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1 Mar 2015, 9:27 am

(Scott Johnson)Verizon is an outspoken opponent of the government takeover of the Internet by the Federal Communications Commission. It therefore weighed in on Thursday when the FCC voted to approve an order urged by President Obama; the order will result in the imposition of rules on broadband Inte

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The American Spectator

A Special Gift Idea (Including for Yourself)

You might have thought my note's title was some sort of cryptic preview of a political comment, but it isn't. I really do just want to suggest an interesting idea for a gift for yourself or someone else you think would appreciate it...and for the record I have no financial interest or any other tie

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A couple of weekends ago, when my entire family was down with illness and rain was pouring outside, the Internet was our best friend. What better to do while sick in bed than catch up on all of my Facebook friends’ lives, find new ebooks to download from Amazon.com, catch up on a backlog of m
This just in from the Seattle Seahawks: In a press conference early next week, head coach Pete Carroll is prepared to disavow his earlier statements and deny any personal responsibility for what many have called “the worst play call” at an absolutely critical moment in the history of ma
As the conference has gone on, the potential candidates have gotten increasingly casual. Thursday morning, they were wearing jackets. Thursday afternoon, they were in shirtsleeves. Today, Rand Paul, fresh off a vote on the Hill, showed up wearing jeans. If this conference went on for another couple

The Federalist

Leonard Nimoy, Icon

Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock is not merely an interesting and beloved character. He is an icon who represents big, timeless ideas.

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In the Cartman presidency, there are no limits on what Barack Obama can do.
Melanie Griffith hasn’t seen daughter Dakota Johnson’s performance in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ Johnson should be glad her mother loves her so much.
‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban is a modern-day Adam Smith, posing as a billionaire business investor. Here’s Cuban on government, his mini-me, and free markets.

The Washington Free Beacon

Politico Reporter: Clintons Have a Transparency Problem

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William Gairdner is an Olympic athlete with four degrees, multiple books to his name and careers in both business and teaching in universities. Now, he has written The Great Divide, a discussion of the toxicity now infecting discourse between liberals and conservatives.
A question recurs throughout this book: Why do liberals seem to be the only ones offering genuine solutions to our health care problems, and why do conservatives seem to oppose everything? It is a question that Stephen Brill never really answers. At over 450 pages, America’s Bitter Pill is lo
There is a growing genre of World War II literature devoted to chronicling the Allied efforts not just to defeat Nazi Germany, but to rescue Europe in the closing months of the war. Believing themselves the vanguard of a thousand-year empire, Hitler and his inner circle were prone to millenarian thi

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

The Palestine Authority Does Not Have Clean Hands

The ICC case involving allegations that Israel committed war crimes or crimes against humanity should go no further.

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Hollywood traitors still at it
Officials bucking the ACLU and standing for religious freedom in the public square.
Who is the current leader?  Angela Merkel of Germany?  Stephen Harper of Canada?  David Cameron of the U.K.?  Or none of the above?

Heritage Foundation

How These Two Government Programs for Farmers Could Hurt You

Last year, Congress created two major programs for farmers that, not surprisingly, will shatter Congressional Budget Office’s cost projections. Taxpayers’ liability for these programs is open-ended... Read More The post How These Two Government Programs for Farmers Could Hurt You a

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Team Obama’s decision last month to disclose to the press the operational outline for an all-out assault on the Islamic State (aka ISIS)-held Iraqi city of... Read More The post In Puzzler, President Lets ISIS Know Iraq Battle Schedule appeared first on Daily Signal.
If there were ever a right time to eliminate the estate tax in America, it is right now. The latest tax collection data make an... Read More The post It’s Time to Kill This Tax (Entirely) appeared first on Daily Signal.
People who believe in the power of individual liberty and free enterprise have had a rough time lately. And with so many recent examples of... Read More The post We Haven’t Had a True Free Enterprise System for Decades appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

The Squabble Over Bibi's Speech

Charlie Rose wasn't sure he'd heard right. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, his guest on PBS, was lamenting that the controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's forthcoming speech to Congress had "injected a degree of partisanship" into the traditionally bipartisan US-Israel re

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Mr. President, Your recent summit to Counter Violent Extremism was flawed from the startbeginning with its name.
Emwazi joined the Islamic State to commit terrorist acts and kill infidels. He was not looking for a job; he was looking for a religious crusade. He was motivated by religious fervor, not financial considerations.
For investors seeking an ETF that lets them speculate in a large number of smaller companies, rather than a comparatively modest number of larger ones, iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) is a useful and convenient fund to consider.

The Corner

Seventeen Things that Caught My Eye Today (Ash Wednesday 2015 Edition)

1. ISIS Boasted Of These Christians’ Deaths. Here Are The Lives They Lived. 2. Lampedusa struggles to cope with mass influx of refugees fleeing attacks in Libya: http://t.co/aQPNMcTNzi pic.twitter.com/5IXnrWJkvo — Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) February 19, 2015 3. The Middle East

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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker took another step toward a White House bid, hiring Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer Mike Gallagher and DCI Group director and Capitol Hill veteran Kristin Jackson to lead his foreign- and domestic-policy teams, respectively. In that role, Gallaghe


18 Feb 2015, 5:42 pm

It looks like we will have our new design up in the morning, barring a last-minute decision by our tech team to pull back overnight. 
In his wistful piece on the rise of campus censorship, Jonah notes that our universities are not really teaching students about mutual respect: Instead, we are teaching young people that being offended is an ideological priority. Indeed, the coin of the campus realm today is victimhood,

Red State

Faith and the President

This is probably the best thing you will read today. Ana Marie Cox of Wonkette confesses to being a Christian. It is quite a great read. In it she references me and my statement on the President. She writes: I am not sure if there is anything Obama could do to make someone like Erick Erickson belie

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I suspect that these answers (via the Daily Signal) by Jeb Bush on immigration and Common Core questions will not much move the needle, one way or the other. Jeb Bush is clearly a capable public speaker… but. He has some unpopular opinions on the subject, and that is the meat of it. Whether
As I predicted yesterday, won the 2015 CPAC Straw poll for the third time in a row: – 26% Scott Walker – 21% – 17% Ben Carson – 11% Jeb Bush – 8% – 4% Donald Trump – 3.5% Chris Christie – 2.8% Bobby Jindal – 0.9% Sarah Palin – 0.8% Mike Hu


28 Feb 2015, 4:00 pm

The world is a strange place, and often times we see some of the strangest things getting worshipped as gods that bestow their graces upon their idolators. The Left is prone to this – having moved into a secularist worldview, they give up God and turn toward things of the world. They worship
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