The War On Standards Comes to College Debate

18 Apr 2014, 7:05 pm

(John Hinderaker) Paul has been writing about the war on standards in various aspects of our society, generally as a means of advancing the interests of minorities (or purporting to advance them, anyway). Now it appears that the decline of standards–indeed, the abolition of any standards at al

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18 Apr 2014, 7:01 pm

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The American Spectator

A Lonely Visionary

“Sorry to bother you, but haven’t we met before? Aren’t you…what’s his name?” “I doubt you’d know my name,” he said. “Nobody does these days.” There was a trace of bitterness in his voice, just enough to prod my curiosity. On the wh

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18 Apr 2014, 11:43 am

Amanda Marcotte just couldn’t resist a dirty jab at the Duggars. In her scathing article at the Daily Beast yesterday, the feminist blogger predicted the end of the Duggar Dynasty. The popular TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” follows the semi-chaotic, but strangely normal and splen
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18 Apr 2014, 7:33 am

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The Federalist

Will Chelsea Clinton’s Baby Affect The 2016 Elections?

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The Washington Free Beacon

The Power of Steyer

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Big Government

Miracle on Ice for a Price: 1980 Hockey Gold Medal Goes Up for Auction

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American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr


11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

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Response to Matt Yglesias: Heritage Tax Chart Isn’t Misleading

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Why Did a News Outlet Cancel This Church's Easter Ad?

A New York City news organization has apologized after it canceled a church’s advertising campaign promoting its Easter Sunday services – just three days before Good Friday.

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The Corner

Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick.  The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a

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Some good folks are pig-biting mad about my recent article noting that the rate of foreclosures has dropped dramatically as a result of the reinflation of the real estate market. So many nuggets of #yellowjournalism in this @NRO piece by @bigtimcavanaugh, it’s hard to pick my favourite: htt


18 Apr 2014, 2:20 pm

now looks even better.


18 Apr 2014, 12:52 pm

The Wall Street Journal reported last night that House Speaker John Boehner told donors at a fundraiser last month in Las Vegas that he was “hellbent on getting this done this year,” in reference to an amnesty/immigration bill. His spokesman did not dispute the account. In related news

Red State

The Good Friday Show

At 4:00 pm ET, I will start my annual Good Friday radio show. This is a show a lot of RedState readers have tuned in to over the years. You can listen live here and later will be able to get a download of the show. You can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK as well if you’d like to participate. The sh

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One of the marks of a civil society is the relegation of political disputes to the political realm and not criminalize disagreements. This has historically been the downfall of third world countries as they attempt to move from totalitarianism or despotism to a more democratic form of government. I
And Jimmy entered the temple and invited in all who sold and bought in the temple, and he set up the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of politics,’ but you make it a den of rich
  Nine years ago the US Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by noted Second Amendment authority John Paul Stevens, eviscerated the “takings” clause of the Fifth Amendment. That decision, Kelo v. City of New London, essentially eliminated property rights so long as someone more po
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