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22 Dec 2014, 2:01 pm

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Begging for mercy.

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Long overdue reforms.

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Chinese officials are discussing a law that would clamp down on the activities of foreign-funded organizations, Reuters reports. If passed, the new policy would further suppress dissent in the country.

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The American Spectator

Al Sharpton Worried You've Forgotten About Him Since Yesterday

The events of this weekend are horrifying. Two NYPD officers are dead in an unprovoked attack that seems to have been cheered by at least a segment of the public. A child has been left fatherless, sentiments on both sides of a heated debate have been ignited, and a city is in mourning.  But be

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Over at NRO, our old friend Quin Hillyer makes mincemeat of Rand Paul's arguments in support of President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba. He further goes on to question Paul's fitness for higher office. Here is how Quin begins his piece: With his enthusiastic support for Barack
The New York Yankees will pay for the education of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos' two sons. Ramos, along with his partner Wenjian Liu, were ambushed in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday. Liu did not have any children. In 1982, the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner established the Silv
In an interview that was broadcast last night on 60 Minutes, retiring Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn proclaimed, “I’m proud of our country for electing Barack Obama.” Senator Coburn is to be admired for his years as a watchdog on the spending habits of Congress and bureauc

The Federalist

Valerie Plame Just Retweeted An Article Outing A CIA Agent

Remember Valerie Plame, the former CIA agent who was "outed" in the run-up to the Iraq war? She just retweeted an article outing another CIA agent.

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As we close out 2014, as another sad day of violence ends, could we also try to see the best in each other's arguments?
First they came for Bigfoot, but I didn’t speak up because I didn’t believe in Bigfoot.
As feminists complain about the ‘gendered expectations of Christmas,’ Martha Stewart blows them all out of the water in terms of being a woman and gracious hostess.

The Washington Free Beacon

China to Target Foreign-Funded Groups

Chinese officials are discussing a law that would clamp down on the activities of foreign-funded organizations, Reuters reports. If passed, the new policy would further suppress dissent in the country.

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The Pentagon has announced that up to 1,300 U.S. troops would be sent to Iraq in the New Year, despite promises by President Barack Obama that there would be “no boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria.


22 Dec 2014, 11:35 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

What was Obama taught about Cuba?

Did Barack Obama ever support the Cuban embargo to begin with?

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The Brooklyn police slaughter is just another example of how black racial hostility is now an everyday fact of life.


22 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

What were things really like under Batista?
There is more to the Sony hacking and movie distribution cancelling than meets the eye.  

Heritage Foundation

A Secret Santa With White House Connections Brings Christmas Cheer to Sick Children

Some sick children in Texas just got the surprise of their young lives: Santa Claus dropped by the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas to hand... Read More The post A Secret Santa With White House Connections Brings Christmas Cheer to Sick Children appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Less than 24 hours after two New York City police officers were shot and killed in broad daylight Saturday, New York Jets player Nick Mangold... Read More The post How New York Football Greats Salute Fallen NYPD Officers appeared first on Daily Signal.
“Are you saying public education is just a funding mechanism? … Is all education now public [and parents] can just choose?” asked Colorado Supreme Court... Read More The post ‘Public Education’ Should Fund Any Education, Not Just Government-Run Schools appeared first
What did you watch this weekend? If you have Dish, it wasn’t Fox News. After contract negotiations came to a halt between 21st Century Fox... Read More The post Why Dish Network Isn’t Carrying Fox News Right Now appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Obama's Plan to Fix Racism by Executive Order...

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Last month, a professor of economics at the University of California, Davis made some headlines by basically asserting that there is no American dream. It's a myth. He crunched the numbers, supposedly disproving it. Hmm. My dad used to always say, "Did you ever hear about the statistician who drowne
In the wake of the Eric Garner case, some libertarians have urged us to revisit the topic of natural law, a higher moral law that supplies an objective standard of justice for positive law, the law(s) posited (or made) by human beings.
After sniping at religion (as if only fundamentalists are climate skeptics), bemoaning the decline in public fears of global warming but lacking the curiosity to ask whether there might be good reasons, and repeating the myth that polar bears are endangered, Thorson progressed to errors of fact and,

The Corner

Re: A Little 101, Responsibility-Wise

Jay, in response to my post earlier, you write: But let me add a point, very elementary: No man is an island. No one lives in a vacuum. No one is hermetically sealed. What is poured into people’s ears matters. And not just theoretically. Take the easy example of Germany. (I know you’

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This is almost certainly the worst anti-gun commercial in the history of the United States: One can only imagine that the spot’s producers consider their set up to be inordinately clever. “Hey,” you can almost hear them say, “we’ll make it look as if there
Charlie, I agree with pretty much everything you say, as usual. I have been writing against charges of “creating a climate” for a long time. When Rabin was assassinated, liberals blamed Likud. When McVeigh bombed Oklahoma City, Clinton blamed Rush. I have these arguments down pat. But


22 Dec 2014, 12:11 pm

I had a pre-Christmas conversation with Joseph Bottum, who clearly loves writing about Christmas. Q: You seem to be on fire with your writing every time Christmas comes around—your book The Christmas Plains comes to mind. What is it about Christmas that gets you typing? A: I’m  m

Red State

Reacting to killing

I hate Twitter, mostly for politics. I use it for work, for which it is quite useful. But for discourse about controversial topics, it is a horrid medium. And with the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, Twitter and other outlets such as blog comments have again show

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I’ll admit that I’m one of those Americans that Dick Cheney frightens. I also agree with comedian Christian Finnigan that he looks like the Penguin from the old Adam West Batman series (which is a delightful comparison and series overall). Still, while he may scare me, I fail to see wha


22 Dec 2014, 11:50 am

It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy . Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has
I certainly hope that that gets his attention. Or that of his staff. Either will do. Anyway… once upon a time, in the far-off year of 2004, there was a Republican candidate for Illinois Senator called Jack Ryan. Ryan was widely considered to be an excellent replacement for retiring Republica
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