“A Twitter Exchange For the Ages”

28 Jul 2014, 11:27 pm

(John Hinderaker)That’s what Mark Hemingway called it; who are we to argue? Via InstaPundit, here it is. But first: the exchange stars Scott’s daughter Eliana, whom I have known since she was maybe six years old. Eliana is now doing tremendous work for National Review, and the only peopl

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28 Jul 2014, 10:32 pm

(John Hinderaker)Jeff Sessions is mounting a heroic campaign to persuade Congress to block President Obama’s apparently imminent decree legalizing, in essence, five to six million illegal immigrants by granting them work permits. The Obama administration has been lawless in many ways, but this

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CNN reporter Drew Griffin, who first broke the news of the VA scandal, criticized the newly-proposed reform bill which would provide the department $17 billion in additional funding. “Not enough money wasn’t the problem in the first place, was it?” asked CNN’s Anderson Coope

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Charles Hoskinson Hamas "is a humanitarian organization," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley on Sunday in a discussion of how the U.S. should handle the Islamist extremist group's conflict with Israel. How does she know? washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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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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28 Jul 2014, 4:40 am

An embarrassing leak today has exposed the core strategies of the campaign of Michelle Nunn, who is running to fill the opening seat by retiring Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. Not only do the documents show how she will be organizing her candidacy, they also discusses her weaknesses
ISIS have expelled all the Christians from their territory in Mosul and commenced destroying evidence of any faith other than their own twisted brand of Sunni orthodoxy. As predicted, the treasures of Iraq's past, which are the heritage of the three Abrahamic faiths, are being obliterated. ISI
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

The Federalist

Let Me Google ‘England’ For You, Matt Yglesias

Vox's Matt Yglesias took content from another site and added a few sentences. Those sentences were wrong.

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

The Washington Free Beacon

CNN Reporter: VA Reform Bill ‘A Little Misleading’, Money Was Never the Problem

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More religious communities worldwide were displaced last year than at any time in recent memory, the State Department said on Monday. The department’s annual report on international religious freedom also noted that several U.S. adversaries continue to repress the rights of religious groups.
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday he is “proud” of the accomplishments of his anti-corruption panel despite the fact that it is currently under federal investigation, the New York Post reports.

Big Government

Suns Forward P.J. Tucker Charged with 'Super Extreme DUI'

Police in Scottsdale arrested Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker for "Super Extreme DUI" back in May. The sports media apparently just found out--about the arrest and the existence of a charge called "Super Extreme DUI." The Arizona arrest came long before Tucker signed a three-year, $16.5 million

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It may have been the moment in court when Donald Sterling called his wife of more than a half century a "pig." Or, perhaps it happened before the trial began when Donald Sterling wondered aloud what Magic Johnson had ever accomplished save for contracting AIDS. But at some point in recent months J
After passing out soccer balls and teddy bears to illegal immigrant juveniles at the border, Glenn Beck declared on Monday that he did not think conservatives will win the fight against illegal immigration and open borders. “I have to tell you, I’m gravely concerned because I don’
One of the key immigration hawks in the House is signaling that changes to a border crisis package could find acquiescence from the right flank of the GOP conference, although he and like-minded colleagues are still looking to see a resolution accompany the package expressing protest against Presi

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

Medicare Trustees Report: More Bad News for Seniors and Taxpayers

The annual Medicare Trustees report was released today, detailing the dire financial status of the Medicare program. In large part, it reiterates what has been... Read More The post Medicare Trustees Report: More Bad News for Seniors and Taxpayers appeared first on Daily Signal.

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On July 26, a  federal district court in Washington, D.C. struck down as unconstitutional the District of Columbia’s laws totally banning the public carrying of... Read More The post Federal Court Upholds Right to Carry Handguns in Public in D.C. appeared first on Daily Signal.
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Commission report, the former commission members released a new analysis of U.S. homeland security that listed Congress as... Read More The post Excessive Oversight Harms U.S. Homeland Security appeared first on Daily Signal.
New details about Obamacare insurance enrollment show that employer-based coverage is eroding, offsetting gains made in individual insurance enrollment, according to a report released today by... Read More The post Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Reveal Decline in Employer-Based Coverage appeared


Israel's Enemies Should be Our Enemies

As rockets continue to rain down on Israeli communities and Israeli troops act to quell the onslaught, I will be boarding a plane bound for the Jewish state to see with my own eyes exactly what is taking place.

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28 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

Companies are fleeing abroad with capital, even as politicians point the finger of blame at institutions; institutions mind you that have a legal responsibility for profitability even if politicians believe themselves to have no legal responsibility at all.
One of the worst things about working in Washington is that it’s so easy to get frustrated about the fact-free nature of political debates.

28 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

American diets are being bombarded with genetically modified foods. Big seed companies initiate it.

The Corner

Legalization by Edict

Many people in Washington seem to be talking about the prospect of the president unilaterally legalizing the status of several million people who entered the country illegally as though it were just another political question. But if reports about the nature of the executive action he is contemplat

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Imagine a world where everyone — I really mean everyone — has access to modern, affordable, high-quality health care. In this world, doctors don’t need to beg bureaucrats and insurance administrators for permission to save lives. Entrepreneurs here actively compete to lower prices

28 Jul 2014, 8:26 pm

Our editorial today deals with President Obama and what he calls “economic patriotism.” This put me in mind of “economic nationalism” — which is a Patrick J. Buchanan cause. It was also Richard Gephardt’s shtick in the 1988 Democratic primaries. (Just what you ne
Secretary of State John Kerry’s intervention in negotiations among Egypt, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority has caused more casualties, not preventing them, Charles Krauthammer said Monday on Special Report. His effort drew criticism from all, including criticism from a l

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