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Perception vs. Reality

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Here’s a headline you probably weren’t expecting: “Most Expect GOP Victory In November”.

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Two California Propositions Written By Trial Attorneys That Voters Should Reject

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, October 23, 2014

As of Wednesday, almost 800,000 Californians have voted by mail, representing 9% of total registered vote-by-mail voters and possibly about 17% of total 2014 ballots. With the election rapidly taking place, it is important to remember that Californians are not just voting on candidates, but also ballot initiatives.

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The State of Education Reform

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Defining Ideas
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Though amazing progress has been over the past three decades, we need to do more. 


2014 Triskaidekaphobia

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ok, so that’s a mighty big word stating at you in the headline.

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To Govern Is To Choose: We Are Making Poor Choices On Research Funding

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Congress and the scientific community need to review and revise the nation’s research priorities. We are wasting money on trivial or poorly-conceived projects while life-threatening illnesses are shortchanged.

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John Kerry Fails to Hold Hamas Accountable

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rewarding vicious conduct is a sure-fire method of generating more of it. And wrongly blaming an ally for provoking young men and women to join your brutal adversary is an excellent recipe for harming friends and strengthening enemies. Yet in the struggle against Islamic extremism, the Obama administration has adopted both of these profoundly counterproductive tactics.

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Henry Kissinger delights crowd at Nixon library

featuring Henry A. Kissingervia Orange County Register
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

YORBA LINDA – The president would have approved.

On Wednesday, Henry Kissinger was paraded into the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum’s East Room perched on the passenger seat of a golf cart.


North Korean Ambassador to the UN Talks at CFR

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In case you need a macabre laugh. Transcript is available here if you can’t stand watching Jang Il Hun compare human rights in his country favorably to those in South Korea.

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Our new Missiles of October

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In October of 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear-tipped missiles from nearby communist Cuba.

Today's October worries are more insidious: the Ebola virus, the macabre Islamic State, a tottering stock market, a bellicose Russia, and a crisis of confidence in our government.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In 1950, American efforts to rebuild Europe were outgrowing their orig- inal ambitions, which were ambitious enough: feed the hungry, revive trade and currencies in allied and former enemy nations alike, resurrect industry, restore stability.