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Trade and Immigration After Brexit

via Defining Ideas We need the free the movement of goods, labor, and services—but not necessarily of immigrants—across borders.  … Read entire article »

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The EU-Progressive Paradigm Is Falling Apart

Image credit:  istock Analysis and Commentary via FrontPage Mag.com The rise of populist and patriotic passions. … Read entire article »

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Brexit: Borders, Language, Culture, And Liberty For Britain

Image credit:  istock Analysis and Commentary via Thoughtful Ideas 250 British economists and another 300 British intellectuals signed letters urging Britons to vote REMAIN to stay in the European Union, warning that LEAVE would result in economic catastrophe for Britain and political catastrophe for Europe. British voters rejected their admonitions. … Read entire article »

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Taxes, Budgets And The Long-Range Plan For Illiterate, Innumerate America

Image credit:  istock In the News quoting Victor Davis Hanson via Examiner Lincoln Public Schools’ (LPS) proposed 2016-2017 budget of $402.4 million includes a $22.6 million increase. The superintendent’s salary $313,239.00 + benefits, more hours for teachers to help middle school students with reading and math, counselors and social workers are among the costs of the 6% increase. … Read entire article »

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Ex-Secret Service Agent: "People Need to Know The Real Hillary Clinton And How Dangerous She Is"

Former Secret Service officer under Gary Byrne, author of the new book Crisis of Character, which examines Hillary Clinton’s conduct under his watch, appeared on Monday’s broadcast of FOX News Channel’s Hannity. Byrne talked Hillary Clinton’s temperament, her “terrified staff,” Bill Clinton carrying on affairs, drug use in the White House and more with host Sean Hannity. Byrne said Clinton was feared by her staff and was notorious for her yelling. Byrne told Hannity that she has “blown up” at him and other Secret Service agents. “She gets angry at things that are policy issues that, you know, take time to fix, and she’s got this attitude where she wants things fixed right now, immediately. She screams and yells at people,” Byrne said in an interview aired Monday night. “There’s many examples that … Read entire article »

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Clinton: "I Understand People Having Questions" About My Trustworthiness, "I'm Careful With My Words"

Hillary Clinton addresses voters telling pollsters “they don’t trust me” and how she plans to combat “people having questions” of her trustworthiness. Clinton said minds can be changed by “marshaling facts” to rebut negative attacks. “I understand people having questions,” Clinton said Monday at Jesse Jackson’s International Women’s Luncheon. “Maybe we can persuade people to change their minds by marshaling facts and making arguments to rebut negative attacks. But that doesn’t work for everyone. You can’t just talk someone into trusting you. You’ve got to earn it.” Clinton says she may seem careful with her words, because she is careful with her words. “So, yes, I could say that I sometimes sound careful with my words is not because I’m hiding something it’s just that I’m careful with my words. I believe … Read entire article »

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Changing Lanes: Kimberley Strassel Part 1

Kimberley Strassel discusses her book The Intimidation Game. … Read entire article »

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Brewer vs. O'Malley: Every Time You Disagree with Clinton, Obama You Are Called Racist

Panelists Martin O’Malley, former democratic candidate for president; Jan Brewer, former Arizona governor; Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia Attorney General; and Nina Turner, former Ohio state senator; join State of the Union for a discussion on Donald Trump’s “racism and fascism.” O’Malley, the former Maryland governor who ran in the Democratic primary and is now backing Hillary Clinton, said: “Donald Trump is a bigot. Donald Trump is a racist. Donald Trump in fact is making fascist appeals.” Former Arizona governor Jan Brewer called this “offensive.” “Dang it, I get fed up that we hear over and over and over again from the president of the United States that every time somebody wants to support the Constitution and the rule of law that we are out there because we are racists and bigots,” she said. Transcript, … Read entire article »

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Manafort: Brexit Was Rejection of Globalism, Establishment; "Clinton Is Epitome Of Establishment"

Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort said the result of the Brexit referendum was the British people taking back control, rejecting globalism and “faceless bureaucrats” who told them how to live. Manafort likened the referendum to “the same issues that cause the angst in America today.” He called Clinton the epitome of the establishment that American voters are ready to depose. “The promises that globalism is the solution, the promise that government’s going to make your life better if you just give up your freedoms, the promises that we know better than you on how to make your lives better, have been rejected,” Manafort declared on Sunday’s Meet the Press. “That’s what Donald Trump has identified, that’s what Brexit identified, and that’s what’s going to be the basis for the … Read entire article »

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Brexit Is a Powerful Reminder Why Congress Must Fix America’s Overregulation Problem

At the heart of the decision by the U.K. to leave the European Union was an evident desire of the British people to restore economic freedom, self-determination, and independence. Congress should take note: Americans want the same thing. Fundamentally, the Brexit campaign has been about pursuing the freedom to choose, driven by the proven conviction that greater freedom will lead to greater entrepreneurial dynamism and prosperity. The British people made it clear that they want to “exit” from the straightjacket of senseless overregulation imposed by unelected bureaucrats. America has become a land of overregulation, and the regulatory burden has been increasing at an alarming pace since 2008. The European Union as a whole has been economically stagnant and its long-term growth potential has flagged. Poor economic decisions have been imposed on member nations, and trans-European … Read entire article »

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Veteran Diplomat’s Ties to Boeing While Backing Iran Nuclear Deal Raise Questions

Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering’s involvement with the Boeing Co. during the years he spent pushing for the historic nuclear deal with Iran is raising questions about whether the veteran diplomat violated federal lobbying law by failing to disclose his ties to the aerospace giant.   The Daily Beast last week reported that Boeing kept Pickering’s employment quiet, despite the fact that the corporation had a financial stake in the Obama administration’s completion of the Iran nuclear deal. Details of Pickering’s relationship with Boeing—outside his employment and later work as a “consultant”—are murky, but lawyers and government watchdog groups say both parties should have disclosed it. “Lobbying is a protected First Amendment right. It’s not evil. It’s not unsavory. It’s a protected First Amendment right,” Cleta Mitchell, a partner with the Washington-based law firm … Read entire article »

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A Global Response Is Needed to Defeat ISIS

“A feckless delusion that is never going to happen.” That’s how the current head of the CIA, John Brennan, described the possibility of the existence of an Islamic caliphate five years ago. In a cruel piece of irony, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, proclaimed the existence of such a caliphate precisely three years to the day after Brennan’s comments. This caliphate has proven its staying power, becoming truly entrenched in Iraq and Syria. Furthermore, ISIS’ brand and its barbaric ideology have been disseminated far and wide. ISIS continues to carry out or inspire regular attacks abroad and has established affiliates in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Algeria, the Sinai Peninsula, and many other parts of the Middle East and Africa. Breaking ISIS is highly desirable, but there is no silver bullet to do so. … Read entire article »

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The Bill of Rights Ensures the Government Can’t Do Whatever It Wants

Since the horrific terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, nearly two weeks ago—the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001—Congress has been engrossed in a debate about what can be done to prevent something like this from happening again. Unfortunately, many of members of Congress believe that those four words—“something must be done”—give the federal government permission to do whatever it wants. In their grief for the victims, and in their concern about the safety of our communities, many Americans have come to the same conclusion: “something must be done.” Unfortunately, many of members of Congress believe that those four words—“something must be done”—give the federal government permission to do whatever it wants. But the government can’t do whatever it wants, not even at a time of great anxiety and insecurity. In … Read entire article »

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Why the Supreme Court’s Decision on a Governor’s Corruption Conviction Matters

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in the case involving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who—with his wife Maureen—had been convicted of public corruption charges. Whether the government chooses to retry the McDonnells remains to be seen, but it seems doubtful. The Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, overturned the conviction, holding that the government’s definition of what constitutes an “official act” for purposes of the bribery statute was too broad and would raise significant constitutional concerns. Whether the government chooses to retry the McDonnells remains to be seen, but it seems doubtful. McDonnell’s Financial Trouble When McDonnell became governor in January 2010, he and his wife Maureen were having financial difficulty. They had tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt, … Read entire article »

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Supreme Court Puts Abortion Industry Profits Over Women’s Safety

The Supreme Court has issued its decision in the first major abortion case in nearly a decade. On Monday, the court ruled 5-3 to reverse Texas’ law requiring abortion clinics meet commonsense safety standards regularly followed by facilities that perform invasive outpatient surgeries and requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Abortion entails known medical risks and it’s a no-brainer that abortion clinics should have to meet basic sanitary requirements and safety standards. In Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Supreme Court considered whether these commonsense reforms intended to protect women’s health had the purpose or effect of imposing an “undue burden” on women seeking abortions because substandard clinics would have to improve their safety standards and protocols or close. Abortion entails known medical risks and it’s … Read entire article »

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‘Growing Up GOP’: Young Republicans Seek Messaging Strategy for Millennials

Four years after a wave of millennials swept Barack Obama into his second presidential term, the Republican Party is redoubling efforts to repackage its conservative platform to appeal to young voters. A new report from the College Republican National Committee, “Growing Up GOP: Fresh Ideas From the Fresh Faces of the Republican Party,” outlines strategies the GOP needs to undertake to accomplish just that. “We’re the party that understands Washington can’t run your life better than you can run your life,” Alexandra Smith, national chairman of the College Republican National Committee, writes in the report’s opening letter. “So why don’t more millennials vote Republican? Simple: The Grand Old Party has gotten stale.” With a mind toward confronting that staleness, the “Growing Up GOP” report, produced in partnership with the Republican State Leadership Committee and … Read entire article »

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Liberals Are Trying Hard to Tarnish Reagan’s Legacy

Liberals leap to put down Ronald Reagan even when they are writing about someone else. They simply cannot accept that Reagan was one of the most successful and remains one of the most popular presidents in American history. For example, in a critical essay about Donald Trump in the Sunday New York Times, the novelist Kevin Baker writes that “the modern politician Mr. Trump most closely resembles … is Ronald Reagan.” After referring to Reagan’s “self-aggrandizing, demagogic side,” Baker packs more errors about Reagan’s life and career in one paragraph than Edmund Morris did in all of his grievously disappointing biography, “Dutch.” Baker describes himself as a novelist, historian, journalist, political commentator, gadfly—he omits “sloppy, careless, feckless researcher.” Let us begin setting the record straight with Baker’s characterization of Reagan the actor as … Read entire article »

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‘Clueless’ Star Stacey Dash Talks About Being Pro-Life and Pro-Gun in Hollywood

Hollywood is not friendly territory for conservatives, something actress Stacey Dash found out in 2012 when she tweeted out her support for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The “Clueless” star sat down with The Daily Signal to talk about her experience stepping into the political fray. Dash also speaks about her new book, “There Goes My Social Life,” where she explains how her conservative beliefs come from a very personal place. The post ‘Clueless’ Star Stacey Dash Talks About Being Pro-Life and Pro-Gun in Hollywood appeared first on The Daily Signal. … Read entire article »

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Governor to Obama in Food Stamp Fight: ‘Wake Up and Smell the Energy Drinks’

Maine Gov. Paul LePage may have considered a proposal to prohibit food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy candy and sodas to be a sweet one, but the Obama administration disagrees. The friction between the Republican governor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reignited a debate after the Obama administration denied LePage’s request to put restrictions on what can be purchased with food stamps. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, LePage said: “It’s time for the federal government to wake up and smell the energy drinks.” In an interview with The Daily Signal, LePage’s health and human services chief explained what’s at stake. “Certainly as a safety net program where the second word of the program’s name is nutrition, it is imperative that we are supporting what constitutes nutritional … Read entire article »

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How the White House spun Benghazi

Sarah Westwood New evidence obtained by the House Select Committee on Benghazi suggests the Obama administration forged ahead with a narrative that blamed the Sept. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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