Medved: Inequality Up, But So Is Happiness 4-30-15

A prominent researcher at Cal Tech reports surprising data contradicting common liberal assumptions that inequality brings misery. Gaps between rich and poor grew dramatically during the recession but Steven Quartz reports “the percentage of Americans who say they are thriving has actually increased.” What’s more, “happiness inequality” has gone down:...

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US Flagged Ship Seized by Iran

From the story:  At this point, no U.S. military action is expected on the ship that was seized Tuesday aside from monitoring the situation. The U.S. believes that Iranians will “send the ship on its way,” the senior official said (CNN).  Obama’s State Department refused to condemn the action...

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Obama Blames Republicans for Baltimore

Claiming his left-wing policies would save the day (Breitbart).  But Baltimore is exactly what happens under Democratic policies (Breitbart) and the city already “has one of the most generous welfare systems in the nation” (NRO).  Another story notes “Baltimore has seen two Republicans sit in the mayor’s...

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Supreme Court Seen as Divided on Marriage

From the story:  Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often is seen as the swing vote, said gay marriage has been debated for only a decade and wondered aloud whether scholars and the public need more time. He said marriage has been understood as one man and one woman for “millennia-plus time.” “It’s...

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Poll: Public Divided on Same Sex Marriage

48 percent in favor, 44 opposed.  By comparison, the same poll notes 51 percent want marijuana legalized (Fox News).  Unintentionally, a news story reveals how crazy the far left has become on the issue with the opening sentence:  A gay businessman who hosted an event for Sen. Ted Cruz —...

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Nepal Death Toll Could Reach 10,000

According to the prime minister (USA Today).  And then there’s this:  Indian politicians have blamed Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal, which has killed nearly 4,000 so far, on the Hindu religious offense of eating beef (Daily Caller).  Before and after pictures (ABC News).

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Heather Mac Donald on the Baltimore Riots and the Crisis of Fatherlessness

Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute joined Bill Bennett on Tuesday to discuss the riots in Baltimore. Mac Donald argued that young men, like women, need role models. The effect of not having a father in the home or male role models in a community is “cataclysmic,” she says.

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Hewitt: A Deep GOP Field 4-29-15

In this long run-up to next year’s contest, 16 of the men and women who are seriously thinking of running for president have been on the other side of the microphone from me at least once—some multiple times—since the New Year. Using last names, in alphabetical order, they are: Bolton,...

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GOP Hopefuls Begin To Make Their Case 4-25-15

Trump chooses General H.R. McMaster for NSA chief

Hugh Hewitt and Ted Cruz on Obama’s non-deal with Iran. Michael Medved on Obama squaring Iran’s “death to America” mantra. Bill Bennett and and Bing West on Obama’s inability to deal with aggressive Iranian war ships. Hewitt and John Kasich on Kasich’s possible run in ’16. Medved with Jeb Bush...

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Hewitt: You Thought it Couldn’t Happen Here 4-28-15

Author, attorney and veteran of Iraq, David French has written a must read piece in National Review on the unseen persecution of Wisconsin conservatives by the public employee unions of the badger State acting through state prosecutors. Detailed in French’s article, titled “Wisconsin’s Shame” are the now infamous tactics of a Wisconsin...

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Mohler: Chimps Get Their Day in Court 4-27-15

Rachel Feltman, writing for the Washington Post, reported last week that a New York judge has “granted two chimpanzees a writ of habeas corpus.” Feltman explains, “The judge hasn’t ruled that the two chimps who live in a Stony Brook University lab need to be released. The decision only means...

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