Rod McKuen, R.I.P.

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

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30 Jan 2015, 11:11 am

(John Hinderaker)Mitt Romney announced to his supporters this morning that he will not seek the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination. His reasons are a bit murky; he said that he wanted to “go out on top,” and, currently leading in the polls, feels that he has done that. Whatever. It

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30 Jan 2015, 11:01 am

"Mindless austerity"?

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DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.

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The American Spectator

Rod McKuen, R.I.P.

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

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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


30 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

IRS records will note that as a child I was the founder of two clubs, the first of which was an acronym of friends’ first names and the second of which was called the Junior Killers, later changed to Junior Spies after an intervention from an agitated Mrs. Purple. Half the point of these secr
Listening to the President’s State of the Union address last week, you might have come away convinced that, at least in the field of foreign policy, everything is coming up roses. Yet a look at the real world provides a jarring contrast to the complacency and unrealism of that speech—an

The Federalist

The Scott Walker Racial Rorschach Test

Some people see a racist inside every head that formerly wore a mullet.

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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.
What happened to Sarah Palin should not be allowed to happen to other conservative women leaders.


30 Jan 2015, 6:40 am

The strongest blows Sarah Palin faces should not come from her own party.

The Washington Free Beacon

Ukraine Peace Talks Aborted as Civilians Die in East

DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.

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Concealed carry on campuses made strong advances with bills in Wyoming and Florida passing out of committee and one bill in Texas gaining support.

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

Liberals' Israel Crisis

Liberals raging against Benjamin Netanyahu's "insult" need to think about how Obama's own insults will look in the annals of history.

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Those who attack and demonize Israel for its imperfections in the face of the atrocities committed by its Arab neighbors are not just hypocrites. 
The election victory of the Greek communists would have delighted Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis.
That's what Vladimir Putin and the Russians are calling us.  And it's not a compliment.

Heritage Foundation

Here Are 33 Tweets About Mitt Romney’s Big Announcement

Mitt Romney won’t be running for president in 2016. Speaking to supporters today, the former governor and 2012 Republican nominee said, “After putting considerable thought... Read More The post Here Are 33 Tweets About Mitt Romney’s Big Announcement appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Mitt Romney has decided not to make a third run for president, he told supporters in a conference call this morning. Talk show host and... Read More The post Romney Gives Way to ‘Other Leaders,’ Takes Himself Out of 2016 Race appeared first on Daily Signal.
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Heritage Foundation’s Nick Loris, whose work focuses on energy policy, weighed in earlier this week: The Obama administration is calling on Congress to designate more... Read More The post Cartoon: Obama’s Environmental Footprint appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

GDP: Gross Disapponting Presidency

That means that for the year we're at 2.4% GDP growth...anemic in other words, which is exactly how to describe Obama's foreign policy. Weak at home, weaker overseas.

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It is just like the Obama administration to twist its own mistreatment of Israel into an opportunity to slander Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer.


29 Jan 2015, 11:01 pm

Rep. Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit last week was not the most fortuitous launch for Republican presidential hopefuls, but it could have been worse. The Iowa congressman has embarrassed himself and the GOP with his anti-immigrant rhetoric over the years, which is no doubt why some prominent would-
Upon witnessing the trials of Nazi war criminals in Jerusalem, Hannah Arendt remarked that they shared in common one salient feature: it was not stupidity, she said, but a curious, quite authentic inability to think.

The Corner

Inquiring Minds, Part Deux

Last week, Mona and I fielded listener questions. This week, we field some more. Next week, we’ll conclude these sessions of Q&A — they have been very pleasant. This week, we talk about Reaganism: What is it? The jihad: How to combat it? James Taylor, the MSM, and more. Someone ha

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30 Jan 2015, 11:11 am

Count me as hugely disappointed that Mitt Romney will not run for president this time. As I wrote nearly two months ago, though, it’s not that I want him to be the nominee. It’s just that I don’t want Jeb Bush or Chris Christie to be the nominee, and Romney’s participation i
Speaking to House Democrats at their retreat in Philadelphia, Vice President Joe Biden slighted his own administration when recounting the state of the country. “The past six years have been really, really hard for this country,” Biden said. “And they’ve been really


30 Jan 2015, 10:39 am

Just yesterday a Fox News poll showed Mitt Romney leading all his potential rivals for the GOP presidential nomination. Romney had 21 percent while his closest competitor, Mike Huckabee, had 11 percent. But Romney must have known much of that support simply represents his nearly universal name rec

Red State

The Mitt Romney 11 AM announcement open thread. [UPDATED]

If Mitt Romney runs again, this is the theme song. The post The Mitt Romney 11 AM announcement open thread. [UPDATED] appeared first on RedState.

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30 Jan 2015, 9:27 am

I do not know who Fredrik deBoer is, but this piece is fascinating. He expands upon Jon Chait’s lament over political correctness. I do have to say the funniest piece in response to Chait was some idiot at Vox who denied political correctness even exists. The whole thing is a snapshot into Mo


30 Jan 2015, 9:00 am

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a New York political scandal, Seinfeld, and why liberals should look to George Costanza for inspiration. The post The Costanza Economy appeared first on RedState.
When I criticize the Post-modern American University as an institution, I often find myself drawn to write up some detestable maleficence taking place on the campus of Duke University. This isn’t the fault entirely of Duke Students or their alums. It’s just that the people running this
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