What on earth is Rand Paul thinking in taking Obama’s side against Rubio on Cuba?

19 Dec 2014, 4:21 pm

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has toy lasers and lightsabers in its sights, issuing guidance to regulate the toys on Friday. “Many a kid (and parent) who has seen Luke Skywalker battle Darth Vader with a lightsaber thinks lasers are cool,” the government said in a blog post.

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For decades the Russians have been launching guns and ammo into space. Now, America has finally caught up in this important race.

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The American Spectator

Not So Fast: Members of Cuba’s Opposition Respond

President Obama’s speech Wednesday signaling his intention to normalize relations with Cuba (including, eventually, lifting the trade embargo) has prompted many passionate responses from Americans. But Obama's speech — in which he also announced that Alan Gross, an American contrac

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We shall, no doubt, be hearing details about the economics of the Cuba embargo in the weeks or months to come, as Congress takes up the matter. To lift or not to lift, that is the crux of the thing. My position is that you should not jump to conclusions on a policy issue until you know the facts. H


19 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

Christmas came early for Communist dictators. Kim Jong-Un, a fan of Friday the 13th, The Godfather, and Rambo, nevertheless succeeded in reviving the Hays Code this week. Instead of forbidding the pornographic violence of his favorite films, the tyrant banned a film that showcased the pornographic
My wife and I were flown to Melbourne for me to receive half of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s $80,000 Prize for History for my book Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II. The hotel we were put up at, on the south bank of the Yarra River, wa

The Federalist

Would General George Washington Approve Of Today’s Torture Policies?

Our nation’s first president had some direct things to say about torture, but its use in his time was different than its use today.

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Death has become quite the creative enterprise, full of entrepreneurs eager to Americanize death and cash in on your corp$e. It’s time to reclaim a more humane way.
The original Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols began in Cambridge, England, and has migrated all over the world.
Christmas doesn’t need to be the Motherhood Olympics.

The Washington Free Beacon

FDA Doesn’t Want Kids Playing with Lightsabers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has toy lasers and lightsabers in its sights, issuing guidance to regulate the toys on Friday. “Many a kid (and parent) who has seen Luke Skywalker battle Darth Vader with a lightsaber thinks lasers are cool,” the government said in a blog post.

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For decades the Russians have been launching guns and ammo into space. Now, America has finally caught up in this important race.
The National Labor Relations Board took another step toward eliminating the franchise business model on Friday, opening the doors for unionization at some of America’s largest employers.

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

Time for America to stand behind Sony

The theaters that dropped The Interview bowed to dangerous thugs. They should reverse course and proudly show the film.

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We shouldn’t hitch our wagon, or the future of the American idea, to Rove’s lonely and burnt out star. 
Americans must wake up to the fact our president has a preference for authoritarian regimes and will not work to support democratic movements in Cuba any more than he has anywhere else in the world.
Here's what is really destroying black lives – and what liberals could not care less about.  

Heritage Foundation

Harvard Activists Call Israeli-Made Soda Machines a ‘Microaggression’

Harvard University’s dining services backtracked on a plan to boycott Israeli-based SodaStream following a rebuke from the university president. Palestinian students had complained that the... Read More The post Harvard Activists Call Israeli-Made Soda Machines a ‘Microaggression’

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A relaxed President Obama held a year-end press conference this afternoon, where he reflected on his first six years in office and looked ahead to... Read More The post Obama’s Theme for the New Year: ‘We Can’t Be Stopped’ appeared first on Daily Signal.
Is the tea party a movement or just a mood? That was the question posed by Weekly Standard columnist and Fox News contributor Steven Hayes... Read More The post Tea Party Is a Movement Now, Not Just a Mood appeared first on Daily Signal.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., was interviewed on Wednesday by Greta van Susteren about President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba. Ros-Lehtinen said that the... Read More The post Florida Congresswoman: Other Nations’ Engagement Hasn’t Resulted in Free Cuba ap

Townhall.com

High School: Islamic Vocabulary Lesson Part of Common Core Standards

Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith.

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Fences throughout history have just been an invitation for someone to climb over and thus make someone else responsible for the undocumented becoming undocumented in the first place. This is a kind of hate crime.
You can almost see Old Havana and hear the sweet habaneras again, though played to the accompaniment of groans from the Brothers Castro's political prisoners still yearning to breathe free.
Did you notice the timing of President Obamas economic lifeline to Castro as announced on December 17th under the guise of changing our relations with the people (emphasis mine) of Cuba?

The Corner

Does Rand Paul's Trolling Marco Rubio Make Any Political Sense?

Andrew, about that senatorial Twitter melee: I am willing to entertain the possibility that Rand Paul supports rolling back the Cuban embargo as a matter of principle — “peace through commerce,” etc., as he wrote — and that his conscience demanded that he publicly plant his

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Nebraska and Oklahoma filed suit in the Supreme Court yesterday, arguing that Colorado’s legalized marijuana has crossed into their borders. Given the increased burden on their law-enforcement and judicial systems, their ire is somewhat understandable—but also totally misplaced. The su
Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton pushed back against President Obama’s claim that his company “made a mistake” by pulling a movie after a devastating cyberattack by North Korea, claiming the White House is “mistaken as to what actually happened.”
An MSNBC panel could barely contain their glee at President Obama’s press conference performance on Friday, repeatedly noting the president’s “swagger” and gushing over what they termed “Obama 2.0.” “This was relaxed, confident president today, in a way

Red State

Collectivism and the presumption of guilt

Back in March of 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama told a charming and funny story about how she supposedly slipped out to a Target department store on an undercover shopping run.  (The Obamas are both shameless phonies, so of course this bit of Princess-and-Pauper mingling with the Li

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Oh, God, while the Sony situation isn’t funny George Clooney’s reaction to it certainly is. Well, not Good Funny.  This is Bad Funny… anyway, let’s go over who Clooney blames, shall we? The press. “They played the fiddle while Rome burned.” They should
In this image (obtained from Wikipedia), the gray area is the territory controlled by ISIS. A couple of weeks ago, ISIS made news for martyring children who refused to renounce their Christian faith. This story was hardly surprising, and in fact, it was depressingly only one of the smaller outrages
Bad news. The IRS says it may have to furlough workers because it doesn’t have enough money to operate. The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid
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