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1:12 pm CST - January 29, 2015

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Another Snow Job

By Cal Thomas

cal-thomasThe network meteorologists barely had time to come up for air while “forecasting” the latest snowstorm non-disaster. Politicians, fearing what might happen to their approval numbers if a blizzard hit, went on TV to announce they were taking proactive measures. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shut down tunnels, bridges, even the subway to prepare for the worst. Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie announced road closings in New York and New Jersey. Continue Reading.

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1:10 pm CST - January 29, 2015

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Say “No” to Common Core: Choose To Refuse

By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkinThis is National School Choice Week, but I want to talk about parents’ school testing choice. Moms and dads, you have the inherent right and responsibility to protect your children. You can choose to refuse the top-down Common Core racket of costly standardized tests of dubious academic value, reliability and validity.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Continue Reading.

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3:14 pm CST - January 28, 2015

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The EPA Is Coming to Texas, and Wants Your Opinion

EPA’s Arlington meeting is free and open to the public

Matthews, Dr. MerrillBy Dr. Merrill Matthews, Ph.D.

Texas Insider Report: Dallas, Texas – Sometimes you just have to wonder if the Environmental Protection Agency has it out for Texas — and, ironically, for obama press conference3fPresident Obama.

This Thursday, EPA officials will hold a public hearing at Arlington City Hall on a proposal that, if implemented, would be devastating to the Texas economy.   Continue Reading.

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9:56 am CST - January 26, 2015

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Government Housing is a Bad Idea

By Star Parker

star-parker3This past week, following the nation’s celebration of the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Supreme Court heard an important case related to landmark law enacted during the civil rights era – the Fair Housing Law of 1968.

This case highlights how some policies that followed civil rights era legislation – in this case government low-income housing projects – actually have hurt the very communities they were supposed to help. Continue Reading.

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9:55 am CST - January 26, 2015

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On Immigration, it’s GOP v. GOP

By Jeff Jacoby

jeff-jacobyTHE MORNING after President Obama’s State of the Union address, Politico had a story on how Republicans had responded to one contentious issue. The headline: “Priebus struggles to explain GOP immigration messages.” Continue Reading.

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9:53 am CST - January 26, 2015

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Obama to the Nation: Debt, Debt and more Debt

By John C. Goodman

john-goodman-ncpa“The shadow of crisis has passed,” President Obama told us on Tuesday night. “The State of the Union is strong,” he added. But is it really?

If you had accumulated a debt that is more than 20 times the size of your household income, would you say your household finances were in good shape? Well, that’s where we are as a country. Under about a dozen federal entitlement spending programs, we have made promises that we haven’t been willing to pay for. In the process, we are leaving an enormous financial burden for our children and grandchildren. Continue Reading.

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8:46 am CST - January 23, 2015

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Obama’s Bloody Yemen Disaster

By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkinWhen President Obama declares something a “success story,” you know it has “TOTAL FAILURE” embedded in its DNA.

Four months ago, America’s King Midas in Reverse crowed about the fruits of his triumphant foreign policy in jihad-infested Yemen. A “light footprint” approach to counterterrorism operations, he claimed, was the most effective path to stability. In addition, Obama has shoveled nearly $1 billion in American tax-subsidized foreign aid to Yemen. Continue Reading.

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8:45 am CST - January 23, 2015

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What Was Obama Thinking?

By Karl Rove

Perhaps he wants to bait Republicans into debating his agenda, with less time for theirs.

Karl-Rove2President Obama ’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening was oddly disconnected.

It was disconnected from events abroad. He said that “the shadow of crisis has passed.” Earlier that day Iranian-backed rebels stormed the compound of the president of Yemen, an American ally. Islamic State, which Mr. Obama referred to a year ago as the “jayvee team,” now controls large parts of Syria and Iraq—leading the president to ask for congressional authorization to use force against it. Continue Reading.

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11:58 am CST - January 21, 2015

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Picking the GOP’s 2016 Nominee: Bush, Romney & Who Else?

For show, president’s State of the Union address doubles down on redistribution-of-wealth & 2016 politics

Clark S. Judge-COLORBy Clark S. Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) – Is 2015 the new 2016? You tell me. This past week the New York Times ran two front-page stories about Mitt 2016 Republicans for President3cRomney and Jeb Bush.

So here is the GOP’s question for 2015 Answer it, and you have the best GOP ticket for 2016.   Continue Reading.

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8:49 am CST - January 14, 2015

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Hey, How’s America’s Rail Security Doing?

By Michelle Malkin

michelle-malkinWith vengeance-seeking global jihadists on the loose here and around the world, now is a good time to ask (again):

Are we ready for a nefarious terrorist attack on our train and transit lines?

Smoke and fire plagued two of the nation’s major metro rail stations this week, raising justified questions about safety and preparedness. On Monday, one person died and 84 fell ill after heavy smoke filled the L’Enfant Plaza Metro in Washington, D.C. Officials believe an “electrical arcing event” caused the lethal Beltway incident. A probe into the cause of the arcing — as well as an investigation into evacuation delays that trapped hundreds of passengers — is underway. Continue Reading.

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