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Red State

  • Did NY Assemblyman Sheldon Silver (D) give up NY Senator Dean Skelos (R)?
    ...Mayyyyybe.The post Did NY Assemblyman Sheldon Silver (D) give up NY Senator Dean Skelos (R)? appeared first on RedState.
    - 19 hours ago, May 3, 2015 1:00 am -
  • Baltimore’s Self-Immolation: Democrats, You Built That

    Baltimore’s Self-Immolation:  Democrats, You Built That

    Nothing sharpens the focus on the Unbridgeable Crevice separating th*g (the word “thug” is now banned) apologists on the far left from those of us who use words because they mean something than Baltimore’s self-immolation. It’s really a tale…
    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 3:46 pm -
  • Tech at “Night”: Weekend Update

    Tech at “Night”: Weekend Update

    Sorry all. On a personal note this was a physically taxing week on me. The tourists gave me a bad cold early this week, and while I was only symptomatic for one day, I was physically weak and had difficulty getting things done the whole rest of the w…
    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 12:00 pm -
  • These 13 Republicans Cast Pro-Abortion Votes Last Night

    These 13 Republicans Cast Pro-Abortion Votes Last Night

    From the diaries... Last night, the U.S. House passed a Resolution (H. J. Res 43) to disapprove of a law passed by the District of Columbia that seeks to do two things: •    Force pro-life and religious organizations to pay for abortion coverage…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 7:00 pm -
  • PunditFact: never mind our conflicts of interest while we call you a liar

    PunditFact: never mind our conflicts of interest while we call you a liar

    As we go into the 2016 campaign season we will be beset by Democrat apparatchiks in the media claiming to "fact check" statements. While they claim to provide dispassionate analysis of various campaign claims they actually provide spin to allow liber…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 6:00 pm -
  • Six Baltimore Cops Charged in Freddie Gray Death

    Six Baltimore Cops Charged in Freddie Gray Death

    In a truly unusual and unexpected turn of events, police officers have been charged in connection with injuries sustained to a suspect in their custody. Per the Baltimore Sun, the six officers in charge of Freddie Gray's detention have been charged w…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 4:43 pm -
  • State: Iranian agreement violations are a feature not a bug

    State: Iranian agreement violations are a feature not a bug

    Many years ago an guy named Robert Ringer wrote a book called "Winning Through Intimidation." He counsels to always be willing to walk away from a deal and to make his case he offers an anecdote of a man who signs a commercial real estate contract an…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 3:00 pm -

Weekly Standard

  • 98% of Harvard Law Faculty Political Donations Go to Democrats
    There are almost no Republican donors teaching at Harvard Law School. Ninety-eight percent of the political donations from faculty go to Democrats. Indeed, across the university, most political donations go to Democrats. The findings are part of an…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 1:09 pm -
  • State Dept. Proposes $35K Grant for Workshop on 'Cartooning for Cause' In India
    The State Department, through the U.S. Mission to India, is offering a $35,000 grant to develop a workshop for "sharing ideas on the role of editorial cartooning in India and the United States in creating public dialogue" with "print and broadcast…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 12:33 pm -
  • Michelle Obama Jokes About Running for President
    First Lady Michelle Obama joked with David Letterman about running for president. watch here:"I'm retiring in a few weeks," Letterman said. "No kidding," Obama deadpanned."And I know that your time at the White House, in a couple of years, same…
    - 3 days ago, May 1, 2015 3:08 am -
  • Got Those Cold-Weather Economic Blues
    After yesterday’s disappointing GDP number (it grew by a meager .2% in the last quarter) we got this from Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors:"This quarter was only the fourth in 60 years on record with three or…
    - 3 days ago, April 30, 2015 9:09 pm -
  • The Worst Thing Ever Said About Jeb Bush
    David Catanese has a long profile of Jeb Bush in U.S. News & World Report. It’s well worth reading. But this line really stuck out:“If you’re looking for the current equivalent of Huey Long, he’s not that man. If you’re looking for Woodrow…
    - 3 days ago, April 30, 2015 8:01 pm -
  • Change Is Ever With Us
    Once upon a time the world was run by preppy Wasp men and well-tended sylph-like women. The rules were clear: casual was OK for men so long as they had a crocodile sewn over their hearts, and desert was OK for women, some known as “social X-rays”…
    - 3 days ago, April 30, 2015 7:29 pm -
  • Saudi King Salman Shuffles the Deck
    On Wednesday, April 29, King Salman Bin Abd Al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced a set of changes to his cabinet. Salman, 79, assumed the throne after the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah Bin Abd Al-Aziz, in January. Abdullah, who was 90 or 91,…
    - 3 days ago, April 30, 2015 6:09 pm -
  • North Korean Diplomats Interrupt Refugees at the United Nations
    Even by the low, low standards of North Korean "diplomats," the scene at the United Nations on Thursday was a particularly vile one.At a panel discussion hosted by journalist Barbara Demick and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, featuring testimony fro…
    - 3 days ago, April 30, 2015 4:54 pm -

Hot Air

Videos: Fox News

Medical ethics behind Sofia Vergara's frozen embryo case
Case sparks debateWatch Elizabeth Prann talk about Reproductive Health on Americas News Hq.
- 14 hours ago, May 3, 2015 5:41 am -
George W. Bush gets back on his bike to honor our heroes
Inside 5th annual Warrior 100KWatch Bret Baier and Marc Siegel talk about Heroism, Military, and Veterans on Special Report.
- 2 days ago, May 2, 2015 5:48 am -
Greta: 2 things to remember about Freddie Gray case
'Off the Record,' 5/1/15: We must wait for trial for all the facts to come out about the death of Freddie Gray and always remember most police officers are honorable and law-abiding. #BaltimoreRiotsWatch Greta Van Susteren talk about Crime, Nationa…
- 2 days ago, May 2, 2015 5:46 am -
Gutfeld: Ugly truth behind gang unity in Baltimore
Story too good to be true?Watch Dana Perino, Eric Bolling, Greg Gutfeld, Juan Williams, and Kimberly Guilfoyle on Gutfeld and The Five.
- 2 days ago, May 2, 2015 5:45 am -
Physical therapy to treat infertility
Infertility affects one out of every six couples in the U.S. But now physical therapists are offering a natural alternative to treat female infertility with the touch of their handsWatch Julie Banderas talk about Alternative Medicine, Body Mind, Hea…
- 2 days ago, May 2, 2015 5:44 am -
Gretchen's take: Call for cameras inside police vans?
'Rough rides' not only dumb...they're illegalWatch Gretchen Carlson on My Take and The Real Story.
- 2 days ago, May 2, 2015 5:40 am -
CDC: Dog spread plague to four people in Colorado
Victims treated with antibioticsWatch Jenna Lee talk about Infectious Disease and Outbreaks on Happening Now.
- 2 days ago, May 2, 2015 5:39 am -
Students answer Samsung's request to 'Solve' a challenge
One of five grand prize winners on how they tackled a challenge in their community using science, technology, engineering and math
- 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 7:34 pm -
Starnes: Conservatives blast CBS for anti-Christian bigotry
What was supposed to be a cordial conversation about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage turned out to be a professional ambush on CBS 'Face the Nation.'
- 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 4:54 pm -
FOX Car Report - Test Drive: 2015 Jeep Renegade
FOX Car Report: Gary Gastelu gets dirty with the 2015 Jeep Renegade, the company's first subcompact crossover.
- 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 4:45 pm -
Kurtz: The media's 'thug' fixation
'Media Buzz' host on press coverage of Baltimore protests and lootingWatch Howard Kurtz talk about Dotcom Live on Mediabuzz.
- 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 8:38 am -
The Baltimore rioting now leading to madness
Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points 4/30Watch Bill Oreilly on Oreilly Factor and Talking Points.
- 3 days ago, May 1, 2015 6:18 am -

Gateway Pundit

National Review

  • Jackie Robinson’s Achievement
    Before he triumphed over prejudice, Jackie Robinson triumphed over himself.The signal achievements of the pioneering baseball star, whose story is recounted in the top-grossing biopic 42, were perseverance and self-control. In the face of hatred fro…
    - , April 16, 2013 4:00 am -
  • Sragow’s Leftist Rants
    Last week, a student at the University of Southern California released 15 minutes of excerpts from videos he had made of his political-science professor, Darry Sragow.Here is some of what the USC professor said to his students:Keep reading this post…
    - , April 16, 2013 4:00 am -
  • The Fact-Free Gun-Control Crusade
    Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun-control laws have in fact reduced murders?Think about all the states and communities within states, as well…
    - , April 16, 2013 4:00 am -
  • Khalid Muntasir: A Tiny Green Shoot
    To understand the magnitude of what Egyptian columnist Khalid Muntasir has done, it helps to get a taste of what most Egyptian and Arab media are like. In Egypt, expressions of vicious anti-Semitism are not just acceptable, they are commonplace. Moha…
    - , April 16, 2013 4:00 am -
  • Falling Gold Is a <I>Good</I> Thing
    In the last two days gold has plunged so deep that it’s being called the worst drop — at least in percentage terms — in 30 years. That brings us back to the early Reagan period, when falling gold was regarded as a good thing.Back then, lower g…
    - , April 15, 2013 8:00 pm -
  • Why Republicans Should Never Raise Taxes
    Republican elected officials should never raise taxes.Never. Ever.Keep reading this post . . .
    - , April 15, 2013 7:00 pm -
  • Understanding Gosnell
    ‘They were filled with expectation . . . the expectation that there was Something More than the atrocious evil that had befallen them . . . Something More than the darkness . . . Something More than despair.”So said Father Peter John…
    - , April 15, 2013 4:00 pm -
  • The Chained CPI: A Bad Deal All Around
    The Chain-Weighted Consumer Price Index (or chained CPI, for short), which President Obama included as part of his formal budget proposal, seems like a no-brainer for any White House–GOP grand bargain on the budget deficit. After all, the chained C…
    - , April 15, 2013 8:00 am -
  • Smearing Mitch McConnell
    Last week, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, who is up for reelection in 2014, was the target of what appears to be a coordinated liberal smear campaign. Such partisan teamwork is certainly not unprecedented or exclusive to the Left. However, t…
    - , April 15, 2013 8:00 am -

Big Government

  • MN State Rep Wants $329,000 Refund from Jonathan Gruber for Work With 'Beyond Laughable' Error Rates

    MN State Rep Wants $329,000 Refund from Jonathan Gruber for Work With 'Beyond Laughable' Error Rates

    Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze…
    - , December 18, 2014 12:36 am -
  • New York to Ban Fracking; Environmentalists Cheer

    New York to Ban Fracking; Environmentalists Cheer

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies part of…
    - , December 18, 2014 12:22 am -
  • Goodlatte: Court's 'Unconstitutional' Executive Amnesty Opinion 'Good Sign'

    Goodlatte: Court's 'Unconstitutional' Executive Amnesty Opinion 'Good Sign'

    The recent court opinion declaring portions of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration to be “unconstitutional” bodes well for future litigation against the president’s recent order, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte…
    - , December 17, 2014 10:17 pm -
  • Cruz on Cuba: Another Obama 'Very, Very Bad Deal'

    Cruz on Cuba: Another Obama 'Very, Very Bad Deal'

    While the release of U.S. aid worker Alan Gross is a welcome news, the Obama administration has made the underlying issues with the Castro regime in Cuba “worse,” according to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).  “Fidel and Raul Castro have just received bo…
    - , December 17, 2014 10:09 pm -
  • Alabama's Sessions Steps Aside in Budget Chair Race, Gives Spot to Wyoming's Enzi

    Alabama's Sessions Steps Aside in Budget Chair Race, Gives Spot to Wyoming's Enzi

    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) will not chair the U.S. Senate Budget Committee next year when the newly elected GOP majority takes over in Congress’ upper chamber. Instead of Sessions, Wyoming’s Sen. Mike Enzi (R…
    - , December 17, 2014 10:07 pm -
  • Iraq War Vet Accused of Multiple Murders Found Dead with Cell Video

    Iraq War Vet Accused of Multiple Murders Found Dead with Cell Video

    An Iraq War veteran accused of murdering his ex-wife and five of her family members was found dead on Tuesday in the back woods nearby his Pennsylvania home. Bradley Stone died of self-inflicted cutting wounds to the center of his body just one day a…
    - , December 17, 2014 9:50 pm -
  • Chamber of Commerce 'Welcomes' Obama Cuba Announcement

    Chamber of Commerce 'Welcomes' Obama Cuba Announcement

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it "welcomes" President Barack Obama's announcement that the United States and Cuba will start to normalize relations.  Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue said the "U.S. business community welcomes to…
    - , December 17, 2014 8:40 pm -

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The Heritage Foundation

  • The Latest Aggressive Moves From China, North Korea
    Like a moth to a flame, it’s easy to be drawn to issues in the Middle East (Yemen, Islamic State and Iran) or Eastern Europe... Read MoreThe post The Latest Aggressive Moves From China, North Korea appeared first on The Daily Signal.
    - 13 hours ago, May 3, 2015 7:01 am -
  • Is It the Role of a Federal Agency to Try to Hike Number of Women Politicians?
    One of the biggest problems in Washington is the overreach of federal agencies, many of which go far beyond their limited mandates. Instead of simply... Read MoreThe post Is It the Role of a Federal Agency to Try to Hike Number of Women Politicians?…
    - 13 hours ago, May 3, 2015 7:01 am -
  • How Obama’s Recovery Compares to Reagan’s Recovery
    Here’s some advice to the White House: it might be time for President Obama to cancel the rest of his economic “mission accomplished” tour and... Read MoreThe post How Obama’s Recovery Compares to Reagan’s Recovery appeared first on The Da…
    - 13 hours ago, May 3, 2015 7:01 am -
  • Why Doesn’t the White House Want to Help Immigrants Assimilate?
    When it comes to assimilating immigrants, the Obama administration appears to have drawn a line under the day the president first took office and forgotten... Read MoreThe post Why Doesn’t the White House Want to Help Immigrants Assimilate? appear…
    - 13 hours ago, May 3, 2015 7:01 am -
  • We Shouldn’t Be So Worried About Killer Robots
    Intelligence failure—it’s one of the most common mistakes in war. And recently we learned that it led to the deaths of two Western hostages—one American,... Read MoreThe post We Shouldn’t Be So Worried About Killer Robots appeared first on T…
    - 13 hours ago, May 3, 2015 7:01 am -
  • Here’s 14 Fun Facts About Hillary Clinton’s First Democratic Challenger for President

    Here’s 14 Fun Facts About Hillary Clinton’s First Democratic Challenger for President

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has represented Vermont as an independent in the House and Senate for nearly 25 years, has provided Hillary Rodham Clinton with a... Read MoreThe post Here’s 14 Fun Facts About Hillary Clinton’s First Democratic Challen…
    - 16 hours ago, May 3, 2015 3:37 am -
  • How Ohio Aims to ‘Set a National Race’ for Transparency

    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 2:20 pm -
  • Why Jeb Bush Says He’s Right About Immigration

    Why Jeb Bush Says He’s Right About Immigration

    A gathering of conservatives gave Jeb Bush a strong applause earlier this week after he made a spirited defense of his call for decisive action on immigration... Read MoreThe post Why Jeb Bush Says He’s Right About Immigration appeared first on…
    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 1:48 pm -
  • The Truth About GOP Budgets: They Never Balance
    In Washington, the conservative thing to do these days is to champion a balanced budget. Quite recently, in fact, Republicans have congratulated themselves for passing... Read MoreThe post The Truth About GOP Budgets: They Never Balance appeared fir…
    - 2 days ago, May 2, 2015 7:01 am -

Videos: AlfonZo Rachel

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SLEDGE-O-Log - 2 - The Beard

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Fun with fighting

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Christmas Time Is Here - Ava Aston - AlfonZo Rachel

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Townhall

The Next Right

  • Ethnic Outreach From Conservatives, Done The Right Way

    Ethnic Outreach From Conservatives, Done The Right Way

    I want my party to do this! From Tim Mak at FrumForum:In the ongoing Canadian election campaign, we’re seeing a lot of examples for ethnic outreach done right – especially with the micro-targeted campaign ads that the Conservative Party has re…
    - , March 29, 2011 5:31 pm -
  • Reapportionment: Policy Matters

    Reapportionment: Policy Matters

    Christmas has come a few days early this year in the form of the decennial data dump from the U.S. Census Bureau that kicks off the redistricting scramble. The reapportionment numbers were not only hugely consequential for the makeup of the next Cong…
    - , December 22, 2010 9:52 pm -
  • RHR Launches www.ChooseYourChairman.com

    RHR Launches www.ChooseYourChairman.com

    The 2010 elections have ended, and the House and Senate Leadership choices have been made, but the Republican Party still faces yet one more crucial choice: selecting the next RNC Chairman.Republicans Helping Republicans, has launched www.ChooseYour…
    - , November 18, 2010 1:59 am -
  • A Smarter Response to the State of the Union Address

    A Smarter Response to the State of the Union Address

    After the election, I saw several Republicans discussing who should deliver the SOTU response speech.No one should.First, any speech is bound to suffer by comparison to a speech before a joint session of Congress, with the Supreme Court in attend…
    - , November 11, 2010 6:00 pm -
  • Mr. Boehner, Please Move Beyond Earmarks

    Mr. Boehner, Please Move Beyond Earmarks

    This from the House Speaker-designate for the 112th Congress in today's Wall Street Journal:[T]here are several steps I believe the next speaker should be prepared to take immediately. Among them:• No earmarks. Earmarks have become a symbol of a…
    - , November 5, 2010 3:51 pm -
  • The Natural Majority

    The Natural Majority

    In thinking about what to write after a long election season hiatus, I honestly just thought of completely reposting this piece from back in May, which built upon an earlier case I laid out for a ginormous Republican seat gain by making the case tha…
    - , November 3, 2010 10:46 pm -

I Hate The Media

Instapundit

The Cato Institute

  • Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Manufacturers

    Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Manufacturers

    Daniel R. PearsonThe Senate Finance Committee added Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-Ohio) poorly named “Leveling the Playing Field Act” to the customs reauthorization bill it passed on April 22. The stated purpose of Brown’s provisions is to “re…
    - 3 days ago, April 30, 2015 1:37 pm -
  • Killing the Unborn Is Never a Good Option

    Killing the Unborn Is Never a Good Option

    Doug BandowEven as social conservatives find themselves in retreat on many issues, such as gay marriage, public opposition to abortion remains high. Americans are conflicted, but recognize that the procedure involves more than just hurting oneself…
    - 3 days ago, April 30, 2015 12:30 pm -
  • Gay Marriage: a Victory for 'Radical' Libertarians

    Gay Marriage: a Victory for 'Radical' Libertarians

    Trevor BurrusYesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriages. The challenge will almost certainly succeed, and, by late June, same-sex couples w…
    - 4 days ago, April 29, 2015 4:05 pm -
  • Ambivalence about a More Assertive Japan

    Ambivalence about a More Assertive Japan

    Ted Galen CarpenterA key component of Washington’s military rebalancing strategy, with its shift of emphasis to East Asia, is a robust relationship with major allies. During his recent visit to the region, Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, hi…
    - 4 days ago, April 29, 2015 3:39 pm -
  • Japan: The Ultimate Free Rider?

    Japan: The Ultimate Free Rider?

    Justin LoganJapanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is in town, so naturally you’ve been hearing an array of U.S. foreign-policy elites fawning over the PM and telling Americans how vital the U.S.-Japanese relationship is to the United States. Unf…
    - 4 days ago, April 29, 2015 3:00 pm -
  • Poverty, Despair, and Big Government

    Poverty, Despair, and Big Government

    Michael D. TannerLet’s get this out of the way right at the start: There is no excuse — no acceptable reason — for the rioting in Baltimore this week. But, that said, there are lessons to be learned about the failures of government and how t…
    - 4 days ago, April 29, 2015 2:11 pm -

Fox News Politics

Outside The Beltway

  • OTB Caption Contest Winners

    OTB Caption Contest Winners

    The How much does a Peloton weigh? Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.
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  • Chart: Deaths from Police Shootings

    Chart:  Deaths from Police Shootings

    I do not have a lot to say about the following at the moment, but it is still worth a look (via The Economist):   Yes, one comparative stat is not sufficient to tell the whole story (as was true when I posted on the death penalty and the US in compa…
    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 7:55 pm -
  • More Immigrants To The U.S. Come From China And India Than Mexico

    More Immigrants To The U.S. Come From China And India Than Mexico

    The sources of new immigrants to the United States are changing, but it's unclear if that will have any impact on the political debate over immigration reform.
    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 6:44 pm -
  • Headline of the Day (UK Elections Edition)
    Via The Telegraph:  Student loses trousers while taking selfie with Nick Clegg. Video at the link.
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  • Two Christie Aides Indicted In Bridgegate Scandal While A Third Pleads Guilty

    Two Christie Aides Indicted In Bridgegate Scandal While A Third Pleads Guilty

    Two of Chris Christie's closest aides were indicted in connection with the Birdgegate scandal today, a third plead guilty, and Christie's Presidential ambitions are pretty much dead.
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 7:09 pm -
  • R&B Legend Ben E. King Dies At 76

    R&B Legend Ben E. King Dies At 76

    Ben E. King, a Rhythm & Blue singer who had success both as the lead singer of The Drifters and as a solo artist, passed away yesterday at the age of 76: Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on “There Goes My Baby,” “S…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 5:37 pm -

The Fix

  • No one cares about the old Clinton scandals any more

    No one cares about the old Clinton scandals any more

    Once upon a time, back in the early 1990s, there was a thing called "Travelgate." It was a relatively new use of the now-omnipresent "-gate" suffix (but still a stupid one). The essence of the scandal was that the then-first lady had demanded the fir…
    - 9 hours ago, May 3, 2015 11:00 am -
  • The top 10 Senate races of 2016, ranked

    The top 10 Senate races of 2016, ranked

    We are now four full months into the 2016 election cycle, and the battle for the Senate is starting to take shape. Retirements in California, Florida, Indiana, Maryland and Nevada have set up open-seat contests -- though only two of them are conside…
    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 11:00 am -
  • What it looks like when a politician falls off a cliff (metaphorically)

    What it looks like when a politician falls off a cliff (metaphorically)

    Bridgegate, a.k.a as Bridgeghazi (meh), a.k.a. Tollgategate (good), has had a rather spectacular effect on the popularity of Christopher "Chris" Christie. The New Jersey governor, once fairly popular, even among Democrats, is now extremely unpopular,…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 9:29 pm -
  • Happy Friday! Here’s Scott Walker getting a kiss from a 600-pound sea lion.

    Happy Friday! Here’s Scott Walker getting a kiss from a 600-pound sea lion.

    .@GovWalker is getting a kiss from "Slick," a 600 pound California sea lion. pic.twitter.com/RUPSX60Vq5 — Mary Spicuzza (@MSpicuzzaMJS) May 1, 2015 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) visited the Milwaukee County Zoo on Friday and was promptly kissed b…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 8:02 pm -
  • Why the Koch brothers’ Hispanic outreach should worry Democrats

    Why the Koch brothers’ Hispanic outreach should worry Democrats

    The last time Barack Obama ran for president, he had overwhelming support from Hispanic voters. According to exit polling, Hispanics backed the Democratic president by a 44-point margin. And with one out of every 10 votes coming from Hispanics, that…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 6:26 pm -
  • Bridgegate is still a BIG problem for Chris Christie

    Bridgegate is still a BIG problem for Chris Christie

    Bridgegate just won't leave Chris Christie alone. Friday's indictments of two top aides to the New Jersey governor and the guilty plea of another of his close confidantes over politically-motivated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in f…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 5:49 pm -

Five Thirty Eight

  • NBA Playoffs Preview: Do The Grizzlies Have Any Chance Against The Warriors?

    NBA Playoffs Preview: Do The Grizzlies Have Any Chance Against The Warriors?

    The Golden State Warriors are an insanely dominant team. To answer the question in this article’s headline: Yes, the Grizzlies have a chance — about a 6 percent chance according to our Real Plus-Minus-based projections. The Warriors projected Rea…
    - 6 hours ago, May 3, 2015 1:36 pm -
  • NBA Playoffs Preview: Hawks vs. Wizards Is Almost A Tossup

    NBA Playoffs Preview: Hawks vs. Wizards Is Almost A Tossup

    What a difference a few weeks can make. A month ago, a Hawks-Wizards matchup would have seemed like a breeze for Atlanta. With the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, and fresh off a franchise-record 60-win season, the Hawks looked dominant, and th…
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  • The Week In Data: Changing Opinions, Heavy Drinking And P-Values

    The Week In Data: Changing Opinions, Heavy Drinking And P-Values

    This is the Week in Data, our data journalism roundup. Here you’ll find the most-read FiveThirtyEight articles of the past week, as well as gems we spotted elsewhere on the Internet. MOST READ The Walk-On Andrew Wiggins And The Problem With Scorers…
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  • Baltimore Has A History Of Improper Arrests

    Baltimore Has A History Of Improper Arrests

    Baltimore’s top prosecutor on Friday didn’t just charge police officers with murder and assault in the death of Freddie Gray. She also said the arrest that led to Gray’s death was itself illegal. Claims of wrongful arrests have a long history i…
    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 4:13 pm -
  • Police Killings Almost Never Lead To Murder Charges

    Police Killings Almost Never Lead To Murder Charges

    Baltimore’s chief prosecutor announced charges Friday against six police officers — including four charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter — in the death of Freddie Gray last month. Maryland State’s Attorne…
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  • Chris Christie’s Access Lanes To The GOP Nomination Are Closed

    Chris Christie’s Access Lanes To The GOP Nomination Are Closed

    We may be about to find out whether a politician can have a negative chance of winning a presidential nomination. On Friday, two people, including a former member of Chris Christie’s staff, were indicted in Bridgegate, shorthand for the scandal tha…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 7:15 pm -

Wizbang

  • OPEN THREAD: Freddie Gray Death Ruled a Homicide

    OPEN THREAD: Freddie Gray Death Ruled a Homicide

    This is the weekend’s open thread, but first… The state’s attorney in Baltimore has now decided to charge that police officers who arrested Freddie Gray on April 12 committed murder. Many are already saying that state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 8:13 pm -
  • Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

    Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

    It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture: Winners will be announced Monday morning.
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 10:00 am -
  • You Can Now Be Fired for Posting a Cartoon Gun Emoji on Twitter

    You Can Now Be Fired for Posting a Cartoon Gun Emoji on Twitter

    In an idiotic act of PCism run amuck, The Houston Rockets NBA team has fired its social media director because he dared to posted two emoticons (or emojis) of a horse being shot by a gun after the Mavericks lost to the Rockets on Wednesday. The media…
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  • Controversial Deputy Had Bad Attitude

    Controversial Deputy Had Bad Attitude

    “Bates boasted of his connections in the sheriff’s department and the U.S. attorney’s office . . . bragged about using his position in the Sheriff’s Office to help powerful friends.” – Tulsa World.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…
    - 4 days ago, April 29, 2015 4:46 pm -
  • Law Officer Who Protected Sheriff’s Buddy Forced Out Of Job

    Law Officer Who Protected Sheriff’s Buddy Forced Out Of Job

    “… deputies at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office raised concerns about Reserve Deputy Bob Bates’ training for years, but were intimidated to keep quiet.” -newson6.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…
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  • Hurricane Force Winds In New Orleans Blow Train Off Track (Video)

    Hurricane Force Winds In New Orleans Blow Train Off Track (Video)

    WGNO reporter Jabari Thomas captured an amazing video this morning in New Orleans during a severe, hurricane force storm. Pulling out of a parking spot he captured video the strong winds blowing several moving train cars off of the Huey P. Long Bridg…
    - 6 days ago, April 28, 2015 1:10 am -

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Truthdig

  • Surge in Fighting Puts Ukrainian Truce in Doubt

    Surge in Fighting Puts Ukrainian Truce in Doubt

        A Ukrainian flag is seen behind a canon near the village of Luhanske, eastern Ukraine, in late February. (AP/Evgeniy Maloletka)Civilians are fleeing parts of east Ukraine as fighting there reaches its worst point since a shaky ceasefire was…
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  • Truthdiggers of the Week: Critics of the American Psychological Association Role in Torture Program

    Truthdiggers of the Week: Critics of the American Psychological Association Role in Torture Program

    Health care professionals and human rights experts have blown the whistle on the American Psychological Association for providing the U.S. with ethical and legal cover for torture of terrorism suspects.
    - 4 hours ago, May 3, 2015 4:20 pm -
  • VIDEO: Voices From the Epicenter of Protest in Baltimore

    VIDEO: Voices From the Epicenter of Protest in Baltimore

    The Real News Network captured confrontations between Baltimore police and protesters defying Friday night’s 10 p.m. curfew, which attorney A. Dwight Pettit and law professor Doug Colbert consider a dress rehearsal for martial law. Also, Baltimore…
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  • U.S. Braces for Even Worse Wildfire Season

    U.S. Braces for Even Worse Wildfire Season

    By Kieran Cooke, Climate News Network Years of drought and higher temperatures mean the chance of devastating wildfires in the southwest U.S. is higher than ever—particularly in southern California.
    - 6 hours ago, May 3, 2015 1:58 pm -
  • Live Stream: Art, Technology, Empathy and Disgust at ‘Seven on Seven’

    Live Stream: Art, Technology, Empathy and Disgust at ‘Seven on Seven’

    Rhizome’s annual “Seven on Seven” event pairs seven artists with seven technologists for 24 hours and asks them to create something wonderful. From noon to 6 p.m. Eastern time, Truthdig live-streamed the results of the tech-art-hackathon.
    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 4:36 pm -
  • To Rebuild Baltimore, First Clear the Blight

    To Rebuild Baltimore, First Clear the Blight

    There has been much talk about the maladies that afflict Baltimore. One of the most visible should also be one of the most straightforward to address: its enormous stock of derelict, abandoned housing.
    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 2:58 pm -

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  • VIDEO: Voices From the Epicenter of Protest in Baltimore

    VIDEO: Voices From the Epicenter of Protest in Baltimore

    The Real News Network captured confrontations between Baltimore police and protesters defying Friday night’s 10 p.m. curfew, which attorney A. Dwight Pettit and law professor Doug Colbert consider a dress rehearsal for martial law. Also, Baltimor…
    - 5 hours ago, May 3, 2015 2:41 pm -
  • Live Stream: Art, Technology, Empathy and Disgust at ‘Seven on Seven’

    Live Stream: Art, Technology, Empathy and Disgust at ‘Seven on Seven’

    Rhizome’s annual “Seven on Seven” event pairs seven artists with seven technologists for 24 hours and asks them to create something wonderful. From noon to 6 p.m. Eastern time, Truthdig live-streamed the results of the tech-art-hackathon. Rel…
    - 1 day ago, May 2, 2015 4:36 pm -
  • ‘Left, Right & Center’: Baltimore, Same-Sex Marriage and Bernie Sanders

    ‘Left, Right & Center’: Baltimore, Same-Sex Marriage and Bernie Sanders

    It’s been a busy news week, to say the least. Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer happened to be in Baltimore and relays what he saw, on the latest episode of “Left, Right & Center.” Also: Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid and same-sex marriage’…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 11:09 pm -
  • VIDEO: Former FBI Agent Weighs In on Freddie Gray Case

    VIDEO: Former FBI Agent Weighs In on Freddie Gray Case

    Find out what is meant by zero-tolerance policing. Related EntriesMay 2, 2015 To Rebuild Baltimore, First Clear the BlightMay 1, 2015 ‘Left, Right & Center’: Baltimore, Same-Sex Marriage and Bernie Sanders
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  • Baltimore Firefighter: Media Divert Attention From Freddie Gray Killing to Property Destruction

    Baltimore Firefighter: Media Divert Attention From Freddie Gray Killing to Property Destruction

    Baltimore firefighter Gary Nelson gives an unsanctioned account of Monday’s confrontation between youths and police; activists discuss what the local community should do next; and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is reported to have told city off…
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  • Violence and Unrest in Baltimore Are No Accident

    Violence and Unrest in Baltimore Are No Accident

    The systemic causes and deliberate policies that led to the killing of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed—and policy solutions that would address these problems—are discussed by former Baltimore City Council President Lawrence Bell, att…
    - 4 days ago, April 29, 2015 2:32 pm -

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The American Scene

  • Caesaropapism is Our Greatest Strength
    A few months ago I read TAS alum Alan Jacobs’ book The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography and it was truly fascinating. Probably the most entertaining bit was how early on the English attempted to impose their (high church) liturgy on the Scots and…
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  • Evolutionarily Stable Strategery
    Yesterday somebody asked Governor Walker if he believes in evolution and he ducked the question. As Ramesh argued, this was a mistake, and there was a fair amount of snark directed at this. Then there was a wave of counter-snark, stemming from the sa…
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  • Will Obamacare "Destroy" America? How Would We Know?
    A long, long time ago I said on Twitter that there is a 50/50 chance that Obamacare will “destroy America.” This has been throwing Twitter maven Richard Yeselson into conniptions for literally months now so I figure some clarification is in or…
    - 97 days ago, January 26, 2015 5:39 pm -
  • Have I Stopped Beating My Wife?
    Neoconservatives and noninterventionists look at the world from radically opposite perspectives, and unlike the realists in the middle, we have a tendency to view the world through a moralized lens. One very unfortunate tendency of this is that ea…
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  • I Am Hassle, For We Are Many
    Starting in the 2012 cycle and in a much more serious way in the 2014 cycle, the Republicans decided that they could square the circle of their conscience clause position on sexual ethics with Democratic #waronwomen attacks through pitching over-the-…
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  • Heighten the contradictions
    Suppose that party A habitually engages in actions that party B finds morally offensive. Party B then finds various ways to obstruct this offensive action, but only partially, so the effect is to make the action more dangerous, but not impossible. Pa…
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Reason Magazine

  • WATCH: Open the Borders—to Trade and to People!
    When it come to immigration and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Republicans and Democrats sound more like South Park rednecks than statesmen.
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  • Katherine Mangu-Ward on Student Loan Deja Vu

    Katherine Mangu-Ward on Student Loan Deja Vu

    Exactly 20 years ago, in Reason's May 1995 issue, John Hood described then-President Bill Clinton's plans to revamp student aid, which included a proposal that the federal government take over the role of lender. Clinton's dreams of direct lending w…
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  • Ding Dong, the Baltimore Curfew is Dead

    Ding Dong, the Baltimore Curfew is Dead

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake rescinds her order.
    - 5 hours ago, May 3, 2015 3:16 pm -
  • Brendan O'Neill Takes on the Vagina Voters

    Brendan O'Neill Takes on the Vagina Voters

    "I intend to vote with my vagina."Have you ever read a more squirm-inducing sentence than that? It appeared in a pro-Hillary piece in Dame magazine, written by a person with a vagina who intends to vote for Clinton because she also has a vagina.Le…
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  • Prying Open Government: The Sunlight Foundation's Fight for Transparency
    Q&A with President Chris Gates
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  • Sheldon Richman on Avoiding Fighting in Vietnam

    Sheldon Richman on Avoiding Fighting in Vietnam

    Hard to believe that 40 years ago the U.S. war in Vietnam ended. Actually, the war was against Indochina: remember Cambodia and Laos. (With previously unexploded ordnance from American cluster bombs killing people in those countries to this day, did…
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The Americano

  • Setup Instructions for v2.2 Lite
    Welcome to Launch Effect v2.191 Lite! Launch Effect Lite lets you create and customize a viral landing page at the click of a few buttons. Version 2.2 brings the theme to you with responsive capabilities and optimized mobile display. Take … Continu…
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  • NCLR also welcomes new executive officers and Board members
    Washington—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is pleased to announce that Jorge A. Plasencia, chairman, CEO, and cofounder of Miami-based advertising, digital, and communications company República, has been elected Chair of the NCLR Board of Direc…
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  • Why Obama’s Immigration Political Ploy Gives Romney the Upper Hand
    By Sylvia Garcia. Just yesterday Governor Mitt Romney released a new Spanish ad citing the real concern for American Hispanics: their high unemployment rate. It couldn’t be released at a more perfect time. President Obama is insulting the intellige…
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  • Quincena por la Libertad
    Por Fr. Victor Salomon. Cuando viene algún visitante familiar o miembro de la asociación sacerdotal a la cual pertenezco a Washington DC, suelo llevarlos a conocer el “National Mall” a donde están algunos de los principales monumentos patriót…
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  • Five Devastating Effects Obamacare Will Have on Young Adults
    By Alyene Senger. In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision, it is important to remember that the constitutionality of the law’s individual mandate isn’t the only concern. For example, Obamacare will negatively impact many youn…
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  • Boehner campaigns with Romney, says he can deliver Ohio
    House Speaker John Boehner (R) says he can deliver the campaign battleground state of Ohio for Mitt Romney’s presidential bid. The highest ranking elected Republican appeared at a rally in his Ohio district with the presumptive GOP presidential nom…
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Responsible Federal Budget

  • The Basics of the Budget Conference Agreement
    Yesterday, we discussed The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the Budget Conference, where we showed how the budget conference agreement was a mixed bag when it came to important procedural and policy is…
    - 2 days ago, May 1, 2015 5:40 pm -
  • Van Hollen and Mulvaney Stand Up on OCO
    Congress Should Not Use OCO as a Slush Fund One of the most troubling elements of the budget conference agreement was the use of the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account as a slush fund to cir…
    - 3 days ago, April 30, 2015 6:33 pm -
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the Budget Conference
    With the budget conference complete, it is now up to each chamber of Congress to pass the FY 2016 concurrent budget resolution. We've already written about the House and Senate budgets in detail, and…
    - 4 days ago, April 30, 2015 12:03 am -
  • Let the Cadillac Tax Drive...Down Deficits and Health Care Spending
    A group of House Democrats introduced a bill yesterday to repeal the tax on high-cost health insurance plans, commonly known as the "Cadillac tax," set to take effect in 2018. The repeal joins a simil…
    - 4 days ago, April 29, 2015 3:15 pm -
  • The Post-SGR Budget Outlook
    Lawmakers cleared their second Fiscal Speed Bump of the year - the expiration of the one-year "doc fix" - earlier this month, scuttling the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for good by…
    - 5 days ago, April 28, 2015 6:52 pm -
  • $180 Billion Added to the Debt This Congress - How Deep Will Congress Dig?
    Our partners at Fix the Debt released a graphic yesterday highlighting the fiscal irresponsibility of the 114th Congress in the few months it has been in session so far. On top of the $7.2 trillion i…
    - 5 days ago, April 28, 2015 2:20 pm -

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