In Defense of Liberal Arts

31 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

Poor liberal arts. People don’t esteem the term—or its cousin, “liberal education”—very much these days, it seems. Evaluating the success or failure of an education now requires measurable outcomes, such as test scores or post-college employment. Learning is, more and

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Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers kill kids rushing to become adults. Is it too much to ask of the ghoulish trio to apply their talents toward adults rushing to become kids? The grownups who have decimated the ranks of trick-or-treaters by aborting 10 million of them in the last dec

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In 1910, with Prussian militarism apparently the greatest looming threat to the British Empire and Western civilization, G. K. Chesterton published a novel, The Flying Inn, in which he argued the longest-lasting threat was Islam, and its attractiveness to a certain type of liberal mind. In the stor

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Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers kill kids rushing to become adults. Is it too much to ask of the ghoulish trio to apply their talents toward adults rushing to become kids? The grownups who have decimated the ranks of trick-or-treaters by aborting 10 million of them in the last dec

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The American Spectator

The Growing Halloween Depravity of Grownups

Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers kill kids rushing to become adults. Is it too much to ask of the ghoulish trio to apply their talents toward adults rushing to become kids? The grownups who have decimated the ranks of trick-or-treaters by aborting 10 million of them in the last dec

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31 Oct 2014, 3:00 am

Adapted from remarks delivered on October 29 at a forum at Indiana University marking the 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater’s presidential run. Nineteen sixty-four was billed then and for years to come as the end of that era’s sudden political monstrosity, American conservatism. For y
Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers kill kids rushing to become adults. Is it too much to ask of the ghoulish trio to apply their talents toward adults rushing to become kids? The grownups who have decimated the ranks of trick-or-treaters by aborting 10 million of them in the last dec
Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers kill kids rushing to become adults. Is it too much to ask of the ghoulish trio to apply their talents toward adults rushing to become kids? The grownups who have decimated the ranks of trick-or-treaters by aborting 10 million of them in the last dec

The Federalist

If You Strike Bill Maher Down, He Shall Become More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine

The best way to deal with a bully is to beat him on his own ground. In Maher’s case, that means to let him speak, and to beat him in debate.

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Jews are buying houses in Jerusalem. Call an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council, pronto!
Call it chivalry or just plain manners, but men and women previously had a better framework for acceptable behavior, on and off the streets.
To all the people fulminating about that catcall video: have you never been to New York City before?

The Washington Free Beacon

Rep. Bill Cassidy Slams Landrieu For ‘Insulting’ Louisiana Voters

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Kansas millionaire Greg Orman is relying on Democratic campaign firms to guide his independent run for the U.S. Senate.

Big Government

Madison Bumgarner and the American Way

Fans tuning-in to Game Seven of the World Series witnessed an astronomical phenomenon as much as a sporting event. Madison Bumgarner, who won two games, saved the finale, and boasted a .43 earned-run average against the Kansas City Royals, became before America’s eyes a star so blinding that

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Columnist Charles Krauthammer remarked that Ebola czar Ron Klain was “in self-quarantine” on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. “Remember, the cure for all this, for the contradictory messaging, the over-promising, the protocols th
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The Huffington Post hasn’t apologized for the brazen error, but the left-wing outlet’s Sabrina Siddiqui struck former Sen. Scott Brown with an inaccurate story on Thursday night that her editors have since drastically scaled back. The hit piece was bas
USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers argued that the White House “probably” knows which official referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickensh*t,” and that this individual is “a pretty senior person” on Thursday’s “Hannity&rdquo

American Thinker

'Vote-Shaming': An Effective Leftist Strategy

Rush Limbaugh is wrong about leftists' "vote-shaming" efforts being a "desperation" tactic.  It's statistically proven to be effective.

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With the burgeoning host of diseases now entering the U.S., courtesy of Barack Hussein Obama, a witch’s brew of problems faces the blood supply quality
 Libya is today a dangerous place and a chaotic society with continual fighting among Islamist terrorists, Arab nationalists, and a host of regional militias.


30 Oct 2014, 12:00 am

Because of the arrogance of information and the glut on “experts,” we can no longer read with charity, with curiosity, only with suspicion.

Heritage Foundation

School Issues ‘No Trespass Order’ on Iraq Veteran Who Questioned Daughter’s Homework Assignment on Islam

An Iraq veteran was banned from his daughter’s high school after objecting to a required homework assignment about Islam. Kevin Wood, father of an 11th-grader... Read More The post School Issues ‘No Trespass Order’ on Iraq Veteran Who Questioned Daughter’s Homework Assignmen

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A long-awaited report from the Department of Justice’s inspector general sharply criticizes U.S. law enforcement officials for allowing a grenade trafficker for vicious Mexican drug cartels to... Read More The post US Lawmen Allowed Drug Cartels’ Grenade Trafficker to Move Fre
In a sign that Republican efforts to target the youth vote is paying off, a new poll finds a majority of young Americans who intend... Read More The post Poll Shows Young Voters Switching Allegiance From Democrats to GOP appeared first on Daily Signal.
Hopes for repeal of  Obamacare by a Republican-controlled Senate dimmed a week before the crucial midterm elections with surprising words from the man who likely... Read More The post Senate’s No. 1 Republican Explains Why a GOP-Controlled Senate Doesn’t Mean Repeal of Obamacare ap

Townhall.com

Putin Sells Guns while Obama Goes Golfing

Putin has done a fairly decent job of rejuvenating Russias lagging arms sales business. But Putin isnt exactly concerned with revenue Or value. Hes a whole lot more concerned with how Russias arms transactions position in geo-political relations.

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In a topsy-turvy world, there are still some things Americans can count on. One is their favorite college football team's annual fall clash with an arch-nemesis rival. To name just a few, there is Army-Navy, Alabama-Auburn, Ohio State-Michigan, and what was long ago dubbed "The World's Largest Outdo


30 Oct 2014, 11:01 pm

Thomas Miller, from Breitling Energy and Powering America Radio, joined the show to talk to John about oil prices hitting bottom:
In the summer of 2009, U.S. Marines pushed into Afghanistan's Helmand province to begin the new offensive that President Obama had ordered based on the model of the President Bush's Iraq strategy of nation-building and counter-insurgency (COIN).

The Corner

Will's Take: Contra Eric Holder, Potential for Voter Fraud Is Real

Responding to a recent study in the academic journal Electoral Studies, which concludes that 1.2 million non-citizens voted in 2008, columnist George Will noted: 1.2 million is a lot of votes considering we had a presidential election turn on 547 Florida, votes and the sixtieth vote in the Senate

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The Russian warplanes intercepted Thursday by NATO in the North Sea are Russian president Vladimir Putin’s objective, “which is to say that the Cold War settlement of 1992 is dead,” says Charles Krauthammer. “In that settlement it was understood that Eastern Europe was no


30 Oct 2014, 5:23 pm

Tom Menino, one of the longest-tenured big-city mayors in America, died this morning at 71. For an overview of the man and the politician, there’s no better resource today than the Boston Globe’s obituary, which you can read here. Menino was a Democrat, and not even a conservative one a


30 Oct 2014, 4:26 pm

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has a problem with self-control. It’s time the blustery governor takes a chill pill, stops trying to act like some character from The Sopranos, and learns how to act like an adult instead of like an over-amped adolescent trying to prove h

Red State

95 Theses

Happy Reformation Day y'all #SemperReformanda #PartyLikeIts1517A photo posted by Jonathan Catanzaro (@joncat) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:20pm PDT Yesterday, as a friend noted, we learned how the media would cover The post 95 Theses appeared first on RedState.

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Why then, this is Hell: nor is the Staten Island Advance out of it. There are, on occasion, electoral races in which both candidates are of high quality and high The post Staten Island Advance endorses… Michael Grimm (R, New York-11). appeared first on RedState.
On Thursday, Louisiana's Republican Governor Bobby Jindal joined Governor Nikki Haley on a Get Out To Vote bus tour through South Carolina. After speaking to a sizable crowd at one The post GOP Governors Haley (SC) & Jindal (LA) On The Importance Of Voting In This Election #GOTV appeared first
We come at last to the home stretch, and that means it's time to consider again what the polls mean, what they can tell us, and what they can't. The The post Senate Breakers Report October 30, 2014 appeared first on RedState.
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