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  • This NY Daily News Cover Is Going to Leave a Mark

    22 August 2014, 9:05 am by: Greg Pollowitz

    Friday's NY Daily News cover is a keeper:An early look at tomorrow's front page.— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 21, 2014
  • Friday links

    22 August 2014, 9:02 am by: Debby Witt

    Happy Birthday, Dorothy Parker, born on this date in 1893: quotes, poems, bio, and the weird journey of her ashes.25 Perfectly Timed Dog Pictures.George Orwell Reviews Mein Kampf (1940) and “bag of wind,” Jean-Paul Sartre's Portrait of the Antisemite…
  • 2016 Watch: Rand Paul Is on Vacation in Guatemala, Performing Free Eye Surgeries

    22 August 2014, 9:01 am by: Greg Pollowitz

    Brothers Juan and Andres Hernandez traveled more than four hours here by bus for the chance to reunite with the man they call “Dr. Pablo.”Fifteen years ago, they were flown to Bowling Green, Ky., to be examined by an ophthalmologist named Rand Paul.…
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  • Obama, Standing Undaunted for the Unpopular Principle... of His Leisure Time

    22 August 2014, 8:11 am by: Jim Geraghty

    From the last Morning Jolt of the week:President Obama Doesn’t Care What We Think About His Golfing.After that brutal New York Daily News cover Thursday afternoon, hitting him for going golfing right after his remarks about the beheading of American,…
  • This Is Not a Joke

    22 August 2014, 6:36 am by: John J. Miller

    Derek Draplin of The College Fix:The former Michigan governor whose leadership oversaw a severe economic downturn, skyrocketing unemployment, Detroit’s emerging bankruptcy, and the meltdown of the automotive industry, is now a professor specializing in job…
  • Et Tu?

    22 August 2014, 6:29 am by: David Pryce-Jones

    Those who knew James Foley speak well of him. He seems to have met a dreadful death with courage. His final statement as put out by his murderers was a puzzle, however. In a steady voice, he criticized the United States, and laid the blame for his fate on…
  • Governor Nixon’s Missouri Muddle

    22 August 2014, 4:00 am by: Ian Tuttle

    Before August 9, 2014, Jay Nixon was an unfamiliar name. The Democratic governor of Missouri for five years, before that its attorney general for 16 years, had managed to govern far from the scorching rays of the national media limelight, and in doing so he…
  • The Wane of Government by Consent

    22 August 2014, 4:00 am by: Kevin D. Williamson

    The mathematics of civil disobedience has always been pretty straightforward: As Mohandas Gandhi pointed out to the raj, 100,000 government officials cannot control 350 million citizens if the citizens do not cooperate. There are not enough police in St. Louis…
  • The U.N.’s Grotesque Gaza Inquiry

    22 August 2014, 4:00 am by: Claudia Rosett

    Bias against Israel is the most glaring problem with the new Gaza inquiry that the United Nations Human Rights Council launched last month. The council has appointed as its chief investigator a Canadian ​lawyer, William Schabas, ​who has said in recent…
  • The Problem with Facts

    22 August 2014, 4:00 am by: Robert N. Driscoll

    Attorney General Eric Holder is back from Ferguson, having promised a “fair and thorough” investigation of Michael Brown’s death. Forty FBI agents have been dispatched to investigate, and the attorney general met with many people in the community to…
  • Obama’s America Is September 10th America

    22 August 2014, 12:12 am by: Andrew C. McCarthy

    Our barbaric jihadist enemies – the ones President Obama repeatedly assured us he had “decimated” and put on “the path to defeat” – are now stronger than ever. Not stronger than they have been in years, or decades – stronger than ever. They have…
  • The Temptations of Tribalism

    22 August 2014, 12:00 am by: Maggie Gallagher

    I stayed silent, like a lot of white folks, while events unfolded in Ferguson, Mo.I was flabbergasted at the anger of the protesters and their certainty, which seemed to doubt any narrative but the one presented by the family attorney, who replayed his Trayvon…
  • Obama’s Made-for-TV Worldview

    22 August 2014, 12:00 am by: Jonah Goldberg

    Does the president think the world is a TV show?One of the things you learn watching television as a kid is that the hero wins. No matter how dire things look, the star is going to be okay. MacGyver always defuses the bomb with some saltwater taffy before the…
  • ‘History’ Won’t Defeat ISIS

    22 August 2014, 12:00 am by: Mona Charen

    Bad actors around the globe keep getting confused about the calendar, and it falls to the Obama administration to set them straight. The Russians, Secretary of State John Kerry protested back in March, have forgotten what century we’re living in: “You just…
  • Against the Ferguson Mob

    22 August 2014, 12:00 am by: Rich Lowry

    The chant “No justice, no peace” is an apt rallying cry for Ferguson, Mo., where protesters don’t truly want justice and there has been no peace.What justice demands in the case of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in…
  • The Jihadist Serial Killer No One’s Talking About

    22 August 2014, 12:00 am by: Michelle Malkin

    For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer in acts of “vengeance” on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed. Have you…
  • Ferguson in Context

    22 August 2014, 12:00 am by: Michael Barone

    Continued violence in Ferguson, Missouri, brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s.As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office of Detroit mayor Jerome Cavanagh during the six-day riot in July 1967. At one point I was…
  • Beyond Bizarre in Texas

    22 August 2014, 12:00 am by: Deroy Murdock

    The abuse-of-power indictment against Governor Rick Perry (R., Texas) is beyond bizarre. Prosecuting a governor for threatening a veto is like charging a Labrador for retrieving a Frisbee. For both species, this penalizes innate behavior.This controversy began…
  • Dawkins Issues Non-Apology Apology

    21 August 2014, 9:52 pm by: Wesley J. Smith

    Richard Dawkins stepped in it the other day by stating that women have a moral obligation to abort Down fetuses. In response to being called the bigot that he is, far and wide, Dawkins has published a standard-issue non-apology apology blaming everybody but…
  • Krauthammer's Take: 'The Real Scandal' in Ferguson is Gov. Jay Nixon

    21 August 2014, 8:04 pm by: NRO Staff

    There is no doubt a troubling “subtext” to Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks in Ferguson, Mo., says Charles Krauthammer – but he is not the big problem. “The real scandal,” says Krauthammer, “is what the governor has done, Jay Nixon, what he…
  • Time to Stop ISIS

    21 August 2014, 8:00 pm by: Charles Krauthammer

    Baghdad called President Obama’s bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.They did. He responded.With the support of U.S. air strikes,…
  • The Mob Logic of Ferguson

    21 August 2014, 7:57 pm by: John O’Sullivan

    In events like the Ferguson "crisis," the most revealing moments occur in plain view and in the full light of day. One such moment was the reaction of the crowd of protesters to the two people who were protesting against them. To judge from the televised…
  • British Conservatives Are Showing Republicans How to Become the Party of Work

    21 August 2014, 7:29 pm by: Henry Olsen

    Rich Lowry and Reihan Salam published an important piece earlier this year in National Review entitled "The Party of Work." They pointed out that a serious work focus requires the GOP to look at ways that the entitlement-welfare state discourages work. For…
  • Hagel Worries about Next 9/11: Islamic State 'Beyond Anything that We've Seen'

    21 August 2014, 7:21 pm by: Andrew Johnson

    The Islamic State could well pose a more serious threat than al-Qaeda did leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks, secretary of defense Chuck Hagel says."ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen," he said at a Pentagon press…
  • Today's Sex Ed

    21 August 2014, 7:17 pm by: Jennifer Kabbany

    What is the academic value of a student club that celebrates and engages in kinky sex?That was one of many questions that rolled through my mind as I reported recently on how a University of Chicago-sanctioned student club called “Risk-Awareness Consensual…
  • No Prison Time, No Deportation for Illegal Immigrant Guilty of Two Felony Homicides

    21 August 2014, 7:16 pm by: A. J. Delgado

    A judge in Oregon has dismissed the deportation case against Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, a 19-year-old illegal immigrant who killed two young girls in a hit-and-run car accident earlier this year. Though Garcia-Cisneros was in the midst of removal proceedings,…
  • If This Is It, Wilson Has the Advantage

    21 August 2014, 6:00 pm by: Charles C. W. Cooke

    Given that I’m something of a broken record on the subject of due process, my contributions to the discussion about Ferguson have hitherto taken the form of injunctions: namely, to “wait for more information” and refrain from jumping to conclusions.…
  • Failures In Ferguson

    21 August 2014, 5:37 pm by: Ryan Lovelace

    The biggest failure among all parties involved in the events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, this week did not appear to stem from racism or the hyper-militarization of police, but a failure of communication. Police changed the rules about what actions would…
  • Hagel: Failed Rescue Attempt 'Flawless' Except That the Hostages Weren't There

    21 August 2014, 5:25 pm by: Andrew Johnson

    Secretary of defense Chuck Hagel denied that American intelligence failed in a major rescue mission to save slain American journalist James Foley and other hostages from the Islamic State, but also argued that the operation was "flawless." The Obama…

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