A Hawkish Rick Perry addresses the Heritage Foundation

21 Aug 2014, 9:35 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)Gov. Rick Perry stopped off in Washington today, on his way to New Hampshire, to give a speech at the Heritage Foundation. His address came at the conclusion of a panel discussion (which Perry did not participate in) called “The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration

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21 Aug 2014, 9:21 pm

Commitment.

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Palatable.

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Alison Lundergan Grimes refused to answer a reporter’s question about a newly published report that found the Kentucky Democrat is using a 45-foot-long campaign bus that was bought by her father’s company and is being rented by the campaign for a lower rate. Her rent payments did not in

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The American Spectator

Quick Fixes and Lasting Grief

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

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21 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

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
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
A grand jury has convened to determine what charges, if any, will be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown earlier this month. Over at The New Republic, Yishai Schwartz argues that a conviction against Wilson is impossible because

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

WHAS-KY: Grimes Ducks Questions About Bus Scandal

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A Chinese jet fighter flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy P-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft near Japan this week in an encounter that highlights China’s continued aggressiveness in the region.
A Chinese dissident lawyer who says he was repeatedly tortured by authorities remains under strict surveillance after his release earlier this month, according to human rights groups.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 office in Denver dealt with much worse problems than employees pooping in the hallway, according to internal documents obtained by Greenwire.

Big Government

Oklahoma City Satanists to Return Consecrated Host to Church

Wednesday, the law firm of Busch & Caspino, located in Irvine, California, south of Los Angeles, in association with an Oklahoma firm, filed suit in Oklahoma City District Court against convicted sex offender Adam Daniels and the Dahkma of Angra Mainyu, organizers of a satanic "black mass" sch

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SALAMA, Guatemala —“It’s a lot different in the sense that here we see a problem and fix it,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News in an interview outside the makeshift operating room at an ophthalmologic clinic in the remote Guatemalan town of Salama. He isn’t c
SALAMA, Guatemala — Just before departing for the rural town here where he performed charity eye surgeries over several days, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) caused a stir with an op-ed in Time about the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, calling for the police to be “demilitarized” and sayin
Thursday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters said the Obama administration releasing the details of the failed attempt to rescue the beheaded journalist James Foley was a "murderous act." Peters said the released remind him of "Stalinist bu

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

No Facts, No Peace

It's important to remember that, in police shooting cases like the one in Ferguson, Missouri, the initial facts are often wrong. You don't want to end up looking like Rich Lowry, National Review editor, whose March 23, 2012, column on the Trayvon Martin shooting was titled, "Al Sharpton Is Right."

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Obama's election is inconceivable without first understanding the historic wrongs the country has foisted on a community that has never enjoyed the protection a family can give them.


21 Aug 2014, 8:52 am

I never crossed paths with James Foley. I regret not having met him. A freelance reporter of great skill and courage, Foley was murdered, on camera, by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq by cutting off his head.
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.

The Corner

Krauthammer's Take: 'The Real Scandal' in Ferguson is Gov. Jay Nixon

There is no doubt a troubling “subtext” to Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks in Ferguson, Mo., says Charles Krauthammer – but he is not the big problem. “The real scandal,” says Krauthammer, “is what the governor has done, Jay Nixon, what he said yes

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21 Aug 2014, 6:57 pm

In events like the Ferguson “crisis,” the most revealing moments occur in plain view and in the full light of day. One such moment was the reaction of the crowd of protesters to the two people who were protesting against them. To judge from the televised reporting of the event
Rich Lowry and Reihan Salam published an important piece earlier this year in National Review entitled “The Party of Work.” They pointed out that a serious work focus requires the GOP to look at ways that the entitlement-welfare state discourages work. For that, there’s
The Islamic State could well pose a more serious threat than al-Qaeda did leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks, secretary of defense Chuck Hagel says. “ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen,” he said at a Pentagon press briefing on Thurs

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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