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25 May 2015, 4:00 am

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25 May 2015, 4:00 am

Asne Seierstad doesn’t hold anything back in her meticulous study of Anders Breivik, the man who murdered 77 innocent people in Norway’s capital, Oslo, and on Utoya Island in 2011.

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Memorial Day is not just for long weekend getaways, parades, and picnics. It is a day when Americans come together and remember those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Washington Free Beacon interviewed five incredible veterans of World War II, all from the “Greatest Gen

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The Senate Appropriations Committee did something last week the Senate has never done; it passed a marijuana reform measure. It was the narrowest of proposals, an amendment co-authored by Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., to a military spending bill that would prohibit the Depa

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The American Spectator

From Gateway Drug to VA Medicine

The Senate Appropriations Committee did something last week the Senate has never done; it passed a marijuana reform measure. It was the narrowest of proposals, an amendment co-authored by Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., to a military spending bill that would prohibit the Depa

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25 May 2015, 3:00 am

Do blondes really have more fun? That’s a question often thrown at a serious woman with brainy gray matter under her golden tresses. The popular perception that blondes paid for those tresses with diminished intellectual power remains pervasive in the culture. (You could Google it.) But it&rs
Every few months since President Sisi took office someone at the Washington Post takes Egypt to task for “human rights abuses.” These articles and editorials seem all to be written on the same template, using much of the same material and making the same misleading points. They might ap


24 May 2015, 6:24 am

One of the fun things about being a columnist and radio talk show host has been the increasing interest by publishing companies in sending me new books for me to review or to interview the authors. [Before going further, I'd like to suggest/request that all of you who read this visit http://smile.a

The Federalist

This Week In Weird Twitter, Volume 1

Twitter’s wild and wacky world of dad jokes, non sequiturs, and [clenches fist] all that frickin’ rye.

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Hip-hop artist Jidenna's new song reminds us of the importance of having self-control and the ability to defer gratification -- and having them in style.
Incidents like testing opt-outs and parent fury in Fairfax show people get Charles Murray's point about refusing to comply with stupid regulations.
In a commentary culture constantly on a quest for multifaceted female characters in mainstream entertainment, here’s Mindy Lahiri of ‘The Mindy Project.’

The Washington Free Beacon

Happy Memorial Day

The Washington Free Beacon thanks America’s veterans for all their sacrifice and service to the country. Happy Memorial Day.

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25 May 2015, 4:00 am

Asne Seierstad doesn’t hold anything back in her meticulous study of Anders Breivik, the man who murdered 77 innocent people in Norway’s capital, Oslo, and on Utoya Island in 2011.

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

What Memorial Day Means

It's not just the economy, stupid.

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For the left, Josh Duggar’s greatest offense wasn’t molestation; it was showing remorse after the fact.
Military dog handlers and their four-legged partners: always on the front lines, saving American lives.
Everyone -- politicians, community organizers, educators, the MSM and many others -- wants to have a conversation about race, police brutality against blacks, white privilege, and anything and everything else you can name. 

Heritage Foundation

At Forum Hosted by Federal Agency, Academic Calls for Mandating Number of Women Politicians

Earlier this month, I predicted that a scheduled hearing at the Federal Election Commission was shaping up to be nothing more than a presentation of... Read More The post At Forum Hosted by Federal Agency, Academic Calls for Mandating Number of Women Politicians appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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Some conservatives wrote off Marco Rubio as a prospective candidate for president because of the Florida Republican’s work on, and advocacy for, the Gang of... Read More The post Can Marco Rubio Make Peace With Conservatives on Immigration? appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Two little-known bills in Congress—one on world press freedom, the other on Hong Kong—seek to reassert the idea that a moral defense of human rights... Read More The post Why US Must Defend Human Rights Across the World appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Talking with Rosie O’Neill about the past five years of her life feels slightly like a trip down Alice’s rabbit-hole: There’s champagne gummy-bears and stark... Read More The post How One Former Barbie Executive Turned a $30,000 Investment Into a Booming Candy Business appeared fi

Townhall.com

Do Americans Really Want to Remember Their War Heroes?

Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? If by saying remember, we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can take some time to think of those who have given their lives in

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24 May 2015, 11:01 pm

As ISIS continues its orgy of rape and beheadings in Ramadi, perhaps our president could show a rare flash of dignity by simply slipping out the back door of the White House and down the road to the links instead of putting on his annual farce of honoring the sacred dead at Arlington.
I have no desire to pile on with more comments about Josh Duggar, who appears to be a very serious and committed Christian who has made no excuses for the sins of his youth and who deeply desires to make a positive impact for the Lord in the years ahead.


24 May 2015, 11:01 pm

The Corner

John McCain: We’re Losing to ISIS

President Obama’s plan to “degrade and ultimately defeat” ISIS is failing, according to Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.). “The president [must] recognize that he was incorrect when he said we`re not losing,” McCain said on Face the Nation on Sunday morning. “We

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24 May 2015, 11:37 am

On Thursday, I had a post about a sign in Manhattan, put up near ABC News. The sign showed Hillary Clinton and George Stephanopoulos, and it was none too flattering (of either). Heck, I even took the photo — of the sign, I mean. I’m thinking of putting “photojournalist” on


23 May 2015, 11:43 pm

So, I guess we’re going to take Andrew Jackson off the 20-dollar bill and replace him with Harriet Tubman. Fine, fine. But now I’ve learned that Britain is going to boot Adam Smith from the 20-pound note (to be replaced by a “visual artist” to be named later). Um — ma


23 May 2015, 11:24 pm

Of all the issues involved in the Hillary e-mail scandal, probably the least important is her handle — her address. But I was interested in it: HRod (hrod@clintonemail.com). H-Rod, kind of like A-Rod — and evocative of “hotrod.” This is ancient history, but, for a stretch o

Red State

State Obamacare exchanges contemplating combining to form Vol…untary multi-state exchanges.

The Obamacare state exchanges are kind of in trouble right now. The post State Obamacare exchanges contemplating combining to form Vol…untary multi-state exchanges. appeared first on RedState.

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One of the great thing about blogging at RedState for nearly eleven years is that it is environmentally sensitive. By that, I mean eventually you see the same articles (by different authors) appear and you can recycle your blog posts. One of those appeared today in the LA Times: US Military And Civ
Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this - "One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama's tenure in office" - has always been properly appreciated by me.  I no
I can't think of anything that better represents the utter selfish, self-absorbed, callous, and cavalier reign of Obama than this tweet from the DNC. On a weekend that commemorates America's war dead, the best image Obama can come up with is him licking an ice cream cone. What a man. When I grow up
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