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Al Shabaab Islamists Target Christians at Christmas – Four Dead

Al Shabaab fighters targeted Christians at the main African Union base in Mogadishu and killed four people. The Islamists said they were targeting Christians at Christmas. Christian Today reported: Eight Islamist gunmen infiltrated the main African Union (AU) base in … Continue reading ?

KICK THE CHICKEN, KOWTOW TO THE MONKEY: Forget about North Korea and The Interview: For decades Hol…

KICK THE CHICKEN, KOWTOW TO THE MONKEY: Forget about North Korea and The Interview: For decades Hollywood has been censoring its own output to protect access to the Chinese market. It’s no mystery why Washington plays down Beijing’s cyber-transgressions in this realm. The Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” strategy depends on “pragmatic cooperation,” as the […]

A meditation on Peggy Noonan

(Scott Johnson) Peggy Noonan joined the crowd that turned on George W. Bush in what I thought was (in Noonan’s case) a grossly unfair manner in 2008. I wrote critically about one of Noonan’s weekly Wall Street Journal columns in which...Show More Summary

The Week in Pictures: Encore Edition

(Steven Hayward) Well, since a duly shamed Sony decided to release ‘The Interview” after all, we might as well do an encore beat down on North Korea, Obama (well okay, so every week is an encore of that), Al Sharpton, the mess in Washington, etc. Show More Summary

Good Riddance 2014

[guest post by JD] I can’t say that I will miss 2014. It was a challenging and crappy year on many levels. I am taking my girls to Mexico, welcoming in 2015 from a beach. Thanks to all of you for making life more interesting. —JD

NATIONAL JOURNAL: Nine Questions For Hillary Clinton In 2015. Actually, they left out the big one:…

NATIONAL JOURNAL: Nine Questions For Hillary Clinton In 2015. Actually, they left out the big one: How do you reconcile your history of attacking Bill’s female accusers with your “war on women” rhetoric?

Fundamental Concepts - On Racism [Weirddave]

Here's something that has been bouncing around the brain box lately. Three things actually, all of which have to do with race and racism. Lets take them one at a time. That's Racist!...

Apparently, Feminism Is All About The Boobs, As FEMEN Tries To Steal Baby Jesus Statue

Feminists tell us, typically rather forcefully, that women are more than just T&A, more than just a pretty face, more than just attention seekers, yet, strangely, hardcore feminists sure seem

There’s something about Louie

(Scott Johnson) We went to see the film Unbroken on Christmas day at a suburban St. Paul multiplex. We arrived punctually for the first afternoon showing only to find that it had long since been sold out, as was each subsequent showing until 10:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Speaking of Kansas...

... I need to get to Kansas right now. What's not the matter with Kansas? It's the halfway point on the drive back home from Austin.Here's a photograph to signal that this post is a café...... and you can talk about whatever you wan...

What is the NYT saying about Nebraska?

I'm just trying to understand the graphic that appears on the front page next to the teaser for an op-ed that I'm not particularly interested in reading, "Nebraska’s Lonely Progressives."What is that thing? At first, I thought it was the back-end of a turkey carcass (sort of exploding). Show More Summary

CLAIRE MCCASKILL: Statistics? We don’t need no stinkin’ statistics! Who needs facts and statisti…

CLAIRE MCCASKILL: Statistics? We don’t need no stinkin’ statistics! Who needs facts and statistics when you have a good narrative? Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., during an interview reported by Chuck Raasch of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, indicated that she was not happy about disputing statistics regarding campus sexual assault. “Frankly, it is irritating that anybody […]

"Will 2015 see a pushback against the anti-’rape culture’ movement on campus?"

Pushback the Night?The question in the post title is from Cathy Young (quoted by Instapundit).The question that begins this post is my suggestion for the name of the movement — a suggestion intended only as dark humor (I hasten to add for the that's-not-funny crowd). Show More Summary

PUSHING BACK AGAINST BIG GOVERNMENT: Bill aims to get inspectors out of home kitchens, after reside…

PUSHING BACK AGAINST BIG GOVERNMENT: Bill aims to get inspectors out of home kitchens, after residents complain. Virginians who try to sell homemade food from their kitchens are feeling the heat from state and local inspectors. “I have to turn down my neighbors when they ask if they can buy pesto I make from my […]

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Rice ISD substitute teacher/aide charged with inappropriate rela…

TEACH WOMEN NOT TO RAPE! (CONT’D): Rice ISD substitute teacher/aide charged with inappropriate relationship, sexual assault. “A Rice woman investigators say was a teacher’s aide or substitute teacher in the Rice Independent School District has been charged with sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between and educator and a student.”

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