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  • The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare

    About 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" -- also known as welfare -- as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

  • The thrill is gone: See which MSNBC host berated Obama for his response to ISIS atrocities

    MSNBC host Chris Matthews was not at all impressed Wednesday evening with President Obama's earlier statement on the ISIS beheading of American photojournalist James Foley.

  • Don't rush to call Darren Wilson a murderer

    Many simply have chosen to believe that teenager Michael Brown was "executed" or "shot several times in the back" -- the evidence can wait.

  • The Ferguson feeding frenzy

    The most poisonous "-ism" now infecting Ferguson, Mo., is not virulent racism. It's viral narcissism.

  • 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...

  • Failed James Foley raid recalls futile past efforts to rescue U.S. captives

    Hostage rescues are among the most dangerous and difficult jobs America asks its military to do. When they fail, it's not the fault of the brave soldiers who carry out the missions.

  • President Obama raises more questions than answers with statement on ISIS' killing of James Foley

    The president's statement was all just part of a disturbing pattern of tough talk as a substitute for action.

  • Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is a national embarrassment

    When he's not shirking his responsibilities and hiding from a situation that requires some form of leadership, the governor is jamming his foot in his mouth all the way up to the knee.

  • Ferguson: Not nearly as daunting as the 1960s riots

    Continued violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the Detroit riots of the 1960s. But there are some differences of varying significance between the riots of the 1960s and Ferguson today.

  • Demography is destiny: Pizza department

    Pizza and demographics aren't normally thought of together, but I chanced upon a year-old Gawker blog post by Max Read which invites demographic analysis.

  • Kinship, bloodlines matter to everyone

    The Supreme Court rightly put a temporary hold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit's 2-1 decision to reject the freedom of Virginians to affirm the uniqueness of the marital relationship in their laws. But the untold story from the Appeals Court ruling is its linguistic gymnastics --...

  • Crossroads takes page out of AARP's playbook

    Crossroads GPS, an arm of the Karl Rove-founded political action committee American Crossroads, has dipped its toes into the key Arkansas U.S. Senate race with an ad attacking Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Medicare and Social Security.

  • The media needs to spend more time focusing on the roots of Ferguson's frustration

    Rather than focusing exclusively on the police response to Brown's death, perhaps the media should further investigate certain historical economic and political trends in Ferguson.



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Law, No Order

    Ferguson, Mo.

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  • No Reply from America?

    On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they...

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  • Bartleby, the President

    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...

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