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Skid Roe
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 2/3/2014 8:27:18 PM

"The abortion rate in the United States dropped to its lowest point since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in all 50 states, according to a study suggesting that new, long-acting contraceptive methods are having a significant impact in reducing unwanted pregnancies," the Washington Post reports, leaping to conclusions right in the lead paragraph. The impulse behind that leap is understandable. Journalists are attracted to cause-and-effect explanations because they make storytelling easier, and in this case the causal explanation bolsters the cause of the group doing the study: the Alan Guttmacher Institute, research arm of Planned Parenthood. Guttmacher´s data, we should note,

      


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Skid Roe
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/3/2014 8:27:18 PM     Post Reply
"The abortion rate in the United States dropped to its lowest point since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in all 50 states, according to a study suggesting that new, long-acting contraceptive methods are having a significant impact in reducing unwanted pregnancies," the Washington Post reports, leaping to conclusions right in the lead paragraph. The impulse behind that leap is understandable. Journalists are attracted to cause-and-effect explanations because they make storytelling easier, and in this case the causal explanation bolsters the cause of the group doing the study: the Alan Guttmacher Institute, research arm of Planned Parenthood. Guttmacher´s data, we should note,

   

 

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GOP Could Blow 2014 Election
With Unwise Push For Amnesty
Invsetor´s Business Daily, by Thomas Sowell    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/3/2014 8:25:46 PM     Post Reply
Some supporters of President Obama may be worried about how he and the Democrats are going to fare politically as the problems of ObamaCare continue to escalate, and it looks like the Republicans have a chance to win a majority in the Senate. But Democrats may not need to worry so much. Republicans may once again come to the rescue of the Democrats by discrediting themselves and snatching defeat from the very jaws of victory. The latest bright idea among Republicans inside the Beltway is a new version of amnesty that is virtually certain to lose votes among the Republican base and

The Dark Side of the
War on ´the One Percent´
Wall Street Journal, by Ruth R. Wisse    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/3/2014 8:23:33 PM     Post Reply
Two phenomena: anti-Semitism and American class conflict. Is there any connection between them? In a letter to this newspaper, the noted venture capitalist Tom Perkins called attention to certain parallels, as he saw them, between Nazi Germany´s war against the Jews and American progressives´ war on the "one percent." For comparing two such historically disparate societies, Mr. Perkins was promptly and heatedly denounced. But is there something to be said for his comparison—not of Germany and the United States, of course, but of the politics at work in the two situations? The place to begin is at the starting point: with

A Smidgen Of Baloney
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/3/2014 8:21:50 PM     Post Reply
Scandal: President Obama told Fox News´ Bill O´Reilly that the IRS targeting of dissidents had not a "smidgen of corruption." In light of rafts of evidence it happened, his dismissal of such an abuse of power is disingenuous at best. In a contentious interview with O´Reilly, President Obama claimed the Internal Revenue Service´s targeting of political dissidents he´d earlier blasted as enemies had "not even a smidgen of corruption" about it. Perhaps his denial is an indirect admission that what happened wasn´t pocket-lining, but an actual purge, but we think he understood very well that an impartial federal agency has no business

The average age of Fox News viewers is
68 and a majority of them are politically
conservative and white
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Alexandra Klausner    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/2/2014 10:18:21 PM     Post Reply
According to Nielsen TV data through mid-January, the average age of Fox News viewers is 68-years-old. In Frank Rich´s New York Magazine article, ´Stop Beating a Dead Fox´ he calls Fox News a politically conservative ´retirement community´ that´s losing young viewers at a faster rate than it´s competitors. The average viewers at MSNBC and CNN are 60, and the average is 62-64 for the broadcast networks. Not only are Fox News viewers old, they´re almost all white. Rich points out that only 1.1 per cent of Fox News viewers are black. That´s a far lower number than other news networks. MSNCB has a 25

O´Reilly plays hard ball with Obama as he
grills him on Obamacare, the IRS and his
handling of the Benghazi raid
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/2/2014 10:11:00 PM     Post Reply
Fox News host Bill O´Reilly tackled Barack Obama on his affordable healthcare act and the 2012 Benghazi attack in a tense Super Bowl Sunday interview today. In the network´s annual live pre-game show, President Obama was forced to defend himself against a barrage of Republican criticism. During a tense 15-minute interview, Obama hit back at O´Reilly, saying the Fox News network was to blame for promoting scandals. As he was questioned about Obamacare, the Benghazi raid and accusations that the IRS targeted right-wing groups like the Tea Party, the President took a shot at Fox. ´These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part

   

 

  


 
How ObamaCare Misreads America
Wall Street Journal, by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/2/2014 9:52:51 PM     Post Reply
People learn from their mistakes. Or they can—and should. Which is the reason we should try to learn from the revelations of mistakes about health care and health insurance since the passage of ObamaCare. The evidence is not all in. But it seems that Americans are not behaving as ObamaCare´s architects—and many critics—expected. Start with the assumption that just about everyone wants health insurance. You can easily find polls that support this proposition. ObamaCare architects assumed that if you offered health insurance with subsidies for those with relatively modest incomes, those currently uninsured would flock to apply.

Israel: The Innovative Nation
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/2/2014 10:35:44 AM     Post Reply
It has long been obvious that Israel punches far above its weight in contributions to innovations in science, research, and general culture. For some time, Tel Aviv and its surroundings have been second only to Silicon Valley in scientific and technological developments. Now the country´s ambition is to become a major, and possibly the leading, cyber-nation in the world. The abundant enemies of Israel readily swallow the Palestinian narrative of unique victimhood and eagerly publicize illustrations of the bigoted companies, organization, and academic units engaged in or proposing boycott of the State of Israel. The courageous action of Scarlett Johansson has

President Costanza and
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American Thinker, by Adam Turner    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/2/2014 10:24:13 AM     Post Reply
In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama made it clear that any attempt by a bipartisan majority in Congress to pass new sanctions legislation on Iran would be promptly vetoed. As the president said, "For the sake of our national security, we must give diplomacy a chance to succeed." The president has seemingly determined that the Iranian theocratic regime is trustworthy, and perhaps a potential ally for us in the Middle East, even though Iran: 1) is technically at war with the U.S.; 2) has a long history of lying in its diplomacy; 3) continues to be the

Evangelicals: Alone and
Exiled in Hollywood
American Thinker, by Fay Voshell    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/2/2014 10:20:03 AM     Post Reply
Her story is the stuff Hollywood films are made of. She is a severely disabled woman with an inspiring story and the singer of a sweet song entitled "Alone and Yet Not Alone," a piece about the person who stood by her side and helped with her struggles. The song was recently nominated for an Academy Award. The singer is Joni Earekson Tada, who was left a quadriplegic at age 17 after a diving accident crippled her for life. She can´t even use her hands. But despite her disability, she became an artist, an author, and a speaker. A strong and powerful

Let´s Hear It for The
Low Information Voter
American Thinker, by Jerome Huyler    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/1/2014 9:55:32 AM     Post Reply
During the 1956 presidential campaign, an enthusiastic supporter called out to the Democratic candidate, Adlai Stevenson: "Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person. Stevenson wistfully called back: "That´s not enough, madam, we need a majority!" Once known as the "silent majority," now as the nation´s "low-information voters," these citizens perform their civic duty on election day. But they have no real clue for whom or what they are voting. Yes, when it comes to their occupational callings, investment, or sport picks, they may be highly rational. It´s just politics and public affairs that hold no interest for them. It

   

 

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The Limitations of Capitalism
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/1/2014 9:50:50 AM     Post Reply
Dear Reader (Including the growing number of you who don’t want this “news”letter to be a safe place where you can share things), Here’s something I don’t say everyday: Capitalism ain’t all that. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still the artist behind the spoken-word album, Capitalism Is My Bag, Baby. But here’s the problem. Because most people on the right love and respect capitalism and pretty much everyone on the right feels the very real need to defend capitalism from the Occupiers, technocrats, sans-culottes, nudgers, equalizers, faux pragmatists, and other members of the Social Justice League, we don’t spend enough time focusing



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