HOUSE DEM CRAFTS CRAIGSLIST AD TO FIND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: Eh — it’s worth a shot; think of it as the Internet equivalent of preferring to search through the first 2000 names in the Boston telephone directory rather than the 2000 faculty members of Harvard, to modify William F. Buckley’s famous quip.
OBAMA’S HISPANIC PUPPETS: Congressional Hispanic Caucus admits that White House vets their press list.
Feminist Fabricator Lena Dunham Rides Again by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 In Hollywood, anything is possible — if you’re a privileged femme fraudster with cover-up pals in all the right (or rather, left) places. Last week, upper-crust Manhattanite actress Lena Dunham dropped in at the Beverly Hills home of billionaire mogul Ron Burkle, […]
From the last Morning Jolt of the week… Is Joe Biden Running? Here’s One Little Indicator… Ryan Lizza, writing in The New Yorker: Joe Biden has taken another step toward entering the Presidential race. Representatives of the Vice-President held a meeting this week with Democratic National Committee staffers. Show More Summary
ASHE SCHOW: Education Department officials’ candid acknowledgement. For years, those opposed to campus adjudication of sexual assault have argued that the document declaring that schools must create court systems was not legally binding. Show More Summary
WHY SUSAN RICE PLAYED THE RACE CARD: At Commentary, Jonathan S. Tobin writes: The headline on the Politico website for the Ross excerpts when it went up on Thursday morning was one that used a quote in which the State Department veteran claimed that Rice spread the word that “Netanyahu did everything but ‘use the […]
THE CAMP OF THE SAINTS IS JUST A NOVEL, RIGHT GUYS? RIGHT? GUYS? Refugee Charity Stops Aid To Calais Because 97% Are Men With ‘No Real Reason’ To Be There.
BRAVE SIR BARACK RAN AWAY: White House Is Weighing A Syria Retreat. Bravely ran away he did, brave, brave sir Barack.
ROLL CALL: Senate Clears NDAA with Veto-Proof Majority. “The White House has threatened to nix the measure over its inclusion of tens of billions of additional war funds to supplement the Pentagon’s everyday operating costs.” Prediction: Whatever happens here, Obama will be back asking Congress for more war money within a year.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has that right. “Someone needs to fill in these folks that Russia doesn’t care about ISIS, not one lick.” Anyone wanting Russia to take care of the Islamic state has no idea what’s going on. “In the last week, less than 10 percent of all Russian missiles (and now ship-borne cruise missiles) has […]
EDWARD LUTTWAK: Putin’s Great Crime: He Defends His Allies and Attacks His Enemies. “Conduct particularly reprehensible in the eyes of the Obama Administration, which does the exact opposite.”
Gun control is a topic nearly all people hate. Brits universally despise the notion that anyone should have a right to own a weapon for self-defense, and can barely fathom the notion that anyone would want to. Americans are split on the issue. One believes we could pass a law tomorrow mimicking Britain’s gun laws...
BEN CARSON JUMPS SHARK: OPEN TO FEDERAL CONTROL OVER STATE ELECTIONS. Other than no Republican ever being elected president again, what could go wrong?
WELL, GOOD: New Cornell president ‘would never’ require trigger warnings. “A university is about the fullest and freest expression of ideas and arguments,” she said. “There isn’t any idea that ought not to be tested and questioned. Because that’s how we get closer to the truth.” It’s sad that it’s refreshing to hear this from […]
HMM: Issa Considering Running For Speaker. Related: GOP Pressures Reluctant Ryan. Also: 7 Republicans Who Could Be Speakers. Plus, it’s open season for pundits running with the — correct! — notion that you don’t have to be a member of Congress to be speaker. My own choice: Mike Rowe. It’s one of the few Dirty […]
THE REAL PAY GAP PROGRESSIVES WON’T TALK ABOUT: FEDERAL WORKERS MAKE 78 EXTRA CENTS ON THE DOLLAR COMPARED TO THEIR PRIVATE SECTOR ANALOGUES. Something that can’t go on forever won’t, to only slightly paraphrase Herb Stein.
TREY GOWDY TO ELIJAH CUMMINGS: SO, HEY, SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL PROFITED FROM THE LIBYAN CIVIL WAR?
The family of Kate Steinle, who was murdered by a 6 time deported illegal alien who had been convicted of multiple felonies and used a handgun stolen from a federal
FORGET THE GENDER GAP, THE REAL ISSUE IS THE FEDERAL PAY GAP: Federal Employees’ Wages Growing Faster Than Everybody Else’s. “Federal civilian workers had an average wage of $84,153 in 2014, compared to an average in the private sector of $56,350. The federal advantage in overall compensation (wages plus benefits) is even greater. Federal compensation […]