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Mark Steyn: Preview and retrospective

(Scott Johnson) Mark Steyn takes note of his appearance yesterday at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis for an audience convened by our friends at the Center of the American Experiment. Mark warmed up for his speech with an interview conducted by Dave Thompson at Orchestra on News Talk 1130 AM and 103.5 (video below). Show More Summary

Are the Democrats Giving Up On Colorado?

(John Hinderaker) Colorado’s Senate race is trending Republican, as the most recent poll, by Fox News, shows Cory Gardner leading Mark Udall by six points. Udall has run a lackluster campaign dominated by a tired, over-the-top “war on women” theme, and this morning the Denver Post, not known as a bastion of Republicanism, endorsed Gardner. Show More Summary

This day in baseball history — Mantle’s walk-off homer gives Yanks series lead

(Paul Mirengoff) The St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees both entered the 1964 World Series in red-hot form. The Yankees had gone 24-9 since the end of August; the Cards had gone 22-10. New York looked like the better team, though. Show More Summary

Mark Steyn Live

(John Hinderaker) Last night, Scott and I, along with around 900 others, had the great pleasure of hearing Mark Steyn at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. The occasion was the Center of the American Experiment’s Fall Briefing. I had expected...Show More Summary

Obamacare premiums rise steeply in Louisiana and Iowa

(Paul Mirengoff) State regulators approved significant premium hikes on the Louisiana and Iowa Obamacare exchanges this week. Sarah Hurtubise of the Daily Caller reports that premiums will rise by double-digits in both states. This is...Show More Summary

When Political Correctness Collides With Itself

(Steven Hayward) Sooner or later—usually sooner—the Left’s various politically correct enthusiasms collide with each other. The latest concerns pink breast cancer awareness totems. The Baker-Hughes oil drilling company is using pink drill bits in partnership with the Susan G. Show More Summary

Minneapolis goes Bosaso

(Scott Johnson) Jumping on the lefties’ pro-Communist 1980?s wave with perfect timing, Minneapolis named Novosibirsk its sister city in 1988. The Soviet Union promptly disintegrated. Well, forget Novosibirsk. Yesterday the Minneapolis City Council designated the Somali port of Bosaso as its sister city. Show More Summary

“America’s biggest hypocrite” — Vote for the video

(Scott Johnson) The conservative advocacy group American Commitment has entered a national video contest organized by the left-wing outfits MoveOn and MAYDAY.US. What’s going on here? Bear with me. In an email announcing the contest,...Show More Summary

Thoughts from the ammo line

(Scott Johnson) Ammo Grrrl returns with a column with bullet points itemizing WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE. She writes: Occasionally, a wonderful speech or book will go viral, such as The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch or Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie. Show More Summary

The question Alison Grimes won’t answer

(Paul Mirengoff) It’s a straightforward question: Did you vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012? But Alison Grimes, the Democratic candidate for the Senate in Kentucky, won’t answer it. You can watch below as Grimes repeatedly refuses to answer the question, posed to her today by a member of the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board. Show More Summary

Team Obama fails to justify its sham investigation of Cartagena allegations against aide

(Paul Mirengoff) Scott has presented the facts, as uncovered by the Washington Post, surrounding the latest from Obama scandal administration playbook — its handling of allegations that a presidential advance team member hosted a prostitute in his hotel room during the president’s visit to Cartagena, Colombia in 2012. Show More Summary


(Steven Hayward) There has been lots of talk that Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley wants very much to run for president in 2016 or perhaps 2020, and yesterday he gave the surest sign that he will indeed be a candidate in the Democratic primaries: he said something irredeemably stupid. Show More Summary

Obama’s ISIS half-heartedness quantified

(Paul Mirengoff) Several days ago, I noted the half-heartedness of President Obama’s air campaign against ISIS. I suggested that ISIS’s march towards Kobani presented a golden opportunity to degrade that outfit, inasmuch as it was traveling in large numbers through mostly open terrain. Show More Summary

From Obama’s scandal mgmt playbook: The video

(Scott Johnson) The long Washington Post story on the White House cover-up of its involvement in the Cartagena prostitution scandal is accompanied by the useful video below narrated by reporter Carol Leonnig. Three minutes long, it provides a useful short course in the scandal leading up to today’s revelations. Show More Summary

How Unpopular Is Barack Obama? More Unpopular Than You Think

(John Hinderaker) National approval/disapproval polls have shown President Obama consistently under water for some time, but the numbers are even worse when viewed state by state. Liberals–generally speaking, Obama’s last defenders–are heavily concentrated in a few large states; in fact, within certain urban areas in those states. Show More Summary

Sabo Strikes Again: Gwyneth Paltrow Edition

(John Hinderaker) The emergence of anti-Obama street art over the last couple of years has been a welcome development, which we have reported on several times. Most recently, an artist who calls himself Sabo decorated actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s neighborhood just before her scheduled fundraiser (what else?) with President Obama. Show More Summary

Landrieu sacks her campaign manager

(Paul Mirengoff) Less than a month before the November election, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu has replaced her campaign manager, Adam Sullivan. Sullivan will stay on as an “advisor” to the campaign. The new campaign manager is Ryan Berni who ran the successful re-election campaign of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Senator’s brother. Show More Summary

When Old School Meets New Age

(Steven Hayward) So where have I been all week? You wouldn’t believe it if I told you. So I’ll have to tell you: I was at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, the infamous home of new age spirituality where, I couldn’t help but notice, the “clothes optional” rule is still in effect. Show More Summary

From Obama’s scandal mgmt playbook

(Scott Johnson) Which Obama administration scandal is this? We can’t be expected to keep them straight at this point, and I wasn’t aware that this one extended into the administration itself. Carol Leonnig and David Nakamura report in...Show More Summary

With Rich Richman

(Scott Johnson) President Obama has not let our various national crises distract him from his favorite political activity. He is staying focused on what matters to him. On Tuesday he made yet another appearance in New York for a private fundraiser. Show More Summary

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