The Cuba appeasement and the latest detainee release — is there a connection?

21 Dec 2014, 10:59 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)Our restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba and the accompanying swap of prisoners have overshadowed the release of six terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay, after the government of Uruguay agreed to accept the six. On the face of things, the two stories seem unrelated. But if

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21 Dec 2014, 7:01 pm


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(John Hinderaker)People who swallow global warming alarmism almost never know anything about the Earth’s climatic history. Next time one of your friends or relatives starts giving you the global warming routine, ask him or her to graph the temperature history of the last 500,000 years. Or 20,0

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21 Dec 2014, 6:37 pm

(John Hinderaker)I will be guest hosting Laura Ingraham’s radio show tomorrow and Tuesday. Please tune in if you can; the show runs from 9 to 12 Eastern time, 8 to 11 Central. If Laura isn’t on the air where you live, or you don’t know where to find her show on the dial, you can li

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The American Spectator

"Allahu Akbar" Chanted in Two Terrorist Attacks in France

"Allahu Akbar" was chanted twice in two separate terrorist attacks in France this weekend. On Saturday, a man entered a police station in Tours and stabbed three officers shouting "Allahu Akbar" before he was shot dead. Today, in Dijon, a man ran down 11 different people in several hit and run inci

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Don’t you love the way that North Korea has offered to help track down those who hacked into the Sony website? I assume we’ll take them up. After all, we look to Russia to help us police Iran, and we look to China to maintain regional peace in the Pacific. One thing only is missing. The
Here is part of what I wrote earlier this month following the decision of the grand jury in Staten Island not to indict Officer Steven Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner:   However, what concerns me is the increasing public perception, right or wrong, that the police are above the l
For a moment there, it looked like the Matt Kemp wouldn't go through when a physical revealed he had arthritic hips.  But arthritic hips or not, Kemp is now a Padre and so is Will Myers and Justin Upton who were acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves, respectively.  Now t

The Federalist

5 Shocking Facts Revealed By E-mails Between UVA And Rolling Stone

The most revealing information in the e-mails is what isn't in them. Apparently Rolling Stone had zero interest in confirming the facts of Jackie's story.

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The University of Virginia just released 104 pages worth of correspondence between it and Rolling Stone. Read all the e-mails here.
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.
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 Washington Free Beacon

President George W. Bush Plays Santa at Children’s Hospital in Dallas

Former President George W. Bush dressed in a Santa suit to visit a Dallas children’s hospital and hand out toys to patients who have to spend the holiday in the hospital, the Daily Mail reports.

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PARIS (Reuters) - French police on Saturday shot dead a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest") who stabbed and wounded three officers in a police station, authorities said.
On Sunday, President Obama defended his latest effort to work with Cuba as a calculated diplomatic effort and responded to critics who say the policy is yet another example of the president being too quick to appease bad actors.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an "assassination", hours after warning on social media that he planned an attack in retribution for recent U.S. police killings of unarmed black men. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday ordered flags flow

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

The Torrents in Torrance

A member of Congress really should know what he's talking about before he decides to write on a topic – in this case, climate alarmism.

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Two darlings of Europe and (liberal) America – two destroyers of human rights.
Maybe if we were more sensible, we would realize that it is the stereotypes themselves that make racial diversity actually diverse.

21 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

Evil people commit evil because they enjoy committing evil, and their “grievances” are rationalizations that only the gullible -- or cynically opportunistic -- court.

Heritage Foundation

13-Year-Old Son of Fallen NYPD Officer Posts Heartbreaking Goodbye to Father on Facebook

The son of fallen NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, who was shot to death along with his partner in their cruiser Saturday afternoon, has penned a... Read More The post 13-Year-Old Son of Fallen NYPD Officer Posts Heartbreaking Goodbye to Father on Facebook appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The spat between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over President Obama’s attempt to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations spilled into the weekend, surfacing... Read More The post ‘Obama-Paul’ Cuba Policy Not Working for Marco Rubio appeared first on Daily Signal.
In early October, President Obama warned his supporters to “make no mistake: these policies [of mine] are on the ballot. Every single one of them”.... Read More The post The Reasons Behind Obama’s Failures appeared first on Daily Signal.
Lawmakers already are talking about reauthorizing No Child Left Behind — the George W. Bush-era education initiative. “I’d like to have the president’s signature on... Read More The post How to Reform No Child Left Behind appeared first on Daily Signal.

Two Cops

Two New York City cops, Wenjian Liu (38) and Rafael Ramos (40), were murdered Saturday afternoon sitting in their marked car parked near what in New York is known as "a project" - typically a high-rise, low cost housing structure - where they were attempting, by virtue of their visibility, to protec

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I left Washington state about 20 years ago for Arizona. A Washington native, I had become fed up with the left-wing politics of Seattle.
With that kind of record of outperformance, dumping a mainstream, S&P 500 Index fund in favor of a portfolio of Dividend Aristocrats is a no brainer for both my subscribers and my clients.
Are US shale frackers really to blame for the price crash?

The Corner

Night Thoughts

1) When I write about our culture — and other cultures — I often quote a lyric: “You’ve got to be carefully taught.” Who taught yesterday’s murderer that cops were anti-black and at war against blacks? Who taught him that the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garn

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President Obama responded to black activists who deny that racial progress has been made in the United States by arguing that they are preempting the possibility of further progress. “There’s no reason for folks to be patient. I’m impatient. That’s why in the wake of what
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) doesn’t plan to let Republican rivals get away with tying him to President Obama’s foreign policy. Paul’s team turned responded to Senator Marco Rubio’s latest critique of his support for normalizing relations with Cuba by turning the attack back
Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) took to Twitter again on Sunday to spar with Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) about their disagreement regarding President Obama’s Cuba policy, after Rubio called Paul “a supporter of the Obama foreign policy.” .@marcorubio forgot to mention his su

Red State

RedState Weekly Briefing: Exclusive No Holds Barred Interview with Charles C. Johnson #RSWB

This week on the RedState Weekly Briefing Thomas LaDuke, Joe Cunningham, and I will be joined by Jeff – @EstotericCD from Ace of Spades – to have a no holds barred interview with the controversial activist and independent journalist, Charles C. Johnson. We’ll be live at 7 pm Easte

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Via the Twitter timeline of some guy at BuzzFeed Obama briefed on shooting of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn, per WH poorer. — Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) December 21, 2014 From his first days in office, Barack Obama has made it one of his objectives to use ra
One of the axioms for anyone entering a twelve-step program such as that pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous is that first the participant must have hit rock bottom The concept of rock bottom is important in the 12 steps and treatment in general because it serves as a touch stone and a reminder. Addi
When Gabby Giffords was shot in Arizona, the left went into a frenzy blaming Sarah Palin. In fact, when I was on CNN, I went on TV with Cornell Belcher and he was livid when I suggested leftwing rhetoric could be as hostile and divisive as rightwing rhetoric, if not more so. John King was apologeti