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Backlash Against Boss Who Raised Minimum Salary

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Gravity announced a minimum annual salary of $70,000. Almost everyone is unhappy.

Current Polls Worse Than Meaningless

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The current Republican primary polls are “measuring a unicorn electorate” yet effect the outcome of the race.

Our Ally Turkey Joins Fight Against ISIL, Killing Our Allies Against ISIL Rather Than ISIL

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Turkey has finally joined in the US-led coalition against ISIL. Unfortunately, it’s killing the main ground force fighting ISIL.

US Military Ends Transgender Ban

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The Defense Department is working to fully integrate transgender troops.

Chinese Courts Allow Blatant Ripoff of Air Jordan Brand

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China adds to its status as the honey badger of intellectual property law.

Jim Gilmore Running for President (for No Apparent Reason)

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As expected, former Virginia Governor and Republican National Committee chairman Jim Gilmore has tossed his hat into the ring:

Red States Eat Blue States’ Lunch, Grow Up to Be Blue States

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Low costs and regulatory barriers are attracting people to red states–thus turning them purple and blue.

The Prison-Industrial Complex

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The problem goes beyond the War on Drugs.

The Fine Line Between Protest and Riot

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Hillary Clinton’s two biggest challengers were ambushed at a progressive political convention over the weekend.

TSA to Address Incompetence with Longer Lines

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Trips to the airport will now be even more fun.

No, ‘Go Set A Watchman’ is Not a Sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

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Keith Collins and Nikhil Sonnad provide strong evidence that the “sequel” to Harper Lee’s classic novel was merely a bad first draft.

Iran Nuclear Deal Struck, Reactions Pretty Much What You’d Expect

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Depending on who you listen to, it’s either peace in our time or an epic catastrophe.

The 2016 Campaign Probably Doesn’t Matter, Except That it Does

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While “fundamentals” will have more impact on choosing our next president than what happens on the campaign trail, the race itself is important.

The Party of Reagan on Immigration

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A 1980 debate between Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush shows a different GOP.

South Carolina Takes Down The Confederate Flag

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Finally.

Political Hack Resigns As OPM Director

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The unqualified hack who led OPM while China stole 21 million sensitive personnel files has finally resigned.

Ken Stabler Dead at 69

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Kenny “The Snake” Stabler, legendary Alabama Crimson Tide and Oakland Raiders quarterback, has died of cancer at the age of 69.

‘Hillary Loses’ Scenario Demonstrates Why She Wins

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A Republican political consultant says Hillary Clinton is in danger of losing the nomination.

Ted Cruz’ Bestselling Book Not on Bestseller List

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The NYT has left Ted Cruz’ new book off its bestseller list, despite it selling more copies than 18 of 20 titles on said list.

Can Lindsey Graham Win?

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The NYT paints the longshot senator as a happy warrior trying to win the White House by doing it his way.

Death Panels Are Back. Good.

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With the last legal hurdle to Obamacare cleared, “death panels” have made a quiet comeback.

Nerdiest Joke Ever?

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Paul Grenfell nominates this vanity plate of a Volkswagon Beetle (affectionately known as a “Bug”) with vanity plate “Feature”

Alcohol Tax Weirdness

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Taxes on wine, beer, and spirits vary wildly from state-to-state and even within each state.

Lindsey Graham: Joe Biden as Good a Man as God Ever Created

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In an era of incredibly polarized politics and 24/7/365 campaign mode, it’s refreshing to see politicians treat each other as human beings now and again.

Supreme Court Approves States Outsourcing Redistricting to Commissions

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SCOTUS has upheld the use of election commissions to draw Congressional district lines.

A New Era for Conservatives?

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The events of the past two weeks could allow the Republican Party to move forward.

The Law of the Land is the Law of the Land

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There’s a lot of pandering and outright nonsense in the wake of the Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage.

The Supreme Court as Sitting Constitutional Convention

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Debating the proper role of the judiciary.

Andrew Sullivan on Gay Marriage Ruling

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Andrew Sullivan, perhaps the man most responsible for putting the notion of marriage equality into the national debate, has come out of his blogging retirement to weigh in on yesterday’s historic ruling.

Supreme Court Rules Constitution Guarantees Gay Marriage

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The US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the U.S. Constitution contains a right to same-sex marriage.

America’s Changing Demographics

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The latest Census data show a changing America.

Idiot Congressman Wants to Force Supreme Court Justices into ObamaCare Exchanges

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A Congressman wants to force Supreme Court Justices to get their health care through the ObamaCare exchange.

Why a Record Number of Republicans Are Running in 2016

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Matthew Dickinson takes a stab at explaining “Why So Many Republicans Are Running in 2016.”

What Gun Laws Would Help?

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David Frum calls for several measures to reduce gun violence.

Does The United States Really Have More Mass Shootings Than Other Countries?

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PolitiFact rates President Obama’s claim that other countries don’t have mass shootings at rates comparable to America”Mostly False.”

Walmart, Kmart, and Sears Remove Confederate Flag From Stores; Amazon, eBay Undecided

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The Confederate battle flag is suddenly toxic.

Ted Cruz with a Gun to His Head

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So, this picture is going around: And this one: In both, Ted Cruz is giving a speech about gun rights in front of an illustration of a gun. Naturally, outrage is ensuing. POLITICO (“AP photo shows a gun pointed at Ted Cruz’s head“): In an Associated Press image that drew comment and criticism on Twitter […]

Does It Matter Whether Charleston Was Terrorism?

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The debate is ultimately academic.

Google Targets Revenge Porn in Weakest Way Possible

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Google has announced a new policy regarding revenge porn: We’ve heard many troubling stories of “revenge porn”: an ex-partner seeking to publicly humiliate a person by posting private images of them, or hackers stealing and distributing images from victims’ accounts. Some images even end up on “sextortion” sites that force people to pay to have […]

Army Drops ‘Army Strong’ for . . . Nothing

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The nine-year-old ‘Army Strong’ ad campaign is ended.

Was China OPM Hack Fair Game?

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Was this simply ordinary intelligence collection? Or something more insidious?

The Return of the Liberals

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More Democrats are calling themselves “liberal” than they have in years. Republicans, too.

MARSOC Now Officially ‘Marine Raiders’

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Marine special operations forces have called themselves “Raiders” for years. Now it’s official.

Joyner on Federal News Radio

I was on yesterday afternoon’s edition of Federal News Radio’s “In Depth” with Francis Rose discussing my recent piece in The National Interest on military retirement reform.

Arlington Assholes Up Bullshit Fine For Swearing in Public

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It could cost you $250 to say “F- Arlington” if you happen to be in Arlington when you say it.

Radical Overhaul of Military Pension System Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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My latest for The National Interest, “America’s Military Needs a New Retirement Plan,” has posted.

Obamas Host Prince and Stevie Wonder at White House ‘On Their Own Dime’

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The president is getting flack for holding a private party at his house.

Site Proves Racism Isn’t Really the Problem; Commenters Prove Otherwise

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A black leader is running a billboard campaign to improve his community. Racism ensues.

Mitt Romney: Kingmaker?

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Mitt Romney decided not to run in 2016 but he’s very much in the race.

Man Complains Airline Made Him Pay to Sit Next to His Kid

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We have unreasonable expectations for airlines.

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