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Obsidian Wings: Hugo Awards post-game analysis
by Doctor ScienceThe 2014 Hugo Awards were announced August 17, and the results weren't terribly surprising. The "Sad Puppies Slate", put together by Larry Correia and other self-described conservatives, lost by a landslide.[1]Now Correia says both that ...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 7:01pm -07:00T (1494 words)
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Power Line: Obama invokes success of Bush-Cheney security policy as grounds for his complacency
(Paul Mirengoff) As we have often observed, and did so again in the post just below this one, Team Obama specializes in excuses for inaction and complacency in the face of the threat posed by ISIS and other Islamic terrorists. But I never thought that, ...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 8:15pm -07:00T (416 words)
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The Moderate Voice: Obama: Defeating the Islamic State
The Islamic State’s military victories are part of a war among Sunni Muslims of the Arabian Peninsula and Levant. They are not yet a direct threat to the US, Israel, Europe or even Shia Muslims in Iraq and Iran. Therefore, its military defeat must be l...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 7:02pm -07:00T (680 words)
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The Moderate Voice: US Trained Alaskans As ‘Stay-Behind Agents’ In Case Of Russian Invasion
This is interesting: WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert net...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 7:02pm -07:00T (238 words)
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Power Line: Democrats: Still Seeking the Bottom of the Low Road
(Steven Hayward) Fred Barnes notes in The Weekly Standard that “Democrats Take the Low Road” in their desperation to keep their Senate majority. Ratifying that judgment is the New York Times, which includes a story today entitled “At Risk in Senate,...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 8:15pm -07:00T (332 words)
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The Mahablog: The Bad News About the Good News
Paul Krugman is almost giddy about new Medicare numbers. Health spending has slowed sharply, and it’s already well below projections made just a few years ago. The falloff has been especially pronounced in Medicare, which is spending $1,000 less per ben...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 8:16pm -07:00T (343 words)
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Power Line: John Kerry revives the “global test” to justify not taking strong action against ISIS
(Paul Mirengoff) John Kerry takes to the pages of the New York Times to advance the nonsensical proposition that “the threat of ISIS demands a global coalition.” In reality, the threat of ISIS demands strong military action by the U.S. With...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 7:00pm -07:00T (562 words)
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The New Editor: On This Day
September 1 ... In 1807 former Vice President Aaron Burr was found innocent on the charge of treason. In 1897 the Boston subway opened, becoming the first underground metro in North America. In 1905 Alberta and Saskatchewan entered the Canadian Confede...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 10:45pm -07:00T (314 words)
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Crooked Timber: Salaita By the Numbers: 5 Cancelled Lectures, 3 Votes of No Confidence, 3849 Boycotters, and 1 NYT Article
The New York Times has weighed in with a strong piece on the Salaita affair. This is significant for two reasons. First, while we in academia and on social media or the blogosphere have been debating and pushing this story for weeks, it hasn’t reall...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 9:31pm -07:00T (2512 words)
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Balloon Juice: In Birmingham They Love the Guv-nah
I’m up in Alabama visiting my old granny, who is out of the hospital and doing better. Heading back home tomorrow, and I’ll swing by and visit my other old grandma on the way home, maybe take her out to lunch or something. What are y’a...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 7:00pm -07:00T (82 words)
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Political Pistachio: Joan Rivers fights for her life
By Douglas V. GibbsJoan Rivers has been a mainstay on the red carpet, usually as an interviewer. She's funny, extreme, and has had more plastic surgery than just about anyone in the industry. . . and has found ways to joke about it. I wish I had a twin, ...
Dateline: 2014-09-01 12:02am -07:00T (174 words)
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Joe's Dartblog: A Frat Boy Confesses
Andrew Lohse '12 came over for dinner right at the end of 2011. He had e-mailed me a few months before, after I had taken apart a column that he had written in The D about the Ivies being little more than a farm system for Wall Street. He had written a fu...
Dateline: 2014-09-01 1:16am -07:00T (1498 words)
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The Astute Blogger: UH-OH: "China Manufacturing Gauge Drops as Risks to Growth Target Mount"
BLOOMBERG:China Manufacturing Gauge Drops as Risks to Growth Target Mount... The Purchasing Managers’ Index was at 51.1 for August, the National Bureau of Statistics and China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said today in Beijing, missing the me...
Dateline: 2014-08-31 8:15pm -07:00T (163 words)
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Balloon Juice: Labor Day Monday Morning Open Thread
Another take on the day’s theme, from Timothy Noah at MSNBC: No challenge facing liberalism today is more important — or more difficult — than that of reviving the labor movement. Yet liberals show little enthusiasm for this task. The truth is ...
Dateline: 2014-09-01 2:30am -07:00T (253 words)
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Crooks and Liars: McCain Demands Obama Lays Out Policy To Defeat ISIS, But Can't Give Specifics Himself
Someone please explain to me why anyone thinks this bitter old warmonger and his opinions are worth listening to? He has absolutely no solutions for anything when it comes to our foreign policy other than to attack President Obama at every turn, and to de...
Dateline: 2014-09-01 5:00am -07:00T (148 words)
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