October 4, 2015

Unprecedented Mass Immigration Will Radically Transform America. Is That What We Want?

(John Hinderaker) On this site, posts about immigration tend to draw less traffic than posts on most other subjects. I am not sure why that is, but I suspect it is mostly because people (our readers, anyway) say, Yeah, yeah, I already know about that. Well, here is something you probably didn't know. Jeff Sessions' Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest analyzed data in the Pew immigration survey that I

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The GOP Has Abandoned The Middle American Radical

...And Donald Trump is winning them over

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Asia trade deal sought by President Obama on the verge

Negotiators for the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations were laboring into the night Sunday as they neared completion of a massive free trade deal long sought by President Obama, who now faces a backlash in Congress over his administration's last-minute move to restrict tobacco companies' access to a ...

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Islamic State Militants Destroy 2,000-Year-Old Palmyra Arch, Activists Say

The monumental arch sat atop the famed colonnaded streets of the ancient city, which linked the Roman Empire to Persia.

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Female Journalists Head Toward NFL Locker Room When Male Usher at Door Stops Them From Entering. You Can Imagine What Happens Next.

"It's still 2015, right?"

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This Is How Most Of The World Uses Twitter

5455256536_7a0139a6ed_b Blah blah blah, Twitter has 316M users or whatever and they're not growing. Can it grow? Will it grow? Yes, there are a lot of questions that Twitter has to start answering if it wants to get some sort of momentum going with consumers and rebuild trust with its investors. General awareness isn't Twitter's problem. Plenty of people who aren't on Twitter, and may never be… Read More

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Does the New York Times Even Have Editors?

(John Hinderaker) On September 30, the New York Times published a long article about Donald Trump's wife Melania in its Fashion and Style section. The article said little of substance–Mrs. Trump is a nice lady, apparently–but it resulted in an epic sequence of five corrections: The sheer number of errors, corrected serially, has prompted quite a bit of hilarity. But I want to focus on correction number four–the fourth error that the

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Despite Obama's passion, little movement seen on guns

For the 15th time in his nearly seven years in office, President Obama last week consoled the nation and demanded action on gun-control legislation — but America's most recent mass shooting likely will serve as another reminder that the president's bully pulpit simply isn't powerful enough to drive change on ...

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Scalise Says He Has The Votes To Become Majority Leader

'He has an opportunity to absolutely run away with this'

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A Look at South Carolina's Once-in-a-Thousand-Years Flood — and More Rain Is Coming

"We haven't seen this level of rain in the low country in a thousand years. That's how big this is."

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NASA Astronauts Can Already Farm On Mars

martian-gallery3-gallery-image The prospect of conquering the dark and vast expanse of space has fascinated the human mind for a good part of the last century. Perhaps that is why 'The Martian,' a film adaptation of Andy Weir's book about one man's struggle to survive on Mars, rocketed to the number one spot at the box office this weekend. In the movie, Matt Damon's character realizes he… Read More

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How Dodd-Frank explains our weak recovery

(Paul Mirengoff) Yesterday, John noted how weak the Obama economic "recovery" has been. As he put it, "the Obama economy has been, in a word, lousy, and its lousiness is most evident in the fact that full-time jobs have been so scarce that tens of millions have quit looking. . . ." Why, though, hasn't the economy taken off under Obama, as it did in the past following recessions? Democrats attribute the

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Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn reject plan to transfer Gitmo detainees to Colorado

DENVER — The Defense Department's plan to consider two Colorado prisons as possible destinations for Guantanamo Bay detainees is meeting with outrage from the state's Republican congressional delegation, demonstrating the political resistance President Obama faces as he tries to honor his promise to close down the Cuba detainee facility.

Rep. ...

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Notorious NFL Bad Guy Kicks Opposing QB In The Head [VIDEO]

You won't believe how dirty this is

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Pastor's Daughter, Face Down and Frozen on Floor as Dying Classmate Bled on Her Clothes, Thought She Would Die as Oregon Gunman Went on Rampage

"She hears the shooter in front say, 'You, in that orange shirt, stand up!'" 

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Things Still Not Pacific at Pacifica

(Steven Hayward) An update to our earlier notices of the mayhem at leftist Pacifica Radio and flagship station KPFK, courtesy of the Pacifica-in-Exile folks, who sent out a press release a couple days ago detailing the ongoing implosion of the enterprise: Dominos Topple: Third On-Air Resignation at KPFK In Three Days Berkeley – On Wednesday, Yatrika Shah-Rais became the third veteran programmer to resign on-air at Los Angeles radio station KPFK. Shah-Rais, the

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Inside the Beltway: Republican voters prefer new ideas to experience of candidates

GOP voters prefer outsider candidates in the White House race: The penchant for a presidential hopeful with "new ideas and a different approach has surged — with virtually all of the increase coming among Republican and Republican-leaning voters," notes a Pew Research Center poll. "Today, by more than two to ...

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'He Was Controlled by Terrible Thoughts': Jordanian Official Says His Son Joined Islamic State, Carried Out Suicide Attack

"My son had everything, a family, money, and studying medicine …"

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Why The Internet Needs IPFS Before It's Too Late

linksweb IPFS isn't exactly a well-known technology yet, even among many in the Valley, but it's quickly spreading by word of mouth among folks in the open-source community. Many are excited by its potential to greatly improve file transfer and streaming speeds across the Internet. From my personal perspective, however, it's actually much more important than that. IPFS eliminates the… Read More

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Hillary Slams McCarthy's Comments About Benghazi Committee [VIDEO]

'I feel like it does a grave disservice and dishonors not just the memory of the four that we lost, but of everybody who has served our country'

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'Only a Miracle Can Save Them': Hope Dims for Finding Survivors of Deadly Guatemala Mudslide

"The people who could have been alive have drowned."

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Oregon Shooting Survivor: Gunman Shot Woman in Wheelchair, 'Seemed Happy'

"She had a dog with her."

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LeBron James Says There's 'No Room For Guns' But He LOVES Shooting Them [VIDEO]

LeBron found room...

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Graham Announces 10-Day New Hampshire Campaign Trip

Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham plans 10-day visit to New Hampshire starting Oct. 7, campaign says in news release. 2008 Republican nominee John McCain to join Graham on weekend, campaign says Graham had less than 1% support in New Hampshire in NBC/WSJ poll released today NOTE: New Hampshire to hold nation's first primary in February

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Recycling Garbage

(Steven Hayward) Over in the New York Times today, John Tierney revisits recycling, an update on a NY Times Magazine piece he wrote in 1996 ("Recycling is Garbage") criticizing recycling that generated record hate mail from readers. His update argues persuasively that nothing much has changed since then: [In 1996] I presented plenty of evidence that recycling was costly and ineffectual, but its defenders said that it was unfair to rush to judgment. Noting

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Chaffetz has made a career confronting establishment

WASHINGTON (AP) - One-time college placekicker Jason Chaffetz wants to boot Republican House leaders off their path to promotions.

Chaffetz declared Sunday that he's running to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner, even though Boehner has chosen Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as his successor, and upend the would-be GOP leadership ...

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South Carolina Woman Makes Sure to Grab 'Two Totino's Pizzas' Before Evacuating Dangerous Flood Waters

"I tried to grab some other things but they wasn't even worth it."

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College Professor Slams Gun-Free Zones in Wake of Oregon Community College Shooting

"Should we do away with gun-free zones, particularly at schools?"

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Is The CIO The Next VP Of Electricity?

lightning storm A long time ago — back in the early 1900s — many companies had a Vice President of Electricity. It's hard to imagine today, but there really was an individual whose sole responsibility was to manage a company's electricity. You needed a team to manage switches, regulators and wiring. With time, however, electricity became a commodity. Companies didn't have to… Read More

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SNL Parody Slams Low-Polling GOP Candidates as Suffering From Dementia

"The only dementia medication prescribed for 11 specific people."

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House Republicans stand by choice of majority leader

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - House Republicans stand by their decision to give a leadership post to an Indiana lawmaker with known ethical issues who recently resigned.

Speaker Brian Bosma says former House Majority Leader Jud McMillin was chosen last November despite the ethical issues because of his strong suits. He described ...

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Christie: 'I Would Rather Jump Off The Brooklyn Bridge Than Be In Congress' [VIDEO]

Christie closes door on running for Speaker of the House

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Sportscaster Apologizes for 'Glitch' That Cut Away From Football Coach's Inspirational Postgame 'Sermon'

"And thank you to the good Lord…"

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Harry MacDougald: "Truth" and other lies (2)

(Scott Johnson) The film "Truth" will be released commercially later this month to retell the Rathergate scandal from the perspective of Mary Mapes. The film is based on Mapes's almost laughable 2005 Rathergate memoir. The left routinely seeks to rewrite even yesterday's news; events eleven years ago, when Mapes's committed her misconduct, have now attained the status of ancient history. John and I therefore sought to reiterate the basic facts of the

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John McCain, senator: Airstrike on Afghan hospital was avoidable

Sen. John McCain on Sunday blamed the airstrike that killed 22 people in an Afghan hospital run by the medical charity Doctors without Borders on the "fog of war" and the Obama administration's withdraw of U.S. troops from the war zone.

"We call it fog of war, unfortunately. ...

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Hillary Clinton's Campaign Paid $9,000 For Music Consultants

Music is an important part of a political campaign. The right music can set the tone at campaign events and rallies. After nearly every announcement, Republican campaigns are inundated by news stories about how musician's don't approve of their song being used by candidate X. With the liberal bent in the music industry, it's a […]

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German Woman Gets Eviction Notice to Make Room for Migrants — and She's Not the First

"The alternative would have been to set up beds in the gym."

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Did ESPN Purposely Cut Away From A College Football Coach Thanking God? [VIDEO]

'Thank you to the good Lord and my dad who is with me tonight'

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'A Man of the People': 'SNL' Takes Jab at Donald Trump's Campaign in Season Premiere

"I'm just like you — a regular Joe — but better."

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Full Stack Music: 1 Trillion Streams, 200 Million Tickets

Momboj√≥ At present, there are three distinct music industries: radio, on-demand music, and concert ticketing. However, we are starting to enter a new phase, where these industries will converge and produce one integrated experience for artists and fans. I've taken to calling this full stack music, because at heart it speaks to a holistic experience that integrates these industries through data. Read More

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Donald Trump Says Mental Illness to Blame for Gun Violence

The Republican presidential candidate said tougher laws would not change anything.

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CNN Panelist: Rand Paul's Campaign 'Officially on Death Watch'

The post CNN Panelist: Rand Paul's Campaign 'Officially on Death Watch' appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, announces bid for House speaker, challenges majority leader

The House's top investigator, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, announced Sunday he will challenge Rep. Kevin McCarthy for the speakership, setting up a major battle this week as the GOP settles on a successor.

The Utah Republican's bid means Mr. McCarthy won't win by acclamation, and it gives conservatives someone to rally ...

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Trump To Chuck Todd: I'll Stop Running For President When You Stop Calling [VIDEO]

'I'm not a masochist'

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Jason Chaffetz Announces His Run for House Speaker

Chaffetz said House leaders don't deserve an automatic promotion.

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New Jerseyans Paying Fare Increase Fear More Down Line

New Jersey Transit, charging as much as $499 a month for round-trip trains to Manhattan starting today, is due for more budget hits with fewer resources to manage them beyond commuters' wallets.

Source: Bloomberg.com news

Trump: Middle East Would Be Better Off If Saddam Hussein And Muammar Gaddafi Were Still In Power [VIDEO]

'It's not even a contest'

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Hillary Clinton Sings and Jokes After She Pours Herself a Drink on 'SNL'

"That's the first time I've ever heard that."

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'That's Called Journalism?!': The Al Jazeera Headline on Jerusalem Terrorist Attack That's Getting Lots of Criticism

"AlJazeera have outJazeerad…..AlJazeera."

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Bon Jovi Tells Israeli Audience This Should Be the 'Fight Song for Tel Aviv'

"I'm standing my ground."

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Biden backs transgender military service as US weighs policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban.

Biden's declaration at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner Saturday goes further than anything the ...

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Chimen Abramsky Kept Soviet Committee Reports, Marx and Lenin's Old Books, Rare Torahs, and 20,000 Other Volumes in His London Home

The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that memory was "the treasure-house of the ideas supplied by Invention." They took this metaphor very seriously. To them, visualizing things in time and space was central to the art of remembrance. In the first century A.D., Quintilian developed an elegant technique that has withstood the test of time.

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Texas taxpayers pay to spin vets in chair

DALLAS (AP) - The gyrating chair, cocooned inside a gleaming oval capsule, looks like an astronaut's training device.

Patients spin upside down and sideways after they buckle in. White-coated healers sitting at a computer control the angle and speed.

Aging Dallas Cowboys like Tony Dorsett and Randy White, their brains ...

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Mike Lee's bogus conservative case for criminal justice reform

(Paul Mirengoff) Senator Mike Lee takes to the pages of the Washington Examiner to make what he calls the conservative case for criminal justice reform. The criminal justice reform Sen. Lee has in mind is the softer sentencing and release of many criminals called for by the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (SRCA), of which he is a sponsor. Lee's case for such reform turns out not to be conservative

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Free Speech Advocate: College Censorship Is Damaging Young Minds [VIDEO]

Free Speech Advocate: College Censorship Is Damaging Young Minds

Via: The Daily Caller