A brokered GOP convention is even more likely than you think — thanks to Mitt Romney

30 Jan 2015, 3:01 pm

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Establishment dämmerung.

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Ashe Schow University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan finally admitted that she knows the Rolling Stone article detailing a brutal gang rape at the university was discredited. “Before the Rolling Stone story was discredited, it seemed to resonate with some people simply because it confi

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Timothy P. Carney Antitrust laws are supposed to prevent monopolies, protecting competition and consumers. They are pointed to as a tool government uses to rein in the power and bigness of big business. But sometimes antitrust laws can help the biggest businesses while hurting smaller ones. washing

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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
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


30 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

Sixty-five years ago last week, Alger Hiss—the protégé of Oliver Wendell Holmes, a rising star in the State Department, and a Soviet agent code-named “Ales”—was convicted of perjury for denying any involvement in Soviet espionage. This should have forever close

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

Reason’s Remy Mocks Faux Outrage in New Video ‘I Need a Hashtag!’

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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

Annual Defense Spending Has Shrunk By 25% Since 2010. What Should the Defense Budget Be in 2016?

The White House is slated to release its budget request for fiscal year 2016 next Monday, ostensibly kicking off the budget season for Congress. This... Read More The post Annual Defense Spending Has Shrunk By 25% Since 2010. What Should the Defense Budget Be in 2016? appeared first on Daily Signal

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Mitt Romney won’t be running for president in 2016. Speaking to supporters today, the former governor and 2012 Republican nominee said, “After putting considerable thought... Read More The post Here Are 33 Tweets About Mitt Romney’s Big Announcement appeared first on Daily Signal.
Mitt Romney has decided not to make a third run for president, he told supporters in a conference call this morning. Talk show host and... Read More The post Romney Gives Way to ‘Other Leaders,’ Takes Himself Out of 2016 Race appeared first on Daily Signal.
Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson accused the Obama administration of stifling press freedom by systematically cracking down on reporters—even treating them like enemies. “The job of... Read More The post Sharyl Attkisson: Obama Administration Treats Journalists Like ‘Enem

Townhall.com

Michael Moore’s Long Tradition of Defaming Heroes

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.

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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.
At the World Economic Forum last week, Secretary of State John Kerry argued that though extremists may cite Islam as a justification for terrorism, the world should refrain from using the term "Islamic radicals."


29 Jan 2015, 11:01 pm

Mark Zuckerberg isnt. Heck, even Charlie Hebdo isnt still Charlie.

The Corner

State Dept Won't Call Taliban Murder of American Contractors 'Terrorism'

In the latest round of verbal gymnastics over the Taliban, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to categorize the murder of American civilians at Kabul International Airport an act of “terrorism.” The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack on Friday, which

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1. Modest Proposal (post-MIttmania): a prize for the best UNWRITTEN columns, to honor those who kept the most misinformation from circulating. — Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) January 30, 2015  2. Burying Ebola victims. 3. Heat for Iraqi refugees. 4. Bill McGurn says that American
Seattle’s famous “12th man” isn’t the only shadowy fanbase Pete Caroll has pulling for him: The Seahawks head coach also has a bunch of 9/11 truthers on his side, and he doesn’t seem particularly eager to distance himself from them. USA Today&rsquo


30 Jan 2015, 1:43 pm

I am not sure I want presidential candidates weighing in on matters of etiquette, either, but frankly Megyn Kelly’s success in getting props as a journalist by attacking Huckabee on something so trivial is unattractive on so many fronts. I don’t want men swearing at me in the workplace,

Red State

Obama’s America is Iran’s newest client state

There have been a lot of stunning things associated with Obama’s foreign policy but perhaps none is quite so dramatic as watching the administration  gradually becoming a de facto  client of Iran. You read that correctly. We have be come an Iranian client state because we are carryi

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Common Core horror stories abound, but until now, the most visible opponents of the educational takeover have been Republicans. Washington state’s Democrats have changed that. A few days ago, the leaders of the state party met and formally condemned the education standards. Per Fox News: Lead
If Mitt Romney runs again, this is the theme song. The post The Mitt Romney 11 AM announcement open thread. [UPDATED] appeared first on RedState.


30 Jan 2015, 9:27 am

I do not know who Fredrik deBoer is, but this piece is fascinating. He expands upon Jon Chait’s lament over political correctness. I do have to say the funniest piece in response to Chait was some idiot at Vox who denied political correctness even exists. The whole thing is a snapshot into Mo
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