“But spare your nation’s flag”

25 May 2015, 8:50 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)The replica of Barbara Fritchie’s house in Frederick, Maryland is just 45 minutes from mine. Yet I had never visited it until this weekend. If you’re in the area, it’s worth the trip. Fritchie’s story is well known, I think, to anyone who attended school in my

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(John Hinderaker)Late last week, the State Department released a tiny number of Hillary Clinton’s emails related to the Benghazi controversy. On Saturday, I wrote about the most important of those emails in Hillary’s Real Benghazi Problem. If you haven’t read that post, I recommend

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25 May 2015, 7:31 pm


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(Paul Mirengoff)Iraqi troops lack “the will to fight” ISIS, according to Ashton Carter, the Secretary of Defense. Carter is one of the few Obama administration officials whose statements on controversial matters should not be dismissed out of hand, and he may well be right about the Iraq

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The American Spectator

From Gateway Drug to VA Medicine

The Senate Appropriations Committee did something last week the Senate has never done; it passed a marijuana reform measure. It was the narrowest of proposals, an amendment co-authored by Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., to a military spending bill that would prohibit the Depa

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25 May 2015, 3:00 am

Do blondes really have more fun? That’s a question often thrown at a serious woman with brainy gray matter under her golden tresses. The popular perception that blondes paid for those tresses with diminished intellectual power remains pervasive in the culture. (You could Google it.) But it&rs
Every few months since President Sisi took office someone at the Washington Post takes Egypt to task for “human rights abuses.” These articles and editorials seem all to be written on the same template, using much of the same material and making the same misleading points. They might ap

24 May 2015, 6:24 am

One of the fun things about being a columnist and radio talk show host has been the increasing interest by publishing companies in sending me new books for me to review or to interview the authors. [Before going further, I'd like to suggest/request that all of you who read this visit http://smile.a

The Federalist

Is It Disrespectful To Celebrate Memorial Day?

It’s perfectly fine to mark Memorial Day with a barbecue. But try not to make that all.

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Tattoos and beards and black leather out in the sun, those veterans are all of us. These are our mounted patron saints, America’s own motorcycle gang, the best of who we are.
Twitter’s wild and wacky world of dad jokes, non sequiturs, and [clenches fist] all that frickin’ rye.
Hip-hop artist Jidenna's new song reminds us of the importance of having self-control and the ability to defer gratification -- and having them in style.

The Washington Free Beacon

Happy Memorial Day

The Washington Free Beacon thanks America’s veterans for all their sacrifice and service to the country. Happy Memorial Day.

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25 May 2015, 4:00 am

Asne Seierstad doesn’t hold anything back in her meticulous study of Anders Breivik, the man who murdered 77 innocent people in Norway’s capital, Oslo, and on Utoya Island in 2011.

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 Memorial Day Means

It's not just the economy, stupid.

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For the left, Josh Duggar’s greatest offense wasn’t molestation; it was showing remorse after the fact.
Military dog handlers and their four-legged partners: always on the front lines, saving American lives.
Everyone -- politicians, community organizers, educators, the MSM and many others -- wants to have a conversation about race, police brutality against blacks, white privilege, and anything and everything else you can name. 

Heritage Foundation

At Forum Hosted by Federal Agency, Academic Calls for Mandating Number of Women Politicians

Earlier this month, I predicted that a scheduled hearing at the Federal Election Commission was shaping up to be nothing more than a presentation of... Read More The post At Forum Hosted by Federal Agency, Academic Calls for Mandating Number of Women Politicians appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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Some conservatives wrote off Marco Rubio as a prospective candidate for president because of the Florida Republican’s work on, and advocacy for, the Gang of... Read More The post Can Marco Rubio Make Peace With Conservatives on Immigration? appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Two little-known bills in Congress—one on world press freedom, the other on Hong Kong—seek to reassert the idea that a moral defense of human rights... Read More The post Why US Must Defend Human Rights Across the World appeared first on The Daily Signal.
Talking with Rosie O’Neill about the past five years of her life feels slightly like a trip down Alice’s rabbit-hole: There’s champagne gummy-bears and stark... Read More The post How One Former Barbie Executive Turned a $30,000 Investment Into a Booming Candy Business appeared fi


Do Americans Really Want to Remember Their War Heroes?

Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? If by saying remember, we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can take some time to think of those who have given their lives in

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24 May 2015, 11:01 pm

As ISIS continues its orgy of rape and beheadings in Ramadi, perhaps our president could show a rare flash of dignity by simply slipping out the back door of the White House and down the road to the links instead of putting on his annual farce of honoring the sacred dead at Arlington.
I have no desire to pile on with more comments about Josh Duggar, who appears to be a very serious and committed Christian who has made no excuses for the sins of his youth and who deeply desires to make a positive impact for the Lord in the years ahead.

24 May 2015, 11:01 pm

The Corner

Pamela Geller’s Secularism

“You could have said that yesterday,” a friend wrote on social media, slapping down someone who was inveighing against the alleged racism of an accomplished sports figure who had died a few hours earlier. “You could have said it tomorrow.” Out of respect, we honor the dictu

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25 May 2015, 9:37 am

Last week, I had a post about Paul Tsongas, the late Massachusetts senator. When he campaigned against Bill Clinton in the 1992 Democratic presidential primaries, he ran into a problem: He wanted to call Clinton a “pander bear,” but it came out “panda bear.” And when he want
Things don’t turn out the way they are supposed to, do they? The international structures put in place after World War II offer unhappy evidence. The United Nations, for instance, originally utopian in inspiration, on balance does more harm than good. Signed in 1950, the European Convention o
President Obama’s plan to “degrade and ultimately defeat” ISIS is failing, according to Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.). “The president [must] recognize that he was incorrect when he said we`re not losing,” McCain said on Face the Nation on Sunday morning. “We n

Red State

Oakland protesters upset that they can no longer block traffic.

It takes a good deal of skill and ingenuity to be too over the top for a hardcore liberal icon like Jerry Brown, but then I guess that any group that thinks that it needs to have formal pre- and post-protest protests is probably up to the challenge. The post Oakland protesters upset that they can

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I've spilled a good deal of digital ink here on RedState covering some of the worrying signs we're seeing from Russia. The latest one is a law signed into effect by Vladimir Putin on Saturday that gives the Russian government the authority to shutter "undesirable" organizations. From an Associated

25 May 2015, 9:29 am

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868 The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodi
The Obamacare state exchanges are kind of in trouble right now. The post State Obamacare exchanges contemplating combining to form Vol…untary multi-state exchanges. appeared first on RedState.