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Harry Reid has long insisted that he's "pro-life" on the issue of abortion, but on Wednesday his Senate Majority PAC sent out a fundraising email calling legislation to ban most abortions during the final four months of pregnancy "our WORST NIGHTMARE":...
From: Weekly Standard | By: John McCormack | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy took to the EPA and White House blogs Wednesday to declare that "We Must Act Now to Protect Our Winters." McCarthy was in Aspen, CO, last week, the famous ski destination and home to...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Two gunmen entered the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli Tuesday morning. When their shooting rampage was over, at least ten people had been killed. For jihadists in Libya, the hotel was an inviting target. Foreign diplomats, Western tourists and officials...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Thomas Joscelyn | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Lt. General Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, blasted the Obama administration’s approach to the War on Terror in a hard-hitting speech to a meeting of intelligence professionals. “The dangers to the U.S. do not arise...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Stephen F. Hayes | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Mitt and Ann Romney will be having lunch this week with Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky. The New York Times, which first reported the news, thinks it might be "awkward." "The event, conceived of weeks ago, was to be the picture of bipartisanship:...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic congresswoman and Iraq war veteran, ramped up her criticism of the Obama administration on Tuesday for refusing to identify Islamist terrorists as Islamist terrorists.  "The first thing we have to understand, it's not just...
From: Weekly Standard | By: John McCormack | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A White House spokesman refused to call the Taliban a "terrorist group," though he did admit ISIS is a terrorist organization: The verbal jiujitsu from the White House was its way of arguing that the Bowe Bergdahl swap for members of the Taliban was...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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In his 2008 victory speech, President Obama declared that: "Americans ... sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and always will be, the United States...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Matt Lewis has a column today over at the Daily Beast headlined, "You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin: It’s time to admit that, whatever their motivation was at the time, the Alaska governor’s critics always had a point." I don't really disagree...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Mark Hemingway | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The New England Patriots are my guilty sports pleasure. By all rights I should hate them-as should all men and women of good character born south of the Connecticut River. For starters, they're a bunch of cheats. And they win so often that they've become...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jonathan V. Last | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Jonathan Last on his blog post "Two Cheers for the Patriots." This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast feed here. ADVERTISEMENT This podcast is brought to you...
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, will visit Moscow in May.  "North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, plans to visit Moscow this May in his first trip abroad since assuming power in 2011, a Kremlin spokesman announced on Wednesday," the New York Times...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Bernie Becker of the The Hill writes that: President Obama is scrapping his proposal to tax withdrawals from a popular savings account for college expenses, after facing sharp criticism from both Republicans and outside groups, a White House official...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The first ad making the case for Scott Walker for president of the United States, from his newly formed committee called Our American Revival: "America stands on the brink," says the voiceover. "At a time and place in our history where failed leaders...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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American Sniper is easily the most authentic looking and sounding movie that Hollywood has made about American troops at war since Black Hawk Down. You can tell within minutes of its beginning that the filmmakers cared to get the details right, that...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jonathan Foreman | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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It’s been several weeks since the actor and comedian Patton Oswalt (you may remember him from his star turn as “Toast A Bun Manager” in 2009’s Observe and Report) outraged his tens of thousands of Twitter followers with the following suggestion: ...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Ethan Epstein | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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It's worth re-reading Fred Baumann on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born 259 years ago today: IN BEYOND Good and Evil, Nietzsche rejoices that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "the last chord of a centuries-old great European taste . . . still speaks to us"...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with contributing editor John Podhoretz on his review of American Sniper. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD's iTunes podcast feed here. ADVERTISEMENT This podcast is brought to you by The...
From: Weekly Standard | By: TWS Podcast | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, the largest and most expensive in the world, cost at least $700 million to build by the time of its completion in 2009. Several years later in 2012, the embassy was scheduled for a $115 million upgrade as the Washington...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Jeryl Bier | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Vice President Joe Biden appeared to be the butt of a joke on tonight's Parks and Recreation, when a character on the show pulled out the (sadly) nonexistent Biden the Rails: 1001 Poems Inspired by My Travels Through Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, by Joe...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Elliott Abrams, writing for National Review Online: Did the king of Saudi Arabia just die, or was it Winston Churchill? It is fitting that the United States send a delegation to express condolences upon the death of a Saudi king. We are reasonably close...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Daniel Halper | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Keeping us safe from ourselves has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Consumer groups, environmental organizations, the trial bar, the medical establishment, university researchers, and the government are all working together, doing all they can...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Peter Roff | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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According to this Reuters headline, Germany is getting its game face on In response to Ukraine crisis, Berlin to launch new think tank Imagine the dread felt by Russians, when they hear a column of heavily armored think tanks coming east across the...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Geoffrey Norman | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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