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Creating New Democrats Through Immigration

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2014

And using your tax dollars to do it.

Obama’s immigration plan has been criticized by many conservatives as nothing more than a plan to create new voters for the Democratic Party. If that’s true, which is likely, what could be worse? How about using taxpayer funds to do it? Daniel Wiser of the Washington Free Beacon reports: Taxpayer-Funded Immigrant Advocacy Group Blasts…
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The NHL mumps outbreak and what it means for the US

Posted by  ▪  December 16, 2014

Adults should check their vaccination status so they don’t get sidelined.

It looks like a mumps outbreak has body-checked the National Hockey League! This is the most baffling sports medicine story of the year: Thirteen NHL players and two referees have been diagnosed with mumps—a potentially severe and exceedingly viral infection that classically causes fever, body aches, malaise, and in about half of…
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The ethical conundrum of the Sony hack story

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

…and the matter of “stolen data”

The media has created its own uproar over the Sony Hack. Business Insider has called it an “act of war,” and now Sony is trotting out its lawyers and demanding that media agencies refrain from reporting the contents of the stolen data, and delete anything they may have acquired as a…
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Our Senate Majority has their committee assignments

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

Republicans playing to their strengths.

Today, the Senate released committee assignments for the 114th Congress, and revealed just how big of a difference having a majority can hold. Republicans are set to gain as many as three seats on the powerful Judiciary, Finance, and Environment and Public Works Committees, which means Republicans will have an early…
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Harvard Law Review Editor on exam delay request: Our Weakness is Our Strength

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

“our nation is starving for a genuine discussion about mental health.”

As we reported, a coalition of student groups at Harvard Law School demanded exam delays due to student trauma over the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand jury refusals to indict. There was withering criticism, including here. HLS refused to budge, but did agree to counseling, meetings, and other steps. William Desmond, a…
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Should Elizabeth Warren run for President? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

No one expects the Elizabeth Warren-mentum.

The internets have exploded with Elizabeth Warren-mentum. Elizabeth Warren is playing hard to get when it comes to running for President. She still “is” not running, which literally is true, but never says that under no circumstances will she ever run: Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not running for president, but might she…
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The Sydney hostage situation ended in bloodshed, of course

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

Could it have ended any other way? No.

Last night’s hostage situation in Sydney lasted almost 17 hours and captivated the entire world, which was of course exactly what Islamic cleric Man Haron Monis had in mind when he walked into that cafe. When the guns stopped firing, a man and woman lay dead, four more were rushed away…
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Will the New Center-Left Coalition Unseat Netanyahu?

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

The upcoming Israeli election is a referendum on the Prime Minister, not a struggle for the soul of the country

Following the dissolution of the Israeli government this week, Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog and Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni agreed to join forces in an effort to unseat Likud as the governing party. At The Times of Israel Haviv Rettig Gur wrote a positive analysis of the merger, arguing that in bringing…
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If you are reading this, congratulations, you made it

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

Somehow, we survived.

Someone forwarded this video. Pretty much says so much about the nanny state and nanny culture. If you are reading this, you are a survivor. Congratulations. I can’t believe we made it. from Bart Mitchum on Vimeo.
 
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Break the Internet: David Koch Edition

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

“What I want these candidates to do is support a balanced budget…”

The campaign finance provision of the #CRomnibus spending bill has refocused bipartisan ire on the scourge of “money in politics,” and has renewed progressive mouth-foaming over the allegedly infamous influence of the Koch brothers on the rise of conservative politics in America. Barbara Walters has included billionaire David Koch in her list…
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Texas Pushes for Open Carry

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

Don’t tread on the Second Amendment

When you think of Texas, you probably think of a magical wonderland of beer, brisket, and high-powered weaponry, all proudly put on display as if to say, “This is America, and we have won it.” If you’re indeed thinking that, you’re absolutely right, of course; but you may be surprised to know…
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Branco Cartoon – Scaredy-cat

Posted by  ▪  December 15, 2014

Fear Itself

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Hostage Situation in Sydney Cafe (Live Video Feed)

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

***Developing…***

New South Wales olice officers are handling what many suspect could be a hostage situation in a downtown Sydney cafe. Bloomberg reports: About half a dozen armed officers wearing helmets and body armor were stationed on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Martin Place, about 20 meters from the Lindt cafe entrance. Pedestrians…
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Former CIA Official: Democrats Knew About Enhanced Interrogation Techniques

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

“All of these people knew exactly what we were doing.”

Democrats are trying to make political hay out of the recently released and highly partisan “torture report” even though they were briefed on enhanced interrogation techniques as far back as 2002. Former CIA official Jose Rodriguez, who oversaw counterterrorism from 2002 to 2004, appeared on Fox News Sunday today. When asked directly…
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Who Wins the Award for Best Bombing of Iraq?

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

The envelope please…

Nick Gillespie of the famed Libertarian magazine Reason is a pretty funny guy. In a new video from Reason TV, Gillespie plays host of the “Military Industrial Complex Awards” to hand out the prize for best bombing of Iraq. Which of the last four presidents will win? All of them have bombed…
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Rubio Establishes Foreign Policy Cred

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

A quiet contender?

The past few days may have been chock full of more strategy-derailing posturing and political theatre than we wanted or deserved, but hidden between the folds of intra-party fighting was a nugget of relevancy that we should dust off when we resume debates over who deserves to serve as our next…
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Real Life: Sharpton Rally Attendees Summon the “Black Jesus”

Posted by  ▪  December 14, 2014

It’s “Black Solidarity Sunday” today.

Yesterday, as they often do, thousands of protesters descended on Washington, DC to protest police brutality against black men. The rally, led by Al Sharpton and attended by high-profile activists in the black community, focused on promoting a “black agenda,” and railed against the typical enemies of the progressive community: the…
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