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22 Aug 2014, 8:07 pm

(John Hinderaker)Maybe it’s a sign of a warped sense of humor, but I found this headline from the AFP hilarious: Living Forever May Never Be Possible: Study What would we do without studies?

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NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reported Friday night that the current U.S. strategy to fight terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) with air strikes in Iraq is not proving effective. Engel told MSNBC’s Chris Matthew that U.S. military officials

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(John Hinderaker)Probably we should all be past being shocked at what goes on in the public schools, but I confess that an email I got today from Devin Foley of Better Ed shocked me. It quoted descriptions, written by Twin Cities area high school teachers, of how their schools teach literature class

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22 Aug 2014, 7:01 pm

Endless summer.

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The American Spectator

The Difference Between ISIS & Hamas

Earlier this week, ISIS beheads American photojournalist James Foley. Now Hamas publicly executes 18 Palestinians accused of "collaborating" with Israel. ISIS has threatened to kill journalist Stephen Joel Sotloff. Hamas is threatening to execute more "collaborators". So what's the difference betwe

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22 Aug 2014, 11:11 am

It’s been a busy couple of days for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. On Wednesday, the nation’s top law enforcement officer — who doubles as the leading impediment to law enforcement, whenever he sees a law he doesn’t like — flew to St. Louis for another exercise in

22 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

The great Tiger Woods has announced that, owing to his latest back injury, he’s going to have to take a month or two off from golf play. But never fear, Barack is here, ready to fill the vacuum as most famous golfer in the world. It is, we might say, so 21st century of him. Even his prompt re
The phase “limousine liberal” was ironically coined by a Democrat, New York City mayoral hopeful Mario Procaccino, during his 1969 campaign to unseat Republican John Lindsay.  Procaccino was attacking Lindsay’s generous and well-healed backers who, as he put it, “live o

The Federalist

Al Sharpton. Mr. Respectable.

Reintroduce yourself to one of the president's most trusted advisers

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Progressives want everything locally grown except government, in part because self-government proves the failure of the Administrative State.
Fantasy football’s extra dash of silliness creates a buffer from the raw torrent of emotion that occasionally makes real sports just a little too real.
The recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn has shifted unions and forced unionism across the country.

The Washington Free Beacon

NBC: Current Policy Against ISIL ‘Isn’t Working’

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The Laborers union did not place much of a priority on hiring union workers for a massive renovation on its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation will honor the millions of Europeans who suffered and died under the Nazi and Soviet Union regimes on Saturday, in remembrance of Black Ribbon Day.
A declassified intelligence report released by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) this week showed Hamas terrorists have been firing rockets at Israel from heavily populated civilian areas, including churches, United Nations facilities, Red Cross stations, hospitals, schools, children’s playgrou

Big Government

CA Lawmakers Fight 'Hate' by Banning State Sale, Display of Confederate Flag

On August 21 the California State Assembly voted 66-1 to pass AB 2444, banning the state from selling Confederate flags or displaying them. An exemption would exist for "the flag's use in school textbooks, public museums and other educational settings." According to The Huffington Post, AB 2444 wa

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Montana State Senator Amanda Curtis (D-76 Dist.) is running for U.S. Senate and will no doubt be trying to run away from her past statements mocking guns, Christianity, the Bible, and the family. She just stepped into the race in place of John Walsh, the Democrat candidate who had to step down ami
Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News is reporting that a famous Jewish couple were stabbed to death in their home in Istanbul. The bodies of Jak Karako, 77, and his wife, Georgia Karako, 69, were discovered by police in their apartment in Istanbul’s Ortaköy neighborhood. The caretake
The University of Mary Washington's (UMW) school paper is changing its 88-year-old name from The Bullet to The Blue & Gray Press out of a desire, in part, to avoid a name which "propagated violence." According to the Fredericksburg Star, the school paper sent out a release to the UMW

American Thinker

The VHA Scandal Is Almost an Act Of Divine Intervention

The VHA scandal shines a light on what by now we should have fully realized -- government is almost never the solution; it is the problem.

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22 Aug 2014, 12:00 am

American communists have a long history of exploiting racial incidents. We can expect the same at Ferguson.
Religion cannot simply be about the next world. It has to care about living life in this world as well.
Instead of asking what causes crime, the better question is what is the root cause of poverty?

Heritage Foundation

Obama Adminstration’s Eighth Try on HHS Mandate and Religious Liberty Still Fails

The eighth time still doesn’t seem to be the charm for government bureaucrats. On Friday, the Obama administration released yet another revision to the Department... Read More The post Obama Adminstration’s Eighth Try on HHS Mandate and Religious Liberty Still Fails appeared first on Da

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It’s the chilly challenge that’s sweeping the nation. So it’s no surprise that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has spread to Capitol Hill, state houses... Read More The post 15 Politicos Cool Down With ALS Ice Bucket Challenge appeared first on Daily Signal.
Do we really need to make this illegal? A city in Florida passed an ordinance “prohibiting pants more than two inches below the waistline,” according... Read More The post No Joke: Florida City Makes It Illegal to Wear Your Pants Too Low appeared first on Daily Signal.
Dr. Kent Bradley, the 33-year-old missionary from Texas, is thanking God for saving his life after being cured of the deadly Ebola virus earlier this... Read More The post Ebola Survivor Thanks God and ‘Thousands and Thousands of Prayers’ for Saving His Life appeared first on Daily Sign


As the World Burns: Obama’s “Stupid Stuff” Foreign Policy and its Disastrous Effects

Obamas foreign policy has become noteworthy for a remarkable series of bad decisions, miscalculations, and fecklessness -- tragically ironic for an administration whose foreign policy mantra is dont do stupid stuff.

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After decades of paranoid hemming and hawing, last month the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management finally approved oil exploration in Federal waters along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to Florida.

22 Aug 2014, 10:00 am

The American people have learned that once again, they were not told the truth. We were told that by the fall of 2012, Al Qaeda was purportedly on the run, finished off by a diplomacy that exchanged bullets for talking points, kinetic warfare for bridge-building conciliation. None of it was true. Th
Much like the Great Depression did to the Greatest Generation, the financial crisis of 2008 seared the souls of millions of investors.

The Corner

Ghost Stories for Grown-Ups

My article on Robert Aickman, the master of the surreal ghost story, is in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal.

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Attorney general Eric Holder and Missouri Democratic leaders need to apologize to the law-enforcement community for impugning officers’ motives in light of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., according to one prominent county sheriff. Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, who gained notorie
Writing in today’s Telegraph here and on the Spectator blog, Fraser Nelson makes the important point that “America’s racial divide” is no larger and no more significant than Britain’s social and geographical divisions. Of course, both divisions are important
After two days of negative press criticizing President Obama’s decision to hit the golf course 15 minutes after he delivered comments on the execution of American journalist James Foley, the White House could only defend it by saying the president needed a “release” from all the

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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