Three Cheers for Tax Inversions

24 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

Former Chief of Staff for the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), Edward Kleinbard, writing in the Wall Street Journal, argues that “tax inversions must be stopped now.” Kleinbard may understand taxes but like so many on the left has a weak grasp on economics and on the pro

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24 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

Once again Tony Dungy demonstrates why many consider him the classiest and most thoroughly decent man in professional sport. And the national sports press demonstrates again that it is mostly a pack of mindless, left-ideology-besotted jackals with no more principles, restraint, or sense of proporti

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How did our national government grow from a servant with sharply limited powers into a master with virtually unlimited power?— Senator Barry Goldwater writing in The Conscience of a Conservative (1960) July, 1964. Fifty years ago this month. The Republican Party nominates Arizona Senator

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Are American businesses supposed to lie down and play dead while the Obama administration strips them of their profits, places them at a disadvantage to foreign competitors, and drives them into bankruptcy?

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The American Spectator

Ron Paul: The New Old Joe Kennedy

The legend that is John F. Kennedy today, the martyred youthful president who is perpetually popular in polls rating the “greatness” of presidents, has left out a number of facts.  But one of those facts has resurfaced with the news that former congressman Ron Paul, father of Kentu

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Michael Bloomberg has done any number of dubious things whether it be concerning gun control or restrictions on the sale of soda. But today Bloomberg did a hell of a thing. He defied the Obama Administration's ban on air travel to Israel by taking an El Al flight to Tel Aviv. The former New Yo
The cause of religious liberty galvanizes Americans of faith, yet America's foreign policy has ignored religion to the point of harming her interests and moderate allies in the Middle East. "America is really, by virtue of its foreign policy, distanced from our natural allies," Andrew Doran, o

23 Jul 2014, 8:45 am

Feature of the Day: Myths and Misreporting About Malaysia Airlines Flight 17   Morning Headlines   Domestic                                                    

The Federalist

Explaining Abortion Regulations, Voxification-Style

Other than the errors in year and content, and the lack of context or balance, the rest of Vox's abortion story looks about right.

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Rising prices and stagnant wages are a bad combination. Why are so many analysts pretending that it's no big deal?
Gavin Newsom has some good ideas about local governance which he can never put into practice.
Part 2 of a series: Government control of our most intimate decisions depends on many of us refusing to make those decisions wisely ourselves.

The Washington Free Beacon

Ron Paul: I Don’t Blame America for 9/11, ‘I Blame Neocons’

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A group of senators unveiled new legislation late Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to go to Congress for approval on any potential nuclear deal with Iran and that would bar the White House from granting any further extension in the talks, according to Senate sources familiar with th

Big Government

Daniel Cormier Replaces Injured Swedish Mauler to Fight Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier wanted to fight Jon Jones. Jon Jones wanted to fight Daniel Cormier. Swedish striker Alexander Gustafsson cooperated by bowing out of his UFC 178 rematch with the champion due to a torn meniscus. Fans miss out on a redo of perhaps the most exciting championship bout in UFC history.

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A century ago in No Man’s Land on the Western Front, a soccer game broke out during a war. Yesterday in Austria, a war broke out during a soccer game.  In the second half of a match between Maccabi Haifa and Lille Olympique Sporting Club played in Austria, a mob of young Turks turned t
 According to a new poll by CNN, only 18% of Americans say they or someone in their family are better off because of ObamaCare. Nearly twice that number, 35 percent, say they or someone in their family is worse off. A larger group, 46 percent, say they are about the same after Obamacare as b
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that he has not heard from President Obama since the two met on July 9 to discuss the situation on the southern border.   In an interview on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Wednesday, Perry declared “We're moving ahead. We're not goi

American Thinker

Reflections on the State of Climate Science

Is there hope for intelligent diversity in the climate-change debate?

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24 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

The term "refugee" has a specific definition.  It does not apply to the sometimes 24-year-old, sometimes accompanied "unaccompanied minors" at the our southern border.
Fifty years ago this month, the battle between leftism and conservatism changed forever.

24 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

No compunction about expelling a child back to horrible conditions in the case of Elian Gonzales.

Heritage Foundation

Backlogged Immigration System Prolongs Road to Deportation for Unaccompanied Minors

As lawmakers debate how to handle the surge of immigrants crossing the country’s southern border, unaccompanied minors denied asylum face a long road back home.... Read More The post Backlogged Immigration System Prolongs Road to Deportation for Unaccompanied Minors appeared first on Daily Si

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The Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to temporarily ban U.S. flights to Israel escalated into a political showdown today between the Obama administration and Sen. Ted... Read More The post Ted Cruz Accuses Obama of Staging ‘Economic Boycott on Israel’ With Flight Ban app
The United States should “absolutely” send unaccompanied children back home, said Newt Gingrich in an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal. Accusing the Obama administration of... Read More The post Newt Gingrich: ‘Absolutely’ Send Unaccompanied Children Home appea
House Speaker John Boehner’s Border Crisis Working Group released Wednesday its recommendations on what should be done on the border crisis. The group, which is... Read More The post What’s Right and What’s Wrong About Republicans’ New Border Crisis Policy Proposal appeared

How Our World Fell Apart

Wherever we look today—from the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East to the post-Cold War frontier in Ukraine to the South China Sea to our border with Mexico— our world appears to be falling apart.

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When president Obama announced last week that he would be imposing of a new round of sanctions on Russia, he made sure to stress that the package was designed to inflict “maximum” damage on Russia, “while limiting any spillover effects on American companies.”
In the chart, we see that North Dakota is currently the leader among all states, surging considerably in 2013. We also see that the state has consistently ranked high by this measure from 1999 through the present.

23 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

"Goin' Home." It keeps going around and around in my head as we drive around my old home town -- the slow, sweet musical theme Dvorak used for the largo in his New World symphony.

The Corner

Biden: 'Businesses Are Hiring at Historic Rates' Well . . . No, Not Literally

In a task-force report Vice President Joe Biden sent to President Obama this week, reporting on his examination of jobs-training programs, Biden made a surprisingly impressive claim about the labor market: Businesses are hiring at historic rates, with 52 consecutive months of net private sec

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Charles Krauthammer commented on a recently released statement from the Secretary-General regarding missing rockets placed in a U.N. school in Gaza. The statement shows how “corrupt and corrupted” the U.N. is, Krauthammer said to Brett Baier on Wednesday evening’s Special Report

23 Jul 2014, 6:11 pm

I read somewhere that, nearly a century after the Russian civil war, the ascendancy of Vladimir Putin ought to be seen as representing the final victory of the Whites over the Reds. It’s an interesting notion—there’s something to it—and reading this passage from&nb

23 Jul 2014, 5:11 pm

Democratic operatives are already circling the wagons around Senator John Walsh (D., Mont.) following a report that he plagiarized his master’s thesis, reminding voters of his military service while on tour in Iraq. I think it is fair &appropriate to respectfully note John Walsh&r

Red State

The case against an Unconditional Basic Income

An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it. –Sir Isaac Newton Many moons ago with I was a mid-grade infantry captain in the US Army I was selected for an assignment as an investigator with the Department of the Army Inspector General’s office at th

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A divided panel of the DC Circuit this morning handed down its long-awaited decision in Halbig v Burwell, holding 2-1 that Obamacare does not provide subsidies for purchases of insurance on the federal exchange, and that the individual mandate does not apply in states that have not e
Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees. Fox News has a report on it. But in the interests of intellectual honesty, we here on a Republican site and I, a formerly elected Republican official, do need to point out that the American publi
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the opening salvos fired in the 2016 GOP primary, Rick Perry's makeover and who the GOP dark horse may be. The post Rick Perry vs. Rand Paul and the Start of the 2016 GOP Primary appeared first on RedState.