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“Economic patriotism” equals “stay here and pay punitive taxes to cover our ruinous spending habit”

“Economic patriotism” is the new meme that Democrats are throwing around to demonize companies that try to avoid taxes here in the US, i.e. you’re not a patriotic company if you attempt to avoid taxes the Dems think you should be paying.  Kevin Williamson covers it: Jack Lew, late of Citigroup and currently of the [...]

How the International Laws of War Abet Hamas, Undercut Israel

Even as a proposed truce fails, and Israel’s military is set to "intensify" retaliation against the barrage of Hamas rockets, the admonitions have started. The UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed “serious doubt” that Israel’s military strikes comply with international norms of war. Show More Summary

Reshuffle 2014: where is the radicalism?

One of the more dispiriting things about this reshuffle has been the way in which important policy areas appear to have been downgraded. This week’s leading article in The Spectator… Continue reading The post Reshuffle 2014: where is the radicalism? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Holder sees racism in Obama opposition -- he's right

Right-wing pundits are jumping all over Attorney General Eric Holder for daring to suggest on Sunday that "racial animus" plays a role in the "level of vehemence" that's been directed at President Obama. They're denouncing him for "playing...Show More Summary

Australian PM Praises Japanese ‘Honor and Skill’ in WWII, Neglects Atrocities

In a July speech, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott strangely praised Japanese “sense of honor and skill” of Japanese submariners who attacked Australia during a 1942 raid on Sydney Harbour in World War II. Abbott said, "We admired the skill and the sense of honour that they brought to their task although we disagreed with what they did. Show More Summary

Study: When States Lower Business Costs They Contribute to Wealth Inequality

From a policy making perspective this does not mean states should never try to create a better business climate by lower business costs, but it does mean the trade-off between growth and inequality should be factored into that policy making process. It should be understood that the price of lowering business costs is not just less tax revenue but also increased inequality.

WTH? Planned Parenthood Suggests ‘Pooping’ on Partner for Teen ‘Sexual Exploration’

Just because the folks at Planned Parenthood don’t really do mammograms with the tax dollars they get doesn’t mean they’re not experts in some things. Take, for example, the Planned Parenthood counselor who told what she thought wasShow More Summary

The Moral Case Against Zoos

Pivoting off Alex Halberstadt’s piece from last week, Benjamin Wallace Wells argues forcefully against keeping animals captive: A giraffe who freaks out about men with large cameras, a brown bear whose cage door is the subject of his obsessive compulsive disorder, a 5,000-pound killer whale who shows her trainer who is boss by dragging him […]

Hamas Violates Ceasefire as IDF Thwarts Major Terror Attack

Tel Aviv, Israel-- Jihadi militants fired rockets into the Ehkol area in Israel at approximately 12:20 p.m. local time, seemingly violating the 5-hour ceasefire Hamas had agreed upon between 10am-3pm so humanitarian workers could deliver aid to Gaza. Show More Summary

Jason Chaffetz Presses Another 'Benghazi Conspiracy' Involving David Petraeus

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is no beginner when it comes to Benghazi conspiracy theories or any number of other ridiculous conservative memes and one of his pet moves has been to evoke the name of General David Petraeus. When Chaffetz questioned...Show More Summary

Mike Honda Outraises Ro Khanna for Second Time in Silicon Valley Congressional Race

Federal Election Commission Reports filed on Tuesday reveal that incumbent Mike Honda has outraised his fellow Democratic rival Ro Khanna in this year's second quarter. Honda now has more cash on hand with which to proceed to the heated November general election in the Silicon Valley's 17th congressional district. Show More Summary

CNN's GUT CHECK for July 16, 2014

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 16, 2014 | 5 p.m. —  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle GOP ALLEGES EX-OBAMA OFFICIAL BROKE LAW ON POLITICAL ACTIVITY... Ramping up his investigation of the White House and whether it illegally used government staff for political […]

Someone Appears To Be Firing Grad Rockets At Ukraine From Inside Of Russia

Multiple videos posted on YouTube and appearing in Russian-language media today apparently depict militants firing Grad rockets into Ukraine from Russian territory. Grads are Soviet-developed rockets sometimes fired from a truck-mounted missile battery. Show More Summary

Meet the nation's most 'Honest Politician'

(CNN) - "Listening to my constituents, legislating, these are things I don't do," faux candidate Gil Fulbright promises viewers in a bitingly satirical campaign ad run by self-described anti-corruption group Represent.Us. "What I do is spend about 70% of my time raising funds for reelection," he adds. "If politicians were this honest, we wouldn't vote […]

Wyoming Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Drilling In Yellowstone National Park

Will the oldest national park in the world soon feature oil derricks? The post Wyoming Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Drilling In Yellowstone National Park appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Watch: IDF Avoids Airstrikes to Avoid Civilian Casualties

A video released by the Israel Defense Forces shows the IDF avoiding striking Hamas targets earlier this week after spotting civilians in the area. The Israeli soldiers work to identify if civilians are in the area, and if there are, they are ordered to avoid striking. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

PAC Launches to Convince Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Run for President

With President Obama singing his swan song as his presidency begins to wind down and so many touting Hillary Clinton as his likely replacement, a group of liberals are hoping to convince left-wing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to run against Clinton for the Democrat nomination. Show More Summary

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