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Bridging the Obamacare, IRS,
and Benghazi Scandal Gap

American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman

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Posted By:DW626, 1/12/2014 4:33:31 AM

My neighbor Professor Zigmund Bensky, stopped in to thaw out. It seems that with all the stuff occupying his big brain -- like "why is ´settled science´ like ´established law´?" he´d forgotten to pay his gas bill. While he was waiting for the gas company to turn his heat back on, I offered him a spot near the fireplace and some libations to warm him up. He´s a professor of journalism at Whackadoodle School here in the District of Columbia, a place that attracts ambitious, earnest young people who "want to make a difference" without working too hard at it. He´s

      


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Bridging the Obamacare, IRS,
and Benghazi Scandal Gap
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 1/12/2014 4:33:31 AM     Post Reply
My neighbor Professor Zigmund Bensky, stopped in to thaw out. It seems that with all the stuff occupying his big brain -- like "why is ´settled science´ like ´established law´?" he´d forgotten to pay his gas bill. While he was waiting for the gas company to turn his heat back on, I offered him a spot near the fireplace and some libations to warm him up. He´s a professor of journalism at Whackadoodle School here in the District of Columbia, a place that attracts ambitious, earnest young people who "want to make a difference" without working too hard at it. He´s

   

 

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The Insights of Charles Krauthammer
American Thinker, by Lauri B. Regan    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 1/7/2014 5:43:42 AM     Post Reply
One Sunday night in early November I watched Bret Baier´s Special Report in which he interviewed Charles Krauthammer. In responding to a question about his inclusion in his book, Things That Matter, a 2007 column about baseball player Rick Ankeil´s fall and return to the major leagues, Krauthammer responded with a reference to a line from that article: "...the catastrophe that awaits everyone from a single false move, wrong turn, fatal encounter. Every life has such a moment. What distinguishes us is whether -- and how -- we ever come back." Several hours later, I had a terrible accident. As it

Following the money in De Blasio´s
horse-drawn carriage ban
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 1/6/2014 4:17:20 PM     Post Reply
Many people, including the New York Times´ editorial page editor, found it puzzling that one of New York´s leftist mayor Bill De Blasio´s first priorities was ridding the city of one of its iconic diversions, the horse-drawn carriages at Central Park. They are simply not cynical enough. No matter how closely a politician may cleave to left wing (even communist) doctrines and personnel, follow the money. Robert Stacy McCain writes in The American Spectator: The bad guy in this drama, according to the carriage drivers, is Steve Nislick, chief executive officer of a New Jersey-based real-estate development company, Edison Properties.

Obama, the Confidence Man,
and the Virtues of Humility
American Thinker, by Robert Morrison    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 1/3/2014 6:03:18 AM     Post Reply
One thing that neither Barack Obama nor his acolytes in politics and the media lacked was confidence. DAVID BROOKS: So there´s a lot of very smart people [around Obama], and it´s a testament to Obama´s confidence. You know, there was a great quote in a Ryan Lizza piece in the New Yorker about Obama´s confidence. And I´m not going to get it exactly right, but he essentially said, "I´m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policy than my policy directors. I think I´m a better political director than my political director." It was a speech of confidence. That was

The Roberts Trap Is Sprung
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Posted By: DW626- 1/2/2014 3:27:43 AM     Post Reply
One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton´s chance to live in the White House again. The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the land

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American Thinker, by Eugene Slaven    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 12/28/2013 6:40:42 AM     Post Reply
When Barack Obama rose to national prominence following his 2004 keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, his African-American heritage was a footnote to the fawning reception he received from the media and from most Americans. While the speech was not a case study in brilliant oratory, Illinois State Senator Barack Obama exuded charisma and eloquently discussed an appealing if not particularly original theme of unity and bipartisanship. Fast forward to today. President Obama´s race is no longer a footnote. It is central to his presidency. It is arguably his defining characteristic. Unity and bipartisanship are nowhere to be found. Who is responsible

   

 

  


 
‘12 Years a Slave’ Star
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Following Poster Controversy
Variety, by NIck Vivarelli    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 12/28/2013 5:25:17 AM     Post Reply
The Italian premiere of “12 Years a Slave” officially kicked off Italy’s 18th annual Capri Hollywood film festival on Friday without talent in tow, following controversy sparked by the pic’s teaser posters that placed the focus on Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender rather than Chiwetel Ejiofor, the star of the film. As previously reported, Italo distributor BIM Distribuzione, which will release the Steve McQueen-helmed drama in Italy on Feb. 20, has apologized, pulled the posters that sparked a racial discrimination uproar on the Internet, and announced they will be using the original U.S. materials for “Slave,” translated into Italian, for

Michelle Keeps it Real
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American Thinker, by Jeannie DeAngelis    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 12/26/2013 3:21:23 AM     Post Reply
After heading up a ´poor me´ sob-story session with mothers in the Oval Office, packing for the nine-hour flight to Oahu, and wrapping up a 16-day Obamacare public relations blitz, ´Mom-to-Mom´ Michelle found time to take to the airwaves and dial in to the "Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton" radio show. If I might digress for moment, Al Sharpton is a man who, judging from his hairdo and his manner, is neither ´real´ nor ´reverend.´ Nonetheless, apart from making some inane arguments as to why everyone should sign up for Obamacare, true to form the first lady began by dragging

Reality Bites Gays
American Thinker, by Rosslyn Smith    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 12/24/2013 4:28:55 AM     Post Reply
At the heart of the Duck Dynasty controversy is a modern paradox: those who most loudly celebrate the gay lifestyle seem to go into a Victorian swoon whenever anyone even obliquely mentions actual gay sex practices such as anal sex. As we watch the corporate clusterduck swirl around the alleged wrongs of reality TV star Phil Robertson concerning homosexuality, it may be instructive to take a step back. Image control has been crucial to gay activists. In 1980 Hollywood produced, Cruising, a big budget film that showed the seamier side of gay life. It got pretty good reviews because it

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Advertising in the Age of Obama
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: DW626- 12/22/2013 4:25:31 AM     Post Reply
Obama was sold to the American voters twice on the strength of shrewd marketing, but as the truth of his unsuitability for this high office becomes increasingly obvious to all but his most uninformed base, even advertising cannot help him pull out of his nosedive. People who know a thing or two about medical care, insurance, and simple math warned about the doom embedded in the very heart of ObamaCare, warnings the media ignored or made fun of. Yes, I know predictions of dire consequences often prove false. Tom Gelsthorpe, commenting on the death this week of a broadcast preacher who was

   

 

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John Adams Begat the Selfie
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In his iconic book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey explained that, according to his research, the first 50 years of success literature in America was predicated on the character ethic: integrity, humility, fidelity, modesty, etc. After World War I, he noticed, the basis of success had shifted to the personality ethic: public image, attitudes and behaviors, and skills and techniques that "lubricate the processes of human interaction." America was on the road to superficiality. Why did this character-personality shift occur? Perhaps because of something John Adams, our first vice president and second president, said: "I must



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