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Neocons Attempting Another Con

They don’t quit. The neocons at National Review — including Stephen Hayes, who will insist on his deathbed that before 9/11 Mohamed Atta did too meet with agents of Saddam Hussein in Prague — now are flogging documents that “reveal” Osama bin Laden had secret ties to Iran. Yes, and I’m Shirley Temple’s zombie. If you […]

Norquist Explains Stealth Taxes in New FCC Internet Rules

At CPAC on Friday, Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist told  National Review’s Jay Nordlinger that the Federal Communications Commission’s new regulations on the Internet will cost Americans as much as $16 billion in new...Show More Summary

AoSHQ Podcast: Guest, @KatTimpf

National Review's Katherine Timpf joins Ace, John and Drew to discuss a couple of stories from her You Can't Be F'n Serious! beat, including: Wesleyan Now Offering LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM Housing (Not a Typo) and Actually, Red-Carpet Reporters Should Ask What You?re...

Prisoners of the Sexual Revolution

In a provocative piece for National Review called “Jailhouse Feminism,” author Mary Ebersadt (“How The West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization”) takes aim at the angry, aggressive, frequently vulgar and often obscene face of the new feminism. Here’s an excerpt: Second, when today’s woman-talk is understandable, its tone is hard to take [...]

Heavenly length? - Peter Sellars' The Indian Queen

The Indian Queen - photo credit Richard Hubert Smith Henry Purcell/Peter Sellars The Indian Queen; Crowe, Bullock, Stewart, Yi, dir: Peter Sellars cond: Laurence Cummings; English National Opera at the London Coliseum Reviewed by Robert...Show More Summary

Cadillac ATS Recalled For Sunroof Issues

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

I may have fallen in love with the Cadillac ATS when I reviewed it a few weeks ago, but my praises don’t prevent a car from having issues. Edmunds is now reporting that the Cadillac ATS will soon be subject to a national recall for the car’s sunroof. Show More Summary

Brent Scrowcroft, Wise Man

Over at the National Interest is a good review and precise of the new biography of Brent Scrowcroft, The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, Bartholomew Sparrow. What emerges from this review is a man who truly...Show More Summary

Gear Review: ECCO Ulterra Mid GTX Boot

SoCalHiker takes the new Men’s ECCO Ulterra Mid GTX boots out on the ultimate trail test — a tough four-day backpacking trek over Bishop Pass and into spectacular Kings Canyon National Park.  When I started backpacking in the late ’70s,...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Blows It Again: Asked About ISIS, All He Has Is Bluster

Over at National Review, conservative blogger Jim Geraghty joins the crowd of pundits who are unimpressed with Scott Walker's recent answers to fairly easy questions: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker received a lot of completely undeserved grief from the national news media in the past weeks. Show More Summary

Review: Grand Trunk Double Hammock

Have you tried camping in a hammock? Neither had I, so I was happy to give it a try. In conjunction with National Hammock Day (pretty sure I didn’t get the day off), Grand Trunk offered to let me take their Double Hammock for a test ride. We took it with us on our recent […] The post Review: Grand Trunk Double Hammock appeared first on SoCal Hiker.

Movie Review: Tell it on the Mountain

2 days agoFitness / Hiking : SoCal Hiker

The Pacific Crest Trail is one of three famously long trails in the National Scenic Trails system. It extends over 2,600 miles, from Mexico to Canada. Established in 1968, the trail itself was not completed until 1993 — just twenty years ago. Show More Summary

Review: Great dancing can’t overcome slim plot in Alliance’s original “C.A. Lyons Project”

As incubators of new and influential work, the Alliance Theatre’s Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition has introduced the city to some gems over the years,

The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review

Traveller Movement v Ofcom and Channel 4, [2015] EWHC 406 (Admin), 20 February 2015 – read judgment One of the nation’s great televisual fascinations last week became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that demonstrates the limits of common law standards of fairness, as well as the lightness of touch applied by the […]

British Woman On Death Row Gets Rare Hearing From Texas' Last Resort Court

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The highest criminal court in Texas has granted a rare hearing to review allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in the high-profile death row case of British national Linda Carty. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals' Wednesday decision...Show More Summary

John Fund Decries Liberal Media 'Gotcha Game' with Republicans

National Review’s John Fund wrote an opinion piece Sunday about the way the media have gone after Rudy Giuliani’s recent comments questioning Obama’s love for America, and that the same standard of “gotcha” questions should also be held to the same standards for liberals as they are with conservatives.

Jeb: ‘Economically Driven Immigration…Would Lift Our Spirits Up Dramatically’

Anti-immigration activist Mark Krikorian takes Jeb Bush to task in the National Review, particularly for things he said in 2013 at a speech at New York’s 92 St. Y. Jeb’s dissatisfaction with America, and desire to change it to be more to his liking, is a theme he returns to often… Some examples: “They’re more entrepreneurial, [...]

Review: American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

Chris Appy's American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity is a book-length essay on the Vietnam War and how it changed the way Americans think of ourselves and our foreign policy. This is required reading for anyoneShow More Summary

The Weight of History - War and Peace 1614 - 1714 from Jordi Savall

War and Peace 1614-1714; Jordi Savall, Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations; AliaVox Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 17 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Two Cd's and a book explore the effects of war and evoke a...Show More Summary

Live from the Las Vegas National Open - GM Roman Dzindzichashvili ... and more

Live from the Las Vegas National Open - GM Roman DzindzichashviliPosted on February 23,2015 By OnlineChessLessons.NET Contributor in Strategy & Game Review, Chess Openings, All Articles w/ Videos. A full scale battle out of the opening!...Show More Summary

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