Scott Walker seeks to deflate the GOP’s libertarian streak

1 Feb 2015, 2:31 pm

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Gov. Scott Walker (R., Wisc.) has yet to decide officially whether he will run for president in 2016, but on Sunday he told ABC’s “This Week” no one should count him out.

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Be nice to your local driver... or else

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(Steven Hayward)I guess the strictures against “hate speech” don’t apply to the climatistas, or at least about their invective against climate skeptics. In our “Picks” section we linked David Rose’s Daily Mail column about the death threats he’s received for

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The American Spectator

Scott Walker Tops Iowa Poll

One year from today the Iowa Caucus takes place.  According to a new poll conducted by the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg, Scott Walker leads GOP hopefuls wih 15% narrowly leading Rand Paul. Mitt Romney, who announced on Friday that he would not be running in 2016, finis

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1 Feb 2015, 12:17 am

On Friday, Michael Medved announced he was taking a leave of absence from his radio program revealing that he was undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Medved, 66, was diagnosed in December and expects to complete his treatments at the end of February.  Here's hoping for a speedy recovery an
On Saturday, I watched Ernie Banks' funeral on the MLB Network. Among those who spoke were Hall of Fame teammates Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins and Lou Brock (who began his career as a Cub) as well as newly elected Illinois GOP Governor Bruce Rauner and Jesse Jackson. Then there was Chicago busi
Many on the right will have shared my shock and astonishment at Robert Kagan’s advice to Bibi Netanyahu to “Bow Out Gracefully” (from addressing Congress) displayed prominently on the opinion page of Friday’s Washington Post. Robert never displayed the breath-taking scope of

The Federalist

Katy Perry Isn’t The Super Bowl Halftime Performer We Need Or Deserve

With Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime performance, we’re finally getting a halftime show dedicated to deaf adolescent boys.

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The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that will start your year out right. Heed these warnings about how not to screw it up.
Some people see a racist inside every head that formerly wore a mullet.
Living a moral life and being able to explain why will make the biggest moral difference in the long term, not demands for banning smut.

The Washington Free Beacon

Walker: Don’t Bet Against Me in 2016

Gov. Scott Walker (R., Wisc.) has yet to decide officially whether he will run for president in 2016, but on Sunday he told ABC’s “This Week” no one should count him out.

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1 Feb 2015, 4:00 am

Alex Epstein’s argument in The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels is unconventional. Millions of people will die, he says, if we attempt drastically to restrict the use of fossil fuels in the United States. The usual rationale for doing so is that it will save lives. Environmentalists such as Bill Mc

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

The Left and Absolute Sexual Freedom

Incest, pedophilia, and all kinds of other sexual license are back in vogue.  Will the Christian Church step up to recover its 2,000-year-old commitment to sexuality and marriage?

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The concern of certain sports purists with unfair advantage probably stems from America’s obsession with “equality.” But equality in sports is fairly daft.
The Obama administration is eagerly anticipating the upcoming Israeli elections, in the hope that a new left wing labor administration will be able to make the necessary "concessions" in the name of peace.
Highly qualified psychopaths are ambitious and manipulative and may represent three to four percent of corporate executives, not to mention political leaders.

Heritage Foundation

Scott Walker: ‘I Wouldn’t Bet Against Me on Anything’

Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., is leading a new poll of likely Republicans voters in Iowa. So will he run for president? Walker told Martha Raddatz... Read More The post Scott Walker: ‘I Wouldn’t Bet Against Me on Anything’ appeared first on Daily Signal.

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During an appearance on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan defended House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister... Read More The post Citing Constitution, Paul Ryan Defends Israeli Leader’s Address to Congress appeared first
In a recent interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, was asked why President Obama avoids the phrase “Islamic extremism.” Gabbard,... Read More The post Why Won’t Obama Use the Words ‘Islamic Extremism’? Watch What This Democrat
It is a surprise they will never forget. Aaron Rodgers surprises fallen veterans' children in latest #ItsAaron video — Green Bay Press-Gaz. (@gbpressgazette)... Read More The post Children of Fallen Veterans Get the Surprise of Their Life From

Winners, Losers, And Unequal Pay: Lessons From The Superbowl For A Troubled Labor Market

Are you ready for some football?

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If there is any problem with getting women into tech, it isn't sexism. The problem lies in lack of interest in general.
Ill never forget the summer of 2005, when my gorgeous wife walked into my office, while I was cleaning my guns and talking to my two hunting bros about our next adventure, and asked me to hunt a buffalo.
I remain amused by all the pundits who think the US has "decoupled" from the global economy and will grow stronger in 2015.

The Corner

Oh Yes, There’s This Too

After this, this (from Takis Machis in the Wall Street Journal): As late as 1987, [new Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias] advocated violence and civil war as necessary means to bring about social change in the world. In recent years, Mr. Kotzias seems to have developed a deep understanding of

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For obvious reasons, the Sunday shows this week all had football on the brain. On Meet the Press, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith and NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash both popped up to tout the success of measures aimed at making the game safer. Smith, a D.C. nat
Reuters: The new Greek government’s anti-bailout stance has sent shudders through much of Europe but Germany’s eurosceptic AfD party can hardly believe its good fortune ahead of a regional election as a breakup of the euro zone suddenly appears possible. Syriza, which took power last

1 Feb 2015, 12:24 pm

. . . for the obligatory Jeb-Bush-was-a-bully-in-prep-school story.

Red State

No such thing as “political correctness?” Ask Goldonna, Louisiana.

Chances are you’ve never heard of Goldonna, Louisiana. Chances are you might not be able to pronounce the name of the Louisiana parish it’s in. But you can almost certainly believe they’ve felt the sting of political correctness in recent weeks. GOLDONNA –The recent 10-day s

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The United Steelworkers made partially good on their strike threat earlier Sunday morning as negotiations between management and the union failed to produce a new contract. The union called a strike at nine of the 65 fuel-making plants the union represents and stated the other 56 refineries are on
Over the past few weeks, I’ve already covered the troubles people could face with the upcoming Obamacare tax if they don’t register for health insurance by February 15th. Obviously, the White House is aware of this, and they understand well just how angry the upcoming tax could make peo
*My* party isn't the one with the problem when it comes to convincing white voters to vote for minority candidates with shared values. The post Let me FIFY, National Journal: “Why Don’t White DEMOCRATS Elect Minority Reps to Congress?” appeared first on RedState.