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No longer do innovators style themselves “entrepreneurs.” Too French-effete sounding. Nor do these creators call themselves “capitalists.” Too likely to displease liberal friends who associate that label with exploitation of someone or other....
From: Weekly Standard | By: Irwin M. Stelzer | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Now with the Royals tying the World Series Wednesday night 1-1, things are really getting hot: Two San Francisco radio stations have removed the song “Royals” from their play lists. The smash hit from the seventeen-year-old Kiwi songbird Lorde...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Lee Smith | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A pair of polls on the Georgia Senate race continue to show a close race between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn. The first, from CNN, gives Nunn a 3-point lead at 47 percent to Perdue's 44 percent. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Yesterday, we asked: Does Chris Christie have Scott Walker’s back? Our answer, based on multiple conversations with Republicans in Washington and Wisconsin, was basically “yes.” We’re less sure today. Among the most authoritative sources for...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Stephen F. Hayes and John McCormack | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Senate candidate Greg Orman of Kansas has been accused by Republicans as a Democrat-in-Independent's clothing, which explains why Orman is surrounding himself with Republicans in the final days of his campaign against GOP incumbent Pat Roberts. Here's...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Friday, October 24, 2014
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With less than two weeks to Election Day, the Democrats are bringing out Gloria Steinem to help rally their troops. "The outcome of this election will be determined by one factor," Steinem writes to email recipients of the Democratic Congressional Campaign...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Hillary Clinton, doing her no-bull, forceful leader number, tells an audience: Don't let anybody tell you that its corporations and businesses that create jobs.  The aggressive tone and inelegant phrasing are meant, one supposes, to convey authenticity,...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Bill Roggio and Caleb Weiss write, at The Long War Journal, that: Since the Syrian civil war began in the spring of 2011, the Islamic State, al Qaeda, and other allied jihadist groups have operated more than 30 training camps inside Iraq and Syria....
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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When the College Board released a revised framework for Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH), it ignited controversy. Conservative critics objected that the standards evinced a fixation with identity politics, a bias against free enterprise, and a...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Max Eden | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the 2014 elections and the GOP's chances to retake the Senate. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast feed here....
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Friday, October 24, 2014
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This morning, the better half has some thoughts the media coverage of the Ebola epidemic. Her point is that everytime people start to ask reasonable questions about Ebola, the media lecture them not to panic. The truth is that nobody's really panicked...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Mark Hemingway | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Foreigners should always stay out of North Korea. By traveling there, after all, tourists provide financial support to a manifestly evil regime. Moreover, they put themselves at risk – two American tourists are currently being held hostage there. (A...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Ethan Epstein | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The White House announced that President Obama will meet with Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who just recovered from Ebola, later today: UPDATED: In the afternoon, the President will meet with Dallas nurse Nina Pham. There will be a stills only pool spray...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Democrat Vincent Sheheen of South Carolina referred to his Republican opponent, sitting governor Nikki Haley, as a "whore" in an apparent slip of the tongue during a recent campaign rally. "We are going to escort whore out the door," said Sheheen at...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Friday, October 24, 2014
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As any visitor to New York City discovers, the Big Apple isn’t the best place to get a hotel room. Rates top $300 per night, the highest in the country, and supply is quite limited. At year-end in 2013, New York, with a population 8.3 million had fewer...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Eli Lehrer | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The news of an Ebola patient in New York has stimulated a predictable response from government officials and the media: “Don’t Panic,” they say, with their usual air of confidence.  This, of course, is always good advice. It is never a good...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Friday, October 24, 2014
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After the latest terror attack in Israel, the State Department issued the following statement urging all sides -- which would include Israel, the victims here -- to remain calm: The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Barack Obama called into an Atlanta radio station to urge Georgia voters to elect Michelle Nunn to the U.S. Senate so that the president can "keep on doing some good work." "If Michelle Nunn wins, that means that Democrats keep control of the Senate,...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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House Committee on Homeland Security chair, Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, released this statement on the attack yesterday in Ottawa, Canada: “The attack in Ottawa is yet another reminder that homegrown terrorism is a real threat not only to our country...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Headline over a long, detailed Kimberly Kindy and Sari Horwitz pice in the Washington Post: Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson Ms. Kindy and Ms. Horowitz write that the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The American public often rails about bureaucracy. It is not difficult to fathom why. Who amongst us has not fumed while standing in a long line at an understaffed post office? And how many of us have thrown up our hands in frustration at the complexity...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Kevin R. Kosar | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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While some in Congress have warned that Russian involvement in Ukraine portends a "looming" new cold war, Obama administration officials have for the most part brushed off the comparison. The president himself flatly said in July in response to a...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Speaking earlier today in Illinois, Vice President Joe Biden praised Governor Quinn -- and, more importantly, his mother. "I like guess because of their moms," said Biden. "You know why I like Governor Quinn so much? His mother says I'm the best looking...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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With a grim two-word subject line "dire situation," Connecticut Democrats are sounding the alarm. The email pleads:  "We're running out of time....It's a dire situation — one that could turn ugly....We can stop the Republicans from buying this...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Whitney Blake | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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During his visit to Washington this week, Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya'alon has spent part of his time criticizing Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, warning about the dangers of a bad nuclear deal with Iran—and highlighting the problems...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Lee Smith | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Chinese want a modern and formidable blue-water Navy.  Hard to be a serious global player without one.  Equally difficult, it seems, to create one. Especially the aviation component, where the United State has no equals and, in fact, no other nation...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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A new poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado by USA Today and Suffolk University finds Republican Cory Gardner with a seven-point lead over first-term Democratic incumbent Mark Udall. The poll found 46 percent of likely Colorado voters say they prefer...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Michael Warren | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the 2014 elections. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast feed here....
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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