White House-Linked Dark Money Group Threatens Democrats on Eve of Nuke Deal

4 Jul 2015, 8:30 pm

A prominent progressive organization linked to the White House and claiming to work for dozens of like-minded groups is threatening to attack any congressional Democrat who objects to a final nuclear deal with Iran, even before the terms of any such agreement have been finalized, according to an ema

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(Steven Hayward)People knock LA for not having a real literary culture. “What happens to civilization when it hangs its hat in LA?”, asks longtime Power Line friend Christopher Flannery today on the debut of the new site Even in LA.  The site offers old fashioned—that is, patr

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(Steven Hayward)Lo and behold, the New York Times has finally branched out into satire. The following interview appeared on July 2 at their Opinionator blog site: George Yancy: I’d like to begin with an observation — maybe an obvious one — that the task of engaging race or whitenes

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The American Spectator

The Declaration of Independence: Vindication and Defeat

Something we ought to consider in the controversy over the Confederate (battle) flag: The United States defeated the Confederacy on the battlefield, but eventually gave in to the political principles that the Confederacy stood for. In the years leading up to and through the Civil War, Abraham Linco

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3 Jul 2015, 3:00 am

“Where the sole employer is the state, opposition means death by slow starvation,” Leon Trotsky, whose death came slowly by way of a quick icepick, famously observed. Nonconformity appears as the capital offense when the market serves as the main employer. If you’ve ever carried t
From our July 1984 issue, a review of James Webb’s third novel, A Country Such As This (Doubleday). Yesterday Webb announced he’s running for president, the fifth Democrat to declare, and certainly the most distinguished literary talent in the race for either party. Which can’t be
I’ve always found President Obama declaration that he will “degrade and destroy ISIS” to be odd. If he wants to destroy ISIS then he should simply state that he will “destroy ISIS.” Well, it doesn’t really look like Obama is in any hurry to degrade ISIS, muc

The Federalist

Poll: Only 47% Of Democrats Are ‘Extremely Proud’ To Be Americans This July 4th

A new poll released by Gallup this week revealed that a minority of Democrats, 47%, say they are "extremely proud" to be Americans this July 4th.

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Ben remembers the men who made freedom more than an ideal on the Fourth of July.
If you need talking points to guide you through the exotic process of talking with non-leftists, then you need to get out more. Here's a handy guide.
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The Washington Free Beacon

White House-Linked Dark Money Group Threatens Democrats on Eve of Nuke Deal

A prominent progressive organization linked to the White House and claiming to work for dozens of like-minded groups is threatening to attack any congressional Democrat who objects to a final nuclear deal with Iran, even before the terms of any such agreement have been finalized, according to an ema

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4 Jul 2015, 4:00 am

The Washington Free Beacon staff wishes its readers a happy Fourth of July!


4 Jul 2015, 4:00 am

On July 4th, 1826, a Washington newspaper published one of the most poignant letters penned in American history. An ailing Thomas Jefferson regretfully declined an invitation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American independence with the citizens of the nation’s capital. “[T]o be


4 Jul 2015, 4:00 am

And in those days, a genius arose among the people, and she taught them greatly the ways of … um, well, the writing of mystery novels. However much it was clearly a breakthrough of small but real genius, what Agatha Christie achieved in 1920 with her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Style

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

Of Malice, Charity And The Confederate Battle Flag

The contemporary Left in the face of surrender will not grant its opponents terms as lenient as Grant offered Lee -- magnanimity is not its style.

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4 Jul 2015, 12:00 am

Behind the scenes glimpses from the cohost of "The Five".
There's really no way it can work.  But that won't stop us from having to hear about it.
The dirty little secret is that gays, like blacks and Hispanics, are being used to declaw the silent majority.

Heritage Foundation

What an Iran Deal Won’t Cover

With the deadline pushed off until July 7, I’m betting that an Iran nuke deal actually will be trumpeted over the July 4 holiday weekend,... Read More The post What an Iran Deal Won’t Cover appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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“We the People.” We’ve heard that phrase so often it’s easy to overlook its significance. But as we mark our nation’s birthday, we should take a moment... Read More The post What the Role of ‘We the People’ Is appeared first on The Daily Signal.
American Enterprise Institute published a public opinion report evaluating Americans’ sense of patriotism. The report compiled information from various studies, including those done by Pew... Read More The post Are Americans Still Patriotic? What Polls Reveal appeared first on The Daily Signa
What to make of reports that ISIS may try to pull off a terrorist attack on Independence Day? Let’s look at the facts. It is not the... Read More The post What Fireworks Does ISIS Plan for the 4th of July? appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Church Psychopaths As Law Givers

Should Emanuel Church Methodists Generate Gun Laws?

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Despite all the gnashing of teeth from the Left over Donald Trumps comments about illegal aliens and liberals deliberate attempts to distort what he said, his controversial comments about Mexico are absolutely correct.
Chris Christie gives good speech. He definitely is a professional at passionately communicating and effectively donning Im a regular guy whos pissed off about whats going on attire. In his announcement speech on Tuesday he certainly showed that, but there were two comments he made that are worthy of
Clean Power Plan would bring imaginary benefits and real health and welfare damage.

The Corner

"Pomp and Parade"

On celebrating Independence Day, John Adams may have said it best: The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be comm

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4 Jul 2015, 10:17 am

As Greece prepares to vote on a bailout package that is technically no longer there, the Marxist clown who is its finance minister does his bit for diplomacy. BBC: Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has accused Athens’ creditors of “terrorism”, the day before a referendum


4 Jul 2015, 8:05 am

Yesterday a friend suggested I repost this old piece for the Fourth. The offices are of course deserted but I can still mess with the Corner. So here goes. Back in 2007 I was invited to debate at Oxford the question of whether or not it was a good thing the United States of American had ever been
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Red State

Behold: everything that you believed about the media and Hillary Clinton is true.

You WILL believe what these wild and crazy media people did at the Hillary Clinton event! The post Behold: everything that you believed about the media and Hillary Clinton is true. appeared first on RedState.

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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate an
Upfront, let me say I disapprove of link-whoring and click-baiting. Because of that, and because that is what Vox.com is doing doing with this article I am not providing a link to the article because that would simply reward bad behavior. On the other hand, the hipster-kale-with-quinoa crowd actual
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