The Death of Ben Bradlee

22 Oct 2014, 11:47 am

TuesdayWow. The death of Ben Bradlee. We are all mortal. Naturally, I disliked him very much for his harm to the ultimate peacemaker, Richard M. Nixon. But when I looked up Mr. Bradlee in Wikipedia (sometimes reliable, sometimes not), I was staggered by something that had long been lurking in

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Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced its new Ebola strategy. It includes more training and more protective gear for hospital staff. The CDC is also encouraging states to designate certain hospitals for Ebola preparation. For example, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is des

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22 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

The debates are done in the Florida governor’s race, and this is probably a good thing for both candidates, two strange fellows who don’t present well behind the podium. Last night’s CNN Hour was mostly just more nyah, nyah, nyah. People who understand the issues facing Florida ha

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22 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

Mr. Plunkitt— In expectation of runnin’ for president, I’ve been workin’ with a language coach. But I still keep gettin’ tripped up. The other day I was at a nice Dallas café, and I ordered two Buds Lite and the chef’s special paninus. The waiter looked at

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The American Spectator

The Death of Ben Bradlee

TuesdayWow. The death of Ben Bradlee. We are all mortal. Naturally, I disliked him very much for his harm to the ultimate peacemaker, Richard M. Nixon. But when I looked up Mr. Bradlee in Wikipedia (sometimes reliable, sometimes not), I was staggered by something that had long been lurking in

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Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced its new Ebola strategy. It includes more training and more protective gear for hospital staff. The CDC is also encouraging states to designate certain hospitals for Ebola preparation. For example, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is des


22 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

In a time of triumphant secularism, politicians treat the religious with increasing contempt. It was only a matter of time before headlines about government demanding the sermons of pastors appeared in the United States. Seeing themselves as superior to the religious, secularists feel entitled to b
Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced its new Ebola strategy. It includes more training and more protective gear for hospital staff. The CDC is also encouraging states to designate certain hospitals for Ebola preparation. For example, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is des

The Federalist

RNC Chairman: Can’t “Give Lip Service To The Base To Win A Primary” Then Ignore Them

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says Republicans can't "give lip service to the base" then ignore their priorities should the Senate go the GOP's way.

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The Ebola travel ban debate reminds us that the fatal conceit of technocracy is the assumption that dynamic systems like human society are controllable.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says his party's 2014 prospects are fueled by a much-improved technological arm.
John Oliver’s easy-breezy ‘How Is This Still a Thing’ segments partake in a broader desire to erase our cultural memories.

The Washington Free Beacon

Tax Dollars at Work: Mountain Lions on Treadmills

Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) released his final Wastebook on Wednesday, and it did not disappoint. Dr. Coburn, who is retiring after this term, chronicled $25 billion spent on 100 “silly, unnecessary, and low priority projects,” this year. The report touches nearly every agency, finding

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Big Government

BREAKING: Woman Arrested in Bedfordshire on Terror Charges

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts related to Syria, police have said. Police have said that two addresses are being searched, and the woman is in custody in a central London police station. More follows

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Democrats in Georgia are turning to the controversy in Ferguson, Missouri to bring out the vote for Senate Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn on election day. A reader sent to the Atlanta Journal Constitution early voter turnout mailers dealing with the fatal shooting of Ferguson teen Michael B
Vallejo barbecue chef Eric Harvis was shot and killed Sunday night as he was preparing to drive home after work in the North Oakland neighborhood where he grew up. According to the Contra Costa Times, Harvis, 41, was shot just after 7:15 p.m. on 46th Street as he sat inside his truck, which he use
In an appearance on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Monday, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) argued that Daily Beast founder Tina Brown was “a day late and a dollar short” with her comments that President Barack Obama makes women feel “unsafe.” “Sh

American Thinker

America's Number One Vote Suppressor?

The president and his fellow progressives are also trying this campaign season to make “voter suppression” an election issue.

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ACORN has a new name, but the mission has not changed: gin up chaos and reap the rewards.
We need a C. Everett Koop to step up to the plate now.  We do not need another czar who will doubtless attempt more smoke and mirrors tactics to politicize a disease.


22 Oct 2014, 12:00 am

Psychopathology is the driving wheel of Marxism.

Heritage Foundation

The Real Story on How Much Obamacare Increased Coverage

We now have the Medicaid and private-market health insurance enrollment data for the second quarter of 2014 needed to complete the picture of how Obamacare’s... Read More The post The Real Story on How Much Obamacare Increased Coverage appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Life as a third-party candidate is far from easy. Those battling the two-party system often juggle campaigning with a 9-to-5 job and face tough hurdles... Read More The post ‘Something to Say’: What It’s Like to Be a Third-Party Candidate in a Two-Party System appeared first on Da
The Obama administration boasted a few months ago that more than 8 million Americans signed up for health insurance in the first phase of Obamacare. A... Read More The post 71% of Obamacare Signups Traced to Government’s Expansion of Medicaid appeared first on Daily Signal.
In response to subpoenas issued by the city of Houston to pastors who spoke out on same-sex marriage, a faith-based organization launched a petition demanding... Read More The post Twitter Temporarily Blocks Petition Supporting Houston Pastors appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Seattle Socialists Get Schooled in Minimum Wage

Socialist agitators, who demand a livable wage of at least $20 per hour can only afford to shell out an hourly wage of $13 for each of their loyal employees.

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The question that policy makers should ask themselves is whether theyre willing to impose $10 or $20 of damage to the private sector in order to collect $1 of additional revenue.


21 Oct 2014, 11:01 pm

Even Obama will not remain insulated from the pressures of party politics if his party fails this election cycle half as badly as his foreign and defense policies have failed the country.
The recent questionably unconstitutional moves by the Houston city council to subpoena the sermons of five area ministers, as well as internal correspondence dealing with social issues, should have the American Civil Liberties Union and everyone else who believes in free speech and religious freedom

The Corner

John Bolton Backs Eleven More GOP Candidates

Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton has endorsed eleven more Republican candidates running for election in the U.S. House of Representatives in various states. Bolton’s political-action committee is supporting candidates with hawkish foreign-policy positions, and his PAC’s

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Democratic candidates want nothing to do with President Obama, and, says Charles Krauthammer, “he can’t take it.” “This is a guy who six years ago had a worship service at a Denver stadium, being cheered by people while he was behind Greek columns. A few weeks earlier, he


21 Oct 2014, 5:45 pm

Is a Russian submarine lurking in Swedish waters? The BBC: Naval vessels searching Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine are focusing on a bay near the capital Stockholm on the fifth day of the biggest such operation in years. Ships equipped to detect submarines are among at least fiv


21 Oct 2014, 5:23 pm

When a baseball pitcher is trying too hard, his manager will walk out to the mound and say, “Trust your stuff.” What this means is: Rely on what got you this far in the first place; understand that the speed, movement, and control (collectively, “stuff”) of your pitching is

Red State

The End

The public has tired of Barack Obama. More and more polling is beginning to reflect that and, given the latest Associated Press and Reuters polling, I wonder if some pollsters The post The End appeared first on RedState.

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Rookie mistake. Shaheen claimed she never opposed nuclear. She protested the Seabrook station. — Drew Cline (@DrewHampshire) October 22, 2014 Really and truly, she did claim that. Because there's The post Jeanne Shaheen caught lying about her opposition to nuclear power. appeared first on Re
Since I last looked at the Senate races 11 days ago, the picture of the home stretch has started to come a little more clearly into focus, albeit with a The post Senate Breakers Report October 21, 2014 appeared first on RedState.


21 Oct 2014, 3:00 pm

The Arkansas Senate election is now over*. Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mark PryorSenate Democrat AverageSee Full Scorecard9% argued that the federal government’s desegregation of Arkansas’s largest public school in 1957 The post Arkansas Senat
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