Is the wind lobby’s most precious subsidy finally losing steam in Congress?

16 Apr 2014, 7:41 pm

My precious.

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(Paul Mirengoff) Barton Gellman, who led a Washington Post team that revealed NSA surveillance measures, has argued that our interest in “self-government” requires that the public know “the secret policy decisions the government is making for us.” I have responded that our in

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(John Hinderaker) You know it’s an upside-down world when editorial cartoonists have a more sober understanding of national security realities than the administration’s foreign policy team. Click to enlarge:

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Are you going to believe what you see, or what I tell you?

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The American Spectator

Zander Hollander, R.I.P.

Sports journalist and archivist Zander Hollander passed away on Friday of Alzheimer’s. He was 91. Those of you who put up with my numerous articles and blog posts on baseball can blame Hollander. The very first baseball book I read was Hollander’s The Complete Handbook of Baseball &mdas

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16 Apr 2014, 9:10 am

Feature of the Day: Why Are So Many Older Veterans Committing Suicide? Morning Headlines Domestic                                                          


16 Apr 2014, 4:22 am

Shrouded in the garb of “reproductive freedom” and “equality," President Obama is launching a new eugenics initiative through a program designed to reduce pregnancies and births among teenage black and Hispanic women. As reported by the Daily Caller, the Centers for Disease Contro
The United Nations Human Rights Council angered Iran by renewing the mandate of monitor Ahmed Shaheed, who has criticized Tehran’s abuses. His work remains vital as long as Iran violates its citizens’ most basic rights. At the same time nuclear negotiations continue. Dealing with Tehran

The Federalist

The Federalist Debate: Pullman vs. Petrilli On Common Core

Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute and Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute debate Common Core.

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We no longer are clear that the free exercise of religion is freedom for religion—and not merely freedom of private conscience.
This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Chrysler bankruptcy. Here's why it still matters.
You're not the only one who's confused on tax day. Donald Rumsfeld's tax day letter proves that the tax code is impenetrable even for top officials.

The Washington Free Beacon

Russian to CNN: Country’s Propaganda Even More Hysterical Than in Soviet Era

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Expired federal tax credits for the wind industry are in front of Congress again, but the political future for the long-standing subsidies is anything but safe, according to a new report.
The State Department issued a travel warning on Wednesday warning U.S. citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine.

Big Government

Ukraine Anti-Terror Operations Fail as Russian Aggression Increases

Multiple local media outlets in Ukraine are reporting the much anticipated “anti-terrorist” operations in the Eastern Ukraine town of Kramatorsk have failed. Tuesday, Interim President Turchynov warned pro-Russian forces in the east they had until 9 a.m. local time to lay down their ar

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsed conservative Oklahoma Senate candidate T.W. Shannon on Wednesday and will join former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) at a "Liberty Rally" for him on April 24 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “T.W. Shannon is a strong Constitutional conservative who wil
Yesterday I wrote a response to the claim advanced by CNN's Peter Bergen that right-wing attacks had killed more people since 9/11 than jihadists. Before publishing the story I sent New America Foundation, where Bergen works as a Director and on whose data he relied, one question about their list:
California Assemblyman Curt Hagman introduced Assembly Bill 2440, a bill intended to offer local school districts the ability to delay the implementation of the Common Core-related, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing. Two Republican legislators, Assembly Members Kristin Olsen (C

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr


11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

GOP Governors Hit Obama Administration on Medicare Advantage Rates

Three Republican governors yesterday blasted President Barack Obama over changes to next year’s Medicare Advantage rates, writing in a letter that the Obama administration’s recent rate announcement was “little more than political theater.” While the administration says Medi

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On Tuesday, we told the appalling story of Christian Stanfield, a 15-year-old kid with special needs who was, in effect, convicted of the crime of being bullied. After reviewing the trial transcript, it’s clear that convicting this helpless kid of disorderly conduct was criminally dumb. As fi
Last month, the President released a climate action plan designed to cut methane emissions. If you are a cow, be afraid. Be very afraid. The same goes for humans. The plan outlines voluntary measures, such as a “Biogas Roadmap,” to reduce dairy sector greenhouse gas emissions by 25 perc
Common Core is on the ropes. More and more states are pulling back from the national standards as the 2014–15 school year implementation deadline looms near. In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal (R)—formerly a Common Core supporter—is now encouraging the legislature to remove the s

Townhall.com

Back Any Candidate You Want as Long as It's One of These Three

As those of you who follow my hate mail know, I am opposed to running untested candidates against perfectly good incumbent Republican senators this election cycle. It will be a long time before Republicans have as good a year as this to win a Senate majority.

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With so many Democrat retirements this year, one might think Republicans on Capitol Hill would seize the offensive in promoting a conservative agenda with the political winds blowing at their back. The public's distaste for all things big government is well-established on issues such as Obamacare, r
Gopherus agassizii is the binomial name given to the desert tortoise, a roughly foot-long creature with a lifespan that can stretch to more than half-a-century. This turtle inhabits the Mojave Desert in America’s great southwest.


15 Apr 2014, 11:01 pm

As a fan of sequestration and an advocate for much deeper cuts in the federal government, I understand that there will be military spending casualties. Of course, I think the reckless mastery of the current administration and its quest for a Utopian welfare society must make the larger sacrifices as

The Corner

TurboTax Maker Says They're Lobbying for Taxpayers, Not Against Them

The left-leaning nonprofit journalism outfit ProPublica recently linked tax-preparation company Intuit to a grassroots campaign against return-free tax filing, but the company, which makes the popular TurboTax software, says it’s just looking out for taxpayers’

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A teenager identified on a YouTube account as Jared Michael tried to take a selfie at what he thought was ”a safe distance” from a passing train. As he went to snap the picture, he was kicked by the train’s driver. Clearly, “a safe distance” would be farth


16 Apr 2014, 4:04 pm

I agree with David and Rich that John Hinderaker’s Bundy post is very strong. As a matter of law, Cliven Bundy is in the wrong. He is nevertheless a sympathetic figure, and the concerns raised by the standoff in Nevada transcend the illegality of his conduct. Rich’s recollection of Lin
I’d like to thank Kevin Williamson for pointing us to perhaps the dumbest column I’ve ever read on CNN – an actual argument that allegedly “right-wing” extremists are more deadly than jihadists. In addition to Mr. Williamson’s spot-on critique, can we a

Red State

“Abortion Barbie” is Losing and May Be Corrupt

If the only thing I accomplish during campaign 2014 is being credited with labeling Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” I will be happy. Defining her early as a single issue candidate outside the mainstream and doing so based on her own words, pink shoes, and hagiographic press clippings

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If you are a Colorado resident, please go here now and sign this petition. The petition signatures will be delivered to the Senate floor today. If you aren't a resident of Colorado but still want to help us stand for the rights of parents and the rights of the unborn, tweet out this post, share the
When Barack Obama unveiled his Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative back in 2010, it looked fairly benign. According the HHS program description: A wide range of evidence-based programs are eligible for these funds. Grants are available to funding medically accurate and age appropriate programs tha
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Harvey Silverglate to discuss his book, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, the many obscure laws you break everyday and the how the Feds use "in the name of national security" as a legal w
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