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Brace Yourselves. The Iowa Straw Poll Is Coming.

From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt, which you can subscribe to here: Brace Yourselves. The Iowa Straw Poll Is Coming. Over on the home page, a look at what the August 8 Iowa straw poll could mean for Ted Cruz. The Iowa GOPShow More Summary

The Right Enemies

Tomorrow, reports The College Fix, University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh will meet privately with students who objected to his defense of American Sniper on Twitter last month. Some of them apparently expect an apology. The...Show More Summary

This Is What Crony Capitalism Looks Like: Boeing Is Threatening to Move Abroad if It Doesn't Get to Keep Its Ex-Im Subsidies

When has crony capitalism really gotten out of control? How about when a major U.S. corporation (a huge defense contractor, no less) is publicly threatening government officials to leave the country if the federal government doesn’tShow More Summary

Ten Things that Caught My Eye Today (May 19, 2015)

1.  You’ve heard about the misquoting of Pope Francis this weekend. He also urged prayers for the persecuted. Also, this today.  2. #ISIS’s ideological idiocy threatens the ancient majesty of Palmyra, says @ALucieSmith — Catholic Herald (@CatholicHerald) May 19, 2015 3. Show More Summary

Good News for the Second Amendment in Washington D.C.

Good news from the nation’s capital: A federal judge has issued an injunction barring Washington D.C. from applying its vague “good cause” test as part of its controversial may-issue permitting scheme that has declined more permits than...Show More Summary

The Future of Super-Commuting

While reading Matthew Zeitlin’s amusing account of a recent flight he took via Beacon, a new private aviation service that offers all-you-can-eat private flights between White Plans (a suburb of New York) and Boston, among a handfulShow More Summary

Don't Look Now, but the Amnesty-First Crowd Has Blinked

Prof. Robert George’s group, American Principles in Action, has released an “immigration reform” plan calling for enforcement followed by amnesty and increased guestworker admissions. The plan (really more of a brief outline ) showsShow More Summary

Beheading Backlog Causes Call for New Executioners by the Islamic State … of Saudi Arabia

Reuters reports that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is advertising in hopes of hiring eight new “executioners” to carry out “an increasing number of death sentences, usually done by public beheading.” According to the report: No special...Show More Summary

Getting Interstate Commerce Right

It might have been expected that a case involving the “dormant” commerce clause would split the justices of the Supreme Court in a less-familiar way than the one to which we’re accustomed, and yesterday’s decision on Maryland’s tax system...Show More Summary

Hillary's 'Old Friends'

Just moments after I posted that item about Sid Vicious, I saw this item at the Free Beacon. It turns out Hillary was asked about Blumenthal: ?Hillary Clinton took questions from the media in Iowa on Tuesday for the first time in four weeks. Show More Summary

"The Human Ferret" Emerges

“Sid, the Human Ferret” was the late, great, Michael Kelly’s preferred term for Sidney Blumenthal. Many younger readers may not know much about Blumenthal, probably one of the most deservedly detested human beings in Washington in the late 1990s. Show More Summary

Why Does Charlie Gasparino Think Kat Timpf Would Want to Wear His Jock Strap?

Charlie Gasparino went on a bizarre rant against our own Kat Timpf the other day, calling her names and musing about how she can’t wear his “jock strap” as a reporter. The segment was part of what was supposed to be a good-natured exchange, hosted by Neil Cavuto, between and about different generations. Show More Summary

A Quote That May Come Back to Haunt Rand Paul

I didn’t run for office because of the social issues. It wasn’t what got me to leave my practice. I ran for office mainly because I became concerned that we were going to destroy the country with debt, that we would borrow so much money...Show More Summary

Sidney Blumenthal, the Clinton Foundation at Work

The New York Times story on Sidney Blumenthal perfectly encapsulates everything wrong with the Clinton operation. Blumenthal is banned from the State Department by discerning Obama aides, so he works for the Clinton Foundation — on nebulous...Show More Summary

Diplomacy Alone Won’t Stop the Chinese from Asserting Sovereignty over the South China Sea

Secretary of State John Kerry recently visited Beijing for the purpose, among other things, of persuading the Chinese to submit their claims in the South China Sea to negotiation with the other ASEAN states. To no one’s surprise, the...Show More Summary

Rand Paul: 'I Didn't Run For Office Because Of The Social Issues'

Pro-life activists hailed Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) as one of their most effective messengers in presidential politics, but he doesn’t expect to build his 2016 campaign around such fights. “I didn’t run for office because of the social...Show More Summary

Hillary Answers a Question (By Saying She'll Consider Taking Questions)

After more than a month on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has answered barely more than a dozen questions from the press, with most replies offering zero substance. Ed Henry of Fox News finally broke through today and got a sort of answer: .@edhenry interrupts as Clinton takes Qs from attendees, asks if she’ll talk to press. Show More Summary

Court Rejects State Department Proposal to Delay Production of Clinton E-mails

Many members of the press, as Jonah points out, apparently do not mind being trifled with, but federal judges are a different story. A U.S. district court has rejected the State Department’s proposal to delay until next year the release...Show More Summary

Stephanopoulos in 2014: Ted Koppel Asked Me, 'Are You Sure You Can Be Fair?'

Each year the National Press Foundation awards the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. The 2014 recipient? None other than embattled ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, whose acceptance speech includes the following...Show More Summary

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