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  1. More Fisking of the Typo and Speako Nonsense

    Patterico's Pontifications | 26 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am MDT

    [guest post by JD] Dan McLaughlin covers a lot of ground in dismantling all the leftist nonsense. Click the link. Watch for more videos of speako’s in the coming days. —JD

  2. US closes Libyan embassy, evacuates personnel

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 26 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am MDT


  3. The Absence of America

    SteynOnline | 26 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    Dinesh D'Souza has a new movie out called America: Imagine A World Without Her - but we don't really have to "imagine", it's happening before our eyes. Nothing difficult and complicated about it: in this decline and fall, the Emperor simply went

  4. Solar Cycle Driven Ocean Temperature Variations

    Watts Up With That? | 26 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am MDT

    What Slow Fourier Transforms can tell us. Guest essay by Stan Robertson, Ph.D., P.E. On May 3, 2014, an article on WUWT by Willis Eschenbach entitled, The Slow Fourier Transform (SFT) was posted. As he noted, the amplitude of the … Continue reading

  5. Just Relax In Your ‘Fundamentally Transformed’ Country, Americans

    The Other McCain | 26 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am MDT

    by Smitty Pres’ent Obama has simply carried through: In the pre-transformed America, it was understood that the Commies had infiltrated Hollywood and academia. No one really expected subversion of the IRS: To summarize: The IRS (famed for nitpicking and prosecuting the tax law), chose to authorize hundreds of billions of illegal subsidies without having performed […]

  6. Hot Air interview: Congressman Cory Gardner, Colorado Senate candidate

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 26 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am MDT

    Change Mark Udall doesn't want to believe in

  7. Weekend Open Thread: BuzzFeed Fires Editor for Plagiarism

    NewsBusters blogs | 26 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am MDT

    The hot website BuzzFeed fired politics editor Benny Johnson, saying it found "40 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites."

    BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith announced Friday night that Johnson was dismissed after they had confirmed many instances of plagiarism. Smith must regret telling Gawker that Johnson was “one of the web’s deeply original writers." The Huffington Post explained:

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  8. Factual Feminism Week at College Insurrection

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 26 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am MDT

    Another report full of news and politics from the world of higher education.

  9. Bozell & Graham Column: Here Come The Indian Mascot Killers

    NewsBusters blogs | 26 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am MDT

    Anyone who thinks the cultural Left is going to stop its political correctness with the Washington Redskins isn’t reading USA Today. On the top of their Sports front page on July 22, the paper reported on activists taking a stand against “redface,” championing a group called Eradicating Offensive Indian Mascotry.

    The thought police have turned on the sirens.

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  10. Obamacare architect seals the deal to kill it

    Flopping Aces | 26 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am MDT

    Don’t hold us to what we meant, scream democrats. Jonathan Gruber is one of the creators of Obamacare. It turns out that the way the exchanges were designed were quite intentional: Did Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber make the same mistake … Continue reading

  11. Israel’s version of General Sherman’s War

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 26 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am MDT

    We can’t change the hearts of these people of the south but we can make war so terrible … [and] make them so sick of war that generations would pass away before they would again appeal to it. General William T Sherman Over the last several days all kinds of pressure has been put on […]

  12. Daily Kos Writer Contrasts Old-School Republicans With Today’s ‘Bats**t Crazy’ Version

    NewsBusters blogs | 26 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am MDT

    Liberals like to opine that righty Republicans of the fairly recent past, such as Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley Jr., or even Ronald Reagan, were nowhere near as wild-eyed as the Tea Party crowd. In a Tuesday Daily Kos post by the mononymous Hunter, it was Bob Dole (granted, no one’s idea of a movement conservative) who represented the party’s rational “old guard” against the “clearly batshit insane” congressional GOPers.

    Hunter’s peg was the possibility of a second Senate vote on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. Dole visited the Senate chamber earlier this week to rally support for the treaty, which fell short of ratification in 2012 because most Republicans voted against it.

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  13. Climate Change and Corn in North Dakota

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 26 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am MDT

    Over the past year-and-a-half, the mainstream media has taken note of increasing corn production in North Dakota since the early 2000s. And, of course, climate change is trotted out as the cause (i.e., the supposed warming is leading to more favorable growing conditions), but—as is far too often the case—much of the journalism is lacking a complete characterization of what is going on.

  14. Misplaced Mercy in Arizona Execution Drama

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 26 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    The state of Arizona executed double murderer Joseph Wood this week. The convicted killer was injected with a combination of lethal drugs that eventually caused his death; however, it took too long according to some observers.

  15. Krauthammer: Media is to Blame for Ignorance in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 26 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    "They don’t know the story."

  16. ‘The Fracking King’ Demonizes Oil Drilling In New Fiction Book

    NewsBusters blogs | 26 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am MDT

    The beauty of weaving an anti-fracking agenda into a work of fiction is that drilling for natural gas can be demonized without a burden of proof. It is fiction after all.

    And it’s precisely what James Browning did with his novel, “The Fracking King.” The July 1 release was not classified as young adult literature, but read like it. The hardcover ranked 37,351 in books on Amazon Best Sellers rankings as of July 21. Barnes and Noble said the book’s sales rank was 436,599 the same day.

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  17. Science for the Picking

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 26 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am MDT

    In a May commencement speech delivered at the University of California, Irvine, President Obama mocked members of the U.S. Congress who ‘duck the question,’ as he put it, “of whether climate change is real by saying that they are not scientists”. Since then, articles appearing in a number of “neutral” media outlets, including the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Cape Cod Times, Huffington Post, etc., have endorsed this learned approach of addressing the issue of climate change. Clearly, they display climate change believers’ chosen tactic of ridiculing or dismissing as climate change deniers anyone, including scientists, analysts and politicians, who dares to raise questions about the views of many within the contemporary climate science community.

  18. Why Obama will never understand Netanyahu

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 26 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am MDT

    —Satire: Another Exclusive Hugh Betcha Report It is no secret that the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, don’t hang out. In fact, they appear not to like each other very much. This is unfortunate because—whether Obama likes it or not—Israel is our most trusted and important ally in the Middle East. Perhaps it is our only real ally in the Middle East. Although the friction between these two allies is palpable and widely reported in the press, no one has ever answered an important question: “Why?” Until now….

  19. Gaza - Hamas Exploits Death Over Life

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 26 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am MDT

    The failure of many Gazans to leave their homes and seek safer shelter after ignoring Israeli leaflet drops, mobile phone calls and even the firing of harmless warning shots as a last resort - has been a major contributor to the increasing number of civilian deaths and casualties in Gaza.

  20. An open letter to the Democrat Socialists

    Cold Fury | 26 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am MDT

    And to their wholly owned subsidiary, the scum-sucking establishment media; its entertainment (well, sort of) wing; its batshit-insane indoctrination and brainwashing department at the Kommissariat of Education, k-continuing ed; and every last and least no-load, gutless, witless-dipshit Lying Leftist out there, from the wormiest two-bit cow-college “professor” to the jetsettingest billionaire enviro-nut to the most …

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  21. Dodd-Frank Confusion Highlights Its Failure

    Daily Signal | 26 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am MDT

    This month marks the 45th anniversary of man landing on the moon, and the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform... Read More

    The post Dodd-Frank Confusion Highlights Its Failure appeared first on Daily Signal.

  22. Rand Paul Joins Forfeiture Reform Movement

    Daily Signal | 26 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am MDT

    On Thursday, forfeiture-reform advocates gained a new ally when Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced his “Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act” or “FAIR Act,” which takes... Read More

    The post Rand Paul Joins Forfeiture Reform Movement appeared first on Daily Signal.

  23. Conservatives: Societal Change Comes Best From Individuals, Not Government

    Daily Signal | 26 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am MDT

    Just before the 4th of July, the Pew Research Center released a fascinating study of Americans’ political beliefs, dividing them into seven categories from “steadfast... Read More

    The post Conservatives: Societal Change Comes Best From Individuals, Not Government appeared first on Daily Signal.

  24. What Would America Be Like If the Radical Green Movement Won?

    Daily Signal | 26 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am MDT

    Could the radical-Green movement in America make mankind’s future resemble a science-fiction Earth ruled by apes? Recently I went to the see the blockbuster movie... Read More

    The post What Would America Be Like If the Radical Green Movement Won? appeared first on Daily Signal.

  25. FDA Regulating Cigar Business Into Extinction

    Daily Signal | 26 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am MDT

    I’ll admit it. I enjoy an occasional cigar. So do a lot of other Americans. Some like to indulge in a pricier smoke, while others... Read More

    The post FDA Regulating Cigar Business Into Extinction appeared first on Daily Signal.

  26. Newt Gingrich Warns Americans: ‘We’re Seeing the Decay of the Internet’

    Daily Signal | 26 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am MDT

    Newt Gingrich has a message for supporters of President Obama’s decision to give up U.S. oversight of the Internet: “Go to China and try to... Read More

    The post Newt Gingrich Warns Americans: ‘We’re Seeing the Decay of the Internet’ appeared first on Daily Signal.

  27. How We Can Increase Opportunity

    Daily Signal | 26 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am MDT

    Opening the doors of opportunity to every American is an all-hands-on-deck effort. It requires policy reforms and community leadership. It means focusing on a range... Read More

    The post How We Can Increase Opportunity appeared first on Daily Signal.

  28. ‘Progressive’ Priorities

    Personal Liberty | 25 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm MDT

    Whenever you're ready, Mr. President. That's some donkey! And: Let's ask Jane. All this — plus — all aboard the racist train! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest!

    The post ‘Progressive’ Priorities appeared first on Personal Liberty.

  29. Israel's Perplexity: Scipio or Samson?

    American Thinker | 25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    How far do we bend before we break; and when we defend our hearth and home, how long can we proceed down that avenue of justice and retribution before we are deemed monsters?

  30. The Problem of 'Reinventing' the State

    American Thinker | 25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    Two English authors indulge in the postmodern mania of reinventing everything when all that is really needed is a return to roots.

  31. Complexity and Finding the Right Path

    American Thinker | 25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    Complexity is why ObamaCare, the Federal Register, and the federal income tax code are all so damned ugly.

  32. Ground Kerry, Send Amb. Hussain!

    American Thinker | 25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    It seems a shame to waste more money on peacemakers who cannot seem to make any peace.

  33. Rick Perry Too Timid with the National Guard?

    American Thinker | 25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    Which famous general will Rick Perry imitate here – hard-charging Patton or dithering McClellan?

  34. Our Half-Full Cup

    American Thinker | 25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    Conservatives ought not to be overwhelmed by what happens today in our world.  Others have fought these fights before we started – and we should take heart in that.

  35. To Reward or Not to Reward: Motivating Students to Learn

    American Thinker | 25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm MDT

    Without rewards, fewer students develop the drive or grit needed to achieve high levels of skill.  But this is not the stuff of "self-esteem"; it's more concrete than that.

  36. BuzzFeed Cans Viral Politics Editor For Plagiarism

    The Daily Caller | 25 Jul 2014 | 10:57 pm MDT

    The fat lady has sung

  37. The Daily Caller Presents The Alphabet Of Racism: THE LETTER ‘F’

    The Daily Caller | 25 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm MDT

    'F' is for ...

  38. Immigration Reform – Part III: 1607, 1620 until Today | July 25, 2014

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 25 Jul 2014 | 9:57 pm MDT

    Our Pilgrim Forefathers came to this nation in two waves:  First in 1607 (James Bay, Virginia) and secondly, at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts in 1620 (The Mayflower); they came here with the desire to find a land where they could experience “Freedom of Religion.” The first European settlers came to this land as people who wished […]

  39. #LiveTheWage: Rep. Tim Ryan takes minimum wage challenge

    Twitchy » US Politics | 25 Jul 2014 | 9:34 pm MDT

    Maybe it's time to sign up for the Ohio Food Assistance Program.

  40. The Hottest Women On The Internet This Week [SLIDESHOW]

    The Daily Caller | 25 Jul 2014 | 9:25 pm MDT


  41. ABC Family Tackled the 'Taboo' Late-Term Abortion With Saddened Lesbians

    NewsBusters blogs | 25 Jul 2014 | 9:03 pm MDT

    “ABC Family” is a network that isn’t for the safe, “family-friendly” shows. On the contrary, they love edgy shows like any other network. They created “The Fosters” to show a positive image of a lesbian couple – one black, one white – and now the lesbians have had an abortion – but only to save the life of the mother.

    Margaret Lyons of New York magazine’s Vulture blog was impressed in a post headlined "How 'The Fosters' Tackled TV's Biggest Taboo":

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  42. Testmakers Dispute Glenn Beck Claims Of Corporate Plot

    The Daily Caller | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm MDT

    States are '100 percent in control'

  43. Multimedia Hijinkery

    The Other McCain | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:51 pm MDT

    – by Wombat-socho The reading has been slack this week because I’ve gotten sucked into Ingress, a vile plot by Niantic Labs (a startup within Google) to get slack, nerdy sorts such as myself out from behind their desks and encourage us to tromp around the landscape to various “portals” and either capture them for […]

  44. 'Dear White People' Trailer Calls Fox News Racist

    NewsBusters blogs | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:38 pm MDT

    The latest trailer for the satire Dear White People offers what we've come to expect given the hype surrounding the film--uncomfortable racial observations and a few well-earned laughs. The snippet also features a character slamming Fox News and, by extension, its viewers as racist.

    Is the full-length trailer, released Tuesday, carrying on the Left's assault against the sole cable channel which offers conservatives a fair shake?

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  45. Conservatives Split On Export-Import Bank

    The Daily Caller | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:10 pm MDT

    'It is really hard to beat Ex-Im'

  46. RedState’s Dan McLaughlin takes on New Republic’s Brian Beutler over Obamacare ‘intent’

    Twitchy » US Politics | 25 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm MDT

    It's time to pop some popcorn.

  47. OPEN THREAD: Doofus GOP Congressman Asks US Officials of Indian Descent About ‘Their’ Country

    Wizbang | 25 Jul 2014 | 7:13 pm MDT

    Consider this an open thread, but I did want to guffaw at Curt Clawson (R-Fla.), a freshman GOP congressman who had two people of Indian descent testifying before him in a committee hearing today. Clawson proceeded to ask them about their country and if we could expect India to join us in economic agreements to […]

  48. Jonathan Gruber’s “Speak-o” Number Two

    Patterico's Pontifications | 25 Jul 2014 | 7:09 pm MDT

    Hoo-boy. If you had any doubts about why you look at the words of a statute rather than some inchoate “intent,” this ought to dispel those doubts lickety-split. So this morning, we saw how the chief architect of ObamaCare, Jonathan Gruber, had said, “if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that […]

  49. Kardashians Wish You a Happy Ramadan: No Sex w Muslim Illegal Alien Boyfriend During Fast

    Debbie Schlussel | 25 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel The fat Kartrashian sister, Khloe Kardashian (Chris Farley in a brown wig), wants you to know that she is helping her married Muslim boyfriend observe Ramadan by not having sex with him and helping him keep count of the Ramadan days. (I think she’s also helping him fast by eating all of […]

  50. A Post To Warm Cable News Publicists’ Hearts

    The Daily Caller | 25 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm MDT


  51. Quotes of the day

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 25 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm MDT


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

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 25 Jul 2014 | 5:41 pm MDT

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

  53. Ali Shahi – Guess the Religion: Muslim Threatens to Blow Up Canadian Flight

    Debbie Schlussel | 25 Jul 2014 | 5:25 pm MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel So, yet another Muslim threatens to blow up a plane, and yet “it has nothing to do with religion.” Right? Because, after all, everyone knows it’s the “Religion of Peace.” And, even though this relatively small (but growing) percentage of the population makes more than 50% of the threats of violence on […]

  54. Zing! Limbaugh Aptly Compares Obama to MSNBC's Ronan Farrow

    NewsBusters blogs | 25 Jul 2014 | 5:16 pm MDT

    Five years and running into the Obama presidency and Rush Limbaugh may have just come up with the best analogy for it.

    On his radio show Wednesday, Limbaugh cited an awkward parallel between our gallant leader and Ronan Farrow, the lighter-than-air MSNBC midday anchor of indeterminate paternity. (Audio after the jump)

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  55. Friday Night Links

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 25 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm MDT

    Joan Rivers defends Israel, Hillary Clinton comments on Vladimir Putin, states push back on federal regulations on bake sales, and more.

  56. White House finally addresses ISIS’s rise in Mideast… by demanding repeal of Iraq War resolution

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 25 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm MDT

    Perfect timing.

  57. Topical Rock Music That Finally Makes Sense

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm MDT

    Maximum restraint...

  58. DOJ Mandates Theater Upgrades For Blind And Deaf

    The Daily Caller | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm MDT

    'Costs will total between $117.8 and $225.9 million dollars'

  59. Israel’s U.S. Ambassador appears on CNN - destroys CNN’s biased reporting

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:27 pm MDT

    CNN’s rampant, inarguable bias is nothing new. After all, the network was founded by Ted Turner and used to be not-so-lovingly referred to as “The Clinton News Network.” Its roots are far left and, if there’s one thing the far left can’t stand, it’s Israel.

  60. Audit Reveals Huge Security Gaps In USDA Data Network

    Personal Liberty | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm MDT

    An audit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Universal Telecommunications Network released Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reveals that almost half of the independent contractors sourced through an agreement with AT&T to manage the USDA’s data network do not have security clearances. That shortcoming, the audit advised, leaves both beneficiaries of […]

    The post Audit Reveals Huge Security Gaps In USDA Data Network appeared first on Personal Liberty.

  61. Green Group Under Scrutiny for Trespassing, Harassment at Woman’s Farm

    CanadaFreePress.Com | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm MDT

    What were they looking for? They were there on behalf of the PEC to enforce an easement on Boneta’s property. Easements are documents property owners sign that compensate them for agreeing to withhold land from commercial development. In Boneta’s case, the PEC accused her in a previous lawsuit of violating the agreement in a number of ways, the main one of which was to operate apartments on the property.

  62. Gallup: Obama’s job approval hits 39 percent, tied for his all-time low

    Hot Air » Top Picks | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm MDT


  63. Wknd Box Office: And So It Goes, Lucy, Hercules, A Most Wanted Man

    Debbie Schlussel | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel I am not surprised that this has been the worst summer in terms of tickets sold and money made at the movies. The movies this summer have been the most underwhelming that I can remember, and this weekend is par for the course. I only really liked one new movie debuting at […]

  64. Welcome to KafkaFornia

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm MDT

    Our old friend Bill Quick nails it with that new name for the Peepul’s Republik of Kalifornistan. A Southern California couple received a letter from Glendora city officials threatening to fine them $500 if they don’t get their sun-scorched brown lawn green again, reports AP. We’re just scratching our head here trying to figure out

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  65. VIDEO: The Brilliant @EvanSayet Explains How Liberals ‘Think’

    The Other McCain | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm MDT

    Evan Sayet has been called “brilliant” so often by so many people that I hesitate to call him brilliant for fear of being accused of plagiarism, but to call him merely “smart” is to underestimate him. To call him “funny” — he has been a professional stand-up comedian and writer for decades — is to […]

  66. ‘Zing’! Comedian @GoRemy’s advice to Kristen Bell is music to our ears [video]

    Twitchy » US Politics | 25 Jul 2014 | 3:48 pm MDT

    "Oh @GoRemy, you are the absolute best."

  67. Perfect! Affordable Care Act architect dubbed ‘the MacGruber of Obamacare’

    Twitchy » US Politics | 25 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm MDT

    'Speak-o' backfire.

  68. Taking Keating’s $30,000 skeptic challenge seriously, part 1

    Watts Up With That? | 25 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm MDT

    Contradictory contest criteria have been rectified via Keating “clarification” Guest post by Alec Rawls At first glance retired physics teacher Christopher Keating’s challenge appears to be an obvious bait and switch. It opens as an invitation to “global warming skeptics” who … Continue reading

  69. Second Variety: terrorists who put children in harm’s way

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 25 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm MDT

    It's a tactic that works

  70. The Weekly S&L ‘Hive’ – Please Talk Among Yourselves

    Sweetness & Light | 25 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm MDT

    Here is our weekly discussion thread, where comments on the general topics of the day are very welcome.

    But please remember to post and comment on specific news items in the ‘Reader Selected News’ thread below or via the ‘News Selected By Our Readers’ link found in the sidebar.


  71. Reader Selected News For The Week Of Jul 19 & Jul 25

    Sweetness & Light | 25 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm MDT

    This thread is for the busy bees of S&L to post news articles that might not warrant their own thread.

    Posting Guidelines

    To make the articles as readable as possible, please:

    Only post news from established news media outlets.
    Avoid editorials or opinion pieces unless they are truly newsworthy.
    Avoid items that most people most likely have seen elsewhere.
    Post articles that fit under the topic of a recent thread as a comment there. Always spell out the name of the source and post a link to it.
    And always post less than one quarter of the original article.

    Posts of articles that do not follow these guidelines may be edited or deleted.

    Thank you.


  72. ‘Third time’s the charm’: John Sexton may have found another Gruber ‘speak-o’

    Twitchy » US Politics | 25 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm MDT

    Well, they do say things happen in threes ...

  73. Halbig etc.

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 25 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm MDT

    So now the DC circuit court of appeals has ruled that the law says what the law says, namely that subsidies are only available for states with their own exchanges which, given the large number of states without them, would mean the death of ObamaCare or something. Of course, this was a ruling by a

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  74. The White House Is Starting To Take Obama Impeachment Threats Seriously

    Personal Liberty | 25 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm MDT

    The White House on Friday said that it is taking Republican threats to impeach President Barack Obama seriously. White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer said that the threat of Obama impeachment would increase if the President takes executive actions to keep illegal aliens in the country. “The President acting on immigration reform will certainly up […]

    The post The White House Is Starting To Take Obama Impeachment Threats Seriously appeared first on Personal Liberty.

  75. Duck Dynasty’s Alan Robertson: My Dad’s Like John the Baptist

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 25 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm MDT

    Michael W. Chapman

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  76. The Market Basket Board of Duck Dodge & Hide

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 25 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm MDT

    The Market Basket Board has given it’s answer to today’s protests, their plan?   stall Consistent with its fiduciary obligations, the Board will evaluate and seriously consider this proposal, along with any other offers previously received and to be received. Following its evaluation of all of the offers, it will convey its recommendations to the Company’s […]

  77. ‘Gruber vs. Gruber’: Obamacare architect’s lie exposed with ‘devastating’ flashback [video]

    Twitchy » US Politics | 25 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm MDT

    'Speak-o' tracks are hard to cover.

  78. Pro-Tip: Shooting Fleeing Women in the Back is NOT Self-Defense

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 25 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm MDT

    Absent an imminent threat--and especially after aggressor withdraws from fight and communicates withdrawal--continued use of force is NOT justified.

  79. Dems Push for Pathway to Citizenship for Dreamers Via Military Service

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 25 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm MDT

    Penny Starr

    Cesar Vargas

    Cesar Vargas, who was granted temporary legal status by President Barack Obama in 2012, spoke about a push by Democrats in the House to allow illegals like himself to serve in the U.S. military on July 25, 2014. ( Starr)

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  80. ‘Speak-o’ the devil! ‘It’s. The. Law.’ gets a much-needed rewrite

    Twitchy » US Politics | 25 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm MDT

    "It's pretty sad when your whole defense is 'That's not what I meant.'"

  81. The law of unintended climate consequences at work – study says 23% of warming in Europe since 1980 due to clean air laws

    Watts Up With That? | 25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm MDT

    (Via the HockeySchtick) A paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters finds that clean air laws which greatly reduced sulfur dioxide emissions explain 81% of the “brightening” of sunshine and 23% of the surface warming in Europe since 1980. However, … Continue reading

  82. Meriam Ibrahim’s Release: Whom to Thank

    Patterico's Pontifications | 25 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am MDT

    [guest post by JVW] Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman married to an American citizen, was flown to Rome from Khartoum yesterday, thus bringing to an end the saga of her death sentence handed down by a Sudanese Islamic court for alleged apostasy and adultery. The trouble apparently began when Ms. Ibrahim traveled to Sudan […]

  83. Market Basket Tewksbury MA 12:28 PM

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 25 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am MDT

    Today the latest chapter a unique labor dispute  played out in the parking lot Market Basket store 8 in Tewksbury where 3000+ workers, managers customers and well wishers turned out to express their support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas in his bid regain control of the company that he has run for years. Workers with […]

  84. Case study in “smart diplomacy”: Bolivia

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 25 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am MDT

    by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz Those of us who watch the dismal state of U.S. foreign policy will find the following DiploPundit post on Bolivia enlightening: According to the OIG report on the US Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia released on July 17, just before the OIG inspection conducted in February and March 2014, the State […]

  85. What Sympathy is Deserved for the ‘Palestinians’?

    Wizbang | 25 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am MDT

    What real sympathy does Hamas, and by extension the “Palestinians,” deserve in this latest conflict with the self-defense employing Israelis? A simple review of the facts may convince that the answer to that is “not much.” Firstly we have to dismiss two of the Palestinians’ major claims; that they live in an “apartheid” state and […]

  86. Is the Press Responsible for the Bergdahl Scandal? (Guest Post)

    Flopping Aces | 25 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am MDT

    To answer the question, “No” – the president is responsible for Bowe Bergdahl’s release. But he could never have done so without an assist from the American press. It’s been no secret that we’ve never before seen an administration where … Continue reading

  87. The Looming Battle of Baghdad

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 25 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am MDT

    As a new President is chosen, ISIS troops seem to be preparing for assault on Baghdad

  88. Catholic Bishops: Obama 'Implements Discrimination'

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 25 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am MDT

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  89. Police: Lesbian Molester’s ‘Multiple Acts of Digital Penetration’ of Girl, 8

    The Other McCain | 25 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am MDT

    Allegations of atrocious abuse in New Jersey: A 25-year-old Wharton woman has been accused of sexually assaulting an then-8-year-old girl — as well as punching and kicking the child in the stomach on multiple occasions. Whitney Ball has been charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault, and […]

  90. Records Showing Antarctic Ice Growth Must Be All Wrong

    Sweetness & Light | 25 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am MDT

    From an unfazed Los Angeles Times:

    Study casts doubt on rate of Antarctic sea ice growth

    By Julia Rosen | July 24, 2014

    A new study suggests that scientists must reexamine records that show increases in Antarctic sea ice since 1979. Researchers found that something changed in the way satellite data get converted into ice cover, but they can’t yet identify the exact nature of the change, or whether it fixed a problem or introduced one.

    In other words, since all the data shows that the ice in Antarctica is actually growing rather than receding as is should we global warming, the ‘scientists’ have decided the data must be wrong. Even though they can’t say why or where it is wrong.

    Isn’t science fun?

    They can say that their results show either Antarctic sea ice has not expanded as much as previously reported or it has been gaining ground for longer than scientists realized.


  91. NYT: It’s Not Obama’s Fault, Presidents Have Little Power

    Sweetness & Light | 25 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am MDT

    From a shameless New York Times:

    Obama and the Myth of Presidential Control

    By Brendan Nyhan | JULY 24, 2014

    One of the most common criticisms of presidents — especially struggling ones during their second term — is that they have lost control of events. This charge, which has been leveled at chief executives such as Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, has become a mantra lately in coverage of President Obama, who faces a stalled legislative agenda and crises in Ukraine, Gaza and at the border with Mexico.

    When did anyone ever say that President Reagan lost control of events? Or even President Bush? They certainly never escaped any blame that way. (But that didn’t stop the NYT from posting a series of photographs of President Reagan with this article.)

    What happened?


  92. Video summary of the Heartland #ICCC9 conference – plus a look at the “big oil” connection

    Watts Up With That? | 25 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am MDT

    This short video (4:30) was shot and edited by videographer Paul Budline from New Jersey, and it encapsulates short clips from many of the speakers at the conference. It is a good summary and worth your time. There’s a bit … Continue reading

  93. Pelosi: Pass Border Money - Keep Immigration Law Reform 'Separate'

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am MDT

    Eric Scheiner

    Nancy Pelosi

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ( Starr)

    ( -  House Minority Leader Rep.

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  94. Gruber: States Without Exchanges Will Get No Subsidies

    Sweetness & Light | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am MDT

    From Breitbart:

    Obamacare Architect: States Without Exchanges Get No Subsidies

    by John Sexton | July 24, 2014

    Jonathan Gruber, a "key architect" of  Obamacare was caught on tape in 2012 saying states which do not set up an Obamacare exchange are not eligible for subsidies. His admission mirrors the arguments of plaintiffs in the Halbig case and has the potential to push Obamacare to the brink of collapse…

    Supporters of the law have argued that the bill was poorly drafted. They claim the apparent limitation of federal subsidies to state-based exchanges was merely a legislative typo. And since it was a typo, they argue, courts should look to the intent of the lawmakers…

    [In] a 2012 video of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber stating unequivocally that subsidies are not available in states which do not set up their own exchanges:

    Q: The health information exchanges for the states and it’s my understanding that if states don’t provide them that the federal government will provide them.


  95. Video: Key ObamaCare Drafter Says in 2012 That You Don’t Get Subsidies on Federal Exchanges – Updated with more video

    Patterico's Pontifications | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am MDT

    Bring out the flaming skull, or the nuclear bomb, or the siren, or whatever mental image you prefer to accompany Big News: [I]n January 2012, Jonathan Gruber—an MIT economics professor whom the The New York Times has called “Mr. Mandate” for his pivotal role in helping the Obama administration and Congress draft the Affordable Care […]

  96. Lawsuit Seeks Damages From EPA, ‘A Toxic Waste Dump of Lawlessness’

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am MDT

    Susan Jones

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  97. Quick Links I Have Meant to Blog

    Patterico's Pontifications | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am MDT

    Which means some of them are a day or two old. Mom’s in town, so that takes precedence. ONE. Ezra Klein assures you that Halbig is not going to destroy ObamaCare: The Halbig case could destroy Obamacare. But it won’t. The Supreme Court simply isn’t going to rip insurance from tens of millions of people […]

  98. Jonathan Tobin Answers my Question

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am MDT

    Last week I asked the question: Where are the Gaza Bomb Shelters Where is the siren system? Where are the shelters purchased with either western aid or Arab oil money? For 10 years Hamas has owned the Gaza strip, they have had complete control of the area and while they’ve managed to acquire rockets to […]

  99. House RINOs Fear Backlash For Not Giving Obama $3.7B

    Sweetness & Light | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am MDT

    From The Hill:

    House Republicans fear backlash from punting border bill to the fall

    By Peter Schroeder and Cristina Marcos | July 24, 2014

    House Republicans are growing anxious about leaving town for the August recess without passing a border bill. Ahead of a pivotal conference meeting Friday morning, rank-and-file lawmakers are openly fretting about the questions they would face from constituents if they break from legislative work without taking action to address the surge of child migrants into the United States.

    This is pretty hilarious. Especially coming as it does from the same media outlet that told us back on July 12th: ‘Immigration reform fizzles as campaign issue for Democrats.’

    But now we are supposed to believe the House Republicans will suffer if they don’t give Obama a $4 billion dollar slush fund which will line the pocket of pro-amnesty lawyers and judges and other Democrat operatives.


  100. June 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) and Lower Troposphere Temperature Anomaly Update

    Watts Up With That? | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am MDT

    Sorry this update is late. I got sidetracked with the post about Risbey et al. (2014), and the post about the new climate model, now with knobs. This post provides an update of the data for the three primary suppliers … Continue reading

  101. Answer Meee These Questions, Uh, Two

    Patterico's Pontifications | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am MDT

    1) What color is a yield sign? 2) How old are you? Don’t look at anyone else’s answer until you have formulated your own answer in your head, and left it in the comments. You needn’t answer #2 if it’s too personal.

  102. NYT Is Outraged: TX National Guard Could Make Arrests

    Sweetness & Light | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am MDT

    From a white-knuckled New York Times:

    National Guard in Texas Could Get Arrest Power

    By MANNY FERNANDEZ | JULY 24, 2014

    HOUSTON — When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected by some. By deploying them himself rather than through Washington, he has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions, something Guard troops in past border deployments have been prohibited from doing.

    The NYT and the rest of our media need to pick a story and stick to it. They had previously objected to putting the National Guard on the border because ‘that would just be symbolic.’ Since, they said, the Nation Guard wouldn’t have the power to arrest or deport anyone.


  103. Holiday Memories You'll Cherish Forever

    SteynOnline | 25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    One of the reasons why so many Americans oppose amnesty and a "path to citizenship" for illegal aliens is because, even if one buys it in utilitarian terms, to accept that an honorable American identity can be born from an illegal act seems to mock the

  104. John Kerry to the rescue (of Hamas?): Seven-day “truce” proposed (Updates – no truce yet)

    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 25 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am MDT

    Updates: Conflicting reports as to whether a formal ceasefire offer even was made

  105. ‘Splatter From an Execution’

    The Other McCain | 25 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am MDT

    Yesterday, reacting to the botched lethal-injection execution of an Arizona murderer, I said: “Bring Back the Firing Squad. . . . It was good enough for Gary Gilmore.” And most people probably thought, “Hahaha. Stacy’s just being sarcastic again.” Well, guess what? A federal appeals court judge had made basically the same argument: “Using drugs […]

  106. Sen. Johanns: With Obama Term Running Out, Expect 'A Blizzard of Regulations'

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 25 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am MDT

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  107. President Obama Says He Wants To Work With House Republicans, Then Tells Liberal Donors That Republicans Are “Off The Rails” 

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 25 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am MDT

    President Obama is trying to have his fundraising cake, and eat it too. While off on a six-event Democrat fundraising swing in California (during the middle of two major international crises in Israel and Ukraine, and another crisis on our southern border), President Obama told a roomful of liberal donors that Republicans had “gone off the rails,” urging ...

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  108. Ryan Outlines His Anti-Poverty Program: Same Price, Different Providers

    CNS News - Top Headlines | 25 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am MDT

    Susan Jones

    Ryan Poverty Plan

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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  109. Kentucky, Virginia, & Iran

    Southern Political Report | 25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

  110. Texas GOP pols sign border letter

    Southern Political Report | 25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    All 26 congressional Republicans have written President Barack Obama urging him to enforce current immigration law and take executive action to stem the influx of undocumented children along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  111. Battle lines form in advance of EPA hearing

    Southern Political Report | 25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    ATLANTA -- A public hearing in Atlanta next week on proposed federal air-quality standards is drawing vocal opponents and critics from across the political spectrum armed with press conferences, rallies and television ads. 

  112. New paper finds the climate to be ‘highly nonlinear’

    Watts Up With That? | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am MDT

    But, we already knew that from experience. However, a lot of models still treat climate as a mostly or near linear process, and that’s why they aren’t performing particularly well at even predicting the present. (via the Hockeyschtick) A paper … Continue reading

  113. Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

    Wizbang | 25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am MDT

    It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners for last week’s contest and this week’s will be announced Monday morning.

  114. LIVE AT FIVE: 07.25.14

    The Other McCain | 25 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am MDT

    – compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Kerry Proposes Week-Long Truce In Gaza Fighting UN school hit by fire in Gaza; predictable protests blame IDF Israeli women do Gaza strip for IDF Palestinian desperation fueling mounting Hamas truce demands Israel continues offensive; Gaza death toll now over 800 Russian Artillery Caught Firing On Ukraine Targets Ukraine […]

  115. Onwards, Ever Onwards

    Watts Up With That? | 25 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am MDT

    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been remiss in my duties as travel correspondent. When last heard from, the gorgeous ex-fiancee and I were rolling out of Butte, Montana in a rented car. At the end of the day, we … Continue reading

  116. Report Questions Motives Behind Post-Midterm Timing Of Obama Administration’s Next Wave Of Regulations

    Personal Liberty | 24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm MDT

    A new report from the American Action Forum suggests President Barack Obama may have had this year’s midterm elections in mind when coordinating the implementation of a bevy of new environmental, health, finance and labor regulations.

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  117. Senate NSA Bill Could Come As Early As Next Week

    Personal Liberty | 24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm MDT

    A Senate compromise on how the government should dial down its out-of-control surveillance could be revealed as early as next Tuesday, according to Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy.

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  118. Ben’s (And Barry’s) Big Huge Week

    Personal Liberty | 24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm MDT

    Just imagine having to deal with multiple crises while simultaneously trying to fix your short game. No wonder President Barack Obama looks tired. Lucky for him, he’s got another vacation coming up soon. We need Obama to get his rest. Otherwise, he might do something stupid.

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  119. Maine Governor Curbs Public Assistance To ‘Able-Bodied’ Recipients Unless They Work

    Personal Liberty | 24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm MDT

    Acting on the order of Republican Governor Paul LePage, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday the State would stop administering Federal food stamp benefits to capable residents who do not hold jobs, receive job training or do volunteer work.

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  120. Where Feminism Comes From

    The Other McCain | 24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm MDT

    Earlier, I quoted a Canadian feminist blog about “how bullies and abusers function” and then — having “set the hook,” as a fisherman might say — reeled off the history of the Brett Kimberlin case, without getting into the specific issues the Canadian feminist was talking about, which are interesting enough that they deserve their […]

  121. Video Stalker American Bridge Hits NC Candidate

    Da Tech Guy On DaRadio Blog | 24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm MDT

    By A.P. Dillon I’ve just gotten back from the Common Core call to action event, We Will Not Conform and my inbox has exploded. While I want to write about that experience in this article, I’m stepping away from it for a moment to write about something else. If you want to catch up on the We […]

  122. The REAL War on Women: Islamists in Iraq Order All Women to Undergo Female Genital Mutilation

    Wizbang | 24 Jul 2014 | 5:40 pm MDT

    While the liars on the American left prattle on about the non-existent “Republican war on woman,” there is a real and true war on women going on in the areas of Iraq now under control of the ISIS Muslim terrorist forces. These inhuman Muslim monsters just announced that they will force every woman to undergo […]

  123. Russia Providing Direct Help to Ukrainian Separatists?

    Patterico's Pontifications | 24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm MDT

    [guest post by JVW] You don’t say! Color me surprised – well, maybe not. Good thing that President Prom Queen now has all that flexibility that he promised Putin in the run-up to the 2012 elections. - JVW

  124. Religion of Peace Orders Little Girls’ Clitori Cut Off

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 24 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm MDT

    And the “feminist” movement in the U.S. doesn’t make a peep, because their muslim subhuman allies in bringing down the hated patriarchal cisgendered Western civilization are more important than moral consistency. Because they’re leftists. Morals don’t enter into it. They’d personally rape every 6 year old on the planet if it would bring about their

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  125. MENSCH: Ted Cruz Blocks State Dept Nominees Over Aid to HAMAS, Grounded Flights to Israel

    Debbie Schlussel | 24 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel Ted Cruz is truly the only Republican with any balls (for the record, it’s a foregone conclusion that no Dems have any) and the only one who deserves the GOP Presidential nomination in the near future. He demonstrates his courage time and again no matter the issue. And this time, he’s doing […]

  126. Why Does Anyone Defend Hamas And The Palestinian Culture Of Death? (Guest Post)

    Flopping Aces | 24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm MDT

    “Why in God’s name does anyone show sympathy, and support for a terrorist organization?” – Former Congressman Allen West And that is the question that should be asked. It boggles the mind and offends the senses that there is EVEN … Continue reading

  127. The Next $ean Eldridge is . . .

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 24 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm MDT

    An opportunity to run for Congress opens up and a media-shy Manhattan liberal moves upstate from his $5 million apartment in the city and will use his spouse’s multimillion dollar fortune to try and buy the election. It’s understandable if you think I’m talking about $ean Eldridge . . . but I’m not. I’m talking ...

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  128. Two EPA Officials Testified Twice About Their New Carbon Regulations. They Completely Contradicted Each Other

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 24 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm MDT

    What’s the goal of Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency’s latest carbon regulations. It depends on who you ask. “This is not about pollution control,” EPA Administration Gina McCarthy told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday. “It’s about increased efficiency at our plants.” But just last month, a top deputy to McCarthy testified to a ...

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  129. New York Times’ Egan Shows Vast Ignorance of Religion, the Founders and the Constitution

    Wizbang | 24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am MDT

    In the pages of The New York Times columnist Timothy Egan unleashed an attack on religion that was at once wholly uninformed about both religion and American history yet entirely typical of how uninformed liberals typically are about both religion and history. Egan’s anti-religious rant was also quite hysterical by saying that there is little […]

  130. Want to Work for Nancy Pelosi’s Top Candidate?

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 24 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am MDT

    John Foust’s campaign team, AKA the DCCC, is looking for campaign staff and are asking all interested parties to drop off their resume today at the Democratic National Headquarters in Washington. (see email below) Nothing says local like having your campaign run by Nancy Pelosi’s campaign arm. We wanted to be helpful so I drafted ...

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  131. The prophetic words of John Roberts

    Flopping Aces | 24 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am MDT

    Today EJ Dionne wrote an article long on whining and short on logic about the conflicting decisions regarding Obamacare: By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of … Continue reading

  132. The Man Who Never Calls

    SteynOnline | 24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    There was an odd moment during Tuesday's White House press briefing when Ed Henry of Fox News noted that the President was spending three out of five days this week fundraising for his party, and wondered, in effect, whether he still did any work. Press

  133. The Man Who Wasn't There (cont)

    SteynOnline | 24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    Meriam Ibrahim is out of the prison state of Sudan and in the free world. Sentenced to death for apostasy by Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa and forced to give birth to her baby while shackled to the wall in the filthy women's prison at Omdurman, Meriam

  134. President Obama’s Motorcade In L.A. Stopped A Pregnant Woman In Labor From Getting To A Hospital 

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 24 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am MDT

    According to the Blaze, a pregnant woman who had just entered labor was unable to cross the street to get to a medical center because authorities had blocked off the road for President Obama’s motorcade. “This woman is in labor but can’t get to Cedars cuz of Obama!!!” one witness tweeted on the scene, along ...

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  135. 40 Years Later, “Death Wish” Movie’s Message as Relevant as Ever

    Debbie Schlussel | 24 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel Forty years ago today, on July 24, 1974, “Death Wish“–one of America’s most controversial and influential movies–was released. Its message–that retribution against criminals works and that armed citizens who fight back, lower the crime rate–is as relevant as ever. Today, with powerful liberals, including billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and […]

  136. NBC News: Now Even Fellow Dems Criticizing Obama’s “Fundraising Firestorm”

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 24 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am MDT

    Via Republican National Committee

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  137. Group gathers to celebrate statewide ballot with five African-American women

    Southern Political Report | 24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    ATLANTA -- Several black women, including elected officials and community leaders, gathered Wednesday to discuss how Georgia will make history in November. For the first time in the state and nation, five African-American women will be on a statewide ballot. 

  138. Florida, South Carolina, & Dixie Cities

    Southern Political Report | 24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

  139. Paul courts African Americans at Urban League

    Southern Political Report | 24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), as part of a methodical effort to reach out to voters beyond the Republican base, will use a speech Friday to the National Urban League to unveil a major push on education reform, which he said will include “school choice, vouchers, charter schools, you name it — I think we need innovation.”

  140. Religion of Peace Spreading their Message of Love and Understanding in Paris

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 23 Jul 2014 | 10:33 pm MDT

    Or, more accurately, Kristallnachting the Hades out of the city (h/t Ace). Riot police fired tear gas and fought running battles with pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris this afternoon after a banned protest march turned violent. About 6,000 mostly peaceful protesters And we all know what it means when a bunch of supine, nutless Brit-twit “journalists”

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  141. The Halbig and King Decisions Highlight the FUBAR that is Obamacare

    Wizbang | 23 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm MDT

    Yesterday, a The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Halbig v. Burwell.  The plaintiff, Jacqueline Halbig, was the senior policy adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush.  In her lawsuit, Halbig contended that under the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

  142. The NRCC, Along With Other GOP Committees, Just Launched Register.GOP To Help Republicans Win In November

    National Republican Congressional Committee | 23 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm MDT

    The National Republican Congressional Committee, along with other Republican committees, including the RNC and the NRSC, just launched a new powerful collaboration to register more people to vote in advance of the 2014 midterm elections. It’s called And it’s going to help Republicans win in November. represents a major advancement in cooperation among Republican ...

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  143. Obama hides Sherrod emails in Breitbart lawsuit

    Flopping Aces | 23 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm MDT

    After a while it gets difficult to decide what Obama’s biggest lie is. Transparency is right up there: Obama says his is ‘most transparent administration’ ever President Obama on Thursday hailed his administration for its transparency. “This is the most … Continue reading

  144. The jobless future?

    Cold Fury | 23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm MDT

    Okay, we can argue the merits of this one all day long, I suppose, but I just had to put this quote up here ’cause I think it’s funny as hell: It will be like the future that Autodesk CEO Carl Bass once described to me: “The factory of the future will have only two …

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  145. Just Who is Paying the $10K Coyote Fees for Illegals to Get Here?

    Wizbang | 23 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm MDT

    A recent interview with the human traffickers known as “coyotes” reveals that they charge from between $5,000 to $10,000 US per individual to be guided from Central America to our border only leave the illegal immigrants to their own devices to stream across the border to take advantage of Obama’s amnesty policies. But, are we […]

  146. VIDEO: Howard Stern Gets It Right on Israel, Jews, HAMASnik Celebs (NSFW)

    Debbie Schlussel | 23 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel As you probably know, I used to be a regular on the Howard Stern show (but haven’t been for several years by my choice). Yes, Howard Stern is a complete, unabashed liberal. But on the Middle East, Howard and I see eye to eye, and it’s not new that Howard sees the […]

  147. Make mine…nine?

    Cold Fury | 23 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am MDT

    Since the H&K post and subsequent discussion the other day, I’ve been mulling this over some myself: Once upon a time, I was sold upon the “bigger is better” theory of handgun bullets. I even—for a very short time—bought the line of gun store commandos and Internet warriors of “one-shot stoppers,” the claimed vast superiority …

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  148. Where’s the Orkin man when you need him?

    Cold Fury | 23 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am MDT

    Or perhaps a big can of Raid might do the job. The idea was that you’d go to your state “exchange”, sign up for Obamacare, and avail yourself of the generously subsidized health insurance. Unfortunately, most states declined to create exchanges, so the federal government set up one of its own, which, in Obamacare terms, …

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  149. South Carolina, Tennessee, & Kentucky

    Southern Political Report | 23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am MDT

  150. Eggheads

    Cold Fury | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm MDT

    Best sum-up of the Pretend pResident yet. With the backsliding economy, the collapse of Iraq, the record rise in disability, the slow-motion invasion along our southern borders — actively assisted by the current administration — and the fixation on imaginary threats over real-world problems, we have now arrived at an inflection point in the development …

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  151. Evil by choice

    Cold Fury | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:22 pm MDT

    A timely reminder of who done what to whom. Today, we are yet again being inundated with tales of Palestinian woe after Hamas’s familiar barbarism has provoked an Israeli military response. It thus bears remembering that the Palestinian people chose Hamas. What ever happened to all those Democracy Project paeans to self-determination? Hamas is Palestinian …

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  152. All the Spew That’s Unfit to be Printed

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:04 pm MDT

    His Imperial Majesty has seldom laughed as hard as he did when he read one Tim Egan’s nonsensical blather of a column from this Saturday, in which he blames G-d for everything under the sun and proceeds to compare the Hobby Lobby decision to the Crusades. Or 9/11. Or whatever the Hades it is that

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  153. The a**holes of “True Blood” fail in effort to embarass Sarah Palin

    Flopping Aces | 22 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm MDT

    “Republic*nt” That’s how liberals view women, especially Hollyweird liberals. “True Blood”, the perversely sex-soaked bacchanalia masquerading as a vampire show on HBO that Caligula could have written, tried to lure Sarah Palin into compromising herself on the show: Former Alaska … Continue reading

  154. Your Day in Moderate American Islam: Mosque Leaders Tried to Cut Off Man’s Hands – Sharia “Justice”

    Debbie Schlussel | 22 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm MDT

    By Debbie Schlussel I meant to get to this Sunday, but didn’t. Still, it bears posting now because it is yet another of the gazillion examples that American Muslims are no more “moderate” than Muslims in Riyadh, Tehran, or Gaza City. In fact, they try to impose the most uncivilized of Muslim practices from the […]

  155. Escape while you can

    Cold Fury | 22 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm MDT

    Before they make that illegal along with your products, and your very existence. Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened …

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  156. Hobby Lobby Chickenhawks (Guest Post)

    Flopping Aces | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm MDT

    The left has got itself up in arms in its outrage of the week; can you guess what it is? Swapping a military deserter who is possibly guilty of treason for several terrorist leaders? Maybe the fact that our president … Continue reading

  157. Exchange You Can Believe In

    SteynOnline | 22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    Just because American influence has vanished abroad and American sovereignty has been surrendered at the southern border doesn't mean that back in Washington all the old Obama scandals aren't still rumbling on, delightfully unspoilt by progress. For

  158. Chemistry Lessons

    SteynOnline | 21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    James Garner was one of those actors who was watchable in almost anything, even commercials. He had great sexual chemistry, which is why his leading ladies loved working with him. For my money, when it comes to Sixties sex comedies, he was better with

  159. Fields of Blood

    SteynOnline | 21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am MDT

    The two big international headlines of the moment are the downing of the Malaysian jet over Ukraine and Israel's incursion into Gaza. On the face of it, these two stories don't have much in common, but they are in fact part of the same story. To know

  160. Useless Nitwits, Arming Terrorists Since… Forever

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 17 Jul 2014 | 11:07 pm MDT

    Now they’ve been caught hiding Ham-ass missiles in their UN “schools.” Some 20 rockets were found Wednesday in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the organization confirmed Thursday. The weapons were found in “the course of the regular inspection of its premises,” UNRWA said in a statement, adding

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  161. Anybody Up For Pizza?

    Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler | 17 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm MDT

    Looks like it’s on, and the market is going go be flooded by Paleosimian Crispy Critter Snacks right soon: Israeli tanks, infantry and engineering units were ordered to launch a broad front assault on Gaza on Thursday by Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu as last ditch efforts to secure a ceasefire deal in Cairo collapsed.

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  162. Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind your own crumbling city! | 10 Jul 2014 | 10:27 pm MDT

    Shooting off his mouth…again Hey, Snotty Bloomberg: Mind your own crumbling city! by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Some sore losers just don’t know when to pick up their billion-dollar marbles and go away. Far, far away. I’m looking at you, Michael Bloomberg. The former New York City mayor mouthed off about my adopted […]

  163. Sen. Patty Murray authors ‘Not My Boss’s Business Act’ to exempt O-care from law she voted for in ’93 | 9 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm MDT

    Band Aids for self-inflicted wounds

  164. Obama’s Immigration Lawyers’ Enrichment Act | 9 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am MDT

    Obama’s Immigration Lawyers’ Enrichment Act by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 The American Dream is dying for tens of millions of unemployed, underemployed and long-term jobless citizens. But the White House has guaranteed that one sector of the U.S. economy will thrive for decades to come: Open-borders immigration lawyers. Don’t believe the fibbing D.C. […]

  165. ‘Sobby Lobby’ rides again: Forget ‘it’s the law,’ Harry Reid pledges action against Hobby Lobby ruling | 9 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am MDT

    "It's the law," Harry

  166. Uh huh: Costco says decision to pull Dinesh D’Souza’s book from shelves not political; Update: Costco caves | 8 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm MDT

    Not at all

  167. Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Romney’s the man in 2016 | 8 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am MDT


  168. NOW’s pitiful attempt to kick the habit: Little Sisters of the Poor included on ‘Dirty 100′ list | 7 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm MDT

    Enemies of the State

  169. A mess in Mississippi

    » Today’s Top News | 2 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm MDT

    Challenger Chris McDaniel alleges vote-buying and vote fraud in Senator Thad Cochran's runoff victory.

  170. Poll says Obama worst president in 70 years, respondents wish they had chosen Romney instead

    » Today’s Top News | 2 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am MDT

    Hey, maybe competence is more desirable in a President than empathy, after all!

  171. Tom Steyer wants to ‘penalize people’ who add to ‘climate risk’

    » Today’s Top News | 2 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am MDT

    “If we can get this right, I think there’s no doubt that our economy is going to continue to do very well.”

  172. Facebook experiment conducted during online piracy protests

    » Today’s Top News | 2 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am MDT

    Facing backlash from users and researchers over the ethics and legality of a recently revealed week-long experiment.

  173. Landrieu strikes out with Obama, Reid on Keystone Pipeline

    » Today’s Top News | 2 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am MDT

    Attempting to get their support for building the Keystone XL pipeline.

  174. Flood of illegal immigrants coming

    » Today’s Top News | 2 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am MDT

    Tens of thousands of illegals are in the process of being released into communities throughout the nation.

  175. Exclusive: Inside the VA’s spin-’n-stonewall machine

    » Today’s Top News | 2 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am MDT

    Truth-seekers are apparently treated the same by the VA spin patrol: as nuisances and threats to their power and comfort.

  176. Detroit Grandmother Fights Off Attackers with .45

    Fresh Ink | 12 May 2014 | 11:23 am MDT

    A Detroit grandmother's siblings are calling her Rambo after she used her licensed .45 caliber handgun to fight off two armed men who attacked her in her own driveway over the weekend. Paris Ainsworth was shot four times during the attack, but was able to return fire with eight bullets of her own. Ainsworth, a […]

  177. The Real War on Women

    Fresh Ink | 12 May 2014 | 11:18 am MDT

    Kidnapped. Coerced into religious conversion. Denied an education. Forced into marriage. Sold into slavery. Relegated to second-class citizenship. Western society, take note -- this is what a real "war on women" looks like. The terror campaign being waged in Nigeria by radical Islamist group Boko Haram should galvanize the entire freedom-loving world in outrage at […]

  178. Why Didn't Hillary Put Boko Haram on Terrorist Watch List?

    Fresh Ink | 12 May 2014 | 5:55 am MDT

    Hillary Clinton missed another 3 a.m. phone call. Not just in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, when our ambassador, Navy Seals and other personnel were brutally killed by Islamic terrorists. Now we learn she missed the call to action in Nigeria, when as secretary of state she failed to put Boko Haram killers on the […]

  179. Obama Lauds NFL for Gay Football Player

    Fresh Ink | 12 May 2014 | 5:40 am MDT

    WASHINGTON, (UPI) --President Obama is the latest to honor St. Louis Ram Michael Sam, who made history yesterday by being the first openly gay man drafted by an NFL team. In a statement released earlier the White House said: The President congratulates Michael Sam, the Rams and the NFL for taking an important step forward […]

  180. Colorado banks over $25M in marijuana revenue since legalization

    Fresh Ink | 12 May 2014 | 5:35 am MDT

    Marijuana has already generated Colorado nearly $25 million in revenue since legalization, between taxes, licenses, and fees. Before it even became legal to sell recreational marijuana on Jan. 1 of this year, the state had already collected over $3 million in licensing fees. And in the first three months of this year alone, Colorado's raked […]

  181. When Will People Tire of the Perpetually Offended?

    Fresh Ink | 10 May 2014 | 5:55 am MDT

    Out Boulder, an LGBTQ advocacy group, has launched an online petition seeking to pressure organizers of the Bolder Boulder to drop their slogan "Sea Level is for Sissies" because they say the word "sissies" is derogatory. But race organizers say they have no plans to retire the slogan. The petition was posted Wednesday by […]

  182. How ethanol boosts the price of your hamburger

    Fresh Ink | 10 May 2014 | 5:45 am MDT

    Checked the price of hamburger at the grocery store lately? Whoa! Beef prices have been soaring, along with the cost of dairy, fruits and vegetables. Drought in California and elsewhere accounts for some of the rise. Strong demand for U.S. food from abroad accounts for some too. Not much consumers can do about that, other […]

  183. Prominent In Today’s News….

    Common Sense Junction | 25 Jan 2014 | 2:00 am MST

    Current news summaries and breaking stories about politics, business and technology. -- All the headlines fit to read.

  184. ObamaCare EMS

    Common Sense Junction | 13 Jan 2014 | 7:46 am MST

  185. We Wish You A Very Happy New Year!

    Common Sense Junction | 28 Dec 2013 | 2:49 am MST

  186. A & E Lifts Duck Dynasty Ban

    Common Sense Junction | 28 Dec 2013 | 1:50 am MST

    Report: A & E will conduct a nationwide campaign to apologize for Phil Robertson’s Christianity. FNC and others are gushing with news that the A & E cable channel has ‘relented’ to public pressure and lifted the ‘ban’ of Phil Robertson from the super-hit Duck Dynasty show. That means Phil will be on the show […]

  187. The Curse of Amendment XXVI

    Common Sense Junction | 26 Dec 2013 | 7:13 am MST

    Can you believe this country has degraded to this state? During the 3-1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer […]

  188. Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

    Common Sense Junction | 23 Dec 2013 | 3:47 pm MST

    Anybody that objects to “Christmas” can go pound sand. I will return in 2014….

  189. The Genuine ‘Duck Dynasty’ Conflict

    Common Sense Junction | 23 Dec 2013 | 2:22 pm MST

    Larry Alex Taunton at The Atlantic: Robertson’s remarks were met with indignation. A&E swiftly suspended Robertson with the justification that “His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.” This seems obvious given that the show is about Robertson’s family and […]

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