Will 2016 resemble 1968 for Democrats?

26 Dec 2014, 7:17 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)I’ve been dismissive of Jim Webb’s prospects for winning the Democratic presidential nomination. But Jacob Heilbrunn’s column on Webb, and Steve’s commentary on that column, made me take another look. On second look, I still don’t see Webb getting very f

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(John Hinderaker)Veronique de Rugy has performed a real service by compiling the data shown in the chart below, in a manner that I haven’t seen it before. The chart depicts per capita federal spending from 1962 to the present, broken down into three categories: discretionary, mandatory and net

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26 Dec 2014, 7:01 pm

Frontrunner?

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Memories.

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The American Spectator

A Terrifying Year — Yet There’s Hope

Christmas 2014This has been a terrifying year. Unspeakable brutality by Islamist terrorists in the Middle East and in Africa. A level of barbarity towards the innocent that would have made Eichmann envious. A world that in large measure kowtows to the most violent and bloodthirsty and turns on the

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26 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

From our December 1997 issue. Cody, Wyoming To write about the weather, you have to be where the weather's interesting, or preferably lethal. Here winter has been punctuated in a cadence of blizzard, dead cold, wild chinook — at twenty below, thin ribbons of smoke from chimneys and exhaust pi


25 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

The last day of Hanukkah happened to fall on Christmas Eve this year, and while I am not one to read meaning into a coincidence of the calendar, it does invite us to reflect on the obvious but usually overlooked point of convergence between Judaism and Christianity, so far apart because, like Mexic
From our December 2000 issue. Prospects for a Merry Christmas in St. Peter's Square dimmed a bit at news that Jörg Haider would be bringing the tree. A visit by the Austrian politician infamous for his praise of the Third Reich is bound to recall the Pope's meetings in the late 80s with A

The Federalist

My White Christmas In A Coal Mining Town, Circa 1975

The magic of a white Christmas is snow’s power to cover age, dirt, and pain.

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St. Nicholas brings children joy. And when we adults play Santa Claus, we emulate his giving spirit.
Do not believe anyone trying to make ‘Selma’ a factional thing, a liberal or conservative, black, white, or hashtag movie. This story of Martin Luther King Jr. and his times transcends all that.
Here's what we can learn about J.R.R. Tolkien's views of man and government from The Hobbit.

The Washington Free Beacon

Chinese Military Confirms DF-41 Flight Test

China’s People’s Liberation Army on Thursday confirmed that its military conducted a flight test of a new long-range missile that U.S. intelligence agencies say involved the use of simulated multiple warheads. “China has the legitimate right to conduct scientific tests within its

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26 Dec 2014, 4:00 am

The idea of visual spectacle, of a genuine wow-factor that will impress a museumgoer in the year 2014, is not something one would commonly associate with an exhibit devoted to the work of 16th Century tapestry-maker Pieter Coecke van Aelst. Indeed, every element here—especially the bit about t


26 Dec 2014, 4:00 am

Everyone has a favorite John Milius story. This is mine: It is the mid-1980s. There is a party at the house of screenwriter Paul Schrader. Milius, who wrote Dirty Harry and Apocalypse Now and directed Conan the Barbarian and Red Dawn, is there when Pauline Kael arrives. Kael is the liberal New York


26 Dec 2014, 4:00 am

We’re now in Oscar season, when we’re treated to period films with big messages, prestige dramas with serious points. The Imitation Game, Unbroken, Selma, Theory of Everything: some or all of these films will rack up nominations at the Academy Awards. And they are totally fine, perfectly

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

Immigration Policies and the War on Police

The chaos brought on by progressive immigration and welfare policies is just beginning.

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We’re facing the greatest national security threat we have ever known and there is no coherent plan to battle the enemy.
At the very moment Obama is lifting sanctions against an evil empire like Iran, he is considering sanctions against Israel if Jews build apartments in their city of Jerusalem.
Why is every other possible solution entertained but the obvious?

Heritage Foundation

JetBlue Airline Honors Slain NYPD Cops in a Beautiful Way

JetBlue Airways is doing what they can to support the friends, family and colleagues of slain New York Police Department officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.... Read More The post JetBlue Airline Honors Slain NYPD Cops in a Beautiful Way appeared first on Daily Signal.

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From Carol Costello on CNN making fun of the Palin family to just about every other segment on MSNBC, 2014 was a banner year for... Read More The post Here Are the Most Biased Media Quotes of 2014 appeared first on Daily Signal.
Determined and courageous, the Tunisians have done it again. Defying the cynics, the bottom-up transition to democracy continues apace in the birthplace of the Arab... Read More The post Tunisia: An Arab Democracy in the Making appeared first on Daily Signal.
This may not have been the year of the “Miss me yet?” billboard, but  former President George W. Bush still made plenty of waves this... Read More The post 6 Times George W. Bush Surprised Us This Year appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Dear GOP: Show, Don't Tell

Hey, Jeb, Ted, Rand, Marco, Bobby, Chris and the dozen or more others I'm forgetting, here's something to write on your bathroom mirror in 2015 and beyond: The "P" in POTUS stands for "President," not "Pundit."

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26 Dec 2014, 10:31 am

Even here in liberal California, they recognize that dumping boiling oil on an old, white guy is likely to result in death.
Now where have we previously heard Senator Rand Pauls clich-fest that constitutes his rebuttal to Senator Marco Rubio on Cuba sanctions?


25 Dec 2014, 11:01 pm

Democrats have done very well politically by convincing voters that they are, in a very broad sense, on the side of the little guy.

The Corner

Obama: 'The World Is Better, It's Safer'

President Obama promised that Afghanistan is “not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again” during a Christmas meeting with service members, an echo of the pledge he made regarding Iraq before U.S. troops withdrew and ISIS took over major cities in the country. “

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Jeb Bush is making all the noises of a presidential candidate and is already being hit for his attempt to save the life of Terri Schiavo. People aren’t going to change their opinions about that case. But for those who hate Bush for interfering in the case, you should have even greater disreg


26 Dec 2014, 12:08 pm

If you want to understand how ideological environmentalists think, consider that the argument for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recently announced ban on modern techniques for natural-gas extraction (the feared and hated “fracking”) contained a litany of risks, some of them legitimate (


26 Dec 2014, 2:43 am

Panem et circenses is a phrase with its origins in ancient Rome so I suppose that we should not be entirely surprised by the news that Italy is going to apply to host the 2024 Olympics. The Daily Telegraph: Announcing the move on Monday, Matteo Renzi, the prime mini

Red State

Communist China is still Oppressing Christians

In the days before Christmas, I spent some time discussing the persecution Christians are facing in the Middle East. Both ISIS and Iran are up to their usual tactics. However, the Middle East is not the only region in the world where Christians are being oppressed for practicing their beliefs. In C

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25 Dec 2014, 1:35 pm

It’s that glorious time of year where we celebrate the birth of our Savior. For many of us, it means visiting with both friends and family, and of course, it also means exchanging gifts. I’m sure many of you out there reading the site today have been engaging in some sort of Christmas p


24 Dec 2014, 11:00 pm

From all of us here at RedState to all of you, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! — Erick The Gospel of John 1:1-18 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” In the beginning was
Hopefully, for most of you reading this site, Christmas is a warm and joyous time with family as we celebrate our Savior’s birth and exchange gifts. However, it’s important to remember that the many Christians around the world suffering from persecution won’t have such a
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