Time: The West is losing Cold War II

24 Jul 2014, 11:01 am

"Western leaders find themselves scolding him one minute while pleading with him the next."

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(Paul Mirengoff)Sean Davis, a former congressional staffer, examines the claim that the provision in Obamacare limiting subsidies to those participating in state exchanges was the product of “drafting error.” He finds it laughable. I discussed what a legislative drafting error looks like

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"Like a fish on shore gulping for air."

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Ashe Schow Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother of two sentenced to death for leaving Islam, has left Sudan, according to the BBC. Ibrahim and her family arrived in Italy early Thursday morning, where Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi -- who arranged the flight -- greeted them. “Today is a

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The American Spectator

Planned Parenthood Tells Young Girl to Experiment With Getting 'Spanked, Whipped, or Hit'

Whenever conservatives talk about defunding Planned Parenthood, the left points out that the women's "health" business also provides a number of important services other than abortions. Pro-life group Live Action recently released a video that showed a Planned Parenthood employee providing one of t

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24 Jul 2014, 8:27 am

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The news has been filled with their stories—children just seven or nine or eleven years old, on their own, faced with the impossible, braving death under a hot sun, with nothing but their wits to tell them when to roll down the window. You thought I was talking about the child migrants? No, I
Former Chief of Staff for the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), Edward Kleinbard, writing in the Wall Street Journal, argues that “tax inversions must be stopped now.” Kleinbard may understand taxes but like so many on the left has a weak grasp on economics and on the pro

The Federalist

Vin Scully And The Soul Of The Crowd

Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully may be a celebrity, but it seems he has always wanted to be a part of us.

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Cult group uses "baptism" water ceremony to indoctrinate children
We need less of the bear prowling around with donors and props and more of the bear listening to the concerns of Americans who are disappointed with him.
Are educators worth more money? Let’s free them from union constraints and find out

The Washington Free Beacon

Duke Gives Muslim ‘Holocaust Inversion’ Professor $3M Gig

Duke University has installed as the new director of its $3 million Islamic Studies Center a controversial Iranian-American professor whose scholarship has come under fire for anti-Israel bias and who once used a picture of dead Jews in Nazi death camps to illustrate his writing on the Palestinians.

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President Obama was in the Bay Area for a couple of fundraisers on Wednesday, but there are signs that Democratic donors are growing weary of the president’s fundraising, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
A new CNN poll shows that the number of people hurt by Obamacare is double the number of people who were helped by the legislation.
A Fox News poll released Wednesday found that most voters think the Obama administration is incompetent at managing the government.

Big Government

New York Times Writer Challenges Others to 'Ruthlessly ... Stamp Out' Christian Beliefs

Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly. — Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 24, 2014 -- The New York Times Josh Barro is openly calling for what he defines as "anti-gay attitudes" to be "stamp[ed] o

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Governor Rick Perry is asking President Barack Obama to foot the bill for Texas National Guard operations on the U.S.-Mexico border. But Perry will go it alone if Obama says no, funding the entire operation out of Texas coffers. Perry has deployed 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the
Hunter Pence saved the Phillie Phanatic. Then he saved the Giants. The right fielder heroically performed mouth-to-snout resuscitation on the 35-year-old mascot listed as hailing from the Galapagos Islands but rumored to come from outer space. The fat phat Phillie Phanatic collapsed after attempt
At long last, Meriam Ibrahim - the Christian woman sentenced to death for "apostasy" in Sudan, and forced to give birth to her second child while chained to a wall - has escaped the clutches of what passes for the Sudanese legal system, and arrived in Rome en route to the United States, as reported

American Thinker

We Sent Back Elian

No compunction about expelling a child back to horrible conditions in the case of Elian Gonzales.

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Imagine if Afghanistan weren’t in Afghanistan. Imagine if it was on your front porch.
Are American businesses supposed to lie down and play dead while the Obama administration strips them of their profits, places them at a disadvantage to foreign competitors, and drives them into bankruptcy?

24 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

The term "refugee" has a specific definition.  It does not apply to the sometimes 24-year-old, sometimes accompanied "unaccompanied minors" at our southern border.

Heritage Foundation

China: Free Trade Zone Fumbles Reform

Last October, China debuted the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ). Chinese officials hoped to attract foreign investment into Shanghai’s Pudong district with a free flow... Read More The post China: Free Trade Zone Fumbles Reform appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The U.S. House Financial Services Committee presents an excellent case for why the 2010 Dodd-Frank law has not lessened the possibility that taxpayers will be... Read More The post House Highlights Dodd-Frank Deficiencies appeared first on Daily Signal.
A new survey suggests that the vast majority of workers consider retirement their own responsibility. The LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute reports that 78 percent of... Read More The post The Government Should Let Americans Control More of Their Retirement Savings appeared first on Daily Signal.
Sen.Marco Rubio, R-Fla., warned in a speech Wednesday that there was a “growing intolerance” toward those who support traditional marriage. Speaking at the Catholic University... Read More The post Rubio: Traditional Marriage Supporters Face ‘Growing Intolerance’ appeared fi


What Did He Know, and...

During the Senate hearings into what had already become known as "Watergate," the leading Republican on the panel, Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee asked of witnesses "What did the President know and when did he know it?"

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23 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

In the Georgia Republican runoff this week, David Perdue won the right to represent Republicans in the general election this fall. His win has placed the final piece of the puzzle for the political landscape this season in Georgia. With less than four months until the fall election, not a minute can
The fight against Obamacare is the Stamp Act, the Penny Tax on tea, the Powder Alarms of today. This is the same existential threat that faced our grandparents. And what happens tomorrow is largely up to you.

23 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

?In the movie "Grosse Pointe Blank," one professional killer is protecting a target from another professional killer when he says the other hitman is either in love with the purported victim’s daughter “or he has a newfound respect for life.” It’s a comedy (and a good one), s

The Corner

Virginia Tech Professor Compares Israel to ISIS

A Virginia Tech professor recently compared Israel to the Sunni radical group ISIS. English professor Steven Salaita tweeted Tuesday: #Israel and #ISIS are but two prongs of the same violent ethnonationalism. — Steven Salaita (@stevesalaita) July 22, 2014   Salaita continued to ex

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24 Jul 2014, 10:58 am

What appears to be a rather horrifically botched execution in Arizona should give additional pause to those (me included) who continue to support the death penalty. This and other significant problems with lethal injection — including the growing evidence that it probably isn’t anywhere
Mariam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother who was condemned to death for apostasy — once released from prison, then recaptured — has arrived in Italy today. And she and her family have been blessed by Pope Francis: Pope Francis has said that there are more Christians persecuted today

Red State

The case against an Unconditional Basic Income

An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it. –Sir Isaac Newton Many moons ago with I was a mid-grade infantry captain in the US Army I was selected for an assignment as an investigator with the Department of the Army Inspector General’s office at th

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A divided panel of the DC Circuit this morning handed down its long-awaited decision in Halbig v Burwell, holding 2-1 that Obamacare does not provide subsidies for purchases of insurance on the federal Healthcare.gov exchange, and that the individual mandate does not apply in states that have not e
Airfare is getting more expensive. The Transportation Security Administration is raising security fees. Fox News has a report on it. But in the interests of intellectual honesty, we here on a Republican site and I, a formerly elected Republican official, do need to point out that the American publi
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the opening salvos fired in the 2016 GOP primary, Rick Perry's makeover and who the GOP dark horse may be. The post Rick Perry vs. Rand Paul and the Start of the 2016 GOP Primary appeared first on RedState.