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Obama is always claiming that he is just like Lincoln, or just like Reagan, or just like FDR. Well in a sense he’s right about FDR. Anyone who has studied FDR and how history unfolded is aware that there are many parallels between the two presidents. When FDR took office in 1933 the country, and […]

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In his May 11, 2007 Haaretz article about Bob Woodward’s book “State of Denial”: Bush at War, Shlomo Avineri writes in part: “Even after then prime minister Iyad Allawi, in a radio address to the Iraqi nation on March 18, 2006, decried the fact that 50 to 60 Iraqi civilians were being killed every day, […]

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Dear Uncle Max, A bisexual friend of mine just broke up with her girlfriend. Is there any tactful way to suggest to her that maybe she should try for a man next time? More

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So I caught a little bit of Hannity tonight while he had a small panel discussion going. The topic went to the US ebola case in Texas and the liberal guest (Obama apologist) was a young lady who came up with a fascinating line of thought. It was something like “sure Ebola is bad but […]

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I’m not sure if this post is a joke or a proverb, but here goes… I don’t recall when it started, but we have a family proverb. I googled it, and I think it is ours, and ours alone: More

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I am sure that most everyone is familiar with the image of President Obama’s coffee cup salute as he was leaving Marine One. The same week of that infamous latte acknowledgement I spent part of an afternoon holding on to my Dad as he was having a waking nightmare. In between exclamations of “flares are being […]

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States continue to debate whether they should expand their Medicaid programs under Obamacare. While the siren song of “free money” from Washington, D.C. lures governors from both parties, states often cut the budgets of programs helping the truly needy to prioritize a massive influx of able-bodied patients. Even worse, one third of those patients have criminal histories:

Lawmakers in expansion states have decided to put their most needy citizens on the chopping block so they can move able-bodied, working-age adults; almost all of whom (82 percent) have no children to support, nearly half of whom (45 percent) do not work, many of whom (35 percent) with a record of run-ins with the criminal justice system to the front of the line. So what happens to those on the ObamaCare chopping block? States that previously expanded Medicaid had to eliminate coverage for life-saving organ transplants, overload waitlists for services, cap enrollment and raise patient costs, all because promises were broken and costs exceeded projections.

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Here’s a proposal to revamp the way we decide our elected leaders: Instead of elections, choose them randomly from a pool of candidates. The pool is formed by having the person demonstrate that they qualify for the office (residency, old enough, not in prison, etc), and then passing a test on the Constitution and American […]

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In my youth, I often foolishly proclaimed myself a thinker. Or, if not a thinker, one who tends to think he thinks. Over the years, I have come to realize that such a boast was and is likely without merit. I marvel at those who can create deep and authoritative works, essays that while academic, […]

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“First confirmed case of Ebola confirmed [sic] in the United States: CDC” “…This case, however, is the first known in which a citizen fell ill and was diagnosed domestically….” More

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Or at least VP.

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Here in California one of the statewide campaigns is for the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The race is between Marshall Tuck, the pro-reform/charter school candidate, and the status quo/teachers union candidate whose name I don’t I ever remember seeing and I don’t even feel like looking up. A co-worker who’s passionate about education shared his […]

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We always tell you that people in positions of power are reading Ricochet. Here’s some proof.

Earlier today, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled against the Obama Administration’s contention that it is within its rights to dole out Obamacare subsidies in states that haven’t set up their own insurance exchanges (despite the fact that the plain language of the statute seems to say otherwise). This is an especially relevant case given that many legal observers expect the D.C. Circuit’s previous ruling against the Administration on this matter to be overturned when the court rehears the case en banc. In other words, the decision out of Oklahoma could set up the circuit split that sends this case to the Supreme Court. And the opinion quotes this site.

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Insert picture of Marie Harf. This slack-jawed pig-eyed lip-smacking hipster is not an accident. This is an intentional makeover of our government’s image by the same Progressives who forcibly make over everything they touch. This is the first post-modern Presidency, where that which is good and reliable must be ridiculed and demolished. The country is […]

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I have been pondering a historical what if recently and I would like to see what my fellow Ricochetti have to say. Assuming all events previous to it progressed the same how would history have been different if operation Barbarossa had be a coordinated operation between the Germans and the Japanese?   More

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Of the 10 men who have won either the Democratic or Republican presidential nominations since 1988, three (Michael Dukakis, John Kerry, and Mitt Romney) have been Massachusetts officeholders. The trend, of course, goes back much further, with the Commonwealth always over-performing in presidential politics. Massachusetts, you might say, has a bad habit of imposing its elected leaders on the rest of the country.

With that in mind, it’s worth keeping an eye on the state’s most prominent politicians. Senator Ed Markey is too old and explicitly left-wing to be of much danger (thank goodness). His colleague, Elizabeth Warren, is more worrying because she can spout lefty nonsense and sensible advice in similar tones. Governors, however, are usually the most obvious presidential candidates, and the Bay State has an open seat now that Deval Patrick is retiring.

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“WASHINGTON — Few presidential candidates enjoyed better news coverage than Barack Obama in 2008. He promised unprecedented “openness in government” and a new era of transparency.” “He appears to have fallen far short of the promise. This administration has prosecuted more whistle-blowers for leaks and gone after more journalists than any of its predecessors.” – […]

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Last week was “self-esteem” week over at The New Republic. With all the enthusiasm of a lickspittle pres corps seemingly channeling their energy into her pen, Angela Davis rose to the task in puff piece aimed at self-esteem week’s beneficiary, our former Attorney General Eric Holder. In her first paragraph, Ms. Davis, forgetting all about selective prosecution, infidelity […]

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Rob Long — yes, Ricochet’s Rob Long — is funny, outrageous, and our official resident RINO. I also recently learned that he is a genius when it comes to his strategic understanding of his profession. Watch this video of a lecture he gave in Budapest not long ago:

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