Rand Paul: I think Republicans may have over-emphasized voter fraud

23 Apr 2014, 2:21 pm

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23 Apr 2014, 2:12 pm

(John Hinderaker) I will be on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show this afternoon at 6:20 EST, 5:20 CST, talking about the epic hypocrisy of Tom Steyer, which Hugh commented on here. If you are not sure where to find Hugh on your radio dial, you can listen online here.

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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.

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How do you not remember Herman Cain? Jeopardy host Alex Trebek wondered that Tuesday as all three contestants failed to even reply to an “answer” about the pizza magnate and 2012 presidential candidate who ran on the 9-9-9 tax reform plan. His campaign was eventually derailed by multipl

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The American Spectator

Happy Birthday Bill Shakespeare

The greatest writer of English, almost certainly the greatest writer of any language, was born 450 years ago today in John Shakespeare's home on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon. Mother Mary Arden Shakespeare and child did fine. The world is so much the better for this blessed event. William Sh

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President Obama has taken executive power to a new level with his ongoing unilateral rewrites of Obamacare, but the Republicans have had enough. Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers signed a legal brief challenging Obamacare on the grounds of a special Obama-decided provision to allow congressmen and

23 Apr 2014, 9:44 am

Feature of the Day: More High School Grads Decide College Isn’t Worth It Morning Headlines Domestic                                                       &nbs

23 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

Hard Road HomeBy Ye Fu(Ragged Banner Press, 176 pages, $17) Taking humanity at large, perhaps the greatest service any person of our time could perform for future generations would be to bring rational, consensual government to China. That such a populous nation, with such high general levels of in

The Federalist

The Real Problem With Rand Paul’s Abortion Comments

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.

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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.
Feminists would be better off teaching girl to just ask for what they want rather than taking McDonald's to so-called Human Rights Commissions.

The Washington Free Beacon

National Tragedy: No Contestant on Jeopardy Remembers Herman Cain

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SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday confirmed they are detaining a U.S. journalist working with Vice News.
A top Hamas official said that the newly announced Palestinian unity government “will not recognize ‘Israel’ and will not give up the resistance,” throwing into jeopardy the new ruling government’s access to U.S. assistance and other measures. Palestinian President Ma
The hedge fund founded and until recently run by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer was deeply involved in an alleged Ponzi scheme that siphoned tens of millions of dollars from foreign investors, an analysis of public records shows.

Big Government

BLM Denies Land Grab—Texas Officials Stand Ground

In a statement posted on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management website (BLM), federal officials denied any expansion of holdings along the Red River after Breitbart Texas brought the matter to national attention. The nuanced denial has drawn critical reactions from a number of elected Texas officials

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Whoever said, "Any publicity is good publicity," surely said it to Adrien Broner.  I could have asked Adrien Broner about why he flushed $20 bills down the toilet on YouTube. I could have inquired just what possessed him to dip down on a knee at center ring and demand an arena's silence just
Hamas and the Palestinian Authority, the two main factions of the Palestinian Nationalist movement, have announced a reconciliation agreement, creating the image of a united front towards Palestinian statehood. Palestinian Authority President Abbas sent a delegation to the Gaza Strip earlier thi

23 Apr 2014, 2:13 pm

In October 1980, Gerald Chaffin threw gasoline on his wood-frame home and burned it to the ground. He did it at the behest of the federal government. His crime? The BLM controlled the land on which his home had been located. He was the third owner of the home, which had stood for 37 years to house

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

More Than 2,800 IRS Workers With Conduct Issues Received Performance Awards

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

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About eight out of 10 Republican voters strongly believe marriage should be defined as the union of one man and one woman, a new poll from Wilson Research Strategies finds. The poll, commissioned by the Family Research Council and American Values, was conducted March 18 to 20, just before Brendan &
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan lamented statistics from a Pew report showing Hispanics lost 66 percent of their net worth between 2005 and 2009. He went on to say: Think about all the home equity, all the savings and all the retirement funds and other assets …
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an initiative last week to examine the cybersecurity of 50 security brokerages. The initiative is a detailed, high-level questionnaire that derives much of its content from the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framew


Dartmouth Students: Victims or Volunteers?

At universities today, too many students are preoccupied with finding a perch from which they can call themselves afflicted with the malevolent intent of phantom “oppressors.” They seek to gin up conflict and create a permanent state of unrest by reminding themselves and the student bod

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Without secure borders America does not and cannot know who is coming in and who is leaving – which would be a significant additional step forward toward addressing the problems the comprehensive immigration proposal has been unable to resolve.
One of the biggest land grabs in American history occurred in 1976, when President Jimmy Carter signed into a law the “Federal Land Policy and Management Act.” That stroke of the pen transferred hundreds of millions of acres of land, located primarily in the western states, into the cont

23 Apr 2014, 8:13 am

American education is in trouble—that much seems to be a given. Our public schools and colleges are getting poor results, our young people are drowning in debt, new graduates can't find jobs, and our overall rankings in the world are pretty dismal.

The Corner

RNC Chairman: 'Harry Reid Is So Dirty and So Unethical'

The Republican National Committee alleges Harry Reid’s tirades against the Koch brothers on the Senate floor and use of congressional resources to attack Republicans have “crossed the line.” As a result, the RNC has filed an ethics complaint against the majority leader with the

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23 Apr 2014, 2:08 pm

Jonah, I’m glad you, too, endorse that letter. And you call to mind a deeper issue: I’m not a big fan of people who deploy what they believe to be “ruthless and unforgiving logic.” I am regularly informed by pro-choicers — to take one example — that because I sup
Regular readers will remember that for many, the most vindictive part of the government’s shutdown was the treatment of national parks, going so far as to close roads leading to private dwellings, and to shutter private businesses that had never been closed in any previous shutdown. My

23 Apr 2014, 1:34 pm

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Red State

Vincent Sheheen: The Molester’s Lawyer

Isiah Outten supplied drugs and beer to two underage girls. He engaged in sexual acts with one of the girls. For this he was arrested, pled guilty, and was sentenced to ten years in prison. Mr. Outten hired Vincent Sheheen, who negotiated down Outten’s term to 38 days. Outten was arrested 13

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23 Apr 2014, 10:28 am

One of the ephemeral trends in Washington policy circles these days is for members of Congress to craft their own draft plans for tax reforms in anticipation of a wholesale reform effort in the coming years.  It’s good that members are discussing reforming our antiquated and anti-growth
On Monday, with their Southern Strategy in peril after their devastating defeat at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, United Auto Workers bosses abruptly abandoned their attempt at creating a media circus by withdrawing their absurd election objections with the National Labor Relations Board. A short time

23 Apr 2014, 9:00 am

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Robert Zubrin to discuss his new book Merchants of Despair, eugenics and the Left's battle against affordable energy. The post Merchants of Despair appeared first on RedState.