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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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Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:Remote cave study reveals 3000 years of European climate variation Roaring Cave in Scotland. A study of its limestone has produced a unique 3000-year-long record of climatic variations that may have influenced…
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The other day I mildly disputed Jim Geraghty’s description of the break-in by the Chinese of the OPM’s database as a “cyber-Pearl Harbor.” After, I offered, bad as the hack was (and it was bad), there was no destruction of an important national security…
The other day I mildly disputed Jim Geraghty's description of the break-in by the Chinese of the OPM's database as a "cyber-Pearl Harbor." After, I offered, bad as the hack was (and it was bad), th...
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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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This Ars Technica article about today’s House hearing on the Chinese hacking of almost the entire US government personnel database opens with a recounting of the deserved reaming the head of OPM and its CIO received from Chairman Chaffetz (R) and his…
This Ars Technica article about today's House hearing on the Chinese hacking of almost the entire US government personnel database opens with a recounting of the deserved reaming the head of OPM an...
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New from Prager University, in this video Dr. Haroon Ullah does a good job of debunking two of the myths about why Muslims become terrorists, poverty and a lack of education. He does so by showing that terrorists often come from well-off and well-educated…
New from Prager University, in this video Dr. Haroon Ullah does a good job of debunking two of the myths about why Muslims become terrorists, poverty and a lack of education. He does so by showing ...
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