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Another Immigration-Enforcement Failure – in the First GOP Debate's Back Yard

As much as they would like to avoid it, events keep conspiring to force the Republican presidential candidates to discuss immigration. First, Kate Steinle’s murder in San Francisco by an illegal alien who’d been released by authorities...Show More Summary

Kentucky Governor's Race Now Rated 'Pure Tossup'

Meanwhile, down in Kentucky, things are looking surprisingly good for GOP gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin and surprisingly ominous for the Democrats, who hope to keep control of the governor’s mansion. Stu Rothenberg concludes: TheShow More Summary

Planned Parenthood Puts Out Grossly Misleading New Poll Results

The recent undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress which show Planned Parenthood physicians haggling over the price of fetal body parts have sent Planned Parenthood’s spin machine into overdrive. Yesterday they released the results of a poll they commissioned through the Democratic firm Hart Research Associates. Show More Summary

GOP Leadership in Congress Can’t Keep Ignoring Conservative Frustration

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt: GOP Leadership in Congress Can’t Keep Ignoring Conservative Frustration As they sing in Chicago, “He had it comin’.” In a move unprecedented in the history of the House of Representatives,...Show More Summary

At Least Somebody's Getting Punished for Destroying Evidence

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady allegedly destroys a cell phone that was of interest to NFL investigators and the consequence is an upholding of a four-game suspension – one quarter of the regular season. Hillary deletes 32,000...Show More Summary

Did Hillary Clinton Just Say the Whole Abortion Industry Should Be Investigated? (Great!)

Hillary has spent most of the last couple years not responding to questions from the media about actual controversies of the day, and the media never asks Democrats embarrassing abortion questions. So, she may not have been very prepared...Show More Summary

Voting Rights and Wrongs

There’s a long New York Times Magazine article that was posted this morning, purporting to tell the story of “a largely Republican countermovement of ideologues and partisan operatives who, from the moment the Voting Rights Act became...Show More Summary

Wednesday Links

Infographic: Design of Iconic TV Living Rooms. The surprisingly interesting  history of toothpicks  and the guy who tried to corner the market on them. Why we have chins. Because they never get old: a collection of signs from The Simpsons. The...Show More Summary

Who's Really Waging the Well-Financed Campaign against Ex-Im? How About the $17.8 Million Boeing and GE Spent on Lobbying in the Last Three Months?

Over at the Washington Post, Amber Phillips has a piece about the fight among Republicans about the Ex-Im Bank. I will spare you the line-by-line issues I have with the piece to focus on the part that seems the most biased to me. Here...Show More Summary

Stone Lends Trump a Hand

The libertarian consultant and old Nixon aide Roger Stone is a longtime friend of Donald Trump’s. Now, Stone is serving as a paid communications adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign.  The Donald’s first filing with the Federal Election...Show More Summary

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My Kingdom for an Open Window

Impromptus today is the second (and final) installment of a journal called “Down East and Out West.” I have notes on New Hampshire, Colorado, Seattle, and Alaska, with a couple of other places mentioned just for fun — for diversity’s sake. Wish to throw some reader mail at you. Show More Summary

Fourteen Things That Caught My Eye Today (July 28, 2015)

1.  MT @JesuitRefugee: Every day people “want to leave” Syria but where to go & how is a challenge — Jesuit News (@jesuitnews) July 28, 2015 2.  Ryan T. Anderson answers the question:...Show More Summary

Daydreaming about Barack Obama

Bill McGurn calls out President Obama this morning — the “God bless Planned Parenthood” president: It’s an odd indifference for a president who likes to scold his critics for subordinating science to ideology. At a time when many inShow More Summary

How Dare Mike Huckabee Bring Up the Holocaust Iran Threatens

Mike Huckabee has kicked up the hornet’s nest by claiming that the Iran deal would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” Here’s the full quote: “This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. Show More Summary

'Nobody, Not Even the Rain, Has Such Small Hands'

At the 10:22 mark of the Center for Medical Progress’s latest video, released today, there is a picture of a hand. By the curve of the thumb and the articulation of the fingers, one can see that it is a right hand. It was formerly the...Show More Summary

Boy Scouts End Ban on Gay Scoutmasters: LGBT Groups Not Satisfied Unless Religious Liberty is Trampled

To no one’s surprise, this happened: The Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to lift a long-established ban on gay adults as employees and volunteers within the organization. The BSA’s full executive board voted 45 to 12 in favor of the change, effective immediately. Show More Summary

Fiorina and Life

Jay Nordlinger’s profile of Carly Fiorina quotes a Democratic political pro’s assessment that her pro-life stand alone would be enough to sink her in California. Interestingly, though, Fiorina was on the ballot the same day as a pro-choice Republican, Meg Whitman. Show More Summary

‘We Need A Woman of Your Special Skills’

Maybe I’ve been out of the beltway for too long, but this seems like a big deal. From the Ron DeSantis/Jim Jordan op-ed on the IRS in the WSJ: Several weeks later, on Aug. 2, the House Oversight Committee issued its first subpoena for IRS documents, including all of Ms. Show More Summary

Clinton's Economic Dilemma

Over at Bloomberg View, I note that she can’t keep her economic story straight–and suggest why it’s going to be hard for her to solve that problem. She can’t simply celebrate today’s economy as the product of Democratic policies, because people aren’t thrilled with it. Show More Summary

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