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U.K. Independence Party
finds its voice amid
growing anti-immigrant wave

Washington Post, by Anthony Faiola

Original Article

Posted By:Judy W., 4/1/2013 8:44:11 AM

EASTLEIGH, ENGLAND — For the United Kingdom Independence Party, defeat has never looked this much like victory. After a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Commons was jailed on criminal charges, this struggling railroad town near the English Channel held a special election to pick his successor. (Snip) Its best-yet showing in a national race has, nevertheless, thrust into the national limelight a political movement that is part of a wave of anti-immigrant populism surging across Europe. The outcome of the Feb. 28 vote, coupled with national polls showing UKIP support at an all-time high,

      


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The Next Threat to Your Privacy
The Foundry, by Chris Jacobs    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/9/2013 9:16:26 AM     Post Reply
Who has access to your Social Security number, your bank information, and your tax records? When Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges open, your data could be exposed to shysters and hackers, thanks to serious vulnerabilities in the system. (Snip) THREAT #1: Obamacare “Navigators” Navigators are a group of people and organizations that are going to be facilitating signups for Obamacare’s insurance exchanges. Example: Planned Parenthood has applied for navigator grants to work with consumers.

   

 

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The Political Problem of Evil
American Thinker, by Robert Oscar Lopez    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/9/2013 9:13:37 AM     Post Reply
I had a recent meeting with a priest, who said something to me that I would have never taken seriously prior to a year ago. He said, "You are fighting against real darkness." He was referring to my involvement in a movement to protect the rights of children to be raised by a mom and dad. For most of my life I´d been wary of anything that seemed superstitious. The Catholicism I knew as a youth was a liberation theology championed by my lesbian mother and articulated by radical priests who´d gotten involved in Central American insurgencies.

Why can´t we talk about IQ?
Politico, by Jason Richwine    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/9/2013 7:10:57 AM     Post Reply
“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013. (Snip) There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.

Our Controversy With Diana West
FrontPage, by David Horowitz    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/8/2013 7:19:56 AM     Post Reply
Rather than responding to Ronald Radosh’s Frontpage review ofAmerican Betrayal, as a reasonable author might, Diana West has launched a series of personal attacks not only on Radosh but on the editors of Frontpage, calling us “hypocrites,” “totalitarians,” “ossified totalitarians,” commissars” and liars (“If Frontpage Will Lie about This, What Won’t They Lie About?”) and claiming we “suppressed” — also “purged” – a favorable review of her book because its opinions were “incorrect,” clearly implying that they were politically incorrect.(Snip) In other words, instead of answering the factual criticisms that Radosh has made of her book, she prefers to treat

Why I Wrote a Take-Down
of Diana West’s Awful Book
PJ Media, by Ronald Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/7/2013 4:33:43 PM     Post Reply
Today, my review of Diana West’s new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, has been posted on the website of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, Frontpagemag.com. (Snip) Indeed, what I argue in the review is that her book is actually a betrayal of serious and honest history, an ideologically bound argument that ignores real evidence, distorts our past, and creates a mythical counter narrative to understanding decisions made during WW II. Conspiratorial theories of history are easy to create once you are prepared to ignore the realities on the ground, or regard those who do

What Does It Take To
Produce An Exceptional Child?
American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/7/2013 11:33:02 AM     Post Reply
A wag might remark that it´s not all that difficult - just take a gander at the competition. A statistician argues that parents as a whole can´t control for the result. A public school educator demands parents not try because "ability status" is pernicious. (Snip) But by and large what shapes a child´s spirit from the earliest days are the morals they absorb from the stories they´re offered. Indeed it´s little understood in today´s world but as a parent it´s your job to feed their spirit with good stories as much as it is to feed

   

 

  


 
McCarthy On Steroids
FrontPage, by Ronald Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/7/2013 7:05:33 AM     Post Reply
Many Americans at both ends of the political spectrum view history in conspiratorial terms. The late Senator Joseph McCarthy set the bar very high when he claimed to have uncovered “a conspiracy on a scale so immense as to dwarf any previous such venture in the history of man. A conspiracy of infamy so black that, when it is finally exposed, its principals shall be forever deserving of the maledictions of all honest men.” (Snip) Diana West, who expands the scope of this conspiracy in American Betrayal, is McCarthy’s heiress. She argues that during the New Deal

The Choices We Make
National Review, by Mark Steyn    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/6/2013 1:01:19 PM     Post Reply
Anti-Islamization campaigner Pamela Geller is pushing back hard against the local police’s attempt to nix her Toronto speech earlier this year. She’ll be testifying before the Independent Police Review Director tomorrow. Meanwhile, Mendel Kaplan, the squishy rabbi who got bullied by the coppers into canceling Miss Geller’s appearance at his synagogue, has been giving his version of events: Asked whether he ever felt intimidated or threatened, he said, “There was a very clear choice laid out to me. The police said, ‘we don’t believe this agrees with [our] values, so either you have to give up your chaplaincy

Imprisoned “Innocence of Muslims”
producer Nakoula Nakoula: ‘I want
the world to see the truth’
Daily Caller, by Charles C. Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/6/2013 7:29:07 AM     Post Reply
In his first interview since his supervised release from prison, the filmmaker behind “Innocence of Muslims” told The Daily Caller that he “has no regrets” and promises more films and books about Islam. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is the only person who has been imprisoned in the aftermath of the organized Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in which the ambassador and three other Americans were killed. He was wholly unconnected to the attack and was imprisoned on technical probation violations.

For some, college not worth the debt
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/5/2013 6:24:35 PM     Post Reply
Is college for everyone? That´s pretty much the conventional wisdom today, but I don´t think so. And, in fact, for some people, it may be actively damaging. In deciding whether to take ondebt-- and give up years of their lives -- in exchange for a college degree, applicants need to think more about potential downsides. And alternatives. When people think about college, it´s often through a gauzy veil of imagination and memory. For the kinds of people who write about college, the memories are often positive: To be in the position of (say) a newspaper columnist or a professor,

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
FrontPage, by Bruce Bawer    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/5/2013 12:15:43 PM     Post Reply
Years ago, I lived in a small walk-up apartment on East 47th Street in New York. (Snip) As far as I knew, I’d never run across gypsies before. Since then, living in Europe, I’ve encountered more than my share. It all began on January 1, 2007, when Romania and Bulgaria became members of the European Union – thus setting loose a torrent of gypsies that flooded from those two countries into every one of the richer EU lands to the West. Some of them resettled permanently; others began traveling back and forth, begging and stealing for a few weeks

   

 

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Campus Roundup: Mandatory Reading
of Sexually-Explicit Graphic Novel
FrontPage, by Sara Dogan    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 8/5/2013 6:33:38 AM     Post Reply
Top Stories: The state-funded College of Charleston, located in Charleston, South Carolina, has assigned all its incoming freshmen to read “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel, a graphic novel which contains pictorial images of lesbian sex, commentary on masturbation, and accounts of pedophilia. In total, the College has spent $39,000 for the distribution of this book to freshmen and will pay another $13,000 for a speech by the author this fall. Participation in the summer reading program is mandatory.



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Posted By: Emerson- 8/10/2013 9:36:49 PM     Post Reply
While media mogul Oprah Winfrey has been promoting her new film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” she revealed she was a recent victim of profiling while shopping in a store in Zurich.(Snip)“I was in Zurich the other day at a store, whose name I will not mention,” Winfrey said on “Entertainment Tonight,” “and I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah Winfrey gear…but obviously, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is not shown in Zurich. So this doesn’t happen to me unless somebody obviously doesn’t know that it’s me.” Winfrey went on to explain that she was in Zurich for Tina Turner’s wedding,

   

 

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Posted By: HollowLeg- 8/9/2013 5:50:16 AM     Post Reply
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama opened the first summer vacation of his second term Saturday on Martha’s Vineyard, trading Washington debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care overhaul for a hoped-for carefree week filled with golf, beach outings and hanging-out time with family and friends. (Snip) As Air Force One flew north, Obama got into a vacation mindset by trading his suit and tie for more suitable attire: khakis and a blue shirt with rolled-up sleeves. First lady Michelle Obama, who introduced him at the convention, kept her yellow-and-white

   

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