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28 Nov 2014, 6:01 pm

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28 Nov 2014, 5:38 pm

(John Hinderaker)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave a speech in Istanbul yesterday that included a crazed denunciation of the West: “The only condition to overcome the crisis in the Islamic world is unity, solidarity and alliance,” he said. “Believe me, we can resolve

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Thankless work.

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The American Spectator

‘Hands Up, Don't Shoot’: An Ignoble Lie for the Ages

We never met Michael Brown. Meeting the people who knew him makes us feel as though we had and yet relieved that we hadn’t. Brown’s mother, 34-year-old Leslie McSpadden, allegedly led a party of twenty-to-thirty people who bum-rushed Michael Brown’s paternal step-grandmother in Oc

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Larry Thornberry and I have both annoyed an Australian leftist academic with our respective commentary on the events in Ferguson.  Binoy Kampmark, who teaches at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, wrote a piece "analyzing" conservative commentary in the wake of the grand jury's decis
I just read Howard Kurtz's piece at FNC decrying the New York Times decision to print Darren Wilson's address. Kurtz doesn't conclude the NYT did this intentionally, but that they owe Wilson an apology.  An apology is the tip of the iceberg. You cannot tell me this wasn't done on purpose.


27 Nov 2014, 12:05 am

ThursdayThanksgiving Day. Here I am in beautiful downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The sky is speckled with clouds and the town is beautiful, It has been a terrible few days. Two days ago was my 70th birthday, and wow, was I sick. Food poisoning? Intestinal flu? Who knows but it was HORRIBLE. Pl

The Federalist

Everything You Need To Know About Winning A Thanksgiving Argument

This one cool trick will guarantee that you win every Thanksgiving political argument with your family.

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Cook's Illustrated founder Christopher Kimball believes food isn't art. Here's how his views have prevailed in a world of food porn.
If the media want to do a better job next time—and that's a big "if"—here are five rules they ought to have followed in Ferguson.
The question about Chuck Hagel isn't why he's leaving. It's why he was appointed in the first place if President Obama had no intention of listening to him.

The Washington Free Beacon

Super-Conservative

Everyone knows Dean Cain as Superman, or at least a Superman. But if you ask him about politics you quickly forget that. In 1993, Cain was announced as the man who would play Clark Kent and his alter-ego, Superman, in the ABC Series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The show was wel

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28 Nov 2014, 4:00 am

Scene: A pistol defies gravity, rising from the ground into a waiting hand. Emptied shell casings return to the chamber of the gun. Is a supernatural force at work? Not at all: Time is being reversed. We are seeing the consequences of actions before their causes. Scene: A man is being pursued in a
Following the misadventures of Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Dale (Charlie Day) in the misanthropic Horrible Bosses—a film in which, Strangers on a Train-style, the protagonists decide to kill each other’s employers—Nick, Kurt, and Dale are now the bosses.


28 Nov 2014, 4:00 am

It’s Black Friday. Perhaps you are reading this at five in the morning on your smart phone, standing in line for a deal on a Dyson vacuum cleaner or a new TV. (I may be in line with you: I’ve got my eye on a new fridge.) As the holiday shopping season begins, here are some ...

Big Government

62-Year-Old Mickey Rourke Returns to Boxing, Strips Down to Underwear for Weigh-In

Actor and retired boxer Mickey Rourke, 62-years-old, is reportedly making his way back into the ring after a 20-year hiatus.  Rourke, who will spar with 29-year-old professional boxer Elliott Seymour for five rounds in Moscow on Friday, stripped down to his baby blue boxer briefs, showing off

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Casual Star Wars fans and dedicated convention attendees alike were united Friday with enthusiasm after a trailer for the latest installment of the popular franchise was released. Packed with suspenseful music, storm troopers, and new and unusual vehicles, the sneak peek leaves much to be desired
The Palestinian Authorities’ official TV channel has heroized two Palestinian terrorists who are responsible for the brutal murder of five people in a Jerusalem synagogue. The broadcast was uncovered and translated by Palestinian Media Watch. The news anchor said that the terror attack was &
The mayor of Kenema, Sierra Leone has condemned Ebola Burial Team workers for using the corpses of Ebola victims to protest their lack of payment. The protesters, who have not yet received their salaries for two months, publicly displayed the dead bodies they work with in the city. “This was

American Thinker

One's Politics Determines One's Conspiracy Theories

The basic (political) idea is that conspiracy theories fire people up; whereas conspiracy-theory skepticism subdues them.

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Something big is happening in the Democratic Party – something that bodes well for conservatives.
Liberal politics, not people, matter to our evil media.
Nobody has produced one shred of evidence that STEM fields are more sexualized than fields with large numbers of women.

Heritage Foundation

Daily Signal Story Inspires Social Media Action to Mend This Iraqi Boy Wounded in ISIS Attack

Ali Albayati, a neurologist in Iraq, learned of a little boy wounded in deadly bombings by ISIS terrorists the old-fashioned way: through a written story.... Read More The post Daily Signal Story Inspires Social Media Action to Mend This Iraqi Boy Wounded in ISIS Attack appeared first on Daily Sign

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This week was supposed to be a celebration of thanks and Americana. However, a grand jury decision in Ferguson shifted the nation’s focus to Ferguson,... Read More The post 21 Photos Recap This Week’s News appeared first on Daily Signal.
I listened to progressive leaders for a full day last week—and learned they’ve got no new ideas to offer. The speakers at the 2014 Policy... Read More The post Progressives Seem Unaware the Election Results Proved Their Policies Aren’t Popular appeared first on Daily Signal.
No good deed goes unpunished. Or at least, such was the case earlier this month when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Gunnison... Read More The post How the Government’s Decision to Declare This Species Threatened May Hurt Its Survival appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

The Gruberization of Environmental Policies

Accumulation of fraudulent EPA regulations impacts energy, economy, jobs, families and health

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Sometimes, those attacking America seem to understand our economy and the source of our power better than we do ourselves. Terrorists plot big, jarring attacks, in part hoping the spin off effects will cascade throughout our economy, pyramiding the ultimate costs.
Castros agents had targeted Macys, Gimbels, Bloomingdales, and Manhattans Grand Central Station with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT.
There is little hope for progress on the crony capitalist front with Boehner and McConnell in power. But the alternatives (for the time being) are Pelosi and Reid 2 crony capitalists of the highest order. So what are we to do?

The Corner

Thoughts on the P5+1 Negotiations with Tehran

The November 24 deadline came and went for an agreement between the powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran; on that date, they managed only to extend the existing interim deal for another seven months. The ayatollah crowed and U.S. senators stewed. Looking beyond these responses, the current

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27 Nov 2014, 1:36 pm

This Thanksgiving, spare a thought for Robert Griffin III, who at just 24 seems to have reached the end of his career with the Redskins and may be washed up as an NFL quarterback. An impossibly promising rookie, a guy born to be a franchise QB (and, I’ve always suspected, a secret conservativ


27 Nov 2014, 7:49 am

Here’s a huge roundup of Thanksgiving links, including (without limitation) Christopher Walken and John Madden’s video of The First Thanksgiving, Ben Franklin’s account, calculating how much stuffing it would take to stuff your whole house (or the Empire State Building o


26 Nov 2014, 10:46 pm

The New Yorker has a (very) lengthy — and largely admiring — article by George Packer on Angela Merkel.  It’s well worth reading by anyone interested in either modern Germany or, for that matter, the modern Europe in which she is probably the most powerful political figu

Red State

On Any Black Friday, #WalMartStrikers Could Be Replaced—Permanently.

By the time you read this, the post-Thanksgiving shopping day known as "Black Friday" will largely be over. However, among the fights over Barbie dolls and home theater systems, in The post On Any Black Friday, #WalMartStrikers Could Be Replaced—Permanently. appeared first on RedState.

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The story is making the rounds that Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is the front runner to replace outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson The post Obama trolls GOP on SecDef nomination appeared first on RedState.
Joan Walsh, one of the biggest beacons of White Guilt on the Internet, has released her "reflection" of 2014, and looks back at what she calls her "mistakes" (which, oddly, The post Joan Walsh’s refusal to understand why Democrats lost appeared first on RedState.


28 Nov 2014, 10:00 am

For her entire political career Hillary Clinton has received kid glove treatment by the press. From her time at Rose Law when she made $100,000 in a matter of a The post Hillary Clinton: Rock Star appeared first on RedState.
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