The logical conclusion

From the much prettier Dana, writing on Patterico’s Pontifications: Confirming What A Lot Of Us Have Long Believed Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:09 pm Guess what? Hard work, high expectations and commitment pay off. We find that the Asian-American educational advantage over whites is attributable mainly to Asian students exerting greater academic effort …

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Willie Horton could not be reached for comment

Donald Douglas noted this wonderful story: ‘Skull Cracker’ on the run prompts review of ‘lax’ prison system Escape of violent armed robber nicknamed the Skull Cracker prompts review of the prison system after Michael Wheatley fails to return from temporary release. By James Kirkup, and Bill Gardner | 1:02PM BST 05 May 2014 The decision …

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Coming full circle

Way back in 207, on the old site, I wrote The selfishness of Gene Robinson: putting himself ahead of his church, noting how Vicky Gene Robinson, a homosexual Episcopal priest pushed his nomination to become the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire. Bishop Robinson, who retired last year, wound up creating a real schism in the …

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Economics 101: If you are not trained for a real world job, you shouldn’t be surprised if you can’t find a job in the real world

A couple of stories about economic reality: Two Texas Cities Lead the US in Income Growth by Kristin Tate | 30 April 2014 Fresh government statistics reveal that two west Texas cities, Odessa and Midland, are leading the nation in income growth. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis found between 2008 and 2012, while many …

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Rule 5 Blogging: Where the action is

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 Lea Michele in her summer clothes, but women, in full …

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And he wonders why he’s called #Baghdad Bob

I could only watch so much of Press Secretary Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf Jay Carney’s blatantly obvious lies concerning the e-mails showing that the White House had Susan Rice deliberately lie about the Benghazi attacks: It’s plain as day: they were trying to limit the political damage a month before the President’s re-election, and everybody knows …

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Economics 101: We told you so! Raising the minimum wage has already cost jobs

We pointed out, last February, that President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would cost jobs, and noted a Congressional Budget Office study which concluded just that. The White House, as expected, disputed that assessment: White House Disputes CBO, Says Minimum Wage Hike Won’t Cost Any Jobs By Sahil Kapur …

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The naïvete of the left

That silliness can occur on the Delaware Liberal website is pretty much a given, and is something I usually ignore,1 but sometimes they outdo themselves: Vladimir, Stop It. Just Friggin’ Stop It ! Filed in International by ProgressivePopulist on April 26, 2014 • 3 Comments Ok, Vladimir. Enough of the belligerence. Crimea was an outrage …

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John Kerry was right

Read that headline again, because it’s not something you will often see in The First Street Journal! Kerry Backtracks on Israel ‘Apartheid’ Comment The U.S. Secretary of State wishes he could “rewind the tape” featuring him saying that Israel risks becoming an “apartheid” state. The comment, leaked on Sunday, drew condemnation from across the American …

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