September 26, 2015

The Camp of the Saints Comes to Europe

(John Hinderaker) The Daily Mail has a long report from Germany on the influx of migrants there. Who, exactly, are the migrants? The article begins: On the busy shopping street in Giessen, a German university town twinned with Winchester, migrant Atif Zahoor tucks into a chicken dish with his brother and cousin at the curry restaurant Chillie To Go. They have left good jobs back in Karachi, Pakistan, and now want to

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IRONY: Rubio Has Been Tougher On Illegal Immigration Than Trump

Trump has favored rank amnesty; Rubio has not

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Exclusive: Boehner Aide Responds to Allegations Speaker Cut Deal With Pelosi

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After Age-Old Game of 'Tag' Got Banned at Recess, Kids Were 'Really Bummed.' Then the Parents Found Out.

"To be honest, kids get hurt on the playground. It's an unfortunate part of life, but part of learning and growing."

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'Holy S**t That's Good!' The Daily Caller Goes To A Beer Festival [VIDEO]

If it's too early for you to drink, watch us

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Augmented Reality Has An Image Problem

hologram-boardroom3 To date, Augmented Reality has been referred to as "the biggest technological advancement of our lifetime," a mere "gimmick" or, worst yet, the next iteration of the QR code. The divisive term was introduced more than 25 years ago, but if there's one thing AR proponents and its naysayers can agree on, it's the simple fact that AR, as we know it today, has… Read More

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Bill Clinton Has a Pretty Good Idea Who's to Blame for Hillary's Email Woes

"The other party doesn't want to run against her. And if they do, they'd like her as mangled up as possible."

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Star Quarterback Dies After Hit In High School Football Game

Warren Hills High School senior quarterback Evan Murray, 17, died after taking a hit to the chest in a Friday night football game in New Jersey against Summit High School. Murray took the fatal hit in the second quarter, and tried to reassure his teammates and fans he would be okay as he was lifted […]

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He's About to Pump Gas When He Sees a Spider by His Fuel Door. So He Grabs a Lighter to Burn It to Death. Care to Guess What Happens Next?

"It is just one of those things that happen — stupidity."

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What Next for the House? (Take 2)

(Steven Hayward) John has offered his opinion that the House GOP should have little to fear if they force Obama to veto a continuing resolution that omits funding for Planned Parenthood, thereby causing a government shutdown. This may be correct, though I have my doubts it would work out well for Republicans. We've had this argument before on Power Line, so readers needn't send in comments that the 2013 shutdown didn't seem

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Former Baseball Star Speaks Out Against Ordinance He Says Could Allow Men Access to Women's Restrooms — and the Backlash Has Been Brutal

"You know what Lance Berkman … you can go straight to hell."

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'A Part of Us Ended With These Attacks': Two Charlie Hebdo Staffers Who Survived Terror Massacre Are Leaving Satirical Paper

"If I've decided to stop writing it's because … something has ended."

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Michael Sam: If I Hadn't Come Out as Gay, I Probably 'Would be on a Roster' in the NFL

"I wanted to come out after I made an NFL roster, it really wasn't supposed to be public."

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Go-Slow Urged on Republican Elections to Replace Boehner

At least some Republicans in the House of Representatives want to take a few deep breaths before electing new leadership following Speaker John Boehner's unexpected announcement Friday that he is stepping down.

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Pelosi's take on Boehner's resignation: Gimme 5 (dollars)

(Paul Mirengoff) John Boehner's resignation has sparked plenty of commentary here in Washington, DC. Most of it consists of tut-tutting about Republican extremism. Nancy Pelosi's commentary is more straightforward. In an email blast, she writes: The Republicans have failed. Speaker John Boehner is resigning. And now we're headed toward another needless and self-destructive government shutdown. That's why I need your help. We need grassroots supporters to show the Republicans they can't play

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Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia to celebrate family

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis arrived in the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday for the final leg of his U.S. visit - a festive weekend devoted to celebrating Catholic families - and immediately called for the church to place greater value on women.

The pontiff's plane touched down at ...

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Aaron Rodgers' Brother Chooses Surprising Side In Feud With Russell Wilson

'Way to take the high road'

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Mark Levin Says Who Should — and Who Shouldn't — Be the Next House Speaker

"This is just the usual conga line of the Republican apparatus and bureaucrats, and that's exactly what we don't need."

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Gillmor Gang: Special Edition

Gillmor Gang Artcard The Firesign Theatre A conversation with David Ossman and Philip Proctor The two surviving members of the Firesign Theatre took to Skype to remember their late colleagues Phil Austin and Peter Bergman. The group's final show was in 2011, and Peter Bergman died in 2012. Phil Austin died June 18 at his home on Fox Island, Washington; he was 74. Read More

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Exclusive: Whistleblower Fired And Barred From VA Facility Which Allegedly Torches Bagfuls Of Loose Drugs

'These actions show desperation and corruption beyond all measure'

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College Dean Has to Remind Students to 'Welcome Debate and Discussion' After Conservative Club's Posters Are Defaced


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Can Entrepreneurs Succeed In Today's On-Demand World?

ondemand Intuit recently released an eye-opening new survey reporting that there are currently 3.2 million American workers who participate in the on-demand economy. By 2020, it's estimated that there will be almost 8 million of these on-demand workers. Many (including Intuit) praise this on-demand movement as supporting a "new class of entrepreneur," giving workers the tools they need… Read More

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The Fight for the Soul of the Republican Party

House Speaker John Boehner's departure and the fight to succeed him echoes the battle that's being fought for the Republican Party's presidential nomination.

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Clearing my spindle, Syria edition

(Scott Johnson) The withdrawal of the United States from Iraq and points elsewhere around the Middle East has created a vacuum that has been filled by forces hostile to the United States. Syria is representative. ISIS has moved into Syria from Iraq. Iran and Hezbollah have both moved into Syria to defend the Assad regime from ISIS. The Obama administration has taken a sort of Stalinist tack. Obama has concentrated on building

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New 'Bizarre' Dress Code at Some Massachusetts High Schools Has Students and Parents Up in Arms

"They announced it the first day, and everyone was shocked."

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Could the Next House Speaker Do More on Immigration Reform?

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's home district is 35 percent Latino, but that hasn't kept him from toeing his party's hard line on illegal immigration.

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The Week in Pictures: Pope and Dope Edition

(Steven Hayward) So the Pope was in Washington this week. That means he got to meet our Dope. Actually lots of dopes: Kerry, Biden, etc. Well, at least I didn't hear the street vendors were selling "Pope on a Rope Soap," which—I am not making this up—you could get when Pope John Paul II first visited Washington in 1979. In fact I heard there was notably less papal swag for sale on

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Utah Supreme Court: Employees Cannot Be Fired For Self-defense

Wal-Mart employees get jobs back after being fired for self-defense

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Hillary Clinton's New Ad Uses Photo From France

"This is our country."

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I Like To Block It Block It

nfl-block And lo, on the day of the ninth release, the Lord Cook did cry 'havoc!' and let slip the dogs of flamewars, and permitted ad blockers in iOS; and there was much rejoicing, and much wailing and gnashing of teeth, because freaking everyone had a strong opinion on the subject. Who would have thought that the chattering classes had so much passion in them? Read More

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Colorado clergy hold vigil to honor pope's message

DENVER (AP) - Clergy and members of congregations from across the state are planning to honor the visit of Pope Francis to the United States on Saturday by recognizing people at the edges of society, listening to their stories and washing their feet in front of an immigration and detention ...

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Just How Much Will Migrants Change Europe?

"We want it to change for the better."

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The Boy Who Cried Woolf

When he was a young man, James Wood stumbled across the book that would change his life. It was, he wrote:

not a novel or a book of poems; was not the Bible or Shakespeare's Collected Works, or The Hobbit or Dune, or any of the high or low stories that are canonically invoked when readers and writers look back in fondness. It was a book called Novels and Novelists: A Guide to the World of Fiction, edited by the brilliantly wayward poet and man of letters Martin Seymour-Smith. I found it in 1981, when I was fifteen, at Waterloo Station, on table piled with discounted books.

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A look at Speaker Boehner's career in Congress

From a political career that started on the Union Township, Ohio, Board of Trustees, John Boehner rose to second in line to succeed the president. Highlights of Boehner's career in the House:


September 2015: Informed the Republican caucus in a closed-door session he will resign from Congress at the ...

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Are These The Most Overpaid College Football Coaches? [SLIDESHOW]

The coaches cash big checks, but they don't win much

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Donald Trump Immediately Replies With These Four Words When CBS Anchor Asks Why He's 'Thin-Skinned'

"Why so thin-skinned?"

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Woman claiming child sex abuse by Louisiana sheriff passes polygraph

9211553-mmmainA newly released polygraph examination confirms accusations that embattled St. Tammany Parish Sheriff, who is running for reelection, sexually abused his 13 year old sister-in-law almost two decades ago. In public office since 1986, Sheriff Rodney "Jack" Strain Jr. has instigated and committed numerous bad deed acts to detriment of St. Tammany Parish, said Belinda ...More

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