More magazine 07 29 2013 Articles

  • What about 'black-on-black crime'? Funny you should ask

    Plenty of black leaders and organizations in Chicago and elsewhere spend a lot of time and energy trying to prevent crime in their communities. There are rallies, conferences, prayer vigils and gun turn-in days. Last year, thousands of volunteers manned "Safe Passage" routes to get children to...

  • Marijuana vs. scotch and a low IQ

    Turning once again to what the sociologists call "coping mechanisms": There is marijuana and then there is alcohol. They are increasingly the civilized options.

  • The Allies Invade Southern France: Seaports and a Race up the Rhone

    Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly. However, the...

  • Treasury looks to stop 'corporate deserters' on its own

    President Obama may not be able to stop "corporate deserters" from taking up legal residency in low-tax countries. But it appears that his Treasury Department will try to make the prospect of leaving the U.S. as unattractive as possible.

  • US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month as supply grows, price gains moderate.

  • Bank of America settles for record $17 billion in mortgage inquiry

    The Department of Justice said that it would be the single largest settlement with a U.S. business in history. The agreement includes $9.65 billion in cash paid out to federal and state agencies, and nearly $7 billion in consumer relief to borrowers hurt by the mortgage crisis.

  • Indonesia's top court rejects appeal by losing presidential candidate over alleged poll fraud

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court rejects appeal by losing presidential candidate over alleged poll fraud.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly claims for jobless aid fell 14,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000. The prior week's figures were revised up...

  • VIDEO: U.S. tried to rescue James Foley, other hostages

    In a statement Wednesday, White House officials said that earlier this summer, President Obama authorized a mission to recover American hostages in Syria.

  • Sears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears Holdings Inc. recorded a hefty second-quarter loss Thursday on another sales slump, raising more concerns about the future of a company that once was a staple of American shopping. The company, which operates Sears and Kmart, said it plans to do more...

  • Tom Steyer's super PAC haul for July: $500,000

    Billionaire ex-hedge fund manager Tom Steyer's climate super PAC brought in a bit more than $500,000 from outside donors in July, underscoring the struggles the San Francisco activist has had attracting contributions.

  • VIDEO: Ed Gillespie releases first TV ad

    The Virginia Republican candidate for Senate hits on all the major GOP talking points, like growing the middle class and hammering Washington policies that he believes are stunting economic growth.

  • Mexican president predicts oil and gas gains from energy reform

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto predicted big production gains in the oil and gas sector beginning in 2018 as a result of energy reforms its congress passed this month.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid fall by 14K to 298K, another sign of improving job market

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid fall by 14K to 298K, another sign of improving job market.

  • VIDEO --- WEX BackStory: The GOP's double-edged sword in Iowa

    The race has begun in Iowa, and we're not talking midterms. In this latest installment of WEX BackStory, Senior Congressional Correspondent David M. Drucker explains how 2016 GOP presidential contenders are already laying claim to the battleground state, and why that might not be such a good thing.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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