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Five Major Developments in Ukraine Over
the Weekend, Other than the Referendum

PJ Media, by Bryan Preston

Original Article

Posted By:Judy W., 3/17/2014 10:39:59 AM

Military Move 1. Ukraine says Russian forces moved outside Crimea Saturday, seizing control of a small village that just happens to have a natural gas distribution center. Ukraine’s government called the move a “provocation.” Smearing the Maidan Protesters 2. Russia and some in the West accuse the Ukraine protesters of being neo-Nazis and the like. But Ukraine’s Jews refuted that, saying that there “isn’t a hint” of anti-Semitism, Nazism or fascism among Ukraine’s Maidan protesters. Debt 3. Ukraine owes Russia about $1.5 billion, in the form of payments to Gazprom, which is majority owned by the Russian government. But Gazprom

      


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Posted By: Judy W.- 4/25/2014 10:39:08 AM     Post Reply
Sonia Sotomayor is a wonderful role model. Truly. Through hard work, brains and rare self-discipline at an early age, she was able to overcome poverty and family dysfunction to become what she is today. (Snip) But as she demonstrated in her long, impassioned dissent in the case of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the experience of benefiting from race preferences has left her prickly and defensive on the subject. As others, including her Supreme Court colleague Justice Clarence Thomas, have argued, that kind of gnawing insecurity is one of the consequences of preferences. Others are never sure if you´ve

   

 

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Terry Richardson’s War on Women
National Review, by Christine Sisto    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/24/2014 12:27:11 PM     Post Reply
Another model came forward Monday with allegations of sexual misconduct by celebrated fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Model Emma Appleton tweeted a screenshot of a Facebook message that endearingly reads, “If I can [expletive] you, I will book you in NY in a shoot for Vogue.” Richardson’s representative has since stated that the message is from an imposter and that Appleton herself has said that it is possible that the message could have come from a Facebook user impersonating Richardson. Vogue has since stated that the magazine has not worked with Richardson since 2010 and has “no plans” to work with him

Toss out abusive college administrators
USA Today, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/24/2014 10:42:10 AM     Post Reply
Like most professors, I hate doing administrative work. And since somebody has to do it, universities have increasingly built up a corps of full-time administrators. That´s fine, but lately, the administrative class has grown too numerous and too heavy-handed. As colleges and universities increasingly face financial pressures, it´s time to rethink. Full-time administrators now outnumber full-time faculty. And when times get tough, schools have a disturbing tendency to shrink faculty numbers while keeping administrators on the payroll. Teaching gets done by low-paid, nontenured adjuncts, but nobody ever heard of an "adjunct administrator." But it´s not just the fat that is worrisome. It´s

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Posted By: Judy W.- 4/23/2014 1:18:05 PM     Post Reply
When Americans over the age of, let us say, 45, look at any of the iconic paintings of America’s Founders — the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the signing of the Constitution, George Washington crossing the Delaware, any of the individual portraits the Founders — what do they see? They see great men founding a great country. If you ask recent graduates of almost any American university what they see when they look at these paintings, chances are that they see something entirely different. They are apt to see rich, white males who are not great and who did not found a

Why the New York
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Posted By: Judy W.- 4/23/2014 11:07:40 AM     Post Reply
The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him by Harry Reid´s Super PAC, the Democratic incumbent, Mark Pryor, is probably now ahead by a point or two. That´s the story told by every reputable public and private poll, including, I´m told, polls by both campaigns. So what´s up with the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation poll released today showing Pryor up by 10 points? What´s up is revealed if one burrows into the complete poll results.

Does the Triumph of
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Posted By: Judy W.- 4/23/2014 10:18:37 AM     Post Reply
“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.” So wrote the great Christian apologist C.S. Lewis. By the same token, I can’t imagine God’s glory is increased any when we make movies about him, and so I don’t suppose the Lord is much interested in the latest box office news out of Hollywood. Nonetheless, that news is good for faith-based films. Not long after the indie film God’s Not Dead was a “surprise hit,” (i.e., a hit

   

 

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Posted By: Judy W.- 4/23/2014 5:42:00 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Judy W.- 4/22/2014 2:46:38 PM     Post Reply
On Friday, President Barack Obama extended the decision on Canada’s Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2014 midterm elections. Announced on a Friday afternoon (the Good Friday holiday, no less) the story was barely covered by mainstream media outlets already heading out of town for their extended Easter weekend. (Snip) It defies any sense of logic or reason to suggest that 1,000 miles of new pipeline, installed with 2014 technology, would somehow endanger humanity when we already have 2,300 times that much already working without catastrophe.

Who´s Next?
PJ Media, by Michael Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/22/2014 1:02:43 PM     Post Reply
Birds of a feather, and all that: the Peaceful and Tolerant Left loves nothing better than heroic, godlike, even martial imagery as it pursues its relentless agenda to remake the world by any means necessary. Remember: they never stop, they never sleep, they never quit. Vorwaerts in die Zukunft! In the Beginning were the German Beards: And the Beards were good. The Beards were also inspirational. Although they flopped in Germany and Britain, they managed to convince the Russians to pick up hammers and sickles and begin slaughtering millions of their fellow citizens, in order to show them the Light —

Commentary and Sarah Palin
American Thinker, by James V. DeLong    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/22/2014 9:06:42 AM     Post Reply
A prominent member of the Republican establishment has decided once again to damn Sarah Palin with faint praise. In a recent column on Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Jonathan Tobin says: “there is little doubt about the reality of another war on women: the one that is being waged by left-wing ideologues against any female Republican who dares to emerge on the national political stage.” Tobin is a senior online editor at Commentary, so his columns provide a reasonable window into establishment Republican opinion. Then he goes on: While I’m no fan of Palin’s, the former Alaska governor was subjected to the sort of

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Cliven Bundy and The Rural Way
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I’m sure that Cliven Bundy probably could have cut a deal with the Bureau of Land Management and should have. Of course, it’s never wise to let a federal court order hang over your head. And certainly we cannot have a world of Cliven Bundys if a legal system is to function. In a practical sense, I also know that if I were to burn brush on a no-burn day, or toss an empty pesticide container in the garbage bin, or shoot a coyote too near the road, I would incur the wrath of the government in a way someone does



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