Hail Mary in Michigan

20 Oct 2014, 4:00 am

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—There are thousands of people in the parking lot and red foliage on the trees. The rain that blanketed west Michigan all week has let up. It’s a perfect backdrop for a campaign event as long as you ignore the drunk couple fighting in front of the port-a-potties. Michiga

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Perhaps it’s not surprising coming from our first Community Organizer president that the trait the administration claims is most needed in an “Ebola czar” — not that it’s been shown that such a position needs to be created in the first place — is, as Dr. Anthony

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20 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

On Tuesday night, the Kansas City Royals will host a World Series game for the first time in almost exactly 29 years. The last time such an occurrence took place was on October 27, 1985 when in Game 7 the Royals demolished the St. Louis Cardinals 11-0 to win their first and only World Series title.

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My teeth hurt. Over the past week, I’ve been assaulted by one “news” story after the next about the latest fruit of government motors. Not GM. Tesla. The Model D. It is very slick! And very quick! It has all-wheel-drive! Not one but two electric motors (which isn’t new,

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The American Spectator

Those Chemical Weapons: An Iraq War Embed’s Experience

The New York Times report of October 14 should have been bigger news. Big enough to reshape the entire history of the Iraq war that toppled Saddam Hussein at the cost of more than 3,500 American lives and $1 trillion. So far, in the midst of the Ebola crisis, another Iraq war, and so much more, it

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My teeth hurt. Over the past week, I’ve been assaulted by one “news” story after the next about the latest fruit of government motors. Not GM. Tesla. The Model D. It is very slick! And very quick! It has all-wheel-drive! Not one but two electric motors (which isn’t new,
I’m embarrassed to admit that this summer I watched a new cable TV series called The Last Ship. When I stumbled on a TNT trailer of the new series featuring the use of a Navy ship and authentic shipboard scenes, I decided to watch the first episode. It was pretty lame drama, but I was hooked.


20 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

The folks at Media Matters for America are angry at the press. In a sublimely ironic post, Eric Boehlert fumes, “As Republicans seek to gain a partisan advantage by ginning up fear about the Ebola virus… they’re getting a major assist from the news media.” Boehlert believes

The Federalist

New Ebola Czar Ron Klain Is A Long-Time Lobbyist, Democratic Operative

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The World Health Organization just announced that Senegal has "ended Ebola transmission" within its borders. The country instituted a travel ban in August.
Virginia's state-owned liquor stores already mark up prices 69 percent before excise taxes. Why must Terry McAuliffe ask more?
The world lied to me. I never knew motherhood would be so crazy and so good.

The Washington Free Beacon

Hail Mary in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—There are thousands of people in the parking lot and red foliage on the trees. The rain that blanketed west Michigan all week has let up. It’s a perfect backdrop for a campaign event as long as you ignore the drunk couple fighting in front of the port-a-potties. Michiga

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Many attendees of an Obama campaign rally headed for the exits shortly after the president began speaking Sunday evening.
The campaign of Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (R) is asking the Chicago Sun-Times to disclose that one of its political reporters is married to a Democratic consultant with ties to incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn.

Big Government

LISTEN: UKIP Launches Appalling New Song By Mike Read

UKIP has launched a song into the charts, but it is bad... very bad. The UKIP Calypso by the Independents was written and performed by former Radio One DJ Mike Read and has been released on iTunes and Amazon today. Perhaps unsurprisingly the email to members about the release focused on getting UK

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A woman has been ejected from the Opera Bastille for wearing a full face veil. France banned anyone from wearing clothing which covered the face in 2011, arguing that face-coverings prevent the clear identification of a person, which is both a security risk, and a social hindrance within a society
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American Thinker

Thought Control in Higher Education

Some recent trends in higher education insure that liberal thought control continues well into the future.

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My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting.  Yet I'm not exactly celebrated among the LGBT community.
There is an entire political battlefield in secondary statewide elective offices – state attorney general, state auditor, secretary of state – that we all ought to care about.


20 Oct 2014, 12:00 am

I despair at how American racism distorts discussion of a health crisis and cripples competent response to that crisis.

Heritage Foundation

Should a Republican Be Allowed to Edit a Democrat’s Wikipedia Page?

A dispute between the Republican research firm America Rising and a Wikipedia editor named “Jehochman” has triggered a debate about editing Wikipedia pages during political campaigns. Jonathan Hochman, founder of... Read More The post Should a Republican Be Allo

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Former Gov. Mike Huckabee is calling on “every pastor in America” to send their sermons to Annise D. Parker, the Houston mayor who is under fire... Read More The post Mike Huckabee Wants to Send a Message to Houston Mayor With ‘Thousands’ of Sermons, Bibles appeared fir

Townhall.com

Kansas Senate Race is a National Election

Former Democrat House Speaker Tip ONeills political wisdom that All politics is local has been a staple in political thinking for many years.

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Washington states I-594 has massive money pouring into it, because its apparently the only gun-control measure on the ballot this fall anywhere across the country. There are actually two dueling gun measures in the state.
Im sure that macroeconomic models have grown more sophisticated today, but they still cant predict very well.
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The Corner

Sweet and Sour Krauts: Studies of the Two Germanies

The Boston Globe rounds up comparative studies of how life worked in East and West Germany during their forced 40-year experiment in radically different economic systems. In addition to the clear distinction in financial performance, the division of Germany produced a wealth of information about ho

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American C-130 aircraft dropped weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to help the Kurdish forces in Kobani, a Syrian town on the border with Turkey, that’s currently under siege by the Islamic State. The town almost fell to the Islamic State last week, with jihadists occupying significant
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Red State

The Wolf

The boy who cried wolf eventually learned his lesson. After rallying the countryside for his amusement several times, a wolf did show up. By that time the villagers no longer The post The Wolf appeared first on RedState.

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20 Oct 2014, 12:00 am

When conservatives consider the casualties of Obama’s national security policies, their attention is drawn quite naturally to Benghazi. In this shameful episode, the Obama Administration sacrificed an ambassador and three The post The Blood on Obama’s Hands appeared first on RedState.


19 Oct 2014, 11:00 pm

Please make plans to join me on a conference call the day after the mid-term elections, Wednesday, November 5th from 9-10am. I will review the results and give you my The post Post-Election Call appeared first on RedState.
Let's just establish something right here, right now: Self-proclaimed Clinton Democrats are struggling this election cycle, and not even their powerful namesakes may be enough to save them. Both Bill The post If the Clintons were serious about the South, they’d stump in West Virginia. appeare
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