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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Record-setting asteroid to shave past Earth next month | Fox News

An asteroid about half the size of a football field will zoom past Earth on Feb. 15, closer than the man-made satellites that power GPS, says NASA.

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Law Schools’ Applications Fall as Costs Rise and Jobs Are Cut - NYTimes.com

Law school applications are headed for a 30-year low, reflecting increased concern over soaring tuition, crushing student debt and diminishing prospects of lucrative employment upon graduation.

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Hagel Recants: ‘Don’t Know’ of Anybody ‘Intimidated’ By Jewish Lobby - By Andrew Stiles - The Corner - National Review Online

Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) challenged former senator Chuck Hagel (R., Neb.) over his controversial remarks about the pro-Israel lobby.

In a 2008 interview, Hagel said “the Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people” into doing some “dumb things.” He has since expressed “regret” for not using “more appropriate” language.

via www.nationalreview.com

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John Yoo: Diminishing the Presidency - WSJ.com

Judge Sentelle's opinion best captures the Framers' original understanding of the Appointments Clause, but the case will almost certainly be appealed to the Supreme Court. The ruling is in conflict with the decisions of other federal courts, offers a broad holding on when a vacancy "may happen," and has significant regulatory impact.

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Henninger: Obama's Thunderdome Strategy - WSJ.com

Better late than never, Speaker Boehner now sees that Barack Obama's notion of political competition is Mad Max inside the Thunderdome: "Two men enter, one man leaves."

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Immigration reform
Tom Smith

There is this.

I think immigration is swell, except for the results which show up in the ballot box.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Why Republicans Should Ignore Obama - Bloomberg

Conservatives need to get over President Barack Obama. It’s time to adjust to a world in which he is never going to be on the ballot again.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Women in combat: Let’s get real - The Globe and Mail

In the real world, few enlisted women want to be on the front lines. Like a lot of men (but more so), they join up for the free education and career training, and would really rather not get anywhere near combat. The drive for full combat integration comes from female officers who need front-line experience to build their careers, as well as from a persistent band of activists who have succeeded in making the U.S. military hypersensitive to charges of discrimination.

via www.theglobeandmail.com

January 26, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

40 Years After Roe v. Wade, Thousands March to Oppose Abortion - NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — Three days after the 40th anniversary of the decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, tens of thousands of abortion opponents from around the country came to the National Mall on Friday for the annual March for Life rally, which culminated in a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court building.

via www.nytimes.com

January 26, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0)

George Will: Obama’s recipe for a conservative revival - The Washington Post

Happy days are not here again, but they are coming for conservatives. Barack Obama — with the lowest approval rating (according to Gallup, 50 percent, four points lower than that of the National Rifle Association) of any reelected president when inaugurated since World War II — has a contradictory agenda certain to stimulate a conservative revival.

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