About those new Lois Lerner emails

30 Jul 2014, 11:10 pm

(Paul Mirengoff)It didn’t require nasty emails from Lois Lerner to establish that the IRS targeted conservative groups for harassment. The numerical disparity in the IRS’s treatment of conservative vs. liberal groups makes the case. 107 conservative groups were scrutinized. They were ask

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(Paul Mirengoff)Caroline Glick makes a persuasive case that under President Obama, America has switched sides in the Middle East. It has switched, that is, from Israel’s side to that of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. You could argue that Obama has switched sides twice. First, during the fai

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30 Jul 2014, 9:41 pm

Fever.

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(John Hinderaker)This video is a nice, four-minute summary of some of the basics of the global warming debate. It was shot at the Heartland Institute’s 9th International Conference on Climate Change, between July 7 and July 9. If you have followed the science closely, you won’t learn any

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The American Spectator

Israel Isn't Alone in Disliking Kerry's Ceasefire Proposal

Lucy Schouten tells us that Israel did not like Secretary of State John Kerry’s ceasefire proposal and made no secret of their displeasure. Well, no kidding. By my count, there have been at least five ceasefires all of which Hamas has broken. The difference between the other negotiated ceasef

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30 Jul 2014, 10:17 am

Over at NRO this morning is a lengthy, clear-as-a-bell article by Andrew McCarthy on impeachment. A few weeks back in this space I reviewed Andy’s superb book Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment.  Amidst a flurry of controversy, with Democrats t
What’s life without a little mystery? Three giant holes have suddenly appeared in the wastes of Siberia. The first emerged a couple weeks ago, a crater leading down a funnel to an icy lake below, its diameter nearly 262 feet. That prompted an inconclusive investigation. Now two more holes hav
As Larry Thornberry informed us last night, Vin Scully will be broadcasting Dodger games in 2015. As Larry noted, the announcement was made by Dodger players Hyun-Jin Ryu in Korean, Yasiel Puig in Spanish and Justin Turner in English in between innings of last night's Dodgers-Braves game. It will b

The Federalist

The ‘Myths’ Of Gaza

Are "Jewish leaders" misleading the public about the conflict? Hardly.

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Estimates say 150,00 to 200,000 girls in the United States are at risk of being forced into genital mutilation, and that number is set to rise.
Either the Federal Reserve keeps printing money to inflate away the U.S. government’s debt, or the Fed raises rates and the U.S. budget deficit skyrockets.
The University of Texas still discriminates against white and Asian students in admissions because of race. A pending lawsuit could change that.

The Washington Free Beacon

Big Eddie to Obama: ‘Bring It From Your Loins’

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Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, claims that terrorist attacks and abductions are not a "rights violation" so long as they only target soldiers.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has the support of a New York-based sex shop, whose owners insist she is a “valid candidate.” Gerrie Blum and Mitch Kessler, the owners of ASWGT, Inc., or Adam and Gillian’s Sensual Whips and Toys, donated $40 to Davis’s campaig

Big Government

Oklahoma AG Adds Jonathan Gruber's Subsidies Comments as Evidence in Obamacare Challenge

Wednesday, the State of Oklahoma filed a motion to inform a federal judge of “newly-discovered facts” in the state’s challenge of Obamacare. These new facts were two audio tapes of Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare Architect, stating that Obamacare subsidies are tied only to the exi

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The language of the legislation that House GOP leadership will offer a vote on to win over conservatives on a border crisis bill contains significant differences from language Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a couple weeks ago. The original Cruz-Blackburn legis
On Wednesday, Fox News anchor Sean Hannity strongly responded to “D-List actor better known for his failed marriage to Katy Perry” Russell Brand for comparing Hannity to terrorists and defending Hamas.  “Ouch. I feel so bad Russell doesn't like my style of interviewing,&rdqu
Political commentator and columnist Pat Buchanan said that granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants is President Barack Obama’s way of fulfilling his promise to transform America.  “I think something like this is coming...I think he's exactly the guy to do it because he

American Thinker

More Than a Republican

There's another Senate race in Tennessee that deserves some scrutiny.

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The plan is simple: kick out hard working Asians, many of whom are below the poverty line, from the city's academically elite high schools, and replace them with blacks and Hispanics
Conservatives should look back not with pining, grieving nostalgia but with gratitude and a quest for guidance.
Mr. Obama’s appalling joke-telling immediately after comments on deeply-serious events has disconcerted almost everyone on the right and growing numbers in the liberal media and the left. 

Heritage Foundation

Lawmakers Ponder Ways to ‘Get Politics Out of the IRS’

Could the IRS be governed by multiple commissioners? Some lawmakers hope so. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yesterday heard pitches for proposed reforms... Read More The post Lawmakers Ponder Ways to ‘Get Politics Out of the IRS’ appeared first on Daily Signal.

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Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., introduced The Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act Monday to address mounting concern surrounding what some call the policy’s apparent facilitation of... Read More The post Legislation Introduced to Curb Civil Forfeiture’s ‘Perverse’ Incentives appea
The House Ways and Means Committee today released emails from Lois Lerner, former head of the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt organizations division, in which she... Read More The post In IRS Emails, Lois Lerner Calls Conservatives ‘Crazies’ and … Worse appeared first
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Labor activists continue to press a school district in Oakland, Calif., to teach that a notorious cop killer, Mumia... Read More The post Megyn Kelly ‘Sets Record Straight’ on Comparing Cop Killer to MLK appeared first on Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

Was the Temple Mount Not the Site of Solomon’s Temple?

As conflict rages in Gaza, and anti-Semitic riots erupt in European cities, something is happening deep within Jerusalem that could change the course of history.

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30 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

Yesterday, the rally faded quickly as Europe ratcheted up sanctions against Russia, with America following suit. Make no mistake, this is a high-stakes gambit; there is no guarantee it works, or how long it would take Russia to cry, “Uncle.”


30 Jul 2014, 11:01 pm

The Obama administration often denies any responsibility for the current global chaos or claims that it erupted spontaneously. Yet most of the mess was caused by, or made worse by, growing U.S. indifference and paralysis.
The article's "global warming" slant is of course ridiculous. Yet, the article does expose the hypocrisy of the Obama administration on that subject.

The Corner

WH Responds to Boehner Lawsuit by Promising Immigration Executive Order

White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer responded to the House vote to sue President Obama for abusing his executive authority by announcing another executive order. Pfeiffer also promised that Obama would take unilateral action on immigration. “The President is not going to back away from

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On Wednesday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said that Democrats will come to rue their response to President Obama’s executive overreach. “The president’s job is not, as the president says, to help people — that’s his interpretation of what he does
Why are top Republicans so determined to cut themselves off at the knees? The GOP believes it has a problem: President Obama calculates that it helps him and hurts Republicans to claim, falsely, that Republicans are about to impeach him, so that is what Democrats are doing. As I argued before &mda
I thoroughly enjoyed Charles C.W. Cooke’s piece today about liberal nerd-worship. This part is spot-on: The pose is, of course, little more than a ruse — our professional “nerds” being, like Mrs. Doubtfire, stereotypical facsimiles of the real thing. They have the patois b

Red State

Venezuela demonstrates the nadir of American power

It should have been a pretty straightforward case. Retired Venezeulan general Hugo Carvajal, who was a close confidant of the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and head of Venezuela’s intelligence service, was indicted in Miami on federal charges of drug trafficking. Via the Wall Street Jo

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Poor ol’ Wendy Davis. She wore her pink sneakers and filibustered pro-life legislation. The media made her a national hero for kid killers. And they she had to do something besides look pretty and filibuster. It all started falling apart. Turns out she claimed in court she had mental health i
A U.N. school in Gaza was recently hit by some Israeli shells. It appears to be the result of the IDF aiming for some Hamas forces nearby. Unsurprisingly, the White House was among the first in line to condemn Israel for this. An Associated Press release reports: The White House condemned the shell
Let’s say that I had some oversight authority over liberal groups or individuals. Or that I could do things to make life more difficult for those groups. And let’s say that I wrote the right-wing equivalent of what Lois Lerner wrote about conservatives (according to her, we’re app
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