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10:00 am CST - September 26, 2014

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GOP Bordering On Victory


By Ann Coulter

ann-coulter33Everyone is on tenterhooks wondering what the Republicans’ national strategy for the November elections will be. Shouldn’t they be thinking of that soon? The GOP desperately needs a “wave” election to rack up Senate seats this year, because the next two election cycles are not favorable for Republicans.

Let’s see, what would make a good national issue?  Continue Reading.

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9:57 am CST - September 26, 2014

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‘A’ Is for Agitation: What’s Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools


By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkinThere’s a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school system. The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review is generating national headlines. But the fight is not about what misguided students and biased reporters say it’s about. “Censorship” is a red herring. The real issue is union control.

Here’s the deal: Public school teachers in this Denver-area district walked out of their classrooms this week to protest the implementation of performance-based pay. The JeffCo school board approved the new compensation system last week, which rewards the most highly effective teachers with 4.2 percent raises, effective teachers with 2.4 raises and inferior teachers with nothing. Only 2 percent of teachers received no pay raises. Continue Reading.

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11:54 am CST - September 25, 2014

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Quit Defending Abuse


By Linda Chavez

linda-chavez2Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s arrest on child abuse charges has sparked a huge debate about corporal punishment, one that exposes deep cultural rifts. I have to admit I’ve been surprised — no, shocked — at those who’ve jumped to the 217-pound football player’s defense.

Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity said on his show this week, “I don’t want to see this guy get a felony. I don’t want to see this guy lose his job. … He deserves parenting classes.” Hannity followed up his defense by taking off his belt and slapping the desk to show how he was beaten as a child, and also described being punched in the face by his dad. “I deserved it,” he said. Continue Reading.

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11:52 am CST - September 25, 2014

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Use Mercenaries to Fight ISIS?


By Cal Thomas

cal-thomasOn his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O’Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy.

The use of mercenaries is as old as warfare itself. Alexander the Great used them. King George III hired German mercenaries to fight for the British in the American Revolution. Today mercenaries go by other names, like “contractor.” Continue Reading.

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11:49 am CST - September 25, 2014

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Which Is the Weaker Party? Your Call


By Michael Barone

Michael BaroneWhich of our two great political parties is the stronger? Maybe it makes more sense to ask which of the two is weaker.

The case that the Republicans are weaker is easy to state. Democrats have won four of the last six presidential elections, from 1992 to 2012, and won a plurality of the popular vote in a fifth. This is a vivid contrast from the period 1968 to 1988, when Republicans won five of six presidential elections. Continue Reading.

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10:41 am CST - September 23, 2014

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Letting in the Wrong Refugees


By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkin2Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles’ heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It’s the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us.

In Sydney this week, authorities detained a half-dozen Muslim plotters and arrested a top collaborator in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap and behead a random Australian citizen. The accused mastermind? Afghan refugee turned Aussie Islamic State recruiter Mohammad Ali Baryalei. He and his aristocratic family were welcomed Down Under decades ago. Baryalei returned the favor by taking to the streets of Sydney to recruit and radicalize dozens of fellow Muslim immigrants or their children. Continue Reading.

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10:39 am CST - September 23, 2014

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Why Has Immigration Shifted?


By Michael Barone

Michael BaroneWhat should we do about immigration policy? It’s a question many are asking, and some useful perspective comes from an article in Foreign Affairs by British-born, California-based historian Gregory Clark, unhelpfully titled, “The American Dream Is an Illusion.

The dream to which Clark refers is the idea, promoted by Emma Lazarus’s poem at the Statue of Liberty, that this is “a country of opportunity for all, a country that invites in the world’s tired, its poor and its huddled masses.” Continue Reading.

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10:36 am CST - September 23, 2014

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Kerry’s Coalition Against the Islamic State Fails his ‘Global Test’


By Marc A. Thiessen

Marc.A.ThiessenWhen John Kerry ran for president in 2004, he dismissed the allies fighting alongside the United States in Iraq as a “trumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted.”

Now, as secretary of state, Kerry is going hat-in-hand to many of the same nations he insulted, asking them to join a U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. Continue Reading.

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10:15 am CST - September 19, 2014

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SBOE’s Tincy Miller Says APUSH Is a Fight for the Soul of America


By Tincy Miller, State Board of Education District 12

TincyMiller4As you may have been reading, or hearing in the news the past few days, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) has been meeting in Austin this week to chart a course for our state’s school children to learn history over the next 10 years.

SBOE-American-ExceptionalismIf you have not, here is your alert: The College Board’s new Advanced Placement U.S. History Framework (APUSH) dictates how teachers should cover the required history topics with our brightest high school sophomores and juniors… and it reflects a radically revisionist view of American history.    Continue Reading.

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10:45 am CST - September 18, 2014

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Cornyn OpEd: A Republican Blueprint for Governing


cornyn0914‘More than a decade since I first arrived in the United States Senate, the chamber has become unrecognizable. What had traditionally been a forum for thoughtful debate of principled ideas has gradually devolved into a venue for carefully orchestrated theater…Republicans remain committed to tackling our country’s biggest challenges and promoting greater prosperity for all Americans.’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) authored the following OpEd on FoxNews.com:

Party of Ideas: A Republican Blueprint for Governing
U.S. Senator John Cornyn
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