Sunday reflection: Matthew 6:1-6

5 Jul 2015, 9:01 am

Weakness and strength.

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(Steven Hayward)While everyone was getting on his Great American Barbecue yesterday for the July 4th holiday and awaiting the Greek referendum today, the Chinese stock market was crashing again. It’s down 12 percent over the last week, almost 30 percent in the last month. Tyler Cowen is on it,

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5 Jul 2015, 7:54 am

(Scott Johnson)The United National Human Rights Council is a body whose essential purpose is to stigmatize the Jewish state for imaginary crimes. The Obama administration therefore deems it important for the United States to fund and participate in the work of the body, such as the farcical investig

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The American Spectator

The Declaration of Independence: Vindication and Defeat

Something we ought to consider in the controversy over the Confederate (battle) flag: The United States defeated the Confederacy on the battlefield, but eventually gave in to the political principles that the Confederacy stood for. In the years leading up to and through the Civil War, Abraham Linco

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3 Jul 2015, 3:00 am

“Where the sole employer is the state, opposition means death by slow starvation,” Leon Trotsky, whose death came slowly by way of a quick icepick, famously observed. Nonconformity appears as the capital offense when the market serves as the main employer. If you’ve ever carried t
From our July 1984 issue, a review of James Webb’s third novel, A Country Such As This (Doubleday). Yesterday Webb announced he’s running for president, the fifth Democrat to declare, and certainly the most distinguished literary talent in the race for either party. Which can’t be
I’ve always found President Obama declaration that he will “degrade and destroy ISIS” to be odd. If he wants to destroy ISIS then he should simply state that he will “destroy ISIS.” Well, it doesn’t really look like Obama is in any hurry to degrade ISIS, muc

The Federalist

Poll: Only 47% Of Democrats Are ‘Extremely Proud’ To Be Americans This July 4th

A new poll released by Gallup this week revealed that a minority of Democrats, 47%, say they are "extremely proud" to be Americans this July 4th.

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Ben remembers the men who made freedom more than an ideal on the Fourth of July.
If you need talking points to guide you through the exotic process of talking with non-leftists, then you need to get out more. Here's a handy guide.
The Internet loves creating and destroying pariahs, so it's very rare to see the reddit rally in support of Victoria Taylor.

The Washington Free Beacon

Bush the Elder

In The Quiet Man, John Sununu, former governor of New Hampshire, writes affectionately of the presidency of George HW Bush. As Bush’s chief of staff, Sununu was with the president for all of the significant moments of his consequential term in office. Though admittedly biased, this assessment

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A prominent progressive organization linked to the White House and claiming to work for dozens of like-minded groups is threatening to attack any congressional Democrat who objects to a final nuclear deal with Iran, even before the terms of any such agreement have been finalized, according to an ema


4 Jul 2015, 4:00 am

The Washington Free Beacon staff wishes its readers a happy Fourth of July!


4 Jul 2015, 4:00 am

On July 4th, 1826, a Washington newspaper published one of the most poignant letters penned in American history. An ailing Thomas Jefferson regretfully declined an invitation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American independence with the citizens of the nation’s capital. “[T]o be

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

Whom The Gods Would Destroy: How Madness Rules Our Age

What happens to a man when reason has fled?  We declare him mad.  What then do we do with Western Civilization?

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"Send me your tired, your poor, your sufferers from Gender Dyspohoria, previously known as Gender Identity Disorder (See footnote 5.2)...
The alliance between two men who greatly resemble each other.
"The Donald' is showing how a little less kowtowing to political correctness does our country good.

Heritage Foundation

Supreme Court Decision a Loss for Unelected Bureaucrats Trying to Drive Up Energy Costs

The Supreme Court handed a victory to Americans concerned with unelected bureaucrats driving up energy costs by overturning a costly regulation that lacks any meaningful... Read More The post Supreme Court Decision a Loss for Unelected Bureaucrats Trying to Drive Up Energy Costs appeared first on T

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s lament last week that “words no longer have meaning” got me to thinking. I don’t claim to know Chief Justice... Read More The post Welcome to John Roberts’ America, Where Words Mean Nothing appeared first on The Daily Signal.
When he was 19, Anthony Orefice hit a telephone pole on his motorcycle going 100 miles per hour. Doctors told his family he wouldn’t survive.... Read More The post Disability Advocates Fight Assisted Suicide Measures appeared first on The Daily Signal.
In two months the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will hold its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is here that, for more than... Read More The post The Federal Reserve Hasn’t Reduced Frequency of Recessions. Why Is It Necessary Again? appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

The Declaration of Codependence

As we celebrate our independence this weekend, we probably also should mourn it. No, we arent reverting back to British subjects, but we are becoming subjects again. There is a new hierarchy dominating much of our discourse and social interaction that creates a coveted status for victims. When once

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Last Thursday I returned from two weeks in Africa only to be fish-slapped with the fact that gay marriage is now law and The Dukes of Hazzard has been banned. Way to drop the ball while Im out hunting.
For nearly two centuries, it has hung in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, an icon of the American founding by an artist who lived through the Revolution and personally met most of the men depicted in his painting. And yet John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 captures a
I in no way assert that I am an expert on the Supreme Court. I have read many books about Supremes such as Felix Frankfurter and John Jay, but that only gives me an inkling of insight.

The Corner

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft

The Guardian: The Estonian picked as the United Nation’s first digital privacy investigator was blocked on Friday by the German president of the UN Human Rights Council, after activist groups said she would not be a strong enough critic of US surveillance. Katrin Nyman-Metcalf was the cand

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5 Jul 2015, 8:41 am

Greeks are voting today and (FWIW) the latest chatter seems to be that the ‘no’ side (a rejection of the bailout deal) is doing well. ‘Interesting’ if true… Under the circumstances, this examination (from March) of Syriza (the far left party that is the dominant


4 Jul 2015, 10:47 am

On celebrating Independence Day, John Adams may have said it best: The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be comm


4 Jul 2015, 10:17 am

As Greece prepares to vote on a bailout package that is technically no longer there, the Marxist clown who is its finance minister does his bit for diplomacy. BBC: Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has accused Athens’ creditors of “terrorism”, the day before a referendum

Red State

American Economy Achieves Millstone

Cullen Roche at Pragmatic Capitalism does an exceptional job of pointing out the obviously obvious. The USA is not Greece. The future here is so bright we just gotta wear shades. I've looked at the map and stuff and the smart guy has a point. He throws in some other nice details as well. The USA ha

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Texas has a stockpile of gold. That gold is kept in New York City in an underground vault managed by HSBC. Texas has decided it wants all its gold back in Texas. Earlier this year, Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that had sailed through the Texas Legislature. It sets up a depository facility in T
You WILL believe what these wild and crazy media people did at the Hillary Clinton event! The post Behold: everything that you believed about the media and Hillary Clinton is true. appeared first on RedState.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate an
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