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  • Top Air Force general doesn't know if F-22 successor will even fly

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh doesn't know if the successor to the F-22 Raptor, the Air Force's fifth generation fighter, will fly. "I don't even know that it's an airplane," Welsh told reporters Wednesday morning. "I wouldn't try and characterize it or describe it. I have no idea...

  • GOP senate candidate Terri Lynn Land describes the 'real war on women' in America

    Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has penned an essay for her campaign website about what she describes as “the real war on women.”

  • NRSC challenges red-state Democrats to Obamacare townhall debates

    Though President Obama said the Affordable Care Act "repeal debate is and should be over," the National Republican Senatorial Committee wants to keep having that fight with red-state Democrats, in head-to-head town hall debates. "We challenge any of these vulnerable Democratic senators or...

  • One-fifth to one-third of respondents to New York Times/Kaiser polls say they didn't vote in 2012

    On the Weekly Standard blog, Bill Kristol quite rightly notes that the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polls in the Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina Senate races are suspect, because in all four states the retrospective question about voting in 2012 shows Barack Obama...

  • Obama disses 'Auntie' one last time: Skips her funeral to golf

    President Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango passed away earlier this month, but as family members gathered for her funeral, one person was noticeably absent - her nephew. Where was he? Not dealing with important domestic issues or the crisis in Ukraine. No, Obama was on the golf course. “Mr....

  • Sonia Sotomayor: Don't trust the media to tell you what the Supreme Court decided

    When six Supreme Court justices on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on race-based affirmative action in state college admissions, the decision provoked consternation from all the predictable characters, so it may be a good time to consider Justice Sonia Sotomayor's advice on how to think about the...

  • This ad from GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby will make you cry

    Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon running for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, has released a new ad that will make you shed a tear.

  • Can ANYONE name a Hillary Clinton accomplishment?

    Seriously, this question has been posed for weeks now, you’d think someone, somewhere would have a go-to answer by now. At a State Department briefing yesterday, spokesperson Jen Psaki couldn't name a single accomplishment from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's initiative, the...

  • Saudi Arabia to girls: No sports for you!

    Saudi Arabian traditionalists staged a protest last week against what they call "Westernizing" reforms - including potentially allowing girls to participate in sports classes.

  • Elizabeth Warren's not running in 2016, but she's the perfect Democratic nominee

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren was sounding like a presidential candidate Tuesday night on "The Daily Show," as she crusaded against interest rates on federal student loans, and her favorite target: big banks.

  • Tea Party claims first victory of 2014

    Tea Party candidate Curt Clawson won the Republican primary in the special election seat to replace Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who resigned after pleading guilty for cocaine possession, a victory that the Tea Party Express is claiming as "the movement's first victory of 2014."

  • Big Business ready for war with conservatives over corporate subsidies

    The free-market forces are amassing against the Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports, but K Street is hardly sitting idly by. Bloomberg News reports on the business lobby's efforts to save and expand Ex-Im: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of...

  • MSNBC host Chris Hayes pens radical 'climate justice' manifesto

    "What the climate justice movement is demanding is the ultimate abolition of fossil fuels," writes MSNBC's Chris Hayes in a lengthy new call for action against global warming.

  • The Hollywood-Washington revolving door tilts trade policy

    Hollywood is politically powerful. Tech writer Tim Lee has noticed that the U.S. Trade Representative has tended to advance Hollywood's agenda on content rules. He has also noticed that Hollywood tends to hire up USTR alumni. At Vox, Lee walks through some of the specifics, but also takes up...

  • Jimmy Fallon's Hillary Clinton joke: if Chelsea's baby is a boy, it'll get some of Hillary's hand-me-downs

    "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon raised eyebrows and earned some boos after joking about Hillary Clinton on his Monday evening television show.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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