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RIP Mr. Cub Ernie Banks

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By   1 day ago

From ESPN: “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He […]

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Boom—Your Life Changes

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By   2 days ago

One second your family home has power. The next second—click—the power is out and could stay out for days, weeks or longer. Sound impossible? Not at all. How do you rate the worldwide radical Muslim […]

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A Pompous Speech from the Throne

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By   2 days ago

During the State of the Union address, President Obama said, “When what you’re doing doesn’t work for 50 years, it’s time to try something new.” In this case, Mr. Obama was referring to the Cuban […]

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ISIS on the Run

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By   2 days ago

The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S.-led airstrikes have wiped out 6,000 of ISIS’s 14,000 core fighters and half of its core leadership. Straight line these numbers out just a few months and ISIS may […]

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Mail it in President Obama

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By   2 days ago

If you’ve had enough of our President acting like a King then read my friend Gene Healy’s book The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power. The book was written in 2008 […]

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Handschu Guidelines

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By   2 days ago

Originally posted July 23, 2013. In New York City murders are down 29% from a 50-year low in 2012. Focused intelligence is the reason for the NYPD’s success as commissioner Ray Kelly points out here. […]

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Breaking Bad, Breaking Good

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By   3 days ago

You are polishing off the final episode of Breaking Bad, ready to cry because one of the coolest series ever filmed was minutes from its end. Then comes on the finale music that would really […]

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“I Won Twice”

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By   3 days ago

In the State of the Union address, President Obama put forth new tax proposals and entitlements he knew would not sit well with Republicans and would put them on the defensive. Hear from Charles Krauthammer […]

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VIDEO: Cato Institute Scholars Respond to the 2015 State of the Union

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By   2 days ago

From Cato Institute: Cato Institute scholars Alex Nowrasteh, Aaron Ross Powell, Neal McCluskey, Mark Calabria, Bill Watson, Chris Edwards, Gene Healy, Chris Preble, Julian Sanchez, Pat Michaels and Trevor Burrus respond to President Obama’s 2015 State […]

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Mail it in President Obama

obama cato sotu

By   2 days ago

If you’ve had enough of our President acting like a King then read my friend Gene Healy’s book The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power. The book was written in 2008 […]

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VIDEO: Sen. Paul’s State of the Union Response

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By   4 days ago

Related posts: State of the Union Memes Cato Institute Responds to the State of the Union Ted Nugent to Attend the State of the Union Address VIDEO: David Plouffe defends White House Response to Security […]

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VIDEO: Chiappa Firearms X-Caliber

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By   2 weeks ago

The Chiappa Firearms X -Caliber® is designed for use in any condition and with any ammunition available. Originally designed with two calibers, a rifled .22 LR and a smooth bore .12 GA -, this rifle […]

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Uptown Special

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By   2 weeks ago

Uptown Special was released this week by Mark Ronson. The funk and R&B album features “Uptown Funk” currently the leader on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album is loaded with talent. For example, on […]

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And the Beat Goes On

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By   3 weeks ago

What makes someone great at what they do? I’ve been thinking about that while enjoying NPR’s daily feature this week on drums and drumming called Beat Week. Monday it was the funky drummers for James […]

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Happy Birthday to a Legend

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By   3 weeks ago

Over Christmas break I played music on an old iPod we keep at our New Hampshire house. It still plays Jack Johnson as well as it ever did. But to Apple, in terms of sales, […]

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VIDEO: Precision Guided Rifle – TrackingPoint

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By   4 weeks ago

From TrackingPoint: A Precision-Guided Firearm is a comprehensive, purpose-built weapon system. It incorporates the same tracking and fire-control capabilities found in advanced fighter jets. Shooters of any skill level can now shoot better than the […]

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RIP Mr. Cub Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks

By   1 day ago

From ESPN: “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He […]

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Breaking Bad, Breaking Good

the very best of badfinger

By   3 days ago

You are polishing off the final episode of Breaking Bad, ready to cry because one of the coolest series ever filmed was minutes from its end. Then comes on the finale music that would really […]

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Kauai Goes 80% Solar

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By   4 days ago

I have been writing positively on solar for years. Debbie and I have 2KW of solar here in Key West. A few days ago we were reading in our back cottage overlooking our fishpond and […]

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Here is Why The New England Patriots Win

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick (From Facebook)

By   2 weeks ago

The Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Clark and Daniel Barbarisi write: Quick, Bill Belichick has a few questions for you: Describe the third player from the left on the Indianapolis Colts’ kickoff coverage team. Is he fast? […]

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Thornography: Knee Jerk Reactions, Divisional Round, Patriots VS. Ravens

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By   2 weeks ago

WEEI’s Jerry Thornton with the Divisional Round, Patriots VS. Ravens, recap: Things to consider while basking in the afterglow of the best erotic thriller since “A Gronking to Remember”: — Sometimes I just hate being […]

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Good at Doing Lunch

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By   2 weeks ago

On a David Lebovitz food, chocolate, wine tour several years ago, Alex Lobrano, former European correspondent for the now defunct Gourmet magazine, joined us for dinner one evening at one of Christian Constant’s establishments in […]

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Muslims Incompatible with French Society

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By   2 weeks ago

Originally posted September 15, 2014. Seventy-four percent of French believe this is so. And an even greater number of French lack faith in Socialist president Hollande. I hear both themes repeated often when Debbie and […]

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Marine Le Pen on Charlie Hebdo Attack

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By   2 weeks ago

The Telegraph quotes Marine Le Pen as saying, “We must not be scared of saying the words: this is a terrorist attack carried out in the name of radical Islam.” “It is my responsibility to […]

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What Makes America Exceptional?

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By   4 days ago

You are in the majority if you believe that America is indeed an exceptional country. The word “exceptional,” however, is often used in a manner than can lead to confusion as to what America’s place […]

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A “Tea Party” Foreign Policy

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By   5 days ago

Writing in the American Conservative, Daniel Larison looks at what a “Tea Party” foreign policy really means. I liked the way Larison rolled out his argument and asked two of my Cato Institute foreign policy […]

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Tom Cotton Hoisting the Neocon Flag

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By   1 week ago

In “Reckless Iran Policy,” Daniel Larison notes that Cotton “recommends a clear policy of regime change.” Larison continues: Our threats are not doubted. It is our pledges not to strike that so few believe, and […]

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Marching Toward Hell

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By   2 weeks ago

Originally posted June 25, 2014.  Michael Scheuer is a twenty-plus-year CIA veteran. From 1996 to 1999, he served as Chief of the bin Laden unit. In Marching Toward Hell, Scheuer writes, “Iraq is another case […]

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Stop Rooting for Russia’s Collapse

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By   3 weeks ago

The Cato Institute’s Chris Preble explains, “An unstable political situation in Russia—a country with still thousands of nuclear weapons—is not in America’s (or anyone else’s) interests.” Chris further notes, “Policymakers should also seek to end […]

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Is War in the Cards for 2015?

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By   3 weeks ago

Pat Buchanan cogently asks what benefit will be derived by entering other nations’ wars in 2015. There’s no immediate threat to America in any of the world’s conflict zones, but interventionists in government seem determined […]

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Cuba—Two Ways

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By   4 weeks ago

As you might expect, there are, two views on President Obama’s olive branch to the Castro brothers. And an olive branch is really all that is in place so far. Before the embargo on Cuba […]

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MAP: Patchwork Syria

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By   4 weeks ago

Competing religious groups and ethnicities are tearing Syria into a patchwork of localized spheres of control. Stratfor (subscription required) has developed a map illustrating the areas of control held by various factions. Related posts: US Airstrikes […]

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Cyber Attack on America’s Critical Infrastructure?

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By   2 months ago

Michael Rodgers, director of U.S. Cyber Command, says it is only a matter of when we are going to see something dramatic in a cyber attack on the country’s critical infrastructure. One big concern is […]

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The Russians Stole the NASDAQ and Nobody Noticed

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By   2 months ago

Back in 2010 the FBI picked up an alert that there was something strange happening on the computer systems at the NASDAQ stock exchange. What they found there was attack code, a digital weapon capable […]

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Trojan Virus: America’s Infrastructure at Risk

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By   3 months ago

A malicious Trojan horse virus has been inserted into systems controlling America’s infrastructure. ABC reports that the systems were penetrated by hackers backed by the Russian government. The threat to America’s infrastructure isn’t new and […]

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10 Ways Ixquick Helps You Take Back Your Privacy

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By   1 year ago

Ixquick search engine offers you privacy you don’t get from Google or Bing. Check out www.Ixquick.com for “the world’s most private search engine.” Here are 10 ways Ixquick works to protect your privacy: Ixquick doesn’t […]

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Healthcare.gov a Magnet for identity Thieves

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By   1 year ago

Obama’s thousands of poorly screened and unaccountable healthcare navigators present a grave concern for Americans. John Fund writing at National Review writes “It will not take long for navigators to become predators.”  Americans have been lied […]

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HealthCare.gov’s Inherent Security Risks Known in Advance!

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By   1 year ago

Yes, the Obama administration knew your personal security might be at risk from the start. Obama launched his wretched health care monstrosity anyway. The heck with your privacy. Elise Hu explains this debacle at NPR. […]

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Obamacare, the New Friend of Scammers!

Supporters of the flawed Obamacare law.

By   1 year ago

Reason.org outlines the spreading disaster. “We’ve been made aware of one scam, in particular,” said TDCI spokeswoman Kate Abernathy. “One of our navigator agencies let us know that there was an individual calling people saying that […]

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Do You Know about the Syrian Electronic Army?

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By   1 year ago

Here, NPR tells readers that the group brought down The New York Times, took out The Washington Post and took control of npr.org. In the latest hacking that brought down The New York Times on Tuesday, evidence points to the […]

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