President Obama Weighs In On Murders of NY Policemen

20 Dec 2014, 9:09 pm

(John Hinderaker)White House pool reporters have accompanied President Obama on his two and a half week Hawaiian vacation. Naturally, they were curious about his reaction to the murder of two New York police officers–a murder for which quite a few people, rightly or wrongly, hold him partly re

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20 Dec 2014, 8:18 pm

(John Hinderaker)It is sad that there is so much bad news so close to Christmas. The best thing we can say for our president is that he has departed for Hawaii on a 17-day vacation, so he can’t do any more damage until after the new year. Meanwhile, we could all use a day brightener. So here i

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20 Dec 2014, 7:31 pm

Isolation.

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(John Hinderaker)This afternoon there was an anti-police demonstration at the Mall of America in Minnesota. Twitchy had coverage. Stores were closed as chanting protesters occupied portions of several floors overlooking the mall’s rotunda. This photo is from Twitter: The person who posted it a

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The American Spectator

Two NYPD Officers Killed in Ambush

Here is part of what I wrote earlier this month following the decision of the grand jury in Staten Island not to indict Officer Steven Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner:   However, what concerns me is the increasing public perception, right or wrong, that the police are above the l

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For a moment there, it looked like the Matt Kemp wouldn't go through when a physical revealed he had arthritic hips.  But arthritic hips or not, Kemp is now a Padre and so is Will Myers and Justin Upton who were acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves, respectively.  Now t
My wife and I were flown to Melbourne for me to receive half of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s $80,000 Prize for History for my book Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II. The hotel we were put up at, on the south bank of the Yarra River, wa


19 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

Enemy of the Day, Day 2, builds on Day 1, as yesterday’s laureate, Virginia House Del. Joseph Morrissey, sex offender, seems to bow to pressure and resigns his seat — only to make his resignation effective January 13, which is the date of a special election already announced for his sea

The Federalist

5 Shocking Facts Revealed By E-mails Between UVA And Rolling Stone

The most revealing information in the e-mails is what isn't in them. Apparently Rolling Stone had zero interest in confirming the facts of Jackie's story.

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The University of Virginia just released 104 pages worth of correspondence between it and Rolling Stone. Read all the e-mails here.
Our nation’s first president had some direct things to say about torture, but its use in his time was different than its use today.
Death has become quite the creative enterprise, full of entrepreneurs eager to Americanize death and cash in on your corp$e. It’s time to reclaim a more humane way.

The Washington Free Beacon

Four More Detainees Release from Gitmo

Four more detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility were released from the prison and sent to Afghanistan, according to an announcement made by the Pentagon on Saturday.

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Iranian-American human rights activist and journalist Lisa Daftari blasted the Beverly Hills Hotel last week while accepting an award at a gala being hosted in the controversial hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who has come under fierce criticism for imposing Sharia law in his country and oppres
A while back, during one of Barnes and Noble’s frequent half-off Criterion Collection sales, a friend on social media snarked, “half off a DVD, or still way more than the cost of a subscription to Hulu, where you can stream every Criterion disc.” The joke, like much great humor, w
When the horror cult classic Faces of Death (1978) was first released on video, the cassette cover came with a warning: “This feature contains graphic depictions of autopsies, dismemberment, physical cruelty, human combustion and electrocution. It should not be viewed by children, the elderly

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

The Computer Is Objective?

Software is designed and written by people.  And we know that people can be less than objective, can have personal agendas.

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Nothing is more unattractive than superior uber-fastidious self-righteousness, especially when you stack it up against self-less devotion to duty and nation that we find in our military and investigative institutions
An unsavory connection that will not endear the man to Republican primary voters.  
A popular (and often repeated) Koranic phrase is not what it purports to be.

Heritage Foundation

If Obama Wants More Solar Energy, Why Is He Making It So Expensive?

President Obama has made it quite clear he wants to see more renewable energy in the United States. Then why is his administration making it... Read More The post If Obama Wants More Solar Energy, Why Is He Making It So Expensive? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Before hopping on a plane to Lima last Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a key speech on Latin America in which he again... Read More The post Why Did John Kerry Just Apologize for America? appeared first on Daily Signal.
Michael Romanchock recently got let go. But he was not “downsized.” His employer had no issues with his performance. Romanchock got fired for not paying... Read More The post This Man Lost His Job Because He Wouldn’t Pay Union Dues appeared first on Daily Signal.
Whoa! Sure, we should be thrilled the Cubans have released American Alan Gross, but Team Obama’s plan to normalize diplomatic relations with the Castro regime... Read More The post We Shouldn’t Legitimize the Castros and Establish Diplomatic Relations with Cuba appeared first on Daily S

Townhall.com

The Best-Ever Argument for Federalism

Im a big fan of federalism for both policy and political reasons. Returning programs to the states is the best way of dealing with counterproductive income-redistribution policies such as welfare, Medicaid, and food stamps.

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So this is a good time to ask: What does the Democratic Party stand for? And if the answer is: liberalism, what does it mean to be a liberal? Or if you prefer, what does it mean to be a progressive?
Many black Americans would like to thank you for raising awareness about issues of race and prejudice, and the challenges they bring to our culture. So, if you don't mind, let's finish this conversation by addressing the hard issues about race that have been avoided for far too long.
I think Stephen Colbert is very funny. Ive watched him for over a decade. But he is a partisan and a statist.

The Corner

'Blood on His Hands': Phalanx of NYPD Officers Turn Backs on de Blasio at Press Conference

A throng of NYPD officers at New York’s Woodhull Hospital turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he arrived at a press conference on the execution-style murder of two New York cops, with police union president Pat Lynch claiming the mayor has “blood on [his] hands.”

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From the New York Post: Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead — execution style — as they sat in their marked police car on a Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, street corner. According to preliminary reports, both officers were working overtime as part of an anti-terrorism drill when they wer


20 Dec 2014, 3:54 pm

I wrote a reflection on Christmas and epistemology which NRO published last year (and The American published the year before that). Since these issues are timeless and we’re just days away from the main event, I thought to share it. I know something of what I’m talking about when I sa


20 Dec 2014, 9:00 am

CNBC: A New York City charter school offers a whopping $125,000 salary to staff its classrooms with top-tier teachers. A new study suggests the model has worked. The study shows that students attending the Manhattan middle school, called The Equity Project, progressed more quickly than similar c

Red State

Obama sends 1,000 paratroopers to Iraq to provide advice

Despite his repeated assertions that there will be no new US ground involvement in Iraq, Obama has definitely entered slippery slope territory. About 1,000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq in late January, the Defense Department announced Friday. The soldiers from 3r

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The police have been in the news a lot lately, but whatever one’s opinion of them, there is no justification for this. News outlets are reporting that two Brooklyn police officers have been shot dead in an execution style shooting. Some stories have reported that only one was killed, but both
It’s not often a Tech at Night issue gets wide play on the Internet, but this one has. North Korean attackers broke into Sony systems in the US (Sony being a Japanese firm but Sony Pictures Studios being a major US-based movie studio, at the old Paramount lot) in order to intimidate them into
Dear God but this man is unaware of the universe. (2:45, if it doesn’t work) Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they’d start doing if they see a documentary that they don’t like… Actually, we don’t have to
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