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Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, The secret is out: the ascension of Mohammad bin Salman, displacing CIA favorite Mohammad bin Nayef as Crown Prince, was in fact a white coup... What has been an open secret across the Arab world is not a secret anymore even in the US: >>
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Zero Hedge
Agreements allow airlines to operate internationally without government interference. at WashingtonExaminer.com >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Washington Examiner Politics
He has led the charge in Congress by making regular trips to Washington, where he has lobbied lawmakers to take up statehood for Puero Rico. at WashingtonExaminer.com >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Washington Examiner Politics
Sunscreen is considered an over-the-counter drug by the FDA, meaning in most states, teachers cannot slather it onto students' shoulders wit... at WashingtonExaminer.com >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Washington Examiner Politics
The White House and EPA are recruiting scientists to challenge the majority of scientists on global warming. at WashingtonExaminer.com >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Washington Examiner Politics
Despite a bill that would codify the rule, net neutrality supporters say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." at WashingtonExaminer.com >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Washington Examiner Politics
Authored by Toni Airaksinen via CampusReform.org, Grinnell College awards a $100,000 prize each year to an “Innovator for Social Justice,” and recently began accepting nominations for the 2018 recipient. The "Innovator for Social Justice Prize" is the largest award given by a U.S. college for efforts to promote social justice, and has >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Zero Hedge
The US president warned that Iran would face ‘new and serious consequences' if the detained Americans were not released. But now, as MiddleEastEye reports, Iran demanded on Saturday that the United States release Iranians detained there, a day after US President Donald Trump called on the Islamic Republic to release three >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Zero Hedge
Annie Karni, PoliticoWhite House aide Hope Hicks is protected, in a world of rival power centers, by the deep bond she shares with the man at the top. >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Real Clear Politics
E.J. Dionne, Washington Post >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Real Clear Politics
Thomas Lifson, American Thinker >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Real Clear Politics
Jay Willis, GQOh no. >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Real Clear Politics
Robert Curry, American GreatnessIn a previous article at American Greatness, I addressed the history of American higher education from the Founding until our time. This history, I suggested, explains the transformation of America's elite. As many have noted, >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Real Clear Politics
Although many of the devices listed below may be confined to your garages or dusty drawers, as Visual Capitalist's Chris Matei notes, the influence they had on modern technology is pretty much unsurpassed. Today's infographic from Safe Company is a throwback to the 1980s and 1990s, making us nostalgic for the >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Zero Hedge
The so-called “gender unicorn” is raising concerns and sparking anger across more states as teachers involved in sex education adopt the mythical character, which was created by transgender activists to teach children as young as age five about sex and gender identity. Its creators call the gender unicorn an upgrade >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller
'I'm going to run a vicious and ruthless campaign against Tim Kaine' >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller
Emma Sulkowicz, better known as the “Mattress Girl” of Columbia University, has pledged the maximum campaign contribution allowed to Democratic congressional candidate Brian Flynn. Sulkowicz made waves in the media by walking around with a dirty mattress she claimed to have been raped on by a classmate. More recently, Sulkowicz >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller
Authored by Robert Gore via StraightLineLogic.com, The richest vein in the history of predatory mining is just about played out. A gigantic mine engages in every conceivable destructive practice—strip mining, heap leaching, tailings dams and ponds and so on. It pays such low wages its workers only make ends meet by borrowing >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Zero Hedge
'12,155 homicide investigations' >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller
The host inexplicably heads out into the wild. >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Daily Caller
Hate speech is not free speech, the Left increasingly insists particularly on college and university campuses. In my new book The Complete Infidels Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies), I show why the very concept of hate speech is a scam. Here are the top seven: >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Townhall
Our culture is under assault, folks. We dont have time to be nice. >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Townhall
Once you receive something for free from the government, who would vote for a politician who vows to take that benefit away? >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Townhall
He must show the people why Muellers witch hunt is a flaming dumpster fire of conflicts of interest and contempt for normal Americans. >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Townhall
Winston Churchill noted that Wars are not won by evacuations. That may be true, but heroes can come from such events. >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Townhall
The news media are dismissing the new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci much the same way they derided Donald Trump. “A P.T. Barnum in a Ferragamo tie” is how the New York Times referred to Scaramucci after his appointment on Friday. The Times ridiculed his initial appearance before reporters, >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: National Review Online
U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive http://www.fortunascorner.com General Raymond ‘Tony' Thomas, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), told an audience at the Aspen Security >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Fortuna’s Corner
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The New York Times came under fire on social media over the weekend after they explained why they recently published a news story revealing the identity of a CIA officer embedded in the Middle East. CIA director Mike Pompeo last week criticized the Times after they published the name of a >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Blaze
For nearly 30 years, some scientists and many liberal activists have been alleging that the world is on the verge of collapse because of humans' use of fossil fuels, which they say have been causing global warming. For example, the San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) reported on June 30, 1989: “A >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Blaze
At least nine people have died in central Texas after dozens of people were discovered crammed into a sweltering trailer parked in a San Antonio Walmart parking lot in what investigators are saying is the result of human trafficking. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Sunday morning that police became >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Blaze
You may have missed it, but the week just passed was Made in America Week, according to the White House. (Maybe it should have been Health-Care Reform Week?) I had a post about this, recalling a previous Made in America campaign. It took place in 1985, and it starred such >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: National Review Online
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Jill Stein, the socialist Green Party candidate in the 2016 presidential election, harshly criticized the Democratic Party leadership on Friday for colluding with media sources to undermine Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton and for pushing “ludicrous” “conspiracy theories” about Russia. In a blistering tweet, Stein wrote, “Unlike >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Blaze
The demand for abortion in Oregon is going down, so why do pro-abortion lawmakers there seem so determined to increase it? From 2011 to 2014, Oregon saw a 15 percent decline in the number of abortions. It also saw a 7 percent decline in the number of abortion providers. But, apparently that isn't >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Daily Signal
July 23, 2017Defense ministry mulling over reform on cyber security, anti-espionage bodiesYonhap News ServiceJuly 23, 2017 SEOUL, July 23 (Yonhap) – South Korea's >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Matthew Aid
Former Fox News star Bill O'Reilly is reportedly talking to longtime Fox host Sean Hannity about teaming up to bring their storied success to a new television network. According to New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman, who is one of the most connected journalists covering Fox News, O'Reilly is in talks with >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Blaze
Writing for City Journal, Mark Mills warns that the robots (to use the shorthand) will be gnawing their way far higher up the food chain than we have seen before. Here's the dirty little secret about automation: it's easier to build a robot to replace a junior attorney than to >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: National Review Online
Source LinkIndia and China should work together to come up with “some better sort of arrangement” for peace, the US said today, expressing concern over the standoff between their troops in the Sikkim sector.Chinese and Indian soldiers have been locked in a face- off in the Dokalam area of the >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Indian Strategic Studies
Source LinkBY MANOJ JOSHI While India has been assertive in protecting interests it considers vital to its security posture in the region, New Delhi remain cagey when it comes to drawing lines on a map. Screenshot of satellite image of disputed area near India-Bhutan-China tri-junction To start at the very >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Indian Strategic Studies
Source LinkBy Greg JaffePresident Trump suggested in a visit to the Pentagon Thursday that he might hold off on sending more troops to Afghanistan, despite a recent order that he signed authorizing the Pentagon to add more forces. Asked if he would send more troops to Afghanistan, where the Taliban >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Indian Strategic Studies
Source LinkBy Franz J. MartyDARA-I MAZOR, NURGAL, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN — It is only a short drive into a side valley just off the busy main road between Jalalabad and Asadabad, the capitals of Afghanistan's eastern provinces of Nangarhar and Kunar. The narrow dusty road passes fields of golden blades of >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Indian Strategic Studies
Source LinkBy Franz-Stefan GadyThe People's Liberation Army military drill was purportedly intended as a clear warning to India. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted a military exercise on the Tibetan Plateau in Western China as the most serious border standoff in over three decades between India and China near the >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Indian Strategic Studies
It's not bad enough that Charlie Gard's parents have been told by courts that doctors can take their son off of life support without consent, and also, they can't retain other doctors to take over his care. But Chris and Connie have put up a hell of a fight for >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: National Review Online
It's not bad enough that Charlie Gard's parents have been told by courts that doctors can take their son off of life support without consent, and also, they can't retain other doctors to take over his care. But Chris and Connie have put up a hell of a fight for >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: National Review Online
How ISIS Nearly Stumbled On The Ingredients For A ‘Ddirty Bomb' By Joby Warrick, Loveday Morris, www.washingtonpost.com View Original July 22nd, 2017 A classroom at the University of Mosul after the city's liberation in June. Islamic State occupiers tried to use labs to build weapons.Photo by: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images On >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Fortuna’s Corner
Project Maven To Deploy Computer Algorithms To War Zone By Year's End By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media Activity By Contact Author, www.defense.gov View Original July 21st, 2017 WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 — Winning wars with computer algorithms and artificial intelligence were among the topics that Defense Department intelligence officials >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Fortuna’s Corner
The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page. RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell: With all do respect to the Director we do need to be careful of mirror imagining or assessing things from what >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Fortuna’s Corner
July 23, 2017 Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation ReutersJuly 23, 2017DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against “terrorism and extremism”, Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington.Iranian Defence Minister >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Matthew Aid
July 23, 2017 As U.S. weighs Afghan strategy, hopes set on fledgling Air Force ReutersJuly 23, 2017KABUL (Reuters) - As the U.S. administration prepares its new strategy for Afghanistan, the Kabul government and its Western allies are working hard to develop an air force that gives government forces the advantage in their >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Matthew Aid
Excerpts: Six Concerns Complicating Accommodation Behavior: China is a republic but not a democracy, and its government's behavior toward its own citizens and toward foreigners and neighboring states, including Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, reminds Americans that bilateral relations cannot yet be >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Fortuna’s Corner
The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War, by Alexander MacDonald, Yale University Press, 272 pages, $35 Seventy years ago, the Soviets launched Sputnik and, with it, the space race. For Americans who grew up since then, the exploration of space has >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Reason
Editor's note: FreedomFest, held every July in Las Vegas, is the largest annual gathering of libertarians in the country. Today is the first day of the four-day long conference, which is being headlined in its 10th year by William Shatner, John Stossel, Greg Gutfeld, and others. Taking inspiration from the >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Reason
July 23, 2017 Pace of Change Complicates Signals Intelligence World, NSA Chief Says Jim GaramoneDOD News, Defense Media ActivityJuly 22, 2017WASHINGTON, July 22, 2017 — The National Security Agency has never seen the field of signals intelligence change as rapidly as it is right now, said agency director Navy Adm. >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Matthew Aid
Editor's note: It's hard to think of a topic that drives more comments from The Daily Signal's audience than the fate of Obamacare. With a Senate vote possible this week on some sort of health care reform, here's a roundup of your views.—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: Forgive me, >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: The Daily Signal
July 23, 2017Shabaab gains in Somalia due to ‘lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations' Bill RoggioLong War JournalJuly 22,2017The US State Department said that al Qaeda's branch in East Africa has prospered over the past year “due largely to lapses in offensive counterterrorism operations during 2016.” Additionally, State noted that Somali >>
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Source: Matthew Aid
Editor's note: FreedomFest, held every July in Las Vegas, is the largest annual gathering of libertarians in the country. Today is the first day of the four-day long conference, which is being headlined in its 10th year by William Shatner, John Stossel, Greg Gutfeld, and others. Taking inspiration from the >>
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Source: Reason
Editor's note: FreedomFest, held every July in Las Vegas, is the largest annual gathering of libertarians in the country. Today is the first day of the four-day long conference, which is being headlined in its 10th year by William Shatner, John Stossel, Greg Gutfeld, and others. Taking inspiration from the >>
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Source: Reason
"The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana," The New York Times declared in an editorial published on July 27, 2014. That week, the paper ran a series of essays fleshing out the case for legalization, including a piece in which editorial writer Brent Staples exposed the ugly roots >>
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Source: Reason
Liberals built a welfare state that doesn't offer upward mobility to Americans trapped in poverty, “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance says, and conservatives should step forward and chart “a new direction” in government policy. The best-selling writer, speaking Thursday at The Heritage Foundation for the think tank's release of its 2017 >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: The Daily Signal
President Donald Trump has two chief spokespersons with political and campaign experience, after a long-anticipated shakeup that saw the resignation of White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been conducting the bulk of White House briefings for months, and will likely have a seamless transition into her job >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: The Daily Signal
USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, Mediterranean Sea—During the early days of World War II, the United Kingdom's Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a memorable comment about British pilots' defense of their homeland from Nazi Germany. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,” >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: The Daily Signal
Aliens could be hiding on almost any of the Milky Way's roughly 100 billion planets, but so far, we haven't been able to find them (dubious claims to the contrary notwithstanding). Part of the problem is that astronomers don't know exactly where to look or what to look for. To >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Five Thirty Eight
In this AEI Events Podcast, leading experts join AEI's John R. Bolton and Desmond Lachman to discuss the challenges and opportunities of Brexit after the United Kingdom elections. Ambassador John R. Bolton, senior fellow at AEI, discusses the EU's “secular theology,” which argues the EU has brought peace and prosperity >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: American Enterprise Institute
The following is an excerpt from CNN's Fareed Zakaria's Global Briefing, featuring AEI research fellow Katherine Zimmerman. “President Trump has decided to end the CIA's covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad,” the Washington Post reports. Team Trump has made a mistake. Katherine Zimmerman, >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: American Enterprise Institute
DeWitt Wallace Fellow, James Pethokoukis, discusses Elon Musk's hyperloop plan on CNBC's "Squawk Alley". >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: American Enterprise Institute
A week ago, I wrote about how both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros are in rare historical company this season. According to FiveThirtyEight's Elo power ratings — which measure a team's strength at any moment — each is playing roughly as well as the fabled 1927 Yankees played. >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Five Thirty Eight
According to a new economic research paper, young men are spending less time working and more time playing video games. Are Overwatch and The Legend of Zelda about to ruin the American economy? AEI's Jim Pethokoukis says no, and has the facts to prove it. Want to know more?:The great video >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: American Enterprise Institute
Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight's weekly feature on the latest policy developments in Washington and beyond. Want to get TrumpBeat in your inbox each week? Sign up for our newsletter. Comments, criticism or suggestions for future columns? Email us, or drop a note in the comments. Republican senators are still sorting out >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Five Thirty Eight
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Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-sized and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Five Thirty Eight
You're reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. -4 points Favorability rating for the New York Yankees, the only negative spread in the league, according to a SurveyMonkey Audience poll. The most broadly-liked teams are the Cubs, Cardinals and Royals. [FiveThirtyEight] 9 years O.J. Simpson was granted parole >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Source: Five Thirty Eight
The University of Southern California took steps to terminate Carmen Puliafito, a former dean, following an investigation by the Los Angeles Times alleging the doctor had a secret life fueled by illegal drug use >>
Source: Washington Post
“That was a terrible, insulting affront,” says former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper >>
Source: Washington Post
In part, it's a function of partisanship. >>
Source: Washington Post
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Nearly half of millennials think CEOs have a responsibility to speak out on social issues, far more than other generations >>
Source: Washington Post

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