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Catholic church has new pope; white smoke rises | The Daily Caller

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Top Ten wishes the new Pope well: VATICAN CITY (AP) — From “the end of the earth,” the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to resurrect a church and faith in crisis. He is the first pontiff [...]


Senate Democrats Pretend to Make a Budget | Stephen Green

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Time to play another exciting game of Find! The! Cuts! Whether you’re a part of our studio audience or just watching from home, it’s the most exciting game you can play with Senator Patty Murray’s (D-Spendsylvania) new Senate budget. So let’s pull up the scorecard and see what we can find: The $975 billion in [...]


By Hook Or By Crook, They Will Get Their Revenue | Repair_Man_Jack

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It had to be one of the more epic political understatements of the last five years. President Obama announced in his grandiloquent, condescending manner that he wouldn’t balance the budget just for the sake of balance. Well that’s a relief. Maybe our President could try balancing it so that we don’t wind up allocated a [...]


The Obamacare Revolt: Physicians Fight Back Against the Bureaucratization of Health Care | Jim Epstein

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Direct primary care is part of a larger trend of physician-entrepreneurs all across the country fighting to bring transparent prices and market forces back to health care. This is happening just as the federal government is poised to interfere with the health care market in many new and profoundly destructive ways. Obamacare, which takes full [...]


Junk science, from SDI to hydraulic fracturing | Kevin Mooney

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Today, yet another game-changing technological advance threatens to change international relations forever. And some of the same media outlets, academic institutions and pressure groups that worked to discredit SDI 30 years ago are now concentrating their efforts against it. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which has made it possible to tap into natural gas deposits that [...]


Justice Department’s civil rights division disaster: What will Holder do now? | Jennifer Rubin

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Since August 2009, I have been writing about the politicization of the Justice Department. Less than a handful of conservative journalists pursued this, and mainstream media outlets almost entirely ignored all the aspects of this story, including the infamous New Black Panther case. It turns out that, at least in the Civil Rights Division, things [...]


5 Controversial Ways to Enjoy the Decline of America | Kathy Shaidl

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Recently Top Ten engaged in a conversation where an individual was being encouraged to apply for food stamps and other benefits because they were eligible even though they didn’t need them.  Don’t be an idiot, this person was told.  If the government is offering you hundreds and thousands in free benefits, why not take it?  [...]


America’s new ‘religion’ | Thomas M. Doran

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On the day the world learns who is the newest Pope, it is instructive to understand that it isn’t Catholicism or mainstream religion that sets our societal norms.  It is the new religion of relativism: Relativism has become America’s national “religion.” In recent decades, Americans have adopted this attitude because it allows them to indulge [...]


The Boys Who Cried Crazy | Matt Purple

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Because they can’t argue the facts, lefties are reduced to name calling to gain a partisan edge.  Thus, every conservative is a mean, racist, sexist homophobe.  And probably crazy insane too:   It was the day after Rand Paul’s filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination, and all was not well at MSNBC. Lawrence O’Donnell took to [...]


A Song of Fire Ice | Walter Russell Mead

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If you buy into to whole man made global warming theory (which Top Ten definitely does not), then anything which produces energy with a lower carbon footprint than oil or coal should be a good thing, right?  Uh… no: Gaia seems to like fossil fuels much more than many of her followers. Earlier today, Japan [...]


The GOP Plan to Balance the Budget by 2023 | Paul Ryan

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America’s national debt is over $16 trillion. Yet Washington can’t figure out how to cut $85 billion—or just 2% of the federal budget—without resorting to arbitrary, across-the-board cuts. Clearly, the budget process is broken. In four of the past five years, the president has missed his budget deadline. Senate Democrats haven’t passed a budget in [...]


Public school insanity | Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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In The K-12 Implosion, and also in these pages, I’ve noted that goverment-run public schools are facing a problem: There are more and more alternatives. It’s not so much that the public schools are getting worse, I’ve argued, as that the alternatives are getting better and more attractive. But now I’m starting to wonder. Maybe [...]


AP: Applying for ObamaCare benefits could be as daunting as doing your taxes | Erika Johnsen

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  So, apparently, we had to “pass it to find out what’s in it,” but finding out what’s in it first requires hiring an “army of counselors” to help everyone figure it all out. Awesome. The Associated Press reports that, as the state exchanges through which all Americans will soon need to purchase insurance (if [...]


Environmentalist protection agency | Washington Times

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On Friday, Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, said agency officials were playing games when they claimed a top colleague used his personal email for public business on only one occasion. Mr. Vitter produced several messages in which James Martin, who was the administrator for the EPA’s Region 8, used a private email account to coordinate [...]


Soda Ban and the Government Leviathan | Jonathan Tobin

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Let’s specify that drinking large amounts of sugared drinks is unhealthy and that obesity has become a serious health problem in the United States. The government’s duty to protect public health does give it the right to ban certain types of dangerous substances. But even if the consumption of large amounts of sugar is bad [...]


New drug being developed using compound found in red wine ‘could help humans live until they are 150′ | Mail Online

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Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live to 150-years-old may be available within five years, following landmark research. The new drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine and is believed to have an anti-ageing effect as it boosts activity of a protein called SIRT1. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline [...]


Astrobiologists discover fossils in meteorite fragments, confirming extraterrestrial life | ExtremeTech

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Researchers in the United Kingdom have found algae-like fossils in meteorite fragments that landed in Sri Lanka last year. This is the strongest evidence yet of cometary panspermia — that life on Earth began when a meteorite containing simple organisms landed here, billions of years ago — and, perhaps more importantly, that there’s life elsewhere [...]


How big business benefits from regulation | Antony Davies and Ryan McCarl

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When government enacts policies to micromanage our decision-making, it erodes our personal freedom. Yet that’s not the whole story. It turns out that big business often loves regulation, because the regulations frequently end up applying only to small or disfavored businesses. Ultimately, more regulations simply mean more ways for big business to manipulate the law [...]


Breaking: Inspector General Report on Racialist Dysfunction inside DOJ | J. Christian Adams

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Today the Department of Justice inspector general released a report on potential Labor secretary nominee Tom Perez’s DOJ Civil Rights Division. The timing of the release to coincide with his nomination was certainly accidental, because the report paints a damning portrait of the DOJ unit he managed. The full report is here. The 250-page report [...]


10 Hollywood Celebrities Who Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives | John Hawkins

U.S. President Obama Continues His Push Through Key Swing States In Final Days Before Election

One of the biggest problems that conservatives have in this country is that we’re far too willing to support people who mock, despise and hate us. They tell the world we’re awful people and then we turn right around and put money in their pockets and help them become bigger stars. Meanwhile, conservative celebrities are [...]


Soda jerks: NYC health inspectors to deploy with 17-ounce measuring cups tomorrow; Update: NY judge invalidates soda ban |

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A New York Judge just told the world what everyone but Nanny Bloomberg seems to know: his soda ban is ridiculous and arbitrary: In a sane world, the moment Bloomberg found himself special-ordering custom-sized government-issued drinking glasses for city bureaucrats would have been the moment the fever broke and he realized that his stunningly successful [...]


13 hours that changed the Republican Party | Joseph Curl

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What surprised all of Washington — even all of America — was a first-term senator taking to the Senate floor for a filibuster: A real, honest to God, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington filibuster, not the milquetoast threat whined by the bloviating cowards who now populate the hallowed chamber. Yes, a man — a real [...]


Kim Inching Towards War | Jed Babbin

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It took Dennis Rodman to make Hillary Clinton and John Kerry look good. When the former NBA star reported on his “basketball diplomacy” mission to North Korea, he informed us that Kim Jong-un was really a nice guy, someone who didn’t want war and only wished for a phone call from President Obama. Before Rodman [...]


How to Weaken an Economy | Victor Davis Hanson

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It is not easy to ruin the American economy; doing nothing usually means it repairs itself and soon is healthier than before a recession. But don’t despair: there are plenty of ways to slow down even an inherently strong economy. History offers plenty of examples. But as more contemporary models, take your pick of successfully [...]