Breaking: Al-Arabiya reports Iranian forces seize US cargo ship, Pentagon confirms; Update: Marshall Islands-flagged ship; Update: DOD: Ship was in Iranian waters

28 Apr 2015, 10:01 am

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said an Iranian "force" seized a U.S. cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday and directed it to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.

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Warning signs.

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The American Spectator

The Show Trial of Ian Reisner

Sieg Heil! Liberal fascism is now in charge! From Go Fund Me to Wisconsin’s John Doe law to the Quaker Friends School of Baltimore to Oregon State University, from same-sex marriage to climate change, a wave of liberal fascism is sweeping the country. Freedom of religion, not to mention free

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Several times I’ve written for The American Spectator on the person of David Axelrod, the figure most responsible for giving America two terms of Barack Obama. My first piece was a cover feature for the March 2012 print edition, titled, “David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack.” This leng

28 Apr 2015, 3:00 am

TampaA proposed amendment to the Florida state constitution which would oblige the state to promote the use of solar energy is going to the Florida Supreme Court to see if its wording is proper. Here’s how this one starts out: “It shall be the policy of the state to encourage and promot

28 Apr 2015, 3:00 am

Well. I really can’t believe I am saying this. The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to tell us what marriage means. Not speculate; not explain. Tell: as in, “Wipe that smile off your face and listen to what I’m telling you.” We are at a remarkable moment in human affairs: one we

The Federalist

How We Got Our Son To Stop Gaming

Our 11-year-old son decided gaming wasn’t moving him toward his life goals, so he dropped it.

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Is our politics bitter, contentious, unpleasant, intractable, and no fun whatsoever? Good!
Just like Ben Affleck’s, my ancestors include some bad people. Here’s some advice to help Affleck work through the shame.
I want nothing in this world more than to be a father. Yet I can’t bring myself to celebrate same-sex marriage.

The Washington Free Beacon

Saudi-Owned TV Says Iran Detains U.S. Cargo Ship in Gulf

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said an Iranian "force" seized a U.S. cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday and directed it to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.

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28 Apr 2015, 6:58 am

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Firefighters on Tuesday battled building fires in Baltimore sparked by rioting that erupted after the funeral Monday of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody

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

There May be Dragons

We've never sailed the seas our global financial system is sailing right now. 

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What wouldl Archie Bunker think?
Why are Republicans supporting expensive and unnecessary renewable power programs?

28 Apr 2015, 12:00 am

From a sexual standpoint, we are now apparently whatever we think we are.

Heritage Foundation

What the Budget Conference Should Accomplish

This week, House and Senate negotiators are expected to pass their budget plan. After the House and Senate passed their respective budget blueprints earlier in... Read More The post What the Budget Conference Should Accomplish appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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The briefs are in—over 150 in all—and today the Supreme Court will hear the arguments in the cases on states’ freedom to make marriage policy. Here are... Read More The post The Key Supreme Court Briefs Supporting State Man-Woman Marriage Laws appeared first on The Daily
Today the U.S. Supreme Court will meet for more than two hours to hear oral arguments about same-sex marriage. So why does this matter? Sarah... Read More The post Why Today’s Supreme Court Case on Same-Sex Marriage Matters appeared first on The Daily Signal.
A Kentucky court ruled on Monday that a Lexington printing business does not have to print messages that are in conflict with its religious beliefs. The... Read More The post Kentucky Court Says Printing Business Has Right to Deny Service for Religious Reasons appeared first on The Daily Signa

Where Was God During the Nepal Earthquake?

As Americans mourn the loss of Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Dreamy, on the other side of the world people struggle to stay alive amidst the rubble from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,000 people.

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Federal Reserve policymakers meet Tuesday to consider when to raise interest rates, but the strong dollar and inflation risks put them between a rock and a hard place.

27 Apr 2015, 11:01 pm

Californians are experiencing their third year of drought. Headlines read: "Current California Drought Is Driest In State's History; Scientists Fear 'Megadroughts' On Their Way." "Global Warming Upped Heat Driving California's Drought." Then there are scientific claims such as, "There's a rapidly gr
Since Obama became President and started subtly supporting race-baiting and cop-hating, mob violence is back in style.

The Corner

In Baltimore, It's the Same Old Story: If You Allow Lawlessness to Go Unchallenged, You Get More of It

It’s all so familiar, isn’t it? Some outrage occurs, real or imagined, soon to be followed by “peaceful protests,” the peacefulness of which devolves into violence.  Such was the case in Miami in 1989, Crown Heights in 1991, Los Angeles in 1992, Oakland in 2009, and ju

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Last week, I met with a scholar of the civil-rights movement who was very worried about the first signs of trouble in Baltimore. At one point he looked up at me and suddenly said, “I’m very worried the civil unrest of the 1960s is coming back, and nothing about it will be good.”
Mona Charen has a terrific column on the homepage today, asking why the media is demanding a “smoking gun” for Hillary Clinton when the same standards haven’t applied to other politicians like Bob McDonnell. Sometimes the array of dead bodies riddled with bullet holes&nb

28 Apr 2015, 7:24 am

The new Bookmonger podcast is with Gary Scott Smith, author of Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents. We discuss the least-religious president, whether faith makes presidents better, and how political leaders should balance church and state.

Red State

And Now for some Stories that Have Nothing to Do With Baltimore

All the news seems to be focused on Baltimore these days, with lots of commentary about the riots and/or the news coverage thereof. So I thought it would be good to have some coverage of some stories that have absolutely nothing to do with Baltimore whatsoever - just completely unrelated things tha

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As the primary season gets underway, CNN is an early leader out of the gate in manufacturing quotes for GOP contenders. (Via RCP transcript). At the Iowa Faith and Freedom Summit, Sen. Ted Cruz said Democrats seeking to impose gay marriage laws by judicial fiat are "fascists." The problem is that t

28 Apr 2015, 7:52 am

More and more news flows out on a near daily basis about the corruption of Hillary Clinton. I have said before and will repeat that one can understand everything about Bill and Hillary Clinton by understanding they have financial anorexia. Bill and Hillary Clinton look in the mirror and still see p

28 Apr 2015, 6:37 am

10 years ago I began the transition from law to politics and full time stewardship of this site. It was, in fact, two weeks before the birth of my first child ten years ago in August that I told my wife I was going to quit being a lawyer to be a full time blogger. It went over as well as you might