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RAMESH PONNURU:: A Subnation of Immigrants | NRO

By at June 30, 2013 | 12:25 am

RAMESH PONNURU:: A Subnation of Immigrants | NRO

For some people, the debate over the immigration bill before the Senate ended on June 18. That day, the Congressional Budget Office released two reports, one suggesting that the bill would increase economic growth in the U.S. and the other suggesting it would reduce the deficit over the next two decades. Jonathan Tobin, writing for the website of the conservative ... Go To Article

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WSJ WEEKEND INTERVIEW With Jennifer Gratz: The Woman Who Fought Racial Preference – WSJ

By at June 29, 2013 | 11:20 pm

WSJ WEEKEND INTERVIEW With Jennifer Gratz: The Woman Who Fought Racial Preference – WSJ

Jennifer Gratz's legal battle had dragged on for 5½ years when it ended in 2003 with a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in her favor. She tells me she felt as if she'd "been kicked in the gut." If that seems an unusual reaction to a victory, it's because the circumstances made it Pyrrhic. Ms. Gratz, then 25, had sued to challenge the University of Michigan's racially ... Go To Article

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REVIEW & OUTLOOK:: The President and the ‘Hacker’ – WSJ

By at June 29, 2013 | 11:16 pm

REVIEW & OUTLOOK:: The President and the ‘Hacker’ – WSJ

Keith Alexander, the general in charge of the National Security Agency, told ABC News on Sunday that intelligence revelations by fugitive contractor Edward Snowden had "caused irreversible and significant damage to our country and to our allies." But no worries, President Obama seems to think it's no big deal. "I have not called [Chinese] President Xi personally or ... Go To Article

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STEVEN GREENHUT:: Let’s Divorce Marriage from the Government – Reason

By at June 29, 2013 | 10:44 pm

STEVEN GREENHUT:: Let’s Divorce Marriage from the Government – Reason

As a kid, I remember watching a rerun of the 1952 I Love Lucy Show episode in which Lucy finds her marriage license while cleaning out a closet. She discovers, to her horror, a typo that refers to husband Ricky’s last name as Bacardi rather than Ricardo, which causes her to question the legality of her marriage. The ensuing hijinks are the makings of sitcom legend. ... Go To Article

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MARK STEYN:: The Simulacrum of Self-Government | NRO

By at June 28, 2013 | 3:08 pm

MARK STEYN:: The Simulacrum of Self-Government | NRO

By Mark Steyn -- Wednesday, June 26, 2013 — just another day in a constitutional republic of limited government by citizen representatives: First thing in the morning, Gregory Roseman, Deputy Director of Acquisitions (whatever that means), became the second IRS official to take the Fifth Amendment, after he was questioned about awarding the largest contract in IRS ... Go To Article

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CONN CARROLL:: The heat isn’t on | WashEx

By at June 28, 2013 | 3:03 pm

CONN CARROLL::  The heat isn’t on | WashEx

BY CONN CARROLL | JUNE 28, 2013 AT 8:05 AM -- Opponents of the Schumer-Rubio immigration reform bill could have delayed a vote on final passage of the legislation until late today if they wanted. But since everyone knew the outcome was predetermined, Republicans agreed to allow a vote yesterday afternoon, thus allowing senators and staff to get an early jump on the ... Go To Article

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ANDREW C. McCARTHY:: Shelby and the Left’s False Narrative | NRO

By at June 28, 2013 | 3:00 pm

ANDREW C. McCARTHY:: Shelby and the Left’s False Narrative | NRO

By  Andrew C. McCarthy -- For anyone other than a “social justice” demagogue, the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision, striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), is cause for celebration. In real life, this is a success story: A society that overcomes ingrained, systematic racial discrimination — and does it during a 40-year span while, in parts of ... Go To Article

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JOHN PODHORETZ:: Grieving for Gandolfini – NYPOST

By at June 28, 2013 | 2:53 pm

JOHN PODHORETZ:: Grieving for Gandolfini – NYPOST

By JOHN PODHORETZ -- Nothing is quite so unsettling as an untimely death. It throws us off, makes us unsure of where we stand, suggests a disordered malignity in the universe. That helps explain the visceral emotional reaction over the past week to the death of James Gandolfini, which was marked by a funeral attended by thousands at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine ... Go To Article

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OBAMA’S CLIMATE MONSTROSITY:: Fight back, Congress | Pittsburgh Tribune

By at June 28, 2013 | 2:36 pm

OBAMA’S CLIMATE MONSTROSITY:: Fight back, Congress | Pittsburgh Tribune

President Obama's new envirocratic and anti-growth “climate action plan” ignores genuine science, tramples representative government, spells economic ruin and — like so much federal grandiosity — clearly wasn't subjected to proper cost-benefit analysis. Blame-mankind “scientists” can't explain global warming's virtual halt since 1997 while U.S. emissions of ... Go To Article

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KRAUTHAMMER:: Nationalized gay marriage, now inevitable – WaPo

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:14 pm

KRAUTHAMMER:: Nationalized gay marriage, now inevitable – WaPo

By Charles Krauthammer, Thursday, June 27, 5:07 PM-- Under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages even in states that have legalized it. This week, the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. There are two possible grounds, distinct and in some ways contradictory, for doing so. The curious thing about the ... Go To Article

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