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Neel Kashkari Speech in 'Hangover Slot' at State GOP Convention

quoting Bill Whalenvia SF Gate
Friday, September 19, 2014

In promising to "remake" the state Republican Party, gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari has spent $2 million of his own money and taken his message to urban churches, gay-pride parades and homeless shelters.

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Cato Looks at Fragile Banking System

featuring Stephen Haber, Charles Calomirisvia Money News
Friday, September 19, 2014

The Cato Institute hosted a book presentation Sept. 8 for Fragile by Design: The Political Origin of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, by Charles Calomiris, the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School, and Stephen Haber, the A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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Washington’s Ruling Class Is Fooling Itself About The Islamic State

by Angelo M. Codevillavia The Federalist
Friday, September 19, 2014

The American people’s reaction to Muslim thugs of the “Islamic State” ritually knifing off the heads of people who look like you and me boils down to “let’s destroy these bastards”—which is common sense.

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Big Business Gives Gov. Brown a Free Pass

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, September 19, 2014

The news broke in early September, so technically it wasn’t an “October surprise.” Still, word that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters instead of his Republican challenger, Carl DeMaio, in California’s 52nd Congressional District in San Diego County raised an eyebrow or two.

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General Jim Mattis testifies before the House Intelligence Committee

by General Jim Mattisvia C-SPAN
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow General Jim Mattis testifies on the ISIS Terrorist Threat House Intelligence Committee.

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GOP Pushes Diverse Candidates, But Will it Matter?

quoting Carson Brunovia Merced Sun-Star
Thursday, September 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party is promoting one of its most diverse, youthful sets of candidates in years for this November's election. The question heading into this weekend's state party convention is whether it will matter in an overwhelmingly Democratic state.

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Sorry NYT, the Medicare Cost Problem Remains Unsolved

by Charles Blahousvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Thursday, September 18, 2014

On August 28 the New York Times published a provocative article entitled “Medicare: Not Such a Budget Buster Anymore.” Its thesis was that Medicare no longer poses the budgetary threat it was projected to just a few years ago (the New York Times piece contrasts current projections with those made in 2006), thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act and other changes in the healthcare sector.

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Letter: The Conservative Case for Education Isn't Common Core

by Williamson M. Eversvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Many of us critics of the Common Core national standards are carrying forward concerns that former Secretary of Education Bennett voiced in the past.

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The Case for Open Borders

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Alex Tabarrok has a splendid post "the case for open borders" on Marginal Revolution.

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Legendary Marine General James Mattis: To Fight ISIS, 'Boots On The Ground' Needs To Be An Option

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Business Insider
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis will describe the threat posed by militants of the Islamic State as "a combined al Qaeda and Lebanese Hezbollah on steroids" in a hearing for the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning.

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