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"Deflation Warning" vs. "Inflation is Nearly Everywhere"

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In theory, break-even rates reflect investors expectations for inflation over the life of the securities. 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Mike Shedlock

Open Letter: Sharpton, Poverty Posse Fails to Inform Minorities of Choice

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Many black Americans would like to thank you for raising awareness about issues of race and prejudice, and the challenges they bring to our culture. So, if you don't mind, let's finish this conversation by addressing the hard issues about race that have been avoided for far too long. 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Wayne Dupree

Merry Christmas - Now Let's Declare War on it

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The Left are inventive, and their culture war is unending. For most of the last decade, they have continued their assault on Christmas. They maintain the use of the word is offensive to non-Christians, and therefore politically incorrect. What a joke. 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Nick Adams

Equities Decouple from Oil

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The 419-point move for the Dow +2.4% is the biggest since November 30, 2011. A lot was short covering, and those covering were not mom and pop investorsbut sometimes, smart money throws in the towel. 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Charles Payne

Choking Constitutional Liberty

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What do porn, pistols and Ponzi schemes have in common? They are all targets of Operation Choke Point, an Obama administration initiative that is the very picture of a selectively oppressive and overreaching government. 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Autry J. Pruitt

The Coming Obama End Run for Gun Control

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While he smiles and tries to cloak his goals in the guise of a reasonable approach to gun control, he quietly and behind the scenes schemes with his Attorney General Eric Holder to use whatever tactics they can to achieve as much as they can. 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z D.W. Wilber

The Best-Ever Argument for Federalism

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Im a big fan of federalism for both policy and political reasons. Returning programs to the states is the best way of dealing with counterproductive income-redistribution policies such as welfare, Medicaid, and food stamps. 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Daniel J. Mitchell

Why Should We Treat People Who Falsely Cry Racism With Kid Gloves?

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Since weve entered the Obama era, weve learned that the same America that elected a black President twice is supposedly a seething caldron of secret racism. 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z John Hawkins

Crony Media: Democratic Party Launches ‘Colbert Week’ To Thank Stephen Colbert

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I think Stephen Colbert is very funny. Ive watched him for over a decade. But he is a partisan and a statist. 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Nick Sorrentino

The UN Writes Their Annual "Strongly Worded Letter" to North Korea

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Every year the General Assembly votes on resolutions that criticize North Korea, Iran and Syria for their lack of respect of human rights. 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Night Watch

Is Liberalism Intellectually Bankrupt?

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So this is a good time to ask: What does the Democratic Party stand for? And if the answer is: liberalism, what does it mean to be a liberal? Or if you prefer, what does it mean to be a progressive? 2014-12-20T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z John C. Goodman

High School: Islamic Vocabulary Lesson Part of Common Core Standards

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Parents in Farmville, North Carolina want to know why their children were given a Common Core vocabulary assignment in an English class that promoted the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith. 2014-12-19T16:37:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Todd Starnes

A Documented American Stands Up Against Fences

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Fences throughout history have just been an invitation for someone to climb over and thus make someone else responsible for the undocumented becoming undocumented in the first place. This is a kind of hate crime. 2014-12-19T11:47:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z John Ransom

'It's Too Early to Tell' -- Will the New Cuba Policy Work?

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You can almost see Old Havana and hear the sweet habaneras again, though played to the accompaniment of groans from the Brothers Castro's political prisoners still yearning to breathe free. 2014-12-19T11:47:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Paul Greenberg

Obama to Castro: “Here I Come to Save the Day!”

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Did you notice the timing of President Obamas economic lifeline to Castro as announced on December 17th under the guise of changing our relations with the people (emphasis mine) of Cuba? 2014-12-19T11:24:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Humberto Fontova

Mrs. Obama's Tall Tales of Racialized Victimhood

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Oh, woe is she. In an "exclusive" interview with People magazine this week, first lady Michelle Obama lamented the "sting" of "racist experiences" that she and her husband allegedly still suffer. My message for America's Marie Antoinette? Cry me a river. 2014-12-19T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Michelle Malkin

Economy Can Handle Higher Interest Rates

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Households have worked down much of their debt, and home and stock prices have risen. Consequently, consumers are in a stronger positon than at any time since the days before the financial crisis and are using credit cards again... 2014-12-19T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Peter Morici

IRS Threatens to Delay Tax Refunds Over Budget Cuts

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The favorite government agency of statists, liberals, and progressives is worried that it might not have enough funding to adequately separate Americans from their hard earned money. 2014-12-19T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Michael Schaus

Are There No Media Ethics On Hackers?

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The widespread reporting on hacked emails from Sony Pictures -- spurred by the upcoming release of an allegedly funny movie about assassinating North Korean despot Kim Jong Un -- might encourage some gloating from people who would like to bring Hollywood down a peg. But hold the schadenfreude. The media's ethics -- or seeming lack of ethics -- are troubling. 2014-12-19T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Brent Bozell

The Hillary-Warren Collision

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Back in the day when Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem were in high school, and a new girl walked into the classroom, the boys looked to see whether she was a pretty one, and the girls looked to see what she had to offer to their cliques. The boys evaluated looks -- the girls personality. 2014-12-19T00:01:00-05:00 2014-12-21T00:35:04Z Suzanne Fields

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