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26 Nov 2014, 9:01 am

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Byron York Did President Obama change the law or not when he unilaterally decided that millions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. would be protected against deportation? Until this week, both the president and White House staff insisted that Obama did not change the law and indeed could not change

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(Steven Hayward)Remember the old joke from the 1960s about the liberal cleric who told his congregation that he had been mugged, but that he sympathized with his mugger, because injustice, etc. . . Whereupon an elderly lady in the back of the pews mutters loudly, “Mug him again.” The jok

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The American Spectator

How Sovereign Patent Trolls Threaten Free Trade

The U.S. is participating in two trade agreement negotiations that, if successfully concluded, will meaningfully improve our nation’s economic future. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would create a trade agreement amongst Pacific Rim countries including the U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia,

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Vincent van Gogh is one of the most renowned painters in the history of the world. His paintings are worth tens of millions of dollars. Unfortunately for van Gogh he would never live to see this good fortune. His renown would come only after his death by suicide. The life of van Gogh was one of ful

26 Nov 2014, 3:00 am

The hucksters who falsely accused Darren Wilson of a racially motivated “killing” won’t face justice, even though they have ruined his life and inspired monstrous race riots. The media should treat them as permanently discredited, but of course it won’t. Outlets will continu
Plymouth Adventure, a 1952 film with Spencer Tracy and Gene Tierney, is not a great movie. But as the story of the Pilgrims’ passage on the Mayflower it appears every season around Thanksgiving. It’s melodramatic and somewhat dated but still warmly moving and instructive. Tracy, true to

The Federalist

Celebrating Bad Food: An Interview With Christopher Kimball

Cook's Illustrated founder Christopher Kimball believes food isn't art. Here's how his views have prevailed in a world of food porn.

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If the media want to do a better job next time—and that's a big "if"—here are five rules they ought to have followed in Ferguson.
The question about Chuck Hagel isn't why he's leaving. It's why he was appointed in the first place if President Obama had no intention of listening to him.
New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait is known for cherry picking thoughtful arguments when he struggles to respond to them. But now he's getting worse.

The Washington Free Beacon

House Report Says CIA Monitored Arms Shipments to Syria

The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2011 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But a controversial Committee report asserts the CIA did not make “unauthorized” arms shipments to

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26 Nov 2014, 4:00 am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has told a member of the House Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon has no information about a covert U.S. Special Forces ransom payment earlier this year that was made in a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

25 Nov 2014, 4:20 pm

Big Government

Federal Court Stands Up for Religious Liberty in Small Texas Town

Federal Judge Andrew Hanen prevented the Town of Bayview, Texas from stopping the town’s only church from operating on its own property by issuing a preliminary injunction against the town. The Town of Bayview attempted to stop the Cornerstone Church by the Bay from expanding its church and

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Although the media is desperate to keep the false narrative alive that the family of Michael Brown is only calling for peace, the fact is that on Monday night, just before all hell broke loose in Ferguson, while Michael Brown's mother stood silently by, Brown's stepfather repeatedly ordered the mo
A new national Quinnipiac poll shows that GOP voters prefer former failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2016. The early poll shows Romney leading with 19 percent, while Jeb Bush earns second place. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is tied in third place with neurosurgeon Be
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Austin Division, has dismissed a lawsuit by AgendaWise, Inc., a conservative media outlet that sued several Texas government officials when their capitol press pass application was denied, Breitbart Texas has learned.  The c

American Thinker

Obamacare 2015 Includes Federal Subsidies for Abortion

ObamaCare is perhaps the single greatest expansion of funding for elective abortion coverage.

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26 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

Wow. That's some executive order in illegal immigration amnesty. Except there isn’t one.

26 Nov 2014, 12:00 am

“You know, this is a country that allows everybody to express their views.”

Heritage Foundation

White House, Congress Raided Hundreds of Millions from Anti-Bioterrorism Fund

Congress and the Obama White House looked for billions of dollars a few years ago to offset the costs of a legal settlement with black... Read More The post White House, Congress Raided Hundreds of Millions from Anti-Bioterrorism Fund appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Smokers and nonsmokers alike in Westminster, Mass., came together to push back against a move by the town’s board of health to ban the sale... Read More The post After Debate, Massachusetts Town Won’t Ban All Sales of Tobacco appeared first on Daily Signal.
Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf won’t take office for another two months, but one part of his Fresh Start policy plan already has business types feeling... Read More The post Governor-elect’s Proposal for Sick Days Upsets Some Businesses appeared first on Daily Signal.
As a startled nation watched on television, protesters turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who... Read More The post Raw Footage of Violence in Ferguson After No Indictment appeared first on Daily Signal.


The Real Lessons of Ferguson

When the Barack Obamas and Eric Holders of the world step out to tell us we have much work to do on race, they are right. But the racial progress we need to make is nothing like what they envision

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FDRs War Department made it clear that if war was truly inevitable, it would prefer that Japan commit the first overt act. Less than two weeks later, FDRs wish was granted.
Every day theres another story about women who have been raped, or claim to have been raped, by famous and not so famous people. Most men are dumfounded by the women who have kept silent. If she was really RAPED, why didnt she go to the police and report it THEN?
Yeah thats what I want. Please tax me more. Please make it harder for me to start a business. Please make it even harder for me to hire someone. Please mess up the healthcare system even more...

The Corner

Last Call for Applications for NRI’s 2015 Regional Fellows Programs in D.C. and NYC

The National Review Institute is now accepting applications for its 2015 Regional Fellows programs in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Twenty applicants in each city will be selected to participate in a series of eight dinner seminars on the foundations of conservative thought and the

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May 20 1981: Labour MP George Foulkes: I beg to move, ‘That leave be given to bring in a Bill to empower local authorities to control by licensing and through the grant of planning permission space invaders and other electronic games in all premises to which the public have access with or w
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s dismissal was so sudden that President Obama didn’t have a replacement ready when the two men went before the cameras on Monday. Yesterday, the search for that replacement became more complicated when Michèle Flournoy, a former Pentagon official

26 Nov 2014, 7:26 am

Thanksgiving miscellany: Mark Twain, science, WKRP, Cicero and the best turkey fryer PSA ever. 10 Thanksgiving Words With Bizarre Origins. For the kids, a virtual field trip to the first Thanksgiving.​ Buffy Thanksgiving episode: “Ritual sacrifice, with pie.&rdquo

Red State

Brave Sir Robin And The Riots In Ferguson, MO

Equivocating While Ferguson Burned The heavily-burdened Grand Jury has handed down a decision stating that they will not indict Officer Darren Wilson for any criminal wrongdoing The post Brave Sir Robin And The Riots In Ferguson, MO appeared first on RedState.

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Michael Brown was a thief. He had used drugs, robbed a store, punched a cop, then the cop fatally shot him. Those are the facts. To the left, that Officer The post Sola Civitas: The Left Favors the State Over the People in Ferguson appeared first on RedState.
I finally understand white privilege. It is a detachment that lets certain people be detached from the real world while pretending to cover it accurately and emote with it. I The post Ezra Klein’s House of White Privilege Explains the News appeared first on RedState.
I'm just going to summarize it: Senator Chuck Schumer today ever-so-casually indicated that working first on Obamacare was a mistake; that, in fact, Congress should have instead worked on pretty The post Chuck Schumer quietly starts distancing Democrats from Obama for 2016. appeared first on RedSta