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"I was disappointed that Lennon got away with giving it to Spector, and even more disappointed with what Spector did to it."

"It has nothing to do with the Beatles at all. ‘Let It Be’ is a bunch of garbage.... [Spector] puked all over it. I’ve never listened to the whole thing, I’ve only listened to the first few bars of some things and said, ‘Oh, forget it.’...Show More Summary

Higher Ed Challenge Fund Should Be Renewed Only With Oversight For Universities, Foundations

During the 2013 legislative session lawmakers authorized $29 million to match donations to the state’s institutions of higher education. The funds come in the form of grants, and every $1 in taxpayer dollars must be matched by $2 in privately-raised dollars. Supposedly it’s all been a rousing success, which the Grand Forks Herald editorial board applauds. I’m...

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: A feisty Obama takes on the press

(Reminder via @armandodkos): no one should ever forget this awful Richard Cohen column about @StephenAtHome in 2006. — @DemFromCT Politico: This time eight years ago, Barack Obama and his staff were in the final stages of preparing to launch a presidential campaign. Show More Summary

Open Carry Groups In Texas Not Getting Along, Will Hold Competing Capitol Demonstrations

Multiple groups in Texas advocating for more permissive gun laws in a state which already has lax gun laws, plan to hold demonstrations on the Capitol grounds. Their intention is to promote the passing of a House bill that would remove the state’s 145-year-old ban on the open carry of handguns. But, it is legal for them [...]

Sean Penn: Sony Pulling Movie Is ‘Commanding Invitation To ISIS’

Sean Penn gave a statement to Mother Jones after George Clooney said more of Hollywood should stand with Sony. It’s not the first time culture has been threatened by foreign interests and corporate caution. See [then Disney CEO] Michael Eisner’s interview with Charlie Rose in 1997, when Disney was dealing with pressure from China about [...]

Long story short, Iowahawk edition

(Scott Johnson) Iowahawk took to Twitter yesterday to comment on President Obama’s after-the-fact advice to Sony in the matter of The Interview. As is his wont, Obama affected the position of an innocent bystander. Even without the relevant history I found Obama’s pose somewhere beyond creepy. Show More Summary

14 Arrested in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

The two co-founders of the New England Compounding Center, Barry Cadden and Greg Conigliaro, and 12 other former employees were arrested at their homes around the state early this morning. Tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy were blamed for a 2012 outbreak that killed 64 people. Show More Summary

On Monday’s Radio Show…

• How is it possible for an atheist to believe in God? New York Times bestselling author Frank Schaeffer will explain. • Should the CIA be able to torture terrorists? Human rights lawyer Meg Sattherthwaite will weigh in.

Early Morning Thread, 12/20/14 - GoP edition. [krakatoa]

Greetings Ace of Spades dummyhead mob. I bring to you this morning greetings and felicitous branches of piece olives from his most eminence Kim Jong Un. He join with you you're disdain for main brook media like Sony, and ask...

Rand Paul’s Cuba Moment

The revolution will take place online, apparently.

The Week in Pictures: Cancel The Interview Edition

(Steven Hayward) Okay, so when the Obama Administration says it is seeking a “proportionate” response to the North Korean hack of Sony, we know that is a euphemism for “weak response.”  Wouldn’t want to upset our new friends, the Castros down on Cuba, who we know are tight with the Kims. Show More Summary

Bette Grande: Policy And Budget Choices In A Time Of Great Uncertainty

With the ND legislative session a few weeks away there are many things to ponder over the holidays.  There are opinions on every side about the impact and duration of lower global oil prices, but we are probably not going to know and understand the long-term impacts before the end of the legislative session. The...

Why Should We Treat People Who Falsely Cry Racism With Kid Gloves?

My latest Townhall column is called, Why Should We Treat People Who Falsely Cry Racism With Kid Gloves?. Here’s an excerpt from the column. Since we’ve entered the Obama era,

Saturday Morning Open Thread

"After 12 hours of full Internet access, Cuba would now like to close up again. Seriously. Right now. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!" — John Rogers (@jonrog1) December 17, 2014 Gotta love the Kung Fu Monkey Master. What’s on the agenda for the year’s Last Overhyped Shopping Weekend? And just because I find it [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

TRAC Releases Full Report on ISIS Mass Beheadings of Syrians

Via the Daily Mail: TRAC (Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium) and the UK-based think tank Quilliam have released their full report on the video of the black-clad ISIS executioner and 21 of his compadres beheading 22 Syrians that ISIS... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Jeb Bush and Tenet Healthcare Corp.

An unsavory connection that will not endear the man to Republican primary voters.

Diane Feinstein, the Iron Maiden

Nothing is more unattractive than superior uber-fastidious self-righteousness, especially when you stack it up against self-less devotion to duty and nation that we find in our military and investigative institutions

The Computer Is Objective?

Software is designed and written by people. And we know that people can be less than objective, can have personal agendas.

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