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23 Aug 2014, 9:01 am

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23 Aug 2014, 8:30 am

(Scott Johnson)Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized yesterday. Not for his false and defamatory attacks on Mitt Romney or the Kochs, but for the putative offense taken by someone somewhere at his slightly off-key “Asian-themed jokes” before the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce

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23 Aug 2014, 8:10 am

(Scott Johnson)I believe that Hamas killed more Gazan Arabs than Israel did on Friday. You may have read that Hamas summarily executed 18 Palestinians on Friday, as in this YnetNews report. The YnetNews report combines Reuters, AFP, and AP reports with its own reportage and includes chilling photogr

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No justice, no Pizza Hut

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The American Spectator

Decline and Fall of Obama's America

FridayOne of the great privileges that any literate man or woman or transgender can have is to read Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. I had that privilege — at least to read it in an abridged form — about thirty-five years ago when I was confined to bed in Aspen, Colo

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Earlier this week, ISIS beheads American photojournalist James Foley. Now Hamas publicly executes 18 Palestinians accused of "collaborating" with Israel. ISIS has threatened to kill journalist Stephen Joel Sotloff. Hamas is threatening to execute more "collaborators". So what's the difference betwe

22 Aug 2014, 11:11 am

It’s been a busy couple of days for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. On Wednesday, the nation’s top law enforcement officer — who doubles as the leading impediment to law enforcement, whenever he sees a law he doesn’t like — flew to St. Louis for another exercise in

22 Aug 2014, 3:00 am

The great Tiger Woods has announced that, owing to his latest back injury, he’s going to have to take a month or two off from golf play. But never fear, Barack is here, ready to fill the vacuum as most famous golfer in the world. It is, we might say, so 21st century of him. Even his prompt re

The Federalist

Al Sharpton. Mr. Respectable.

Reintroduce yourself to one of the president's most trusted advisers

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Progressives want everything locally grown except government, in part because self-government proves the failure of the Administrative State.
Fantasy football’s extra dash of silliness creates a buffer from the raw torrent of emotion that occasionally makes real sports just a little too real.
The recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn has shifted unions and forced unionism across the country.

The Washington Free Beacon

Review: ‘Conservative Insurgency’ by Kurt Schlicter

When Edward Bellamy published his utopian novel Looking Backward: 2000-1887 in 1888, he did not fancy himself a reformer, nor had he intended to fashion a social blueprint. “The idea,” he later wrote, “was of a mere literary fantasy, a fairy tale of social felicity.” But con

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The Laborers union did not place much of a priority on hiring union workers for a massive renovation on its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation will honor the millions of Europeans who suffered and died under the Nazi and Soviet Union regimes on Saturday, in remembrance of Black Ribbon Day.

Big Government

ISIS Analysis: Kill and Conquer

Adi Kochavi and Matan Gilat writing at Vocativ: Any doubts about how ruthless and single-minded the Islamic State (commonly referred to as ISIS) had become were dispelled on Tuesday. A gruesome propaganda video began circulating that evening, showing the purport

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A new poll from Gallup has found that Republican voters think the immigration woe facing America is the most important issue in the country. Of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters, the Gallup poll found that 22 percent believe immigration is the “most important problem” in Am
The barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley by the radical Islamic caliphate Islamic State this week is a prime example of how President Obama just does not understand the world in which we live.  Back in January, President Obama spoke of Islamic State to the New Yorker:  The
Even as controversy swirls on nearly a daily basis over the name of the Washington Redskins, residents of Wiscasset, Maine, succeeded in getting a street renamed "Redskin's Drive" even after local schools were forced to abandon the name. Four years ago schools in Wiscasset bowed to pressure to rem

American Thinker

Another Nixon to Impeach

Missouri governor Jay Nixon ignominiously fumbles his response to the Ferguson riots.

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One long train of deceptions, crooked dealings, and manipulation in order to achieve Obama's political transformative goal of hurting America.

23 Aug 2014, 12:00 am

Radio and TV interviewers keep asking me this question.
Matt Lewis attempts to play the moral superiority card as regards illegal immigration.

Heritage Foundation

Teachers Pay Price for Leaving Union

A California teacher has filed a lawsuit against her union that claims she was cut off from benefits and from having a vote on the... Read More The post Teachers Pay Price for Leaving Union appeared first on Daily Signal.

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The best way to start winning a war is to stop losing. That axiom certainly applies to what’s going on in Iraq. But, that said,... Read More The post We Must Act: A Standing Terrorist State in Iraq Hurts U.S. appeared first on Daily Signal.

23 Aug 2014, 2:01 am

Last week, I traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to observe pre-trial proceedings in the military commission’s case against five men accused of committing the atrocities... Read More The post What I Saw at Guantanamo Bay appeared first on Daily Signal.
For Army Staff Sgt. James Harrington,  it was a day he thought would never arrive. It had been two and a half years since he... Read More The post Four Legs and a Life of Service: The Fight to Allow Military Working Dogs to ‘Retire’ on U.S. Soil appeared first on Daily Signal.


My Best Advice on ETFs

Today I have an exclusive sneak peek of three presentations I have on the slate for the next several days at the MoneyShow.

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Most Austrian economists argue that the best response to the 2008 financial crisis was to do nothing. By refusing to bail out the banks, investment firms and insurance companies, the government would be sending a clear message that Wall Street and the private markets must avoid irresponsible decisio

22 Aug 2014, 11:01 pm

Paul Ryan proposed a private health insurance alternative to Medicare for future retirees, liberal critics pounced. However, almost one third of seniors are already in private health insurance plans. Seniors choose to be in these plans because they like them better than traditional Medicare.
It is no wonder that when law enforcement utilizes weapons and equipment that appear to be military in nature, the uninformed follow after pied pipers crying, "militarization!"

The Corner


1) I’d like to repeat a post from the other day, in order to point out something new: In a Wall Street Journal editorial about Russia, there was a remarkable sentence. An accurate sentence, but a jarring one — and a telling one. Here it is: “The State Department admitted last mo

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After taking a week off, Mona Charen and I have recorded another podcast — go here. It’s late in Salzburg. I have limited myself to about three pastries today, down from my regular five. So I am relatively clear-headed, I think. We talk about pretty much everything: Ferguson, Mo.; poli

22 Aug 2014, 8:31 pm

My article on Robert Aickman, the master of the surreal ghost story, is in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal.
Attorney general Eric Holder and Missouri Democratic leaders need to apologize to the law-enforcement community for impugning officers’ motives in light of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., according to one prominent county sheriff. Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, who gained notorie

Red State

Ferguson, MO and Our Neighbors’ Love

I am a thirty-nine year old white male in suburbia. When I hear of an altercation between an eighteen year old black male and a police officer, my natural inclination is to take the side of the police. For that matter, if I hear it is an eighteen year old white kid, Asian kid, Hispanic kid, or pret

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You know, we hear a lot of guff from the American Left about how insular rural areas of Red States can be.  But I gotta tell you: speaking as a transplanted Northeasterner, listen to some of those progressives in Vermont and it’s like you’re in a time warp back
While it is far too early to write an obituary in Topeka, conservatives must acknowledge the reality that Governor Sam Brownback is fighting for his political life right now in Kansas.  The RCP average has him trailing by 2.8%, with even GOP-leaning polling firm Rasmussen Reports showing Brown
Via NYMag comes some pretty shocking video from Ferguson last night. By all media accounts, last night was the first night of relative calm in several days and the crowd had settled in to peaceful protest. In the middle of this comes two astonishing videos of a police officer (I cannot tell which d

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