Joe Wilson Was Right

24 Apr 2014, 4:00 am

Rep. Joe Wilson (R., S.C.) created an outcry in September 2009 when he blurted out “You lie!” at President Barack Obama while he discussed health care reform before Congress. Wilson may have been off base on the particular claim on which he challenged Obama, but it turns out he was

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24 Apr 2014, 4:00 am

Since the Russian invasion of Crimea, President Barack Obama has repeatedly asserted that “this is not another Cold War.” Yet in a front-page story in the Sunday New York Times, Peter Baker reports that the president and his advisers have chosen “to forge a new long-term approach t

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The Obama administration has reversed course and will send Egypt new Apache attack helicopters that were urgently requested by Cairo in March to counter the growing threat from al Qaeda terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula.

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In Washington, it is never too early to discuss who will next reside in the White House. But the real question is not who; it's what he will do there. Could even a President Paul, Lee, or Cruz accomplish the dramatic downsizing of government that we need? How would he push a Tea Party age

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The American Spectator

The Press Never Calls

WASHINGTON — My telephone is not ringing off the hook. No intriguing or inquiring emails have arrived on my computer. Yet, on Friday, a document drop from the Clinton Library revealed that years ago, in the 1990s, I was at the very heart of the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Now he

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Donald Trump looked out over the audience of New Hampshire conservative activists and mentioned the name “Jeb Bush.” On April 12, the Hill reported the reaction this way: “You know, I heard Jeb Bush the other day,” he said, with quiet boos and angry murmurs erupting from th


24 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

The other day I came across an article on CNN entitled, “Why are Some Democrats Running Away from Obamacare?,” a truly comical piece that would be even funnier were it not mere cheerleading disguised as analysis. And cheerleading is desperately needed as Democrats approach the midterm e
Donald Trump looked out over the audience of New Hampshire conservative activists and mentioned the name “Jeb Bush.” On April 12, the Hill reported the reaction this way: “You know, I heard Jeb Bush the other day,” he said, with quiet boos and angry murmurs erupting from th

The Federalist

Paul Krugman and the Green-Eyed Monster

The hypocrisy of those who defend Paul Krugman against charges of hypocrisy.

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Rand Paul says his "personal religious belief" is life begins when it begins. If he wants to convince others about life, he needs to step up his game.


23 Apr 2014, 11:39 am

If you’re not an economist, you may know inequality of outcome by another term: life.
If Thomas Piketty’s popularity tells us anything, it’s that the economic ideas of the Left have moved to a pretty radical place.

The Washington Free Beacon

Joe Wilson Was Right

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24 Apr 2014, 4:00 am

Since the Russian invasion of Crimea, President Barack Obama has repeatedly asserted that “this is not another Cold War.” Yet in a front-page story in the Sunday New York Times, Peter Baker reports that the president and his advisers have chosen “to forge a new long-term approach t
The Obama administration has reversed course and will send Egypt new Apache attack helicopters that were urgently requested by Cairo in March to counter the growing threat from al Qaeda terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula.

Big Government

Conservatives Pledge to End Onshore Wind Subsidies

Onshore wind farm subsidies will end if the Conservatives win the next general election, according to Energy Minister Michael Fallon. The minister said that projects not granted planning permission before the election will not get the subsidy as Britain would already have enough wind power to meet

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A convicted murder and rapist has won damages after a tribunal found than an Australian jail had racially discriminated against him – for being British. The Australian Daily Telegraph reports that Barry Whiteoak won 500 Australian dollars (£277, US$464) as compensation after six-year t
European Election ballot papers may confuse the public into voting for a breakaway party over UKIP, according to Political Betting.  In nine English regions the first party listed on the paper will be "An Independence from Europe Party", whereas the UK Independence Party (UKIP) will be at the
At the time of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the country had a population of 38 million. While the ousted Shah had been supportive of limiting population growth, his efforts were ineffectual, with population growing at 3.4 percent per annum. The mullahs who displaced the Shah were reflexively op

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

Why Your Boss Probably Isn't Speaking at This Conference

American companies like Boeing, General Electric, Caterpillar, and John Deere are in the club. What about your company? These are just a few of the firms you might have heard of that benefit from the Export-Import Bank. It’s a government program that loans money to foreign governments and com

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Americans have always enjoyed the privilege of living abroad without losing citizenship. Think Hemingway and Fitzgerald decamping to write in Europe after World War I, or Gen. MacArthur spending decades in Asia around World War II. Expatriates remain Americans, and have generally been welcomed back
The recent announcement that 600 U.S. soldiers from the Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade will be sent to the three Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, as well as Poland, for training exercises is a step in the right direction. While these deployments are symbolically important, the U.
As the Internal Revenue Service grapples with budget cuts, a newly reported audit reveals the federal tax collection agency doled out bonuses and other rewards to more than 2,800 workers who had conduct and tax-evasion issues. The audit—issued March 21 by an IRS watchdog agency, Treasury Insp

Townhall.com

Who Needs Laws?

The problem of Congress passing and presidents signing vague laws that leave much to interpretation from courts and bureaucrats is nothing new. The Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law in 1990, has been used relentlessly to file frivolous lawsuits and extort untold millions from American

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So what’s the rationale for overpaid bureaucrats? Defenders of the status quo claim that high pay is necessary to attract skilled professionals. Needless to say, that’s not true.
Last week, more than a hundred Nigerian students, girls between 15 and 18 years of age, were kidnapped by the al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists of Boko Haram. Most of the girls are still being held. That should be a big story, don’t you think?
Sure, Wall Street wants more of your money… So does the Government. Which one do you think is a bigger threat to the average American? It’s almost like the Government hates it when someone gets too successful. Also, Chris Versace joined the show to talk about the importance of having an

The Corner

Greetings from the Eternal City

This weekend marks the canonization celebration of two holy men — and it is a celebration and there is cause for this. Sunday’s convergence on St. Peter’s Square serves as a reminder and challenge that real woman and men can be saints — it’s what we beli

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Charles Krauthammer called President Obama’s trip to Japan particularly important because of “the weakness Obama has shown vis-a-vis Russia on Ukraine.”  Obama’s visiting Asia because China is claiming islands in the East China Sea that Japan already claime


23 Apr 2014, 6:36 pm

Writing from the left (I you don’t believe me, read what he has to say about the death tax), James Galbraith dissects Capital in the Twentieth-First Century, the new confiscation manifesto by Thomas Piketty, and he does so in a way that is not  necessarily to Piketty’s advanta
Sometimes it seems like you only hear the bad news about the Internal Revenue Service: the targeting of the president’s enemies; the padding of union bosses’ hours. But sometimes the federal tax collector is there to lend a hand. During 26 of the darkest months of the post-recession,

Red State

Bruce Braley pushed IRS to crack down on Tea Party groups.

The IRS learned it from you, Bruce Braley! They learned it from you. The post Bruce Braley pushed IRS to crack down on Tea Party groups. appeared first on RedState.

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23 Apr 2014, 5:53 pm

I have not wanted to take a position on the Georgia Senate race. I have several friends running. I have maintained that my heart is with Paul Broun and my head is with Karen Handel. If I could will someone into the Senate, it’d be Congressman Paul Broun. He’s a terrific and profoundly d
Economics is much more akin climatology than to real science. It is larded with theories that are simply not falsifiable, it relies on complex models that can work backwards from a known point but are unable to predict an outcome, and adherence to fads and a good publicist are more important to suc
This is, in fact, a hammer of a campaign ad: Come, I will conceal nothing from you: one big point of this ad is to try to help Monica Wehby with more socially conservative voters who are generally suspicious - and they have good, solid reasons to be – of anybody who takes the so-called &
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