Why Inequality Doesn’t Matter

23 Apr 2014, 11:39 am

If you’re not an economist, you may know inequality of outcome by another term: life.

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Ashe Schow Saudi Arabian traditionalists staged a protest last week against what they call "Westernizing" reforms - including potentially allowing girls to participate in sports classes. Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, a consultative assembly that proposes laws to the king, consid

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23 Apr 2014, 10:36 am

The greatest writer of English, almost certainly the greatest writer of any language, was born 450 years ago today in John Shakespeare's home on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon. Mother Mary Arden Shakespeare and child did fine. The world is so much the better for this blessed event. William Sh

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The American Spectator

Happy Birthday Bill

The greatest writer of English, almost certainly the greatest writer of any language, was born 450 years ago today in John Shakespeare's home on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon. Mother Mary Arden Shakespeare and child did fine. The world is so much the better for this blessed event. William Sh

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President Obama has taken executive power to a new level with his ongoing unilateral rewrites of Obamacare, but the Republicans have had enough. Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers signed a legal brief challenging Obamacare on the grounds of a special Obama-decided provision to allow congressmen and

23 Apr 2014, 9:44 am

Feature of the Day: More High School Grads Decide College Isn’t Worth It Morning Headlines Domestic                                                       &nbs

23 Apr 2014, 3:00 am

Hard Road HomeBy Ye Fu(Ragged Banner Press, 176 pages, $17) Taking humanity at large, perhaps the greatest service any person of our time could perform for future generations would be to bring rational, consensual government to China. That such a populous nation, with such high general levels of in

The Federalist

Why Inequality Doesn’t Matter

If you’re not an economist, you may know inequality of outcome by another term: life.

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If Thomas Piketty’s popularity tells us anything, it’s that the economic ideas of the Left have moved to a pretty radical place.
Feminists would be better off teaching girl to just ask for what they want rather than taking McDonald's to so-called Human Rights Commissions.
Here are 5 recent examples of how bad women have it in the States, each followed by a look at a minor problem faced by women in other parts of the world.

The Washington Free Beacon

Parents, Teachers Criticize Anti-Pledge of Allegiance Lawsuit

Parents and teachers criticized a lawsuit filed against their New Jersey school district that objects to the use of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance recited by their children.

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More than 100 Dutch nationals have left the Netherlands to fight for the rebels in Syria, according to the Associated Press.
Terrorists affiliated with al Qaeda have taken control of a former U.S. Special Forces training near Tripoli, Libya.

Big Government

‘420’ Revelers Leave Golden Gate Park with 10,000 Pounds of Garbage

The mellow, "peace now," countercultural, environmentally conscious “420” celebration deposited 10,000 pounds of garbage on what is known as Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park, leaving volunteers and park workers to clean up the mess. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s webs

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A new report finds that use of unarmed drones for both civilian and military spying has skyrocketed in Latin America, as the demand for drones increases exponentially in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. Author Marguerite Cawley notes that drones are changing the face of many Latin American militarie
President Barack Obama said in no unclear terms yesterday that a China's attempt to repatriate the Japanese Senkaku Islands would trigger a military dispute between China and the United States. Speaking to Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, President Obama reiterated that the Senkaku Islands are
HBO Blinks: Cuts Streaming Deal with Amazon For a time, HBO swore it would never feed the streaming beast that threatens its very existence. Variety reports that all changed with the announcement that HBO cut a deal with Amazon to stream some of its biggest titles: The Sopranos,” “Six

American Thinker

Rogue Hall Monitors

IN HIS 1951 book God and Man at Yale, the document that, to simplify only a little, launched the conservative movement, William F. Buckley, Jr. lamented what he later called “the phenomenon of the somnolent college trustee.” Looking back in 2007, Buckley concluded that little had change

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11 Nov 2013, 5:09 am

President Obama’s foreign policy record remains intact. Across the world from which he is withdrawing American power and influence, governments are recognizing that where once a superpower resided, now only a shadow remains. First it was left to the Communist Chinese to admonish us against sp
It is wrong, of course, to take pleasure in the misfortune of others. Still, I must confess that I have derived no small amount of schadenfreude from news stories about Obamacare advocates who have been adversely affected by the not-so-Affordable Care Act. It would take a stronger man than yours tr

11 Nov 2013, 5:08 am

Private “Rondi” Rondinoni had been in B Company for a little more than one hitch (three years). He had reached the rank of Private First Class (PFC), but was busted back to buck private for repeated fractures of discipline. It didn’t matter to Rondi. He just enjoyed being a soldie

Heritage Foundation

Why Bill O’Reilly Doesn’t Think He Could Watch a Movie About Kermit Gosnell

Bill O’Reilly says he’s proud of his reporting on Kermit Gosnell and glad to see the Philadelphia abortionist serving a life sentence in prison. But the Fox News Channel host isn’t sure he’d want to watch a feature film about the man some call America’s biggest serial

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Vice President Joe Biden, who went to Ukraine on Monday for a two-day visit to express U.S. support for the government in Kyiv, has accused Russia of being behind the irregular armed forces who are taking over Eastern Ukraine. However, he did not offer much beyond $50 million in assistance …
What do Bill Clinton, The Washington Post, and The Heritage Foundation have in common? They are all wary of a big transition that’s happening with the Internet. Today, representatives of countries from around the world are meeting in Brazil to start discussing the Internet’s future. It&
Producer Phelim McAleer talked today at The Heritage Foundation about his new project, “Gosnell,” a movie that examines the case of criminal abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Speaking at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing, McAleer mused about why the media had largely ignored the Gosnell case


Congress Needs to Move the Ball on Immigration Reform

Without secure borders America does not and cannot know who is coming in and who is leaving – which would be a significant additional step forward toward addressing the problems the comprehensive immigration proposal has been unable to resolve.

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One of the biggest land grabs in American history occurred in 1976, when President Jimmy Carter signed into a law the “Federal Land Policy and Management Act.” That stroke of the pen transferred hundreds of millions of acres of land, located primarily in the western states, into the cont

23 Apr 2014, 8:13 am

American education is in trouble—that much seems to be a given. Our public schools and colleges are getting poor results, our young people are drowning in debt, new graduates can't find jobs, and our overall rankings in the world are pretty dismal.
I've always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree.

The Corner

Holder Praises Sotomayor's Dissent in <i>Schuette</i>

While the Obama administration did not file a brief in the case, Attorney General Eric Holder today praised Justice Sotomayor’s “courageous and personal dissent” in Schuette v. BAMN, yesterday’s decision upholding the right of Michigan voters to ban racial preferences in pub

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President Obama’s first stop on his week-long Asia trip had him dining — and spending — at one of Tokyo’s most prestigious sushi restaurants, Sukiyabashi Jiro. Dining with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, the $293-a-plate (¥30,000) establishment was reportedly the pre

23 Apr 2014, 10:48 am

1) Manuela Hoelterhoff reminded me recently of why she has long been one of my favorite writers (and people). This piece, at Bloomberg, is 100 percent Hoelterhoffian. It’s bitchy, bright, informed, and delicious. The subject is goings-on in the opera world. I want to give you two excerpts. Fi

23 Apr 2014, 10:45 am

David Axelrod asked him yesterday about his view of the issue, and he said that while his “personal religious belief” is that life begins at conception, the country would have to reach a consensus on the point before it could be made law. I don’t especially like the “pe

Red State

Hillary Clinton Will Be Old By 2016

It should not even be a debate. Yesterday, filling in for Rush Limbaugh, I noted that Hillary Clinton will be old by 2016. She will, in fact, be 69. We are not talking about tortoises here or redwood trees. Sixty-nine is no longer middle age. It is just a fact. John McCain ran for President when he

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As the craft beer craze rages across America, the Obama Administration looks on track to jack up the costs incurred by the industry by several million dollars. Right now across America, breweries often sell or give their spent grain to farms for cow feed. The spent grain is a byproduct of the brewe
We need a foundation of political equality and social guarantees: education, personal security, health care for those who need it, and the expectation of a fair retirement. Jedediah Purdy, The Daily Beast The quote above gives you the typical entitled attitude of the Modern Leftist. They need every
I don't think that the victim's family particularly believes the Congresswoman's existing apologies/excuses. The post So why DID Rep Lois Capps (D, California-24) hire a drunken embezzler? appeared first on RedState.