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"The people are revolting!" "You said it, they stink on ice."

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The American Spectator

Team Hillary Ropes Off Reporters, They Meekly Comply

Hillary Clinton, like most candidates for public office, spent the weekend marching in a bunch of Independence Day parades, interacting with the common people as they lined the streets of small towns in New Hampshire, eager to get a glimpse of their local marching band, but only slightly annoyed th

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6 Jul 2015, 9:50 am

Actress Amanda Peterson was found dead in her Colorado home yesterday. A cause of death has not been announced, but her father indicated that she had a history of sleep apnea and other medical troubles over the past couple of years including pneumonia. She would have turned 44 on Wednesday. Peterso
A lot of left-wingers I know recoil at the very mention of illegal immigration. When it is brought up one is sure to be accused of racism and xenophobia. But there is something terribly, terribly wrong with an immigration system in which a man can be deported five times only to come back again and&
The United States women’s soccer team took home the FIFA championship last night in a 5-2 landslide win against Japan. It was a legendary win for the Americans, classifying them as the first team to ever win three FIFA World Cups. Perhaps even more legendary than the win, were the goals score

The Federalist

Robert Tracinski Outlines The Rules of Culture War 4.0

There Are Two Constants In The Culture War: Overreach and Rebellion.

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The Reddit Revolt brought an aloof and censor-happy CEO down a notch. Reporters can do the same with Hillary Clinton by organizing their own blackout.
Are there any success stories based on tax hikes or bigger government? Ask Puerto Rico.
Hillary Clinton's press campaign ropes off reporters as though they're animals, but don't blame her for that. Blame the reporters who let it happen.

The Washington Free Beacon

Obama: Ideologies Are Not Defeated With Guns But With Better Ideas

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During live televised remarks at the Pentagon Monday afternoon, President Obama offered the public an update on the “long-term campaign” against the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS).
A New York City tourist who sparked national outrage after taking a smiling “selfie” in front of the rubble of the deadly East Village inferno in March is now working as a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee and criticizing GOP candidates for their social media output.

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

Gay Whale Swallows JONAH

The abolition of any attempt to treat homosexuality as anything but inborn, much less remediable, took a giant step forward in a little-noted court case last month.

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We are fast becoming a nation of lazy, spoiled weaklings, incapable of introspection
The technique of getting out in front of your opponents and creating a negative image has been perfected by the Democrats. 
How to take a crack at beating the judicial tyranny under which Americans are currently suffering.

Heritage Foundation

Teen Model With Down Syndrome Lands First Campaign, Hopes to Bring Awareness to Disability Issues

Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old from Brisane, Australia, is one step closer to achieving her dream of changing society’s perception of disability. The teen, who has... Read More The post Teen Model With Down Syndrome Lands First Campaign, Hopes to Bring Awareness to Disability Issues appeared

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MARIUPOL, Ukraine— A thunderstorm loomed over Mariupol on the afternoon of July 6. To the north, the sky turned dark and a cool pre-storm breeze... Read More The post A Tale of Two Cities: Ukraine Wins One Back, But War Remains Close appeared first on The Daily Signal.
On Thursday, The Daily Signal published an article about Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Brad Avakian ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christian... Read More The post Sorry, Slate: Oregon Did Put a ‘Gag Order’ on Those Christian Bakers appeared first on The Da
Sen. Rand Paul put Hollywood in the spotlight Monday revealing a $25,000 federal grant billing taxpayers for the building of an Oscars museum. The National... Read More The post Rand Paul Exposes $25,000 Federal Grant for Oscars Museum appeared first on The Daily Signal.


Will Slippery Slope Follow Confederate Flag Battle?

Some conservatives have seen efforts to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, and also from other public places around the South, as the beginning of a slippery slope in which roads and landmarks named after Confederate figures are changed, monuments are

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That was a strange week, with intersecting conversations between and among Americans trying to absorb mind-crashing events that fed high and lowbrow attitudes, populist and patrician criticisms, sophisticated and naive pronouncements. There were absurdities and abominations, a massacre and amazing g
Last week we saw an encouraging sign that the 50 year cold war between the U.S. and Cuba was finally coming to an end. President Obama announced on Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and that embassies could be re-opened in each country by the end of the month.
HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver resurrected piles of news footage on the fact that women are harassed on the Internet.

The Corner

Tragedies (Greek and American)

Mona and I have done a Need to Know podcast, with an apt guest: Desmond Lachman, of the American Enterprise Institute. He is an expert on international finance, and informed to the gills about Greece. He has all the details, but he has more than that: perspective. Later in the podcast, Mona and I

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6 Jul 2015, 6:27 pm

Reuters: Poorly attended news conferences, a meager global social media footprint and lack of much obvious enthusiasm on the ground; Beijing looks like an improbable front-runner to win the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. With Oslo dropping out of the race last year, citing worries over c
From the Financial Times’ story on the European Central Bank’s and Germany’s announcement that they expect Greece to show up with a plan in Brussels tomorrow: Athens did its best to put its political and financial house in order ahead of Tuesday’s make-or-break meetings. A
ThinkProgress is in a huff because the real world insists on standing athwart its unicorn paddock: The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Japan on Sunday to win the World Cup. For their dominant performance, the team will collect $2 million from FIFA, the internation

Red State

Paging Ted Cruz. Paging All the Candidates. Take on the Vichy Republicans.

Marshal Pétain came to power to make peace with Nazi Germany. Somewhere along the way, he no doubt resigned himself to Nazi occupation and muttered "we can now move on to the important things." He has a kindred spirit in John Feehery, who has spent his career in Washington climbing the ladde

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The African-American vote is more of an issue in the Democratic primary than you might think. The post So. Who DOES get the African-American vote in the primaries this cycle? appeared first on RedState.
Donald Trump is currently on a roll with the media, getting his name and politics out there like no other candidate has been able to. His numbers are rising and his exposure is huge. GOP higher ups are worried that he'll hurt the GOP brand and that he may spoil the 2016 cycle for them. They are, in
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Greece's no vote this weekend on austerity measures, the likelihood of a Greek exit from the Euro, and what this means for the Greek economy. The post Desperate Times in Greece After No Vote on Bailout