A new old regime

31 Jul 2014, 7:23 am

(Scott Johnson)I wrote at some length about the inconsistency of administrative law with what we understand to be our constitutional system in “Crisis of the administrative state.” Searching around online for additional sources of learning on the subject, I happened to discover a listing

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31 Jul 2014, 6:49 am

(Scott Johnson)Hamas carefully manages civilian casualty statistics in Gaza as a tool of war. It embeds its men and materiel among civilian facilities such as hospitals, mosques and UN schools. When Israel targets weapons depots and sources of fire, these facilities may be targeted with resulting ca

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Byron York On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential

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Two studies that claim providing long-term contraception such as IUDs reduces births and abortions lack essential data and gloss over negative side-effects.

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The American Spectator

From Boob Jokes to Ukraine: A Talk With Robert Evans of Cracked.Com

Gallows humor is one of the most traditional and least savory elements of esprit de corps. For cops, doctors, soldiers, social workers—anybody whose job site is the miserable human heart—gallows humor puts the “against the world” into us-against-the-world. In a Venn diagram

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Gallows humor is one of the most traditional and least savory elements of esprit de corps. For cops, doctors, soldiers, social workers—anybody whose job site is the miserable human heart—gallows humor puts the “against the world” into us-against-the-world. In a Venn diagram
In dipping into Daniel Halper’s interesting new book about the Clintons’ return from the grave that they had dug for themselves during their White House years (from an approval rating of 66 percent after his impeachment he plummeted to 39 percent upon leaving the White House to a chorus
Gallows humor is one of the most traditional and least savory elements of esprit de corps. For cops, doctors, soldiers, social workers—anybody whose job site is the miserable human heart—gallows humor puts the “against the world” into us-against-the-world. In a Venn diagram

The Federalist

What We Don’t Know About Giving Poor Women IUDs

Two studies that claim providing long-term contraception such as IUDs reduces births and abortions lack essential data and gloss over negative side-effects.

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One Republican governor won big in 2010 while two others snuck by. Four years later, their fates couldn't be more different.
Does a new study prove free will is just an illusion?
The big health insurance companies who wrote, lobbied, and advertised for Obamacare are now holding insurance premiums hostage for more government bailouts.

The Washington Free Beacon

Rouhani: ‘This Festering Zionist Tumor Has Opened Once Again’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Israel in vitriolic terms on Wednesday, referring to Israel as a “festering Zionist tumor.” Rouhani, who has been championed by Western media as a moderate reformer who could change Iran’s extremist ways, appears to be adopting a vio

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Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, claims that terrorist attacks and abductions are not a "rights violation" so long as they only target soldiers.

Big Government

Obamacare Bringing Insurers, Hospitals Big Profits

Experts, insurers, and hospitals still don't have enough data to say if Obamacare is going to be good for the country, but two things seem certain thus far: hospital chains and insurers are raking in the dough while patients are paying higher costs for insurance. Bloomberg reports that HCA Holdin

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The Church of England's most senior bishop has backed Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas, and condemned the rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Britain. In a statement on his website, Justin Welby says that he "fully accepts that Israel has the same legitimate rights to peace and security
The left wing across Europe is in uproar after Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban declared he wanted to build an "illiberal" state based on the Hungarian nation "while of course respecting the values of Christianity, freedom and human rights." The global financial crisis in 2008 showed that "li
From the Facebook page of Israeli filmmaker Michael Grynszpan: I met today with a Spanish journalist who just came back from Gaza. We talked about the situation there. He was very friendly. I asked him how comes we never see on television channels reporting from Gaza any Hamas people, no gunmen,

American Thinker

Time for Hamas's Hollywood Sympathizers to Snap out of It!

They look at pictures of Palestinians, who truly are suffering in this war, which Hamas and it's terrorist army have perpetrated against Israel and our civilian population, and they "feel their pain"

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George Will and Hugh Hewitt, despite the mounting evidence that almost no Democrat will enforce existing immigration laws, are still plugging amnesty for the latest wave of illegal aliens.
The behavior of Le Chambon deserves to be remembered for its remarkable implementation of Christian ethical principles.
I have been somewhat confused by the conservative ire rising as a result of leading conservative figures going to the border to assist church groups in delivering relief. 

Heritage Foundation

How Should Washington Address the Border Crisis?

Join us at 9:30 a.m. ET for a discussion with representatives from Heritage Action and The Daily Signal on today’s border crisis vote in the... Read More The post How Should Washington Address the Border Crisis? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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As I recounted Monday at The Daily Signal, The New York Times reporter Josh Barro thinks some people are “unworthy of respect.” Yesterday Barro doubled-down... Read More The post New York Times Reporter: ‘Some People Are Deserving of Incivility’ appeared first on Daily Signa
Marriage isn’t the answer to poverty. That’s the argument made in article last week in The New Republic by Carter Price, who asserts that conservatives... Read More The post Marriage Won’t End Poverty. But It Will Help (A Lot). appeared first on Daily Signal.
Could the IRS be governed by multiple commissioners? Some lawmakers hope so. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yesterday heard pitches for proposed reforms... Read More The post Lawmakers Ponder Ways to ‘Get Politics Out of the IRS’ appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

War on Who? Eric Holder Sues Police Dept. for Treating Women as Equals

Eric Holder is suing a state police force, because their employment requirements for women are the same as those for men… Whoa. So this is what “progress” looks like, huh?

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In June, President Barack Obama sent a letter to Congress asking for help to address the surge of illegal crossings at the Texas-Mexico border. Among other items, Obama asked Congress to grant him the legal authority "to exercise discretion in processing the return and removal of unaccompanied minor
I was never a big fan of weapons, until I got married and moved South. Thank God I escaped Leftist Stockholm Syndrome.
Russian media also is heavily biased, but occasionally contains useful factual information. Today it reported that parts of Donetsk received artillery fire from Ukrainian forces.

The Corner

WH Responds to Boehner Lawsuit by Promising Immigration Executive Order

White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer responded to the House vote to sue President Obama for abusing his executive authority by announcing another executive order. Pfeiffer also promised that Obama would take unilateral action on immigration. “The President is not going to back away from

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On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said that Democrats will come to rue their response to President Obama’s executive overreach. “The president’s job is not, as the president says, to help people — that’s his interpretation of what he does
Why are top Republicans so determined to cut themselves off at the knees? The GOP believes it has a problem: President Obama calculates that it helps him and hurts Republicans to claim, falsely, that Republicans are about to impeach him, so that is what Democrats are doing. As I argued before &mda
I thoroughly enjoyed Charles C.W. Cooke’s piece today about liberal nerd-worship. This part is spot-on: The pose is, of course, little more than a ruse — our professional “nerds” being, like Mrs. Doubtfire, stereotypical facsimiles of the real thing. They have the patois b

Red State

Venezuela demonstrates the nadir of American power

It should have been a pretty straightforward case. Retired Venezeulan general Hugo Carvajal, who was a close confidant of the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and head of Venezuela’s intelligence service, was indicted in Miami on federal charges of drug trafficking. Via the Wall Street Jo

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Poor ol’ Wendy Davis. She wore her pink sneakers and filibustered pro-life legislation. The media made her a national hero for kid killers. And they she had to do something besides look pretty and filibuster. It all started falling apart. Turns out she claimed in court she had mental health i
A U.N. school in Gaza was recently hit by some Israeli shells. It appears to be the result of the IDF aiming for some Hamas forces nearby. Unsurprisingly, the White House was among the first in line to condemn Israel for this. An Associated Press release reports: The White House condemned the shell
Let’s say that I had some oversight authority over liberal groups or individuals. Or that I could do things to make life more difficult for those groups. And let’s say that I wrote the right-wing equivalent of what Lois Lerner wrote about conservatives (according to her, we’re app
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