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5 Jul 2015, 2:01 pm

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5 Jul 2015, 12:54 pm

(Scott Johnson)Omri Ceren writes to take note of the report by Reuters UN bureau chief Louis Charbonneau: US and Iran: The unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemy,” datelined Vienna. Even if Omri is unreasonably optimistic regarding the impact of reports such as Charbonneau’s and

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Send in Bilbo Baggins

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5 Jul 2015, 11:28 am

(Scott Johnson)Our friend Katherine Kersten is a senior fellow at the Center of the American Experiment in Minneapolis. Kathy has a business degree from the Yale School of Management and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. She can be reached at kakersten@gmail.com. This importa

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The American Spectator

The Declaration of Independence: Vindication and Defeat

Something we ought to consider in the controversy over the Confederate (battle) flag: The United States defeated the Confederacy on the battlefield, but eventually gave in to the political principles that the Confederacy stood for. In the years leading up to and through the Civil War, Abraham Linco

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3 Jul 2015, 3:00 am

“Where the sole employer is the state, opposition means death by slow starvation,” Leon Trotsky, whose death came slowly by way of a quick icepick, famously observed. Nonconformity appears as the capital offense when the market serves as the main employer. If you’ve ever carried t
From our July 1984 issue, a review of James Webb’s third novel, A Country Such As This (Doubleday). Yesterday Webb announced he’s running for president, the fifth Democrat to declare, and certainly the most distinguished literary talent in the race for either party. Which can’t be
I’ve always found President Obama declaration that he will “degrade and destroy ISIS” to be odd. If he wants to destroy ISIS then he should simply state that he will “destroy ISIS.” Well, it doesn’t really look like Obama is in any hurry to degrade ISIS, muc

The Federalist

Poll: Only 47% Of Democrats Are ‘Extremely Proud’ To Be Americans This July 4th

A new poll released by Gallup this week revealed that a minority of Democrats, 47%, say they are "extremely proud" to be Americans this July 4th.

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Ben remembers the men who made freedom more than an ideal on the Fourth of July.
If you need talking points to guide you through the exotic process of talking with non-leftists, then you need to get out more. Here's a handy guide.
The Internet loves creating and destroying pariahs, so it's very rare to see the reddit rally in support of Victoria Taylor.

The Washington Free Beacon

NYT Reporter: Hillary Roping Off Reporters Makes Her Look ‘Scripted, ‘Controlled’

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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

Whom The Gods Would Destroy: How Madness Rules Our Age

What happens to a man when reason has fled?  We declare him mad.  What then do we do with Western Civilization?

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"Send me your tired, your poor, your sufferers from Gender Dyspohoria, previously known as Gender Identity Disorder (See footnote 5.2)...
The alliance between two men who greatly resemble each other.
"The Donald' is showing how a little less kowtowing to political correctness does our country good.

Heritage Foundation

Supreme Court Decision a Loss for Unelected Bureaucrats Trying to Drive Up Energy Costs

The Supreme Court handed a victory to Americans concerned with unelected bureaucrats driving up energy costs by overturning a costly regulation that lacks any meaningful... Read More The post Supreme Court Decision a Loss for Unelected Bureaucrats Trying to Drive Up Energy Costs appeared first on T

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s lament last week that “words no longer have meaning” got me to thinking. I don’t claim to know Chief Justice... Read More The post Welcome to John Roberts’ America, Where Words Mean Nothing appeared first on The Daily Signal.
When he was 19, Anthony Orefice hit a telephone pole on his motorcycle going 100 miles per hour. Doctors told his family he wouldn’t survive.... Read More The post Disability Advocates Fight Assisted Suicide Measures appeared first on The Daily Signal.
In two months the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will hold its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is here that, for more than... Read More The post The Federal Reserve Hasn’t Reduced Frequency of Recessions. Why Is It Necessary Again? appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Declaration of Independence' Preserves The Patriots' Faces

For nearly two centuries, it has hung in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, an icon of the American founding by an artist who lived through the Revolution and personally met most of the men depicted in his painting. And yet John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 captures a

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The push back has begun. Christian business owners, lawyers, parents, judges, county clerks, organizations, universities, hospitals, adoption agencies and other individuals and groups have been given an ultimatum by five unelected, unaccountable liberals in Washington, D.C.: You must now obey us and
Last Thursday I returned from two weeks in Africa only to be fish-slapped with the fact that gay marriage is now law and The Dukes of Hazzard has been banned. Way to drop the ball while Im out hunting.
As we celebrate our independence this weekend, we probably also should mourn it. No, we arent reverting back to British subjects, but we are becoming subjects again. There is a new hierarchy dominating much of our discourse and social interaction that creates a coveted status for victims. When once

The Corner

Greece – ΌΧΙ!

It looks like a ‘no’.  Greek TV stations are saying the result of the vote will be to reject the bailout terms. So far as the votes that have been counted (12 percent or so as I write) are concerned, the ‘no’ camp are at just over 60 percent. I have no idea how represe

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The Guardian: The Estonian picked as the United Nation’s first digital privacy investigator was blocked on Friday by the German president of the UN Human Rights Council, after activist groups said she would not be a strong enough critic of US surveillance. Katrin Nyman-Metcalf was the cand


5 Jul 2015, 8:41 am

Greeks are voting today and (FWIW) the latest chatter seems to be that the ‘no’ side (a rejection of the bailout deal) is doing well. ‘Interesting’ if true… Under the circumstances, this examination (from March) of Syriza (the far left party that is the dominant


4 Jul 2015, 10:47 am

On celebrating Independence Day, John Adams may have said it best: The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be comm

Red State

American Economy Achieves Millstone

Cullen Roche at Pragmatic Capitalism does an exceptional job of pointing out the obviously obvious. The USA is not Greece. The future here is so bright we just gotta wear shades. I've looked at the map and stuff and the smart guy has a point. He throws in some other nice details as well. The USA ha

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Texas has a stockpile of gold. That gold is kept in New York City in an underground vault managed by HSBC. Texas has decided it wants all its gold back in Texas. Earlier this year, Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that had sailed through the Texas Legislature. It sets up a depository facility in T
You WILL believe what these wild and crazy media people did at the Hillary Clinton event! The post Behold: everything that you believed about the media and Hillary Clinton is true. appeared first on RedState.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate an
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