Roadblock to Health Care Reform

19 Apr 2014, 4:00 am

Despite the Obama administration’s declaration of victory in the Obamacare Wars, Republicans still vehemently oppose the law. House Republicans have voted to repeal the law scores of times, top Republican leaders are calling the law a “disaster” and a “catastrophic failure,&r

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Several years ago, in 2007, I wrote an account of my visit to Shanghai which focused, primarily, on the city’s and China’s astounding economic boom, then achieving 11 percent growth in GDP for the third straight quarter. This torrid pace has throttled back a bit to 7.4 percent. I noted

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Several years ago, in 2007, I wrote an account of my visit to Shanghai which focused, primarily, on the city’s and China’s astounding economic boom, then achieving 11 percent growth in GDP for the third straight quarter. This torrid pace has throttled back a bit to 7.4 percent. I noted

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19 Apr 2014, 12:00 am

A well-acted thriller brings up more questions than it answers.

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The American Spectator

Earth Day 2014: Chinese Conundrum

Several years ago, in 2007, I wrote an account of my visit to Shanghai which focused, primarily, on the city’s and China’s astounding economic boom, then achieving 11 percent growth in GDP for the third straight quarter. This torrid pace has throttled back a bit to 7.4 percent. I noted

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Several years ago, in 2007, I wrote an account of my visit to Shanghai which focused, primarily, on the city’s and China’s astounding economic boom, then achieving 11 percent growth in GDP for the third straight quarter. This torrid pace has throttled back a bit to 7.4 percent. I noted


18 Apr 2014, 11:53 am

“Sorry to bother you, but haven’t we met before? Aren’t you…what’s his name?” “I doubt you’d know my name,” he said. “Nobody does these days.” There was a trace of bitterness in his voice, just enough to prod my curiosity. On the wh


18 Apr 2014, 11:43 am

Amanda Marcotte just couldn’t resist a dirty jab at the Duggars. In her scathing article at the Daily Beast yesterday, the feminist blogger predicted the end of the Duggar Dynasty. The popular TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” follows the semi-chaotic, but strangely normal and splen

The Federalist

Will Chelsea Clinton’s Baby Affect The 2016 Elections?

Will news of Chelsea Clinton's baby have an impact on the 2016 presidential elections?

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It's no surprise the President isn’t more circumspect when touting Obamacare enrollment numbers. But he should be.
Is there more to feminism these days than embarrassment about female traits or is that pretty much it? This week's example: The supposed "confidence gap."
You can sit passively back as your own political preconceptions take you for an easy ride, or you can retake the reins and steer your own thinking.

The Washington Free Beacon

Roadblock to Health Care Reform

Despite the Obama administration’s declaration of victory in the Obamacare Wars, Republicans still vehemently oppose the law. House Republicans have voted to repeal the law scores of times, top Republican leaders are calling the law a “disaster” and a “catastrophic failure,&r

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18 Apr 2014, 3:00 pm

(Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Friday it would extend the period of time for federal agencies to weigh in on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, giving no new deadline. The move, which likely delays a final decision beyond November mid-term elections, angered Republican and some Democrat la
A private American plane owned by the Bank of Utah landed at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran this week, according to the Blaze.

Big Government

Students Want Washington & Lee to Free 'Students of Color' from 'Psychological Shackles'

A group of multiracial students calling themselves The Committee wants Washington and Lee University (W&L) to free "students of color... from the psychological shackles that currently exist." On April 17th Breitbart News reported The Committee was demanding W&L "acknowledge"

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith. To that end, the American Atheists, in an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Ch
WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior
Though in March Indiana became the first state to officially abandon the Common Core standards, both opponents and supporters of the initiative who have been waiting for the unveiling of their replacements are now weighing in on the final version released this week, and most say that, if approved,

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr


11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

Ben Carson: ‘We’re Being Manipulated’ by Those ‘Trying to Divide Us’

Dr. Ben Carson slammed the culture of political correctness and partisan labels at a local CBS12 town hall panel Thursday, arguing that it has stifled free expression in America—namely religious freedom. “We’re being manipulated. We’re being played by those people who want t

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Matt Yglesias, now with Vox, finds this chart of ours misleading: He admits that the data is correct and that what it shows—that the federal income tax is highly progressive—is also correct. So what’s the problem? Our chart looks exclusively at federal income taxes in the context
Indiana has a great opportunity to implement education standards that are “written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and are uncommonly high,” as Governor Mike Pence (R) wants to do. One option for doing this would be to re-adopt Indiana’s prior state standards. Before the advent of No C
Al Gore was “fired up” at the University of Hawaii in sharing his message on climate change, according to a local TV news report of a speech in which the former vice president bashed unnamed “carbon polluters” as being ”immoral, unethical, and despicable.” Gore,

Townhall.com

Federal Land as a Percentage of Total State Land Area

The government has no business owning (or administering) all of this land. I am willing to concede courthouses and even national parks to the feds, but why is practically all of the far West run by the Federal Government?

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WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is getting a number of critical report cards on his foreign and domestic policies lately.
The 4th of the 10 Commandments of Political Warfare says for too long conservatives have been doing their enemies’ work for them.
In a recent article, I applauded a colleague for adapting a play to our school stage —Songs for a New World. This play, I contended, marked quite a radical departure from the standard Politically Correct line insofar as it resoundingly affirmed “the morality of individuality.”

The Corner

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Like everyone else I read One Hundred Years of Solitude in college. The magical realism — the sister, was it? with the tail, the other one who ascended into Heaven — seemed like cheating. Another way to put it is that Garcia Marquez was like Faulkner only worse. Yet some expre

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Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick.  The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a
Some good folks are pig-biting mad about my recent article noting that the rate of foreclosures has dropped dramatically as a result of the reinflation of the real estate market. So many nuggets of #yellowjournalism in this @NRO piece by @bigtimcavanaugh, it’s hard to pick my favourite: htt


18 Apr 2014, 2:20 pm

now looks even better.

Red State

The Good Friday Show

At 4:00 pm ET, I will start my annual Good Friday radio show. This is a show a lot of RedState readers have tuned in to over the years. You can listen live here and later will be able to get a download of the show. You can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK as well if you’d like to participate. The sh

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One of the marks of a civil society is the relegation of political disputes to the political realm and not criminalize disagreements. This has historically been the downfall of third world countries as they attempt to move from totalitarianism or despotism to a more democratic form of government. I
And Jimmy entered the temple and invited in all who sold and bought in the temple, and he set up the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of politics,’ but you make it a den of rich
  Nine years ago the US Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by noted Second Amendment authority John Paul Stevens, eviscerated the “takings” clause of the Fifth Amendment. That decision, Kelo v. City of New London, essentially eliminated property rights so long as someone more po
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