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It’s Independence Day here in the US, in which we celebrate our break with the British Empire. We’re 239 years old and, despite what some sanctimonious Lefty scolds might think, I think we’ve done pretty darned good. We’re not without our problems or…
It's Independence Day here in the US, in which we celebrate our break with the British Empire. We're 239 years old and, despite what some sanctimonious Lefty scolds might think, I think we've done ...
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And by culture warriors I don’t mean social conservatives; they’ve been on the defensive for so many years, I suspect many would be happy with a social compact or understanding that just left them alone. No, I’m referring to the culture warriors on the…
And by culture warriors I don't mean social conservatives; they've been on the defensive for so many years, I suspect many would be happy with a social compact or understanding that just left them ...
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For Prager University, Australian columnist Nick Adams offers an outsider’s view of what makes the United States special. Hint: it’s the right to fail. There’s a lot of truth to that observation, if you think of the people who’ve tried, failed, then tried…
For Prager University, Australian columnist Nick Adams offers an outsider's view of what makes the United States special. Hint: it's the right to fail. There's a lot of truth to that observation, i...
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Originally posted on International Liberty:I feel compelled to comment on the Supreme Court’s latest Obamacare decision, though I could sum up my reaction with one word: disgust. I’m disgusted that we had politicians who decided in 2009 and 2010 to…
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Sigh. The Supreme Court decision most everyone was waiting for, a ruling in King v. Burwell about the legality of Obamacare subsidies for insurance purchasers on federal exchanges, has just come out (PDF). Spoiler: the administration won. The…
Sigh. The Supreme Court decision most everyone was waiting for, a ruling in King v. Burwell about the legality of Obamacare subsidies for insurance purchasers on federal exchanges, has just come ou...
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This is embarrassing: Faced with a shortage of U.S. Navy ships, the Marine Corps is exploring a plan to deploy its forces aboard foreign vessels to ensure they can respond quickly to global crises around Europe and western Africa. The initiative is a…
This is embarrassing: Faced with a shortage of U.S. Navy ships, the Marine Corps is exploring a plan to deploy its forces aboard foreign vessels to ensure they can respond quickly to global crises ...
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This time not a relative or a general, but the architect who designed the new Pyongyang airport: North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un posed for one of his trademark glossy photo shoots in Pyongyang’s new airport this week – but a different story had unfolded…
This time not a relative or a general, but the architect who designed the new Pyongyang airport: North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un posed for one of his trademark glossy photo shoots in Pyongyang’s ...
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Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:From the “everybody breathes out poison” department. WUWT reader “Hell_Is_Like_Newark” writes: The Center for Biological Diversity has issued a petition to get CO2 listed as a toxic substance.  CO2 will join the…
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But… But… But wait! Obama said Syria didn’t have any chemical munitions anymore! Well… About that. U.S. intelligence agencies believe there is a strong possibility the Assad regime will use chemical weapons on a large scale as part of a last-ditch effort…
But... But... But wait! Obama said Syria didn't have any chemical munitions anymore! Well... About that. U.S. intelligence agencies believe there is a strong possibility the Assad regime will use c...
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Yesterday, in the wake of the Court’s abominable decision in King v. Burwell, I posted a question to some of the leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination: . @BobbyJindal, @GovernorPerry, @ScottWalker, @tedcruz, @marcorubio Are you…
Yesterday, in the wake of the Court's abominable decision in King v. Burwell, I posted a question to some of the leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination: . @BobbyJindal, @Gove...
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One of the worst things one can do with people engaged in bad behavior is to give in to it in the hope that a concession will satisfy them. Instead, concession just tell them that bad behavior works and gets rewards, encouraging them to do it again. This…
One of the worst things one can do with people engaged in bad behavior is to give in to it in the hope that a concession will satisfy them. Instead, concession just tell them that bad behavior work...
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Remember the financial panic of 2008? That was the time when, with the big investment banks teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and a worldwide credit crisis underway, the federal government stepped in to bail out the banks and restore stability to the…
Remember the financial panic of 2008? That was the time when, with the big investment banks teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and a worldwide credit crisis underway, the federal government stepp...
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