The (so far very limited) move against no-fault divorce

17 Apr 2014, 5:45 pm

Michael Barone I have long wondered why, when conservatives (and others) lament the apparent decline in the institution of marriage, no conservatives advance the notion of amending the no-fault divorce laws, which were passed in just about every state a little more than 40 years ago. washingtonexami

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God save the queen.

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"Aghast, appalled, thunderstruck, perplexed, baffled, bewildered and dumbfounded."

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Former Ronald Reagan National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane on Thursday called for an awakening of the West in a stirring speech about the Ukraine crisis.

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The American Spectator

Corruption Runs Deep: DOJ and IRS in Cahoots to Target Conservatives

There’s a reason both Eric Holder and Lois Lerner have been held in contempt of Congress. As reported first by Katie Pavlich, the Department of Justice and the IRS were unsurprising bedfellows in the targeting of tea party 501(c)(4)s, according to new emails obtained by Judicial Watch. Just a

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I thank thee Lord that I am not like those other conservatives.  Those xenophobes, nativists, obsessives about border security, drinkers of tea, and other bitter enders. For I support comprehensive immigration reform. I sup with the lords of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the chiefs of the AFL-
Thomas Sowell knows why politicians on both sides of the aisle are so upset that the Supreme Court overturned limits on campaign contributions—because such restrictions hurt political challengers and protect incumbents. I think he hit the nail on the head: The recent Supreme Court decision ov


17 Apr 2014, 9:32 am

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The Federalist

Edward Snowden Is Vladimir Putin’s Useful Idiot

Edward Snowden just got a lesson on his propaganda value to Vladimir Putin.

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Bloomberg ignored the doubts of the crowd and the Pharisees and gave his next sermon to a mirror, where it was received with much adulation.
There are many better things to ask about helicopter parenting than how it affects the kids.
Before we venerate Bundy as a freedom fighter, we might stop to consider the facts.

The Washington Free Beacon

Former Reagan Adviser Urges U.S. to Counter Russia with ‘Strength and Leadership’

Former Ronald Reagan National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane on Thursday called for an awakening of the West in a stirring speech about the Ukraine crisis.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Russia next week for a conference on Caspian energy, while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit in September, according to the Tower.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ office scrambled to deny reports that Abbas had condemned a Monday terrorist attack on an Israeli family, the Tower reports.


17 Apr 2014, 2:50 pm

The Russian government this week canceled a planned U.S. surveillance flight over Russian territory in a bid to limit spying on massed troops facing off against Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to U.S. officials.

Big Government

Sriracha Hot Sauce May Leave California

Sriracha Hot Sauce may move its factory out of California because of a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over the smell from the factory, the Los Angeles Times reports.  Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said on Wednesday that there have been multiple offers from other cities

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Amidst the general gloom about Republican electoral fortunes in California, past and present, came some good news last week: Pete Peterson, director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at Pepperdine University, is leading the race for Secretary of State by do
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) says her constituents are "frustrated and embarrassed" by Hawaii's failed Obamacare exchange, which cost taxpayers $204 million and signed up only 8,000 people. On Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced it will launch an investigation into Haw
Former Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler is becoming one of Hollywood's more vocal Democratic supporters. Poehler lent her voice to the battle to promote the flailing, failing ObamaCare reform, and she uses her Parks and Recreation gig to worship at the altar of Hillary Clinton via her cha

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr


11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

CBO Report Shows President’s Budget Relies on Rosy Economic Assumptions

According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), total deficits under President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal would be $1.7 trillion higher than the administration’s previous estimates. This is no small difference; it is equivalent to one and a half sequesters. So, how is

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This week the Department of Energy announced that it will make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for renewable and energy efficiency projects that reduce, avoid, or sequester greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government needs to stop playing banker in an attempt to build the en
That I & most Americans have no idea whether our taxes are accurate tells us something. My annual letter to the #IRS: pic.twitter.com/BFh0AXTvAk — Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) April 15, 2014   Every year, Donald Rumsfeld asks the IRS to simplify the tax code. Rumsfeld, former Se
What’s wrong with helping people in other countries buy American? Well, a lot if you’re loaning them U.S. taxpayer money to do it. As Congress gets ready to debate keeping the Export-Import Bank, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) tells The Foundry why he believes the Ex-Im Bank is “th

Townhall.com

Repeal of Obamacare Would Increase the Deficit—Seriously?

According to Obama, repealing Obamacare would increase the deficit. You’re probably just as shocked as I am to hear this bold statement seeing as the public relations for Obamacare alone cost taxpayers millions of dollars more than anticipated and states such as Maryland are completely overhau

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"HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton"by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes is a riveting, almost-impossible-to-put-down chronicle of the five years in the life of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that begins with her loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential primari


17 Apr 2014, 8:28 am

Three or four short items on my mind today.
Darkness fell across the land and the man they thought would be their savior cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Soon after, he breathed his last.

The Corner

'The Case Against Michael Mann'

Our new cover.

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Today, the editors have a great piece about the most unnecessary “bank” in the United States: the Export-Import Bank. I have echoed many of the concerns that the editors raise about the bank in previous writings, but today I’d like to focus on one argument in p
President Obama thinks Democrats should not shy away from defending Obamacare.  “Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people . . . we’re helping, because of something we did,” he said. The president held a press confer
Here is my Politico column today: If Condoleezza Rice were as self-pitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it is about her race and gender that accounts for the hostility of her enemies. Rice’s recent speaking gigs on college campuse

Red State

“Abortion Barbie” is Losing and May Be Corrupt

If the only thing I accomplish during campaign 2014 is being credited with labeling Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” I will be happy. Defining her early as a single issue candidate outside the mainstream and doing so based on her own words, pink shoes, and hagiographic press clippings

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If you are a Colorado resident, please go here now and sign this petition. The petition signatures will be delivered to the Senate floor today. If you aren't a resident of Colorado but still want to help us stand for the rights of parents and the rights of the unborn, tweet out this post, share the
When Barack Obama unveiled his Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative back in 2010, it looked fairly benign. According the HHS program description: A wide range of evidence-based programs are eligible for these funds. Grants are available to funding medically accurate and age appropriate programs tha
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Harvey Silverglate to discuss his book, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, the many obscure laws you break everyday and the how the Feds use "in the name of national security" as a legal w
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