Romney’s non-entry and the shape of the race

31 Jan 2015, 3:29 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)Mitt Romney delivered two gifts to the Republican Party on Friday. The first was his decision not to run for president. Unlike many, I believe Romney would have been an okay nominee. However, the GOP may will need better “okay,” and there are some in the potential field w

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Sin tax follies

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Déjà vu.

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Order in the homeroom

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The American Spectator

Disgracefully Betrayed by Robert Kagan

Many on the right will have shared my shock and astonishment at Robert Kagan’s advice to Bibi Netanyahu to “Bow Out Gracefully” (from addressing Congress) displayed prominently on the opinion page of Friday’s Washington Post. Robert never displayed the breath-taking scope of

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30 Jan 2015, 11:13 am

I am saddened to report that singer-songwriter and poet Rod McKuen passed away yesterday of complications of pneumonia. He was 81. Despite little formal education, McKuen would become a renowned songwriter and producer before eventually turning his attention to poetry. McKuen is responsible for tra
On this Super Bowl weekend, let us pause to consider a stunning example of how games and stadiums were financed in the distant past. In ancient Athens, the richest citizens often paid for gymnasiums and the staging of athletic events. They also paid for roads, bridges, and theaters, and, in times o


30 Jan 2015, 10:26 am

Mitt Romney has announced that he will not seek the Republican party's nomination a third time.  Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Mas

The Federalist

Katy Perry Isn’t The Super Bowl Halftime Performer We Need Or Deserve

With Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime performance, we’re finally getting a halftime show dedicated to deaf adolescent boys.

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The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that will start your year out right. Heed these warnings about how not to screw it up.
Some people see a racist inside every head that formerly wore a mullet.
Living a moral life and being able to explain why will make the biggest moral difference in the long term, not demands for banning smut.

The Washington Free Beacon

Rhetorical Questions

The last 100 or so years of academic literary criticism have been spectacularly heterogeneous. A century that began with dons arguing about Chaucer’s verbs as if their lives were at stake and showering one another with Festschriften ended with Jonathan Goldberg’s famous essay ‘The

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The Phoenix veterans’ hospital does not have accurate data on nearly a quarter of patients in need of urological care, according to a new report by the inspector general. “In approximately 23 percent of the total cases reviewed, we frequently found approved authorizations for care, nota
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is honoring Chris Kyle by setting aside a day in his memory, Abbott announced his intention in his most recent speech.

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

Why I Hate the Super Bowl

Of all American professional games, the Super Bowl is the most expensive, the most hysterical, and possibly the most vulgar.

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A feminized culture of political correctness.


31 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

How is our government insane?  Let us count the ways.


31 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

A real possibility that the long march to determine the 45th U.S. president could end in a world-historical upset and huge mandate.

Heritage Foundation

This Is the Only Economy That Could Rival China’s

President Obama attended India’s Republic Day Celebrations as its chief guest—the first time a U.S. head of state has been given this honor. Bilateral discussions,... Read More The post This Is the Only Economy That Could Rival China’s appeared first on Daily Signal.

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As we celebrate National School Choice Week, education-reform advocates would be wise to reflect on purpose of school choice as articulated by Milton Friedman, the... Read More The post The Next Frontier in School Choice appeared first on Daily Signal.
Conservatives have great recipes for addressing poverty. But for those living in impoverished communities to become believers in those recipes we need more chefs –... Read More The post How Can Conservatives Best Fight Poverty? appeared first on Daily Signal.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare expansion blew past projections in its first year, putting 471,452 Ohioans on Medicaid and costing taxpayers $2.1 billion. Because enrollment... Read More The post Ohio’s Obamacare Expansion Has Already Cost Over $2 Billion appeared first on Daily Signa

Townhall.com

Austerity and Buy Signals

Austerity American-style; is it too early to change the course? Obama wants to ditch sequestration, and he will use the typical talking points.

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In 2014, GDP growth bounced back in the spring and summer from a tough winter but in the fourth quarter, fell off to 2.6 percent. History indicates the country should be doing a lot better...
Andrew Carnegie was right: Capitalism is about turning luxuries into necessities, and the poor benefit even more than the rich.
This week Charles Blow single-handedly serves up enough cheap laughs for this weeks review of vapid and ridiculous nonsense from the op-ed pages of the New York Times.

The Corner

Playing Tough

Reuters: Greece’s new leftist government opened talks on its bailout with European partners on Friday by flatly refusing to extend the program or to cooperate with the international inspectors overseeing it. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ government also sacked the heads of the state

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Newly elected Illinois governor Bruce Rauner is already trying to shake up his state: He just proposed local right-to-work laws, albeit at the local rather than state level. As the Associated Press reports: The states that are already growing don’t force unionization into their ec
Andy McCarthy, Ed Craig, Jim Geraghty of NRO, Kevin Glass of TownHall, Genevieve Wood of the Daily Signal, and more weigh in here.


30 Jan 2015, 4:35 pm

After the Charlie Hebdo attack, I wrote in a column: A year after the firebombing of Charlie Hebdo’s offices in 2011, the publication’s editor, Stéphane Charbonnier, said in an interview, “I am not afraid of retaliation. I have no kids, no wife, no car, no credit. It perh

Red State

Spain’s Radical Left is on the Rise, too.

By now we are all aware of Syriza’s win in the Greek elections last week. In the postmortem analyses, more than a few observers have wondered if the radical Left’s success in Greece will embolden similar parties in other European nations. Now, it looks like we’re starting to get o

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So it’s official: FCC is completely detached from reality and declaring that if you don’t have 25 MBit/s download speeds, you might as well have dial up because you don’t have “broadband Internet.” Remember, this is a speed Netflix says is only required for ‘Supe
...Thanks? The post The Democrats have apparently decided to spot us NY-11. appeared first on RedState.
At every turn, it seems like the Obama administration has found a new way to insert itself into our everyday lives. And, the administration’s most recent encroachment could impact our quality for years to come. The rapid technological improvements we’ve seen over the last few decades co
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