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April 18, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1257609
(Paul Mirengoff)

President Obama says that 8 million people now have signed up for Obamacare. Apparently, the extension of the enrollment deadline helped boost the final figure to well in excess of the administration’s publicly declared target of 7 million.

Obama also claimed that 35 percent of ...


April 18, 2014, 8:19 am, 1257521
(Scott Johnson)

Our friend Ammo Grrrll is back in the ammo line:

After my first post, Responder Pete Parks (Salisbury University) said, “Finding ammo is a pain.” Es verdad, Pedro, es verdad! Bilingual Arizona talk for “Yes, Pete, it’s true!”

But, fear not, for Ammo Grrrll is here to ...


April 18, 2014, 12:18 am, 1257420
(Paul Mirengoff)

I have it on good authority that Parker Gilbert, the Dartmouth student found not guilty of raping a fellow student, has been told by Dartmouth administrators that he will be wasting his time if he applies for readmission. Why is Dartmouth dead-set against readmitting Gilbert?

The College’s ...


April 17, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1257403
(John Hinderaker)

If you are a regular reader, you know the story: six months ago, a fringe left-wing group put out a silly report that tried to tie Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. I debunked that report, pointing out that Keystone would actually be adverse to Koch’s economic ...


April 17, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1257320
(John Hinderaker)

This poll, conducted for Fox News by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R), sampled 1,000 registered voters. Released yesterday, it contains good news for Republicans. Its respondents view the GOP slightly more favorably than the Democrats, although the difference is well within ...


April 17, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1257140
(John Hinderaker)

More evidence that we are living through a reprise of the 1930s:

Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part ...


April 17, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1257058
(Steven Hayward)

The Washington Post reports today that the president of Dartmouth, Philip Hanlon, is decrying “extreme behavior” on the campus.  Is he taking proper note of the students who occupied his office with their extreme demands for preposterous things?  That would be a “No.”  Instead:

Dartmouth ...


April 17, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1257057
(Paul Mirengoff)

Americans may have lost interest in terrorism, but terrorism remains interested in us. For example, the Washington Post reports on a video that surfaced on Islamist websites showing a large group of al Qaeda terrorists, including high ranking ones, taking part in an open-air gathering ...


April 17, 2014, 8:18 am, 1256927
(Scott Johnson)

In his column today, George Will lauds a short new book by Timothy Sandefur, The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty. Will provides a short course in the original understanding of the Constitution and the Progressives’ effort to ...


April 17, 2014, 8:18 am, 1256926
(Scott Johnson)

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Turner Classic Movies cable channel earlier this week, I noted that I was a little vague on how Ted Turner came to own the rights to nearly every worthwhile movie ever made. A reader wrote to offer a look back ...