Sharyl Attkisson to testify on Lynch confirmation, but why?

27 Jan 2015, 4:28 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, will testify tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It should be an interesting day. Coming up with lists of questions to ask Lynch has become a cottage industry. I offered my entry in November: I hope that

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(John Hinderaker)The production of natural gas by fracking has been an enormous boon to America’s economy and to its hard-pressed consumers. Yet there are some who oppose fracking, and these opponents are lavishly funded. By whom? Investigations by the Washington Free Beacon and the Environmen

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(Steven Hayward)In my classrooms, I uniformly use the practice of the University of Chicago’s old graduate programs, in which I address students as “Mr. Jones” or “Ms. Smith.” It introduces a modicum of formality and respect, which counterbalances the more casual, conve

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Ashe Schow Memo to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Stop — just stop. During an appearance on the Iowa radio program “Mickelson in the Morning,” last Friday (comments at the 6:00 mark), Huckabee said that he found it “trashy” for a woman to curse in the workplace.

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The American Spectator

Drunken Government Employee Crashed the Drone Into the White House

So our mystery Drink-and-Droner has been revealed.  According to the New York Times, the guy who, yesterday morning, caused a huge ruckus by crash-landing a drone on White House lawn and testing the limits of the Secret Service's abilites at 3am, has been revealed to be an officer with th

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Coming off a very big opener this weekend, Scott Walker is forming up the requisite "exploratory" committee for a 2016 Presidential run. The "Our American Revival" organization submitted its paperwork yesterday and the website is scheduled to go live sometime today.  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walk
It was 70 years ago today that Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Army (one of the few good things to have happened under Stalin).  As only a few thousand detainees remained in the camp, the liberation was of little help to those who had been evacuated under orders by Himmler earlier in the
What can you say about a 23-year-old treaty born in Maastricht, the Netherlands that might die? That it was sentimental? The victory of the Greek leftist party Syriza on Sunday is likely to test the European spirit of collectivism and continued fiscal austerity, and renew spirited debate about the

The Federalist

It Doesn’t Matter That Bergdahl Is A Deserter

While the deal for Bowe Bergdahl may have been illegal and undermined national security, the soldier's actions are separate issue.

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Jonathan Chait says PC language policing perverts liberalism. He's wrong. Liberalism depends on the language police, as Chait himself proves.
No one really acts as if Islam and Christianity are an equal threat. So what exactly causes one religion to be more violent?
Near-total ignorance about how sizable chunks of America see the world should embarrass everyone. Listening to each other’s music is hardly a big ask, especially when hip-hop kicks ass.

The Washington Free Beacon

Republicans Consider Legal Action Against Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

House Republicans plan to vote on a resolution that could lead to a lawsuit over President Obama’s executive action on immigration, but sources tell the Washington Free Beacon suing the president is not their first choice.

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Following Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent announcement that the Justice Department will overhaul its civil asset forfeiture program, a group of congressmen including introduced a bill in Congress Tuesday to reform the practice.
Senior officials in the Obama administration admitted to Congress on Tuesday that the Iranian regime continues to conduct key nuclear research despite ongoing negotiations with the United States meant to curb Tehran’s contested program.
Google has admitted it was involved in selecting which questions Youtube stars asked President Obama during a recent series of interviews organized by the company. One of the interviewers, Hank Green of Vlog Brothers, confirmed in his own social media posting that Google had intervened in his questi

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

Okay, Liberals: Let's Talk Inequality

Liberals used to hang their hats on helping the working stiff. Government programs, paid for by the rich, would cure the blight of poverty, they told us. Only it didn't.

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What many critics do not understand about American Sniper is that it is not just about war. 
Why did Saudi Arabia, considered to be the linchpin of the OPEC cartel (or former OPEC cartel), permit the price to collapse?

Heritage Foundation

Felony Conviction of Reid Contributor Upheld By Ninth Circuit

In the midst of his recovery from a serious accident at his home in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has gotten some more bad news:... Read More The post Felony Conviction of Reid Contributor Upheld By Ninth Circuit appeared first on Daily Signal.

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House Speaker John Boehner told Republicans in a closed-door meeting today that he is moving towards a plan to authorize legal action against the White... Read More The post Boehner Finalizing Plans to Pursue Legal Action Against Obama on Immigration appeared first on Daily Signal.
As National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month comes to a close, Congress is turning its attention to combatting human trafficking. New estimates suggest that... Read More The post Congress Seeks to Improve Global Anti-Trafficking Efforts appeared first on Daily Signal.


27 Jan 2015, 12:40 pm

Japan’s economic freedom score is tied for the second highest it’s ever been since the Index of Economic Freedom was first published more than 20... Read More The post 2015 Economic Freedom of Japan appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Rachel Marsden: Accused Russian spies come up short on intelligence

Federal prosecutors have filed espionage charges against three Russians allegedly working for Russia's foreign intelligence service, SVR.

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History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes. That observation has been attributed to Mark Twain but, much like Dorothy Parker in our time, old Sam Clemens tended to get credit for any saying that is wise, witty and compact. Talk about history rhyming: The unending news dispatches out of Ukraine mig
Much to the chagrin of Hollywood leftist like Michael Moore, Seth Rogen and Bill Maher, "American Sniper" has been the No. 1 watched film in America for the second weekend in a row.


27 Jan 2015, 11:09 am

A recent report released by Uber sheds some much-needed light on those who drive for the technology company, and why they choose to do so. Its findings add some empirical evidence to the bitter debate over ridesharings effect on the economy, and put opponents of the new technology on the defensive.

The Corner

Scott Walker Ramps Up

Just three days after debuting his stump speech in Iowa over the weekend, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker announced that he had set up a fundraising committee to support a likely presidential bid.  The group, Our American Revival, is ostensibly intended to promote “policies that restore

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27 Jan 2015, 3:45 pm

Jonathan Chait’s recent critique of political correctness insists that the phenomenon has undergone a resurgence. It hasn’t; contrary to Chait’s characterization, it never went away. The difference is that it is now being used as a cudgel against white liberals such as Jonathan Ch
A Catholic list for the day here.
Shortly after news broke of a deadly January 27 attack by Islamic terrorists on a hotel in Libya’s capital, Al Jazeera English executive Carlos van Meek shot out an email to his employees. “All: We manage our words carefully around here,” the network’s head of out

Red State

Gov. Scott Walker (R, Wisconsin) and the Washington Post’s institutional bias.

You’ve no doubt already heard that Scott Walker is, yea, indeed, running for President – with a hundred ‘Throne of Skulls’ jokes already blossoming on Twitter* – but I don’t want to hit that.  I want to hit a problem that I have with the Washington Post&rsqu

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It is difficult not to feel sorry for a mildly-addled and useless time-server like Elijah Cummings. He was named “stuckee” by the Democrat caucus and serves as the senior Democrat on the special committee Trey Gowdy chairs investigating Obama’s and Hillary Clinton&r
Erin May is the mother of two boys in the Lafayette Parish School System. She may also be on the verge of launching a revolution to take education back from the bureaucrats. Mrs. May’s sons are required this year to take the PARCC exam in Louisiana. PARCC is the Common Core exam in Louisiana.
Across the country, unions are reeling. Union membership is at historic lows. Federally, card check legislation has now been dead for years. In Wisconsin, Scott Walker took on public sector unions and won. Michigan has put right-to-work laws on the books. Even in blue states (New Jersey, Illin
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