Study: Law banning cell phones while driving doesn’t reduce accident rate

25 Jul 2014, 6:41 pm

Most Americans admit to being fry-dipping, cell-phone-gossiping, mascara-applying distracted drivers. A 2011 poll, reported in USA Today, showed 86 percent ...

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The American Spectator

Why Abortion Will Never Be Mainstream

In 1996, President Bill Clinton stated that "abortion should not only be safe and legal, it should be rare." The far left has since changed its tone with a campaign to normalize and de-stigmatize abortions. The new website, founded by Emily Letts, the woman known for posting a video of

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Smoking is healthier than fascism. The aphorism’s latest affirmation comes via the death of a seller of cigarette singles at the hands of New York City police officers. “Are you serious?” Eric Garner asked the approaching New York City cops. “I didn’t do nothing. What
They call it the “Texas Miracle,” though California doesn’t think there’s anything heavenly about it. Texas’s economic boom, driven by low taxes and a business-friendly regulatory climate under the cocksure leadership of Governor Rick Perry, is the envy of the rest of
A search for the good guys and bad guys of Iraq commenced during a hearing in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs with representatives from the Departments of State and Defense on Wednesday. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was the first "bad guy," in the view of Congress. A few representatives ar

The Federalist

How Vodka Conquered America

How did vodka conquer America? Neal Dewing interviews author Vic Matus about vodka's rise to become America’s top-selling spirit.

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One of Obamacare's architects was caught off message this week. Way off message. Defenders didn't handle it so well.
Obamacare isn't the only major typo in American history. We did some digging and found 5 more typos in landmark laws.
Does Earth-2 Jonathan Gruber also love birds?

The Washington Free Beacon

Paul Ryan: Safety Net Necessary for Upward Mobility

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is calling for a new vision of the social safety net that would give struggling Americans a hand up during tough economic times.

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Former Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas) said it was “too early to tell” whether his fervent support for the Kremlin will hurt his son Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) potential 2016 presidential candidacy, BuzzFeed reported on Friday.
Nearly half of the contractors with access to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) online data network do not have a required security clearance, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS). White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned S

Big Government

Kim Kardashian Celebrity App Nets Big Bucks for Game Manufacturer

Adam Carolla recently proclaimed Kim Kardashian to be both talent-free and a shrewd business woman. Here's one more reason to admires her entrepreneurial chops. A new app dubbed Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is estimated to gross $200 million in annual revenue, and it's ranking high in app stores, acc

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A California charter school chain threatened by the Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) with closing may have two of its schools saved in court, as concurrently parents protested in front of a downtown Los Angeles courthouse. Standing near a crowd of protesters chanting, “Save o
An Oakland mother who allegedly left two of her children in a hot car outside a casino while she gambled was arraigned on two counts of misdemeanor child endangerment on Thursday. According to a police affidavit, the woman outright ignored two police officers who had entered the casino with one of
"What happened is y'all didn't vote. And that's when all kinds of ... stuff happened," said President Barack Obama to a crowd of his Democratic donors in Los Angeles. This is not the first time the president has lashed out at his Democratic constituents. Obama's remarks in LA on Wednesday, mirrore

American Thinker

Five Fatal Flaws of Solar Energy

Collecting solar energy will never play more than a minor and very expensive role in supplying grid power.  Here's why.

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An encyclopedia would be required to list all the examples of executive and governmental agency overreach.
How many millennials realize they are the lost generation, Barack Obama’s political cannon fodder, used-up in the battle to fundamentally change America?

25 Jul 2014, 12:00 am

The situation in the Mideast is not at all what most commentators take it to be -- but it is generally encouraging for Israel.

Heritage Foundation

New York Times Writer Wants to ‘Ruthlessly’ Stamp Out ‘Anti-LGBT’ Attitudes

Josh Barro, a writer for The New York Times, wants to stamp out what he considers to be “anti-LGBT” attitudes from communities “ruthlessly.” Barro was... Read More The post New York Times Writer Wants to ‘Ruthlessly’ Stamp Out ‘Anti-LGBT’ Attitudes ap

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On Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., outlined plans to reform welfare and fight poverty. Ryan’s policies are well... Read More The post Paul Ryan’s New Anti-Poverty Plan Should Take Work and Marriage Seriously appeared first on
While the Export-Import Bank struggles to find reasons to justify its reauthorization, some have begun claiming that the U.S. nuclear industry needs Ex-Im to compete... Read More The post Reform, Not Ex-Im, Is the Key to American Nuclear Competitiveness appeared first on Daily Signal.
U.S. employment growth has recently accelerated, and the Federal Reserve is winding down its program of buying U.S. Treasuries with expectations of raising interest rates... Read More The post Why Are U.S. Interest Rates Falling? Thank the Chinese appeared first on Daily Signal.

Like a Hotel Burglar . . .

Our president and his crew of Great Minds have managed to "reset" relations with Russia, all right -- all the way back to Cold War times.

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25 Jul 2014, 12:30 pm

Russian president Vladimir “Teflon” Putin is on a roll—or so we’re led to believe by the media. The Russian president combines the slick machismo of James Bond, the cojones of George Patton and the craftiness of Cardinal Richelieu.

25 Jul 2014, 8:30 am

Just the other day when I was home in Dunn, a woman standing in the checkout line told me that she felt as though she had less money in her pocket.
Biden joked that he wished he had a Republican kid, so someone would be able to pay for his retirement… I’m glad to see Joe is starting to be honest about how Social Security really works.

The Corner

Canadian Music Festival Bans Native American Headdresses

Anti-Redskins mania has moved north of the border. Bass Coast, a music festival in Canada’s British Columbia that will take place August 1–4, has banned attendees from wearing “feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them.” Per a statement on its website: W

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25 Jul 2014, 5:00 pm

Over at First Things, Pete Spiliakos, who also blogs at NRO’s very own Postmodern Conservative, turns to the topic of bad-faith open borders. Spiliakos suggests that a workable course of immigration reform would include the following: “making sure that internal immigration enf
Reuters: BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behavior in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector. The sanctions on access to capital markets, arms a
In today’s New York Post, I write about how the horrors of MH17 aren’t some freak event—in fact, such violence against the innocent is highly characteristic of Russia under Putin and his predecessors. Reading the horrifying details of the crash and its aftermath, my mind wandered

Red State

Halbig’s Critics Hoist By Their Own Petards

This has not been a good week for defenders of Obamacare and their scorn for the legal arguments challenging whether the statute provides subdsidies for buyers of health insurance policies on the federal exchange. On Monday, a divided panel of the DC Circuit ruled in Halbig v Burwell

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While we’re all having a good time with the concentrated stupidity of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber (who allegedly holds some sort of advanced degree from a major institution) claiming he repeatedly made “verbal typos” when clearly stating that only state-run exchanges would
Via today comes this truly astounding article that purports to leave the question of whether Hamas is using human shields in Gaza up in the air. The opening four paragraphs here set the stage for the accusation that Israel is using the “human shield” argument as a PR ploy of que
Dear God but the Left is going to hate that term by the time we're done with it. The post Another 2012 Jonathan Gruber ‘speak-o,’ apparently. #obamacare appeared first on RedState.

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