The White House knew in August, too?
A train enters a depot along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line outside of Williston, North Dakota, in March 2013. The cars of another BNSF oil train derailed and burned Thursday near a northern Illinois town on the Iowa border. Six cars of a 105-car train carrying crude oil derailed near Galena, Illinois, Thursday. Show More Summary
That's John Lewis getting the billy-club treatment in Selma, Alabama, March 1965. His skull was fractured when police went berserk. This should have been an easy one. That it wasn't speaks volumes. Scores of U.S. lawmakers are converging on tiny Selma, Alabama, for a large commemoration of a civil rights anniversary. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Mark Falcoff is resident scholar emeritus at AEI. He is the author of several books including Cuba the Morning After: Confronting Castro’s Legacy. He writes further to posts for us on Cuba, most recently, here and here:...Show More Summary
Irony abounds! Who knew that two Republican legislators would take the initiative to arm Christian soldiers in Forsyth County, even when no school administrator asked for the privilege? More to the point, why do private Christian schools...Show More Summary
Nearly a dozen Republicans that may run for president are slated on Saturday to attend the Iowa Ag Summit, billed as a first-of-its-kind forum focused on agricultural issues in a presidential bellwether state.
There was an interesting survey by Chatham House a few weeks back; asked which countries they had good feelings about, the British put the following as their top ten favourite.… Continue reading The post A warm welcome to the Anglosphere’s recent recruits (and a fond farewell to the turncoats) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Robert Litan: The Hatch-Burr-Upton plan could be the beginning of movement toward compromise on what to do about the tens of millions of Americans who had no health insurance before Obamacare but don't qualify for Medicaid.
WASHINGTON — It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America’s closest allies, trashed an American president’s foreign policy. It was equally strange that the speaker of our House of Representatives interjected the United States Congress into an Israeli political campaign. It fell to Isaac [...]Show More Summary
The broadcasters have rejected David Cameron’s offer of one seven-way debate before the start of the short campaign. Instead, they are sticking to their plan for two seven-way debates and… Continue reading The post Number 10 won’t budge on their TV debate offer appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I promised another health update last night, so here it is. I know that some of you are interested in this, while others find it tedious, so I'll put it all below the fold. Here's the nickel summary: There's a good chance I'm going to continue feeling lousy for a couple of weeks or so, but I should start to improve after that. Continue Reading »
Oh dear, Mr S has some bad news for Nigel Farage. The Ukip leader’s South Thanet rival Al Murray has had his application to make the Freedom United Kingdom Party… Continue reading The post Exclusive: Electoral Commission gives Al Murray’s party the green light appeared first on Spectator Blogs.