|9:06 PM, Jul 22, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airlines from flying to Israel on Tuesday afternoon. Mike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, issued the following statement Tuesday night:
7:58 PM, Jul 22, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Islamists of ISIS are, as Maggie Fick and Isra' al-Rubei'i of Reuters report
… crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.
The have accomplished this not so much through tactical brilliance as ruthlessness and brutality. For instance
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:55 PM, Jul 22, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with frequent contributors Adam J. White and Jeffrey H. Anderson on the conflicting court rulings over the legality of the IRS's interpretation of Obamacare subsidies for those participating in the federal Obamacare exchange.
2:29 PM, Jul 22, 2014 • By JAY COST
Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released a new poll of the North Carolina Senate race, featuring Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan squaring off against Republican state house speaker Thom Tillis, with ostensibly good news for the Democrat: She’s up seven points and expanded on her lead. Their headline: “Hagan continues to grow lead.”
2:04 PM, Jul 22, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Earlier today, a panel of federal judges in the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 that the plain text of Obamacare requires states to set up their own health care exchanges in order for their residents to be eligible for Obamacare subsidies. Thus, the court ruled, the subsidies provided and tax penalties imposed in 36 states that didn't set up their own exchanges were illegal.
But hours later, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a separate case that the subsidies were permissible:
1:14 PM, Jul 22, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Daniel Halper sat down with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Fox and Friends this morning to discuss his new book Clinton, Inc.
"When you cover the Clintons, you have to make hard choices about which scandals and which mistresses to cover," Halper said.
You can buy Clinton, Inc. here.
12:01 PM, Jul 22, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The tensions between Russia and the civilized world – especially Europe – are making for some tough economic decisions. Trade and finance give the U.S. and the E.U. leverage. But sanctions are not a one way street. Things do, however, seem fairly clear cut when it comes to arming Russia with top-shelf weaponry. If the West isn’t willing to cut Russia off when it comes the sale of arms, then it cannot claim to be serious about applying leverage. Which puts France in a bind.
11:24 AM, Jul 22, 2014 • By NOAH POLLAK
Yesterday, moments after Secretary of State John Kerry departed for the Middle East to attempt to broker a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war, the State Department issued a
10:49 AM, Jul 22, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A federal court has ruled that the IRS illegally rewrote Obamacare to provide subsidies and impose tax penalties in states that did not establish their own health insurance exchanges. The Washington Post reports:
7:59 AM, Jul 22, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
There is a fairly robust debate about inflation going on these days. Is there too much? Not enough? Any at all? And just how much is too much? Can we hit the Goldilocks sweet spot?
5:12 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
On Monday morning, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting organizations that receive federal contracts from making employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:33 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on Obama, Putin, Ukraine, Netanyahu, Hamas, and Israel.
3:15 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
When nations start imposing sanctions and embargoes on each other, black markets and hoarding follow as light comes with dawn. Witness Cuban cigars, which never went away and became even more desirable, especially as a status item favored by international types who smoked them to demonstrate that they knew where, and how, to get them.
And of truth!2:36 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By CLAUDIA ANDERSON
In her last video of the season, the Factual Feminist exposes the flimsy thinking behind a Verizon ad. Watch the video below:
Be sure to watch the whole series here.
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