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The 10 Stupidest Things Smart People Say

Have you ever explained something or told a story, only to later think, wow, I must have sounded like an idiot? Even the smartest of us fall into some unexpected speech traps, using crutch words that can only harm one's image. (See also: The 10 Stupidest Things Smart People Do) Here are the 10...

Ed Miliband Should Be Ashamed of The Referendum Performance, Instead He Will Gloat

No sooner had the final results been declared than Labour leader Ed Miliband popped up at a victory speech alongside Alistair Darling, who ran the successful 'Better Together' (No) campaign against Scottish Independence. Instead of celebrating...Show More Summary

Who torpedoed independence?

THE defeat of nationalism in Scotland can be put down to any number of interventions. Gordon Brown, who delivered some storming speeches late in the campaign, will be credited with rescuing the union. Few are likely to credit the politician...Show More Summary

David Cameron’s statement to the nation on devolution

Here’s the full text of the Prime Minister’s speech this morning in reaction to the ‘No’ vote in the Scottish independence referendum.  The people of Scotland have spoken. It is… Continue reading The post David Cameron’s statement to the nation on devolution appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives

Many Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the greatest impact on their day-to-day life, more so than other conditions including: loss of limb, memory, hearing and speech, a survey shows.

Obama to make statement at 7 p.m. EDT

President Barack Obama is said to speak at 7 p.m. EDT in response to the Senate’s approval of a bill to train and equip moderate Syrian soldiers to fight the Islamic State militant group. NewsHour will live-stream the speech shortly. BREAKING:...Show More Summary

PromptSmart turns your iPhone into a teleprompter

Ditch the teleprompter and download PromptSmart, your own personal speech assistant app. The post PromptSmart turns your iPhone into a teleprompter appeared first on AppleTell.

Our Scottish campaign will encourage English Nationalism unless the voice of England is heard

This is an extract from a speech delivered by Tory MP Conor Burns at a Conservative association dinner in Chris Grayling’s constituency tonight: It would be extraordinary if I did… Continue reading The post Our Scottish campaign will encourage English Nationalism unless the voice of England is heard appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Rand Paul Delivers Fiery Speech Denouncing Democratic ‘Hypocrisy’ on ISIS War

13 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) took to the floor of the Senate Thursday to emphatically make his case in opposition to the U.S. war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. In the process, he accused Democrats of “hypocrisy” for taking a loud anti-war stance under President George W. Bush but supporting war under President Barack Obama.

Obama Speech Leads to More ISIS Recruits, Mainly from Turkey

President Barack Obama's announcement of his offer to arm and help Syrian rebels fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) may have triggered a surge in recruitment for the terrorist group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,Show More Summary

Ayaan Hirsi Ali at Yale: The speech they didn’t want you to hear

(Scott Johnson) The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale has just posted the video of its entire September 15 program featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali. WFB program president Rich Lizardo tells the story of events that followed the WFB Program’s...Show More Summary

Rand Paul on Arming Syrian Rebels: 'No One Knows Where All These Arms Are Going To Wind Up'

In a 47 minute speech on the Senate floor, Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted fellow senators for attaching the vote on arming Syrian rebels onto a spending bill, rather than a free-standing bill, accusing them of shirking their constitutional duty. Show More Summary

White House Explains Where Your $1.3 Billion Went In Ukraine

Just minutes after Poroshenko's fearmongering speech to US Congress (and in the face of a collapsing Ukraine economy), The White House has released its "fact sheet" to explain exactly how committed (aside from the lethal aid demands - which may or may not be happening as we noted here) to supprting Ukraine the US taxpayer is... Show More Summary

Obama: 'Grievances' Behind Islamic State Horror

While many have rightfully criticized U.S. President Obama's recent assertion that the Islamic State "is not Islamic," some of his other equally curious but more subtle comments pronounced in the same speech have been largely ignore...

Rand Paul Lectures Against Arming Syria, Clapper Insisting He Didn’t Lie About Surveillance, Border Patrol Tests Body Cameras: P.M. Links

14 hours agoNews : Reason

Sen. Rand Paul gave a huge speech on the Senate floor opposing the arming of Syrian rebels, calling it a mistake that will destabilize the region even further. His warnings may be falling on deaf ears. Director of Intelligence JamesShow More Summary

Is Obama Too Much of a Hawk for Democrats?

The day before President Obama's Sept. 10 speech on the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to American security -- in my judgment, one of the best speeches of his two-term presidency -- a pundit I like and respect, Chuck Todd, the new moderator of NBC's Meet the Press, was interviewed on PBS's Charlie Rose Show. Show More Summary

Rand Paul Just Delivered A Major Foreign Policy Speech — And Critics Say He Made His ISIS Position Even More Confusing

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) took to the Senate floor Thursday to blast the Obama administration's request to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels, while simultaneously saying he was supportive of confronting the extremist group calling itself the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL). Show More Summary

“Degrade, Defeat, and Destroy”—But What Will We Build?

Secretary Kerry, the world is on fire, the threats are real, and you can’t work any harder. Even while firefighting, you're giving your first big development policy speech tomorrow, at USAID's Frontiers in Development Forum. Immediately...Show More Summary

Rand Paul: Hawks Intervention Emboldening ISIS

Thursday on the Senate floor Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gave an emotional speech on the folly of arming "feckless rebels" who are really a "pit stop" to arming ISIS. Paul said, "Intervention when both choices are bad is a mistake. Intervention when both sides are evil is a mistake. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Is Raking in Cash, and There's Nothing You Can Do About It

17 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Christopher Halloran / /Shutterstock As he pauses during a speech, Chris Christie stops to think about money. Lots and lots of money. Disgusting amounts of money. It should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that Governor ChrisShow More Summary

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