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After ‘Doomsday’ Sequester Cuts, Only One Person Laid Off; Do You Care?

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President Obama told the country that it would “add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rolls.” And just in case the media, Republicans, or anyone else among the American public thought he was exaggerating, he made it clear that he wasn’t. “This is not an abstraction,” the president added. “People will lose their…

Howard Kurtz Says No Bias on Benghazi; Just Boredom

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Last night, Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz appeared on The O’Reilly Factor. He was there to discuss the newly released email implicating the White House in the shaping of Susan Rice’s now infamous, untrue talking points on the Benghazi, Libya attack. Of course, the White House has long denied any involvement in concocting the…

Risk and Reward Has Become a Kick in the Head

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Last month, when a train conductor in Peru kicked a 22 year-old, Canadian backpacker in the head, he probably believed he was teaching the young man a valuable lesson: Don’t stand so close to the train tracks when a train is coming through. As it turns out, that wasn’t at all the lesson learned by…

The Left’s Refusal to Evolve on Race

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Whenever you hear a liberal politician talk about race these days, it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re not doing so in the context of issues like unemployment, inner-city violence, education, and the make-up of the American family – you know, discussions that could actually benefit minority communities. No, they’re typically just accusing Republicans and…

Why It’s Sad to Watch the Bush/Clinton Friendship

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On Monday, a large crowd attending the NCAA championship game in Arlington, Texas between Connecticut and Kentucky took a moment to loudly applaud an image displayed on the large video boards inside AT&T Stadium. It was of former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush seated next to each other in one of the…

How Meeting the Pope Hurts Obama’s Income Inequality Campaign

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Earlier this week, President Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican. The historical meeting garnished a lot of press, with many of the news headlines describing a kinship between the two men, specifically in the area of one of the president’s favorite campaign topics: Income inequality. ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported…

Media Sensationalism is Damaging; Still Better Than Bias

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When I was a teenager, a man tried to rob a grocery store down the street from where I lived. I read about it a day or two later in my local newspaper. The story was of particular interest to me because my brother worked at that grocery store as a cashier, and he was…

Could Rick Perry Be a Viable Candidate in 2016?

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Governor Rick Perry made some news earlier this week when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show (from Austin, Texas) and discussed the possibility of decriminalizing the use of marijuana in the Lone Star State. Listening to Perry, I thought he laid out a pretty decent, thoughtful argument for moving in that direction. He also touted…