Hamas hits Shifa Hospital (with playground update)

28 Jul 2014, 12:49 pm

(Scott Johnson)Applying the theses explicit and implicit in my “14 Israel-Gaza notes,” I’m going with the IDF statement that Hamas is responsible for today’s attack on Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital. The best account I can find at the moment is the Algemeiner’s, at whic

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28 Jul 2014, 12:43 pm

(Steven Hayward)As we note here frequently—like yesterday, on the minimum wage—when it comes to economics liberals suffer from a severe case of cranial-rectal inversion. Liberalism’s latest trip to a tight dark place is over the issue of —irony alert— “inversions,

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The wife of a leading House Democrat owned stock in a top competitor to the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline while he raised red flags about potential conflicts of interest in the government’s review of the project, documents show. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.) was very concerned abo

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Reporters covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for NBC, CBS, Reuters, and other outlets brazenly reported false information on Monday claiming Israeli was responsible for attacks on Palestinian civilians that were actually committed by Hamas.

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The American Spectator

Morning Round-Up 7-28

Feature of the Day: We're Missing the Story   Morning Headlines   Domestic                                   &nbs

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Sunday—Beverly HillsI awakened this morning to a cloudy sky. Off to swim while pausing every minute or so to throw the ball for Julie. We have had no rain in just about forever, and even any rain at all would be a Godsend. Then, breakfast, and while my English muffins were toasting, I opened


28 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

Describing his approach to dealings with the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War, President Reagan famously warned, “Trust, but verify.” A version of that wise caution should be used in dealing with the increasing efforts by the Chinese Navy to cultivate more cooperative military
So whose job is it, exactly, to stem the tide of illegal entries into a state? Someone sneaking across the Rio Grande from Mexico is entering both the state of Texas and the United States of America, but if the authorities take notice of his presence here, the federal government will claim jurisdic

The Federalist

Ira Glass Has Opinions About Shakespeare

This American Life host Ira Glass has seen King Lear, and has some thoughts.

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Energy prices present a golden opportunity to break the left's coalition and win over the working class.
ObamaCare's defenders think they can rewrite the law on the fly because that's how we legislate now.


28 Jul 2014, 6:38 am

Why conservatism still needs a political conscience informed by nature.

The Washington Free Beacon

Keystone Critic Decried Conflict of Interest as Wife Backed Competitor

The wife of a leading House Democrat owned stock in a top competitor to the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline while he raised red flags about potential conflicts of interest in the government’s review of the project, documents show. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.) was very concerned abo

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Reporters covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for NBC, CBS, Reuters, and other outlets brazenly reported false information on Monday claiming Israeli was responsible for attacks on Palestinian civilians that were actually committed by Hamas.
Some 83,000 Pentagon employees and contractors who handle classified intelligence were found to have unpaid federal taxes totaling $730 million, which makes them more likely to “compromise classified information,” according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Internal campaign documents for Georgia's Democratic candidate for senate Michelle Nunn were accidentally made public. The documents, which draw on the insights of Democratic pollsters, strategists, fundraisers, and consultants, show that the campaign is concerned that Nunn may come across as &ldquo

Big Government

Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After He Endorses Lamar Alexander

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month. Carr has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham for the August 7th prima

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HOUSTON, Texas--A letter penned from the director of an Austin-based non-profit funded by the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), and a foundation whose top political recipient is reported to be the Ready for Hillary PAC, has “encourage[d]” the Travis County District Attorney to investigate
CEO and business mogul Donald Trump argued that the influx of illegal immigrants is “a concerted effort by the president to let people come into the country.”   On Monday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel he said, “It really does seem like
Bob Carter’s recent appearance on the BBC caused a predictable response from the climate movement: sceptics should not be allowed in print or broadcast media.  In this conversation, James and Bob discuss the way in which the mainstream science and media close ranks against dissenting sci

American Thinker

John Boehner Vindicated on Foreign Policy?

Put the Speaker's domestic actions aside for a moment, and you'll find a thrilling, rousing and prescient speech on neo-Soviet Russia.

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Ten commandments are not enough for Elizabeth Warren.
No matter what one thinks of the Halbig decision, the critics’ overheated rhetoric is inappropriate and unjustifiable.
This nation’s charitable impulses have already been exploited to the limit, and the ultimate effect of Beck’s actions will be to encourage the growth of a multicultural secular welfare state.

Heritage Foundation

This Chart Proves the War on Poverty Has Been a Catastrophic Failure

For the past 50 years, the government’s annual poverty rate has hardly changed at all. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of Americans... Read More The post This Chart Proves the War on Poverty Has Been a Catastrophic Failure appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch is appealing to the international community for action against ISIS’ expulsion of Christians in Mosul, deeming the situation as “21st century... Read More The post Religious Leader Looks to West For Help for Iraqi Christians appeared first on Daily Signal
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, believes he has the key to reining in the executive branch: suing President Barack Obama for not faithfully executing the... Read More The post Can the House of Representatives Sue Obama for Not Executing the Law? appeared first on Daily Signal.
MIAMI—With thousands of Central American children newly arrived in the United States, and more expected to come, school officials have asked the federal government for a helping... Read More The post Schools Brace for Flood of Immigrant Children appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Obama Administration Turns to “Hand-Packed” Court

When it comes to defending Obamacare subsidies, the Justice Department appears none too eager to take its case to the Supreme Court. Instead, the administration announced it would appeal Tuesday’s adverse ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to… the full D.

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The EPA's war on coal is no less than a war on seniors and our nation's most vulnerable. Seniors on fixed and diminishing incomes pay a disproportionate share of their monthly budget on utilities, and Obama's EPA will serve only to make them poorer and more vulnerable.


28 Jul 2014, 10:41 am

There is a growing battle between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democrat-controlled White House.
You and I avoid visiting the doctor by eating well. Doctors like Lee Silverman carry concealed in order to care for us when we do need them.

The Corner

Son of Hamas Founder: Hamas 'Seeking Conquest'

The son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef revealed to CNN that Hamas’s “final destination” goes beyond just the destruction of Israel. “Hamas is not seeking coexistence and compromise; Hamas is seeking conquest and taking over,” said Mosab Hassan Yousef, who has

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28 Jul 2014, 10:52 am

As Americans sat down to their noon repast on Tuesday, July 28, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia, exactly one month after Serbian-trained radical students assassinated Austrian heir to the throne Archduke Franz Ferdinand during a brief visit to Sarajevo (see t
A new New York Times/CBS poll has the underdog conservative candidate Jeff Bell within seven points of Cory Booker, 43 percent to 50 percent. (Jeff Bell is a former colleague of mine at American Principles Project.)  If New Jersey is in play, it will be a big year for the GOP.
National Review is seeking an assistant to the editor to work in our New York office. Must be organized, detail-oriented, interested in politics, calm under pressure, and friendly. Key responsibilities and duties include: Handling scheduling and travel arrangements Light research, fact-check

Red State

Will the Chamber of Commerce Back Democrat Mary Landrieu?

Avowed enemy of conservatives and champion of corporate welfare the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is reportedly contemplating backing Democrat Mary Landrieu over Bill Cassidy in the LA Senate race. Per the Hill, New York Times columnist Joe Nocera may have inadvertently leaked plans on the part of the C

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On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Alan Greenspan's opinion on market swings, if we just go from bubble to bubble and what to expect as the Fed raises rates. The post Alan Greenspan: Market Bubbles are Human Nature appeared first on
Salon justifiably takes a lot of flack around these parts for the many insane things they print, but this this piece by Bill Curry is worth a read as a damning indictment of the Democrats’ wholesale abandonment of populism in favor big business corporate donations. Some of Curry’s piece
The situation in Iraq grows more perilous by the day. The nation seems of the verge of dissolving into now only warring ethnic enclaves but warring ethnic enclave engaged in their own civil war. Barack Obama and his administration has stood idly by as the situation has spiraled out of control and a
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