World Reacts to Paris Terror Attack

The three terrorists were clearly well trained (Fox News). There were threats leading up to the attack (CNN).  Details on the attack (ABC News).  At least one suspect has been arrested (Fox News). Those killed (ABC News).  Paris might want to consider arming all policemen (Daily Caller). World leaders struggled to call the terrorists Islamic (Fox News).  From the Washington Times:  A backdrop to the massacre in Paris on Wednesday by self-professed al Qaeda terrorists is that city officials have increasingly ceded control of heavily Muslim neighborhoods to Islamists, block by block (Washington Times).   ISIS is offering support for the murders (NY Post).

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Study Claims Average College Freshman Reads at Seventh Grade Level

Also of note from the story: “…despite societal changes over the past 100 years, both male and female students have continued to read the same type of material as past generations. Girls tend to gravitate towards books about relationships and animals, while boys enjoy adventure stories, military exploits, superheroes, and historical nonfiction.” (CampusReform)

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Ryan: Obamacare is Doomed

In a USA Today op-ed, the former vp candidate writes “The worst of the law is yet to come. This year, the individual mandate kicks in for real. Anyone who doesn’t have health insurance in 2015 will have to pay a tax of $325 or 2% of taxable income.  And this year’s tax season will be even more stressful than usual: H&R Block estimates that up to half of the 6.8 million people who got subsidies last year might have to pay some of those subsidies back.

But just because we can’t fix Obamacare doesn’t mean we can’t start to get rid of its worst features. On Thursday, the House will take up a bill to define “full time” as 40 hours per week, so more people can work full time.  Ultimately, the law will collapse under its own weight. Until then, we have to start building a better health care system in its place. And we need to start with a new principle: Put the patient in the driver’s seat. That’s how we can build a healthy economy (USA Today).  Hospitals in England are a mess as they are in advanced stages of universal healthcare (Independent).

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Boehner Re-Elected Speaker

With just 25 votes against (Townhall).  Louie Gohmert insists many Republicans backed out of voting for him at the last minute (Breitbart).  Kevin Williamson explains why he believes “that John Boehner has been a pretty good speaker, that his is a nearly impossible job, and that 99 percent of those who castigate him as a weakling and a sellout — officeholders and free-range critics alike — could not hope to perform half as well as he has. But Gohmert’s challenge was nonetheless welcome” (NRO).  Not all the congressional stories were about Boehner (CBS News).

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