On poverty, Mitt Romney is the wrong messenger with the right message

30 Jan 2015, 9:41 am

Right message, wrong messenger.

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Philip Klein Americans are used to both political parties bending over backwards to appeal to the middle class, who make up the majority of voters in the United States. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the Pentagon's civilian workforce has grown by 7 percent and the number of active-duty military personnel has been slashed by 8 percent.

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The American Spectator

Decoding the Left

IRS records will note that as a child I was the founder of two clubs, the first of which was an acronym of friends’ first names and the second of which was called the Junior Killers, later changed to Junior Spies after an intervention from an agitated Mrs. Purple. Half the point of these secr

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It is nice to see Michelle Obama sticking up for women’s rights in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The First Lady, accompanying her husband on a condolence call at the Saud’s for the lately departed King Abdullah, wore a decidedly unorthodox outfit, by the standards of the Wahhabi religious branc
Listening to the President’s State of the Union address last week, you might have come away convinced that, at least in the field of foreign policy, everything is coming up roses. Yet a look at the real world provides a jarring contrast to the complacency and unrealism of that speech—an


30 Jan 2015, 12:00 am

Sixty-five years ago last week, Alger Hiss—the protégé of Oliver Wendell Holmes, a rising star in the State Department, and a Soviet agent code-named “Ales”—was convicted of perjury for denying any involvement in Soviet espionage. This should have forever close

The Federalist

The Scott Walker Racial Rorschach Test

Some people see a racist inside every head that formerly wore a mullet.

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Living a moral life and being able to explain why will make the biggest moral difference in the long term, not demands for banning smut.
What happened to Sarah Palin should not be allowed to happen to other conservative women leaders.


30 Jan 2015, 6:40 am

The strongest blows Sarah Palin faces should not come from her own party.

The Washington Free Beacon

MSNBC: Dems ‘Wary’ of Clinton, ‘Not Clear What the Rationale for Her Running Is’

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Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the Pentagon's civilian workforce has grown by 7 percent and the number of active-duty military personnel has been slashed by 8 percent.
Rep. Martha McSally (R., Ariz.) flew A-10 Warthogs in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now fighting to make sure the Pentagon does not scrap them from the budget.

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

Liberals' Israel Crisis

Liberals raging against Benjamin Netanyahu's "insult" need to think about how Obama's own insults will look in the annals of history.

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Those who attack and demonize Israel for its imperfections in the face of the atrocities committed by its Arab neighbors are not just hypocrites. 
The election victory of the Greek communists would have delighted Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis.
That's what Vladimir Putin and the Russians are calling us.  And it's not a compliment.

Heritage Foundation

Taylor Swift Just Trademarked ‘This Sick Beat.’ What Does That Mean?

You’ll need a license from Taylor Swift if you want to market goods using a variety of phrases found in her 2014 album “1989” –... Read More The post Taylor Swift Just Trademarked ‘This Sick Beat.’ What Does That Mean? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The City University of New York wants employees at its graduate center to stop using the salutations “Mr.,” “Mrs.” and “Ms.,” sparking a heated debate... Read More The post Citing Gender Discrimination, University Bans ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ Sal
Rep. John Fleming, R-La., is emboldening House leadership to embrace a budget tactic that would lower the threshold of votes needed to rollback provisions of... Read More The post Republican Congressman Urges House Leadership to Use Reconciliation to Repeal Obamacare appeared first on Daily Signal.
The Senate approved legislation on Thursday authorizing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite threats from the White House to veto it. The legislation was... Read More The post Find Out How Your Senators Voted on the Keystone XL Pipeline appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Are You Still Charlie?

Mark Zuckerberg isnt. Heck, even Charlie Hebdo isnt still Charlie.

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At the World Economic Forum last week, Secretary of State John Kerry argued that though extremists may cite Islam as a justification for terrorism, the world should refrain from using the term "Islamic radicals."
Some columnists write New Year's columns chronicling the mistakes over the last year. I don't, but as this January has rolled on, it's become clear I've made many about the 2016 presidential race.
What could be more American than letting moms and dads decide where their kids go to school?

The Corner

A Song in Your Heart (or Campaign)

In today’s Impromptus, I write a little about politics and music — together, I mean. Music in politics. Let me show you what I mean: My entire life, I have seen this play out: Some conservative politician uses a pop song at some event. The pop singer or group is on the left, of course

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30 Jan 2015, 9:54 am

Hugh Hewitt has the text of the message Romney will deliver to supporters on an 11AM E.S.T. conference call. I’ll talk about this with Hugh on his radio show tonight:  Let me begin by letting you know who else is on this call, besides Ann and me. There are a large number of people who


30 Jan 2015, 8:24 am

. . . will be on the NR 2015 Alaska Summer Cruise. Happy?! So maybe now you’ll book your cabin (20 have been reserved in the last ten days!) on Holland America Line’s luxurious Westerdam, which sails with a boatload (even Joe Biden would be correct — literally!) of NR fans, and
The murder in 2006 of Alexander Litvinenko is a true sign of the times. What occurred is a coupling of low crime and high technology. Evidently Vladimir Putin wanted to get rid of a man who knew too much, and Russian secret-service agents administered a radioactive poison that is virtually undetect

Red State

The Mitt Romney 11 AM announcement open thread. [UPDATED]

If Mitt Romney runs again, this is the theme song. The post The Mitt Romney 11 AM announcement open thread. [UPDATED] appeared first on RedState.

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30 Jan 2015, 9:27 am

I do not know who Fredrik deBoer is, but this piece is fascinating. He expands upon Jon Chait’s lament over political correctness. I do have to say the funniest piece in response to Chait was some idiot at Vox who denied political correctness even exists. The whole thing is a snapshot into Mo


30 Jan 2015, 9:00 am

On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a New York political scandal, Seinfeld, and why liberals should look to George Costanza for inspiration. The post The Costanza Economy appeared first on RedState.
When I criticize the Post-modern American University as an institution, I often find myself drawn to write up some detestable maleficence taking place on the campus of Duke University. This isn’t the fault entirely of Duke Students or their alums. It’s just that the people running this
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