December 27, 2015

The Enduring Popularity of Fraud

(John Hinderaker) Steve's post earlier today is a great reminder of how over the last 200 years, free enterprise has led to an unprecedented explosion of wealth, individual liberty and creativity. Nothing in human history–putting aside for the moment the claims of religion–has enriched the human race to anything like the same degree. If human history has conclusively established any fact, it is that free enterprise is fantastically successful, while socialism is

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Marco Rubio emerges as establishment's tea party rebel

Sen. Marco Rubio rode into Washington as a tea party champion from Florida, but four years later, he has become a top pick for the Republican establishment in the presidential race.

He isn't exactly running away from the establishment label despite its potential to undermine his campaign in an election ...

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Man in Fatal Fall From Beach Cliff Appeared Distracted by Electronic Device

However, the device hasn't been located.

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Packers' Clay Matthews Levels Cardinals' Carson Palmer, Then Extends Hand to Downed QB. Here's What Happens Next.


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Hawaii declines to name vacant lot after Obama

(Paul Mirengoff) The Washington Post reports that, after nearly seven years of Barack Obama's presidency, his native state still hasn't named anything after him. I don't count the Snowbama, a shaved ice concoction, though the name captures an important aspect of the president. According to Post reporters Greg Jaffe and Juliet Eilperin: Obama's return to the place of his birth [for the Christmas holiday season] calls to mind an embarrassing record of

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NFL Week 16 Picks, Merry Christmas Edition, with Pictures

As my gift this Christmas, I am going to give you eight football picks for the holiday weekend and also some keen advice for what to do with them.

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ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Political surprises, global terrorism mark 2015


By all accounts, the political arena has proved to be full of surprises this year. We've witnessed the improbable and inexorable rise of the outsider candidate, as first-time office seekers Ben Carson and Donald Trump have led the Republican primary race for the better part of the year. The ...

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New York Fire Department Gives Woman Seventh Chance On Running Test

Lady privileges

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At Least 11 Die From Texas Tornadoes, 12 in Midwest Flooding

"This is a huge impact on our community and we're all suffering."

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Police: Woman Who Says She Injected Herself With Crystal Meth Hops on a Motorized Shopping Cart and Goes to Town Inside a Florida Walmart

Among the food items were sushi, most of a rotisserie chicken and cinnamon rolls. 

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Is There A Smoother Road To Success For Tesla In China?

A Tesla Model S P85d car is displayed at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on April 20, 2015. Global car makers showed off hundreds of vehicles in China's commercial hub Shanghai on April 20, as the world's biggest auto market continues to attract despite a sharp deceleration in sales growth. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) Things weren't looking good for Tesla in China in early 2015. The luxury automaker faced tax breaks that favor domestic manufacturers, complex local license-plate laws and an army of sophisticated domestic copycats. Such hurdles are to be expected when any U.S. tech startup expands into China, but they seemed to hit Elon Musk's Silicon Valley darling particularly hard. Read More

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Union Sides With Male Prison Guard Who Attacked Female Colleague

After a federal employee assaulted a female colleague on the job, the American Federation of Government Employees took the side of the abuser — even though the woman was also a union member — and made bosses give a cash payout to the man. The union convinced an arbiter that management was in the wrong for trying to keep the woman […]

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Carolina Panthers' Bid for Perfect Season Ends With Loss to Atlanta Falcons

Carolina needed a win, or a loss or tie by Arizona against Green Bay, to clinch home-field advantage for the NFC playoffs.

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British Universities Have Gone Crazy Too. Why?

(John Hinderaker) Italian journalist Giulio Menotti documents the madness that has overtaken British universities–a madness that is eerily familiar: "Rhodes Must Fall" cry the students and professors outside Oxford, many of whom are themselves part of the Rhodes Scholarship group, the program built by the "racist" tycoon to allow foreign students to study at Oxford. It's exactly like students at Amherst and Harvard denouncing Jeffrey Amherst and Isaac Royall. Meanwhile, across the

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N. African Al Qadea Says Top Figure Killed During 'Insidious Ambush by the Apostates'

Abu al-Hassan Rachid al-Bulaydi was head of the Sharia Committee.

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'SNL' Alum's Pointed Criticism of Barack and Michelle Obama Probably Won't Sit Too Well With Liberal Hollywood

"A president should have a little more dignity … "

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Why Groupon Needs To Go Private To Rebuild Its Vision

groupon After seeing big and small competitors collapsing or withdrawing altogether from the race, Groupon still enjoys an undisputed leadership in the deal space. However, with slow growth in North America, and no growth at all in the international markets, the once fastest-growing company in history is having a hard time meeting the growth expectations of public markets. Read More

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Shaun King Says He's Suing Over Accusations He Has Misappropriated Funds

Activist claims he's been smeared

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'We Need Relief in Chicago': Families of Two Killed by Chicago Police Speak Out

"There are so many questions and no answers."

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Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Representing Peyton Manning Amid HGH Allegations

"Junk journalism."

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Newspaper: Gun sales rise in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gun sales in California have been on the rise despite the state's tough gun laws.

The San Francisco Chronicle says ( State Department of Justice records show the number of handguns sold in California more than doubled between 2010 and 2014, when the state recorded nearly ...

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Gun Owners Stop Four Life-Threatening Incidents In Five Days During The Christmas Season

More examples of the Second Amendment at work

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Comedian Stephen Colbert: Trump Is 'My Old Character With $10 Billion'

"That's one saving grace, I think, of his candidacy." 

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The Schlong Also Rises

(Scott Johnson) Donald Trump has proved himself to be a man with substantial insight into the mind of the average Republican voter, a category in which I place myself (in case that's not obvious from my comments here over the past many years). Having made illegal immigration and American greatness the primary themes of his campaign, he floated to the top of a competitive field and has if anything continued to increase

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Virginia Republicans To Consider Stripping Gov. McAuliffe Of Protective Detail

'If he's so afraid of guns, then I'm not going to surround him with armed state policemen'

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John Kasich Says Donald Trump Could be a 'Unifier' As 'He's Toned Down the Rhetoric'

"I've been listening to him lately."

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Ben Carson Vows Campaign `Alterations' to Defend Against Attacks

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said his campaign plans "alterations" to respond more aggressively to challenges to his life story and foreign policy expertise that have created a negative impression of him with some voters.

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Point Marion embraces Fiji immigrants, their traditions

POINT MARION, Pa. (AP) - Maraia Gonelevu traveled halfway around the world - about 7,600 miles - from the South Pacific nation of Fiji to the tiny riverside town of Point Marion in Fayette County to find a place she could call home.

Three years ago, work in the oil ...

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Is Donald Trump Ending The War On Christmas?

To some people in 21st century secular fundamentalist America, even a holiday is an excuse to make people walk on eggshells.

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Director Spike Lee on Gun Violence: 'It's Not Always Policemen'

"To me, the complexion or color of the trigger finger does not matter to me."

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Latest 'Star Wars' Film Becomes Fastest Movie to Reach $1 Billion at Box Office

"The Force Awakens" has been setting records since its debut Dec. 17.

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Carson Vows 'Much More Robust Response To Attacks' [VIDEO]

'You'll see much more aggressiveness in that region.'

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Hillary Clinton's Campaign Move That Has Donald Trump Crying 'So Inappropriate!'

"I will do far more for women than Hillary."

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Stephen Colbert Reveals the One Person He Wishes He Could Interview

"Is it all here, or is there something after this?"

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The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention

shutterstock_279072494 Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day. I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week. Today, freelancing is becoming the accepted norm of the startup world. As more startups are starting to use the millions of freelancers, it's driving more and more people to join the freelancer generation. Read More

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"Minnesota men," airport edition

(Scott Johnson) This past April six "Minnesota men" were charged with seeking to support ISIS by joining up with the group in Syria. The charges represented the culmination of a 10-month FBI investigation conducted out of the FBI's Minneapolis office. The office of the United States Attorney for Minnesota initiated the case by the filing of a criminal complaint and supporting FBI affidavit that are available online here. The Department of Justice

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Peter King, congressman: U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State have had 'minimal impact'

Sixteen months after President Obama launched airstrikes against the Islamic State, a key member of Congress argues that those attacks have had little-to-no effect on the terrorist group.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Rep. Peter King said the Islamic State — also known as ISIS — is stronger ...

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Report: Peyton Manning Linked To High-Profile Steroid Ring [VIDEO]

Used HGH to recover from 2011 surgery

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Drone Video Shows the 'Apocalyptic' Birds'-Eye View of a Damascus Suburb Where Practically Every Building Is Destroyed or Damaged

"Apocalyptic scenes of Damascus suburb obliterated by violent clashes."

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It's The Jons 2015!

the-jon-2 Merry Christmas! 2015 was a truly great year in technology, bringing us self-driving electric cars, reusable orbital rockets, the rise of precision gene editing… and some lesser achievements. Since nothing of interest will happen in the next four days, I have decided to jump the gun; today I announce my annual dubious achievement awards, named, in a fit of awe-inspiring humility,… Read More

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Activists predict abortion will be a hot issue in campaigns

NEW YORK (AP) - With a deeper-than-ever split between Republicans and Democrats over abortion, activists on both sides of the debate foresee a 2016 presidential campaign in which the nominees tackle the volatile topic more aggressively than in past elections.

Friction over the issue also is likely to surface in ...

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Archaeologists Find 'Impressive' Ancient Statue That Could Symbolize Jesus or the Flock of the 'Good Shepherd'

"It may or may not be a coincidence, but the statue was uncovered on Christmas Eve."

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Islamic State and Militia Are Beheading Each Other's Fighters

"It is not acceptable for either side to act like this."

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Shocking Video Shows Egyptian Forces Shoot Dozens of Bullets at Naked Man Wading Across Sea Border

"It is clearly a cold-blooded execution, committed in broad daylight."

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Russell Kirk's America

In Dublin, Russell Kirk once wrote, there stands a "roofless wreck of an eighteenth-century house." Since 1729 this crumbling place has served as many things, including a shop and a government office "of the meaner sort." But these ruins have a forgotten significance: they are what remains of the birthplace of Edmund Burke, who Kirk saw as the epitome of "conservatism, justice, and prudence."

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Christie exposed as successful fighter against public corruption

(Paul Mirengoff) Chris Christie's presidential campaign is enjoying a mini-revival, so the Washington Post needed to find new fault with the New Jersey governor. But how? It has already examined his high school baseball career, and the Bridge affair is old news. Thus, the Post turned to Christie's time as U.S. Attorney in New Jersey and his claim that, in this capacity, he helped combat terrorism. Post reporter Frances Stead Sellers writes:

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Peyton Manning Strongly Denies Report He Used HGH in 2011 — and the Network Behind the Story Might Surprise You

"The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up. It never happened. Never."

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Chicago Police: Fatally Shot Woman Was 'Accidentally Struck' by Officer

"The 55-year-old female victim was accidentally struck and tragically killed."

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