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Charles Hoskinson How much do Americans trust President Obama?

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17 Apr 2014, 9:49 am

(Paul Mirengoff) Americans may have lost interest in terrorism, but terrorism remains interested in us. For example, the Washington Post reports on a video that surfaced on Islamist websites showing a large group of al Qaeda terrorists, including high ranking ones, taking part in an open-air gatheri

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(Steven Hayward) The Washington Post reports today that the president of Dartmouth, Philip Hanlon, is decrying “extreme behavior” on the campus.  Is he taking proper note of the students who occupied his office with their extreme demands for preposterous things?  That would be

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The American Spectator

Limits on Campaign Contributions Serve Incumbents

Thomas Sowell knows why politicians on both sides of the aisle are so upset that the Supreme Court overturned limits on campaign contributions—because such restrictions hurt political challengers and protect incumbents. I think he hit the nail on the head: The recent Supreme Court decision ov

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17 Apr 2014, 9:32 am

Feature of the Day: The Crashes That Changed Plane Designs Forever Morning Headlines Domestic                                                           As

17 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

A story is told about Robert L. Bartley, late editor of the Wall Street Journal, and his penchant for long silences. He is supposed to have once taken a job applicant to lunch at which, though the two shared a meal, neither spoke a syllable. That is no doubt apocryphal; the job applicant proba

17 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

France’s pseudo-bolshevikian government has discovered a new problem in urgent need of a socialist solution: what to do about women. In the land where influential dames, if not dames,have for centuries dominated their menfolk beyond the wildest dreams of American feminists, where medieval kni

The Federalist

The Gospel According To Bloomberg

Bloomberg ignored the doubts of the crowd and the Pharisees and gave his next sermon to a mirror, where it was received with much adulation.

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There are many better things to ask about helicopter parenting than how it affects the kids.
Before we venerate Bundy as a freedom fighter, we might stop to consider the facts.
Cut taxes, build roads, curtail frivolous lawsuits and let people defend themselves.

The Washington Free Beacon

More than 15,000 Federal Employees Made At Least $200K in 2013

A new database compiled by shows that more than 15,000 federal employees are made at least $200,000 in 2013.

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A pro-Russian separatist group in eastern Ukraine is denying responsibility for the distribution of flyers that called for all Jews to register with the separatists and begin to pay special taxes.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez responded to a critical piece about her 2010 campaign published in left-wing magazine Mother Jones, the Washington Examiner reports.

Big Government

Game Changer? 'Heaven Is for Real' Scores Big Box Office Debut, A+ Rating

Profitable Christian movies are nothing new in Hollywood, but the initial success of Heaven Is for Real could change the way the industry views these films. Features like Fireproof and Courageous earned far more than their total budgets, proving a faith-based audience is eager to see these st

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In one of its more bizarre attacks against the political right, Thursday morning the left-wing Politico published a lead splash containing nearly 3500 words of smoke pretending to be breaking news of a scandal that involves conservative Tea Party groups that advertise openly on conservative talk r
Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the Ukraine situation in his annual televised phone-in on Thursday. He told his audience he does not want to use forces in Ukraine, but did not rule out the possibility. Ukrainians and the West claim Russia is behind the hostilities in the east, but Puti
On the night of April 16 Ukrainian troops were able to repel an "attack against their base in the southeast city of Mariupol." According to AFP, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said the Ukrainians killed three pro-Russian "assailants" and wounded 13 others in the process. Mariupol is a Black Sea po

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr

11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

It’s Not the Value of the Chinese Currency: The Proof in Charts

While the U.S. Treasury did not label China as a currency manipulator this week, it did criticize the Chinese authorities for recently intervening in the foreign exchange market. However, the yuan–dollar exchange value has no effect on the U.S.–Chinese bilateral trade balance. This is b

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Is there anything the U.S. government doesn’t take taxpayer dollars to do? Here’s a lesser-known function of your hard-earned money: providing backing for people in other countries to buy things from America. Come again? Yes, that’s right. Let’s say Air China wants to purcha
Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Monday banning minimum wage and employee benefit increases in Oklahoma cities. The bill declares “state preemption authority,” stipulating that “no municipality or other political subdivision of this state shall establish a ma
Three Republican governors yesterday blasted President Barack Obama over changes to next year’s Medicare Advantage rates, writing in a letter that the Obama administration’s recent rate announcement was “little more than political theater.” While the administration says Medi

"HRC": A Study Guide To 2016 for the GOP

"HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton"by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes is a riveting, almost-impossible-to-put-down chronicle of the five years in the life of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that begins with her loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential primari

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17 Apr 2014, 8:28 am

Three or four short items on my mind today.
Darkness fell across the land and the man they thought would be their savior cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Soon after, he breathed his last.

16 Apr 2014, 11:40 pm

There’s a damning number regarding our economy that Obama doesn’t want to talk about. It’s a number, but for him, would be lower. And, lower, in this case would be a good thing for the economy.

The Corner

Reid Buckley, R.I.P.

Reid told great stories, and relished the great stories of others. (The two talents are related–when we come across someone else’s good story, we make it ours by repeating it.) One of his very best concerned the time he took Norman Mailer to lunch with his mother and aunt. These two lad

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Per USA Today, Jews are being asked to register in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine: Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part

17 Apr 2014, 9:37 am

Charles Blahous makes the case “that the ACA is rapidly becoming a colossal fiscal disaster as enrollment proceeds heedless of the concurrent collapse of the law’s financing structure.”

17 Apr 2014, 9:33 am

Those trying to learn more about the extraordinarily complex history of Ukraine, could do much, much worse than read this fine piece in Eurozine by historian Tim Snyder, author of the definitive Bloodlands. There is so much here worth excerpting that it is hard to know what to choose, but here

Red State

“Abortion Barbie” is Losing and May Be Corrupt

If the only thing I accomplish during campaign 2014 is being credited with labeling Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” I will be happy. Defining her early as a single issue candidate outside the mainstream and doing so based on her own words, pink shoes, and hagiographic press clippings

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If you are a Colorado resident, please go here now and sign this petition. The petition signatures will be delivered to the Senate floor today. If you aren't a resident of Colorado but still want to help us stand for the rights of parents and the rights of the unborn, tweet out this post, share the
When Barack Obama unveiled his Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative back in 2010, it looked fairly benign. According the HHS program description: A wide range of evidence-based programs are eligible for these funds. Grants are available to funding medically accurate and age appropriate programs tha
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Harvey Silverglate to discuss his book, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, the many obscure laws you break everyday and the how the Feds use "in the name of national security" as a legal w