The Future and Its Enemies

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

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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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20 Sep 2014, 12:00 am

John Locke’s fingerprints can be found all over the constitution and our entire American way of life. 

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The barrier between evil and good must be reinforced with the blood of each successive generation.

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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 Future and Its Enemies

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

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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

Texas State Education Board Passes Resolution to Stop Redesigned AP US History (APUSH)

DALLAS, Texas -- In a final vote of 8-4 with one abstention, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) passed a resolution to formally request that the College Board rewrite its redesigned Advanced Placement US History (APUSH) course and exam "in a transparent manner to accurately reflec

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In the face of a public relations crisis surrounding domestic violence issues involving Ray Rice and several other players, Procter & Gamble/Crest Toothpaste pulled a planned 32 NFL team campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports tweeted that the consumer p
Fans lined up around the block in front of M&T Bank Stadium on Friday to take advantage of the Baltimore Ravens' offer to return their Ray Rice jerseys. Last week the Ravens announced that fans that had purchased a Ray Rice jersey would be able to exchange the shirt for another player’s
Which CFB preview piece was it last week that told you to watch out for USC on the road against Boston College, Georgia on the road against South Carolina, and Kentucky against Florida? It was this one. So if you value your money or your life (okay, not quite that dramatic, but if you just want a

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

Higher Fast Food Wages Could Leave Some Workers Behind

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

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SANTA FE, N.M. – There is now a state element to wooing The Bachelor. The New Mexico Tourism Department is joining the Santa Fe City Council in... Read More The post New Mexico to Give $100K to The Bachelor appeared first on Daily Signal.
Great Britain can breathe a huge sigh of relief. The people of Scotland voted Thursday to remain a part of the United Kingdom. This is... Read More The post The Crazy Turmoil That Could Have Happened If Scotland Voted to Be Independent appeared first on Daily Signal.
MADISON, Wis. — Three years ago, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co. Inc. was begging for workers and struggling to hire candidates who could simply pass a drug test.... Read More The post Scott Walker Proposes Drug Testing for Those Filing for Unemployment Benefits, Food Stamps appeared

Townhall.com

The HRC Is Inciting Fear and Hate

The pictures are dark and ominous, the charges chilling: There exists a network of extremists . . . [who] spew venomous rhetoric, outrageous theories, and discredited science.

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Volatility, the potential for the market or a stock to swerve sharply in value, serves as a deterrent for many prospective investors. After all, who wants to lose a sizable portion of hard-earned savings in a flash?
Most baby boomers will remember the summer of 1967 as the Summer of Love, with huge gatherings in cities across the United States and Canada. Years later, Time magazine said that the overriding theme of the Summer of Love was trust your feelings.
Just imagine how much more campaigning Obama will do if Republicans take control of the Senate... Well, in between golf games anyway. Political consultant Brent Littlefield spoke with John about the political landscape heading into the 2014 elections. Also, Ezra Klein is still an idiot.

The Corner

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You won’t hear this from the media too busy calling for Roger Goodell’s head, but the facts show that, under Goodell’s tenure, the domestic-violence rate among NFL players has actually decreased. He should be commended rather than attacked. A Think Progress article on Thursday cl
Charles Krauthammer has little confidence in President Obama’s decision to personally approve each American bombing strike in Iraq and Syria. “Lyndon Johnson, who had a lot more experience, was also the one who directed air strikes in the north of Korea” during the Vietnam War,
Now the concerned whispers are becoming audible groans. Turns out after premature high-fiving in certain Republican circles, the GOP just may be on the verge of blowing its opportunity to take control of the U.S. Senate in November. A few of us have been warning for months that unless the GOP respo

Red State

#TXGov: Wendy Davis asks Greg Abbott to ignore a law she voted for

If you were hoping for a doozy of a debate Friday night, the Texas Gubernatorial debate proved to be a wonderful experience for us all, and definitely a learning experience as Wendy Davis was shut down in an argument she was making, then proceeded to lose her mind. In case you missed it, here&rsquo

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Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed has a detailed analysis of how Wisconsin’s Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke, “plagiarized” the “jobs plan” on her website from three prior Democratic gubernatorial candidates. As Moe Lane noted earlier today, the really hilario
I am absolutely stunned by the DCCC's recruit crop, this cycle. Stunned! The post You will be SHOCKED by what John Foust (D CAND, Virginia-10) said about his own voters! appeared first on RedState.
Joe Biden has had a tough week. Earlier in the week he used the anti-Semitic slur “Shylock” to refer to unethical bankers and was forced to issue an apology. Today he was speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership forum and decided to wax nostalg
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