BBC: Yazidi Women Recount Shocking Trauma of Sex-Slavery Under The Islamic State

22 Dec 2014, 9:05 am

Women of Iraq’s Yazidi community–a frequent target of Islamic State terrorists–revealed their traumatic encounter with IS militants during the siege of Mt. Sinjar in August. “There were 20 of them, with long beards and weapons. They said: ‘You’re coming to Mosul.

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Ashe Schow Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., one of the most prominent lawmakers working to curb campus sexual assault, has removed from her website the debunked claim that one in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college, according to Politico. Using the tracking website ChangeDetectio

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The New York Yankees will pay for the education of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos' two sons. Ramos, along with his partner Wenjian Liu, were ambushed in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday. Liu did not have any children. In 1982, the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner established the Silv

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Misdirection and underbuses.

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The American Spectator

Yankees to Pay for Education of Children of Slain NYPD Officer

The New York Yankees will pay for the education of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos' two sons. Ramos, along with his partner Wenjian Liu, were ambushed in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday. Liu did not have any children. In 1982, the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner established the Silv

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The Senate Democrats’ recent “torture” report denouncing enhanced interrogation of terror suspects after 9-11 has ignited strong echoing support from many religious voices. Typical for some has been nondenominational pastor and writer Brian Zahnd, who declared emphatically: &ldquo
My youngest daughter just joined the ever-increasing number of Americans who have lost their health coverage due to Obamacare. She received a letter from her insurance carrier indicating that the individual policy with which she was eminently satisfied, and that she could more or less afford, would
From our December 1995 issue. This time last year, I hap­pened to be in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, char­tered on Christmas Eve, 1852. I drove down Candy Cane Lane, hung a right on Rudolph Drive, then swung left on Mistletoe Circle, a pleasant journey only slightly marred by the fact

The Federalist

Winning The Murdered NYPD Officers Blame Game Won’t Bring Peace

As we close out 2014, as another sad day of violence ends, could we also try to see the best in each other's arguments?

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First they came for Bigfoot, but I didn’t speak up because I didn’t believe in Bigfoot.
As feminists complain about the ‘gendered expectations of Christmas,’ Martha Stewart blows them all out of the water in terms of being a woman and gracious hostess.
Execution can be a just punishment for terrorists and mass murderers. Torture cannot.

The Washington Free Beacon

BBC: Yazidi Women Recount Shocking Trauma of Sex-Slavery Under The Islamic State

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Russian authorities ordered Facebook to shut down an event page created by supporters of Vladimir Putin's biggest rival Alexei Navalny.

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

What was Obama taught about Cuba?

Did Barack Obama ever support the Cuban embargo to begin with?

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The Brooklyn police slaughter is just another example of how black racial hostility is now an everyday fact of life.

22 Dec 2014, 12:00 am

What were things really like under Batista?
There is more to the Sony hacking and movie distribution cancelling than meets the eye.  

Heritage Foundation

By the Numbers: Rare Surgery Saves the Smallest Lives

This month, The Daily Signal told the remarkable story of Elijah Leffingwell, a 2-year-old miracle child whose life was saved before he was even out of... Read More The post By the Numbers: Rare Surgery Saves the Smallest Lives appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The son of fallen NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, who was shot to death along with his partner in their cruiser Saturday afternoon, has penned a... Read More The post 13-Year-Old Son of Fallen NYPD Officer Posts Heartbreaking Goodbye to Father on Facebook appeared first on Daily Signal.
The spat between Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky over President Obama’s attempt to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations spilled into the... Read More The post ‘Obama-Paul’ Cuba Policy Not Working for Marco Rubio appeared first on Daily Signal.
In early October, President Obama warned his supporters to “make no mistake: these policies [of mine] are on the ballot. Every single one of them.”... Read More The post The Reasons Behind Obama’s Failures appeared first on Daily Signal.

Healthy Job Performance Review

"You've worked for us for 10 years, Johnson, but I'm not sure how to grade you during this year's performance review."

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22 Dec 2014, 8:46 am

It's beginning to look more than a little like Christmas, and for many of us, the season wouldn't be complete without watching at least a few scenes from "It's a Wonderful Life."
Peter Morici is a professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business and former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

21 Dec 2014, 11:01 pm

Homeless American veterans shiver in the bitter cold while illegal immigrants receive subsidized four-year degrees.

The Corner

Obama Support among Military Plummets to 15 Percent

For the last nine years, the Military Times newspaper has surveyed an average of 2,300 active-duty service members. Their latest poll has just been released and concludes that “Obama’s popularity — never high to begin with — has crumbled, falling from 35 percent in 2009 to j

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22 Dec 2014, 7:44 am

Yes, the responsibility for the assassinations of two NYPD officers lies with the individual who pulled the trigger. That said, it’s no coincidence that the first execution of NYC police officers in years occurred on the heels of a months-long orgy of incendiary rhetoric from our political l

22 Dec 2014, 6:48 am

Marco Rubio’s allies have insisted that he will make a decision about whether to run for president in 2016 independent of who else is running. That is to say, they’ve contended that a Jeb Bush bid would not preclude a Rubio bid. Theoretically.  The Tampa Bay Times on Fri

22 Dec 2014, 5:34 am

The United States has a Department of Energy. Do you know that Britain has a Department of Energy and Climate Change? (Emphasis added, as they say.) Yes. And here is a news article: Staff at a Government department have been urged to avoid writing the words “Merry Christmas” in season

Red State

That Girl From Nazareth

A good many years ago, a young woman of little significance lived in a small town in Galilee. This town, Nazareth, was one of those small towns where everybody knew everything that was going on. Everyone knew this girl. Everyone knew she was betrothed to a carpenter named Joseph, who was of the Hou

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This phone number has called my home repeatedly for the past week. I have an unlisted phone number and am on the national do not call list, yet the calling continues. They called again right at 9 o’clock this morning to my unlisted, “do not call” number. The “do not call&rdq
In the wake of the terrible assassination-style shooting of two NYPD officers over the weekend, a lot of commentators who have been opposed to the anti-police protests sought immediately to pin the blame for the deaths of the two officers on the protesters and on anti-cop sentiment that has been st
Barack Obama does not like the United States. There was a lot of truth when his wife said that for the first time she was proud of her country. The Obamas see the United States as a corrupt and bullying power that needs to be humbled. No one seeks to fundamentally transform something they love. And