A Replacement for the Republican Study Committee?

27 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

Two weeks ago I castigated House conservatives for failing to present a real alternative to reelecting their mediocre speaker, John Boehner. That week, following the vote that saw Boehner retain his speakership on the first ballot, Congressman Mick Mulvaney issued a letter to his constituents decry

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How to smash the paradigm.

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Why did Saudi Arabia, considered to be the linchpin of the OPEC cartel (or former OPEC cartel), permit the price to collapse?

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The American Spectator

That Other Bush Steps in the Ring

Jeb Bush may be the front-runner in the GOP 2016 primary. He is the son and brother of former presidents and can tap into their vaunted fundraising machines. In some eyes, the former Florida governor always was the more disciplined, thoughtful and worthy son. Maybe. But Jeb Bush also has a problem:

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What can you say about a 23-year-old treaty born in Maastricht, the Netherlands that might die? That it was sentimental? The victory of the Greek leftist party Syriza on Sunday is likely to test the European spirit of collectivism and continued fiscal austerity, and renew spirited debate about the
“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” Barry Morris Goldwater, may God rest his freedom-loving soul, spoke the celebrated words in accepting the Republican nomination fo
Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn’t promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran’s moving toward nuclear bombs has alarmed some top Senate Democrats enough to get them to join Republicans in opposition to the Obama administration’s potentially

The Federalist

Pope Francis Is A Leftist And Must Be Called Out

Pope Francis has associated with revolutionaries and ideologies that destroy human life and living conditions. The right response is not silence.

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In Lena Dunham's Girls, the learning curve for characters is indistinguishable from the line on the horizon. But there was some movement this week.
U.S. colleges foster and encourage lynch mobs and thought police in place of actual education. It’s time for serious reform.
We’re safer than we’ve ever been and we’re more afraid than ever for our kids’ safety.

The Washington Free Beacon

Ayotte: Administration’s Pattern With Prisoner Swaps “Worrying”

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President Barack Obama’s visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is costing taxpayers $267,787 in hotel and SUV rentals, according to contracts issued by the State Department.

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 will be the price for Bibi's visit to Congress?

It is highly likely that Obama, who has a marathon record of spiteful subs to Israel’s leader throughout his presidency, and exact a price.

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What many critics do not understand about American Sniper is that it is not just about war. 
Why did Saudi Arabia, considered to be the linchpin of the OPEC cartel (or former OPEC cartel), permit the price to collapse?

Heritage Foundation

Rare Identical Triplets Overcome the Odds for Healthy Birth

Liz Wells and Chris Jarobe recently became the proud parents of triplets. But they weren’t your average triplets. The three babies are identical. Dr. Rob... Read More The post Rare Identical Triplets Overcome the Odds for Healthy Birth appeared first on Daily Signal.

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There is no single formula for overcoming challenges to economic development and maintaining economic dynamism, but one thing is clear: Around the globe, governments that... Read More The post In Index of Economic Freedom, U.S. Is 12th Freest Economy appeared first on Daily Signal.
While speaking at ProLifeCon at the Family Research Council last week, nationally syndicated columnist Star Parker called abortion a “crime against humanity,” and lamented the four... Read More The post Star Parker’s Personal Confession on Why She Is ‘Adamant’ Abo
What do Yosemite and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have in common? Not a whole lot, but that isn’t stopping the Obama Administration from linking... Read More The post This Federal Government Land Grab Would Permanently Lock Up Millions of Alaska Acres With Energy Potential a

Townhall.com

Governor Starts Up State Run “Pravda” Style News-Service

An independent press is the greatest threat to government overreach, and the greatest ally to the preservation of liberty Too bad we dont have one.

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In the famous 1997 movie comedy "Liar Liar," actor Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who, as a result of his young son's birthday wish being magically fulfilled, cannot tell a lie -- he can only tell the truth -- for 24 hours. Let's imagine that such a wish forced President Obama to do the same, not for 24


26 Jan 2015, 11:01 pm

Within hours after the Supreme Court announced it would decide whether the Constitution requires every state to recognize marriages between persons of the same sex, the New York Times published an editorial gleefully predicting the inevitable outcome. When its ruling comes down in June, the Times as
As I sit down to write this I'm thinking about the recent SOTU address given by Barack Obama and his comments regarding the negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran...

The Corner

Will's Take: The Quickest Way to Lose a War Is to Say You Can Win It from the Air

On Monday’s Special Report, George Will suggested the Obama administration’s emphasis on using air power and drones against al-Qaeda was a potentially disastrous decision. “George Orwell said the quickest way to end a war is to lose it,” Will said. “I would add the

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On Monday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer discussed the proposed swap of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, an al-Qaeda sleeper agent, for two Americans being held abroad. Al-Marri was recently released from a U.S. jail and is now in the custody of Qatar. “What I worry a
In a complaint detailing the arrest of a Russian spy in New York City on Monday, the FBI alleged that a U.S.-based media company owned by the Russian government collaborates with Russian agents to gather intelligence “under the cover of news media.” Bureau agents arrested banker E


26 Jan 2015, 5:18 pm

Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform, isn’t sweating about tax increases in Republican-controlled states. Over the weekend the New York Times ran a story saying eight states with Republican governors were considering tax increases — something the Times calls “once

Red State

Tech at Night: Leftists selectively feign outrage over ghost writing

Socialists desperate to vilify private business in favor of a totalitarian nanny state are now asking us to get outraged over Comcast’s campaign to fight back. Tell you what, guys. If ghostwriting is now disallowed, why don’t they go and look up how many industry letters, legislation, a

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RedState was pleased to help sponsor this past weekend’s Freedom Summit in Iowa. We asked the candidates runnig for President and others who were speaking five questions. One of those questions was what they think about the House Republican Leaders pulling the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protec
John Hickenlooper: SCOURGE OF YOGA. The post Gov. John Hickenlooper (D, Colorado) goes after the horrible scourge of… UNSANCTIONED YOGA INSTRUCTORS appeared first on RedState.
To wit: they’re creating actual nomad clans over there. Over the last two years, street encampments have jumped their historic boundaries in downtown Los Angeles, lining freeways and filling underpasses from Echo Park to South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a city-c
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