Tim Howard still saves

20 Sep 2014, 10:21 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)European soccer returned to Goodison Park this week after an absence of more than four years. Everton celebrated with a 4-1 victory over the German side Wolfsburg in a Europa League match. The score flattered Everton. It was achieved on the strength of Tim Howard, the U.S. goalkeeper

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20 Sep 2014, 7:31 pm

Skepticism.

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20 Sep 2014, 7:23 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)CNN reports that Chuck Hagel has asked his staff for detailed information about the U.S. military’s relationships with the National Football League in the wake of the controversy over how the league is handling domestic-abuse allegations against players. With the U.S. supposedl

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The only safe place

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The American Spectator

Kerry Seeks Iran's Help Against ISIS

You know things are going badly in terms of recruiting a broad coalition against ISIS if the Obama Administration is seeking Iran's help. During a UN Security Council Meeting on Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry said, "There is a role for nearly every country in the world to play, including Iran.

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19 Sep 2014, 11:48 am

With 26 of 32 precincts reporting, the BBC is projecting that Scotland has voted against independence. The No forces are expected to win 55% of the vote.  As Quebec referendums have become a permanent feature of Canadian politics, Scottish referendums will become a permanent feature of U.K. po
Less than 24 hours after the Scottish Referendum, SNP Leader and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has announced he will step down in November. Although the Yes side lost by a 10 point margin, it is certainly far better than anyone expected. So I doubt there was any pressure brought to bear on h


19 Sep 2014, 3:00 am

When Scotland “voted” on union with her southern neighbor 307 years ago, English troops flowed to the border and English pounds flowed through the Scottish parliament. English force sought, unlike Hadrian, to welcome and not repel. The parliamentarians quietly voted “yes”; t

The Federalist

Proof That Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome Is Real

Sarah Palin is a good way to tease out Freudian levels of weirdness. But why are conservative women such a threat? Is it their embrace of life?

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Washington's foolish approaches to the Islamic State will not destroy them or discourage others from following in their footsteps.
I have a few theories about why parents nowadays hover about their kids like hornets.
The Scottish referendum should prompt some long-overdue soul-searching among the Brits, and to some extent it already has, which is a good sign.

The Washington Free Beacon

The Show Won’t Go On

After a series of lackluster reviews, the traveling global warming musical that was financed by the U.S. taxpayers is ending its run early. The Great Immensity, a musical described as “painfully long” and “awkward,” was made possible by a $697,177 grant from the National Sc

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20 Sep 2014, 4:00 am

In 2011, Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies, worried that the future might be over. In a cover story for National Review, the entrepreneur and investor argued that, “when tracked against the admittedly lofty hopes of the 1950s and 1960s, technological progress has fal
Republicans who are backing President Barack Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels expressed concerns on Friday about whether the strategy would be far-reaching enough to defeat Islamic militants and other regional adversaries in the Middle East.
On Friday, this year's POW/MIA Day, the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office issued a new fact sheet on its efforts to recover US POW/MIAs from North Korea and the Korean War. But there may be some roadblocks on the way, according to a report from KPOW.

Big Government

Big Ten Shocks with 9 Straight Wins

Things could not have gotten any worse for the Big Ten. The conference's teams were projected to barely break .500 with a 7-6 record on Saturday. Instead, the conference erupted with one upset after another to shoot out to a 9-0 start Saturday with a +146 margin of victory. Iowa and Maryland came

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Hisham Melhem, the Washington bureau chief of Al-Arabiya, writes in POLITICO: Arab civilization has collapsed. It won’t recover in my lifetime. With his decision to use force against the violent extremists of the Islamic State, President Obama is doing more than to knowingly enter a q
LOS ANGELES -- When Senator Rand Paul (R - Kentucky) addressed members of California's Republican Party on Saturday, he spoke to the audience like a presidential candidate, describing the type of leader he would be as a commander in chief.  Paul told Breitbart News, in an exclusive interview
PayPal co-founder and author Peter Thiel argued that the “liberal consensus” of the American education system should be questioned on Friday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”   Thiel stated that the “liberal consensus” that controls the American education syst

American Thinker

How the NFL Should Fight Domestic Violence

Liberalism is no friend of football -- especially professional football.

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This woman has no idea what it's like to suffer.
Ben Shapiro explains how impeaching the president would legitimize his actions too much.
The world is now full of Jihadist groups, whether al-Qaeda, the Nusra Front, or the Islamic State, some of whose supporters are trained to carry out terrorist attacks in their Western countries of origin.

Heritage Foundation

9 Diplomatic Facts to Know About ‘Madam Secretary’

Sunday night, CBS will debut “Madam Secretary,” a series starring Téa Leoni as a newly appointed U.S. secretary of state. To get the lowdown, The Daily Signal checked out Politico... Read More The post 9 Diplomatic Facts to Know About ‘Madam Secreta

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As the Islamic State terrorist organization commands attention with its cold-blooded tactics of rape and murder, another group of violent extremists in Syria considers itself... Read More The post Q&A: Meet Khorasan, the Terrorist Group That Might Be Scarier Than ISIS appeared first on Daily Si
After two months on the job, the reshuffled leadership of the House of Representatives drew accolades this week from the Republican conference’s conservative faction for working... Read More The post Listen Up: House Conservatives Like the New Leadership Tone appeared first on Daily Sign
The protests outside fast-food establishments last week featured calls for a $15 hourly wage. Unemployment is only the most obvious unintended consequence we could expect under such... Read More The post Higher Fast Food Wages Could Leave Some Workers Behind appeared first on Daily Signal

Townhall.com

The Laffer Curve and Limits to Class Warfare Tax Policy

Bureaucracies such as the Joint Committee on Taxation basically assume that the economy will be unaffected and that tax revenues will jump dramatically if tax rates are boosted by, say, 100 percent

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They want to end fossil fuels and capitalism, control our lives and impose eco-utopia
Attorney, author and columnist David Limbaugh is a man after my own heart. Hes also a man after my own mind.
According to one Democrat, Obama's plan is lame, she opposed it. It is a truly sad day for the country when Democrats sound more reasonable than Republicans.

The Corner

Scotland to Spanking

We began with Scotland, but somehow we got to spanking. The “we” is Jay Nordlinger and me on our podcast, Need to Know. Huge sighs of relief that the United Kingdom remains united. We would not welcome a world in which Russia is expanding while Great Britain is contracting. We wonder i

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Happiness is evil. Here is the story. Suspended for now, but if they are happy again, they will really be whipped. No comment required. 


20 Sep 2014, 1:23 pm


20 Sep 2014, 8:53 am

In the 1980s and even into the 1990s, I think, some of us Republicans had a habit: If our nominee was down in the polls, we would tell ourselves that the people were lying to pollsters. Sometimes we would even say this out loud. Left-leaning types with clipboards would arrive on doorsteps (went our

Red State

Tech at Night: This industry is getting faster-than-inflation gains due to regulation

I do apologize for this post being late and shorter than usual but work was really rough this week and I’m kind of catching up with myself this weekend. The biggest hidden part of your cable bill is the bill you pay for your local channels. So-called Retransmission Consent fees are huge, and

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Kansas Democrats have not had a great year. They had to go to court to get their own Senate candidate thrown off the ballot. Now comes news that their gubernatorial candidate, Paul Davis, got busted in a strip club in 1998 while getting a lap dance. Politico has the story: In [1998, Davis] was gett
For nearly eighty years the Oneida (Tennessee) High School football team had opened its games with a prayer. Naturally, such an act could not be allowed to stand. The comically misnamed American Civil Liberties Union and the bigots of the Freedom from Religion Foundation objected and sent a letter
On the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation posted a devastating after-action report pronouncing it “a colossal flop” at the Daily Signal: Since its beginning, U.S. taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Joh
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