Decision to release details of failed raid to free James Foley backfires on White House

21 Aug 2014, 7:41 am

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Mark Tapscott Revelations that U.S. commandoes unsuccessfully sought in a secret mission to rescue American journalist James Foley and other captives in Syria recall similar failures in past conflicts. Obama administration officials confirmed the failed raid yesterday, prompting bitter criticism fr

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21 Aug 2014, 7:18 am

(Scott Johnson)In his statement on the beheading of James Foley by devotees of the Islamic State (referred to in his statement as ISIL) yesterday, Obama spoke up on behalf of Islam: Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages — killing innocent, unarmed civil

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Charles Hoskinson President Obama interrupted his vacation Wednesday to say the killing of U.S. journalist James Foley by ISIS "has shocked the conscience of the entire world" and declare that the Islamist extremist group will "ultimately fail" because its ideology is bankrupt. "The one thing we ca

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The American Spectator

Climate Dodge Ball

Tampa Democrat Charlie Crist wants to be governor of Florida. He says global warming/climate change is one of the most important issues facing the state and the nation. He promises drastic action to cut greenhouse gas emissions if he is elected in November. He’s wrong about this. The actions

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21 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

By the dawn’s early light, as they say, there’s the too frequent news in the morning about those who didn’t make it through the perilous night. Drug overdose deaths, for example, in Allegheny County (a county containing Pittsburgh and surrounding suburbs and rural areas in southwe
The Constitution lives. Even as the news is brutal — it instructs for those willing to pay attention. American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by ISIS. And an American teenager named Michael Brown was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson. In the case o
American photojournalist James Wright Foley was beheaded yesterday by the ISIS. Foley had been missing since November 2012. ISIS stated it beheadd Foley because of the Obama Administration's recent decision to conduct airstrikes in Iraq due to ISIS' genocidal actions against the Yazidis. They have

The Federalist

The ‘Libertarian Moment’ Is Really An Individualist Moment

Our hope remains with those who deploy libertarian means for non-libertarian ends, and with enough experience of love to not wallow in self-obsession.

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21 Aug 2014, 6:08 am

Ah, stigma—one of the last great impediments to full-blown government dependency.
Every major American church that has taken steps towards liberalization on sexual issues has seen a steep decline in membership.
Could right-leaning politics help the cause of atheism by decoupling it from narrow leftist politics?

The Washington Free Beacon

Obama Golfing Buddy Personifies Ex-Im Bank’s Problems

As economists and policy wonks debate the merits of U.S. export financing, critics of one controversial program are warning of more subtle consequences exemplified, they say, by one of the president’s golfing buddies.

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WASHINGTON/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria and exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover the captives were not there, officials said on Wednesday.

Big Government

Bill O'Reilly Thunders Against Al Sharpton's 'Garbage' in Ferguson

Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly exploded at Al Sharpton on his program Tuesday night, calling him a “charlatan” that has been delivering “garbage” in response to the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. “Al Sharpton has the nerve to insult the American police c

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The latest latest Field Health Policy Survey conducted among California registered voters about changes in the state's health care system following the implementation of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) suggests that about two-thirds believe that state government should be deeply invo
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Riots in Liberia after Ebola slum is blockaded Australian MP Clive Palmer shocks country with anti-China rant Invasion of Libya feared following mysterious bombing of Tripoli Riots in Liberia after Ebola slum is blockaded Liberian police
The aunt of a 2-year-old girl who was killed in a hit-and-run after she was left unattended in the middle of a San Francisco street was arrested Tuesday and booked into county jail on suspicion of felony child endangerment felony and corporal injury on a child resulting in death. The deceased todd

American Thinker

Ferguson and Eric Holder's Violent Past

It’s by no means clear that the nation's chief law enforcement officer has always articulated his views in ways that are lawful.

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Black thug culture, murder under the Golden Arches, and a $27 million negligence verdict
An ironic twist of fate. 


21 Aug 2014, 12:00 am

I was once a military police officer.  It's amazing how the definition of "unarmed" changes when perps are very interested in not being detained.

Heritage Foundation

How the West Can Stop Terrorists From Attracting More Recruits Like Jihadist Who Beheaded Foley

American photojournalist James Foley was beheaded by a member of the Islamic State, his death shown in a YouTube video released on Tuesday. Foley’s executioner... Read More The post How the West Can Stop Terrorists From Attracting More Recruits Like Jihadist Who Beheaded Foley appeared first

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Fifteen Members of Congress have come together to urge the Federal Reserve to further restrict its emergency lending authority, something the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act failed... Read More The post Bipartisan Group Calls for Further Fed Restrictions appeared first on Daily Signal.
Bill Burton, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress Action Fund, not only attacked Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., in print recently for bashing... Read More The post EPA’s Climate Plan is Flawed, Not Heritage Analysis appeared first on Daily Signal.
Despite the recent news that the Medicare Part A trust fund is projected to remain solvent for four more years than previously projected, it is... Read More The post Medicare Still Needs Reform — Soon appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Retirees and Public Pensions Pay for Democrat Promises

Dont forget what John Maynard Keynes pointed out when advocating for increased government spending: In the long run, were all dead. Of course, he never said wed be able to afford the coffin.

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We live in a culture that is all about me, me, me. Take a stroll through the mall on any given day and you will see children whining when they cant have the latest toy or video game, while discouraged parents shrug their shoulders and give in. Hang around any retail store and it may seem like the Gi
Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly.


20 Aug 2014, 11:01 pm

While we might like to think that voters research the issues, review the candidates, and then vote for the candidate that best reflects their views; the reality, based on political science research, is much different.

The Corner

'We Prefer to be Killed Rather than Convert'

Last weekend, Pope Francis went to Korea and remembered the lives of 124 martyrs — men and women beheaded in 1791 for refusing to submit to mandated Confucian rituals. In Rome yesterday he reflected on the visit: “The Republic of Korea,” said Pope Francis, “is a country t

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20 Aug 2014, 8:20 pm

The student newspaper at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia will no longer call itself the Bullet because, well, you know. Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix has the story.
The Obama administration revealed tonight that it ordered a U.S. military operation in Syria earlier this year to attempt to rescue James Foley, the American journalist whose beheading was broadcast yesterday by the Islamic State, and other American hostages. The raid was conducted by a
Since nobody’s focused on the good news out of Ferguson, Missouri, here’s something to keep in mind, from a previous period of U.S. street violence involving race and police use of force: By this point in the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, 53 people were dead, thousands were injured, and b

Red State

Ferguson, MO and Our Neighbors’ Love

I am a thirty-nine year old white male in suburbia. When I hear of an altercation between an eighteen year old black male and a police officer, my natural inclination is to take the side of the police. For that matter, if I hear it is an eighteen year old white kid, Asian kid, Hispanic kid, or pret

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You know, we hear a lot of guff from the American Left about how insular rural areas of Red States can be.  But I gotta tell you: speaking as a transplanted Northeasterner, listen to some of those progressives in Vermont and it’s like you’re in a time warp back
While it is far too early to write an obituary in Topeka, conservatives must acknowledge the reality that Governor Sam Brownback is fighting for his political life right now in Kansas.  The RCP average has him trailing by 2.8%, with even GOP-leaning polling firm Rasmussen Reports showing Brown
Via NYMag comes some pretty shocking video from Ferguson last night. By all media accounts, last night was the first night of relative calm in several days and the crowd had settled in to peaceful protest. In the middle of this comes two astonishing videos of a police officer (I cannot tell which d
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