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Sen. John McCain, position-switcher extraordinaire

10 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

I had an idea once. It was awful. To understand the Republican position on Cuba all you need to know is that whatever Obama does is wrong. That's all. Sen. John McCain, please demonstrate. Yesterday, for example, McCain issued a joint press statement with Sen. Show More Summary

We Haven't Heard The Last Of the Professor Barry Spurr Scandal

Sydney University Professor Poetry Barry Spurr has this morning resigned. But the issue hasn't fully played out yet, writes Chris Graham. 

Theaters Can't Show 'Team America' Either

After Sony decided to abort the release of The Interview in light of terrorist threats, apparently from North Korean cyber bullies, a Dallas-area movie theater tried to offer a patriotic response: A free screening of Team America: World Police instead. But Paramount Pictures, which owns the rights to the movie, has told independent theaters that they cannot screen it.

Listening For The Voice Of God

by Dish Staff In an interview about his new book, A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock’n’Roll, David Zahl notices that many of the artists he profiles – who range from ABBA to Morrissey to Axl Rose – “point to some sense of strength being found in weakness, of inspiration being bound […]


OBVIOUSLY THE NEXT STEP IS TO LABEL EXCULPATORY VIDEOS “REVENGE PORN:” Woman falsely accuses man of rape, and man captures it on video.

Obama Appointment Reinforces Ties With C.I.A.

President Obama brought the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency back to the White House to serve as one of his top national security aides.

AACONS Interviews Sharyl Attkisson and Edward Kleinbard

AACONS sits down with Sharyl Attkisson and Edward Kleinbard to discuss the news of the day.

Thoughts on Cuba

(Steven Hayward) The late William Rusher used to criticize our Cuban embargo because he liked to smoke Cuban cigars, and rightly reasoned, “Well—if we can’t bomb their cities, at least we could burn their crops.” To which I added, if blue jeans helped bring down the Soviet Union, imagine what a boatload of Spandex will do to Castro’s Cuba. Show More Summary

Eco-activists fear EPA will announce Friday that it won't regulate coal ash as a hazardous waste

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This was what could be found in 70 miles of the Dan River after Duke Energy dumped up to 39,000 tons of coal ash into it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce Friday what it plans to do about regulating and setting a standard for coal ash. Show More Summary

Why Not Open Up To Cuba?

by Dish Staff Aaron Blake flags one argument that won’t get much traction – that Cuba is a genuine national security threat: Despite Cuba’s proximity to the United States (about 90 miles from Florida) and its alliance with other antagonistic countries like North Korea and Russia, Americans have grown progressively less and less concerned that […]

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Submits Request to Testify Against Obama Amnesty at Dec. 22 Hearing

Sheriff Joe won the first court battle over Obama’s executive amnesty. A judge sided with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the first legal clash in what is expected to be a major court fight over the legality of President … Continue reading ?

Smart decision by Sony to drop 'The Interview'

The decision by Sony Pictures to cancel the Christmas Day opening of "The Interview," a raunchy comedy in which two American journalists try to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has brought the company in for some hard knocks. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted, "America...

More Sony Leaks: Jolie ‘Seriously Out Of Her Mind’

Angelina Jolie does is not highly regarded by producer Scott Rudin, who has tense email exchanges with Sony head Amy Pascal. Jolie’s focus on wanting the unavailable director David Fincher appears to be driving Rudin crazy. While Jolie spent 2014 fretting about the script—was she the focus and the prime mover? Did it need a [...]

Obama’s Great Month

If President Obama is focused on building his legacy, this month has been quite a success in that department: On November 26, the Obama administration put forward new anti-smog regulations that should prevent thousands of premature deaths and heart attacks every year. About two weeks later, Obama’s appointees at the Federal Reserve implemented new rules curbing reckless [...]

Man charged with sexual assault of a child after photos of girl’s violated, limp and naked body were blasted across social media

A 19-year-old Man has been arrested in the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl who was attacked and then had pictures of her naked body posted to social media. Clinton

What Exactly Has North Korea Done That Progressives Don't Do Every Single Day?

A professor blogged a criticism of a teaching assistant, who'd discussed gay marriage in her classroom, but then shut down all dissent, claiming dissent to be illegitimate (per his claim). Result? The university is "investigating" him and has suspended him...

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