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Painting the Start of 2015 Red…with Measles!

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2015

One infected passenger spread measles to 3 others during Christmas travel.

Painting the Start of 2015 Red…with Measles!

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1/3/2015 at 4:38pm
Some Americans are experiencing an entirely different way of “painting the town red” this New Year. Measles infections are being reported in a number of states. North Carolina’s case is sparking concerns about a possible outbreak. A case of red measles, also known as Rubeola, was diagnosed earlier this week in Moorseville, North…
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Bill Whittle: in 2015, “think small!”

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2015

Here’s how you win big by thinking small. Happy 2015!

Bill Whittle: in 2015, “think small!”

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1/3/2015 at 2:35pm
Everything about America is big. We have big government, big schools, big corporations, and big containers of french fries that social etiquette doesn’t require we share with a friend. The strange thing about the wonderful bigness of everything we’re surrounded by is that we have no choice but to embrace the…
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Now They Tell Us: Dems Warn Not To Politicize CBO

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2015

Keep the bureaucracy neutral? Eric Holder and Lois Lerner were unavailable for comment.

Now They Tell Us: Dems Warn Not To Politicize CBO

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1/3/2015 at 12:45pm
Democrats, who have spent the better part of the last six years politicizing… everything, are suddenly concerned that Republicans might politicize the Congressional Budget Office with a new appointment. Vicki Needham of The Hill reported: Dems warn GOP: No ‘ideologue’ in budget job Senate Democrats are warning Republicans to tread carefully with their selection…
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What’s your top priority in 2016? Let this poll help you pick!

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2015

We’ve got 99 problems, and we can’t run on all of ’em.

What’s your top priority in 2016? Let this poll help you pick!

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1/3/2015 at 10:30am
Between the President’s executive orders, a spiraling health care delivery infrastructure, and a bloated welfare state, candidates gearing up for a run in 2016 have no shortage of material for stump speeches and e-mail blasts. But, as anyone who has looked at the data from previous cycles knows, some issues move…
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Goodbye 2014 Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2015

Your weekly dispatch from the world of higher education.

Goodbye 2014 Week at College Insurrection

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1/3/2015 at 8:30am
2014 was quite a year, wasn’t it? FIRE’s Speech Codes of the Year for 2014 The Year of Sexual Assault Hysteria on Campus Campus Reform Looks Back at Bias on Campus in 2014 What does the future hold? Will 2015 be a Good Year for Due Process on Campus? There Won’t be any Student Athlete Unions at…
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Send in the Marines

Posted by  ▪  January 3, 2015

To the rescue.

Send in the Marines

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1/3/2015 at 7:00am
From a reader in Ithaca: There is still hope. Spotted this morning in Wegman’s parking lot in Ithaca. Of course the car may be from out of town.
 

Former governor blames “bad press” for North Korea’s bad reputation

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2015

From the “I Don’t Have the Strength” Department…

Former governor blames “bad press” for North Korea’s bad reputation

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1/2/2015 at 9:15pm
There are some narratives that not even MSNBC should be expected to screw up—and yet, here we are. Today, Tamron Hall hosted former New Mexico Governor and UN Ambassador Bill Richardson to talk about Kim Jong Un’s barely-precedented call for a summit between between the leadership of North Korea and South…
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New dietary guidelines to include “climate change” considerations?

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2015

“You don’t want to recommend a diet that is going to poison the planet”

New dietary guidelines to include “climate change” considerations?

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1/2/2015 at 7:00pm
New dietary guidelines being considered by the Agricultural Department take into consideration “environmental cost.” The USDA’s recommendations eventually trickle down into school lunches and other federal programs. Every five years the USDA updates their dietary guidelines. Remember when we lost the iconic food pyramid to the “My Plate” thing? That was all…
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Senator Reid released from hospital with broken ribs and face

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2015

Wishing the former Senate Majority Leader a speedy recovery

Senator Reid released from hospital with broken ribs and face

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1/2/2015 at 5:30pm
Senator Reid was released from the hospital today after sustaining several broken bones in an exercising accident. Yesterday a workout machine he was using broke, causing him to fall. His office issued the following statement: “On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for…
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U. Chicago defeats anti-Israel academic boycott one drop of water at a time

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2015

Academic boycotters would rather people go thirsty than cooperate with Israeli Universities — think about that.

U. Chicago defeats anti-Israel academic boycott one drop of water at a time

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1/2/2015 at 4:00pm
When talking about the obsessive-compulsive haters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement, it’s easy to focus on opposing what they do. In fact, this weekend at the American Historical Association, some BDS activist-professors are trying to get business meeting rules waived so they can introduce a biased and inaccurate…
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USA: Still believe Norks behind Sony hack, and imposing sanctions

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2015

FBI standing by its position on responsibility for hack and threats.

USA: Still believe Norks behind Sony hack, and imposing sanctions

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1/2/2015 at 2:30pm
Despite widespread media and social media claims that the North Koreans were not behind the Sony hack, the U.S. government stands by the assertion that North Korea is the culprit. Obama signed an executive Order today imposing sanctions, as The Washington Post reports: President Obama, while vacationing in Hawaii, signed an executive order…
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HAPPENING NOW: CA giving driver’s licenses to illegals

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2015

No one saw this coming. No one. Nope.

HAPPENING NOW: CA giving driver’s licenses to illegals

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1/2/2015 at 1:00pm
In a move to “make lives easier,” California has initiated a driver’s license program for immigrants who are in the country illegally. The program went into effect today, and has doubled the number of applications for licenses submitted to the state. From the AP: California has begun accepting driver’s license applications from…
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Combat comes to US troops in Iraq

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2015

No boots on the ground, though.

Combat comes to US troops in Iraq

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1/2/2015 at 11:39am
U.S. troops’ boots may not “be on the ground” in the sense of the popular wartime narrative, but Islamic State insurgents are getting awfully close to where those boots are stationed. From the Washington Post: In Iraq’s western Anbar province, more than 300 U.S. troops are posted at a base in the…
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VIDEO: Brandeis U. Student Threatened for Reporting on Anti-Police Tweets

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2015

Family also harassed as progressive students side with student leader who expressed “no sympathy” for murdered NYPD officers.

VIDEO: Brandeis U. Student Threatened for Reporting on Anti-Police Tweets

http://youtu.be/IbUxOAUWa38
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1/2/2015 at 10:00am
We previously reported how Daniel Mael, a student reporter at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, was being threatened and attacked for reporting on anti-police tweets by a student leader, Student Reporter under Attack at Brandeis Univ. for Reporting On anti-Police Tweets. The student, Khadijah Lynch, was interviewed by The Boston Globe, and stands…
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Snow-bound Californians now paying “Global Warming” gas tax hike

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2015

Sacramento’s chickens now coming home to a cold roost.

Snow-bound Californians now paying “Global Warming” gas tax hike

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1/2/2015 at 8:30am
My family was set to see the snow in the local mountains today, until we discovered thousands of fellow Californians decided they were going to check out this novelty as well. Interstate 8 east ground to a halt, the mountain town of Julian became completely gridlocked in traffic — and access to…
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Liberals Waste no Time Pushing Gun Control in 2015

Posted by  ▪  January 2, 2015

Progressivism never sleeps.

Liberals Waste no Time Pushing Gun Control in 2015

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1/2/2015 at 7:00am
The ink on 2015 is barely dry, but that hasn’t stopped liberals from continuing their push for increased gun control. Seizing on the still-raw emotions of the shooting at Sandy Hook, Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker outlined what he calls their “moral work”: The Newtown Lawsuit and the Moral Work of Gun…
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5-year-old’s take on Princess Leia’s metal bikini would make feminists fume

Posted by  ▪  January 1, 2015

5-year-old’s take on Princess Leia’s metal bikini would make feminists fume

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1/1/2015 at 8:30pm
Adorably hilarious, this father-daughter conversation fantastically illustrates how behavior is learned. Modern “feminism” scoffs at the “sexual objectification” of Princess Leia, all the while, drooling over shirtless pictures of Ryan Gosling (because somehow that’s different). Flipping through a Star Wars book, this little girl found Princess Leia’s prison garb to be quite fabulous…
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