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Bipartisan Budget Deal Puts Ryan Under Fire From Fellow Conservatives

[New York Times] Representative Paul D. Ryan’s eight terms in Congress have produced much political celebrity and Republican respect but just two laws bearing the Ryan name — a renamed post office and a modified excise tax on arrows like the ones he uses for bow hunting. Continue reading

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New Jersey School and ACLU Compromise on Graduation at Christian-Owned Site

The new banners are meant to appease the American Civil Liberties Union, which had demanded the school district remove all religious signs and symbols from the Methodist-owned auditorium in Ocean Grove, claiming it made non-Christians attending public school graduations feel uncomfortable. Continue reading

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The Numbers War Between the States

North Carolina and Virginia are the only two Southern states currently conducting official recounts. But a devoted handful of amateurs are doing their own counts. Bing Chambers, a 63-year-old retiree and amateur historian from Columbia, S.C., has spent at least 17 years researching his state’s war dead. He thinks his new research will raise his state’s toll to about 22,000 from an earlier estimate of 17,682. He has long wondered about North Carolina’s claim. “Frankly, 40,000 always seemed like a lot,” he says, adding that his research has proved a longstanding Palmetto State claim that not one white South Carolinian fought for the federal government during the war. Continue reading

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U.S. warned China: We won’t hold South Korea back if the North provokes again

Is this really that surprising? Obama’s image on the right is as a peacenik, but this was the “peace” option in this case. Conciliation had produced multiple North Korean nuclear tests (with another on the way), new uranium enrichment facilities, the sinking of the Cheonan, and the surprise attack on Yeonpyeong last month. It wasn’t a deterrent anymore, if ever it was; on the contrary, the policy was making things more dangerous insofar as Northern provocations had begun to tip the South’s population towards belligerence. Time for Plan B, then — namely, outright Southern defiance of Northern threats backed by U.S. saber-rattling. That’s a huge risk given how unpredictable the NorKs are, but at this point, with the South’s leadership under intense political pressure to stand up to Northern bullying, it would have been a huger risk for the White House to back down. To believe that Obama wouldn’t grasp that, you’d have to believe that he and his team are simply too stupid to understand the risk calculus here. And remember, he did famously say in his Nobel acceptance speech that he faces the world as it is. That may not be true when it comes to, ahem, “bending the cost curve” in ObamaCare, but in this case it looks like it was. Continue reading

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Hamas Looms as Spoiler in Middle East Peace Talks

Religious conservatives in Israel have questioned the talks and settlers in the West Bank started building again Wednesday in violation of a government freeze on construction.

On Tuesday, four Israelis were killed in a fatal shooting in the West Bank near Hebron. Hamas took responsibility for that before then claiming responsibility for the shooting of two more Israelis in a roadside attack Wednesday in the West Bank. One of the Israelis was seriously wounded in the attack, according to Haaretz. Continue reading

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