Inside the Ring: Confessions of a Panda Hugger

27 Nov 2014, 4:05 pm

William A. Reinsch, former undersecretary of commerce for export administration under President Bill Clinton, offered a surprising mea culpa in the latest annual report by the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission made public earlier this month.

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(John Hinderaker)Gallup headlines: Obama Approval Drops Among Working-Class Whites. Here, “working class” includes all non-college graduates, some 60-65% of the adult white population. Gallup’s chart shows President Obama’s approval rating among white college graduates and no

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(Paul Mirengoff)Because the evidence seems to support the grand jury’s “no bill” ruling in the Darren Wilson case, critics and protesters have focused on the grand jury procedure. They argue that it was highly unusual, and they are right. Normally, prosecutors try to guide a grand

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(Scott Johnson)We provided the platform launching Professor Paul Rahe into the blogosphere. He is one of the country’s most distinguished scholars, but he has also proved to be a natural blogger as well. He now posts at Ricochet. In view of his study of Republics Ancient and Modern, Professor

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The American Spectator

NY Times Sees Fit to Print Darren Wilson's Address

I just read Howard Kurtz's piece at FNC decrying the New York Times decision to print Darren Wilson's address. Kurtz doesn't conclude the NYT did this intentionally, but that they owe Wilson an apology.  An apology is the tip of the iceberg. You cannot tell me this wasn't done on purpose.

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27 Nov 2014, 12:05 am

ThursdayThanksgiving Day. Here I am in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The sky is speckled with clouds and the town is beautiful, It has been a terrible few days. Two days ago was my 70th birthday, and wow, was I sick. Food poisoning? Intestinal flu? Who knows but it was HORRIBLE. Pl


27 Nov 2014, 12:05 am

ThursdayThanksgiving Day. Here I am in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The sky is speckled with clouds and the town is beautiful, It has been a terrible few days. Two days ago was my 70th birthday, and wow, was I sick. Food poisoning? Intestinal flu? Who knows but it was HORRIBLE. Pl
There was nothing genuine about Chuck Schumer's mea culpa on Obamacare yesterday. Then again there is nothing genuine about Chuck Schumer except that he genuinely wants to become the next Senate Majority Leader. During a speech yesterday to the National Press Club, Schumer said that reforming healt

The Federalist

Everything You Need To Know About Winning A Thanksgiving Argument

This one cool trick will guarantee that you win every Thanksgiving political argument with your family.

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Cook's Illustrated founder Christopher Kimball believes food isn't art. Here's how his views have prevailed in a world of food porn.
If the media want to do a better job next time—and that's a big "if"—here are five rules they ought to have followed in Ferguson.
The question about Chuck Hagel isn't why he's leaving. It's why he was appointed in the first place if President Obama had no intention of listening to him.

The Washington Free Beacon

Inside the Ring: Confessions of a Panda Hugger

William A. Reinsch, former undersecretary of commerce for export administration under President Bill Clinton, offered a surprising mea culpa in the latest annual report by the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission made public earlier this month.

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Newly elected Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) delivered the Republican Thanksgiving Day address on Thursday, emphasizing his gratitude for the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.


27 Nov 2014, 11:00 am

The Washington Free Beacon wishes its readers a happy Thanksgiving!
Mark Steyn is tired of the “toilet” D.C. justice system. And he still has a long way to go. More than two years have passed since Penn State University professor Michael Mann filed a defamation lawsuit against Steyn and other conservatives for criticizing his global warming research.

Big Government

Is Your College Meeting Expectations on the Court?

The following is an alphabetical list of all 351 college teams with their conference, current rating at www.kenpom.com, and then a grade of 0-10 on if they have lived up to their expectations so far.  Most teams are doing about as well as expected (a “5”), but eight teams get a &ld

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Thanksgiving came a day early for Fox Sports 1 when the Big East moved up to fourth in the ranking of conferences with a stunning trio of upsets. After Fox Sports 1 made a half-billion dollar investment in the Big East made up of the "Catholic 7," ESPN used a Catholic term to declare the conf
Natalie Dubose of Ferguson, Missouri, is a small business owner who was proud to have opened her local cake bakery just over a year ago, but rioters from her own neighborhood destroyed her hard-earned shop this week. Now, thousands of Americans across the country have generously donated over $200,
More parents are removing their children from traditional school environments and are choosing to homeschool them instead due to increased concern over the use of the Common Core standards. The Heartlander reported earlier this month that in the state of North Carolina homeschooling incre

American Thinker

When Does the Use of Drones Turn into Abuse?

Within the strict confines of law, drones currently reside in a very gray area, due to the relatively short time they have been utilized.

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Rudy refreshingly showed some backbone.  More of this, please!
Severe restrictions on religious freedom often have as much to do with seeking to shut down any sphere of life that is outside the government’s control.
Ironically, President Obama’s biggest accomplishment against Islamic State may be to cause his successor to inherit a war.

Heritage Foundation

Watch This Unemployed Army Veteran Get the Surprise of His Life

After three years in the Army and deployment to Iraq, this soldier like many others  struggled to pay the bills and find a job. So “Pranking It... Read More The post Watch This Unemployed Army Veteran Get the Surprise of His Life appeared first on Daily Signal.

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It’s time New York had its own state-run weather service to predict severe storms such as the one that has battered Buffalo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says.... Read More The post Storm-Smacked Governor Makes Sunny Forecast for State-Run Weather Service appeared first on Daily Signal.
It’s easy for Thanksgiving to boil down to little more than turkey, football and travel delays, but many Americans strive to make it more meaningful.... Read More The post We Should Be Grateful for Our Problems appeared first on Daily Signal.
At this time of year 150 years ago, in the middle of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln issued his second presidential proclamation setting apart the... Read More The post What Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Tells Us About Separation of Church and State appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Ferguson, the 'Local Crime Story'

Last year, Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell stood trial in Philadelphia for the deaths of one woman and seven babies who had their throats slit, but national reporters didn't want to cover it.

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Behind the marketing hype, I see companies that are struggling with their message to consumers. For Urban Outfitters and Kmart, this couldnt be happening at a worse time of year for them, given the importance of the holiday shopping season to retailers.
France does not like anything cheaper, or better. Thus the attacks not only on Google, but on Amazon (for free shipping of books), on Facebook, on Netflix, on the Uber taxi service, on anything and everything cheaper.
French President Hollande believes the current situation in Ukraine does not allow Paris to hand over the first Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia, the French government said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Corner

The End of RG3

This Thanksgiving, spare a thought for Robert Griffin III, who at just 24 seems to have reached the end of his career with the Redskins and may be washed up as an NFL quarterback. An impossibly promising rookie, a guy born to be a franchise QB (and, I’ve always suspected, a secret conservativ

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27 Nov 2014, 7:49 am

Here’s a huge roundup of Thanksgiving links, including (without limitation) Christopher Walken and John Madden’s video of The First Thanksgiving, Ben Franklin’s account, calculating how much stuffing it would take to stuff your whole house (or the Empire State Building o


26 Nov 2014, 10:46 pm

The New Yorker has a (very) lengthy—and largely admiring—article by George Packer on Angela Merkel.  It’s well worth reading by anyone interested in either modern Germany or, for that matter, the modern Europe in which she is probably the most powerful political figure. Some
Folks on the homepage and the Corner have pretty well covered the appalling violence stemming from Ferguson. Just a footnote that, in neither of his two public statements since the grand jury’s decision, has President Obama uttered a word of praise for the legal system. No comment on its

Red State

Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty The post Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation appeared first on RedState.

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Promoted from the diaries by Jake It's a tradition of mine to re-read the first Presidential proclamation declaring a day of Thanksgiving, so I figured I'd share with all of The post President Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation appeared first on RedState.
The strategy of publicly releasing bad news late on a Friday afternoon in order to avoid significant media scrutiny is well established and commonly employed by a variety of institutions. The post EPA Proposes Its Most Expensive Regulation to Date appeared first on RedState.


27 Nov 2014, 5:57 am

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you. I got up at 5am, got the turkey ready, and had it on the Big Green Egg by 6am. Today will be exhausting and The post Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on RedState.
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