Thailand Haltingly Moves Toward Stability and Democracy

26 Oct 2014, 12:00 am

Following in the steps of Egypt and Ukraine, Thailand's militarty overthrew a popularly elected government that had become corrupt.

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Has atheist evangelist Richard Dawkins met his match in an 8 year-old Down Syndrome boy?

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Guess what tried-and-true strategy the Democrats are going to use to try to win in the 2014 midterms.  Hint: it's pretty evil.

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Asset forfeiture laws are a travesty that violates civil liberties, undermines private-property rights, and corrupts law enforcement.

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The American Spectator

Maddon Resigns as Rays Manager

Joe Maddon opted out of his contract as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. In nine seasons and a 754-705 record, Maddon was the winningest manager in Rays history. In 2008, Maddon shocked the baseball world by leading the Rays to an AL pennant. The Rays would also make post-season appearances in 2010,

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25 Oct 2014, 12:20 am

Jack Bruce, the former lead singer and bass player for the supergroup Cream, has passed away following a lengthy battle with liver disease. He had received a transplant in 2003. Bruce was 71. Born in Scotland, Bruce was a classically trained musician at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music who
I appreciate Emily for briefing us on this government sponsored panty raid. There are many things I'd like to say to Homeland Security, but they are unmentionable.
Craig Shirley and Laura Ingraham have written a superb piece in the Los Angeles Times on the Reagan Time for Choosing speech  Among the important points the two made was this: … Yet in the face of the failed big-government Republicanism of recent history and the failed collectivism of

The Federalist

Millennials Don’t Really Suck That Much—Consider Ariana Grande

It’s time to shift our eyes to the new revolutionaries, the Millennials, who will become part of our tradition whether we like it or not.

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Heightened interest and concern about Ebola is not panic and the media really need to stop characterizing it as such. Besides, why trust reporters?
With the midterms looming, Obamacare politics are again prominent. But some Republican candidates find themselves defending that law.
We can’t both prevent and encourage suicide.

The Washington Free Beacon

He’s Not Wrong

Steven Pinker's The Sense of Style is a maddening book, much the way doctoral students are maddening. At once a style guide, a work of aesthetics, and an overeducated explanation of writing precepts that many unwashed composition teachers nationwide already understand, it is a book sometimes too sma

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Enoch Powell once remarked, “all political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure.” Nelson Rockefeller, so unlike the gloomy Powell, would have agreed, and said so in his way. Near the end of his life, he told a former staffer “you’ve
At a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton’s attempt to attack “trickle-down economics,” resulted in a spectacularly odd statement. Clinton defended raising the minimum wage saying “Don’t let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, th

Big Government

Reductio Ad Absurdum: Gilmore's Michigan St. Argument

ESPN's Rod Gilmore played at Stanford and earned a law degree at Cal--and he is the one guy the selection committee should completely ignore when they announce their first college playoff seeds Tuesday. Gilmore seems to be one of those intellectuals who skipped common sense, as his playoff criteria

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25 Oct 2014, 11:11 pm

NBC’s Saturday Night Live mocked President Obama for his handling of Ebola and other problems in his administration’s second term. In the sketch, Obama says “some people want to criticize the way our administration has handled this crisis, and it's true we made a few mistakes ear
DURHAM, New Hampshire — Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Massachusetts’ liberal icon Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took the stage more than a hour later than they were scheduled to here Saturday morning at the University of New Hampshire. Shaheen and Warren were s
Marcelo Marquez allegedly shot and killed a Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy and a Placer County Sheriff's Deputy, and also allegedly shot and wounded a second Placer County deputy and a civilian on Friday. On Saturday, authorities revealed that the suspect -- real name, Luis Enrique Monroy-Brac

American Thinker

Asset Forfeiture and Perverse Incentives

Asset forfeiture laws are a travesty that violates civil liberties, undermines private-property rights, and corrupts law enforcement.

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Guess what tried-and-true strategy the Democrats are going to use to try to win in the 2014 midterms.  Hint: it's pretty evil.
U.S. policy on Israel and the Palestinians is only keeping the rockets flying.
There is one particular thing that illustrates better than anything else the unreasonableness — and some would say gall — of homosexuality activists.

Heritage Foundation

Power Company Fights with Farmers Over Private Property Needed for Pipeline

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Power is firing back at opponents by shooting down what it calls “myths” over the utility’s proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. A... Read More The post Power Company Fights with Farmers Over Private Property Needed for Pipeline appeared first on Daily

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With little time before the midterm election, the decisions in the courts, including the Supreme Court, on the procedural rules that will govern the election... Read More The post The Left Keeps Trying to Win Elections By Litigation Over Rules Governing Elections appeared first on Daily Signal.
If you’ve ever tried to board a plane, cash a check or rent a car, you’ve almost surely had to show some form of identification... Read More The post Showing ID When Voting Should Be One of the Least Controversial Policies in the World appeared first on Daily Signal.
American workers and motorists got some badly-needed relief this week when the price of oil plunged to its lowest level in years. The oil price... Read More The post The True Reason Gas Prices are Falling (Hint: It’s Not Because of Green Energy) appeared first on Daily Signal.

SF Rent Ordinance: Like a Bomb You Don't Hear Till It Hits

San Francisco is a cauldron of rights, unless you own a home. Buy a property here and you might as well paint a target on your back.

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How big? Lets go with 246-189, the biggest GOP margin since the late 1940s.
What happens if you misbehave at work? Are you given a paid vacation? Awarded with additional funds for your lavish pension?
Its noteworthy that the President is saving his surprise until after this years elections. And its difficult to know if he can be stopped, regardless of who wins in November.

The Corner

Foiled Again!

The Economist: Over the past 50 years, every forecast of how long people will live has fallen short. Despite fears that obesity and global warming would reverse the trend, life expectancy in rich countries has grown steadily, by about 2.5 years a decade, or 15 minutes every hour….

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Russia’s fusion of nationalism, Russian Orthodox Christianity and reverence for (heavily sanitized) aspects of the Soviet past continues to evolve in less than reassuring ways BBC: As voters in most of Ukraine prepare to go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament, the rebels in th

25 Oct 2014, 8:23 am

In recent years, I’ve had several occasions to go to Norway, and a visit to that country will make you think about immigration, assimilation, and all that jazz. So will a visit to Holland, for example. Anyway, I returned from Norway a couple of days ago. While there, I thought of something M

25 Oct 2014, 7:38 am

Back in the Reagan years, we spoke of a “domestic Brezhnev Doctrine.” The real Brezhnev Doctrine said this: If a country goes Communist, it will stay Communist. The Communist government is forever. The Soviet Union will defend it. The Reagan Doctrine, of course, was conceived to counte

Red State

Study: Illegal votes can determine elections; Voter ID not sufficient

In an interesting op-ed in the Washington Post, Jesse Richman and David Earnest of Old Dominion University (my alma mater), say that not only can vote by non-citizens determine election The post Study: Illegal votes can determine elections; Voter ID not sufficient appeared first on RedState.

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For reasons that can only be ascribed to politics (my gosh, I'm getting so tired of prefacing every single thing this bunch of clowns does with the same phrase), Eric The post Justice Department claims black and Hispanic voters are dumb and unsophisticated appeared first on RedState.

25 Oct 2014, 9:41 am

I have noticed some wild variations in polling in places like South Dakota, Kentucky, and Georgia. Places that should not be in play seem to be in play. What makes The post The Wild Variations appeared first on RedState.
Throughout most of the 19th and 20th centuries Socialism had a fairly precise definition, a somewhat clear program, and a generally agreed upon goal.  The definition of Socialism was some The post Why the Welfare State Isn’t Well and It Isn’t Fair appeared first on RedState.