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American detained in North Korea feels ‘abandoned’

American detained in North Korea feels ‘abandoned’

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On September 10, 2001, Clinton Explained Why He Didn’t Kill bin Laden

On September 10, 2001, Clinton Explained Why He Didn’t Kill bin Laden

(John Hinderaker) An extraordinary historical nugget has been unearthed in Australia. In September 2001, Bill Clinton was in that country. Only hours before the terrorists struck the World Trade Center, Clinton was talking to a group in Melbourne. Terrorism and bin Laden came up in that discussion, and Clinton said that he had had an opportunity to kill bin Laden when the terrorist was in Kandahar, but he had decided not to do so because the strike (the nature of which was not defined) would also have killed 300 innocent people. Here it is, as aired on Melbourne television: Of course, one shouldn’t assume that Clinton&#…

Honest journalist tweets, with good reason, “out of gaza, far from Hamas retaliation”

Honest journalist tweets, with good reason, “out of gaza, far from Hamas retaliation”

(Paul Mirengoff) Honest journalism from Gaza about Hamas’ tactics has been difficult to come by. Anti-Israeli media bias may have something to do with this. But threats by Hamas against honest journalists are probably a bigger factor. Consider the case of Italian journalist Gabriele Barbati. On Tuesday, he tweeted that the deaths of Palestinian children on a playground caused by rocket fire were the result of a misfired…

Wondering why there are few women in tech? Here’s the perspective of someone in tech.

Wondering why there are few women in tech? Here’s the perspective of someone in tech.

Via Instapundit and Bill Quick , I’ve noticed discussion about this Forbes article on why females are under-represented in technology companies . As someone who has spent an adult lifetime in the tech industry, let me suggest an angle that I didn’t see in this article, and which I have not seen in other similar articles. Most jobs of any consequence in tech companies require people to successfully write code at some point in their careers. Writing code is a very unusual human activity. In addition to logic skills and some other cognitive capabilities that the articles usually do touch on, there is…

Assuming rights that no one has

Assuming rights that no one has

That’s precisely what this pediatrician is claiming when he talks about what he has a right to do as it pertains to his patients and guns in the house : As a pediatrician, I have one, straightforward professional obligation: to safeguard and support the health and wellbeing of my patients. In my case, those patients are children, but you could change the age range of the people coming into the office and apply that statement to any medical provider. Every question I ask and every part of the …

Poll: Harry Reid trails Gov. Sandoval in hypothetical senate race

Poll:  Harry Reid trails Gov. Sandoval in hypothetical senate race

(Paul Mirengoff) I doubt that Harry Reid is doing this year’s Democratic Senatorial candidates any favors with his deranged attacks on the Koch Brothers, his changes to longstanding filibuster rules as a means of confirming left-wing judicial nominees, and his over-the-top partisan bluster. A new poll suggests that he isn’t doing himself any favors either. The survey, conducted this week by Harper Polling, shows Reid trailing Nevada’s popular governor Brian Sandoval by 10 points, 53-43. The pollsters are Republicans, but according to Nevada political pundit Jon Ralston , the poll seems credible. Reid isn’t up for reelection until 2016. Sandoval is running for reelection this year. The Harper poll…

When Obama voters apologize

When Obama voters apologize

A good friend of mine apologized to me today. You see, he voted for Barack Hussein Obama in the 2008 election and he lives in a so-called swing state.

Illegal Immigration and a Conservative Catch-22

Illegal Immigration and a Conservative Catch-22

I have been somewhat confused by the conservative ire rising as a result of leading conservative figures going to the border to assist church groups in delivering relief.

About those new Lois Lerner emails

About those new Lois Lerner emails

(Paul Mirengoff) It didn’t require nasty emails from Lois Lerner to establish that the IRS targeted conservative groups for harassment. The numerical disparity in the IRS’s treatment of conservative vs. liberal groups makes the case. 107 conservative groups were scrutinized. They were asked an average of 15 questions and approved at a rate of 46 percent. Only seven liberal groups were scrutinized. They were asked an average of less than five questions. All seven were approved. Nonetheless, we now have the nasty emails and they confirm what the numbers proved. Most of the attention will be…

Economic Statistics for 30 Jul 14

Economic Statistics for 30 Jul 14

The Commerce Department’s initial GDP estimate for 2Q 2014 came in at a 4.0% annualized rate of growth. The GDP price index rose at an annualized 2.0%. The Commerce Department says the high growth in the quarter is a rebound from the weather-related GDP declines in 1Q. The Federal Open Markets Committee met today, and left interest rates unchanged, with a Fed Funds target rate of 0.0%-0.25%. ADP’s estimate for

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