Talking Too Much: Scott Derrickson's 'Deliver Us From Evil'

22 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

In The Brothers Karamazov, after the atheist Ivan has talked for two full chapters—“Rebellion,” the greatest statement of the problem of evil, and “The Grand Inquisitor”—he gives his Christian brother Alyosha a chance to respond. Here we’ve heard the prosec

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Great piece by former colleague Alyssa Mastromonaco who defines smart, savvy and fashionable. Thus began a tweet on Thursday by Jen Psaki, the execrable State Department spokeswoman who thought it would be a good idea to depart from that day’s shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17

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Witness the latest fruits of modern leftist foreign policy, as embodied in this instance by the much ballyhooed Obama/Hillary Clinton “Russian Reset”: 298 people who booked a flight on Malaysian Air’s Flight 17, now dead. Brutally slaughtered by those thugs supplied and inspi

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Great piece by former colleague Alyssa Mastromonaco who defines smart, savvy and fashionable. Thus began a tweet on Thursday by Jen Psaki, the execrable State Department spokeswoman who thought it would be a good idea to depart from that day’s shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17

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The American Spectator

The Gang That Couldn't Speak Straight

Great piece by former colleague Alyssa Mastromonaco who defines smart, savvy and fashionable. Thus began a tweet on Thursday by Jen Psaki, the execrable State Department spokeswoman who thought it would be a good idea to depart from that day’s shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17

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Witness the latest fruits of modern leftist foreign policy, as embodied in this instance by the much ballyhooed Obama/Hillary Clinton “Russian Reset”: 298 people who booked a flight on Malaysian Air’s Flight 17, now dead. Brutally slaughtered by those thugs supplied and inspi


22 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, “We are as good as you are!” One of the things that make the history of clashe
In The Brothers Karamazov, after the atheist Ivan has talked for two full chapters—“Rebellion,” the greatest statement of the problem of evil, and “The Grand Inquisitor”—he gives his Christian brother Alyosha a chance to respond. Here we’ve heard the prosec

The Federalist

Why The Russians Are Panicking Over Flight 17

Suddenly, an act of terrorism becomes an act of interstate war, directed with subterfuge and deniability, with the goal of dismembering the Ukrainian state.

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Children's homes can work wonders with children who have been damaged by their families, communities, and the foster-care system.
Nothing certainly beats something if something is just about anything on the Congressional Democrats’ list.
Watching the culture war over gay marriage, you would expect homosexuality to be rampant in America. Not even close.

The Washington Free Beacon

Daniel Halper on New Clinton Expose ‘Clinton, Inc.’

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A slew of prominent Democrats will spend the next week on a minimum wage budget as part of the Live the Wage campaign that is being orchestrated by cash-heavy astroturf groups. Live the Wage is sponsored by more than 60 liberal organizations, labor unions, and other Democratic interest groups. Part
Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa), the Democratic Senate candidate in Iowa, is drawing fire from Republicans for missing more than three-fourths of full Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings.
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Monday he planned to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to boost security during a surge in illegal immigration by children, a move that could increase pressure on President Barack Obama.

Big Government

Commons Speaker John Bercow Strengthens His Position Despite Disastrous 12 Months

John Bercow has had a rather difficult year. Twelve months ago, the Speaker of the House of Commons suffered public humiliation at the hands of Conservative MPs, who passed to the press physical evidence of so-called "Bollocked By Bercow" badges they were secretly wearing to subvert him. The badge

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China is sending a spy ship to monitor U.S. ship exercises off the coast of Hawaii. The Chinese say that because the exercises are being held in international waters, they have a right do surveillance of them. According to BBC News, China is both taking part in the U.S.-led naval exercise and send
Good for Elizabeth Warren. She’s letting us know where she stands. No oily evasiveness for her, or at least less than usual from politicians. Here are her eleven tenets of today’s progressivism, outlined in a July 18 speech before Netroots Nation. Below each tenet are a few questions f
On July 21 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts tweeted that Virginia's congressional candidate Mike Dickinson is her group's "next target." This was in response to a July 20 tweet in which Dickinson, a self-described "left wing liberal," wrote: "People generally don't

American Thinker

Rockets, Borders, and 'Proportionality'

Like Woodrow Wilson concerning Mexico, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being skewered for invading Gaza to quell the unrelenting terror his citizens have faced.

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22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

When Obama finally goes on permanent golfing vacation we Americans know we'll have to endure a period of wrenching change to get the economy moving again and the society back together again.


22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

Why are conservatives making the speaker's job so much harder when he needs us most?


22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

8,000 waving, singing, chanting, patriotic masses rally for Israel.

Heritage Foundation

City Officials Accused of Cronyism in Fight Over Uber, Lyft

MEMPHIS—City officials, citing public safety concerns, have imposed cease-and-desist orders against private ride-share companies Uber and Lyft. Now, in the wake of those decisions, officials... Read More The post City Officials Accused of Cronyism in Fight Over Uber, Lyft appeared first on Da

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Tragedy struck Malaysia Airlines for the second time in four months when a passenger plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot out of... Read More The post Q&A: The Attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and Why It Matters appeared first on Daily Signal.
City of Hidalgo, Texas—Othal E. Brand Jr. is a man in control, and as such, when drug cartels began exploiting the stretch of river at... Read More The post Border Crossings Stop After Texas Man Takes Security Into His Own Hands appeared first on Daily Signal.
A coalition backing government export subsidies will host several executives of purportedly “small” businesses at a briefing Tuesday to build support for the Export-Import Bank... Read More The post The Not So ‘Small’ Businesses Ex-Im Bank Boosts appeared first on Daily Sign

Townhall.com

At Last -- Someone Did Something

So, then, what are we supposed to think when the governor of Texas dispatches National Guardsmen to the state border with Mexico in order to deflect the onrush of illegal border-crossers? What are we supposed to do?

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21 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

The bodies of 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Air Flight 17, 80 of them children, lie unburied in a Ukrainian field while Vladimir Putin's men fire their weapons into the air to keep international investigators from approaching the site.
"Why do you think President Obama's job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?" the interviewer asked. It's a fair question, even though the economy declined 2.9 percent in the first quarter, even though most jobs created in June were part-time, and even though labor force
When I was a graduate student at Columbia University's Russian Institute, there was a great debate: Was the communist Soviet Union an organic Russian development or was it largely a cancer imposed on it?

The Corner

Fanaticism about Faith

A relentlessly stupid New York Times op-ed (“Faith-Based Fanatics”) by Timothy Egan ends thus: In the United States, God is on the currency. By brilliant design, though, he is not mentioned in the Constitution. The founders were explicit: This country would never formally al

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Faced with a preponderance of evidence that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17 was shot down by Ukrainian rebels using a weapons system they could almost certainly only have acquired and operated with Russian help, the Russian government has a predictably implausible excuse. They’re strongly sugg
Mustafa Barghouti, the general secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative party, accused Israel Defense Forces of targeting civilians tonight, following an interview Fox News did with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he argued that Hamas has been responsible for the civili
Last week, Israel accepted the proposal for an Egypt-brokered ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, while Hamas rejected it – it’s that rejection that explains the death and destruction in the region this week, Charles Krauthammer said Monday on Special Report. “That’s a

Red State

Could Tensions in Ukraine and Israel Spark Wider Conflict?

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the downing of MH 17, what the world's response will be toward Russia and if this could be a Franz Ferdinand moment. The post Could Tensions in Ukraine and Israel Spark Wider Conflict? appeared first o

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Via RealClearScience today comes a stark reminder that there is literally no such thing about which the media is a truly objective reporter these days. It reminds me yet again of this quote from the late great Michael Crichton about the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect: Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann A
Yesterday, secretary of State John Kerry was on FoxNews Sunday, and when not lambasting Chris Wallace for having the temerity to actually ask him questions rather than take dictation which is what typically happens when an Obama official appears on one of the Sunday shows he expressed concern about
If you are involved with a religious charity that accepts any kind of federal money, get ready. Overt persecution is about to become the norm. As Erick has said many times, you will be made to care. The post Obama to non-profits: celebrate LGBT or else appeared first on RedState.
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