Greeks voting to possibly end “vicious circle of austerity”

25 Jan 2015, 8:31 am

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Byron York DES MOINES -- The 2016 Republican race has an unprecedented number of candidates who have run for president before.

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25 Jan 2015, 6:11 am

(Scott Johnson)We have written several times here about the case of James Risen. Called to testify in the government’s prosecution of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for violation of the Espionage Act, Risen declined to testify; Sterling had laundered his exposure of a Bush-era operation i

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The American Spectator

Reframing Perspectives on the March for Life

Canadian essayist David Warren is a man with whom I seldom disagree. Imagine my surprise on reading his depressing assessment of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Warren’s “Marching to Nowhere” starts strongly, with a withering reminder of when a Representative from my

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was a sensation at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday drawing an enthusiastic standing ovation. His message of "going big and going bold" resonated with the crowd. Here is a guy who has governed as a conservative in a Blue State and despite the anger and death threa

24 Jan 2015, 11:38 am

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks has passed away. The cause of death is unknown. He was 83. After a stint in the Negro Leagues with the Kansas City Monarchs, Banks became the first African-American player to sign with the Cubs and spent his entire 19 year big league career with the Cubs and would be
On Tuesday, President Obama said in his SOTU address, "In Iraq and Syria, American leadership -- including our military power -- is stopping ISIL’s advance." Well, now ISIS has beheaded Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa. A picture of Yukawa's body was held by fellow Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.&

The Federalist

Eight Parenting Lessons I Learned From My Parents’ Early Deaths

Don’t make the same mistakes my parents did. Prepare for the worst, so if it happens, your children will be as secure as possible.

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When personal investments are converted to universal entitlements, quality declines for everyone while the tax increases are a burden we will pay forever.
When Pope Francis damages the cause of liberty across the globe, it's only right that its defenders should speak up.
Politicians pushing everyone to extend tax-paid education should explain why thirteen years isn't enough.

The Washington Free Beacon

Ovid’s Works and Days

In Young Ovid, the late Stanford professor Diane Middlebrook attempts a reconstruction of the early life of the Roman poet whose great work, the Metamorphosis, has transmitted much of what we know about Greek and Roman mythology.

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A senior State Department official on Saturday claimed that there is "nothing religious" about the Islamic State's reported execution of a Japanese hostage.

24 Jan 2015, 6:36 am

Model Charlotte McKinney is the star of a new Carl's Jr. ad that is scheduled to air during the Super Bowl, but the ad could be banned from airing in regions across the country because McKinney is simply too hot.

24 Jan 2015, 4:00 am

At least since Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, nostalgia for a plausible fantastic universe has been a major component of the fantasy genre’s appeal. Finishing a fantasy novel causes a subtle feeling of loss, as access to the novel’s world is curtailed, abruptly, with the turn of the final

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

CAIR Mourns Charlie Hebdo, Yet Advocates Censorship

A trip down a bad memory lane is necessary in order to evaluate critically CAIR’s commitment to free speech rights.

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Interracial random acts of kindness happen every day in America.
So says French prime minister Manuel Valls, joined by the whole of French history.
Egypt’s president backs away from his historic call for doctrinal reform.

Heritage Foundation

Audit: HHS Failure to Screen Obamacare Contract Recipients Cost Taxpayers $400M

An internal investigation into how the federal government awarded contracts for developing and building the Affordable Care Act’s most important public element — the online exchanges... Read More The post Audit: HHS Failure to Screen Obamacare Contract Recipients Cost Taxpayers $40

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What is the average price of gas in your state? Researchers at have put together a map to show you.’s interactive map allows... Read More The post How Much is Your State Paying for a Gallon of Gas? This Cool Map Will Show You. appeared first on Daily Signal.
Lawmakers in Washington have plenty of work ahead of them this year, so the temptation to punt on everything but the “hot” issues will be... Read More The post Why Don’t Lawmakers Want to Update the Tax Code? appeared first on Daily Signal.
At almost the same time that protesters mad about the Citizens United decision were disrupting the start of the Supreme Court’s session on Wednesday, the... Read More The post Obama Keeps Repeating This Same False Claim About Citizens United Decision appeared first on Daily Signal.

On Immigration, it's GOP v. GOP

The morning after President Obama's State of the Union address, Politico had a story on how Republicans had responded to one contentious issue. The headline: "Priebus struggles to explain GOP immigration messages."

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25 Jan 2015, 9:10 am

Progressive politicians and activists, from President Obama to NBC News, love to talk about moving America forward. But what does that mean? Forward into what?
Simply stated, tax-and-transfer entitlement programs dont work very well with aging populations.
The problem with the global economy in general is debt. You cannot cure a debt-deflation problem via attempts to force more debt into the system. It is axiomatic the cure cannot be the same as the disease.

The Corner

Love Affair Between Iowans, Ted Cruz Continues

Des Moines, Iowa – The love affair between the Iowa voters and Ted Cruz is going strong.  The Texas senator, pacing across the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit in a tan blazer and slacks, praised the state’s “unique and special role in the political process.” Iowa

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Des Moines, Iowa – Carly Fiorina will take aim at Hillary Clinton in her remarks at Saturday’s Iowa Freedom Summit. The remarks touch on matters from abortion to foreign policy and aim to position Fiorina as a conservative on a spectrum of policy issues. While some

24 Jan 2015, 2:19 pm

“He was the warmest and most sincere person I’ve ever known,” Tom Ricketts, chairman of the Chicago Cubs, says of Ernie Banks, who died Friday evening. Warmth and sincerity are virtues that your family and close friends might admire you for. In the case of Banks, they were raised
Des Moines, Iowa — Scott Walker on Saturday told a crowd in Iowa that his accomplishments in neighboring Wisconsin offer a national model for the Republican party. He tacitly argued that he is the leader who can translate his state-level accomplishments to meaningful change on the federa

Red State

The Wise Latina makes a good point

As much as it triggers my gag reflex to say it, I think Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a value-added to the US Supreme Court. While she is a reflexive progressive and shameless shill any abomination the Obama administration may want in the name of expanding the power of the state, she has become a sort

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All the politicians are chasing after “millenials,” (that is the generation that doesn’t have jobs, lacks ambition, and lives at home as far as I can discern). When committed her perfidy by scuttling a very popular anti-abortion bill last week, she claimed that millenials did
You want to get a man focused and driven? Threaten to murder his wife. The post Scott Walker at the Iowa Freedom Summit. appeared first on RedState.
Back in 2009, which is the political equivalent of a geological epoch, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) was established to investigate what led to the general apocalypse of the financial markets in 2007-2008. It has long been suspected that the fix was in and the commission followed t