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(John Hinderaker)Police shootings and other tales of alleged police abuse (e.g., Eric Garner) dominate the news these days. You can hardly open a newspaper or turn on a television set without seeing protesters, rioters and looters, along with earnest talking heads debating the issue. Why is this? Wh

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Michael Barone CANNOCK, ENGLAND — "People are genuinely worried," says Amanda Milling, the Conservative candidate in the Cannock Chase parliamentary seat narrowly won by her party in 2010 after giving absolute majorities for Labour in the three Tony Blair elections of 1997, 2001 and 2005. wash

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The American Spectator

Raider Mosby

A few notes on what we have learned about law, race, order and the media after Baltimore, the largest city in my home state of Maryland, whose gleaming white stoops once stood for a city’s pride in its law and order and self-discipline. First, Marilyn Mosby should not be allowed to be a

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This evening 60 Minutes profiled Dr. Jim Gordon, a Georgetown psychiatrist who is counseling both Israeli and Palestinian children who survived rocket attacks following last summer's war between Israel and Hamas. The way the story was presented was that both Israeli and Palestinian childr
The death of Freddie Gray and the protests and riots which followed in Baltimore have once again been presented in terms of a local police department declaring war on African-Americans. And yet three of the six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with Gray's death are African-American.&
Pacquiao KOs Mayweather in the 4th round. UPDATE: Mayweather stays undefeated. Wins a unanimous decision. 

The Federalist

The Sadness Of Baltimore And The Empty Stadium

The empty Baltimore Orioles game is a sad commentary on the future of the West.

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On May 2, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather steps into the boxing ring with Manny ‘Pac Man’ Pacquiao in a long-awaited, highly anticipated unification fight of the welterweight title belts.
We celebrate celebrations while we sweep away grief. This doesn’t need to be. Communities can join both the happiness and mourning pregnancies can bring.
Here are six things we can learn from the new ‘abortion spa’ in Maryland.

The Washington Free Beacon

A Serious House

Lyndon Johnson had strong views about his showers. One unfortunate White House plumber was sent to the hospital due to a nervous breakdown after years of working to provide Johnson with a shower that met his exacting specifications regarding heat and water pressure. Thousands of dollars were spent o

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Two years before he died, James Merrill (1926-1995) published his memoir, A Different Person in which he tells how the son Charles E. Merrill (co-founder of Merrill Lynch) and an increasingly religious mother became a cosmopolitan gay poet. It’s not a score-settling work, and Merrill is his us
Computer hackers linked to the Chinese government used two Chinese telecom companies and the Baidu search engine to mount mass data disruption attacks on American websites involved in circumventing Beijing’s censors. According to a confidential FBI Flash alert sent to U.S. companies on Thursd

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

Good News from the Mideast

It is a great encouragement to know that someone has Israel’s back -- and front -- and not incidentally, America’s too. 

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Speaking out to family and friends still caught in the cauldron.
The "Two-State Solution" is one of those abuses of language that George Orwell warned us about in 1984 when he skewered the abysmal verbal dishonesty of the Soviet Union and its apologists.  
Giving President Obama “Fast Track” negotiating power may go down in economic history as among Republicans’ most self-destructive decision ever.

Heritage Foundation

The Latest Aggressive Moves From China, North Korea

Like a moth to a flame, it’s easy to be drawn to issues in the Middle East (Yemen, Islamic State and Iran) or Eastern Europe... Read More The post The Latest Aggressive Moves From China, North Korea appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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One of the biggest problems in Washington is the overreach of federal agencies, many of which go far beyond their limited mandates. Instead of simply... Read More The post Is It the Role of a Federal Agency to Try to Hike Number of Women Politicians? appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Here’s some advice to the White House: it might be time for President Obama to cancel the rest of his economic “mission accomplished” tour and... Read More The post How Obama’s Recovery Compares to Reagan’s Recovery appeared first on The Daily Signal.
When it comes to assimilating immigrants, the Obama administration appears to have drawn a line under the day the president first took office and forgotten... Read More The post Why Doesn’t the White House Want to Help Immigrants Assimilate? appeared first on The Daily Signal.


Don’t Blame Obama for America’s Moral Decay

There is a segment of our society that is ready to blame President Obama for everything, including Americas moral disintegration.

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2 May 2015, 11:01 pm

In the 1980s there was a TV show called Not Necessarily The News on HBO that featured something called sniglets.

2 May 2015, 11:01 pm

Come now, Holy Spirit, and speak through Your humble servant. Let this prayer be Your prayer truth in love, salt and light.
Two questions will dictate not only the future of healthcare, but also the balance of power between Washington, D.C., and the states, and the separation of powers between the federal branches. One concerns state sovereignty, the other the hecklers veto.

The Corner

Rick Snyder Watch

If Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder wants to pursue the Republican presidential nomination, he’s going to have to explain to conservatives why he wants Michiganders to vote themselves a big tax increase on Tuesday. I write on Proposal 1 in the Wall Street Journal here.

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The State Department is apparently trying to cover up an embarrassing, politically damaging, and possibly discriminatory act. In an e-mail sent to me on Thursday, Kathryn Fitrell, press-unit chief of the Office of Policy Coordination and Public Affairs with State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs,

3 May 2015, 1:30 pm

We’ve added an extra Bookmonger podcast: a 10-minute conversation with William Peter Blatty, who is best known as the author of the The Exorcist and whose new book, Finding Peter, is about life after death. Listen here.
An article in Commonweal hopes Pope Francis will declare that nature has “rights.” The nature-rights movement is real and extremely subversive to human freedom and thriving. Most people think such a thing can never happen. But it already is happening. Bolivia and Ecuador have legalize

Red State

Martin O’Malley embraces his Baltimore albatross.

Martin O'Malley does have a Baltimore track record: sure, it's horrible, but it's all he's got. The post Martin O’Malley embraces his Baltimore albatross. appeared first on RedState.

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...Mayyyyybe. The post Did NY Assemblyman Sheldon Silver (D) give up NY Senator Dean Skelos (R)? appeared first on RedState.
Nothing sharpens the focus on the Unbridgeable Crevice separating th*g (the word “thug” is now banned) apologists on the far left from those of us who use words because they mean something than Baltimore’s self-immolation. It’s really a tale of two cities, depending on who&r
Sorry all. On a personal note this was a physically taxing week on me. The tourists gave me a bad cold early this week, and while I was only symptomatic for one day, I was physically weak and had difficulty getting things done the whole rest of the week. So I'm going to look through what looked lik