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The Wisdom of Robert Bork
Wall Street Journal, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Desert Fox, 12/19/2012 8:09:23 PM

Editor´s note: The former federal judge, legal scholar and solicitor general Robert H. Bork, who died Wednesday at age 85, was a frequent contributor to the Journal´s opinion pages. An editorial appears nearby, and below are some selections from his work: "The Unpersuasive Bakke Decision," July 21, 1978 The decisive opinion [in Bakke] was Mr. Justice [Lewis] Powell´s, because the remainder of the court split evenly for and against the racial quota used by the Davis medical school for admissions. Justice Powell´s middle position—universities may not use raw racial quotas but may consider race, among other

      


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Young Caller Explains
the Millennial Malaise
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/16/2013 5:27:18 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: We´ll start here in my adopted hometown, Sacramento, California. It´s Robbie. Great to have you. Hi. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Last week you were talking about why my generation doesn´t have hope. I´ve been thinking a lot about that, and it struck me that for thousands of years of human history, for almost all the history of the United States, human beings have understood that we have a choice about how our lives are gonna play out, and we have a way to overcome our backgrounds, if we come out of a rough background. But a movement has been mounting. You´ve talked

   

 

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The Drive-By Media Doesn´t Want Me to
Moderate a Presidential Debate Because
They Want to Pick the Republican Nominee
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/16/2013 5:19:06 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Yes. The Drive-By Media today is apoplectic. All the news that´s going on out there, and the Drive-Bys are beside themselves that I might actually moderate a presidential debate. And do you know why they´re worried about it? The NBC political reporter Mike O´Brien gave it up. They´re worried that I might end up picking the Republican nominee and not them. That´s what bothers them. I mean, get this. H.R., he gets on the train on the way in to work today and he goes into his favorite coffee shop. It´s not a Starbucks, is it? (interruption) It´s a local

America´s Divide is
Cultural, Not Racial
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/16/2013 5:00:33 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: The Washington Post says, "Obama Rodeo Clown Incident Illustrates Nation´s Continued Racial Divide." Now, the purpose of this story in the Washington Post is to show what a bunch of redneck, right-wing, racist hicks were at the fair. One of the most telling signs that there were a bunch of redneck, right-wing, racists at the Missouri State Fair was this: "The Wednesday crowd at the fair, which lasts 11 days in remote Sedalia, was overwhelmingly white. Some vendors played right-wing talk radio from boom boxes at their tents." Weeeeeeell, there you have it.

NSA oversight overstated, overrated
Orange County Register (Ca), by Mark Steyn    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/16/2013 4:49:37 PM     Post Reply
On Thursday, the Washington Post’s revelation of thousands upon thousands of National Security Agency violations of both the law and supposed privacy protections included this fascinating detail: A “large number” of Americans had their telephone calls accidentally intercepted by the NSA when a top-secret order to eavesdrop on multiple phone lines for reasons of national security confused the international code for Egypt (20) with the area code for Washington (202). . I enjoy as much as the next chap all those Hollywood conspiracy thrillers about the all-powerful security state – you know the kind of thing, where the guy’s on the lam, and

Dog the Wag
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/16/2013 3:43:57 PM     Post Reply
In "Beyond Good and Evil," Nietzsche observed that "a man´s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child at play." Such might be the credo of the professional clown. Yes, the professional clown. If it never occurred to you to think of clowning as a full-blown "profession," that makes two of us. Reader, prepare to be educated. The occasion for the lesson is the kerfuffle over the Missouri rodeo clown who became this week´s Emmanuel Goldstein of the left when he performed a skit while wearing a mask of President Obama. For his offense against the Dear

The Military Epidemics That Aren´t
Wall Street Journal, by Thomas Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/15/2013 8:25:25 PM     Post Reply
There is a growing presumption in the West that war dehumanizes those who experience combat, or, in more extreme expressions, even those who only serve in the military. In this country, for example, journalist Robert Koehler writes of war itself as a "disease," one that produces a nearly infinite variety of violent "symptoms." The wars of the post-9/11 era, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan, might seem to reinforce the point—the Abu Ghraib scandal, for instance, or atrocities committed by U.S. soldiers like Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who murdered 16 Afghan civilians in March 2012. Then there are the supposedly high rates

   

 

  


 
Obama Policies Turning
Egypt Against U.S.
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill Gertz    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/15/2013 5:53:29 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration support for Muslim Brotherhood Islamists in Egypt is driving the powerful military there against the United States and toward Moscow, according to U.S. officials and reports from the region. The pro-Muslim Brotherhood stance is undermining decades of U.S. policy toward the Middle East state and prompting concerns that the United States is about to “lose” Egypt as a strategic partner, said officials familiar with intelligence reports. Disclosure of the concern over the administration’s policy failure in Egypt comes as a security crackdown on pro-Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo resulted in scores killed. “The Obama administration’s blatant Islamist support is risking

The Nile Runs Red
Weekly Standard, by Lee Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/15/2013 5:51:49 PM     Post Reply
This morning President Obama announced that he is cancelling this year’s joint military exercise with Egypt, Operation Bright Star. It’s a symbolic gesture intended to show that, should the army continue to pursue its present course, the White House may eventually decide to suspend military aid. But cancelling Bright Star also underscores American impotence. The administration reportedly warned Egypt’s military regime against a violent crackdown, an admonition to which, with 638 now confirmed dead after yesterday’s nationwide confrontations with Muslim Brotherhood supporters, the army obviously turned a deaf ear.

No Surprise: The Money-Obsessed Clintons
Underpay Employees at Their Slush Fund
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/15/2013 5:36:53 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Yesterday we had the story in the New York Times about the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Library and Massage Parlor, and it was a New York Times story, and it raised a number of questions, and those questions were dealt with and analyzed on this program. One of the points made was this foundation is running incredibly high deficits while bringing in millions and millions of dollars in donations. I connected the dots, and I came to the conclusion that one of the points of the story was that somebody is making out pretty well here in the

YouTube video of Reggie Love interview
deleted after comments hit Drudge
Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/15/2013 5:36:03 PM     Post Reply
A YouTube video featuring an interview with former Obama bodyman Reggie Love was removed after his comments surfaced in news reports highlighting some private details from President Obama’s life in the White House. The video, posted by the Artists and Athletes Alliance YouTube account, featured a July 18 interview with Love and Jim Newton, the editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Times, during a lunch hosted by the Alliance with UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. A promotional still in the video describes the session as “a private briefing on decision making in the Oval Office with Reggie Love” The video only shows highlights

The Obama Regime Bungled Egypt
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/15/2013 5:27:05 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Now, let´s go to Egypt and get this out of the way before we get to the health care Stack, ladies and gentlemen. Grab sound bite number four, because back in February of 2011, when this whole thing started, I made a point, or I made an observation. And I want to play for you what I said. I´ll set it up by saying that I said, "It´s the second revolution that counts." What is happening now, in other words. The first revolution more often than not doesn´t survive. So what you really have to pay attention to is

   

 

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Obama On Egypt:
‘We Don’t Take Sides’
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 8/15/2013 5:23:17 PM     Post Reply
CHILMARK, Mass. — President Barack Obama is calling for an end to the violence in Egypt a day after 525 people were killed in protests across the country. Speaking from Martha’s Vineyard Thursday, the president strongly condemned security forces going after supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. “America cannot determine the future of Egypt, that’s a task for the Egyptian people,” Obama said. “We don’t take sides." Obama said that, due to the violence, the United States will cancel its bi-annual joint-military exercise with Egypt next month. He added that Egyptians blaming the U.S. for the violence will not help Egypt



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Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/14/2013 9:46:17 PM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail [UK], by Rachel Reilly    Original Article
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Climate change will lock the world into more frequent and severe heatwaves in the next few decades, researchers have claimed. They say there will be a ´several-fold´ increase in heatwaves up to 2040, regardless of how much carbon dioxide goes into the atmosphere, but future efforts to slash pollution could stem the rise in extreme heat events later on in the century. The last decade has seen an exceptional number of extreme heatwaves around the world, hitting the U.S. in 2012, Russia in 2010, Australia in 2009, and Europe in 2003 with damaging impacts on health, the economy, agriculture and

   

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