Has Texas Gov. Rick Perry thrown down the gauntlet to Obama on immigration?

22 Jul 2014, 7:27 am

Mark Tapscott Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Lone Star State's border with Mexico in an attempt to contain the flood of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. Perry can do this because under the Constitution, state governors are the commanders in chief of th

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Daniel Halper, online editor for Weekly Standard and the author of Clinton, Inc., argues Bill Clinton will be Hillary Clinton’s biggest liability should she run in 2016. “The case in point is 2008 where he had reckless behavior continuously. He had to be advised by aides not to bri

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Cummings: Leave John Koskinen alone!

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22 Jul 2014, 6:47 am

(Scott Johnson)The invaluable MEMRI supplies the subtitles for the video of Hamas at work underground; the video was recently broadcast on Al-Jazeera TV in Qatar and Al-Quds TV in Lebanon. In the footage, as Stuart Winer notes in the Times of Israel story on the video, heavily armed masked men in ca

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The American Spectator

The Gang That Couldn't Speak Straight

Great piece by former colleague Alyssa Mastromonaco who defines smart, savvy and fashionable. Thus began a tweet on Thursday by Jen Psaki, the execrable State Department spokeswoman who thought it would be a good idea to depart from that day’s shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-17

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Witness the latest fruits of modern leftist foreign policy, as embodied in this instance by the much ballyhooed Obama/Hillary Clinton “Russian Reset”: 298 people who booked a flight on Malaysian Air’s Flight 17, now dead. Brutally slaughtered by those thugs supplied and inspi


22 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, “We are as good as you are!” One of the things that make the history of clashe
In The Brothers Karamazov, after the atheist Ivan has talked for two full chapters—“Rebellion,” the greatest statement of the problem of evil, and “The Grand Inquisitor”—he gives his Christian brother Alyosha a chance to respond. Here we’ve heard the prosec

The Federalist

American Families Are Right To Be Worried About Inflation

Yes, inflation is a real problem. The prices of major goods are rising faster than American incomes, straining family budgets.

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22 Jul 2014, 6:03 am

What’s most enticing about Elizabeth Warren right now is the perception of her, not the reality.
Husbands: Don't keep a record of wrongs. Wives: Be open to more sex. Marriages are better when we work to please each other more.
Today’s feminists are adroit at manufacturing a successive series of mystical antagonists in order to advance their causes.

The Washington Free Beacon

Halper: Bill is Hillary’s Biggest Liability for 2016

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The Iraqi ambassador to the United States on Monday called for more robust support from American officials to counter the growing terrorist threat in his country as experts questioned the apparent cooperation of the Iraqi government with U.S. adversaries.


22 Jul 2014, 4:00 am

Big Government

Drought will only Cost California Agriculture 3% of Revenue

With 79% California in “extreme drought” status, and the agriculture industry suffering its greatest loss of water ever recorded in state history, the $50 billion annual sector will only suffer about $1.5 billion in losses or 3%, of revenue according to a new UC Davis Center for W

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Hundreds of mourners gathered on Sunday evening in a West Hills, California park to honor the memory of Woodland Hills native Max Steinberg, who was killed while serving with the Israel Defense Forces fighting Hamas on Sunday.  "He was our family's inspiration, our family's spirit and he is w


22 Jul 2014, 7:03 am

This morning I woke after my all too common standard of 6 hours of sleep which I often supplement with an afternoon nap or something I tell myself is a period of rest before the next part of my day. The first words in my mind after an ugh or two - I QUIT! After all, why wake every day and try to d
LOS ANGELES -- Israel's Consul General to the southwestern United States, David Siegel, spoke to Breitbart News about Los Angeles native Israeli Defense Forces soldier Max Steinberg, who was killed Sunday fighting Hamas in Gaza. Siegel also discussed Israel's ground operation targeted at destroyin

American Thinker

Rockets, Borders, and 'Proportionality'

Like Woodrow Wilson concerning Mexico, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being skewered for invading Gaza to quell the unrelenting terror his citizens have faced.

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22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

When Obama finally goes on permanent golfing vacation we Americans know we'll have to endure a period of wrenching change to get the economy moving again and the society back together again.


22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

Why are conservatives making the speaker's job so much harder when he needs us most?


22 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

8,000 waving, singing, chanting, patriotic masses rally for Israel.

Heritage Foundation

City Officials Accused of Cronyism in Fight Over Uber, Lyft

MEMPHIS—City officials, citing public safety concerns, have imposed cease-and-desist orders against private ride-share companies Uber and Lyft. Now, in the wake of those decisions, officials... Read More The post City Officials Accused of Cronyism in Fight Over Uber, Lyft appeared first on Da

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Tragedy struck Malaysia Airlines for the second time in four months when a passenger plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot out of... Read More The post Q&A: The Attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and Why It Matters appeared first on Daily Signal.
City of Hidalgo, Texas—Othal E. Brand Jr. is a man in control, and as such, when drug cartels began exploiting the stretch of river at... Read More The post Border Crossings Stop After Texas Man Takes Security Into His Own Hands appeared first on Daily Signal.
A coalition backing government export subsidies will host several executives of purportedly “small” businesses at a briefing Tuesday to build support for the Export-Import Bank... Read More The post The Not So ‘Small’ Businesses Ex-Im Bank Boosts appeared first on Daily Sign

Townhall.com

At Last -- Someone Did Something

So, then, what are we supposed to think when the governor of Texas dispatches National Guardsmen to the state border with Mexico in order to deflect the onrush of illegal border-crossers? What are we supposed to do?

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21 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

The bodies of 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Air Flight 17, 80 of them children, lie unburied in a Ukrainian field while Vladimir Putin's men fire their weapons into the air to keep international investigators from approaching the site.
"Why do you think President Obama's job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?" the interviewer asked. It's a fair question, even though the economy declined 2.9 percent in the first quarter, even though most jobs created in June were part-time, and even though labor force
When I was a graduate student at Columbia University's Russian Institute, there was a great debate: Was the communist Soviet Union an organic Russian development or was it largely a cancer imposed on it?

The Corner

The Attack on Christians in the Middle East

Though you would never guess it from the paucity of coverage in the major news media, there is a fierce persecution of Christians going on in the Middle East. In Egypt, convents and churches are being burned to the ground and Copts, members of one of the most ancient Christian communities, are

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Even as the nation celebrates the passage of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, some liberals are using the occasion to bash Republicans as inheriting the legacy of Jim Crow — ignoring the fact that a higher percentage of Republicans in Congress voted for the Civil Rights Act than


22 Jul 2014, 6:30 am

Hillary Clinton is one of the most famous women in America, and perhaps the most famous woman. (Who is ahead of her, Oprah? Beyoncé?) She has been in the spotlight for some 25 years. And yet parts of her biography are unknown, or under-known. I mention such a part in my series on Dinesh D&r


22 Jul 2014, 12:43 am

A relentlessly stupid New York Times op-ed (“Faith-Based Fanatics”) by Timothy Egan ends thus: In the United States, God is on the currency. By brilliant design, though, he is not mentioned in the Constitution. The founders were explicit: This country would never formally al

Red State

Thank God for Rick Perry

[Editor's Note: Rick Perry will be at the RedState Gathering. You can come thank him for showing leadership that Washington refuses to show. Register at www.redstategathering.com] As the rest of the world sizes Barack Obama up as a man who pees sitting down, the Texas Governor, not prone to wear mo

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Make sure to send me ideas on topics to take apart, folks. I've hit a number of important topics, but I don't always know what needs explaining. I'd like to think I'm a little better than this than the anti-Israel bigots at Vox, so feel free to leave comment suggesting topics to go over. But t
At this rate, the real question will be: who will Wendy Davis replace on MSNBC? I mean, it's not like the network has an infinite number of slots. The post Wendy Davis perilously close to a #DOOM call from… The Daily Beast. appeared first on RedState.
At the Netroots Nation, in Detroit, Connecticut Democrat and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said ObamaCare “is being implemented incredibly well.” Perhaps Sen. Murphy forgets all the criticism about President Obama’s incompetent implementation of ObamaCare that came from leading Democr
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