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Has China Eclipsed America as World’s Superpower?

In an issue that gets little attention these days, we sat down with Dr. Michael Pillsbury, author of The Hundred Year Marathon: China’s Secret...

Ireland Votes on Same Sex Marriage

“Turnout in the world’s first referendum on same sex marriage and on the age of candidates for the presidency is reported to be brisk,” the Irish Times reports.

Obama has lost Paul Krugman: Administration’s selling of new trade pact “a snow job”

There has been no good faith effort to address reasonable concerns from well-intentioned critics

This new image of Shakespeare isn’t Shakespeare – but I’ll tell you who it might be

In its issue dated 20 May, Country Life has published a long article by the botanical historian Mark Griffiths claiming that a figure on the magnificent title page of John… Continue reading The post This new image of Shakespeare isn’t Shakespeare – but I’ll tell you who it might be appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

This ‘new image of Shakespeare’ is obviously not Shakespeare – but I’ll tell you who it might be

In its issue dated 20 May, Country Life has published a long article by the botanical historian Mark Griffiths claiming that a figure on the magnificent title page of John… Continue reading The post This ‘new image of Shakespeare’ is obviously not Shakespeare – but I’ll tell you who it might be appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Never marry a lounger, a pleasure-seeker, or a fribble

It’s good to see that an actual anthropologist is studying the behaviour of some of America’s weirdest women. Wednesday Martin’s book The Primates of Park Avenue describes the exhausting lives… Continue reading The post Never marry a lounger, a pleasure-seeker, or a fribble appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

A Vote for Hillary is a Vote For 'This Is How It Ought to Be.'

From the final Morning Jolt of the week: Hillary Clinton and the Liberation of America’s Elites Michael Gerson points out that Hillary Clinton is indeed running on a big issue: A declaration that the ethical standards for openness, honesty,...Show More Summary

ASHE SCHOW: One year later, California man still haunted by false charges. It’s been one year si…

ASHE SCHOW: One year later, California man still haunted by false charges. It’s been one year since child-sexting charges were dropped against Scott Hounsell for lack of evidence, but his life is far from recovered. “I live in constant fear that the person I attempt to work with or my new employer is going to […]

Cop shoots 2 unarmed men for stealing beer

They are stepbrothers, ages 21 and 24, and they allegedly stole some beer from an Olympia, Washington grocery. A cop confronted them and shot them both, The men, both black. The officer, white. And the brothers were unarmed.

Mike Huckabee Will Save Gun Owners From Tyranny Of Learning How To Shoot Guns

35 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Mike Huckabee visited a gun range in Johnston, Iowa, Tuesday so he could check off “Did Second Amendment Stuff” on his campaign checklist. And while he was there, he explained that he’s not especially worried about whether gun owners...Show More Summary

Tips for Saturday, May 23

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Bill Kristol’s latest Iraq nonsense: Dumber and more dangerous than David Brooks

The man who laid the foundation for our Iraq blunder is still unbelievably disengaged from reality

Daylight Video

Steven Morrisey turns 56 today. Here he is in Dallas in 1991 covering The Jam's "That's Entertainment."...

"Computing the optimal road trip across the U.S."

"[W]e needed to look up 2,500 directions to get the 'true' distance between all 50 landmarks... Now with the 2,500 landmark-landmark distances, our next step was to approach the task as a traveling salesman problem: We needed to order...Show More Summary

Morning Bits

The administration avoids reality. “Overall, no, the strategy doesn’t seem to be work. ISIS continues to expand, continues to take new territory. First taking Ramadi few days ago then moving. It shows the basic flaw in this strategy that no matter how many air strikes you do, unless you have effective forces on the ground […]

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Poll Attacked Carly Fiorina

As the mouthpiece for the rabid, anti-choice right wing, Fox News never wastes an opportunity to attack Planned Parenthood. This morning, Elisabeth Hasselbeck continued that fine tradition in asking why Planned Parenthood would dare to say that Carly Fioriana, a woman, would be a threat to women. They didn't - but this is Fox & Friends. read more

Mike's Blog Round Up

Hinterland Gazette: Carly Fiorina’s Senate campaign staffers don’t like her, either. Shakesville: Humankind went to the dogs much earlier than previously thought. Baseline Scenario: This is why taxing capital is so important. Left in...Show More Summary

Palmyra faces an invader intent on destroying history

There seems to be no limit to the cruelty of the marauders who call themselves Islamic State (ISIS). Beheadings, crucifixions, mass slaughter, rape, enslavement; these fanatics are like an unleashed death cult conceived in the scariest Hollywood horror movie — except these monsters are real.

How Britain voted on May 7th – the Ipsos MORI guide

And the BPC announces details of its GE15 inquiry After every general election Ipsos produces a table like the one above which become a key source of reference. Meanwhile the British Polling Council has announced details of its inquiry into what went wrong with the polls. Under the chairmanship of Prof. Patrick Sturgis, Director of […]

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