Real Men of Freedom 2014

22 Dec 2014, 11:35 am

Beginning in 2012, the Free Beacon has marked the end of each year by celebrating the men who lived the hardest, loved the softest, and made America American. Previous winners can be found here. Freedom has been under withering assault since 2008, but continues to hang on, thanks to these

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"It’s reflective of the anger of some of them."

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President Barack Obama’s nominee to a federal panel that oversees elections previously helped a top Democratic political group avoid a $5 million IRS penalty and worked to prevent the disclosure of the group’s donors.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a powerful speech while lighting Hanukkah candles with the Israeli Defense Forces. At the candle-lighting ceremony, Netanyahu said Israel was under attack on two fronts, posing a threat to the existence of the Jewish State. “It is being

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The American Spectator

Quin Hillyer on Rand Paul: He's No Conservative; He's a Quack

Over at NRO, our old friend Quin Hillyer makes mincemeat of Rand Paul's arguments in support of President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba. He further goes on to question Paul's fitness for higher office. Here is how Quin begins his piece: With his enthusiastic support for Barack

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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
Does America still have what it takes to achieve a high-growth economy? Does Congress? Economic growth, in the current recovery, is half that of past recessions since World War II. Moreover, average wages have been stagnant for seven years and there is a greater disparity between the very wealthy,

22 Dec 2014, 3:00 am

There was a time when many a school board threatened to cancel the football season or disband the school band when its members sensed the voters might vote against the latest school bond measure. The threats were usually idle ones, but they often galvanized enough voters to put the issue over. Vote

The Federalist

Valerie Plame Just Retweeted An Article Outing A CIA Agent

Remember Valerie Plame, the former CIA agent who was "outed" in the run-up to the Iraq war? She just retweeted an article outing another CIA agent.

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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?
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.

The Washington Free Beacon

Real Men of Freedom 2014

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President Barack Obama’s nominee to a federal panel that oversees elections previously helped a top Democratic political group avoid a $5 million IRS penalty and worked to prevent the disclosure of the group’s donors.

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

‘Public Education’ Should Fund Any Education, Not Just Government-run Schools

“Are you saying public education is just a funding mechanism? … Is all education now public [and parents] can just choose?” asked Colorado Supreme Court... Read More The post ‘Public Education’ Should Fund Any Education, Not Just Government-run Schools appeared first

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What did you watch this weekend? If you have Dish, it wasn’t Fox News. After contract negotiations came to a halt between 21st Century Fox... Read More The post Why Dish Network Isn’t Carrying Fox News Right Now appeared first on Daily Signal.
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.
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.

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

Utah Rumblings

Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah) has critics at home who would like to see him primaried in 2016. His fiercest opponent appears to be Jon Huntsman Sr., who calls him “a tremendous embarrassment to our family, to our state, to our country” and refuses to meet with him. (This is the same Hunts

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As almost everybody is now aware, this happened over the weekend: Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s ­assassination-style mission to
According to U.S. law, the North Korean hack attack on Sony, and subsequent threats against Sony and its distributors (and moviegoers), were acts of “international terrorism” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2331, which defines the term for purposes of the terrorism statute:
Senator Marco Rubio has been a strident critic of President Obama’s foreign policy from the start, and nobody except a radical isolationist is likely to believe that there is any such thing as an “Rubio-Obama” foreign policy. There is, however, a long history o

Red State

How Bruce Rauner (R, GOV-ELECT, Illinois) can instantly become a Republican rock star.

I certainly hope that that gets his attention. Or that of his staff. Either will do. Anyway… once upon a time, in the far-off year of 2004, there was a Republican candidate for Illinois Senator called Jack Ryan. Ryan was widely considered to be an excellent replacement for retiring Republica

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22 Dec 2014, 9:30 am

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
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