Do Know Why About Norah Jones

28 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

One of the last places I expected to be was at a concert featuring Norah Jones. And yet there I was standing no more than 20 feet away from her near stage right late last week at The Sinclair in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge.  Jones, the daughter of the late sitar virtuoso Ravi Shan

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28 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

Watching Fox News on Friday morning, I saw my friend retired Navy Capt. Chuck Nash talking about what we need to do to help resolve the crisis in the Ukraine. What he said made a lot of sense, but it struck me that we all know that President Obama will do absolutely nothing he recommended. There ar

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28 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

I know, I know, it’s early. But as of now the elves at Quinnipiac say Mz. Hillary leads all of the likely Republican presidential candidates for Florida’s 29 electoral votes in 2016. (29!) Recently reliably red, Florida now trends deep purple. It went narrowly for the little hustler fro

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28 Jul 2014, 3:00 am

Describing his approach to dealings with the Soviet Union near the end of the Cold War, President Reagan famously warned, “Trust, but verify.” A version of that wise caution should be used in dealing with the increasing efforts by the Chinese Navy to cultivate more cooperative military

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The American Spectator

DC's Gun Restrictions Takes One Between The Eyes

The ruling of Washington, DC district court judge Fredrick Scullin in the most important current challenge to that city's unconstitutional restrictions on Second Amendment rights takes judicial action against intentionally law-breaking jurisdictions to a most welcome new level. The short version of

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26 Jul 2014, 9:04 am

The Jake Peavy Era is over in Boston. The Red Sox dealt the former NL Cy Young winner to the San Francisco Giants today for minor league pitchers Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree. Peavy will make his Giants debut tomorrow night against the Dodgers. As of this writing, the Giants have a 1/2 game lead


26 Jul 2014, 9:01 am

FridayTravel with a three year old is exhausting. Wifey, our daughter-in-law, “The Kitten,” and our three-year-old granddaughter left Sandpoint about noon yesterday. We hated to go. The sky was a dramatic silver gray and the wind blew the cottonwoods against the windows and Mr. Buffett&
In 1996, President Bill Clinton stated that "abortion should not only be safe and legal, it should be rare." The far left has since changed its tone with a campaign to normalize and de-stigmatize abortions. The new website Notalone.us, founded by Emily Letts, the woman known for posting a video of

The Federalist

How Vodka Conquered America

How did vodka conquer America? Neal Dewing interviews author Vic Matus about vodka's rise to become America’s top-selling spirit.

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One of Obamacare's architects was caught off message this week. Way off message. Defenders didn't handle it so well.
Obamacare isn't the only major typo in American history. We did some digging and found 5 more typos in landmark laws.
Does Earth-2 Jonathan Gruber also love birds?

The Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Weapons in Afghanistan Likely Reaching Insurgents, Report Warns

After spending $626 million in taxpayer funds to arm the Afghanistan security forces, U.S. government inspectors have discovered that large portions of the weapons have gone missing and have likely fallen into the hands of militant insurgents, according to a new report.

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JERUSALEM—Secretary of State John Kerry came under scathing criticism from Israeli officials and the Israeli press over the weekend for what they characterized as his bungled attempt to achieve a cease-fire in Gaza.


27 Jul 2014, 12:45 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Hamas has continued to fire rockets at Israel, despite their recent request for a ceasefire. “Hamas doesn’t even accept its own ceasefire. It’s continued to fire at us as we speak. Israel has accepted five ceasefires since this con

Big Government

Texas Grassroots Leaders Demand Immediate Action After Breitbart Border Tour

MCALLEN, Texas—Breitbart Texas invited a team of Texas grassroots leaders to tour the Texas-Mexico border. The tour began on Friday, July 25, 2014 and concluded on Sunday, July 27, 2014. The purpose of the trip was to highlight holes in border security in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley Bo

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Britain's Sky News channel, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox company, has used the self confessed 'prejudiced' Mira Bar-Hillel as a talking head and authority on the subject of anti-Semitism. Bar-Hillel, who is known for her irrational loathing of the State of Israel, was featur
On his weekly Sunday HBO program “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver challenged his viewers to unite behind the cause of urging the Russian government to rescue a satellite of which it had lost control that contains geckos as part of a study of sex of living organisms. “You might be
On Sunday evening, after calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and demanding an "immediate, unconditional" ceasefire in the war with Hamas, President Barack Obama convened an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to ratify a unanimous resolution to the same effect. I

American Thinker

The Case for an Independent Kurdistan

If there ever was a time for the U.S. to recognize an officially independent Kurdistan, it is now.

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Ten commandments are not enough for Elizabeth Warren.
The mainstream media's skewed reporting encourages the terrorist group while giving it a veneer of political legitimacy.
Put the Speaker's domestic actions aside for a moment, and you'll find a thrilling, rousing and prescient speech on neo-Soviet Russia.

Heritage Foundation

Can the House of Representatives Sue Obama for Not Executing the Law?

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, believes he has the key to reining in the executive branch: suing President Barack Obama for not faithfully executing the... Read More The post Can the House of Representatives Sue Obama for Not Executing the Law? appeared first on Daily Signal.

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MIAMI—With thousands of Central American children newly arrived in the United States, and more expected to come, school officials have asked the federal government for a helping... Read More The post Schools Brace for Flood of Immigrant Children appeared first on Daily Signal.
Fifteen years ago, when I was 6, my parents and I moved to the United States from Canada, where I was born. Since moving to... Read More The post I Played by the Rules on Immigration. Why Is the U.S. Making It So Hard for Me to Become a Doctor? appeared first on Daily Signal.
The battle over the meadow jumping mouse moved has from New Mexico to Washington, D.C. Ranchers who complain the federal government is acting with a... Read More The post Frustrated With Federal ‘Bullying’ Over Mouse, Ranchers Take Their Case to Congress appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Maryland's Forgotten Foster Children

Yesterday my oldest Army buddy lost his foster son to cancer. Sadly Maryland, which funds almost everything, will not provide enough funds for in ground burial of foster children.

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What’s happening in Arizona right now is sufficient to make every conservative shudder.
America is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

The Corner

Rogan: Perception Abroad of Obama Is That He's 'Disengaged'

Make sure to read Tom’s latest, “Just Words, Just Words.” 

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The signs are that President Obama is going to proceed with a massive unilateral amnesty that will effect one of his most important legislative goals without the legislature. As a brazen distortion of our constitutional system, this move will provoke a major reaction and, at the very least, lead to
Those who pay attention to the Obama administration know that the practice of hiding information, and of improper treatment of electronic records, is hardly confined to the Internal Revenue Service. The Environmental Protection Agency has been particularly abusive, with former agency head Lisa Jack


27 Jul 2014, 7:02 pm

That parody story about Michele Bachmann proposing to set up labor camps for illegal-immigrant children, which took in our dear friends at Think Progress, has taken in the New York Times as well: Brazil bureau chief Simon Romero is tweeting the fake story as though it were real.

Red State

Halbig’s Critics Hoist By Their Own Petards

This has not been a good week for defenders of Obamacare and their scorn for the legal arguments challenging whether the statute provides subdsidies for buyers of health insurance policies on the federal Helthcare.gov exchange. On Monday, a divided panel of the DC Circuit ruled in Halbig v Burwell

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While we’re all having a good time with the concentrated stupidity of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber (who allegedly holds some sort of advanced degree from a major institution) claiming he repeatedly made “verbal typos” when clearly stating that only state-run exchanges would
Via CNN.com today comes this truly astounding article that purports to leave the question of whether Hamas is using human shields in Gaza up in the air. The opening four paragraphs here set the stage for the accusation that Israel is using the “human shield” argument as a PR ploy of que
Dear God but the Left is going to hate that term by the time we're done with it. The post Another 2012 Jonathan Gruber ‘speak-o,’ apparently. #obamacare appeared first on RedState.
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