At Dartmouth, Phil Hanlon wants no enemies to the left

17 Apr 2014, 10:00 pm

(Paul Mirengoff) I have it on good authority that Parker Gilbert, the Dartmouth student found not guilty of raping a fellow student, has been told by Dartmouth administrators that he will be wasting his time if he applies for readmission. Why is Dartmouth dead-set against readmitting Gilbert? The Co

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17 Apr 2014, 9:41 pm

Elections.

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Not walking the walk.

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(John Hinderaker) If you are a regular reader, you know the story: six months ago, a fringe left-wing group put out a silly report that tried to tie Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. I debunked that report, pointing out that Keystone would actually be adverse to Koch’s economic interes

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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

Brian Williams goes with Clinton Pregnancy over crisis in Ukraine

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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.
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.

Big Government

George Will Dissects the 'Four Basic Rhetorical Tropes' of Obama’s Affordable Care Act Remarks

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Kansas City commuters are breathing a sigh of relief, tonight. A suspect in the random highway shootings that have put city residents on edge for the past few weeks, is in custody.  There have been at least 20 random highway shootings across the Kansas City metro since early March. 
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves 'The Commit

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

Are Americans Tired of the Obamacare Debate? Obama Says Yes

The American public wants lawmakers to move on from the political debate over the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama stressed today in a press conference. “We’ve been having a political fight about this for 5 years—we need to move on to something else,&rdquo

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President Obama today sought to make light of a stinging public rebuke from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who took the president to task for disparaging GOP lawmakers while seeking to make a deal on immigration reform. Obama, the No. 2 House leader said yesterday after a phone conversatio
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
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

Townhall.com

More Obamacare Failure

If Obamacare is a success, as the White House and establishment media would like us to believe, then why is the Obama Administration so anxious to hide the numbers?

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Everything Hillary Clinton does and says looks and sounds like she's running for president of the student body, collecting testimonials, Valentines and staying out of everything remotely controversial.
NATO has no intention or ability to rescue Ukraine. Everything the NATO members have done to date may be interpreted as giving the Russian leadership a green light and a pass on Ukraine.
The Left’s favorite holiday has thankfully come and gone.

The Corner

Back to Verdun

With elections to the EU parliament drawing closer, expect to see the Verdun card being played to the max. The Verdun card?  A grim warning that Europe will return to the warring ways of its bad old past if the process of building a superstate is stopped.  Here is a recent classic,

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17 Apr 2014, 10:44 pm

I wrote a pretty tough column the other day  on Rand Paul’s foreign policy (although not nearly as tough as some others). I want to emphasize that the nice things I said about Paul in it weren’t just boilerplate. He’s an engaging guy and someone you can have an actual convers
Sixty-six percent of veterans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of his job, according to a new poll conducted for Concerned Veterans for America, a veterans’ advocacy organization. The survey finds a sour mood among vets over the direction of the country generally — 68 perc
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Red State

You Can Cook the Census but the Truth Remains True

Here is some data that apparently will not be showing up in the next data release from the US Census Bureau. “We had 30 people and 15 or 16 were full time,” says the owner, Jones. “Now I can only have four of the full time position.” Oh, and pity the widows impacted by the g

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17 Apr 2014, 2:45 pm

“Senator [fill in the blank] had the courage to save our financial system by supporting the $700 billion Wall Street bailout.  He saved us from default by voting to constantly raise the debt ceiling and ended the government shutdown by voting for Obamacare.  In addition, he has stoo
Yet another foreign policy success of the Obama administration and the isolationist wing of the conservative movement is shaping up nicely Ukraine. After having carved a chunk of his neighbor’s territory off via a bald-faced military coup as the West stood by dumbly, Vladimir Putin has procee
New emails show that at the same time the IRS was targeting hundreds of conservative groups, at a time Lois Lerner was fully aware of it, and was about to plant a question to supposedly apologize for it, Lerner was colluding with her former boss from the FEC, who was essentially now a liberal lobby
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