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Abortion Climate Change

wsj.com — A storm has engulfed Planned Parenthood over the past few weeks since a group called the Center for Medical Progress began releasing surreptitiously recorded videotapes in which center personnel, posing as representatives of a biopharmaceutical company, seek to negotiate the purchase of fetal tissues and organs.

Durham, We Have a Problem

wsj.com — A failed quest for "bias-free language." "Language has been described as complicated, intriguing and beautiful." So opens the University of New Hampshire's "Bias-Free Language Guide," whose unstated purpose is to make language a lot more complicated and less beautiful. "We offer this guide as a way to promote discussion and to facilitate creative and accurate expression," the authors assert.

Silent Hill - WSJ

wsj.com — In an effort to shore up support among the Democratic Party's religious-left base, Hillary Clinton "seized on an issue Monday that increasingly resonates with Democratic voters," the New York Times reports from Des Moines, Iowa. "With many Republican candidates saying they do not believe that climate change is a threat or requires government intervention, Mrs.

Basket Case - WSJ

wsj.com — "Imagine hundreds of employees walking off the job not to protest against their boss, but to save his job," inevitable Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Cilnton writes in a Boston Globe op-ed: That's not something you see every day-yet it's exactly what workers at Market Basket supermarkets across New England did last year for Arthur T.

What’s the Gig Deal?

wsj.com — Uber and its competitors in the car-service-app business won a huge victory in New York last week when the city's leftist mayor, Bill de Blasio, backed down from his plan to enact legislation severely curtailing the industry's growth. In response, former Enron adviser Paul Krugman is uncharacteristically ambivalent.
Jul 27, 2015

#BestoftheWeb What’s the Gig Deal? The phony assumptions behind the left’s attack on Uber, by @jamestaranto on.wsj.com/1Int5bv via @WSJ

Dog Is Bitten by Man

wsj.com — The press, the passive voice and Mrs. Clinton's emails. "Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state," the New York Times reported late last night.

‘Bidenmania’ - WSJ

wsj.com — Hillary Clinton's recent poll troubles have "led to another bout of a contagious pundit malady," observes David Weigel, who recently rejoined the Washington Post. "That would be Bidenmania." Not to be confused with Beatlemania. To be sure, Weigel overstates the contagion.

Down Hill - WSJ

wsj.com — If Hillary Clinton weren't inevitable, one might begin to wonder if she's really going to be the next president. A new Quinnipiac poll finds Mrs. Clinton "in trouble" in three swing states: Colorado, Iowa and Virginia. In each of them, she trails all three of the top candidates for the Republican nomination.

A Choleric Christian

wsj.com — "Veteran Ohio Lawmaker Plans to Seek GOP Presidential Nod," read the headline in the Feb. 15, 1999, edition of Salt Lake City's Deseret News. Did that ever turn out to be prescient. Today-exactly 16 years, four months and 6 days later-the lawmaker, now governor, John Kasich, announced his candidacy.

Perot Forma - WSJ

wsj.com — The Puffington Host has an odd idea of what constitutes "entertainment." That's how the site classified this story over the weekend: Donald Trump continued his feud with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Saturday when he criticized the military record of the onetime prisoner of war.
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Jul 31, 2015

RT @freddoso: By Monday, we'll all be required to quarter soldiers in our houses to stop Planned Parenthood videos from being released.

Jul 31, 2015

RT @TwitchyTeam: Hillary asked to borrow a book on emails with a section titled, ‘How To Delete Something So It Stays Deleted’ [ph… bit.ly/1IdWk1k

Jul 31, 2015

RT @NoahCRothman: MTP sends transcripts from Rice's famous video blame-fest weekend after Benghazi. Hillary's reaction redacted. pic.twitter.com/jCNGmFnQMa

Jul 31, 2015

Pretty sure the "They want to give me another tax cut I don't need" line is borrowed from Bill's 2004 DNC speech. nationaljournal.com/2016-elections…

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