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The Universe vs. Marco Rubio

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at CPAC. (Kelsi Thorud / The Daily Caller)

Word on the street (okay, on the internet) is that Marco Rubio has changed his tune on immigration reform.

San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (MUNI) buses are seen parked at the agency's Presidio Division office as workers continue a sickout in protest of the newly proposed labor contract in San Francisco, California June 3, 2014. San Francisco Bay Area train and bus commuters were stranded or facing long delays on Monday when many transit workers called in sick, days after a vote on a new contract, bringing the city's famed cable cars to a halt. The apparent job action also left only about a third of the city's buses and trains, which make an estimated 700,000 trips per day, running during the morning commute. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3S27X

Infrastructure Spending: Are Buses The Answer?

11:32 AM 08/25/2014

University of Minnesota transportation analyst David Levinson was recently asked this question: "If you had a billion dollars and were really setting out to help low-income residents, how would you have spent the money?"

U.S. President Barack Obama rides a golf cart at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3I5TZ

‘The Naked Gun’ Presidency (Except It’s Not Funny)

9:30 AM 08/25/2014

Almost immediately after issuing a statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley, President Obama hit the links.

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during his vacation August 20, 2014. Obama on Wednesday vowed that the United States will not be swayed from airstrikes against Islamic State after the group beheaded an American journalist, an act he said is proof that the militants stand for no religion. Obama's response to the execution of James Foley marked his strongest condemnation yet of Islamic State militants, and he gave no sign of a pause in U.S. targeting of militant positions in Iraq.    
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On The Wrong Side Of History

11:34 AM 08/21/2014

Ronald Reagan once said, "I do not believe in a fate that will befall us no matter what we do; I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."

A baby yawns while his mother breastfeeds him during a rally to raise public awareness and support for breastfeeding by the steps of New York City Hall in Manhattan, Aug. 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

Breastfeeding And The Right

11:49 AM 08/20/2014

Though it didn't receive much attention, not too long ago, Facebook updated its photo policy regarding breastfeeding mothers.

Police officers in riot gear watch demonstrators protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown from the side of a building in Ferguson, Mo. Aug. 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Joshua Lott)

When Following The News Is A Bad Idea

9:34 AM 08/20/2014

Words to live by: "[W]hatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things."

Camera crews wait before a news conference by plaintiff Miles Hill (not pictured) in Los Angeles, California May 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

For Journalists, A Temptation To Become The Story

10:37 AM 08/19/2014

Over at HotAir, Noah Rothman asks: "Is the press in Ferguson behaving irresponsibly?"

Base Connect Responds To My Critique Of The Direct Mail Business

2:10 PM 08/18/2014

The other week -- without mentioning any names -- I wrote a general critique of the direct mail fundraising business.

A statue of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan is unveiled at Ronald Reagan National Airport near Washington November 1, 2011. At the unveiling are (L-R) Frederick Ryan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, Elizabeth Dole, Reagan's Secretary of Transportation, current Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and another of Reagan's Secretary of Transportation James Burnley. The statue is one of several worldwide that are being unveiled in 2011 as part of the historic year-long celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth.   REUTERS/Jason Reed   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR2THQ8

Leadership Lesson: Never Take The Window Seat

9:21 AM 08/18/2014

As I strode down the aisle of an airplane last week, as is my custom, I surveyed the first class passengers.

Time Off (For Bad Behavior)

8:40 AM 08/12/2014

It's summer, and I'm taking a few days off from the blog.

Did ‘Bro Country’ Drive Political Diversity Out of America’s Music?

11:11 AM 08/11/2014

A few months ago, I wrote a jeremiad against "bro country" music. But I never delved into why it seems to have conquered country radio. And I neglected to note how this phenomenon seems to have coincided with a sort of political homogeneity.

Health workers load Ebola patient, Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, into an ambulance on the tarmac of Torrejon airbase in Madrid, after he was repatriated from Liberia for treatment in Spain, August 7, 2014.    REUTERS/Ministry of Defence/Handout via Reuters

The Case For Freaking Out America

12:42 PM 08/08/2014

My latest column examining "why Americans are freaking out about the Ebola outbreak" elicited some pushback from the Washington Post's Daniel Drezner.

Why The Ann Coulter / Erick Erickson Split Over Ebola Treatment Is A Bigger Debate

9:01 AM 08/07/2014

The case of a missionary doctor brought back to America for treatment of Ebola has revealed an interesting schism on the right.

A shirtless Rangers fan applauds in the cold during their Scottish Premier League soccer match against Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park, Dunfermline, Scotland, February 11, 2012. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) - RTR2XNOF

Heroic Journalist Says It: Back Hair Is Beautiful

2:36 PM 08/06/2014

Finally, someone said it.

(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Grifters: Why The Worst Get On Top

1:41 PM 08/05/2014

I've given up counting how many times Eric Hoffer's maxim -- "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket" -- has come in handy.

Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel delivers a concession speech in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in this June 24, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/Files

Exclusive: McDaniel Team Strikes ‘Black’ References From Press Release

11:37 AM 08/04/2014

Still refusing to concede, Chris McDaniel's team issued a press release late last week saying that the Mississippi GOP is "prohibited from recognizing Thad Cochran as their nominee for U.S. Senate in accordance with the rules of the Republican National Committee" -- because Democrats participated in his election.

Reagan basically set the standard with the most presidential picture known to man. (Photo: Michael Evans/ Wikimediacommons)

Reagan Authors Clash: Craig Shirley Accuses Rick Perlstein Of Lifting Copy

8:42 PM 08/01/2014

As Page Six is reporting, "Craig Shirley, who wrote two award-winning books on Ronald Reagan, claims Rick Perlstein plagiarized his prose in at least 45 instances in his new book, 'The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.'"

An anti-immigration protester holds a flag and waves to motorists on a highway overpass on Murrieta Hot Springs Blvd in Murrieta, California July 19, 2014. U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador next week to discuss cooperation on the influx of child migrants from Central America into the United States, senior administration officials said on Friday.  REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) - RTR3ZD18

Is Reagan Optimism Passé For Conservatives?

11:20 AM 08/01/2014

Over at The Week, I've penned a short essay on the border crisis.

House Border Bill Blues

1:11 PM 07/31/2014

The paralysis in Washington is on full display once again, as efforts to pass what seems like a fairly reasonable response to the humanitarian crisis on the border are in jeopardy of being stymied by a coalition of the right and the left.