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Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) spoke in favor of passing strong sanctions against Venezuela Thursday night, discussing the human rights violations done there by the socialist regime of Nicolas Maduro. Protests against Venezuela’s “economic chaos,” the Washington Post report

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The American Spectator

Michael Walzer Lectures Israel About Civilian Casualties in Gaza

In early 2002, only months after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Michael Walzer penned an article in the socialist quarterly Dissent which asked, "Can There Be a Decent Left?" Walzer answers his question in the negative in a piece written forThe New Republic concerning Israel's Operation Protect

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The Iraqi Sunnis who live under ISIS control may be preparing for a second "Sunni Awakening" after ISIS destroyed a treasured site of Mosul's religious heritage. ISIS concluded a recent campaign of destruction by bombing a shrine at the tomb of the prophet Jonah. Jonah was revered by Christian
Big trade deadline news. It has been reported that the Boston Red Sox have traded ace lefthander Jon Lester along with outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland A's for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Lester had been engaged in on again, off again contract negotiations with the Red Sox as he becomes a free
Well-meaning though it may be, the federal government can never replace human responsibility and relationships. The New York Times ran an opinion piece Tuesday titled “Introducing the National Soda Tax.” Apparently Michael Bloomberg’s hope to ban big sodas lacked scope, and only a

The Federalist

Obama Will Be Disgraced, Not Impeached

Don’t throw at .260 hitters. Impeachment won’t stop disrespect of the rule of law from this crew. Only crafting a new governing majority will.

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If it was "unimaginable" to you that 36 states would do exactly as they've done, maybe you should leave the wonkery to people who know what they're doing.
Two studies that claim providing long-term contraception such as IUDs reduces births and abortions lack essential data and gloss over negative side-effects.
One Republican governor won big in 2010 while two others snuck by. Four years later, their fates couldn't be more different.

The Washington Free Beacon

Rubio Calls for Sanctions Against Venezuela

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Sen. John Thune (R., S.D.) has proposed legislation that will tighten disclosure requirements for labor unions.
The Obama administration’s four-year defense strategy lacks funding needed for fulfilling global military missions and the U.S. military faces “high risk” in the world unless changes are made, according to a bipartisan report by a congressionally backed panel of defense experts.

Big Government

Judge: DOJ Must Provide Information on 'Fast and Furious' Docs Withheld from Congress

On July 18 the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Justice must "provide a detailed listing of all [Fast and Furious] documents that it has withheld from Congress." The ruling was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates and was the result of

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Although the latest Everytown for Gun Safety ad was intended to encourage viewers to ask senators to support gun control, many are speculating that it could very well cause more women to go to the gun store. According to The New American, the ad simply "backfires" and "has gone viral... [but] for
Reports have surfaced that two American aid workers who contracted the viral disease Ebola in Liberia will be flown back to the United States. According to CNN, sources reported that an airplane leaving Georgia was on its way to Liberia to bring the Americans home and provide them with advanced We
Returning from war is not always an easy transition. Often our men and women in uniform have special challenges to tackle. Those who suffer from injury or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) face even more of an uphill climb. One veteran who knows all about PTSD is offering some unique sup

American Thinker

Time for Hamas's Hollywood Sympathizers to Snap out of It!

They look at pictures of Palestinians, who truly are suffering in this war, which Hamas and its terrorist army have perpetrated against Israel and our civilian population, and they "feel their pain"

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George Will and Hugh Hewitt, despite the mounting evidence that almost no Democrat will enforce existing immigration laws, are still plugging amnesty for the latest wave of illegal aliens.
The behavior of Le Chambon deserves to be remembered for its remarkable implementation of Christian ethical principles.
I have been somewhat confused by the conservative ire rising as a result of leading conservative figures going to the border to assist church groups in delivering relief. 

Heritage Foundation

Heritage Action Offers Bipartisan ‘Opportunity’ Agenda as Recess Reading for Lawmakers

As lawmakers prepared to head home from Washington for the long August recess, one ambitious organization sent them packing with a blueprint for delivering conservative... Read More The post Heritage Action Offers Bipartisan ‘Opportunity’ Agenda as Recess Reading for Lawmakers appeared

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Jack Phillips, the cake artist facing legal action and a ruling to re-educate his staff because he declined to design a wedding cake for a... Read More The post Baker Who Won’t Make Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings Appeals Mandatory Re-Education Order appeared first on Daily Signal.
This latest outbreak of the Ebola virus is getting a great deal of attention, as it should. Here are some questions that need to be... Read More The post Q&A: Ebola in Africa Not Yet a National Security Issue appeared first on Daily Signal.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new report that examines whether “too big to fail” banks enjoy a cost advantage over smaller banks... Read More The post Do Large Banks Enjoy a Subsidy? GAO Wavers appeared first on Daily Signal.


August Arrives

Sextili became August eight years after the birth of Christ to honor Emperor Augustus. While August may have worked out well for Augustus, for American politicians August tends to be a month of scandal and trouble.

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31 Jul 2014, 3:53 pm

I can understand why Mr. William Widmer's first sight of Pine Bluff caught his artist's eye. "It was a clear, crisp Southern winter day," he recalls, "and downtown was still and vacant. That first walk, the light was perfect down Main Street."
?It’s been a good week for organized labor.

31 Jul 2014, 10:13 am

When the Government Accountability Office - better known as the GAO - released that number, it was like finding a Kenyan birth certificate with the name "Barry Obama" written in official Swahili.

The Corner

Krauthammer’s Take: House Republican Inaction Is 'Incomprehensible'

It’s “incomprehensible” that House Republicans can’t get their act together and pass an immigration bill, Charles Krauthammer said on Thursday’s Special Report. What the Republicans should do is very simple, he said: “Anybody who enters illegally through the M

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The Center for Immigration Studies has released an analysis of the House leadership’s border bill that says the bill’s border security provisions are actually a “Trojan Horse permitting unaccompanied minors to ask for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence.” &ld
House Republicans who don’t want to vote for a border package that includes legislative language targeting President Obama’s executive orders were pretty candid about their reasons during a special conference meeting Thursday afternoon. “I think there’s some members who don
Representative Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) is already in a room with House colleagues such as Iowa representative Steve King and Idaho representative Raul Labrador, trying to hammer out a deal on the House border bill. “We’re going to sit down and see if there are places we need to tw

Red State

BREAKING: House GOP Pull Their Immigration Bill

House Republican leaders do not have the votes to fund Barack Obama’s amnesty/immigration plan. So they pulled it. The House leaders are thus far insistent they will not close the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They would rather be embarrassed in their failure to do an

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Wait, what? The post Democrat in Ohio-GOV losing ground among people who… know who he is? appeared first on RedState.
Progressives are language manipulation masters. Their arguments for or against an issue are designed to corner you with words created to make the ill-prepared and/or the simple-minded retreat from the argument. And they love to play victim and scream about their rights being violated if you do not
On today's edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Erick Erickson to discuss next weekend's RedState Gathering in Texas, why you should attend and who will be speaking. The post Erick Erickson with a Preview of the RedState Gathering appeared first on RedState.