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Will Durst: Thanksgiving 2014

In which our intrepid correspondent, in the spirit of the season, gives back. Now read this:Will Durst: The Guiltiest Holiday (Nov 14, 2014) Will Durst: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Sep 7, 2014) Will Durst: Tumbling Dumpsters (Aug 15, 2014) Will Durst: Slacker Congress (Aug 8, 2014) Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck (Jul 18, [...]

Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on Oxford’s Stepford Students and Scotland’s new first minister

Do today’s students care about free speech? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Brendan O’Neill and Harriet Brown from the University of Oxford debate this week’s cover feature on… Continue reading The post Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on Oxford’s Stepford Students and Scotland’s new first minister appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Are Democrats Losing the Jews?

In this year's midterms, Jews voted for Republican candidates more than they have in any election in the last decade.

Podcast: the death of the left, Rochester and Strood and equality in marriage

Has Ed Miliband found himself on the wrong side of history? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth discusses his Spectator cover feature on the plight of progressives with John… Continue reading The post Podcast: the death of the left, Rochester and Strood and equality in marriage appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

After GOP Pins Blame on Donkey, Can Dems Find Their Inner TR by '16?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Corn and Christie debate if Republicans won a wave election but not mandate since they campaigned only on "Obama Sucks". Q: How did Dems get blamed for gridlock and the economy by a GOP responsible for the Shutdown and Recession? A: Political malpractice. Show More Summary

Will Durst: Obama And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

In which our intrepid correspondent drowns his sorrows with snark. Now read this:Candidate For Governor Got 22 Percent Of The Vote And Only Spent $35 (Nov 6, 2014) Don’t Look For Compromise (And Other Midterm Thoughts) (Nov 6, 2014) GOP Gerrymandering: Dems Never Had A Chance (Nov 6, 2014) Dennis Kucinich: Democrats Blew An ‘Historic [...]

Keep your hair on! Seven tips for doing so, past Movember

Some men are growing facial hair for Movember but lots of people are just trying not to go bald. Male pattern baldness affects half of men over the age of… Continue reading The post Keep your hair on! Seven tips for doing so, past Movember appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Podcast: Refugees, Ed Miliband and the Thames

Britain’s appalling record on refugees is a moral failure, and a national disgrace, says Justin Marozzi in this week’s issue of the Spectator. We are now witnessing a global crisis… Continue reading The post Podcast: Refugees, Ed Miliband and the Thames appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Muddled souls – Britain is a non-religious, Christian-ish country

A new survey of British religious attitudes is out. It reveals a surprising degree of hostility to religion, and an unsurprising degree of muddle. David Cameron’s claim that Britain is… Continue reading The post Muddled souls – Britain is a non-religious, Christian-ish country appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

‘Swamped’ much? David Blunkett 2014, meet David Blunket 2002

Last week saw an example of the cynicism, not to mention circularity, of our immigration debate that is too important to miss. The former home secretary, David Blunkett, took to… Continue reading The post ‘Swamped’ much? David Blunkett 2014, meet David Blunket 2002 appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Thousands Of Protesters Target ‘Redskins’ Name Before Game In Minnesota

Thousands gathered in Minneapolis in what was possibly the largest demonstration ever against the name of Washington's football team. The post Thousands Of Protesters Target ‘Redskins’ Name Before Game In Minnesota appeared first on ThinkProgress.

What Will 2014 Election Mean for 2016? Do Pols Fear Ebola or Voters?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Matalin and LaMarche debate what's driving Tuesday's vote and what it implies for the winner-take-all 2016 contest. Also: can an unapologetic bully get elected president? On Midterm Elections. As the GOP appears...Show More Summary

Here’s How Oil Industry Members Reacted When Told To Use ‘Fear And Anger’ To Win Fracking Fight

"It's brilliant in its simplicity," said one audience member. "The way you're going is really neat," said another. "This has been very, very helpful," said one more. The post Here’s How Oil Industry Members Reacted When Told To Use ‘Fear And Anger’ To Win Fracking Fight appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Jim Murphy has what Scottish Labour needs: energy, fearlessness and the ability to win

There should, by rights, have been a stampede of candidates to replace Johann Lamont as the leader of the Scottish Labour party. With the new powers promised to Holyrood, the… Continue reading The post Jim Murphy has what Scottish Labour needs: energy, fearlessness and the ability to win appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Will Durst: We Burn Witches, Don’t We?

In which our intrepid correspondent offers up a Second Amendment solution to the Ebola crisis. Now read this:African Boys Attacked At NY School, Called ‘Ebola’ (Oct 27, 2014) Restaurant Owner Changes Name Over Ebola Fears (Oct 27, 2014) Ebola Nurse Released (Oct 27, 2014) Conservatives Link Ebola Scare To Undocumented Immigrants (Oct 26, 2014) White [...]

The Message Kroger Doesn't Want You to Hear

For months, Moms have called on Kroger to make a safer and more family-friendly shopping environment by prohibiting the open carry of firearms in its stores, just as brands including Target, Starbucks, and Panera have done. Instead of meeting with us and reconsidering an irresponsible policy, Kroger's leadership has refused to listen. Show More Summary

Podcast: Ruby Wax and Andy Puddicombe on mindfulness, plus Jim Murphy and Movember

The chances are that by now either you or someone you know well has begun to practise ‘mindfulness’ — a form of Buddhism lite, that focuses on meditation and ‘being… Continue reading The post Podcast: Ruby Wax and Andy Puddicombe on mindfulness, plus Jim Murphy and Movember appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Deranged NARAL Ad Warns Corey Gardner Will Cause Condom Shortage In Colorado

New ads launched by NARAL warn Colorado guys and girls that if Corey Gardner becomes the next Senator, there will be a massive condom shortage. Seriously. "So everyone is sold out of condoms?" A disbelieving woman asks her partner in one ad, who has just returned empty handed from a condom shopping trip. Show More Summary

Never Mind That Two People Were Shot On The Steps Of A NC Courthouse: EBOLA!

As I write this, it is shortly before 1 pm.  About 10 minutes ago, I caught the following Tweet.   The link takes you to a one-sentence report from AP. Shooting at North Carolina courthouse; lockdown for county employees, searching for suspects. So, I scanned the major news sources. Nothing. The top story today? BREAKING: [...]

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