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Reality contradicts President Obama’s rationale for deciding to normalize diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba.

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18 Dec 2014, 6:38 am

(Scott Johnson)It’s a good thing that President Obama wasn’t in charge of American foreign policy during the Cold War. He could have decried the policy of containment followed by more or less faithfully by successive administrations for more than 40 years as an utter failure. At any give

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China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials. The flight test Saturday of a new DF-41 missile, China’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, marks the first t

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The American Spectator

Should Jeb Bush Switch Parties?

Listening to all the stories about Jeb Bush and his angst over the conservative base of the Republican Party, the question occurred: Why doesn’t Jeb ease his conscience and his donors' wallets and just switch parties? Go now, become a Democrat — and then form an alliance with the wife o

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18 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve met on the enemy front. Enemy of the Week petered out a while ago, owing to how all roads kept leading back to that self-styled valet at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. And all along we knew better than to pick on that tall well-exercised woman who has shopped
Listening to all the stories about Jeb Bush and his angst over the conservative base of the Republican Party, the question occurred: Why doesn’t Jeb ease his conscience and his donors' wallets and just switch parties? Go now, become a Democrat — and then form an alliance with the wife o


18 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

This nation’s campuses are truly losing their minds. The whole world is losing its mind. Maybe it always was mad. I guess humans are just plain mad. For people like me, 70 years old, living in a quiet neighborhood with an old wife and an old dog, life is still darned good. When I wa

The Federalist

President Obama Didn’t Tell The Whole Story About Cuba

Reality contradicts President Obama’s rationale for deciding to normalize diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba.

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If North Korea just committed the most successful terrorist attack on the United States since 9/11, why are our politicians so silent about it?
We cannot hope to have cheap, accessible health care unless we stop using health insurance as an automatic co-pay for every medical procedure possible.
A Breitbart.com review of ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ from BioWare gets the video game, and popular culture in general, all wrong.

The Washington Free Beacon

China Tests ICBM With Multiple Warheads

China carried out a long-range missile flight test on Saturday using multiple, independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, according to U.S. defense officials. The flight test Saturday of a new DF-41 missile, China’s longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile, marks the first t

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A spokesperson for the Treasury Department told the Washington Free Beacon that survival kits being ordered for government workers at every major bank in the United States are for “emergency preparedness.”


18 Dec 2014, 4:00 am

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

Doing Stupid Things with Iran

What have we gained from President Obama’s “Soft Power”? What has Iran done but pocket the concessions and continue on its path toward a nuclear weapon?

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Obama again delighting in trading Americans who hate America for foreign terrorists and murderers who also hate America.
All things being equal, having a Hispanic on the ticket appears to be the GOP's best hope, and Governor Brian Sandoval appears to be the best Hispanic choice.
If Hillary Rodham Clinton effuses that “new car smell” it could only come from a cosmetic transplant, a heavy-duty truck Glider Kit.

Heritage Foundation

Here’s a Glimpse of NASA’s $349 Million ‘Mothballed’ Tower

Washington is routinely accused of spending you tax dollars frivolously, but $349 million toward a project that may never be used? “All you’ve done is... Read More The post Here’s a Glimpse of NASA’s $349 Million ‘Mothballed’ Tower appeared first on Daily Signal.

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According to a recent Justice Department study, 80 percent of sexual assaults against college students are never reported. The report also found slightly higher rates... Read More The post Why Do 80% of College Sexual Assaults Never Get Reported? appeared first on Daily Signal.
Elizabeth Blaine, a 10-year-old from New Jersey, doesn’t like Common Core. Why? “Because it stinks,” the fourth-grader told school board members Monday night in Montclair,... Read More The post Watch This 10-Year-Old Explain Common Core to Her School Board: ‘It Stinks’
In his first-ever media interview, the military chaplain who was punished for making references to the Bible during a suicide-prevention seminar last month says he... Read More The post Punished for Referencing Bible, Military Chaplain Tells His Side of the Story appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Some Advice and a Job Request For the Jeb Bush 2016 Campaign Team

Understanding the current political appetite of the country and the major issues that are of significant import to Americans, these are the key items Ill suggest he repeatedly emphasize in an effort to get hired by his team:

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17 Dec 2014, 11:01 pm

You're a modest person, I know, but you have to admit -- there is one thing that you do better than anyone else. That's doing nothing.


17 Dec 2014, 11:01 pm

WASHINGTON -- Will Rogers, the late American humorist and corn-pone philosopher, once said, "All I know is what I read in the papers."
Were going to review two separate pieces of information, one about whether young people want to work for the federal government and another about an online poll about gun control that backfired. And both are somewhat encouraging, albeit not very scientific.

The Corner

The World Economy Staggers Along

From my most recent NRO article, on the global economic outlook: “Nothing profoundly useful is going to happen until the major countries reform entitlements and make them affordable to their aging societies, and attach their currencies to some measurement of value that holds governments accou

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18 Dec 2014, 4:51 am

Over on a Knights of Columbus site, I offer at least three gift ideas. Popular Catholic biblical theologian Scott Hahn talks Christmas joy in this Q&A we posted yesterday. By the way: Someone asked me on Twitter yesterday if we did our traditional Christmas-gift symposium; it was posted
For those wondering about the Vatican’s role in this week’s Cuba news, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan shared his thoughts during his Catholic Channel radio show on Sirius Wednesday afternoon. (Dolan has a doctorate in Church history – from my alma mater, the Catholi
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Red State

Why Shoot Up The School In Pakistan? Because Terrorism Works Like Hell

Just in case you had forgotten what a horrible sack full of human beings President George W. Bush once declared the Global War on Terror to snuff out, the Taliban has graciously offered us a reminder. If they were just a wee bit more media savvy; they could have had Alice Cooper jamming to “S

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Yes, believe it or not, last night I covered all three of those topics. In the first segment, I explained what Hanukkah is. I covered a bit of ground on Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. Then I spent a pretty significant amount of time explaining why, if you are a Christian, the virginity of Mary is pretty
I wonder if the New York Times is not entirely comfortable with the idea of a Hillary Clinton candidacy: “The Obama administration overturned a ban preventing a wealthy, politically connected Ecuadorean woman from entering the United States after her family gave tens of thousands of dollars t
Few could have predicted that communist regimes would win the day on December 17, 2014. Communism was so twentieth century. But Barack Obama, promising to fundamentally transform America, has done so. His mentor, communist activist Frank Marshall Davis, would be proud of him. To reiterate my conclu
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