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South Park Trolls Washington Redskins

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The South Park gang is weighing in on the Washington Redskins name controversy in classic style.  TPM: South Park aired a season 18 preview in which the show takes on the controversy over the Washington Redskins’ name during the team’s Sunday game. In the promo, Redskins owner Dan Snyder asks that other companies stop using […]

‘Daily Show’ Ambushes Redskins Fans in Unfair Segment

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These segments are usually unfair; they outdid themselves this time.

Why Did England Allow This Vote?

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The thought they’d win big and silence the Scottish separatists. They were wrong.

Texas Rangers Call Up Minor League Coach with Parkinsons So He Can Have Health Insurance

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A heartwarming story. But why don’t minor league coaches have insurance?

Israel’s ‘Secret’ Nukes

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Everyone knows that Israel has had nuclear weapons for decades. Don’t tell anyone—it’s a secret.

Reading is Apparently Good For You

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Dedicated reading improves our brains and our health—unless it’s on a computer screen.

Chinese Airlines Rebrand ‘First Class’ as ‘Business Class’

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A scandal erupted when the Chinese people learned their leaders were flying first class and staying in five-star hotels. Problem solved!

Bernie Sanders May Run for President in 2016; Outcome Same Either Way

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Self-described socialist Bernie Sanders is contemplating an independent run for the presidency.

Does The Army Still Have a Race Problem?

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The Army brass is worried about its diversity in critical mid-level posts.

Software Patents are Crumbling

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The courts have been striking them down at a dizzying pace since June.

Obama’s Astrategic ISIS Strategy

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The plan won’t achieve achieve its stated goals.

Obama’s ISIL Speech – First Reaction

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The Global War on Terror isn’t over after all.

The TMZification of Sports

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Today’s sports media more closely resemble Court TV and TMZ than the SportsCenter of yore.

Apple Announces iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iWatch, iOS8, and Apple Pay

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Apple announced a stunning array of upgraded and new products yesterday.

Scottish Independence Becoming More Likely?

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With just nine days to go, it’s anyone’s guess how the Scottish Independence vote will turn out.

NFL Punishing Victim in Ray Rice Case

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The firing actually hurts Janay Rice much more than it does Ray.

Has Obama Institutionalized Bush’s Worst?

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Dan Froomkin says Obama is as bad as Bush, if not worse.

We Don’t Need No Stinking Strategy

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Obama’s current policy—tactical level strikes with no obvious long-term strategic aim—may well be the best we can hope for.

Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana Ban on Same-Sex Marriages

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A lower court judge has upheld the Louisiana Constitution’s limitation of marriage to “one man and one woman.”

Baby Boomers Shocked They’re Getting Old

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Michele Willens wonders, “When Did We Get So Old?”

US Airstrikes Weaken ISIS, Strengthen Militias

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Massive US intervention has for now liberated Amerli, averting humanitarian disaster. Another crisis looms.

Denmark’s Bestiality Brothels?!

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Bestiality and prostitution are legal in Denmark. And not just separately.

Star Trek Beginner’s Guide

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AV Club produces an impressive overview of the entire Trek franchise.

UK Poorer Than All US States Except Mississippi

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Alabamians like to exclaim, “Thank God for Mississippi.” Perhaps it’s time for that slogan to cross the Pond.

‘Open and Free’ Compared to What?

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The “open and free” Internet is an ideal type, not a myth.

Washington Post Won’t Use ‘Redskins’ in Editorials–But Will on Sports Pages

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The capital’s paper has issued a partial ban on the controversial nickname of the local NFL franchise.

Aurora Theater Shooting Foreseeable Rules Federal Judge

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Lawsuits against the theater where 12 people were murdered in 2012 may go forward.

Reporter James Foley Beheaded in ISIS Video

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American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by the terrorist network calling itself the Islamic State.

Professor-Cop Blames Victims of Police Violence

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17-year veteran of the LAPD says, “If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.”

Police Are Not Soldiers; Our Communities Are Not War Zones

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We should not tolerate them acting otherwise.

We’re Back!

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Our server went kaput. We got a new one.

No, Obama Isn’t Seeking ‘Regime Change’ in Iraq

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The United States is, in fact, doing the exact opposite.

Robin Williams Commits Suicide

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A man who brought joy and laughter to millions has ended his own life because he was too depressed to go on.

Will the GOP Ever Win Another Presidential Election?

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It’s hard for a party to win four straight presidential elections. The Democrats may pull it off.

James Brady Death a Homicide

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Former Reagan speechwriter and gun control activist Jim Brady’s death has been ruled a homicide. No, there was no foul play involved—at least not recently.

SNL’s Victoria Jackson Loses Tea Party Bid

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Victoria Jackson has thus far been less successful in politics than her fellow SNL alum Al Franken.

The GOP Establishment Won The Primary Battles, But They Let The Tea Party Win The War

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Tea Party backed candidates may have lost most of the GOP primary battles, but they’ve won the war for control of the Republican agenda.

Viet Xuan Luong Becomes First Vietnamese-American General

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Viet Xuan Luong pins on a brigadier general’s star today, becoming the first Vietnamese-American officer to achieve that rank.

Utah Blogger Fired for Homophonia

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The folks at the Nomen Global Language Center are not that adept with the local language. Paul Rolly reports for the Salt Lake Tribune: Homophones, as any English grammarian can tell you, are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings — such as be and bee, through and threw, […]

US No Safer Than on 9/11 Says DIA Chief

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LTG Michael Flynn says the United States is no safer after 13 years of war

Why Americans Stink at Math

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School.

In Defense of Professional Military Education

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My latest for RealClearDefense: “Senator Walsh’s Unrepresentative Black Mark on Professional Military Education”

Nothing is Private Anymore; Should it Be?

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Our laws and social norms have not caught up to modern life.

Military Enlistment Rates by State and Region

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The South and Southwest have a much higher military enlistment rate than the Northeast.

Dad Tweets About Rude Gate Agent, Family Booted From Plane as Security Threat

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Ticket collectors at Southwest Airlines are our first line of defense.

The Commandant Didn’t Say What Everyone Says He Said

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, addresses a crowd of U.S. Marines and Sailors at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Dec. 23. Amos expressed his admiration to the service members for their accomplishments and dedication to supporting the ongoing counterisurgency mission, especially while deployed during the holiday season.

My latest for War on the Rocks: “Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Papers.”

Morgan Freeman Reads LeBron James’ ‘Coming Home’ Letter

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I heard this on the way in to work this morning: Frank Caliendo reads LeBron James’ “letter” explaining why he chose to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the voice of Morgan Freeman’s “Shawshank Redemption” character. My familiarity with Caliendo was from the often lame bits he did on the Fox NFL pregame show […]

California Not Executing Enough People, Says Federal Judge

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The most novel argument yet against capital punishment.

Six Californias? It May Be On The Ballot In 2016, But It Probably Won’t Happen

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A Silicon Valley businessman says he has enough signatures to get it on the ballot, but the plan to break California up into six states is most assuredly going nowhere.

Getting The State Out of the Wedding Business

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Why is the marriage ceremony the government’s concern?

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