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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

HotAir Daily Express 07/08/2015

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Can we finally roll back the school lunch program rules?
7/8/2015 10:01:18 AM  Jazz Shaw
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), originally passed in 2010 and heartily endorsed by First Lady Michelle Obama, is set to expire in September unless Congress acts to renew it. You may recall some of the details of that initiative including

A rebuttal to the Right Reverend Jimmy Carter
7/8/2015 9:21:37 AM  Ed Morrissey
Finally, Jimmy Carter has answered the question that has long vexed Christian theologians! Allahpundit posted about this yesterday, but (a) it’s a new day, and (b) I’d like a crack at this from a theological point of view. When asked in a

Okay… this village symbol might be a bit racist
7/8/2015 8:41:41 AM  Jazz Shaw
Most of the big racist symbolism stories these days have to do with slavery (see: Flag, Confederate) and have pushed the Native American racism stories off the front page. Before the most recent arguments, though, the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta

What's behind China's $3.25 trillion stock-market meltdown?
7/8/2015 8:01:30 AM  Ed Morrissey
That’s actually a trick question. No one seems to know how China’s stock markets have lost more than three trillion dollars since mid-June. The major markets have dropped by 30-40% over the last few weeks, and the Chinese government keeps

Quotes of the day
7/7/2015 10:41:23 PM  Allahpundit
Bernie-mania swept through here last night, as more than 7,500 screaming, sign-waving supporters packed a downtown arena — many lining up hours early — for surging Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders… "In case you didn't notice, this is a big

Hillary: When you diss the government, you diss yourself
7/7/2015 10:01:16 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Well, good. The 2016 likely nominee for the Democratic Party has given us another creepy, statist attempt to socialize the blame for government’s bumbling, so that all of us are responsible, not any one person actually in the

"99.9 percent of gun owners obey the law" says…Bernie Sanders
7/7/2015 9:31:52 PM  Mary Katharine Ham
Alternate headline: Improbably ascendant anti-establishment socialist endangers cred with liberal base by sounding sane on guns. On Sunday, Bernie Sanders appeared on “Face the Nation” with Jake Tapper. Jazz wrote up some of that interview,

WaPo op-ed: Amy Schumer's jokes "inspiring" mass shooters
7/7/2015 8:41:23 PM  C.T. Rex
A few days back Jazz stepped up to the defense of comedian Amy Schumer, the latest target of humorless social justice twits who have no capacity to distinguish between fiction and reality, but he obviously did not realize just how dangerous letting

Democrat Tammy Baldwin: The First Amendment doesn't extend 'far beyond' 'institutions of faith'
7/7/2015 8:01:02 PM  Matt Vespa
Our friends at NewsBusters posted this little tidbit from Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), who said on the June 27 broadcast of Up with Steve Kornacki, that the First Amendment only applied to institutions of faith.  The discussion revolved around the

Oh yes: KFC introduces pizza/fried chicken slop to Hong Kong market
7/7/2015 7:21:33 PM  Allahpundit
A palate cleanser via BuzzFeed, which calls this “horrifying” because that’s what you’re supposed to do on the Internet when a fast-food chain promotes a new Frankenfood. I could understand the upset over the hot-dog pizza from

Feminist website: Gee, these female gun owners sure 'defy stereotypes'
7/7/2015 6:41:50 PM  Matt Vespa
Women are the next frontier in the firearms industry. Over the past few years, women have become the fastest growing demographic of gun owners. They're responsible for the surge in gun ownership in states like Colorado, and women are lining up across the

Troll wars in the news: Tapper vs the quota monster
7/7/2015 6:01:35 PM  Jazz Shaw
Mediaite has some in-depth coverage of a really amusing spat which I walked into the middle of on Twitter and which was worth more than just the amusement value of seeing liberal trolls getting a Seal Team Six level beatdown. The Sunday shows this week

CNN bombshell: Hillary "very disappointed" in Trump for comments about illegals
7/7/2015 5:21:22 PM  Allahpundit
The full interview is airing on CNN as I write this — the first chat Her Majesty’s had with a major network in months — but this is the clip they’re using to promote it online, literally the least challenging topic they could have

New Jersey Dems will try to legislate Christie out of office
7/7/2015 4:41:22 PM  Jazz Shaw
I have to give a hat tip to Politico for coming up with the right title for this story: New Jersey Democrats troll Chris Christie. When it comes to completely frivolous legislation, New Jersey may be taking the cake. The Democrats there, apparently

"Recall the recall": The case for Scott Walker
7/7/2015 4:01:58 PM  Allahpundit
A smart pitch from Team Walker to whet righties’ appetites before Monday’s formal campaign launch. They had two minutes to capture his core appeal and they did it superbly: Walker’s the guy who won’t bend on conservative reforms

Jimmy Carter: Let's face it, Jesus would support gay marriage
7/7/2015 3:21:33 PM  Allahpundit
“I don’t have any verse and scripture” to back that up, he allows, but he’s got a good feeling about it. And why not? “Jesus” is really just a stand-in in this question for morality writ large, right? If you support

Video: How the Obama administration moved the goalposts on Iran's nukes
7/7/2015 2:41:18 PM  Allahpundit
In honor of the “final” deadline for a deal being moved yet again, some nice work by David Rutz and the Free Beacon on the long, slow lowering of standards by the White House on what this Iranian nuclear kabuki is supposed to accomplish.

PGA moves event from Trump's course as top GOP donor calls for banning him from primary debates
7/7/2015 2:01:32 PM  Allahpundit
Two forms of disapproval, only one of which has a chance of being effective. The effective one comes from the PGA, producing this surprisingly subdued statement from Trump: Donald Trump issues new statement on the Grand Slam of Golf not being held at his

Untested Virginia rape kits hide some unpleasant criminal (and political) numbers
7/7/2015 1:21:37 PM  Jazz Shaw
This is, unfortunately, only the latest in a string of stories on this subject which go back for decades. Police departments around the country have been found to have literally hundreds of thousands of rape kits stored in evidence lockers which were

Done and done: we've managed to train 60 Syrian fighters to battle ISIS
7/7/2015 12:41:18 PM  Jazz Shaw
Ash Carter took the stage at an Armed Services Committee hearing on the hill today and came forward with a rather stunning admission. One of the key elements of our “leading from behind” effort in Syria was to keep US boots off that ground

Even now people are still trying to restructure the debates
7/7/2015 12:01:05 PM  Jazz Shaw
For some reason I actually thought we were done with the meta-debate over GOP debates this cycle. (A foolish hope in retrospect, I admit.) But with the first big Fox News Show of Shows scheduled for next month there are still last minute efforts taking

The obligatory "feds raid Subway spokesman Jared Fogle's home allegedly in connection with child porn probe" post
7/7/2015 11:21:52 AM  Allahpundit
This is the only thing Twitter seems to want to talk about on this slow-news summer morning, replete with various crummy jokes about the “five-dollar footlongs” Fogle might soon be encountering in prison, so here’s your thread in case

Walker, Jindal poised to stonewall EPA on new climate regulations
7/7/2015 10:41:55 AM  Jazz Shaw
When the EPA lost their case against Michigan in the Supreme Court last month, we talked about how the administration can win even when they lose. They manage this by setting deadlines for regulatory compliance which arrive far faster than a challenge

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It's come to this
Lindsey Graham digs at Trump, protests "Brad Pitt" debate
Here we go: White House now considering "open-ended" Iran talks, without a deadline
Gun in fatal San Francisco shooting by illegal immigrant belonged to federal agent
Crash: Chinese companies rush to suspend their shares; 40% of all stocks now in halt
Poll: Women nearly twice as likely as men to find meaning in astrological signs
Life aboard the Enterprise: The practical difficulties of intergalactic diversity
Finally: Speed dating for senior citizens


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