Nebraska Repeals the Death Penalty

28 May 2015, 3:00 am

Nebraska State Senator Colby Coash (R-Lincoln), a conservative Republican (although Nebraska’s unicameral legislature is nominally non-partisan), tells an interesting story about his evolution on the death penalty: Many years ago, just before an execution in Nebraska and before he got involve

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The Obama Administration’s quest for a deal at all-costs with Iran has already greatly strengthened the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism even though prospects for a deal look bleak.  Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei demanded the immediate lifting of sanctions when

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28 May 2015, 3:00 am

I’ve always liked Bruce Bartlett, and I still do. In addition to his service in the Reagan administration, he later wrote a superb book that I have referred to many times: Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past. But I have to say when I learned that Mr. Bartlett had appeared

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In California in 2009, Abel Maldonado, a liberal Republican state senator, made a Faustian bargain with the Democrats who controlled the legislature. They needed one more vote to pass their budget. He would give it to them in exchange for their okaying his brainchild, a ballot measure to do away wi

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The American Spectator

Bruce Bartlett Brainwashed?

I’ve always liked Bruce Bartlett, and I still do. In addition to his service in the Reagan administration, he later wrote a superb book that I have referred to many times: Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past. But I have to say when I learned that Mr. Bartlett had appeared

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The Obama Administration’s quest for a deal at all-costs with Iran has already greatly strengthened the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism even though prospects for a deal look bleak.  Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei demanded the immediate lifting of sanctions when


28 May 2015, 3:00 am

I’ve always liked Bruce Bartlett, and I still do. In addition to his service in the Reagan administration, he later wrote a superb book that I have referred to many times: Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past. But I have to say when I learned that Mr. Bartlett had appeared
In California in 2009, Abel Maldonado, a liberal Republican state senator, made a Faustian bargain with the Democrats who controlled the legislature. They needed one more vote to pass their budget. He would give it to them in exchange for their okaying his brainchild, a ballot measure to do away wi

The Federalist

The Federalist Radio Hour: Chris Jacobs and Dustin Siggins

Ben speaks with Chris Jacobs about Obamacare and Dustin Siggins about the transgender controversy surrounding Fairfax County schools.

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The U.S. Department of Justice’s indictment of 14 top FIFA officials should make us define the limits of American power, not cheer.
Why do we have to read about the feds using Capone-esque tactics to nab corrupt FIFA officials?
A case in Virginia demonstrates how far the Obama administration will go to force its sexual ideology—regardless of self-governance, local control, and childish innocence

The Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton: ‘You’re Not Going to See Me Turn White in the White House’

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service believes the theft of about 100,000 taxpayers' personal data from its computer system originated in Russia, CNN reported on Wednesday.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Wednesday for a halt to island-building by all parties in the South China Sea and an end to militarization of the dispute, saying the United States would be the principle security power in the region for decades to come.

Big Government

Pope Francis' Disturbing Cuba Activism

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the na

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President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday.  Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014.  “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think,
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare he

American Thinker

Putin and the Super Power Super Bowl Ring Scandal

The story of when Vladimir Putin stole the Patriots' owner's Super Bowl ring, and what the Bush administration did about it.

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China is on the rise and on the march and is preparing to call our “Pacific pivot” bluff. 
Debt and hopelessness are increasingly driving our nation's college students to desperation.  Maybe it's time the university system did something.
What’s wrong with shacking up?  America became a de facto shack up society years ago.  Marriage, we were told, was passé. 

Heritage Foundation

Labor Pains: Why the Birth Rate Is Down and What That Means

When Maria Harrill was growing up in suburban Maryland in the early 1990s, she kept a journal outlining all the things she’d do when she... Read More The post Labor Pains: Why the Birth Rate Is Down and What That Means appeared first on The Daily Signal.

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In my first two interviews with former Obama senior advisor David Axelrod, we talked about the growing divide among “Red” and “Blue” America and his predictions... Read More The post David Axelrod Evaluates Obama’s Handling of Racial Issues, Inner City Problems ap
The Internal Revenue Service seized Lyndon McLellan’s life savings of $107,702 just because agents didn’t like the size of the convenience store owner’s bank deposits. If... Read More The post Takeaway of Reform: It’d Be Harder for Authorities to Take Away Your Cash, Pr
In a controversial use of executive power, the Obama administration has finalized a set of environmental regulations expanding its authority over the nation’s waterways. On... Read More The post Obama’s Latest Environmental Action: A New Water Rule appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Townhall.com

CRB Killed the Radio Star

Its the Buggles and 1979 all over again. Except this time its not video killing the radio star, its the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) threatening to kill Internet radio.

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It's graduation time again, and that means speeches, speeches everywhere. As someone who has taught at universities for the past 25 years, I have heard plenty of them.


27 May 2015, 11:01 pm

Liberals learned an unforgettable lesson: Price controls on gasoline don't work. In recent decades, when gas prices have soared, Democrats have shown no desire to repeat the lesson. But they embrace a similar approach for another problem: low pay for many workers.
On November 11, 2011, Congress voted to award a Congressional Gold Medal for the 20,000 black Marines of Montford Point, the first blacks to serve as Marines. I write about Staff Sgt. Elder -- and my struggle to understand him -- in my latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son."

The Corner

Meet Marina

A woman you will want to know is Marina Nemat. She is impressive in multiple ways. She is a human-rights champion. She was once a political prisoner in her native country, Iran. She was arrested at 16. She spent more than two years in one of the worst places on earth, Evin Prison. Since 1991, she h

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27 May 2015, 5:29 pm

I just got my hard copy of The New Yorker. Here’s the cover: My wife tells me others have pointed this out already, but I’ll go ahead and give my take: Lame. The only way this cover “works” is if the artist deliberately edits out an African-American an Indian-America


27 May 2015, 4:17 pm

In the most recent issue of our print magazine, Charlie Cooke explains that support for free speech should be absolute, without regard to whether you agree or disagree with what is being said. (Charlie’s thoughts can be read at the link for 25 cents, which is a bargain since it’s at lea
At the Washington Examiner, Byron York notices what was missing from Senator Sanders’s detailed, “densely-packed,” and “sweeping” announcement speech yesterday: The startling omission was the issue of race and policing that has roiled the political deb

Red State

Rick Perry Approaches the Arena

When the economy began to slide under George W. Bush and then cratered complete with Barack Obama entering the White House, Texas's economy stayed strong. When the summer of recovery saw more and more Americans leaving the workforce, Texas saw more and more people going to work. In fact, if Texas w

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Yeah, at this point Rand Paul is pretty much running as Hillary Clinton-lite. You see, through various intelligence programs, the US government is able to identify foreign terrorist organizations. When those terrorists then contact folks in the United States, we have legitimate reason to know


27 May 2015, 10:14 pm

Earlier today, Rick Santorum declared his candidacy for President of the United States. Santorum lost his re-election bid for the Senate in Pennsylvania in 2006. He has not held office since. There are a lot of people who wonder why Rick Santorum thinks he has a chance and why he is running. That r


27 May 2015, 10:00 pm

Partially based on this post by Caleb Howe and partially based on this Blake Hounshell tweet, I've got a quick thought for journalists: How about actually doing your jobs? I get it, you don't like people on the Internet and social media telling you to do your job and all, but considering I use
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