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by | Oct 17, 2013

With the government open and Obamacare still sputtering along, many conservatives are feeling defeated right now. But the scene was very different at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, where more than 2,000 guests gathered to promote conservatism—confident and unflinching. …

by | Oct 14, 2013

Will America’s next vice president be a former neurosurgeon and rags-to-riches success story? That’s what attendees at the Values Voters Summit seemed to think. Dr. Ben Carson gave a speech there and then went on to win the event’s vice-presidential…

by | Oct 12, 2013

The results of a straw poll conducted at the Values Voter Summit showed that conservatives are united in their support for Senator Ted Cruz in 2016. One of the earlier major conservative straw polls was conducted over the course of…

by | Oct 11, 2013

“A war on Christians is being waged by fanatics of radical Islam,” warned Sen. Rand Paul at the Values Voter Summit today. But he also reminded the audience that Islam can look back to “the good in its history.” Other…

by | Oct 10, 2013

Paul Krugman, in his continuing obsession with socio-economic inequality, penned a column last month in which he criticized class stratification at Harvard, citing it as evidence that the U.S. is turning into a Dickensian incarnation of A Tale of Two…

by | Oct 10, 2013

After a heated feud which unfolded over Twitter and television, talk-show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel has, unfortunately, capitulated to rapper Kanye West. In an interview with West on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel was apologetic and contrite. Kimmel reassured West,…

by | Oct 9, 2013

Eight congressmen were arrested yesterday in an act of civil disobedience on the National Mall, which remains officially closed. The demonstration where several of them spoke, the “Camino Americano Rally and March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect,” was sponsored by…

by | Oct 3, 2013

Attacks in the New York mayoral race are underway in earnest. Observe the ideological mud-slinging between Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota. De Blasio has faced criticism in the last few weeks for his connection to the Sandinista…

by | Oct 2, 2013

Rapper Kanye West and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel engaged in a ridiculous battle of words and skits last week. One can’t help but notice that their situation is not entirely dissimilar from that of the feuding parties in…

by | Oct 1, 2013

After a long day in both chambers of Congress, no agreement has been reached on a continuing resolution to fund the government past fiscal year 2013, which ended at 12:00 am today. The new fiscal year, which started at 12:01…

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