This day in basketball history — high school basketball goes national

30 Jan 2015, 8:33 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)Fifty years ago today, a sold-out Cole Field House at the University of Maryland hosted what is probably the most famous high school basketball game ever played. It featured Lew Alcindor’s Power Memorial of New York City against DeMatha of Hyattsville, Maryland. DeMatha won, 46

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30 Jan 2015, 7:01 pm

Don't dream it's over.

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(John Hinderaker)Leamsy Salazar was the head of security for Hugo Chavez and, after Chavez’s death, for Diosdado Cabello, the leader of Venezuela’s National Assembly and second-in-command of the Socialist Party. Salazar has defected to the United States and unleashed some explosive alleg

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Michael Barone President Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown are enchanted with high-speed rail projects. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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The American Spectator

Rod McKuen, R.I.P.

I am saddened to report that singer-songwriter and poet Rod McKuen passed away yesterday of complications of pneumonia. He was 81. Despite little formal education, McKuen would become a renowned songwriter and producer before eventually turning his attention to poetry. McKuen is responsible for tra

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30 Jan 2015, 10:26 am

Mitt Romney has announced that he will not seek the Republican party's nomination a third time.  Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Mas
In the space of 48 hours, the Obama Administration has gone from saying the Taliban isn't a terrorist organization to refusing to call its attack on the Kabul Airport which killed three American civilian contractors an act of terrorism. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters today, "
When Jeb Bush flew to Utah to meet with Mitt Romney a little over a week ago, I didn't think Romney would end up bowing out of the race despite Bush's efforts to persuade him. But when Romney's top donors and one of his top advisers defected to Bush, I guess Romney got the message. Truth be told, t

The Federalist

The Scott Walker Racial Rorschach Test

Some people see a racist inside every head that formerly wore a mullet.

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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.
What happened to Sarah Palin should not be allowed to happen to other conservative women leaders.


30 Jan 2015, 6:40 am

The strongest blows Sarah Palin faces should not come from her own party.

The Washington Free Beacon

CNN: French Terrorist Taped Rampage in Kosher Grocery Store with Chest-Mounted GoPro

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The Phoenix veterans’ hospital does not have accurate data on nearly a quarter of patients in need of urological care, according to a new report by the inspector general. “In approximately 23 percent of the total cases reviewed, we frequently found approved authorizations for care, nota
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is honoring Chris Kyle by setting aside a day in his memory, Abbott announced his intention in his most recent speech.
Members of Congress embarked on the most privately funded trips last year since the practice was curtailed in response to a high-profile lobbying scandal, and Democratic lawmakers topped the list, Roll Call reports.

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

Liberals' Israel Crisis

Liberals raging against Benjamin Netanyahu's "insult" need to think about how Obama's own insults will look in the annals of history.

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Those who attack and demonize Israel for its imperfections in the face of the atrocities committed by its Arab neighbors are not just hypocrites. 
The election victory of the Greek communists would have delighted Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis.
That's what Vladimir Putin and the Russians are calling us.  And it's not a compliment.

Heritage Foundation

The Future of School Choice: An Education Savings Account for Every Child

This week, over 11,000 educational choice events occurred in every state across America—with millions in attendance— to commemorate the 5th annual National School Choice Week.... Read More The post The Future of School Choice: An Education Savings Account for Every Child appeared first

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The 2015 National School Choice Week is underway, and there are so many exciting events taking place all over America. Our kickoff event on January... Read More The post Another Successful and Inspiring National School Choice Week appeared first on Daily Signal.
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What is Operation Choke Point? The Daily Signal explains in one minute. The post Operation Choke Point Explained In One Minute appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Lost Words, Lost Worlds

It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an English household in suburban London. Then i

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The military hero as coward motif has a long tradition with Michael Moore. But his earlier oinkings in this regard--well before the release of American Sniper-- were aimed at much safer targets.
That means that for the year we're at 2.4% GDP growth...anemic in other words, which is exactly how to describe Obama's foreign policy. Weak at home, weaker overseas.


29 Jan 2015, 11:01 pm

In the 90s, the Clinton Administration formed a bipartisan coalition to pass the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. Nineteen states followed suit. The legislation came in response to a Supreme Court decision that had seen an American Indian suffer legally for having used a drug duri

The Corner

Playing Tough

Reuters: Greece’s new leftist government opened talks on its bailout with European partners on Friday by flatly refusing to extend the program or to cooperate with the international inspectors overseeing it. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ government also sacked the heads of the state

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Newly elected Illinois governor Bruce Rauner is already trying to shake up his state: He just proposed local right-to-work laws, albeit at the local rather than state level. As the Associated Press reports: The states that are already growing don’t force unionization into their ec
Andy McCarthy, Ed Craig, Jim Geraghty of NRO, Kevin Glass of TownHall, Genevieve Wood of the Daily Signal, and more weigh in here.


30 Jan 2015, 4:35 pm

After the Charlie Hebdo attack, I wrote in a column: A year after the firebombing of Charlie Hebdo’s offices in 2011, the publication’s editor, Stéphane Charbonnier, said in an interview, “I am not afraid of retaliation. I have no kids, no wife, no car, no credit. It perh

Red State

Obama’s Government Takeover of WiFi

At every turn, it seems like the Obama administration has found a new way to insert itself into our everyday lives. And, the administration’s most recent encroachment could impact our quality for years to come. The rapid technological improvements we’ve seen over the last few decades co

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PA treasurer Rob McCord (D) will be resigning and pleading out. The post Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord (D) abruptly resigns, plea-bargains. appeared first on RedState.
Here at RedState, we’ve already spilled a lot of digital ink covering the IRS scandal. Now, we’ve got more fuel for the fire. The newly minted Republican Senate appears to be getting at least one thing right. The Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, led by (R-UT), have sent a le
Over the last week, much has been reported on the surprising last minute change that occurred in the House on January 22, 2015. Taking place the evening before thousands of pro-life activists marched in DC to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the pro-life bill that was set to be vote
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