Was #JenPsaki hired for her looks?

Because there is certainly no evidence she was hired for her brains! State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Tuesday refused to say the U.S. is at war with the Islamic State, even after the reported beheading of a second U.S. journalist, and tried to pass off humanitarian action in Iraq as proof that the Obama …

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Economics 101: Labor Day and the American economy under President Obama

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Five years after recession, American workers are scared, cautious, and worse off By Jane M Von Bergen, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:08 AM When the phone call came, Anthony Reynolds, a big man with a ready laugh, cried like a baby.His ex-wife, living in Texas, …

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Is there a worse Attorney General in any state, anywhere, than Kathleen Kane?

The First Street Journal has run several stories about the silliness of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, (D-PA), who squashed a sting and an investigation into bribery by some members of the Pennsylvania state legislature because, surprise! everyone caught has been a Democrat, an action so egregious that even the editors of The Philadelphia Inquirer complained. And now, it looks like she’s in trouble again: Special prosecutor probes …

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I’ll bet that Vladimir Putin is scared now!

From the Associated Press, via The Washington Post: EU sets Russia ultimatum, threatens sanctions By Juergen Baetz and JimM Heintz | Associated Press BRUSSELS — Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia’s increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.Instead, the 28-nation bloc’s heads of …

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Rule 5 Blogging: The Яussians are coming, the Яussians are coming!

It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as posting photos of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Milla Jovovich in her summer clothes, but women, in full …

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And you wonder why I think that the Palestinians are stupid?

I’ve said it before: the Palestinians could have their independent nation, in Gaza and the West Bank, if they’d just stop shooting into Israel. That’s all that they’d have to do; they are the only people of whom I can think, in all of history, who could win their war by not fighting. If they’d …

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A sad, sad photo.

It was taken this evening, Thursday, August 28, 2014, and you can see the start of the leaves turning and falling to the ground. It’s still August! It’s still Summer! Where’s my Global Warming? It only reached 76º F today in Jim Thorpe, and the forecast is for tonight’s low to be 51º F . …

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Economics 101: It doesn’t matter how liberal you are, eventually you have to do something radically conservative like pay your bills

We have previously noted, in our 18th Century Technology category, the financial travails of newspapers these days. But it’s not just newspapers, and even companies owned and run by liberals are not immune from market forces: Bloodbath at CNN, HLN: Axing of 550 Jobs ‘Imminent’ Today’s news of a coming bloodbath at CNN and HLN …

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