Low Popahirum, National Edition (5-19-14)

“Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has formally approved the request of Pvt. Bradley Manning, convicted for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, to be temporarily transferred out of military custody in order to undergo expensive hormone therapy and surgery to become a woman.” – Breitbart

“There are many examples that say our spirit is breaking if not already broken. One involves a Wall Street Journal report that, six years after the housing bubble popped and sank the economy, federal officials want to lower mortgage standards again so more people can buy houses that they can’t afford. Been there, done that would seem to be the logical response, but the idea is gaining momentum because so few people can legitimately qualify for credit that the only way to spur housing growth is to junk the standards.” – Michael Goodwin/NY Post

“The ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign, directed at the fanatical Islamist slavers in Nigeria, has inspired selfies from U.S. senators and the wife of the president of these United States, while State Department spokesman Jen Psaki, the Pippi Longstocking of the diplomatic world, took to Twitter to photograph herself with a ‘United for Ukraine’ placard. To confront the heinous crimes of Boko Haram, a U.S. senator has many options — for example, introducing an authorization to use military force against said terrorist franchise. The U.S. State Department has many tools at its disposal for confronting the expansionist tendencies of Vladimir Putin. The selfie is not among those tools.” – Kevin Williamson/National Review

“Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass Congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales.” – Washington Times

“Call this The Revenge of the Commencement Speakers, even though it comes from one who actually managed to make it to the dais for a college graduation. William G. Bowen lambasted the protestors at Haverford College in his speech to the class of 2014 for their ‘immature’ and ‘arrogant’ demands on a previously-invited speaker who withdrew rather than pick up an honorary degree. Bowen called the atmosphere on Haverford’s campus ‘sad’ and ‘troubling,’ two words that could also describe the intellectual environment at other universities as well:” – Hot Air

“Trigger warnings–the authoritarian left’s latest attempt to patrol speech at college campuses–have been on the radar of civil libertarians for some time, but now even The New York Times is upset about them.” – Daily Caller

“The pollster, a Democrat with several House and Senate candidates on this year’s ballot, did not hesitate for a second this week before blurting out an answer that captured the anxiety of so many Democrats running in 2014. Asked if he is concerned that it has taken the White House a while to settle on a coherent political message, his answer was sarcastic: ‘You mean, like five or six years?’ After laughing, the pollster added more softly, ‘I can’t explain what they are doing or why.'” – National Journal

“Had McCain been elected, he would have taken office at 72. If Hillary Clinton wins, she’ll be 69. And age is suddenly no longer an issue. Neither is health.” – Daniel Greenfield/Front Page Mag

President Obama is preparing to nominate Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio as his new secretary of housing and urban development, elevating one of his party’s Hispanic rising stars as part of a cabinet shuffle that has possible implications for the 2016 presidential race, Democrats informed about the plans said on Saturday.” – NY Times

“In fact, there are only three things known about Georgia’s elections right now. One, the Democrats are not going to win the state in 2014. Look no further than DailyKos for the reason why. Two, David Perdue is going into the runoff. Three, turnout is going to be very low.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

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