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Law enforcement reap big payouts from War on Drugs

SEEING GREEN: Since 2010, at least two Kansas police departments have seen a sudden spike in revenues because of the state’s taxation laws on illegal narcotics. From 2010 to 2012, almost 60 percent of all drug incidents involved marijuana, according to statistics provided by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. By Travis Perry ? Kansas Watchdog...

When it comes to spying, secrecy and accountability are not mutually exclusive

(Paul Mirengoff) Barton Gellman, who led a Washington Post team that revealed NSA surveillance measures, has argued that our interest in “self-government” requires that the public know “the secret policy decisions the government is making...Show More Summary

Where Do We Turn For Wisdom on Foreign Policy?

(John Hinderaker) You know it’s an upside-down world when editorial cartoonists have a more sober understanding of national security realities than the administration’s foreign policy team. Click to enlarge:

The Fraud of Mary Landrieu

(Steven Hayward) By now news has traveled far and wide that Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu faked a Senate hearing in a TV ad in order to make herself look less bumbling.  Pretty cheesy, yes, but it ought to raise a larger point: What else is she faking? Well, everything really. Show More Summary

Good News: 64% of Arizona Republicans Want McCain Gone In 2016

Well don’t talk about it, be about it: Arizona Senator John McCain confronts a very challenging primary landscape shouldhe decide to run for a sixth term in 2016. Although his job approval-disapproval rating among Republicans statewide...Show More Summary

Oh brother! Obama warns Putin, again!

What’s Obama gonna do?  Throw a shoe?  CBS News reports President Obama put Russian President Vladimir Putin on notice Wednesday evening, warning that further actions to destabilize the interim Ukrainian government will result in consequences...Show More Summary

Bloomberg "Reporter," Who By the Way Once Served as Head of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz' PAC, Headlines Story About Mike Pence's Possible Presidential Run By Noting He's a "Koch Favorite"

Right in the headline. Mike Pence, a Koch Favorite, Mulls 2016 Run for President Here are some things that this "reporter," Jonathan Allen, deemed not worthy of a headline mention: That Pence is actually the current governor of Indiana....

Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine Told to “Register or Have Your Property Confiscated”

Jews in Eastern Ukraine are being blamed for supporting the revolution that forced pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych to flee the country. Armed men handed out a leaflet on Passover eve telling Jews to register or face confiscation of their property. … Continue reading ?

UNREAL: White House-Controlled Census To Change Wording of Questions On Health Care, Making It Impossible To Assess Effects of Obamacare

And why wouldn’t they do this?  Who’s going to question them?  The press? In 2009, in the earliest weeks of President Barack Obama‘s administration, the White House made the controversial decision to take the unprecedented step of moving...Show More Summary

Puppy left with horrific injuries after owner ‘doused her in fuel, chained her up inside a shed and set it on fire’

What kind of person sets a puppy on fire?   Larry Wallace, 66, from Arcadia near Tampa was booked into the DeSoto County Jail on Monday. Wallace was apaprently surprised at his arrest and had owned the dog for less than a year. He now...Show More Summary

Ukraine suffers setback in attempts to regain control in east

The efforts of Ukraine’s government to crack down on pro-Russia separatists who have recently seized various government and security buildings in the east appeared to suffer setbacks Wednesday. From CNN: Pro-Russian militants appeared to tighten their grip on Ukraine’s eastern

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Back Any Candidate You Want As Long As It’s One Of These Three

As those of you who follow my hate mail know, I am opposed to running untested candidates against perfectly good incumbent Republican senators this election cycle. It will be a long time before Republicans have as good a year as this...Show More Summary

What Happens When You Try to Open a Plane's Door at 30,000 Feet?

Via Instapundit, this Popular Mechanics article notes a recent attempt at opening a pressurized cabin's door. Nothing happened. The door can't be opened due to the pressure differential. The inside of the plane is pressurized, and the outside is low-pressure;...

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