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Women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Monday urged Muslims to reject the violence and intolerance of radical Islam in a talk for more than 300 attendees at Yale University, the Yale Daily News reports.

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(John Hinderaker)The Census Bureau has released its annual income and poverty report for 2013. You can read it here. Not much changed last year–which, actually, should be a major news story. At a time when we should be experiencing rapid growth coming out of a recession, incomes continue to st

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The American Spectator

British PM Cameron: "ISIS Not Muslim, But Monsters."

Last week President Obama declared that "ISIS isn't Islamic." Now British Prime Minister David Cameron declares "ISIS isn't Muslim, but monsters." Cameron made the comment in response to the beheading of British aid worker David Haines by ISIS over the weekend.  Obama and Cameron can take the

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When Senator Ted Cruz delivered the keynote address at last Wednesday’s inaugural In Defense of Christians Summit in Washington, D.C., he was expected to place a much-needed spotlight on the plight of the ancient and persecuted Christian communities of the Middle East. Instead, under the guis
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, just 28 percent of Americans are “confident” that the president’s plan to destroy the Islamic State will succeed. Sixty-eight percent say they aren’t confident at all. We are talking here, my friends, about Americans. What m
The Cosmopolitans, Whit Stillman’s new project about American expats in Paris, is several different kinds of experiment: It’s Stillman's first foray into television. It’s a return to the slightly more naturalistic style of earlier movies like Metropolitan, rather than the more sty

The Federalist

This Is The Worst Thing Ever And We’re All Going To Die.

History culminates here. The arrogance of the times demands it.

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Lost in the bitter fights over Ted Cruz's speech to persecuted Christians was the fact that all sides had valid arguments. Consider what you missed.
No, George W. Bush did not say "Our God is the God who named the stars" just days after 9/11. Are any quotes peddled by Neil deGrasse Tyson real?
The best critiques of 'Capital' show that most of the links in Thomas Piketty’s argument are broken.

The Washington Free Beacon

Hirsi Ali Criticizes Radical Islam at Yale

Women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Monday urged Muslims to reject the violence and intolerance of radical Islam in a talk for more than 300 attendees at Yale University, the Yale Daily News reports.

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In 2007, Georgia Democratic Senate hopeful, Michelle Nunn appeared on NBC’s the “Today Show” to talk about the Hands On Network and discuss her book Be the Change.
A public relations firm’s legally suspect work on behalf of the Ecuadorian government included hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to talent agencies representing prominent celebrities who traveled to the country to bemoan environmental damage there.
Pressure on Crimean Tatars from Russia continues to grow, as Russian security forces have raided the Tatars’ Mejlis (Parliament) in Simferopol, the home of one Mejlis member, and the offices of Crimean Tatar newspaper Avdet (Return), according to Mejlis leader Refat Chubarov.

Big Government

Boehner: 'Surprised that the Administration Hasn't Acted More Quickly' on Ebola

With President Obama set to lay out a plan to confront the ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa, House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday questioned why the administration has not moved sooner.  “I think this Ebola outbreak in Africa is a serious problem, and frankly I’m a bit surpr

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16 Sep 2014, 1:08 pm

I sat in on a political science class in college for a few sessions. I wanted to try something different. I was buried (quite happily) in literature, art history, and film, but figured I'd give something brand new a shot. As it turned out, I hated it. So, I left pretty quickly. But the reasons why
Now that Common Core seems to be taking over the curricula in states across the nation, companies furnishing educational materials are desperately trying to attract school districts and teachers to buy their materials by advertising them as aligning with Common Core standards. Linda Gojak, former
Reminiscent of President Obama’s Solyndra debacle, an electric vehicle manufacturer in Chatsworth, to which Jerry Brown donated three million taxpayer dollars, has shut down operations and laid off 50 workers. According to Stephen Frank at California Political Review, “our confused gov

American Thinker

Israel, Palestinians and the Nation State

In dealing with the Palestinians, the West expects Israel to perform like a Western nation-state; so a careful examination of just exactly what a nation-state is, required.

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The IRS is in fact is a perennial, institutional lawbreaker.
When we buy into the lie of radical Muslims that there is but one Islam, we strengthen the extremists.
Iillegal immigrant juveniles are being brought into the U.S. to serve the Democratic National Machine.

Heritage Foundation

Group Raps Use of Taxpayer Funds to Ease ‘Unmanageable’ Immigration Courts

As the backlog of cases in immigration courts grows, the Department of Justice announced it has awarded $1.8 million in grants to legal aid organizations to... Read More The post Group Raps Use of Taxpayer Funds to Ease ‘Unmanageable’ Immigration Courts appeared first on Daily Sig

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Scots go to the polls Thursday to decide whether to continue life within the United Kingdom or as an independent country. That is their choice... Read More The post Would a Newly Independent Scotland Be Able to Join NATO, EU? appeared first on Daily Signal.
After spending harrowing months imprisoned in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, Meriam Ibrahim Ishag last night appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly... Read More The post Sudanese Mom Tells Megyn Kelly How Faith Got Her Through Ordeal in Prison appeared first on Daily Sign
In a 2009 address to Congress, President Obama said the government would not use taxpayer dollars to fund elective abortions as part of the Affordable Care... Read More The post Flashback: Obama Promises ‘No Federal Dollars Will Be Used to Fund Abortions’ appeared first on Daily Si

Townhall.com

Breaking Through The President's "Cocoon."

President Obama's decision to commit American forces to contain and defeat the Ebola virus before it breaks out to devastate an entire continent and perhaps others is a good and necessary decision and conservatives and Republicans ought to support it.

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Alright. So, Democrat Alison Grimes is no fan of team Obama. Got it. Of course, this kinda raises a few questions, doesnt it? For example: If you dont like Obamas policies, why are you a Democrat?
On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB
Serious question: With all the time Obama has spent on the golf course, is his handicap getting any better? Does anyone know how well he actually does on 18 holes? Also, The nightmare of Obamacare just never stops Open enrollment (round two) is about to begin, and its not expected to be much better

The Corner

Re: Jeff Sessions vs. Facebook

Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) has apparently been getting into a war of words with technology entrepreneur and investor Marc Andreessen. Andreessen’s tone in the exchange is an excellent example of why I have remained blessedly absent from all Twitter debates, but I am nonetheless con

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According to a former staffer in Hillary Clinton’s State Department, “Clinton confidants were part of an operation to ‘separate’ damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, t
Former president George H. W. Bush officially announced his support for Georgia Republican candidate David Perdue. Although Bush’s endorsement might have seemed inevitable, Perdue’s Democratic opponent, Michelle Nunn, was until recently CEO of a foundation started by the forme
A new report from the Congressional Research Service suggests the foreign-born population may increase by as many as 27.4 million people by 2022. The more than 40.8 million foreign-born residents who lived in the U.S. in 2012 represented a 321 percent increase over the amount of

Red State

IRS Has 99 Problems But the Church Ain’t One

The scandal plagued Obama Administration IRS admits that it has targeted 99 churches for additional scrutiny after settling a lawsuit with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The IRS settlement with the angry atheist group FFRF is shrouded in secrecy, but the little we do know is enough t

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Last week Reagan administration Secretary of Education Bill Bennett appeared on the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal called The Conservative Case for Common Core. That’s the fundamental idea behind a core curriculum: preserving and emphasizing what’s essential, in fields like liter
One of the things that has intrigued me about the Obama administration’s alleged strategy to combat ISIS is the degree to which it focuses on Syria. Not only are airstrikes within Syria contemplated but another attempt will be made by the administration to arm the Syrian opposition forces. To
There is a great deal of discussion today about empowering the FCC to regulate internet services providers as if they were public utilities. Supporters of Net Neutrality tend to think this is a good idea, because they fear that ISPs will give discriminatory access to bandwidth, creating a so-called
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