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  • 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.

  • Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments. While the announcement was greeted with...

  • Mary Landrieu shot Senate committee re-enactment in Louisiana statehouse

    When Sen. Mary Landrieu needed to re-enact a congressional hearing for a recent television ad, her campaign turned to a capital closer to home. To comply with Senate rules, which prohibit the use of government video for campaign purposes, Landrieu recreated the scene with the close-enough...

  • Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence. The president kicked off his...

  • Valuing the freedom to make our own privacy tradeoffs

    Scarlett Johansson left nude photos of herself on her computer. A hacker grabbed them and sent them to gossip websites. A Pennsylvania high school issued laptop computers to students and then remotely activated the laptops' cameras to watch the students when they were away from school. On my...

  • In richest U.S. county, 31 percent work for government

    Those who live in this nation's richest county and those who live its poorest have an important thing in common: a disproportionate dependence on government.

  • Japan's prime minister battles post-World War II constitutional military restrictions

    Russia's "Crimean Precedent" -- the brazen military invasion and imperial political annexation of sovereign territory -- has shredded several key post-Cold War diplomatic agreements and treaties. To the chagrin of China, this 21st-century object lesson in authoritarian depredation and brute...

  • Poll: Just 18% of conservatives want Jeb Bush to run in 2016

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, considering a 2016 presidential bid, does not have the support of his party's base, with just one in four Republicans eager for him to run and an even worse 18 percent of self-identified conservatives backing his bid. With the GOP considering a slew of...

  • Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales of new homes declined 14.5 percent last month to a...

  • NBC's David Gregory an example of cognitive dissonant hack syndrome

    I've always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree.

  • Report: China, EMP threaten to wipe out U.S. satellites

    A worrisome new memo from the Council on Foreign Relations indicates that China, without warning, is poised to knock out U.S. satellites, especially those used by the Pentagon.

  • US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months.

  • 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.

  • Train derails in Congo, dozens dead

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing at least 30 people. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Wednesday that the death toll could be much higher. It is common in Congo for people to jump onto freight trains for a...

  • 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."



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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  • 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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  • Mitch McConnell, Judicial Activist

    "This is the best Supreme Court, if you’re interested in a free society and in the ability of Americans to participate in the political process with a minimum amount of government restrictions....

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