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Conservative Christians Split on Common Core

A discussion hosted on Wednesday by the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian think tank, started as a searing critique of the Common Core, a set of reading and math standards for public school students that were originally adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, and ended with a not-so-subtle threat: any elected…

Podcast: The lure of the crowd, anti-Semitism and Cameron’s uncertain future

Hell, as one of Jean-Paul Sartre’s characters said, is other people. Unless, that is, you happen to be British and born after about 1980, in which case hell is the… Continue reading The post Podcast: The lure of the crowd, anti-Semitism and Cameron’s uncertain future appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Brian Williams Fails to Mention Star of NBC's Upcoming Peter Pan Telecast is His Own Daughter

On Wednesday's NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams left out a key detail from his news brief about his network's upcoming live production of Peter Pan. Williams noted that "Allison Williams will play the role of Peter Pan," but left out...Show More Summary

Right-to-work works, and light rail doesn’t because of math

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio KIDS AND CITY PLANNERS: For some reason, some people just love trains. The numbers don’t add up when you look at the cost of light rail or the cost of unionization. In the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, we look at right-to-work and the impact of unionized “deadweight loss”,...

Midday open thread: NSA domestic spying costs us more than personal privacy, no hope from El Niño

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Surgeon General's Warning: NYPD: Personal privacy loss is just one of the costs of NSA surveillance: There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA’s unfettered surveillance of our digital lives. Show More Summary

Stop Judging and Start Listening

There’s no question about it: people are judged on the way they speak. Not surprisingly, African This space reserved for your ad.

Goober Gohmert Ready To Embrace Sandy Hook Trutherism

Is there ever a bad time for Louie Gohmert's crazy to leap off the page? No, I don't think so. Here's a lovely audio file of Gohmert welcoming the opportunity to add to his Catalogue of Crazy by promising a prompt viewing of a SandyShow More Summary

Just For Fun, a Half Hour With C.J. Box

(John Hinderaker) I hosted the Laura Ingraham radio show one day last week, and will be doing it again next week, both Wednesday and Thursday. We are working on lining up some good guests; please tune in if you have the opportunity. Last week, one of my guests (along with Tom Cotton and Prof. Show More Summary

Will Durst: T Minus 28 Months And Counting

In which our intrepid correspondent gets all hot and bothered about something pretty far down the line. Now read this:Michele Bachmann: ‘There’s A Chance I Could Run’ (Jul 23, 2014) Rick Perry’s Operation Border Photo Op (Jul 21, 2014) Chrisite Explores Presidential Run In Iowa (Jul 16, 2014) Biden To Pitch Liberals At Netroots Nation [...]

Don’t get too excited about Britain’s economic recovery. It’s built on shaky ground

When I think about global stock markets these days, the image that springs to mind is the final scene of The Italian Job— the 1969 original, not the tacky 2003 remake.… Continue reading The post Don’t get too excited about Britain’s economic recovery. It’s built on shaky ground appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Podcast: the next financial disaster, MPs quitting and sinister men in sunglasses

Think we’ve done enough to avoid another financial crisis? Think again, says Liam Halligan. Sure, there’s no shortage of commentators (and stockbrokers) insisting the outlook is rosy and share prices… Continue reading The post Podcast: the next financial disaster, MPs quitting and sinister men in sunglasses appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

NBC Spotlights Bloomberg Blasting FAA For Suspending Flights to Israel; ABC, CBS Omit

Wednesday's NBC Nightly News was the sole Big Three evening newscast to notice the criticism of the Obama administration banning U.S. airliners from traveling to Israel. Prominent politicians from both sides of the political spectrum, including Senator Ted Cruz and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, have denounced this move by the FAA. Show More Summary

Is this the end of Obamacare’s ‘devil’s bargain’?

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio It is not a constitutional question, but a question of cost that could finally spell doom for Obamacare. Watchdog Radio sits down with the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro, who says a recent court ruling could be the end of the “devil’s bargain” that is at the heart of the...

The Vicki McKenna radio show mentions Wisconsin Reporter story

The Vicki McKenna radio show gives credit to Adam Tobias for reporting on the city of Madison launching an internal investigation into the possible misuse of a city vehicle. Read his entire story here and listen to the radio show below. http://watchdog.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/07/vicki_talks_about_protests_spr_0_1405531294.mp3

State police now fingerprinting every Texan

Jon Cassidy speaks with Newstalk 710 radio station about the Texas Department of Public Safety now deciding to fingerprint every Texan old enough to drive over the next 12 years, and adding them to a statewide criminal database. http://watchdog.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/07/07-16-14-JOHN-CASSIDY-ON-DRIVE-HOME.mp3

BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Order Obamacare Defunded

Near the end of 2013, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) led a final crusade to defund the Affordable Care Act -- and he lost. Two Republican judges just voted to rewrite this history. The post BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Order Obamacare Defunded appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Bad Borders Make Bad Neighbors: Israel/Gaza, Ukraine/Russia, Texas/Mexico

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Border clashes are suddenly breaking out making immigration reform and Middle East peace now even less likely. Shrum and Lowry debate origins and solutions and a) whether the downing of MH17 will force Putin to choose between partner or pariah; and b) how Elizabeth Warren became the new Thor. On Refugee Crisis. Show More Summary

Believe me now? Another report says defined benefit pensions are unaffordable

By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio At this point it may be more of a headline if a study found defined benefit, public pensions were affordable. In the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, Eric Boehm takes a look at the latest data that points to the same old conclusion: states can’t afford their pension debts....

Will Durst: Stuck On Stuck

In which our intrepid correspondent appropriately does little about nothing. Now read this:Will Durst: How To Watch The World Cup (Jun 19, 2014) Will Durst: Glasswipes (Apr 26, 2014) Will Durst: Cold War 2 (Mar 20, 2014) Will Durst: 50 Shades Of Cool (Mar 14, 2014) Will Durst: It’s Not The Hate, It’s The Stupidity [...]

Pretty Good Apart From the Badges

At about 9 minutes 45 seconds into this BBC Radio 4 ‘Front Row’ podcast, originally transmitted on Wednesday July 16th http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/frontrow/frontrow_20140716-1955a.mp3 you can hear an interview of Linda Grant, author of the new and rather good novel ‘Upstairs at the...

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