Even when President Obama gets something right, he gets it wrong

From The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Restores Cuba Ties in Historic Deal Obama Thaws Half-Century Freeze; Opponents Vow to Fight End to Embargo By Carol E. Lee, Jay Solomon and José de Córdoba |Updated Dec. 17, 2014 8:03 p.m. ET The U.S. and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic ties after a half century of hostility, …

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I sure hope that the police officer wasn’t white . . .

. . . and that the perp wasn’t black, or we’ll have Al Sharpton in Pennsylvania! Man fatally shot by police in Mayfair Aubrey Whelan and Emily Babay | Last updated: Monday, December 15, 2014, 6:09 AM A Frankford man was shot and killed by a Philadelphia police officer early Monday, police said, during a …

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Frack, baby, frack!

One thing I love about the internet is that it is forever! Here’s the tweet that put me on the right path: Remember when Republicans were ridiculed for saying domestic drilling would lower gas prices to under $2/Gal? #tcot pic.twitter.com/WnilDxHves — Barney Franken (@BarneyFranken) December 13, 2014   Which I followed to the story, in …

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#COP20Lima : The seriousness of unseriousness

Via William Teach of The Pirate’s Cove, I found this article in The New York Times: Climate Deal Would Commit Every Nation to Limiting Emissions By Coral Davenport, December 14, 2014 LIMA, Peru — Negotiators from around the globe reached a climate change agreement early Sunday that would, for the first time in history, commit …

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Rule 5 Blogging: Vive la France!

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 Vanessa Paradis in her summer clothes, but women, in full …

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From Around the Blogroll

Kentucky basketball whips North Carolina to pass first test without Poythress By Jerry Tipton | December 13, 2014 When Karl-Anthony Towns stepped to the foul line to try to extend a 16-point lead Saturday, a Kentucky fan could be heard calling out to Roy Williams.”Hey, Roy!” he yelled at the North Carolina coach. “How about …

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This is what Senator Feinstein was trying to accomplish

From the Associated Press, via The Philadelphia Inquirer: U.S. officials must be prosecuted, U.N. says John Heilprin, Associated Press | Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:08 AM GENEVA, Switzerland – All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush’s national security …

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The left and the working class

From the Op/Ed page of The New York Times: Have Democrats Failed the White Working Class? By Thomas B Edsall | December 9, 2014 Why don’t white working-class voters recognize where their economic interests lie? Somewhat self-righteously, Democrats keep asking themselves that question. A better question would be: What has the Democratic Party done for …

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We told you so! Opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline is costing some people their lives.

We have previously noted that the oil industry’s response to government delays in permitting pipelines simply led to more oil being shipped by rail: Boom! North America’s Explosive Oil-by-Rail Problem By Marcus Stern and Sebastian Jones, Reporting for InsideClimate News Regulators in the United States knew they had to act fast. A train hauling 2 …

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Being wrong is never a discouragement to the left! They just double-down.

Law enforcement should automatically believe rape claims, to the point that they are seriously investigated. But what the left want is for rape claims to be automatically believed to the point at which the accused are punished, financially and societally, without regard to investigation or proof. The law must hold that the accused are innocent …

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