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Closing in on No. 1
New York Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:garnet, 3/21/2014 8:19:10 AM

Mayor de Blasio took great pride Thursday in signing the first piece of legislation of his mayoralty: the paid-sick-leave bill. But the move only illustrates why a personal-finance Web site has just ranked the city one of the worst places for finding a job. Under the new law, come April 1 companies with as few as five workers must offer at least five paid sick days a year. But April 1 is likely to turn out to be April Fool’s for New York workers. Because the consequence of this law is likely to be .?.?. fewer jobs. Businesses that can’t afford to

      


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Barack Obama, the adolescent president
Washington Post, by George F. Will    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/24/2014 9:12:42 AM     Post Reply
Recently, Barack Obama — a Demosthenes determined to elevate our politics from coarseness to elegance; a Pericles sent to ameliorate our rhetorical impoverishment — spoke at the University of Michigan. He came to that very friendly venue — in 2012, he received 67?percent of the vote in Ann Arbor’s county — after visiting a local sandwich shop, where a muse must have whispered in the presidential ear. Rep.?Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.” Try to imagine Franklin Roosevelt or

   

 

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The Closing of
the Academic Mind
The Federalist, by M.G. Oprea    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/23/2014 9:41:07 AM     Post Reply
Harvard student Sandra Y.L. Korn recently proposed in The Harvard Crimson that academics should be stopped if their research is deemed oppressive. Arguing that “academic justice” should replace “academic freedom,” she writes: “If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of ‘academic freedom’?” In other words, Korn would have the university cease to be a forum for open debate and free inquiry in the name of justice, as defined by mainstream liberal academia. Unfortunately, this is already a reality in most universities across America,

Scalia’s plain truth
on affirmative action
New York Post, by John Podhoretz    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/23/2014 9:28:03 AM     Post Reply
Few issues have tumbled more vertiginously from the top of the political agenda than affirmative action. There was a time when the topic of quotas and racial preferences partly dominated the discussion of domestic policy. That time has long since passed. So it came as a bracing shock Tuesday to be reminded that the US Supreme Court is still adjudicating the issue. It issued a major ruling that upheld Michigan’s 2006 constitutional amendment banning the use of affirmative action as a factor for admission in the state’s public universities.

President Obama, disregarding his
own red line, dithers on Ukraine
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/22/2014 9:19:52 AM     Post Reply
After an agreement to “de-escalate tensions and restore security” in Ukraine was announced Thursday, Secretary of State John F. Kerry was very explicit about U.S. expectations. “We fully expect the Russians?.?.?. to demonstrate their seriousness by insisting that the pro-Russian separatists who they’ve been supporting lay down their arms [and] leave the buildings” in eastern Ukraine, he said. “I made clear to Foreign Minister [Sergei] Lavrov today that if we are not able to see progress?.?.?. this weekend, then we will have no choice but to impose further costs on Russia.” The weekend has come and gone, and far from

Kicking the Keystone can
Boston Herald, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/22/2014 9:14:28 AM     Post Reply
Any notion that the Obama administration might be taking its deliberations over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline seriously went up in smoke late Friday, when the State Department announced a delay that will push a final decision past the November midterm elections. It was a weekend news dump on steroids — on Good Friday, buried under the weight of so many chocolate Easter bunnies. But the White House cannot avoid scrutiny of such a nakedly political decision — not given the stakes. The delay will please the liberal activists and wealthy green elites who propel Democratic campaigns. But it will do so at

Why Democrats Are the
Party of Inequality
The Federalist, by Robert Tracinski    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/22/2014 9:05:48 AM     Post Reply
So now we know why the Democrats are adopting economic inequality as their central issue: because their constituents, the people who live under policies crafted by the left, are the ones who experience the highest degree of income inequality in their own lives. That’s the upshot of a recent study of income inequality organized by congressional district: “Across the country, inequality is lower in Republican districts than in Democratic ones” and is “highest in the New York City district of Representative Jerry Nadler, a liberal Democrat.” Who has the congressional district with the least income inequality? That would be Tea Party

   

 

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Mrs. Clinton’s New Memoir
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/22/2014 8:56:03 AM     Post Reply
Yesterday on a panel on “Face the Nation,” we briefly discussed Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming memoir of her four years as secretary of state. It is called “Hard Choices”—they appear to be running low at the book-title store—and will be published June 10. The announcement of the title alone made news, which is a measure of how much interest the book, good or bad, will engender. Books are good and it’s good to write them; the always more or less beleaguered publishing industry needs bestsellers, and Mrs. Clinton has provided them, most spectacularly with her previous memoir, “Living History,” in 2003.

Obama´s Good News Isn´t
Getting Across
Bloomberg, by Albert R. Hunt    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/21/2014 10:03:24 AM     Post Reply
Here´s a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama´s health-care law isn´t going to be the albatross many feared it would be in this year´s congressional elections. Enrollment has soared, and the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the program will cost less than initially projected and that premiums will rise only slightly this year. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid aren´t popping the Champagne, however. The economy could clobber Democrats in November. And the president continues to alternate between telling Americans how much better things are and deploring how many are being left

Don´t Believe the Spin,
Obamacare Is Still a Loser
Creators Syndicate, by Scott Rasmussen    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/21/2014 9:15:01 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama announced triumphantly that 8 million people selected a private insurance plan through the health care exchanges created by legislation known as Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. He added his own interpretation of the numbers: "This thing is working." At the same time, however, Democratic candidates across the country still see the health care law as a drag on their campaigns in the midterm elections. After four years of trying, there is still no evidence that the president´s signature piece of legislation has become popular. If the law was really working, and voters were excited about it, Democratic

‘Obamacare is Working!’
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/21/2014 7:25:29 AM     Post Reply
Last Thursday, the president announced the Obamacare debate over for the second time this month. The pretext for his repetition of this talking point was yet another implausible claim concerning the number of people his health care law has helped gain coverage. (snip) If you feel that President Obama is protesting a bit too much, you are not alone. Public opinion surveys consistently show that most Americans still oppose Obamacare. Moreover, a growing number of Americans believe the president to be a habitual liar. According to a new Fox News poll, “Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies ‘most of the time.’

Snitchgate -- Sharpton Is Still Lying
Townhall, by Larry Elder    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/18/2014 9:10:04 AM     Post Reply
If the Rev. Al Sharpton, the bigoted, anti-Semitic, non-tax paying race-hustling poverty pimp, had any credibility left, it just vanished. The beneficiary of a lifetime of passes from our race-conscious mainscream media, Sharpton ran into an outlet not afraid of him -- The Smoking Gun. They obtained material that exposed Sharpton as an FBI "informant." Sharpton, of course, denies that this constitutes "snitching." No, he says he "volunteered" to "cooperate" with the FBI -- and for the most honorable of motives. Why would the government-hating "civil rights" leader cooperate with the feds?

   

 



 
Time Bombs in Democratic Coalition
National Review, by Mona Charen    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/18/2014 9:00:03 AM     Post Reply
The Republican Party is roiling with internal conflicts, say the analysts. The tea party is confronting the establishment. The noninterventionists are at war (forgive the expression) with the interventionists. The libertarians would like the party to endorse same-sex marriage. Fair enough. These conflicts will play out during the primaries in 2016, and we´ll discover whether they are serious fault lines or merely squabbles. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party, supposedly the firm fortress of the middle class, minorities and women, is actually showing some internal stresses as well. Little fissures are snaking through the crust, perhaps reflecting tectonic movement beneath. The president´s approval rating has



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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/23/2014 10:27:58 PM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to help veterans find jobs to Fort Campbell, Ky.., Wednesday where she said that most Americans don´t know much about the military. Following comments from Jill Biden, the vice president´s wife and Obama´s teammate in helping veterans, she noted that unlike Biden, she had little familiarity with the military prior to campaigning for the White House in 2008. “Unlike Jill, I wasn´t a military mom. I wasn´t a Blue Star family member. I didn´t know much about the military, and I was probably more like the average American,” said Obama.

Japanese MP angry that Michelle didn´t join
president on Tokyo trip makes extraordinary
claim that Obama CHEATS and their
looming divorce is ´an open secret´

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 9:34:53 PM     Post Reply
A prominent Japanese politician has raised hackles as Barack Obama visits Tokyo by claiming it´s an ´open secret´ that he and the first lady are headed for divorce, and that the president has been using Secret Service agents to cover for him as he pursues extramarital affairs. Kazuyuki Hamada, who sits in the upper house of Japan´s parliament, earned his PhD a half-mile from the White House at George Washington University, and emerged as a shrill commentator on America´s economy and foreign policy. In 2009 he also joined the ranks of the so-called ´birthers,´ arguing in a book titled ´Who is Obama?´

Jeb Bush: ‘I’m thinking about
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Fox News, by Christina Corbin    Original Article
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Jeb Bush said Wednesday he´s "thinking about running for president," in his most direct statement yet about a possible 2016 run. The former Florida governor spoke at a Catholic school benefit in New York Wednesday morning. He previously has said he´ll make a decision on whether to run for president before the end of this year, making clear that he was considering the possibility. But his comments on Wednesday appeared to be more direct. Asked what his "immediate plans" were, he said, according to an attendee: "I´m thinking about running for president." The answer was met with applause and a standing ovation, after

Justice Sotomayor: Affirmative
Action ‘Opened Doors in My Life’

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WPRO Radio [E. Providence, RI], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2014 12:30:26 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- In a dissent to Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action programs in its public colleges, Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks from experience about the complex impact of such programs on her own life. Sotomayor’s 58-page dissent, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has one theme: Race matters. (Snip) She takes a dig at Chief Justice John Roberts who wrote once, “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discrimination on the basis of race.” Sotomayor says: “It is a sentiment out of touch with reality.” Sotomayor says, “Race matters.

   

 

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A fatal wait: Veterans languish and
die on a VA hospital´s secret list

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CNN, by Scott Bronstein & Drew Griffin    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/23/2014 9:23:29 PM     Post Reply
At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources. For six months, CNN has been reporting on extended delays in health care appointments suffered by veterans across the country and who died while waiting for appointments and care.

The Five’s Beckel Rips Bolling
for Laughing at Climate Science:
‘You Are a Total, Complete Jerk!’

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Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/23/2014 8:29:47 AM     Post Reply
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Boehner mocks GOP colleagues
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Cincinnati Enquirer, by Sheila McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/24/2014 8:28:54 PM     Post Reply
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Here comes the bride. And another one.
And another one! Meet world´s first
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they´re expecting a baby due in July

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Daily Mail [UK], by Deni Kirkova    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/23/2014 12:15:55 PM     Post Reply
The world´s only ´married´ lesbian threesome are expecting their first child. Doll, Kitten and Brynn, from Massachusetts, were joined together in a marriage-style ceremony last August and are expecting a daughter in July. Kitten, 27, is pregnant after undergoing IVF treatment using an anonymous sperm donor, and the trio eventually The plan at the moment is that Kitten will bear all the children - possibly using her wives´ eggs and donated sperm - but they are open to other options, such as adoption. Brynn, 34, says: ´The hope is to have three kids altogether. We always joke that the children should never outnumber

Lupita Nyong’o named People
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New York Daily News, by Rachel Maresca    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/23/2014 2:58:26 PM     Post Reply
It sure is Lupita Nyong´o´s year to shine! The first-time Oscar winner was crowned as this year´s "Most Beautiful" by People magazine. The mag announced who was awarded their prestigious honor Wednesday morning. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," Nyong´o said of gracing the cover. "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on (it) and feel a little more seen." The 31-year-old actress has certainly proved this past year that she is beautiful both inside and out. Nyong´o received a ton of attention for her head-turning red carpet fashion and her incredibly moving

   

 



 
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First lady Michelle Obama is scrapping her plans to deliver a graduation speech for high school seniors in Topeka, Kan., after hundreds signed a petition in protest. Instead of delivering a graduation speech, Obama will speak before the school district the day before graduation, and will deliver remarks at a "Senior Recognition Day." More than 1,750 people had signed a petition protesting the first lady´s appearance at the graduation ceremony, angered that security concerns would limit the number of friends and family who could attend. According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, students would have only been allotted six tickets apiece had

The Tea Party Wins a Congressional Primary;
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Slate, by David Weigel    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/23/2014 6:22:40 AM     Post Reply
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Casino mogul brands George Clooney a
drunk after actor called him an a**hole and
stormed away from dinner for insulting
President Obama

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Helen Pow    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/23/2014 9:43:22 PM     Post Reply
George Clooney has confessed to calling Las Vegas gambling mogul Steve Wynn an ´a**hole´ and storming off at a recent dinner because the casino-owner insulted President Barack Obama. The verbal assault occurred two weeks ago when the two-time Oscar winner was in Vegas promoting his Casamigos tequila, and was invited to dine with Wynn and his wife, Andrea Hissom, at the fancy Botero restaurant inside the 72-year-old´s Encore hotel. But when dinner was finished, the conversation turned to Obama´s Affordable Care Act, of which Wynn is a vocal opponent. That´s when sparks began to fly. Clooney immediately took exception to how the billionaire

   

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