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Democrat Congresswoman Insinuates Scott Walker is Literally Lynching African Americans in Wisconsin

Remember when DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said this?: “Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know...

Morning Plum: Is the battle over the Iran deal in Congress already over?

In the read of the morning, Karoun Demirjian brings us the most comprehensive analysis I’ve seen yet of where the battle over the Iran deal in Congress stands, and the conclusion is a stark one: At this point, the chances that Congress will block the accord are very slim indeed. Demirjian raises another striking possibility: […]

Clinton Email Story Isn’t Going Away

First Read: “After watching Hillary Clinton’s testy news conference yesterday over her emails and server, here is this stark reality for the Clinton campaign: This issue isn’t going away — at least for a couple of more months (when Clinton [...]

Four New Studies Show That Fox News' Apocalyptic ACA Predictions Aren't Coming True

Four new studies show that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working to drastically decrease the number of uninsured Americans and has had "virtually no adverse effect on labor force participation, [or] employment," standing in stark contrast to Fox News' long history of stoking fears that the law would "cost a fortune," and inhibit job creation. Show More Summary

Morning Plum: You should take Donald Trump’s immigration plan seriously. Here’s why.

The sight of Donald Trump rolling out a new, and highly specific, immigration plan has been more than a little unsettling: It shows that Trump is now genuinely playing in the GOP primaries to win, and reveals in stark relief how exactly he intends to go about doing that. Trump’s plan to combat illegal immigration […]

Could Al Gore Run For The Democratic Nomination?

I’ll admit, I voted for him in 2000. This was back before he went stark raving mad on “climate change”, and seemed to care more about true environmentalism. But, hey,

A Conservative Cause in Missouri

It’s not often that National Review weighs in on a state attorney general primary. The magazine has made an exception for the race in Missouri, where voters face a stark choice. Josh Hawley, a native of the state, has defended religious liberty at the Becket Fund. Show More Summary

No One Could Have Predicted- Schoolteacher Edition

Some unsurprising news: In a stark about-face from just a few years ago, school districts have gone from handing out pink slips to scrambling to hire teachers. Across the country, districts are struggling with shortages of teachers,Show More Summary

Rand Paul and Chris Christie Clash on NSA Spying

The rivals for the GOP nomination have starkly different opinions about the protections of the Fourth Amendment.

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Blind Willie McTell

If there's one thing blues men know, it's bluntness, and it doesn't get much more blunt than a message like "You Was Born to Die." It's a stark, existential reminder to his female companion that, even though she thinks it's okay to betray him, it won't really matter in the end. Pretty fun stuff, if you ask me. What are you listening to tonight?

Max Von Sydow Joins 'Game of Thrones'

Game of Thrones has just cast another acclaimed veteran actor. Silver screen legend Max von Sydow is joining the HBO hit. Sydow will play the Three-Eyed Raven, the mystical tutor of Bran Stark, who was briefly seen in the season 4 finale, and already is filming. Another recent hire on the show is the Deadwood actor Ian McShane.

Why So Many Running for President?

Stuart Stevens: “To what do we owe this bumper crop of candidates? There are three main reasons. 1. This year there is no obvious front-runner; it’s no one’s turn (in stark contrast with the Democratic primary). 2. The outside groups [...]

Maybe Jeb Bush doesn’t have to pander to the right wing after all

When Jeb Bush said last December that the Republican nominee would have to be willing to “lose the primary to win the general without violating your principles,” it sounded like either a starkly realistic assessment of the dynamics of Republican presidential politics or an awfully naïve statement of what was actually possible for a Republican […]

Ivy League honors conservative justices by not honoring them

(Paul Mirengoff) Law professor John McGinnis finds that Ivy League schools are giving short shrift to conservative Supreme Court justices when they confer honorary degrees. Is anyone surprised? The numbers are stark. Of the fourteenShow More Summary

Clinton Lays Out Climate Change Plan

“Setting ambitious goals for producing energy from the sun, wind and other renewable sources, Hillary Clinton seized on an issue Monday that increasingly resonates with Democratic voters and sets up a stark contrast with the Republican presidential field,” the New [...]

Officials Declining To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses Is Not The Same Thing As Segregation

This letter to the editor by Eric Burin has appeared in a few of the state’s newspapers, and I’ve heard others making a similar argument as well. Burin argues that the decision by county records here in North Dakota – one in Stark County (Dickinson) and one in Walsh County (Grafton) – to authorize someone...

What will Bill Cosby say this time?

"The stark contrast between Bill Cosby, the public moralist, and Bill Cosby, the subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps criminal) conduct, is a matter to which the AP - and by extension the public - has a significant interest."

President Obama Gets Greeted by Confederate Flags in Oklahoma City

On Wednesday night, demonstrators on the streets of Oklahoma City waved Confederate flags as President Obama's motorcade arrived, a stark scene captured by a New York Times photographer. The scene as President Obama's motorcade arrived at his hotel in Oklahoma City tonight. Show More Summary

Murder Rates Are Plummeting As Concealed Carry Handgun Permits Soar

This must drive gun-haters absolutely stark raving mad! Good times. Since 2007, concealed handgun permits have roughly tripled and the murder rate has fallen by about 25%. If an evil

Jailers in chief?

AMERICA'S criminal-justice system is riddled with flaws. For a stark illustration of its problems, look no further than the country’s crowded prisons. The stats are now uncomfortably familiar: America has 5% of the world’s population but a quarter of its prisoners—more per capita than any developed country. Show More Summary

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