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JOHN HINDERAKER: The Democrats Try To Shut Their Opponents Up (Cont.). As Jim Treacher says, the l…

JOHN HINDERAKER: The Democrats Try To Shut Their Opponents Up (Cont.). As Jim Treacher says, the left wants the right to shut up. The right wants the left to keep talking....

Joining fundraising spree, first lady asks for 'biggest, fattest' checks

(CNN) — First lady Michelle Obama jumped into the White House fundraising spree on Thursday, prodding supporters in Chicago to hand over the maximum campaign contribution in an attempt to shore up Democrats' chances in upcoming midterm elections. Her entreaty came as her husband, President Barack Obama, capped a three-day fundraising swing on the West […]

ABC, NBC Ignore Grim Housing Report; Focus Instead on Selfie with Queen, 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

Both ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News failed to mention a new, troubling report from the Census Bureau on Thursday night that sales of new homes decreased by 8.1% in June and that May’s originally reported double-digit...Show More Summary

Earth to House Republicans: Don’t Blow It Now!

(John Hinderaker) As long as Congress remains in session, there is a risk that Republicans may turn victory into defeat by making an ill-advised deal on immigration. In the House, a group of Republicans led by Kay Granger has produced a report that looks alarmingly like the Gang of Eight proposal. Show More Summary

Economics Daily Digest: All the performance pay, none of the performance

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Pay-for-Performance Myth (Bloomberg Businessweek) Eric Chemi and Ariana Giorgi...Show More Summary

An Easier, Friendlier, Quicker Peace Corps

This month, the United States Peace Corps, established in 1961 under President John Kennedy’s vision of a younger generation dedicating themselves to their country, announced an easier and more efficient application process for those interested in volunteering two years abroad. This comes with the news that applications are at an all-time low compared to recent [...]

VIDEO: Nathan Fillion Dressed As Captain Kirk For Comic-Con. Interesting trivia: According to t…

VIDEO: Nathan Fillion Dressed As Captain Kirk For Comic-Con. Interesting trivia: According to the excellent William Paterson Heinlein biography, Robert Heinlein was furious over “The Trouble With Tribbles,” charging David Gerrold with stealing his Martian Flatcat.

Custom Surfboards Stolen from Disabled Surf Instructor, Outpouring of Support Follows

Two thieves stole three custom surfboards from a paralyzed surf instructor on Monday night in Cardiff, California. Randy Abbott, who runs a nonprofit organization called The View From 42 and gives surfing lessons to children with physical disabilities, said he caught the thieves in the act. Show More Summary

Obama Says America Needs Collectivist “New Order” Based on “A Sense of Common Humanity”

Hasn’t that been tried before? How did that work out? President Obama at a fundraiser last night outside Seattle: “People are anxious. Now, some of that has to do with some big challenges overseas. I am very proud that we have endedShow More Summary

Overnight Open Thread (7-24-2014)

Quote of the Day "[That] I didn't shoot Henry Clay and I didn't hang John C. Calhoun." -- Andrew Jackson on his regrets after eight years of being president. Quote of the Day II "Galaxy Quest" is the seventh greatest...

German politicians question whether Russia should be allowed to host 2018 World Cup

As tensions build between Russia and the west, some German politicians are vocalizing their fears of a Russian-hosted World Cup in 2018: Taking away Russia’s right to hold the soccer tournament may have significantly stronger impactShow More Summary

Domino Effect: Pension Cutters Gamble on a California Ballot Measure

Jon Coupal is nothing if not blunt when he describes one motive behind a Ventura County ballot measure that would replace the “defined benefit” pensions currently enjoyed by county employees and replace them with 401(k)-type plans for all future hires. “This is meant to be a template for other counties,” Coupal tells Capital & Main. Show More Summary

SAME AS IT EVER WAS. SAME AS IT EVER WAS. Michael Ledeen: 21st Century Antisemitism: How Did We …

SAME AS IT EVER WAS. SAME AS IT EVER WAS. Michael Ledeen: 21st Century Antisemitism: How Did We Get Here?

Israeli Ambassador Dermer Slams CNN's Bias-by-Omission During Live 'Erin Burnett OutFront' Interview

Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer wasted no time on this evening's Erin Burnett OutFront to hit CNN for bias by omission in its reporting on Palestinian casualties at a United Nations hospital in the Gaza Strip. "I think...Show More Summary

Anonymous Book Review

I just finished the novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) written by Jose Rizal, a Philippine national hero. The title comes from the Latin version of words spoken, according to John: 20:17 (King James Version), by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she recognized him after his resurrection. He said “Touch me not; for I [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Silly Season Open Thread: Come and Take It, Texas!

(via Charles P. Pierce). On the original grassy knoll. Waving guns in defiance of the (current) “foreign usurper” President. At Dealey Plaza. Stephen Young, at the Dallas Observer, explains: As they’ve been doing on each third Saturday...Show More Summary

Majority of Californians Support Water Restrictions

A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that 54 percent of Californians say the water supply is a big problem where they live, and 75 percent support regulations on water usage. When asked an open-ended question...Show More Summary

21ST CENTURY PROBLEMS: Outlook grim for orbiting Russian zero-G sex geckos. “To be totally honest,…

21ST CENTURY PROBLEMS: Outlook grim for orbiting Russian zero-G sex geckos. “To be totally honest, coming up with the headline for this piece was the most fun I’ve had all day.”

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