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29 May 2015, 7:26 am

(Scott Johnson)City life has not improved since the indictment of six Baltimore police officers. Some residents have gone on a murder spree targeting other residents. Innocent bystanders have the reasonable fear of getting caught in the crossfire. Drudge has compiled stories

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President Obama’s actions against terrorist groups and dictators don’t live up to the hype, Chuck Todd said Friday on Morning Joe. “The problem with the president’s policy,” Todd said, “is that the policy doesn’t match the rhetoric. The rheto

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Even the East German judge gave her a 9

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The American Spectator

The Pixelated Moron-Maker

The pope confessed this week to switching off his television for good in 1990. He explained to the Argentine publication La Voz del Pueblo, “It was not for me.” How does one perform pontifical duties lacking awareness of, let alone expertise in, Homeboys in Outer Space, Cop Rock, Dance

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“We have police. They arrest girls or women for having bad hijab or not being covered enough. But it’s not that we live with the police in our head. You know?” Those famous last words were pronounced by Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian journalist, in an interview alongside her husband,
Gee, you’d never know that anything other than a trendy tech or think tank job were available to the youth of America when reading pieces like this one from Bloomberg: “Economists Offer These 10 Career Tips for Today’s Graduates.” Among such questionable advice as “go

29 May 2015, 3:00 am

So who do the Democrats have for 2016? They’ll tell you it’s going to be Hillary Clinton, but with each passing week that looks less like a statement of fact and more like a wish…and a weak wish at that given the constant drip-drip-drip of scandal out of her foundation and incomp

The Federalist

7 Life Lessons You Can Learn From DIY Projects

In addition to the obvious, concrete benefits of a successfully completed DIY project, there are a number of valuable life lessons embedded in the work.

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The only thing that's inevitable in politics is crushing disappointment. So you might as well be entertained.
That something $3.5-million-worth of bad happened in Hastert's past isn't the only disturbing thing about Dennis Hastert's indictment.
Columbia University students—whose mental peers are everywhere—demand to not read the prurient passages in classic literature. These Victorians deserve the Victorian solution.

The Washington Free Beacon

MSNBC Panel: Obama Has Always ‘Rhetorically Overreached’ on Foreign Policy

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The looming expiration of U.S. surveillance authorities could pose a grave threat to national security just as the threat of terrorist attacks is on the rise, lawmakers and U.S. officials say.
Picturesque: a large, celebratory crowd listens to inspiring oratory near the shore of Lake Champlain. The speaker is Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, announcing his candidacy for president of the United States. It’s a fiery, detailed, leftwing speech—about what you’d expect from th

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

Ben & Jerry's Doesn't Let Facts Get In Way of 'Climate Justice'

In a recently published info-graphic, entitled “Climate Change By The Numbers”, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream serves up a seamy confection of poor analysis, misleading truths, and downright falsehoods. 

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Brazil is actually two countries: The very white European south, and the very African north. The dichotomy could not be clearer.
Despite mistakes in its prosecution, the Iraq War did much good, and the chaos on the ground now is mostly due to existing factors that would be exacerbated without the war.
California's current predicament is a textbook example of how government creates crises.

Heritage Foundation

These 4 Graphics Tell the Story of School Choice

Earlier this week, professor Patrick Wolf of the University of Arkansas made the case for school choice in Washington, D.C. Based on his research, The... Read More The post These 4 Graphics Tell the Story of School Choice appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is advertising itself as a “safe haven” for newborns. According to Vermont’s Department for Children and Families, the state’s... Read More The post ‘Say What?’ Planned Parenthood Calls Itself a ‘Safe Haven’
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will pull the state out of Common Core education standards—increasingly unpopular among parents and teachers alike—in favor of “higher,... Read More The post Chris Christie Vows to Scrap Common Core in New Jersey appeared first on The Da
In an effort to combat high gasoline prices in California, billionaire environmentalist activist Tom Steyer is pushing for a state ballot measure to pass an... Read More The post Billionaire Environmentalist Pushes New Oil Tax in California appeared first on The Daily Signal.


This Way Comes

"The difference between Bush's mistakes and his disappointments may just be that he hasn't yet taken ownership of the latter," Massimo Calabresi wrote in Time as he covered President George W. Bush's final press conference in January of 2009. Four years earlier, left-wing journalist John Dickerson h

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Stephen Hayes and Tom Joscelyn recently reported that after four years of fierce internecine battles and inexplicable delays, the intelligence community released a few documents (roughly 100) obtained in the raid which killed bin Laden. This number of documents now becoming public is far overdue and
The Grand Old Party suffers an embarrassment of riches, with a surplus of experienced candidates with formidable resumes. Hillary Clinton is an embarrassment with riches. She has lots of experiences, not all of them good.
What to make of President Obama's interpretation of the Iranian leadership? Challenged by The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg to account for the seeming inconsistency of relying on the rationality of a regime that holds a profoundly anti-Semitic worldview, the president denied that the "venomous anti-Se

The Corner

Have You Given Yet?

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From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Blame the Clintons for the Clintons’ Greed, Not ‘The System’ Over at The New York Times, Nicholas Kristof rushes to blame the country as a whole for the Clintons’ actions: “The problem is not precisely the Clintons. It’s

29 May 2015, 6:22 am

That FIFA is ‘allegedly’ a sewer is no great surprise, although whether cleaning it up should really be a priority for US prosecutors is a different question. The indignation over the FIFA allegations has been amusing to watch. Here, via the BBC, is a quick walk down memory
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Red State

This Way Comes

“The difference between Bush’s mistakes and his disappointments may just be that he hasn’t yet taken ownership of the latter,” Massimo Calabresi wrote in Time as he covered President George W. Bush’s final press conference in January of 2009. Four years earlier, left-w

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The Circle of Jerks went blind the other day over a quote from Scott Walker about ultrasounds prior to an abortion being "cool." The Politico ran it. Various left leaning journalists circulated it. It's as if they had an email server and they all descended at once with their stories printed on klee
On the Dana Loesch Radio Show today, Governor Scott Walker addressed the made-up controversy over his non-controversial remarks, first pointed out by Loesch and which we wrote about here at RedState. His response is perfect. "Walker Derangement Syndrome' is absolutely correct. The left and the medi
Welcome back to the Burueau of Alcohol Tobacco and Friends! This week, regular panelists Scott Lincicome of the Cato Institute, F. Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon, Neal Dewing of The Federalist, and Jeff Blehar of the Ace of Spades Decision Desk are joined by Charles C. W. Cooke of Nati