Webster's Dictionary Deletes the Word 'Literally,' Blames Joe Biden

30 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

NEW YORK— The editors at Merriam-Webster have confirmed that "literally" will no longer appear in future editions of the company's family of dictionaries, saying that the word has been so abused by Vice President Joe Biden that it must now be "extirpated from the language and smited into the

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30 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

IRS records will note that as a child I was the founder of two clubs, the first of which was an acronym of friends’ first names and the second of which was called the Junior Killers, later changed to Junior Spies after an intervention from an agitated Mrs. Purple. Half the point of these secr

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Those who attack and demonize Israel for its imperfections in the face of the atrocities committed by its Arab neighbors are not just hypocrites. 

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It is nice to see Michelle Obama sticking up for women’s rights in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The First Lady, accompanying her husband on a condolence call at the Saud’s for the lately departed King Abdullah, wore a decidedly unorthodox outfit, by the standards of the Wahhabi religious branc

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The American Spectator

Decoding the Left

IRS records will note that as a child I was the founder of two clubs, the first of which was an acronym of friends’ first names and the second of which was called the Junior Killers, later changed to Junior Spies after an intervention from an agitated Mrs. Purple. Half the point of these secr

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It is nice to see Michelle Obama sticking up for women’s rights in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The First Lady, accompanying her husband on a condolence call at the Saud’s for the lately departed King Abdullah, wore a decidedly unorthodox outfit, by the standards of the Wahhabi religious branc
Listening to the President’s State of the Union address last week, you might have come away convinced that, at least in the field of foreign policy, everything is coming up roses. Yet a look at the real world provides a jarring contrast to the complacency and unrealism of that speech—an


30 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

Sixty-five years ago last week, Alger Hiss—the protégé of Oliver Wendell Holmes, a rising star in the State Department, and a Soviet agent code-named “Ales”—was convicted of perjury for denying any involvement in Soviet espionage. This should have forever close

The Federalist

Fifty Shades: Now On Sale At Target

Target welcomes ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ products to its formerly family-friendly shelves. Do we really need society to get any more messed up?

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It’s easy to scoff at a mom who bills no-shows for her kindergartener’s birthday party. But many of us indulge in similar birthday madness.
It is not at all clear that the global evangelicalism surge will be good for humanity or orthodox Christianity.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” was not actually a sacred item passed to humankind on Mount Sinai and Steven Spielberg was not a God.

The Washington Free Beacon

Cruz Calls for Investigation Into State Dept.-Funded Nonprofit

Sen. Ted Cruz’s office called for an investigation on Thursday into the State Department’s funding of a nonprofit group that is assisting a campaign aimed at defeating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Nick Muzin, deputy chief of staff for Cruz, said the senator was “very

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Government housing agencies seeking to entice more low-income homebuyers to purchase mortgages are engaged in a price war that could leave taxpayers on the hook if another housing meltdown occurs, according to experts.
Leading gun rights groups say Washington, D.C.'s issuance of a limited number of gun carry permits has not lessened their objections to the city's law. Though the Metropolitan Police Department has approved a handful of applicants to carry firearms in the city, gun rights organizations continue to

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

Mad Scientists in the Laboratory of Culture

There must be some root reason giants like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, and the network news shows are consistently liberal.

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Those who attack and demonize Israel for its imperfections in the face of the atrocities committed by its Arab neighbors are not just hypocrites. 
The election victory of the Greek communists would have delighted Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis.


30 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

Liberals raging against Benjamin Netanyahu's "insult" need to think about how Obama's own insults will look in the annals of history.

Heritage Foundation

Republican Congressman Urges House Leadership to Use Reconciliation to Repeal Obamacare

Rep. John Fleming, R-La., is emboldening House leadership to embrace a budget tactic that would lower the threshold of votes needed to rollback provisions of... Read More The post Republican Congressman Urges House Leadership to Use Reconciliation to Repeal Obamacare appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The Senate approved legislation on Thursday authorizing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite threats from the White House to veto it. The legislation was... Read More The post Find Out How Your Senators Voted on the Keystone XL Pipeline appeared first on Daily Signal.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba. The bill has an equal number... Read More The post With Bill to Ease Travel, Some Republicans Want to ‘Modernize’ US-Cuba Relationship appeared first on Daily Signal.
Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal complaint that he is a victim of religious discrimination after losing his job after his... Read More The post Atlanta Fire Chief Fired Over Views of Homosexuality Files Discrimination Complaint appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Are You Still Charlie?

Mark Zuckerberg isnt. Heck, even Charlie Hebdo isnt still Charlie.

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At the World Economic Forum last week, Secretary of State John Kerry argued that though extremists may cite Islam as a justification for terrorism, the world should refrain from using the term "Islamic radicals."
Some columnists write New Year's columns chronicling the mistakes over the last year. I don't, but as this January has rolled on, it's become clear I've made many about the 2016 presidential race.
What could be more American than letting moms and dads decide where their kids go to school?

The Corner

Super Bowl/February/Groundhog Day links

February links - Pagan Roman purification (februa = purify) and Mary’s purification 40 days after the birth of Christ. Life magazine archive of photos from Super Bowl 1. Super Bowl stadiums made from meat. Were footballs ever actually made of pigskin? The Los

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I published an essay last weekend on Obamacare that made the following points: The ACA is in danger, both from the Supreme Court and if a Republican wins the White House in 2016; a common liberal argument in the face of such danger is that the repeal of Obamacare “equals death;” and &ld
On Thursday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said Republicans in Congress should not entertain the budget they’re about to see released by “the biggest deficit-increaser in the history of the galaxy.” Instead, Krauthammer explained, the GOP should pass
Now that’ll kill your love for the Beatles! The thugs running our favorite Venezuela-lite South American neighbor, who are up to their Ecuadorian globos oculares in the contrived RICO scheme to fleece Chevron (as NR writers have expounded upon here, here, here, here, here, and here —

Red State

The Ninnies of America

I would note that the blizzard of New England quieted for a time the criticisms of “American Sniper,” the movie about Chris Kyle. It didn’t affect the box office take, but all the ninnies who want to whine about the movie were shut in and shut up. And they are ninnies. War is hell

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While you are going to hear a good deal about how the Democrats plan to message, and take advantage of their gerrymandered states, and framing, and almost everything else - one thing that's going to be not talked about much will be which seats are going to flip. The post Think that the Democrats w
I suppose that if Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right and we can define deviancy down, there is really no good reason why terrorism can’t be defined down, too. Via ABC’s Jon Karl: They act like terrorists, they regularly kill civilians like terrorists, but the White House does not conside
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