The South wants its status as GOP’s geographic heartland reflected in presidential primaries

22 Dec 2014, 12:46 pm

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The Pentagon has announced that up to 1,300 U.S. troops would be sent to Iraq in the New Year, despite promises by President Barack Obama that there would be “no boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria.

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22 Dec 2014, 12:13 pm

Jason Russell State corporate tax hikes kill jobs and reduce income, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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The American Spectator

Al Sharpton Worried You've Forgotten About Him Since Yesterday

The events of this weekend are horrifying. Two NYPD officers are dead in an unprovoked attack that seems to have been cheered by at least a segment of the public. A child has been left fatherless, sentiments on both sides of a heated debate have been ignited, and a city is in mourning.  But be

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Over at NRO, our old friend Quin Hillyer makes mincemeat of Rand Paul's arguments in support of President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba. He further goes on to question Paul's fitness for higher office. Here is how Quin begins his piece: With his enthusiastic support for Barack
The New York Yankees will pay for the education of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos' two sons. Ramos, along with his partner Wenjian Liu, were ambushed in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday. Liu did not have any children. In 1982, the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner established the Silv
In an interview that was broadcast last night on 60 Minutes, retiring Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn proclaimed, “I’m proud of our country for electing Barack Obama.” Senator Coburn is to be admired for his years as a watchdog on the spending habits of Congress and bureauc

The Federalist

Valerie Plame Just Retweeted An Article Outing A CIA Agent

Remember Valerie Plame, the former CIA agent who was "outed" in the run-up to the Iraq war? She just retweeted an article outing another CIA agent.

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As we close out 2014, as another sad day of violence ends, could we also try to see the best in each other's arguments?
First they came for Bigfoot, but I didn’t speak up because I didn’t believe in Bigfoot.
As feminists complain about the ‘gendered expectations of Christmas,’ Martha Stewart blows them all out of the water in terms of being a woman and gracious hostess.

The Washington Free Beacon

Reporter Dismantles State Dept Suggestion that North Korea Pay Compensation to Sony

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The Pentagon has announced that up to 1,300 U.S. troops would be sent to Iraq in the New Year, despite promises by President Barack Obama that there would be “no boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria.


22 Dec 2014, 11:35 am

President Barack Obama’s nominee to a federal panel that oversees elections previously helped a top Democratic political group avoid a $5 million IRS penalty and worked to prevent the disclosure of the group’s donors.

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

What was Obama taught about Cuba?

Did Barack Obama ever support the Cuban embargo to begin with?

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The Brooklyn police slaughter is just another example of how black racial hostility is now an everyday fact of life.


22 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

What were things really like under Batista?
There is more to the Sony hacking and movie distribution cancelling than meets the eye.  

Heritage Foundation

A Secret Santa With White House Connections Brings Christmas Cheer to Sick Children

Some sick children in Texas just got the surprise of their young lives: Santa Claus dropped by the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas to hand... Read More The post A Secret Santa With White House Connections Brings Christmas Cheer to Sick Children appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Less than 24 hours after two New York City police officers were shot and killed in broad daylight Saturday, New York Jets player Nick Mangold... Read More The post How New York Football Greats Salute Fallen NYPD Officers appeared first on Daily Signal.
“Are you saying public education is just a funding mechanism? … Is all education now public [and parents] can just choose?” asked Colorado Supreme Court... Read More The post ‘Public Education’ Should Fund Any Education, Not Just Government-Run Schools appeared first
What did you watch this weekend? If you have Dish, it wasn’t Fox News. After contract negotiations came to a halt between 21st Century Fox... Read More The post Why Dish Network Isn’t Carrying Fox News Right Now appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Natural Law, Positive Law, and Disobedience

In the wake of the Eric Garner case, some libertarians have urged us to revisit the topic of natural law, a higher moral law that supplies an objective standard of justice for positive law, the law(s) posited (or made) by human beings.

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After sniping at religion (as if only fundamentalists are climate skeptics), bemoaning the decline in public fears of global warming but lacking the curiosity to ask whether there might be good reasons, and repeating the myth that polar bears are endangered, Thorson progressed to errors of fact and,


22 Dec 2014, 12:08 pm

Over the last few days, North Korean actions that ultimately scuttled the release of Sony Picture Entertainments release of The Interview have dominated the headlines.
His arrogant decision this week to re-establish diplomatic relations with Communist Cuba is the latest example of a president desperately searching for something to do without having to deal with Congress.

The Corner

Behold the Worst Anti-Gun Commercial in American History

This is almost certainly the worst anti-gun commercial in the history of the United States: One can only imagine that the spot’s producers consider their set up to be inordinately clever. “Hey,” you can almost hear them say, “we’ll make it look as if there

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Charlie, I agree with pretty much everything you say, as usual. I have been writing against charges of “creating a climate” for a long time. When Rabin was assassinated, liberals blamed Likud. When McVeigh bombed Oklahoma City, Clinton blamed Rush. I have these arguments down pat. But


22 Dec 2014, 12:11 pm

I had a pre-Christmas conversation with Joseph Bottum, who clearly loves writing about Christmas (and it is an excuse to mention his Q: You seem to be on fire with your writing every time Christmas comes around—your book The Christmas Plains comes to mind. What is it about Christmas that get


22 Dec 2014, 11:12 am

Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah) has critics at home who would like to see him primaried in 2016. His fiercest opponent appears to be Jon Huntsman Sr., who calls him “a tremendous embarrassment to our family, to our state, to our country” and refuses to meet with him. (This is the same Hunts

Red State

NYT calls for prosecution of Dick Cheney

I’ll admit that I’m one of those Americans that Dick Cheney frightens. I also agree with comedian Christian Finnigan that he looks like the Penguin from the old Adam West Batman series (which is a delightful comparison and series overall). Still, while he may scare me, I fail to see wha

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22 Dec 2014, 11:50 am

It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy . Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has
I certainly hope that that gets his attention. Or that of his staff. Either will do. Anyway… once upon a time, in the far-off year of 2004, there was a Republican candidate for Illinois Senator called Jack Ryan. Ryan was widely considered to be an excellent replacement for retiring Republica


22 Dec 2014, 9:30 am

A good many years ago, a young woman of little significance lived in a small town in Galilee. This town, Nazareth, was one of those small towns where everybody knew everything that was going on. Everyone knew this girl. Everyone knew she was betrothed to a carpenter named Joseph, who was of the Hou
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