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Farewell to Enemy of the Week

2 hours, 28 minutes ago by Enemy Central

Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve met on the enemy front. Enemy of the Week petered out a while ago, owing to how all roads kept leading back to that self-styled valet at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. And all along we knew better than to pick on that tall well-exercised woman who has shopped at Target only…
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Should Jeb Bush Switch Parties?

2 hours, 28 minutes ago by Jeffrey Lord

Listening to all the stories about Jeb Bush and his angst over the conservative base of the Republican Party, the question occurred: Why doesn’t Jeb ease his conscience and his donors' wallets and just switch parties? Go now, become a Democrat — and then form an alliance with the wife of the man the…
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Should Jeb Bush Switch Parties?

2 hours, 28 minutes ago by Jeffrey Lord

Listening to all the stories about Jeb Bush and his angst over the conservative base of the Republican Party, the question occurred: Why doesn’t Jeb ease his conscience and his donors' wallets and just switch parties? Go now, become a Democrat — and then form an alliance with the wife of the man the…
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Terror on Campus

2 hours, 28 minutes ago by Ben Stein

This nation’s campuses are truly losing their minds. The whole world is losing its mind. Maybe it always was mad. I guess humans are just plain mad. For people like me, 70 years old, living in a quiet neighborhood with an old wife and an old dog, life is still darned good. When I walk along the brick…
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Now I Really Want To Go See "The Interview"

20 hours, 18 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

When I saw the trailer for The Interview, I told my roommate Christopher Kain, "Boy, this looks really stupid." I had absolutely no desire to see this movie at all. I can't stand Seth Rogen. He's almost as annoying and unfunny as Will Ferrell. But now that Sony has cancelled its Christmas Day release…
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Marco Rubio: Barack Obama is the Worst Negotiator Ever

1 day, 1 hour ago by Emily Zanotti

The deal brokered to put an end to the US embargo against Cuba and "normalize" diplomatic relations is, at best, controversial. No one can tell for sure who will profit from it, why it was done, why it was done now, and how long it will be before we can aggressively import cigars and classic automobiles. What…
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Canadian PM Praises U.S.-Cuba Rapprochement; Facilitated Talks

1 day, 2 hours ago by Aaron Goldstein

In a year end interview with the CBC's Peter Mansbridge, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper praised normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba and revealed that he facilitated talks between the Obama Administration and Raul Castro's regime starting in June 2013. Harper told Mansbridge,…
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Rick Santorum Would Like to Talk Frankly About Procreation

1 day, 5 hours ago by Emily Zanotti

I'm not sharing this because I feel like it adds anything to the debate over who should be our 2016 Presidential nominee. Frankly, I think the more candidates we have with varying degrees of insanity on varying subjects, the better. It's high time that the Republican party extoll the virtues of diversity…
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Michelle Obama Once Got Asked for Help at Target, Thinks It Was Probably Racist

1 day, 5 hours ago by Emily Zanotti

Look. I honestly believe that yes, there are lingering vestiges of racism in our society. You don't exorcise something that pervasive in modern culture in less than a century. Occasionally - not regularly, but occasionally - we've all been known to make varying assumptions about other people based on…
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EU Court Removes Hamas from Terrorism List - UPDATED

17 hours, 49 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

An EU Court has ruled that Hamas should be removed from its list of designated terrorist organizations. The EU insists it is a technical matter and that in order for an organization to be classified as a terrorist entity, it had to be based on on Hamas' actions rather than "factual imputations derived…
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Obama & Castro Expected to Begin Normalizing U.S.-Cuba Relations

18 hours, 53 minutes ago by Aaron Goldstein

With the release of Alan Gross in exchange for three Cuban spies, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro are set to begin normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba in a joint press conference later today. Presumably this means the embargo will be lifted if not immediately, then incrementally.…
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Welcome to GMC Canyon Country

1 day, 2 hours ago by Eric Peters

Stay smallish — or go bigger?That was the question GM product planners had to ponder when considering which way to go with the Chevy Colorado and its GMC-badged cousin, the Canyon (subject of this review).The previous Canyon/Colorado were still nominally almost-compact trucks… smaller than the Dodge…
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Humbug Narratives

1 day, 2 hours ago by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

Will Rogers, the late American humorist and corn-pone philosopher, once said, “All I know is what I read in the papers.” That statement earned him a place in Bartletts’s Familiar Quotations. Were he alive today it would most likely be inviting widespread derision. Today’s newspapers abound with bogus…
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A Thankless Task

1 day, 2 hours ago by George Neumayr

No doubt a fear of accusations of “Islamophobia” explains the astonishing fact that the Sydney jihadist was not on any terror watch list, an omission that baffled the country’s prime minister. An open jihadist from Iran, Man Haron Monis had committed a series of offenses before this week. “How can someone…
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Fed District Court Declares Obama's Executive Amnesty Unconstitutional

2 days, 2 hours ago by Emily Zanotti

It's only the first court of many that will review the order, so it's nothing to get horribly excited about, but one Federal district court in Pennsylvania has declared that some aspects of President Obama's executive action on immigration go beyond mere "prosecutorial discretion" and are therefore unconstitutional.Earlier…
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President Obama "Eagerly Looking Forward" to Hawaiian Vacation

2 days, 5 hours ago by Emily Zanotti

Congress has one more committee meeting this month and then they're all headed home for a month-long (or, in some cases, following the 2014 elections, a permanent) vacation. Seeing as how they've exhausted themselves working approximately half the year, clearly they deserve the time off to enjoy all…
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Jeb Bush "Actively Exploring" 2016 Presidential Run

1 day, 17 hours ago by Emily Zanotti

In response to Jeb Bush's Facebook announcement this morning, that he is "actively exploring" a 2016 Presidential bid, I am "actively exploring" consuming an entire box of cookies.Behold, the social media message you've been waiting for.His Leadership PAC will be open for business and accepting donations,…
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Taliban Attacks Pakistani Military School; 132 of 141 Killed Are Children

1 day, 18 hours ago by Aaron Goldstein

The Taliban have attacked a Pakistani military school in Peshawar. As of this writing, 141 have been been killed. Of that total, 132 are children. Whether it's in a tiny Australian cafe or a large Pakistani military school; whether it's carried out by one person or carried out by a well organized and…
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Who’s the ‘Extremist’ Around Here Anyway?

2 days, 2 hours ago by William Murchison

Among the journalistic takeaways from the late Congress’s death frenzies is the equivocal plight of the two parties — the grown-up deal makers in both cases squeezed by hardcore, do-it-our-way extremists. On the Republican side John Boehner beset by Ted Cruz, in the Democratic camp the pragmatic Hillary…
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We Need the CIA ‘On That Wall’

2 days, 2 hours ago by Gerald D. Skoning

The tragic events of September 11 prompted a close reexamination of our national intelligence capabilities and the entire national security apparatus. That examination was long overdue. The final report of the independent 9-11 Commission identified wholesale flaws in the collection, dissemination, and…
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From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 5 hours, 46 minutes ago

RT @S.M: When Hollywood kills George W. Bush they give out awards. When Hollywood kills Kim Jong Un they cower in fear.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 5 hours, 47 minutes ago

RT @Jinglebell : All kidding aside, it's a free speech issue. Now the precedent has been set. All ya gotta do is threaten material you don't like. Done.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 10 minutes ago

RT @mark romanek: Released by United Artists, March 1941. http://t.co/cXuLoxdivx
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 11 minutes ago

RT @Lee Stranahan: So, I'm guessing this is the wrong time to pitch Sony on my sex comedy featuring Kim Jong-Un and the prophet Mohammed…