and the Euro, John Peet and Anton La Guardia tell a damning tale. Europe specialists at the Economist, the authors are free marketers. They’re also believers in a United States of Europe.

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30 Aug 2014, 4:00 am

Only when it comes to college football do we believe that the deaths of a girlfriend and grandmother will spur a 21-year-old to lead his team to victory, and accept that a 22-year-old sprained his ankles from leaping off a three-story balcony to rescue a drowning nephew. The NFL may be played on Sun
President Obama blamed social media and the nightly news for creating the sense that “the world is falling apart” during a Friday evening fundraiser.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) sent mixed signals on Twitter this week regarding the fate of captive American journalist Steven Sotloff.

Big Government

Zuckerman: Obama ‘Has Lost the Confidence of the Business Community’

US News and World Report Chairman and Editor-in-Chief and publisher of The New York Daily News, Mort Zuckerman argued that President Obama “has lost the confidence of the business community” on Friday’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group.” “[The economy] has...g

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Politico brands it "Obama's campaign no-fly zone."  What it is is proof of how disastrously low are Barack Obama's ratings in a number of states crucial for Democrats if they want to hold off the GOP from taking control of the Senate in 2014. In an election that Republicans want to make all a
Deep-pocketed environmental activists like Tom Steyer and others have painted "a big, green bull's-eye" on Colorado in 2014 according to a report by the Denver Post. Along with several other groups now active in Colorado "the Environmental Defense Fund on Tuesday vowed to make the state t
Recent discovery of terrorist ISIS fighter Douglas McAuthur McCain’s body in Syria has spurred investigation into the radicalization of Muslims within the United States.  San Diego is fourth on a list of five cities with the most “known or suspected terrorists,” according to

American Thinker

The War with Gaza: Let the Recriminations Begin

To a rogue “government” of terrorists that ruthlessly uses its people as human shields, death and destruction is water off a duck’s back.

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The postmodern refusal to define Islam according to objective criteria does not withstand analysis.
How long will the NSA fiasco continue to ripple across business sectors?
The ISIS are not the only group that practices beheading.

Heritage Foundation

PBS to Air Documentary ‘Humanizing’ Late-Term Abortion Doctors

Taxpayer-funded broadcaster PBS is airing a documentary this Labor Day weekend highlighting the lives of the four remaining late-term abortion doctors in America. The Public... Read More The post PBS to Air Documentary ‘Humanizing’ Late-Term Abortion Doctors appeared first on Daily Sign

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Half a century ago we saw the spark of powerful ideas that changed the face of America. Some became legislation, such as the War on... Read More The post What Conservatives Must Understand About Hispanic Voters appeared first on Daily Signal.
Labor markets in the U.S. have become steadily less dynamic for the last few decades. In a dynamic labor market, there is more hiring, more... Read More The post Want Your Biggest Pay Raise Ever? Here’s the Step You (Probably) Need to Take appeared first on Daily Signal.
The flap over a new book on Ronald Reagan centers on accusations of plagiarism but actually highlights the danger of devaluing what it means to... Read More The post Reagan Historian Accused of ‘Invisible’ Footnotes, ‘Sloppy’ Work appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Minds in the Dumps

Our Commander-in-Chief explaining that there is no current plan for dealing with the terror group, ISIS, beyond our containment efforts is the kind of thing that hurts the overall mood of the nation.

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29 Aug 2014, 11:01 pm

Millions of people are out of work and cant find a job. Many of those who have jobs are being forced to work part-time instead of full-time. And those who have full-time jobs are in for a nasty surprise. Next years take home pay is like likely to be smaller than what they earn right now.
The Austrian school of economics was one of the few to warn of impending disaster coming from the real-estate bubble. But I have my doubts about Austrian school policy recommendations during a financial crisis.
Mainstream media headlines in the last two days offer an amusing look at GDP forecasts.

The Corner

Did Wall Street Know About the Housing Bubble?

My AEI colleague Stan Veuger cables from Holland to alert me to a fascinating academic economics paper. Here’s how the authors open the paper: Did Wall Street foresee the recent crash of the US housing bubble? Given the role played by Wall Street in facilitating the credit expansion that pr

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Ted Cruz brought his anti-Washington crusade to Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the Dream summit in Dallas on Saturday.  “I spent last week in Washington, D.C,” he said. “It’s great to be back in America.” Barry Goldwater, the late Arizona senator
Being encouraged at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N,D. For anyone broadly interested in the future of Catholic education and renewal, I’ve been and will continue to be livetweeting some, @KathrynLopez. 


30 Aug 2014, 1:30 pm

No one is catcalling Rosie O’Donnell, Barbara Bush, or Janet Napolitano. No one is catcalling my plump elderly mother as I wheel her down the sidewalk in her wheelchair. Marilyn Monroe once observed that she could walk down the sidewalk without drawing attention — without anyone recogni

Red State

On Ben Carson, 2016, and Moving On

A cult of personality, while a great song, is a dangerous thing. They can lead normally smart people to do and say some things that don’t seem so smart. Everyone jumped on board with Dr. Ben Carson when he had the audacity to criticize the president and his Affordable Care Act with

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Part I concerned a WSJ essay by Robert J. Caprara, “Confessions of a Computer Modeler”. In Part II I will share what I know about computer modeling in oil and gas applications, and raise questions about climate modeling. This is a long post, offered for your reading enjoy
What? Surely George Galloway doesn't *want* my good wishes. After all, I'm a dirty little Zionist lackey and Jew-lover. The post One hopes that the viciously-beaten George Galloway is now asking himself, “Why do they hate me?” appeared first on RedState.
The details of the materials quoted in that Foreign Policy article are sufficiently detailed that I'm not comfortable repeating them: you never know what foreign bad actors might be trolling this site for intel. The post Alleged ISIS laptop had a checklist for creating bioweapons. appeared first on
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