Low Popahirum, National Edition (5-30-14)

This scandal won’t go away as others have, because all America is united in this thought: We care about our military veterans. We’ve asked a great deal of them, and they have a right to expect a great deal from us. Also, everyone in America knows what it’s like to go to a bureaucracy when you’re in need and get jerked around and ignored.” – Peggy Noonan/WSJ

“Alas, this post is not about the fictional intrigues of Westeros, but the real pathologies of the American politico-media complex. The setting is Mississippi, where a close and combative U.S. Senate primary had once been a test of rival philosophies of the Republican vision of government. Is the occupant of that contested seat supposed to bring home the bacon, like incumbent Thad Cochran, or abide by Mississippi voters’ desire to limit government and promote economic freedom, like challenger Chris McDaniel?” – Daily Caller

It is just a modern form of McCarthyism,” Bloomberg said of university “censorship” of conservatives. “Think about the irony: In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left wing ideas. Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species.” – Business Insider

“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she won’t ‘be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans’ over the 2012 Benghazi attacks, according to excerpts of the chapter about the deadly assault from her forthcoming book.” – The Blaze

It is fitting that the day before President Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya.” – Charles Krauthammer/National Review

“The only problem is that voters won’t cooperate. They don’t seem interested in centralized direction from the chattering classes. The protest votes around the world are mostly going not to redistributionist parties of the left but to various anti-centralization parties of the right.” – Michael Barone/Real Clear Politics

“Republican challenger Tom Cotton still holds a narrow lead over incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race.” – Rasmussen Reports

“Let’s see if the same standard will get applied to Alan Webber and his Democratic supporters in New Mexico. The Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper has video of Webber insisting that Democrats had to throw Susana Martinez out of office. ‘We need to send her back to wherever she really came from,’ Webber says to applause, adding, ‘I suspect it’s Texas.'” – Hot Air

“In the wake of Republican disappointments in 2008 and 2012, the market for the ‘future of conservative policy’ is thick.  The latest entrant into the fray is the YG Network’s Room to Grow – a lengthy collection of policy proposals from the right’s “reform conservative” wing.  Whether any of these policies will actually become law is an open question, but, given the book’s authors and political champions, there is no denying that its prescriptions will influence many Republican lawmakers’ policy views in the coming years.  As such, debate over – and, where applicable, praise or criticism of – the YG policies is not just warranted, but also necessary to ensure a brighter future for the GOP and the country more broadly.” – The Federalist

“‘She gets everything she wants,’ Jack Abramoff said in an email. He was referring to Ann Copland who spent 29 years working for Thad Cochran, working her way into the position of his Executive Assistant. An Abramoff associate was complaining that Ms. Copland wanted to see Paul McCartney, Green Day, and others. She was demanding. But she got everything she wanted because she delivered Thad Cochran’s support for tax payer dollars funneled to Abramoff clients.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

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