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The War On Women Is Now
The Federalist, by David Harsanyi

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Posted By:garnet, 4/26/2014 11:24:58 AM

Cory Gardner may be the most impressive candidate the Colorado GOP has come up with in at least a decade. Which, to be fair, is a lot less impressive than it sounds. A rancorous split between the conservative and moderate wings of the GOP over the state’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (one America’s finest state-level legislative successes) has resulted in a decade-long string of incompetent, outmatched or laughable nominees. Gardner is not one of them. As of now, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds the U.S. Senate race between Gardner and Democrat Mark Udall in a virtually tie (as does a new PPP poll), with the latter leading 45

      


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The War On Women Is Now
The Federalist, by David Harsanyi    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/26/2014 11:24:58 AM     Post Reply
Cory Gardner may be the most impressive candidate the Colorado GOP has come up with in at least a decade. Which, to be fair, is a lot less impressive than it sounds. A rancorous split between the conservative and moderate wings of the GOP over the state’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (one America’s finest state-level legislative successes) has resulted in a decade-long string of incompetent, outmatched or laughable nominees. Gardner is not one of them. As of now, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds the U.S. Senate race between Gardner and Democrat Mark Udall in a virtually tie (as does a new PPP poll), with the latter leading 45

   

 

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Will Clinton run?
Los Angeles Times, by Doyle McManus    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/26/2014 11:12:55 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Rodham Clinton sure sounds like a woman who wants to run for president. "If you really want to do something, if you believe you´re the right person to do it, if you think that it could make a difference, then you have to be willing to compete, to get into the arena," she told an audience at Simmons College last week. And women in their 60s aren´t too old to be effective, she added. Far from it. At that age, "women are raring to go because they feel like they´ve fulfilled their responsibilities, their kids are now on their own, it's now time for them to show what they can do." Plenty of Democrats hope Clinton heeds her own words.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor proves
herself not so wise
New York Post, by Linda Chavez    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/26/2014 11:04:25 AM     Post Reply
Justice Sonia Sotomayor this week took the unusual step of reading her dissent in a case involving state-sponsored affirmative action in Michigan. In doing so, she showed herself not only petulant to be on the losing side in a 6-2 decision, but unable to divorce her legal reasoning from her own sense of racial grievance. It was an embarrassing but predictable performance. In 2009, I was one of a handful of witnesses who testified against Sotomayor’s confirmation before the Senate Judiciary Committee. I did so with sadness, because there is much to admire in Sotomayor’s personal history.

Obama´s Dirty Watchdogs
New York Post, by Michelle Malkin    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/25/2014 9:30:12 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration doesn´t have watchdogs. It has whitewash puppies. The president´s Chicago bullies have defanged true advocates for integrity in government in D.C. from day one. So the latest report by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee on corruptocrat Charles K. Edwards, the former Department of Homeland Security inspector general, isn´t a revelation. It´s confirmation. Investigators found that Edwards compromised the independence of his office by socializing and sucking up to senior DHS officials. "There are many blessings to be thankful for this year," the sycophantic Edwards wrote to the DHS acting counsel on Thanksgiving 2011,

Obama’s Foreign Policy Failures
Are Proving His Critics Right
Time, by Micahel Crowley    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 4/25/2014 9:02:29 AM     Post Reply
In a rough month of a rough year of a rough second term for Barack Obama’s foreign policy, Thursday was a particularly rough day. It began with dour news from the Middle East. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he won’t negotiate with a unified Palestinian government that includes both moderate Fatah and radical Gaza-based Hamas. Shorter version: the already-gasping Middle East peace process is likely dead for the remainder of Obama’s presidency. The day ended with Secretary of State John Kerry’s angry speech accusing Russia of violating the diplomatic agreement

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.



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Posted By: Piercentire- 4/24/2014 8:07:18 PM     Post Reply
In advance of President Obama’s four-nation Asian tour this week, the Washington Post published an article saying this: President Obama’s bid to focus U.S. attention on Asia has failed to meet the lofty expectations he set three years ago in a grand pronouncement that the new emphasis would become a pillar of his foreign policy. [Snip] By now, nearly five and a half years into the Obama presidency, objective people can draw reasonable conclusions, among which are these: Barack Obama was among the least prepared men to ever serve as presidency. It shows. He has been overmatched by events right from the start.

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Anyone expecting rancher Cliven Bundy to apologize at a news briefing Thursday for widely condemned remarks — that black people were “happier” during the slavery era than now — would be disappointed. Wearing his signature cowboy hat, Bundy, who led an armed confrontation with federal rangers over a land dispute and was then hailed as a patriot by Fox News’ Sean Hannity and other conservatives, repeated in Bunkerville, Nevada, what he had said earlier — he was “just wondering” if blacks were better off under slavery. Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks during a news conference near his ranch on April 24, 2014

Elizabeth Warren would crush Hillary,
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Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson     Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/26/2014 7:08:19 AM     Post Reply
Forget the current polling as between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. It pits Hillary against someone who “isn’t running.” For all my criticisms of Warren, and they are extensive, I am convinced that if she ran, she would crush Hillary, just as Obama did. Warren, as did Obama, has a unique ability to demagogue the core Democratic narrative of victimhood in ways that would make Hillary blush. She is more cunning than Hillary, more popular with the base, would bring an excitement the contrived Ready-for-Hillary movement could only dream of. Democrats may be “ready” for Hillary, but they don’t really want

Southern Whites’ Loyalty to G.O.P.
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New York Times, by Nate Cohn    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/25/2014 11:21:33 AM     Post Reply
President Obama’s landslide victory in 2008 was supposed to herald the beginning of a new Democratic era. And yet, six years later, there is not even a clear Democratic majority in the country, let alone one poised for 30 years of dominance. It’s not because Mr. Obama’s so-called new coalition of young and nonwhite voters failed to live up to its potential. They again turned out in record numbers in 2012. The Democratic majority has failed to materialize because the Republicans made large, countervailing and unappreciated gains of their own among white Southerners. From the high plains of West Texas to the

   

 

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Boehner mocks GOP colleagues
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/24/2014 8:28:54 PM     Post Reply
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John McCain: Not Granting Amnesty
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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/25/2014 5:21:15 PM     Post Reply
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John Kerry: The world is
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 5:20:21 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stern warning to Russia Thursday evening, one week after a tentative agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine appeared to have no impact on the violent clashes between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government. "The window to change course is closing," Kerry told reporters at the State Department. "President [Vladimir] Putin and Russia face a choice." If Russia does not reverse course and take action to urge the separatists to stand down and give up their arms, Kerry said the U.S. and its allies are poised to take actions directed at hurting Russia´s economy.

Blitzer: If Republicans ‘Want
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Putin Halts All Talks With White House
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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/26/2014 4:44:11 AM     Post Reply
As new U.S. sanctions against Russia loom, the Kremlin has shut down—at least for now—intensive high level communications between top U.S. and Russian officials. Since the invasion of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have had regular phone calls in an often half-hearted attempt to deescalate the ongoing crisis inside Ukraine. But as the U.S. and EU prepare to unveil new sanctions against Russia, Putin has decided the interactions should stop. The Kremlin has ended high-level contact with the Obama administration, according to diplomatic officials and sources close to the Russian leadership. The move signals an end to the

   

 



 
The Stereotype Map Of Every U.S. State —
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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/25/2014 2:41:32 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/25/2014 3:34:35 PM     Post Reply
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has been unable to get Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on the phone amid escalating tension near the country’s shared border with Ukraine. Mr. Shoigu announced Thursday that Russia planned to engage in a new series of military exercises near the Ukraine border. The military move, he said, is in response to ongoing NATO training exercises in Poland and the death of at least two pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters Friday that Mr. Hagel has been trying to communicate with Russian officials but has yet to hear back

   

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