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Please enjoy (if possible) my incoherent rambling as I attempt to find alternate-side parking in my neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. http://blogright.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Alternate-Side-Parking-1.mp3 This will be a semi-regular, once or twice a week, podcast. Each episode will last approximately as long as it takes for me to find a new parking space. In today’s inaugural episode, […]

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“A conservative seniors group with ties to the billionaire Koch brothers on Monday announced $1.5 million in ads against seven members of the Senate Banking Committee in the hopes of derailing a proposal that would effectively scrap mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.” http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/conservatives-buy-ads-critical-housing-23131700 More

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what to do about the liberal media that claims that conservatives such as the Koch Brothers are “buying the American people”. There is far more money saturating the political scene that comes from George Soros, Tom Steyer, the CEO of Dream Weaver, and Hollywood. Guess who is trying to buy Americans? More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Bask in the Crazy: Pacifists — Frank Soto

 

Though the bulk of a conservative’s time engaging liberal arguments is best spent addressing their most pointed and nuanced positions, I believe we should occasionally indulge ourselves by reveling in their worst arguments and fringe elements. Today, we tackle those who believe that violence never solves anything.

 And by tackle, I mean literally run up and tackle them, since we know they won’t fight back. I was reading a Washington Post piece recently that contained an interview with Hamid Karzai, when I stumbled upon this gem of a quote.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Millennials, Now at 50%

 

Young people love Obama, right?

Not so fast. From the WSJ:

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Should the Federal Government be Involved in State Corruption Cases?

 

Some of you might be spending this week wallowing in the schadenfreude of the recent corruption scandals across the country, all of which happen to involve Democrats.

 

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Meetups generally happen because someone decides to hold one in or near the city they live in. The question here is: Where would you travel to for a meetup? Sure, Honolulu would be a great place to go in January, but how many of us can afford that? Not me. So list your suggestions for […]

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Any religious person that has their faith on a sleeve may have a tough time winning the presidency. The media and Hollywood have done a good job mocking faith or at least people who are openly religious. This is from Catholic Times Online. “At Communion and Liberation’s annual Rimini Meeting last week, Jeb Bush, the […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Do Owners of a Corporation Waive Their Free Exercise Right? Hobby Lobby and the Right — and Duty — of Conscience

 

The United States Government suggests that, by adopting the corporate form, the Green family — owners of Hobby Lobby — waived their rights of conscience. The Government betrays a deep misunderstanding of its subject.

Conscience insists on rights, which our Constitution affords. Those rights are not guaranteed for any low purpose, to do merely as we please. Conscience connects us with the divine as each finds it. And through that connection, it imposes duties. What is commonly called the “right” of conscience, then, is merely the space to discharge those duties. Because those duties are undeniable, the corresponding rights are unalienable. As James Madison said in his Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, the right of conscience “is unalienable…because what is here a right towards men, is a duty towards the Creator.”

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Matt Ridley Puts Gobal Warming Away, Or, May We Move Onto the Next Impending Catastrophe Now, Please?

 

Catching up on my reading, I just came across Matt Ridley’s article on global warming in the Wall Street Journal last week. Mr. Ridley—no, strike that; since the death of his father in 2012, Matt Ridley is more properly referred to as the Rt. Hon. the Viscount Ridley — Lord Ridley explained that, in its forthcoming report, even the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admits that fears of global warming have been (forgive me) overheated. A couple of excerpts from a column in which, in my judgement, Matt Ridley simply puts global warming away:

Even with its too-high, too-fast assumptions, the recently leaked draft of the IPCC impacts report makes clear that when it comes to the effect on human welfare, “for most economic sectors, the impact of climate change will be small relative to the impacts of other drivers,” such as economic growth and technology, for the rest of this century. If temperatures change by about 1C degrees between now and 2090, as Mr. Lewis calculates, then the effects will be even smaller….

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The only positive aspect of the Obama presidency I have been able to discern is that it gives me endless opportunities to find just the right analogy or comparison to explain Obama. A couple of weeks ago, I enlisted some of Churchill’s great rhetoric about the failure of leaders to lead in a time of […]

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Some of them seem a very odd choice indeed to be seen here. Who decides to put them here? More

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This came from the Ricochet Members Facebook page. The film will only be as good as the film makers, mind you. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gosnell-movie More

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I’m really curious about the size factor. Chris Christie is a big boy. I’d hate to tell you about all the problems big boys get, but I will anyway. Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, GERD, and an eternity of problems in addition innumerable fungi in your skin folds but all of that is secondary to not seeing […]

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Watching the NCAA men’s regional semifinals and finals this weekend, I was struck by the difference in the quality of the color commentary from region to region. The best is Steve Kerr, who is serious, knowledgeable, and interesting. He also corrects inadvertent mistakes made by his partner, Marv Albert. Len Elmore and Reggie Miller are […]

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Do you have a health insurance overhaul that’s falling short of its goals? Are public approval ratings falling below 40%, 30% or even 25%? Is your party facing the unpleasantly difficult midterm reelections? Try this one weird trick to save your law, public opinion and your midterms! Simply set a ridiculously low bar for success!  […]

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I couldn’t help but be disconcerted by this article in Saturday’s Washington Post. According to the article, prominent Republican bundlers and financiers are quietly maneuvering to draft Jeb Bush for the 2016 nomination. “He’s the most desired candidate out there,” said another bundler, Brian Ballard, who […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Too Fat to Learn

 

Somehow, in the middle of their challenging and no-doubt stressful mission to uneducate American schoolchildren and ensure ever-slipping international rankings, the public school mandarins have added another area of concern:

Is your kid too fat?

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